Montclaire Elementary Bulletin - Friday, August 16, 2019

Principal’s Message

Welcome to all new and returning students and families to the 2019-2020 school year! I am very excited for a GREAT year with an AMAZING staff and a FANTASTIC community.

This year, we are launching two new initiatives at Montclaire - PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Support) and a new Reading adoption, Units of Study’s Reader’s Workshop. You will hear more on both of these topics throughout the school year, starting at Back to School Night on Thursday, August 29th.

To learn more about our work with PBIS, please check out our school website, read a letter from our staff, and check your child’s Friday Folder for a PBIS Infographic and Montclaire ABC’s magnet. Be sure to ask your child if they earned a Pride Paw this week.

If you are new to Montclaire or just need a refresher, pull up any volume of Monte’s Welcome Digest here.

CEEF 5K/Fun Run
Celebrate the start of a new school year by joining CEEF for the 5th annual Run for Great Schools and Fun Run next Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 8:30 AM. Support our Great Schools of the Cupertino Union School District by running, walking, or cheering on your favorite runner or team. Register here!

SCHOOL NEWS

Electronic Forms to Sign

Please review, update, sign and date all electronic documents ASAP.  

Cupertino Union School District via Informed K12 will be sending you the following forms:

  • ODP - Opening Day Packet
  • HEC form (Health Enrollment Card)

 

Montclaire School via Informed K12 will be sending you the following forms:

  • Montclaire Handbook Parent & Student Sign-Off Form
  • Apps and Web-based Services Parental Consent Form & Library Info & Agreement Form

**These documents need to be digitally signed ASAP as some classrooms will be using technology beginning Monday, August 19. Students will not be able to use Technology in the classroom or borrow books from the library until these electronic forms have been submitted.

** Please check your SPAM folder if you have not received these in your email.

MPTO NEWS

MONTCLAIRE 5K - SEPTEMBER 29 - 8:30am 

Register Today - Space is limited!  **Last day to register and receive a t-shirt is August 29, so don't wait.**

Whether you run, walk or crawl, you will surely enjoy the Montclaire 5K! The Montclaire 5K is a family event that provides everyone with the opportunity to work up a good sweat and have loads of fun - all while supporting our favorite elementary school. Sign-up the whole family and all your friends and neighbors.  The beautiful 3.1 mile course goes along Montclaire and the surrounding Highlands neighborhood and Rancho. We don't record individual times, but there will be a clock - everyone's a winner at the Montclaire 5K!

This event raises critical funds for Montclaire Elementary’s MPTO which is used to help staff support teachers and aides that benefit all Montclaire students along with art, music, and STEM activities that would not otherwise exist at Montclaire due to a lack of state funds.


DONATE TO MPTO BY 9/6 TO WIN YOUR OWN STREET SIGN AT MONTCLAIRE!

Ever wanted to have your own street?  Make your Direct Donation to MPTO by Friday, September 6th and you will automatically be entered into a raffle to name the front circular drive at Montclaire for the 2019-2020 school year!  MPTO suggests that each family make a direct donation of $1000 per student per year.  Every GIFT helps bridge the educational funding gap, so click here to donate now!

If you have already processed your donation through your employer for the 2019-20 school year and would like to ensure your family is included in the raffle, please email us at fundraising@montclaire.org.


CALENDAR

Aug 21st 

School Site Council Meeting - All Parents Welcome

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Aug 24th 

CEEF 5K and Fun Run

Complete school calendar

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APPLE EMPLOYEES: TRIPLE YOUR IMPACT BY DONATING IN AUGUST!

Now is a great time to make your Direct Donation and/or underwrite 5K! Apple employees can take advantage of a special 2 to 1 Corporate Matching for donations made between August 1st and August 31st, 2019.  If you make a direct donation of $2000 for 2 children, then Apple will give our school an additional $4000 in Corporate Matching - WOW!! Please contact your HR department or fundraising@montclaire.org with any questions.


2-DAY FREE E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENT -  SEPTEMBER 14 and 15

GOT E-JUNK? Please gather your recyclable Electronics, Phones, Wires, Cables, TVs, Laptops, Desktops, CDs, DVDs, Printers, Monitors, Batteries, Small Household Appliances. No Metal Recycling please.

This time we have a 2 Day E-waste Collection Event. On Saturday, September 14th at 9am- 4pm and on Sunday, September 15th at 9am-1pm, a truck and helpers will be located in the Front Parking Lot of Montclaire Elementary School, ready to accept your E-junk - no cost to you and a portion of the proceeds will go to MPTO!  Please contact Hema Lakhani with any questions.


LOOKING FOR ‘WEEKLY BULLETIN’ VOLUNTEER FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Have you been looking for a way to get involved and volunteer with the MPTO but just can’t get away from the office? Here’s your chance! The Marketing & Communications department of the MPTO is seeking a volunteer to help compile the Friday Bulletins for the 2019 - 2020 school year. This position can be done remotely and requires about 2 hours per week. It’s a great way to collaborate with other parents while staying on top of all of the fabulous events during the school year. Please reach out to Cindy Klaje or Raka Agrawal with questions.


FUN Zone Needs You!

As part of Project Cornerstone, MPTO hosts the FUN Zone on Thursday’s at lunch time.  The FUN Zone (Friendly, Upstander or Understanding, and Nice) hosts some simple and fun activities at lunch. We typically need 2-6 parents per lunch to help with the craft or play activity. We have 2 wonderful Moms who are ready to help out, but we need someone to lead and plan the FUN Zone. It can be as simple as some coloring pages or fun pinwheels to run with on the field. If you are interested in keeping this awesome program going, please contact Cindy Klaje.


SUPPORT MPTO WHEN SHOPPING ON AMAZON

Starting your Amazon search at montclaire.org/amazon will help MPTO get credit from Amazon for your entire shopping cart.

Bookmark montclaire.org/amazon today, and use it every time you shop! Please feel free to pass this link along to family and friends.

Please note that Amazon Smile pays only 0.5% instead of the 4-12% we can earn using this search box!

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