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Minimum Day Friday, 11/16th - TK 8:30 - 11:45am and Grades K-5 8:30 - 12 noon.  No school 11/19-11/23 Thanksgiving Break

Principal's Weekly Memo November 12 - November 16, 2018

Montemalaga Elementary

Weekly Memo

November 12-November 16, 2018


Character Traits:  Cooperation and Honesty

            Sometimes when we work in small groups cooperation and listening to the ideas of others can be difficult.  Our first reaction is to “jump-in” and share our own ideas instead of really taking the time to listen and cooperate with the other members in the group.  This week be sure to take a moment to be cooperative by listening, restating, and validating the thoughts of others. 

Social/Emotional Learning:

            An important skill for learning is using self-talk.  Self-talk means talking to ourselves in a quiet voice or in our heads.  Self-talk can help us stay on task and focus attention. Thing about what self-talk you might use if you were trying to remember directions your teacher gave you.  Remember to use self-talk today when you need to stay focused on a task.

Lounge Duty:  Grade 4 Thank you!

Grade 5 will be attending Outdoor Science School this week (Tuesday-Friday) We know that the 5th graders will have a great week! We are excited to hear about the experiences and to see pictures!

Student Council Sock and Toothbrush drive begins November 12-November 30-Please bring all new socks and toothbrushes to the bin in the office.  Thanks for making a difference to others!

Thank you PTA for the Fall Social on Friday, November 9.  Thank you all for supporting our school!

Thank you Ms. Taylor for being an outstanding Student Teacher in Mrs. Stoddart’s class.  We wish you all the best! We have enjoyed working with you at Montemalaga-

Once each grading period, Montemalaga will have a designated Family Fun Night.  The first evening is this Wednesday.  Teachers will remind students to spend some extra-special time with family!

November 16 is the last day of the first Trimester.  Report cards are due to JP by Tuesday, November 27. 

FYI…During the Thanksgiving holiday week, the PVE police will be conducting some practice drills for safety at Montemalaga

The next SPIRIT day is Friday, November 30.  Names for awards need to be given to JP by Friday, November 16

Please support our PTA by eating at Truxton’s on November 13- Montemalaga receives a % of the amount spent that evening to support our school-

Congratulations to all of our PTA Reflections Winners: All first place winners will compete at the Council level-Good luck to all of our students!


Be Your Best Self…The Choice Is Yours!


Monday, November 12                                                        

Veteran’s Day Holiday-No School


Tuesday, November 13         

Grade 5 leaves for Outdoor Science School 8:00 AM-loading will take place in the front parking lot

Ringing of the school bell

Weekly morning announcements

Running club  

PTA General Meeting at 9:00-library

Grade 1 practice in MPR at 1:45


Fire Drill this morning

Truxton night for Montemalaga

Night Custodian at Montemalaga


Wednesday, November 14   

Snack day in the MPR- Yuka Hashimoto and Keerstin Baltazar please report to the MPR at 12:15 to help

Chorus Grades 3-5 at 7:45 MPR

General Music

Garden Education

Garden Club at lunch

Family Fun Night—Do something especially fun with your family tonight—bake cookies, play a game, read together, etc.     

Gold Card lunch at noon in office

PVPUSD Board Meeting 6:30


Thursday, November 15

Ensemble before school

Instrumental Block Music for grades 4 and 5


PBIS Coach Training Day

Night Custodian at Montemalaga

Recycle Pick-up


Friday, November 16

Welcome Back grade 5 from Outdoor Science School! The office will be sending out updates as to the exact time of the students’ return-

Minimum Day Schedule today-Best wishes for a very wonderful Thanksgiving week!  TK:  8:30-11:45 and K-5 8:30-noon

Student Council Special Day:  Wear your favorite College/University shirt today-

Kindergarten Thanksgiving play in MPR at 10:30

Grade 1 Thanksgiving performance in MPR at 11:00

School Board Member: R. Phillips visiting Montemalaga

End of first Trimester

There is no school for the entire week of Thanksgiving, November 19-23.  School resumes on Monday, November 26-

            Enjoy special time with family and friends-