Weekly Newsletter 4/6/2016
MONTCLAIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER – APRIL 6, 2016
DADS’ CLUB KIDS’ NIGHT OUT
Good grief – it’s Charlie Brown and friends! That’s right, The Peanuts Movie will be the feature presentation at Kids’ Night Out on Friday, April 8,6pm, in the Multipurpose Room. The kids will get pizza, popcorn, a movie and dance party; and you’ll get a night out! Don’t forget blankets, pillows, and water bottle. No need to sign up in advance, just come by and sign in. Sign up at the door will be quick and easy. Doors open at 6pm. Prices are $25 for the first child, $15 for every sibling after that. Proceeds go to fund programs at the school! Please remember: All attendees must be checked in/out by an adult.
SAVE THE DATE: PARENT INFO NIGHT
Mark your calendars for another informational presentation, featuring Master Andre Salvage, motivational speaker, teacher, and business consultant. This presentation will be on Tuesday, April 19, 6:30-7:30pm, in the Multipurpose Room. Childcare will be provided. Stay tuned – more details will be coming shortly.
FOUNDERS’ DAY CELEBRATION
The 90th Annual Founder’s Day Celebration will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 11:30am-1pm, in the Ottertorium. This celebration will honor and present awards to volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding service to Montclair Elementary School. This event is not just for honorees, but to celebrate ALL volunteers. So, if you’ve contributed to the school in any way, we are celebrating you! Please join us. Check your Green Folders this week for more information. If you would like to help out at the event, or have questions, please contact Jennifer Porcinito at.
BIKE RODEO AT MES
Attention MES kids and families: You are invited to bring your bikes to school on Sunday, April 24, 11am-2pm, for our first-ever Bike Rodeo! We have lots of fun activities planned for everyone including bike decorating, how-to stations, demonstrations, hands-on skills training from the folks at Safe Routes to School, and more. If your bike needs some basic repairs, bring it down and let the folks from the Alameda County BikeMobile fix it up! Keep an eye out for the flyer coming soon around campus, with event details. In the meantime, mark your calendars! This is one event you won’t want to miss.
TRAILS CHALLENGE: WHO CAN COVER THE MOST MILES?
Here’s another great outdoor activity for the whole family – explore our beautiful East Bay Regional Park District through Trails Challenge 2016! Challenge your students and their friends! Get outside and explore the beautiful trails in our East Bay Regional Parks. All grades and fitness levels can participate! Hike, skip, run, bike or skate your way to victory! Students are encouraged to log miles covered for a chance to win an MES Hoodie. The student with the most miles logged wins. One winner per grade. MES Trails Challenge will run April 3 – May 27. Look for the event flyer in your student’s Green Folder this week for more information. See you all on the trails!
SCHOOL-WIDE YEARBOOK NOW ON SALE!
The MES School-wide Yearbook is now on sale for $27. To purchase a copy with a credit card through PayPal, please click on this link:http://www.montclairschool.com/buy-your-2015-2016-yearbook-with-paypal/. Alternatively, you may also pay with a check and drop this off at the school office. There will be limited copies available for purchase, so please pre-order early to ensure that your student has a copy. The yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school to your child’s classroom.
LOOKING FOR FUN-LOVING CREATIVE TYPES
Family Fun Day is our school’s grand end-of-the-year picnic. Our FFD team is looking for a few parents to chair this event for the 2016-2017 school year. If outdoor fun is your thing, then Family Fun Day is for you. This event allows you to unleash your creativity and create a fun-filled event that has been a highlight of our school community over the years. Let’s keep this tradition going! If you are interested or would like to learn more, please contact A’sonda Adams at.
Friday, April 8
6pm Dads’ Club Kids’ Night Out (Multipurpose Room)
Tuesday, April 19
6:30pm Parent Info Night (Multipurpose Room)
Wednesday, April 20
11:30am Founders’ Day Celebration (Ottertorium)
Sunday, April 24
11am Dads’ Club MES Bike Rodeo (Upper School Yard)
THE FUTURE OF OAKLAND UNIFIED
A forum about Oakland public schools hosted by Crocker Highlands, Edna Brewer Middle School, and District 2 Board of Education Director Aimee Eng. Hear from cutting-edge Oakland educators about exciting innovations in Oakland high schools, and educational equity and its impact on your family. Thursday April 7, 6:30pm, at Crocker Highlands Elementary School. Snacks for adults and free childcare and pizza for school-aged children. RSVP required to reserve childcare spots. Please email
● Preston Thomas, Network Superintendent of High Schools, OUSD
● Matin Abdel-qawi, Principal of Oakland High School
● Mukta Sambrani, Assistant Principal of Edna Brewer Middle School
● Chela Delgado, Teacher at Coliseum College Preparatory Academy
● Carlisa Johnson-Bradshaw, Teacher at Skyline High School (and Crocker mom!)
DOUG’S DRAMA SUMMER PROGRAM
Enrollment is now open for Doug’s Drama Summer Program 2016. We are offering four 2-week sessions for students entering grades K-8. Camp director Doug Cole teaches after-school enrichment classes at MES, as well as 8 other schools in the East Bay. He has been running summer camps in Oakland for over 20 years. For additional details, please visit www.dougsdrama.com.
HEALTHY KIDS RUNNING SERIES (HKRS)
Come join a fun, active community event. HKRS will take place April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 15; at Joaquin Miller Elementary. Join in one, or all five races. All participants get a medal at week 5 and top racers get a trophy. Races are age-appropriate distances and the goal is to have fun! For more information visit:
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