Weekly Newsletter 5/20/2015
MONTCLAIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER – MAY 20, 2015 VOL. 34
STOP BY AND SAY HELLO!
At tonight’s Open House, members of our PTA Board will be on hand (in the Lower Building and in front of the Multipurpose Room), 6-7pm, to answer questions about our enrichment programs and open board positions for the 2015-2016 school year. We hope you join us as we continue to build our community and provide an enriching experience for our children. Thank you!
A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS
Mark your calendars for MES’ Star Party on Thursday, May 21, 7:30-9pm! Students and their families are invited to enjoy a night under the stars hosted by the Otter Walk Prize Committee to celebrate our amazing 2014 Otter Walk. The night will begin with a short presentation on the cosmos by Gerald McKeegan of the East Bay Astrological Society, followed by an opportunity to peek through one of their six high-powered telescopes. The event will begin at 7:30pm in the Multipurpose Room before moving out to the yard. Volunteers are needed, please. To volunteer, contact or .
DRAMA PERFORMANCE, GRADES 3-5
Come and see what your children have been learning in drama class with Bay Area Children’s Theatre! Student playwriting and stories will be showcased by professional actors, and students will present drama activities that they learned in class. Performances will be on May 26, 6-7:30pm (Winslow, Nibblet, Peare, Valentino, Woodruff) and May 28, 6-7pm (Spingarn, Pierson, Brooks, Sousa, Chanter).
FAMILY FUN DAY FOOD ORDER
Family Fun Day will be here before you know it! Deadline for food orders is Tuesday, May 26. Order forms are available in the school office and can also be found on our website (click here).
MONTCLAIR LANGUAGE LEAGUE REGISTRATION
Online registration for language classes begins on Monday, June 1, 10am for currently enrolled students. General registration begins Monday, June 8, 10am. Classes are offered in French, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish. Click here to register. Classes fill up quickly so register early!
SPRING CLASS PICTURES NOW AVAILABLE
Spring class pictures were shot last week. If you would like to order a print, the online gallery displaying the pictures will be available from May 15-June 15. Also, If you were unhappy with the fall class picture, you may receive a Spring Class Picture at no charge. Email for details.
POTENTIAL NEW PRESCHOOL ON MOUNTAIN
A group of concerned parents and neighbors are calling attention to a potential new 140-student preschool at the site of the Montclair Women’s Building at the corner of Mountain and Thornhill, and the effects on parking and traffic in the MES neighborhood. Click here to view the flyer.
Wednesday, May 20
6-7pm Art Show (Grades K-2)
6-7pm MES Open House
Thursday, May 21
7:30pm Star Party (Multipurpose Room/Upper Yard)
Friday, May 22
NO SCHOOL: In lieu of Lincoln’s Day
Monday, May 25
NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 26
6-7pm Drama Performance, Grades 3-5
Deadline for Family Fun Day Food Orders
Wednesday, May 27
9:30am Music Performance, Grades 4-5 (Ottertorium)
Thursday, May 28
6-7pm Drama Performance, Grades 3-5
For more information and events, view the school calendar.
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