MES Weekly Newsletter 6/1/2016
MONTCLAIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER – JUNE 1, 2016
VOLUNTEER BREAKFAST TODAY
Calling all MES Volunteers: If you volunteered for your child’s class this year, please join the MES teachers for a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast TODAY, June 1, 8-8:30am on the second-story Terrace. Childcare for attendees school-aged children is available in Room 201. Please have your child bring a book, markers/paper, cards, etc. Thank you!!!
MUSIC PERFORMANCES THIS WEEK
Mark your calendars: The Grade 3 and Grade 4 music performance with Ms. Redman is TONIGHT, June 1 at 6:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room (MPR). The instrumental music (school band) concert with Mr. Cech is Friday, June 3, 9:30-10:30am in the Ottertorium.
ADVENTURE TIME FAMILIES! AT TEACHER GIFT COLLECTION
We are collecting monetary contributions to our AT Teacher end-of-year gift collection! If you would like to participate, contribute through Friday, 6/3/16 via Paypal to or checks made out to Angie Louie can be left in envelope next to the AT main entrance. See flyer for more info. https://docs.google.com/document/d/18EtoHJOPkDd7d5yxSWMDd5GB2JYryMRdpTmSytdoS_U/edit?usp=sharing
SCHOOL’S (ALMOST) OUT – TURN IN YOUR LIBRARY BOOKS!
Time to round up all of those books and get them back to the Library before the school year is over. Your student’s teacher has an up-to-date list of all overdue books, so please check with him or her if you’re not sure of your student’s status. You won’t be able to get your child’s final report card of the year until all overdue books are turned in; or, if lost, paid for at the school library. Have more questions? Send an email to . Thank you!
YOU ARE INVITED: FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR MRS. BLOOM
The PTA invites the MES community to a morning reception on Friday, June 3, 8:15-9:15 am to wish Mrs. Bloom the best of luck on her new role as Skyline High School’s incoming principal! This is your opportunity to give your well wishes to Mrs. Bloom. The event will be in the Garden area. Bagels and coffee will be served. We hope to see you there!
DON’T MISS FAMILY FUN DAY!
MES’ year-end family picnic is Friday, June 3, 3:15-7pm, at Montclair Park. Check out the FFD flyer, including day-of schedule of events here: http://www.montclairschool.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/New-2016-FFD-Flyer.pdf. For questions, please contact A’sonda Adams, at . If you can lend us a hand and help make this fun event a success, here’s the volunteer signup sheet:
MONTCLAIR LANGUAGE LEAGUE 2016-2017 ENROLLMENT
Registration for 2016-17 will open on Saturday, June 4, 9am for existing MLL students and Wednesday, June 8 for new students and incoming 1st graders. To register go to:
http://register.asapconnected.com/default.aspx?org=1947. Thanks for participating in our amazing program, which has been offering before- and after-school language instruction in four languages for the past 20 years! For more information about the program, go to: http://www.montclairschool.com/mll/.
MES SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL (SSC) NEEDS YOU!
The School Site Council (SSC) is seeking three Parent Volunteers for 2-year terms. The SSC is a unique volunteer opportunity for parents who want a voice in maintaining and improving school achievement. If you want to learn how our school works—from curriculum and site planning, to academic performance and resource allocation—this is the gig for you. As required by the California Education Code, our school site council is comprised of the principal, faculty, staff, and parents. Our SSC meets monthly to discuss issues and concerns affecting our school and is open to the entire MES community.
SSC Ballots were available for pick up at Open House last week. However, it came to our attention that not all classes received them in time for distribution. Please look out for new SSC Ballots in your child’s Wednesday folder. Please return ballots to the office by Friday, June 3.
TRAILS CHALLENGE: FINAL RESULTS!
Congratulations to ALL the participants of the MES Trail Challenge 2016! As a school, we logged over 700 Miles! Please APPLAUD the winners of our Challenge:
Valentino 238.39 miles
Juliette Tudury (Green) 7.81 miles
Holden Allen, (Buty) 58.0 miles
Holden also holds the record for the most miles logged by a single student!
Jeremy Rundel (Morozumi) 34.4 miles
Carson Chan (Torres) 46 miles
Maisie Linhares (Nibblett) 55.51 miles
London Gopalakrishnan (Woodruff) 11.7 miles
There were no 5th Grade Participants
Grade Winners will receive a custom MES Trails Challenge 2016 Hoodie. ALL Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation. (Prizes to be distributed next week.) The winning class, Valentino, will receive a special surprise to be announced at a later date!
Thank you for your participation and support. See you on the Trails NEXT YEAR!
Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, June 3
MES Spirit Week
Wednesday, June 1
6pm Grades 3 & 4 Music Performances (MPR)
Friday, June 3
8:15am Farewell Reception for Mrs. Bloom (Garden)
9:30am Instrumental Music Concert (Ottertorium)
3:15pm Family Fun Day (Montclair Park)
Monday, June 6 – Thursday, June 9
Minimum Days – 1:30pm Dismissal
Thursday, June 9
Last Day of School!
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR DOUG’S DRAMA SUMMER CAMP
MES ASE drama teacher Doug Cole has space in all four sessions of his summer drama camps. Each session is two weeks, full day, with extended care from 8am-6pm. Full-length evening production, theater games, improv, comedy, storytelling and lots of outdoor play time. Generous financial assistance available to families that may need this. Details can be found at www.dougsdrama.com.
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