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Principal's Weekly Memo January 14 - January 18, 2019



Montemalaga Elementary

Weekly Memo

January 14 - January 18, 2019


Character Trait:  Courage and Kindness

            Did you know that it often takes courage to ask questions in class about our learning.  A Well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers- This week be sure to ask great questions in class.

Social/Emotional Learning: 

            Using Calming Down Steps will help us be better learners.  There are many opportunities to practice your calming down skills at school.  You may have a strong feeling when you have to wait. Or when you make a mistake, or when you have trouble finishing a difficult task.  These are perfect moments to practice using your stop signal, naming your feeling, and calming down.  When we all calm down our emotions, we all learn better.

Lounge Duty:  Grade 4, thank you very much!

Wednesday Lunch Helpers:  Neave Lennertz and Bailey Smith

Principal for the day:  Monday, January 14 Violet in grade 1-We will be visiting classrooms in the morning-

Did you know that Student Council has purchased a new “pet” for the office?  Be sure to stop by the office and visit our new Beta Fish—let Student Council know if you have a recommendation for a good name-

Attention Parents:  Kindergarten Information Night for PVPUSD:

Tuesday, January 15 6:30-7:30 at Vista Grande Elementary School and Thursday, January 17 6:30-7:30 at Dapplegray Elementary School

Kindergarten Enrollment:  All children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2019 to be eligible for Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten:  Children must be five years old on or before December 2, 2019 to be eligible for Transitional Kindergarten. 

There will be a very special Chinese New Year’s Lunch for the Montemalaga staff on Friday, February 1---Mark your calendars!

Remember each of child needs to be enrolled when they are beginning school.  Families that are already enrolled, do not go through the enrollment process again.  Please be sure to attend one of the above meetings for additional information. 

Elementary Math Field Day is this Saturday, January 19—Good Luck to our 4th and 5th grade teams!


The Lost and Found items will be donated to local charities after January 31, 2019.  Please take a moment to check for your missing belongings.

The Health Office needs gently used stretch pants and sweatshirts in a variety of sizes-Thanks for donating!


Be Your Best Self…The Choice Is Yours!


Monday, January 14                                                 

Ringing of the School Library Bell

Morning Weekly announcements

Imagination Machine Packets are sent home

EL Intervention After School in room 20

Math Club at 12:30 in room 20

PTA Gifting forms are due today

Principal for the day-Congratulations to Violet, grade 1

Night Custodian at Montemalaga


Tuesday, January 15                                                             

PVPUSD TK/K Enrollment Presentation to parents at Vista Grande Elementary School at 6:30 PM


Running Club before school

EL Intervention before school in room 20


Wednesday, January 16                                                       

Grade 5 Ballroom Dancing at 1:15 and 2:15 in the MPR

Wednesday snacks in the MPR-Thanks to Neave Lennertz and Bailey Smith for reporting to the MPR at 12:15

Chorus grades 3-5 at 7:45 in the MPR

General Music

Garden Education

Garden Club

AAYF for Mrs. Kim and Ms. Smith

Universal RtI Screening in the Library

Night Custodian at Montemalaga


Thursday, January 17

Gifting Committee Meeting at 9:00-11:00 in room 20—Thank you Mrs. Queck for being the teacher representative-

AAYF for Mrs. Field and Mrs. Reed

Family of Writers at 6:00 MPR



Instrumental Block Music for grades 4 and 5                        

Recycle pick-up today


Friday, January 18                                                                 

SPIRIT Day- 9:00 Grades 3-5 and 10:50 for Grades T-2

Advanced Ensemble 3:30-4:30

Recycle pick-up today

AAYF for Mrs. Stoddart and Mrs. Queck

Fun Run T-Shirt designs due today in office

Night Custodian at Montemalaga


Saturday, January 19                                                            

Elementary Math Field Day at PVIS –Award Ceremony at 11:30 in PVIS MPR—All 10 Elementary Schools have 4th and 5th grade teams-


           Have a great weekend!