Weekly Newsletter 5/6/2015
MONTCLAIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER – MAY 6, 2015 VOL. 32
DON’T MISS THE MES ANNUAL VARIETY SHOW
Please join us in applauding our talented kids, at the Annual MES Variety Show! The Show will be this Saturday, May 9, 6pmin the Multipurpose Room (doors open at 5:30pm). For those participating, please note that there will be mandatory rehearsal this evening at 6pm. There will be a technical rehearsal on Saturday, from 12-3pm (this will be a walk-thru to make sure that cues are timed, lights go on, and music works). All booster ads should have been sent by now to . Of course, this wonderful show would not be possible without help. The team can use a few extra hands (such as getting the stage set up, running curtains, organizing kids). For questions and volunteer opportunities, please email . To offer food sales donation, please contact . Thank you!
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU – FINAL PTA MEETING
Please join us for our final PTA meeting of the school year on Wednesday, May 13, 7-8pm, in the Multipurpose Room. The PTA Board will review the success of this school year’s fundraising efforts, and the enrichment and staffing programs that the PTA funds. All MES parents are invited to share their ideas, provide feedback about this year’s programs, and discuss potential future programs. Childcare, including a pizza dinner, will be provided. Click here to sign up.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – UPCOMING EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
The K-2 Art Show will be on May 20, 6-7pm (the same evening as the Open House). We need volunteers to help hang the K-2 artworks next week (May 12-15) during school hours, and also volunteers to help with set up from 5-6pm on the evening of the event. Parents interested in volunteering should contact , art volunteer coordinator. Drama performances for grades 3-5 on will be on Tuesday, May 26, and on Thursday, May 28. Performances will be from 6-7:15pm; stay tuned for specific class dates. The Music Festival (vocal music performance for Grades 3-4) will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 6-7pm. Please mark your calendars!
BIG TENT MIGRATION FOR SCHOOL-WIDE COMMUNICATIONS
Please note that next year we are moving to BigTent for all school wide communications. We encourage everyone to sign up and register. Instructions are listed on our website here. Once registered on BigTent, parents can also join two subgroups: AT, for our after-school, and the Dads’ Club. Please contact if you have any questions.
MONTCLAIR LANGUAGE LEAGUE OPPORTUNITY
We are seeking volunteers for the Montclair Language League (MLL) Board of Directors. MLL is unique among Oakland public schools, providing foreign language instruction for our students in French, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish. The volunteer parent board makes this program possible. The time commitment is reasonable; you get experience running a non-profit organization, and have the opportunity to work with other committed parents. We have open positions for Administrator, Personnel Coordinator, and Treasurer. If you are interested in any of the open positions, please contact Kari Stewart at. Thank you!
FAMILY FUN DAY
We are counting down the days until Family Fun Day! It will be on Friday, June 5, 3:15-7:00pm, at Montclair Park. This is MES’ annual end-of-school-year picnic! You wouldn’t want to miss this party. We have lots of fun activities in store for all. See the flyer here. Please lend us a hand – we need volunteers to help make this a wonderful family event for all. To sign up, here’s the SignUpGenius link. Thank you!
SPRING CLASS PICTURE ORDERS
Spring Class pictures (taken last week) will be available to order May 15-June 15. For information on how to order, please see the attached flyer.
Saturday, May 9
Wednesday, May 13
7pm PTA Meeting (Multipurpose Room)
7:30pm Dads’ Club Meeting (Montclair Golf Course)
Friday, May 15
MINIMUM DAY: 1:30 Dismissal (No afternoon language classes)
Wednesday, May 20
6-7pm Art Show (Grades K-2)
6-7pm MES Open House
For more information and events, view the school calendar.
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