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PVPUSD schools will remain closed until April 30, 2020 at the earliest.

Principal's Weekly Memo March 16 - March 20, 2020

Montemalaga Elementary

Weekly Memo

March 16-March 20, 2020


This is the Weekly Memo that was planned for next week-It is being sent simply as an FYI for you- Many of the activities listed will be rescheduled when we return to school in April.  The next Weekly Memo will be sent out for the Week of April 6-April 10.

Please email me with any questions.  Thanks- JP



SOAR  A:  Act Responsibly  As we all work hard to stay healthy during the flu season, remember to be responsible by doing the following: 

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water to the Happy Birthday song for 20 seconds-

Keep your hands away from your face

Cover your cough with a tissue, if you don’t have a tissue cough into your elbow

Stay home if you are sick


Character Trait:  Gratitude- Remember that when words are both true and kind, they can change the world-Thoughtfulness and being grateful are important actions for us to experience every day.

Wednesday snack helpers in the MPR:  Max G and Samuel A Thank you for helping in the MPR at 12:15

The Kindness Cart is awarded to:  Kindergarten K-1 Mrs. Duncan’s class for doing such an outstanding job with recycling collection for our school- Way to go Kindergarten!


Thank you for a fun-filled Science Night- All of the classrooms had amazing experiments and science projects- The PTA also made sure that we had so many special visitors that evening-We appreciate all of our great teachers and parents and their countless hours of planning, support, and dedication!

Thank you for working with the school and the district regarding the information about the Coronavirus.  We are working daily with the district to make sure that our students are in a safe environment for learning

Golden Feather Weekly Winners:

TK           Chase B and Eric G

K             Chase S and Kaylee C

1              Jordan F and Sydney I

2              Lauryn C and Taiga H

3              Gunnar T and Sophia P

4              Matthew S and Talia R

5             Devin U and Lucas P

Please remember to complete your activity choice form and return it to the office by recess-

Please note that the Library will be closed on March 17 and March 18 for ELPAC testing

Please note that the Computer lab will be closed March 17 and 18 for ELPAC testing-

March 16-March 20 is PEF week for Montemalaga –Please remember to support the Ed Foundation which provides funding for so many programs such as elementary PE, elementary music, Technology and Library-etc.

Vision and Hearing testing will take place in room 3, the Science Lab on March 18.  All students in TK, K, 2, 5  and grade 1 boys will be tested


The next newspaper team meeting is on March 18 at 2:00 in the Library

March 20 will be the last bottle collection for Never ever give up---I know that Montemalaga students have made a difference!

March 20:  TK -2 will have PM substitutes to work with Stacy Dunn and Essential Standards

March 20 is a special Student Activity planned by Student Council:  Dress as your favorite adult day—There will be raffle winners announced at lunch for each grade level-


Be Your Best Self…The Choice Is Yours!


Monday, March 16                                                                                          

Ringing of the school library bell

Weekly morning announcements with Student Council

PAC meeting at 1:45 in library

PEF week

Teacher Planning and Collaboration time-early Monday dismissal

Running Club


EL Homework Club after school in room 6

Night custodian at Montemalaga


Tuesday, March 17          

Potato Bar at lunch today in Staff Lounge-


                EL Homework Club before school in room 6

                Math Intervention grades 4 and 5 before school

                ELPAC testing


Wednesday, March 18  

Vision and Hearing in Science Lab

                ELPAC testing

                Newspaper Meeting at 2:00 in Library

                NGSS training for Grade 2 AM and Grade 3 in PM

                Night Custodian at Montemalaga



                Library open at lunch for reading

                Snack day in the MPR at 12:15 thank you Max and Samuel

                Garden Education


Thursday, March 19        

BBQ lunch

                JP to Principal meeting in AM

                Instrumental Block Music

                Ensemble before school

                Math intervention grade 4 and 5


                Recycle Pick-up


Friday, March 20              

Wear Montemalaga Spirit clothing today!

                Dress as your favorite adult day-Student Council Activity

                Last Negu collection today

                TK-2 Essential Standards-PM

                Recycle Pick-up

                Night Custodian at Montemalaga


                Enjoy the weekend!