Weekly Newsletter 12/17/2014

Dec 17, 2014 by

Weekly Newsletter 12/17/2014

MONTCLAIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 17, 2014 VOL. 17

 

MONTCLAIR HOODED SWEATSHIRTS – NEW!!!

Pick up one (or more) of Montclair Elementary’s new hooded sweatshirts and show your school spirit! Designed by a Montclair School parent, these new hoodies will keep you and your kid(s) both stylish and warm throughout the winter. Hoodies will be for sale at the 5th Grade Craft Fair TONIGHT and after class tomorrow, December 18, outside of the Multipurpose Room while supplies last. Prices are $25 for youth sizes; $40 for adult sizes.  Proceeds benefit the 5th Grade Trip Fund. Please see the attached flyer or contact Amy Bruhmuller at for more information.

LEARN HOW TO TRAIN DRAGONS!

On Friday, January 9, 2015, the Dads’ Club Kids Night Out movie will be How To Train Your Dragon 2. Get your kids excited for back to school and give yourselves a well-earned holiday break! Come drop off your kids, 6-9pm in the Multipurpose Room. They’ll get pizza, popcorn, a movie and a dance party; and you’ll get a night out, too! Pizza and snacks will begin at 6pm. Prices are $25 for the first child, $15 for every sibling after that.  Proceeds benefit the Montclair Elementary Dad’s Club – “Help us help the school!” Don’t forget blankets and pillows. Please bring a water bottle and help the environment. To sign up in advance, click here. We’ll select one child who has RSVP’d to go for free, so please register. It’s faster for you too! If you don’t register, no worries – just come by and drop off your kids. For questions, please email.

CREATIVE TYPES NEEDED

Our school yearbook team still needs volunteers, especially for Kindergarten and 4th grades. If you love taking pictures and would like to help create a school-wide yearbook, please contact Jennifer Ames at.

GREAT PAID OPPORTUNITY THAT INCLUDES CHILDCARE @ AT!

Looking for a way to get involved while also being paid for your time and receive childcare from AT? Consider applying to be Montclair’s After School Enrichment Coordinator. Key responsibilities include: creating the schedule of class offerings, coordinating with after school providers, promoting registration and updating the website. Approximately 20-25 hours per session (fall, winter and spring). If you are interested in applying, please contact Kit O’Leary, AT Director, at (510) 304-4153 or .

THE PTA NEEDS AN AUDITOR

Are you a financially-savvy person? Are you interested in digging into the details of PTA finances? The PTA is in need of YOU! We need an auditor to join our Board. This person is responsible for reviewing the books and records of the PTA and providing recommendations for improvements regarding fiscal policies and procedures. The work can be done on your own time, so it’s great for a working parent. If you are interested, please contact Amy Omand at .

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, December 17, 6-8:30pm

Holiday Craft Sale and Family Dance Party (Multipurpose Room)

Friday, December 19

MINIMUM DAY: 1:30 Dismissal

December 22 – January 2, 2015

WINTER BREAK: NO SCHOOL

For more information and events, view the school calendar.

COMMUNITY NEWS

JCC WINTER CAMP AND OPEN SPOTS FOR AFTERSCHOOL

Over the next two weeks, the JCC Oakland Branch (5811 Racine St.) will go on a variety of amazing field trips, with our Winter Camp 8am-6pm programming. You pack the lunch, we do the rest! For dates, activities and registration, check our website.

The JCC Afterschool-Oakland Program has spots for the rest of the 2014-15 school year. The after-school program is an inclusive community-based program located at the JCC Oakland Branch (5811 Racine st.) in the Temescal neighborhood. The program serves children grades K-5 from the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and (south) Berkeley Unified Schools. Hours for the JCC Oakland-Afterschool are 1-6pm, Monday through Friday. For questions about the program, please contact director Rha Bowden at, or by calling (510) 595-9222.

MES NEWSLETTER

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.

THE MES NEWSLETTER WILL BE ON HIATUS UNTIL JANUARY 7, 2015. WISHING ONE AND ALL HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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