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

Montemalaga Elementary

Weekly Memo

March 18-March 22, 2019


Character Traits:  Gratitude and Goodness-

            Do you make it a practice to say, “Thank you” when someone is nice to you or when you are showing gratitude?  This week think about saying thank you several times a day—for example when you get your lunch in the MPR from Mrs. Trudy, or when your parent cooks a delicious meal for you!

Social/Emotional Learning: 

            At our school we play in fair ways.  Being able to play fairly with others will help you make and keep friends.  When you can’t agree on how to play together, it is a problem. Finding a respectful way to agree on rules during a game helps you get along better with others.  Sharing, trading, and taking turns are also fair and fun ways to play together.  This week, think about how you can play fairly with your friends. 

This week is PEF week-Be sure to show your support for so many great programs by donating to the PEF.  Did you know that music instruction, library and tech support, PE and STEM classes are all the result of PEF.  Kids and Donuts will be this Friday in the MPR before school for a minimum of $25 to PEF-

Mark your calendars:  Fun Run special lunches are March 19 for TK-2 and March 26 for grades 3-5-the lunches will take place in the Science Lab

March 20 is the next Gold Card Lunch-Congratulations!

March 20 is the annual Montemalaga Science Night 5:30-7:30

The next SPIRIT Day is March 22:  Grades 3-5 at 9:00 and Grades TK-2 at 10:50

March 22 is also a special day for Montemalaga to honor all of our Classified Employees-Thank you for all that you do for our students and our school!-All staff-invited to a Potato Bar luncheon on Friday, March 22-

Lounge Duty:  Learning Center—thanks very much!

Snack helpers in the MPR this week:  Leah and Neave—please go to the MPR at 12:15 on Wednesday- Thanks very much!

The next PAC meeting is Wednesday, March 20 at 3:00 in the Library

Science Night is Wednesday, March 20 from 5:30-7:30 Be sure to enter to win an Ozobot Bit coding robot-Come see Code Ninjas, space vehicle models, Mad Science physics and optical illusions, Miraleste Intermediate School Robotics, Southbay Wildlife, Marine Mammal, Point Vicente Interpretive Center, McCormick Ambulance, Soda Geyser, classroom exhibits, etc. 

FYI…Beginning after Spring Break, April 8, 2019 students not picked up within fifteen minutes after dismissal will need to be signed out in the office.  Students will wait in the office and the parent/person picking up the child will need to come in the office and actually sign-out the child.  This is a safety concern—Many thanks for your cooperation. 

Front Parking Lot Concern:  We have some students exiting cars on the driver’s side and walking between cars to the sidewalk.  Student safety is very important at Montemalaga!  Please follow the guidelines and make sure that students always exit right to the sidewalk.  Your cooperation is appreciated. 


Be Your Best Self…The Choice Is Yours!


Monday, March 18                                                            

Ringing of the library bell

Weekly morning announcements

PEF week at Montemalaga-please support our Ed Foundation!

Grade 5 Assembly at 9:30 in the MPR- Intermediate School here to present and schedule students

11:00 Grade 3 Evacuation drill practice

Night Custodian at Montemalaga

EL Intervention after school in room 20


Math Club at lunch in room 20

Early Monday dismissal for planning


Tuesday, March 19                                                           


Running Club before school

EL Intervention before school in room 20

AAYF Mrs. Dempsey, Ms. Toomajian

Kindergarten:  Diary of a Worm presentation in the Science Lab:  9:00 Brown, 10:30 Duncan and 12:30 Gardner

TK-2 Fun Run Lunch in room 3 at 11:30

Intervention classes


Wednesday, March 20                                                     

Gold Card Lunch

Montemalaga Science Night 5:30-7:30

PAC meeting at 3:00 in the Library

AAYF for Mrs. Kim and Mrs. Smith

Night Custodian at Montemalaga

Snack Day sales in the MPR at lunch- thank you Leah and Neave for being in the MPR at 12:15

Garden Club

Garden Instruction

Chorus before school-Performing for PEF Week  this AM

Recycle pick up

Classroom music


Thursday, March 21                                                                     

Ensemble before school

Instrumental Block Music for grades 4 and 5


Classroom General Music

Speaking Confidently class after school 3:00 in room 6

JP to Principal meeting in AM

AAYF for Mrs. Reed and Mrs. Field

Gifting meeting 9-12 room 20 thank you Mrs Grubb for attending-

Science Module #3-Puzzles of Electricity in Science Lab


Friday, March 22   

SPIRIT Day assemblies: 10:40 TK-2 and Grades 3-5 at 9:00 in the MPR

            Honoring Montemalaga Classified Employees today-

            Special Potato Bar lunch for all employees today in the staff lounge-

            AAYF for Mrs. Grubb and Ms. McMullen

            PEF Kids and Donuts before school in the MPR

            Night Custodian at Montemalaga

            Recycle Pick-up

            Math Club at lunch in room 20

            Advanced Ensemble after school

            Wear Montemalaga Spirit wear every Friday!