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PTA Reflection Contest begins September 17th.  The theme this year is "Heroes around Us"

Principal's Weekly Memo - September 24-September 28, 2018

Montemalaga Elementary School

Weekly Memo

September 24-September 28, 2018


Character Traits:  Honesty and Confidence:  According to Inch and Miles-The Journey to Success,

“Many are taller, others run faster.  To race with most would be a disaster.  But I don’t care if they seem greater.  I trust in me, the alligator.  My Confidence is plain to see.  I have learned to trust in me.  The Pyramid will teach you too.  Be Confident, believe in you!” 

Teachers are reminded to read and discuss Inch and Miles with students on a regular basis.   

Congratulations to our newly elected Student Council leaders: President- Duncan

Vice President- Nick      Secretary- Timothy   Treasurer- Charlie

Our first Student Council meeting is September 28 at 7:45 in room 20. 

Parents please note that school attendance is very important.  The State closely monitors all school attendance as it is connected with student achievement.  Please have your children arrive on time to school.  Your cooperation is so appreciated!

Our fall Earthquake drill is this Wednesday at 11:00.  If you are a parent on campus, you will be helping with student supervision on the field-The drill should last approximately thirty minutes-

Wednesday, September 26 is our next teacher demonstration lesson in the morning-Thank you Mrs. Gardner!

Thank you to our Taiwanese Parent Group for making great bookmarks for our students honoring Teacher Day in China-September 28. Thank you for bringing breakfast treats to the Staff Lounge on Friday, September 28 

Our first SPIRIT day is Friday, September 28-Students will not be earning awards at this assembly-They will hear about the guidelines for earning SPIRIT awards this year and Student Council will have special announcements.  Additional guest speakers will be present-   Grades 3-5 at 9:00 in the MPR and Grades TK-2 at 11:00 in the MPR.

Teachers are reminded to apply for PEF Chuck Miller Grants this week! They are due by Friday, September 28

Lounge Duty:  Grade 5 –Thanks very much!

Wednesday 5th grade snack helpers in the MPR at 12:10:  Regan Sarria and Sarah Huang

Our first ELAC meeting of the year is Monday, September 24 in the Montemalaga Library at 9:00-I look forward to seeing you there-

Grade 2 will be providing “Treats” in the Staff Lounge this Wednesday-Thanks!

The first Gold Card lunch is on Wednesday, September 26 at noon in the office-Congratulations!

The first Chorus meeting is on Wednesday, September 26 at 7:45 in the MPR for all interested students in grades 3,4,and 5-

Welcome to Mark Flores who is working as the Montemalaga Technology Aide beginning Monday, September 24.

Please refer to your schedules for Kristen to teach the “Mind Boost” to your class on Tuesday, September 25 and Thursday, September 27-The Mind Boost will be done at the SPIRIT assembly next Friday-

October Birthday pencils will be placed in your box on Friday, September 28


“Be Your Best Self…The Choice Is Yours”


Monday, September 24                                                       

Ringing of the library tower bell

Weekly morning announcements with Student Council

Reflections:  Heroes Around Me entries are due by October 18

Math Club/Support at 12:30 in room 20 grades 4 and 5

EL Homework Club 1:30-2:00 room 20

Early dismissal Monday for teacher planning:  TK Early:  8:30-12:40  TK Late 9:30-1:40  K 8:30-1:10 and grades 1-5 8:30-1:30


ElectriKids TK-2 :    9:00 K, 9:45 Grubb, Queck, Smith, Rosales  10:45 TK, Kim, and McMullen

Special Education meeting in office at 2:00

ELAC meeting in the Montemalaga Library at 9:00

8:30 Grade 5 Fun Day Parent Meeting


Tuesday, September 25                                                       

Night Custodian at Montemalaga                                                     


EL Homework Club at 8:00-8:30 in Room 20

PTA Executive Board Meeting at 9:00

11:00 Principal-PTA President VP meeting

Mind Boost Teaching in classes

6:00 PM Outdoor Science School Parent Meeting in the MPR-Grade 5 teachers and parents


Wednesday, September 26                                     

Garden Education

Snacks for sale in MPR –Regan Sarria and Sarah Huang to the MPR at 12:10 to help

Montemalaga Fall Disaster Drill-Earthquake drill

Gold Card Lunch at noon

Grade 2 Treats in Staff Lounge-Thanks very much!

Chorus at 7:45 MPR grades 3-5

PVPUSD School Board Meeting

General Music


Thursday, September 27                                                      

Night Custodian at Montemalaga                                                                             

Ensemble before school                                                                                            

Mind Boost Teaching in classes                                                                                 


General Music

Instrumental Block Music for grades 4 and 5


Friday, September 28                                                           

SPIRIT DAY                                                                                         

9:00 Grades 3-5                                                                                 

11:00 Grades TK-2

First Student Council Meeting at 7:45—room 20

Running Club Permission Slips due

Chuck Miller Grant Applications due

Chinese Day of the Teacher-Bookmarks for students and Breakfast treats for staff-

Wear your Montemalaga SPIRIT wear today!


Enjoy the weekend!