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Principal's Weekly Memo November 18-November 22, 2019


Montemalaga Elementary

Weekly Memo

November 18-November 22, 2019


Have you ever waved to our neighbor on Balboa and Fernandez when coming to school? He is standing in his driveway every morning greeting cars passing by.  Recently he was asked why does he spend so much time in the morning waving at people driving by and he stated that he wants drivers to slow down and be safe in the morning around our school.  As an ace of kindness, Montemalaga’s Student Council and PTA organized a special gift basket which was presented to him last week. 

Last Wednesday, parents and I met with the city to talk about improving traffic around our school.  The cities will present a plan for possible improvements in the future.  Thank you to all of our parents who provided information. Safety is always a top priority at Montemalaga.  SOAR:  O observing safety-Please be sure to use crosswalks and drive slowly around Montemalaga. 

Character Trait:  We have been working on Gratitude all month-Always begin each day with a grateful thought- Wishing all of our staff, students, and families a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. 

Grade 5 will complete the writing of the Gratitude leaves on Monday, November 18 in the morning-remember to bring the completed leaves to the office-

Welcome Back grade 5-We hope that you enjoyed your time at Outdoor Science School!

Grade 5 will also have the PEF Skecher’s ice cream immediately after school in the hallway on Monday, November 18. Thanks for helping us meet our goal!

Teachers:  Report Cards are due to JP on Monday, November 18—Report cards will be given to parents at the Teacher/Parent conferences December 3, 4, and 5 which will be minimum days for Montemalaga-

Weekly Golden Feather Awards:

TK                                           Austen J and Tyler C

K                                             Laila E and John Y                                     

First                                        Etta D and Jordan F

Second                                  Ryan J and Luca B

Third                                       Sophia P Rm 11 and Jina N

Fourth                                    Bella G and Lorenzo M

Fifth                                        Naya L and Narumi H


Student Council News:  Student Council is sponsoring a Grateful Drive to help families in need at the Midnight Mission and Salvation Army over the holidays-We will be collecting new unopened/unwrapped toys, new socks, canned food, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and soap-  The drive will run from November 18-December 6.  Thank you all for making a difference!

Our Science Lab needs Legos –Please bring any donated Legos to the office

FYI…Mark your calendars, there is no school November 25-November 29—School resumes Monday, December 2

Friday, November 22:  Grade 1 Thanksgiving Play at 11:00 MPR

Friday, November 22:  Grade Kindergarten Stone Soup Play at 10:30 MPR


Be Your Best Self…The Choice Is Yours!


Monday, November 18                             

Ringing of the school library bell

Weekly announcements

Running Club

EL Homework Club before school in room 6


ELAC meeting at 9:00 in the Library

School Site Council Meeting at 2:00 in Library

Report Cards are due to JP today!

Grade 5 Gratitude Writing this morning

Grade 5 Skecher’s Walk ice cream at 1:30 pm

Student Council sponsored Grateful Drive November 18-December 6

Early Monday Dismissal-Teacher collaboration and planning


Tuesday, November 19                                       


EL Homework Club before school in room 6

Science Lab open at lunch for students noon-1:00

Night Custodian at Montemalaga

PTA Executive Board Meeting 9:00 Room 20

Montemalaga Chipotle night

Grade 1 Play practice 1:45-2:30


Wednesday, November 20         

Staff Goodies in the lounage including November birthdays

Snack day in the MPR- Thanks Riah C and Angel W for helping at 12:15

Garden Education

Garden Club at lunch

Library open at lunch for reading only

AAYF for Barro and Eastman

PBIS Team Meeting at District


Thursday, November 21

JP to Principal meeting AM


Night Custodian at Montemalaga

Grade 1 play practice 1:45-2:30

K play practice 10:30-11:00

Ensemble before school

Block Music for grade 4

Recycle Pick-up

Classroom Music

Lego-chess-checkers at lunch


Friday, November 22        

End of First Trimester

Minimum Day! TK 8:30-11:45 and K-5 8:30-noon

Pumpkin Pie Eating Challenge at recess

Grade 1 play in the MPR at 11:00

Kindergarten play in the MPR at 10:30

Student Council Meeting at 7:45 in room 20

Student Council College Day—Wear your favorite college shirt or sweatshirt and earn a raffle ticket for a prize drawing-

Recycle Pick-up


            Happy Thanksgiving to all!