The 2018-2019 school year began August 22, 2018. The teachers and staff worked many hours over the summer preparing classrooms and planning lessons. The PTA has a full calendar of events to support student learning and the Montemalaga community. Without a doubt, it will be another great year!
After completing just two weeks of school, Montemalaga students are making good choices, being responsible and kind to each other. They know exactly how to follow school guidelines on the playground, in the hallways, in the classrooms, in the library, in the technology lab, and in the MPR. I sincerely hope that the outstanding start of the 2018-2019 school year continues and promotes student success at our school. For your information, all students are reminded to return the signed signature page of the student handbook by Friday, September 7. The signature pages should be given to classroom teachers.
Montemalaga has several goals this year. We continue to be a school of Kindness and Caring and doing our Personal Best. Our constant reminder is to be your best self…the choice is yours. We will have five SPIRIT awards this year: September 28, November 30, January 18, March 22, and May 24. Students will be recognized at these SPIRIT assemblies for achieving great character goals.
Teachers are excited about our new Reading Adoption, Wonders –Several trainings throughout the year have been planned by the district. We are also developing Social/emotional learning and will be implementing the Second Step Program. Montemalaga has a dedicated staff wanting to continue striving for academic and emotional excellence.
I know that everyone will have an amazing school year. I am always excited to meet families and to problem-solve when necessary. Please stop by and share a story or visit when you have time. You have wonderful children. It is such a pleasure to teach and see the academic and social successes of all students at Montemalaga.