Weekly Newsletter 1/13/2016
MONTCLAIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 13, 2016
AND THE SPELLING BEE WINNERS ARE…
Congratulations to all students who participated in the school Spelling Bee, which was held on Tuesday, January 12. Winner Soleil Chandni Mousseau (3rd grade) will advance to the Scripps Local Spelling Bee, and runner-up Anokhi Mehta (4th grade) will advance to the Oakland Unified School District Spelling Bee. Congratulations also to second runner-up Toby Hammond (5th grade). Well done, everyone!
SAVE THE DATE: AN OTTER BASH!
Mark your calendars now for Saturday, March 19, for our spring adults-only FUNdraiser, The Otter Bash (formerly known as the Otter Ball). We have an otterific, fun-filled evening of party with music and dancing at the Sequoyah Country Club. The event gives us parents a chance to dress up a bit, hang out with friends, and have a kid-free evening!
Our wonderful enrichment programs like Art, Music, Library, and Gardening have contributed to making Montclair Elementary an award-winning Blue Ribbon school. Our fundraising events such as the Otter Bash ensure the continued support for these enrichment curriculum.
It takes a great amount of resources and volunteers to make this event a success. We are seeking parent volunteers, and you can choose to help in whatever way is most ideal – such as helping with event planning, making follow up calls for pledges of donations, soliciting donations to auction, and helping with day-of preparations. If you are creative, enjoy event planning, or just have ideas to share with us, please contact Michelle Smith, Otter Bash co-chair, at or 510-325-5483.
MES ART SHOWCASE
Come see our talented artists! The Grades 3-5 Art Showcase is on Tuesday, January 26after school (we’re trying a new format this year). Students’ drawings and paintings will be posted on the bulletin boards in the main building and the ceramics will be displayed on tables on the second floor of the new building. Parents and students, please come view your art and then pick up your ceramics between 2:40 – 6:30pm.
Wednesday, January 13
6pm Family Engineering Extravaganza (Multipurpose Room)
7pm Dads’ Club Meeting
Friday, January 15
Picture Day Make Up
Monday, January 18
NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 19
1:30pm MLK Oratorical (Multipurpose Room)
PACIFIC BOYCHOIR ACADEMY AFTER-SCHOOL CHOIRS
Does your son like to sing or just make joyous noise? Oakland’s GRAMMY-winning Pacific Boychoir Academy has after-school choirs for boys, ages 4-18 (http://www.pacificboychoiracademy.org/AfterSchool). PBA is conveniently located in the Piedmont Avenue neighborhood of Oakland. Drop by anytime between 4:30-6pm for tryouts on Wednesdays (January 13, February 3, March 2, or April 6), or contact us for a visit at or 510-550-7229.
The MES Newsletter is published every Wednesday school is in session during the school year. Do you have something you’d like to include in the weekly newsletter? Send a 100-word-or-less informational blurb, complete with links and contact info, to Monica Mehta and Marivic Hammond at BEFORE NOON ON TUESDAY to be included that week.
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