2/19/2014 Weekly Message

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2/19/2014 Weekly Message

Heritage Day

This Friday, February 21st is Heritage Day (formerly known as UN Day), a celebration of the diverse cultural backgrounds of our school community. There will be sample food dishes from various cultures, cultural performances and games. Students will participate from 12:45pm to 2:50pm and parents are more than welcome to join. If you would like to share your family’s cultural background, feel free to dress your child(ren) in a cultural outfit. Also, we could use extra helpers to set up, serve food, etc. If you can volunteer, please come at noon. We hope to see you there!

Tonight: February PTA Meeting

The Boys Project: How to Connect, Reconnect, and Stay Connected to Your Son

Wednesday February 19th, 7:00-8:30pm
Multi-purpose room

The Boys Project Co-Founder André Salvage will discuss ways to stay connected with boys through communication, intuition and the creation of a safe place for boys to be themselves. He will address concerns parents have about the social-emotional health of their boys and how to find the balance between allowing them to find their own way and guiding them through the life challenges they will face. Please note that dinner will NOT be provided at this meeting. Free childcare will be provided, please email  if interested. Pizza dinner WILL be provided in childcare. See attached flier for more information.

Registration for After-School Enrichment Classes Now Open

Registration for the spring session is now open through Wednesday, March 5. To register for classes, visit http://www.montclairschool.com/ase/ where you’ll be able to review the online catalog and then register online or print the provider’s flyer and mail in your payment. Classes will start the week of March 24 and run through the week of June 2. If you have any questions, please contact .

Grand Opening Event

The OUSD Department of Facilities Planning & Management is hosting a grand opening event for our new school building! This event is open to parents and community members, and children are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 10:00am-11:00 am
Montclair Elementary School
See attached flier
Call 510-535-2730 for more information

The Montclair Variety Show Needs You
The date of the show has been set: Saturday, May 10 at 6:30pmin our beautiful new multipurpose room. Are you a singer, dancer, juggler, musician, comedian, poetry reader? Do you want to have a great time while showcasing your talent for your family and friends? Come join us for the 2014 Montclair Variety show. Signups are in the office–look for the binder with the Variety Show Flyer on the front. The show is limited to the first 25 acts so be sure to sign up early!

March PTA Meeting

Raising Resilient Girls From the Girls Leadership Institute

Wednesday, March 19th, 7:00-8:30pm
Multi-purpose room

This highly anticipated presentation is open to the public and already has over 200 rsvp’s. Sign up now on GLI’s eventbrite link. Childcare RSVPs will be collected closer to the date – stay tuned. See attached flyer for more details.

Community News

Tea Collection Fundraiser
Tea Collection is raising money for MES! Mark your calendar for Monday, February 24 through Sunday, March 2. During that time, Tea Collection will contribute 15% of sales back to Montclair Elementary for all orders using the code: SDS14MONT. Plus, you will get free shipping on any size order. This is a great opportunity to buy globally-inspired kids clothes for kids ages 0-12, and give back to the school at the same time.

Kaia Fit Discount
Kaia Fit offers results-based, all-women’s fitness classes right across from Montclair School. See the attached flyer for special deals for MES moms, teachers, and staff, and find out how you can earn $200 towards school supplies for your child’s class.

MES Parent in City Election
MES parent Jill Broadhurst has announced her bid for District 4 City Council. You can learn more about Jill here. (Montclair Elementary does not endorse any particular election candidate.)

MES Newsletter

Do you have something you’d like to include in the Weekly Newsletter? Please send a short informational blurb, complete with links and/or contact information, to our new corresponding secretary, , BEFORE NOON ON TUESDAY to be included each week.


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