Monterey Road School PTA: Dedicated to Education

Monterey Road School PTA is dedicated to providing quality enrichment programs to existing educational curriculum in order to help all students realize their full potential. While promoting academic excellence is our primary goal, we also work in conjunction with staff to facilitate communication between home and school, and solicit parental and community involvement in the educational process.

Special Dates to Remember:

Shaved Ice Treats: Shaved ice will be available for purchase after school on Wednesday, June 11th down on the lower field area.  Big Al's shaved ice is making these icy treats possible at just $3 each.  


Flag Day Ceremony: Mrs. Shervem is leading a Flag Day ceremony on Thursday, June 12th at 12:55 PM.  Please sign-in through the front office if you would like to come watch.  All 1st through 5th will be attending the assembly.


Last Day of School: Thursday, June 12th.  Early release at 1:20 PM.

Important Announcements:

News Flash:  


On May 1st of this year, Tom Torlakson, California State Superintendent of Education, announced that Monterey Road Elementary is now officially a California Distinguished School.


Of the 44 elementary schools in this county, only three were recognized as Distinguished.  There are 5,768 elementary schools in our state, serving over three million children, and only 434 were recognized with this award.


So now the rest of the state knows what we know:  Monterey Road Elementary School is pretty special.  That means that our staff is special, our kids are special, our facility is 'way beyond special, and our families are the best.


Congratulations to all who help make our school distinguished!  


Mr. Smith 

A Note From Mr. Smith:


Dear Parents and Guardians,


It is with a certain amount of mixed feelings that I announce that I will be retiring
at the end of this school year, which will be my 37th as an educator.
I hope that it has been obvious that I have been honored to have been principal
at Monterey Road Elementary School. In fact, it has been the best five years of my
entire career, and I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to work with this
remarkable staff and these wonderful children. So while the opportunity to get paid
for not working appeals to me, I am certainly going to miss this staff and all of
these kids....and their parents.


I am not at liberty to announce who will be replacing me as principal, but I can
tell you that this individual has my highest endorsement and greatest respect.
Your children are going to be in very good hands, and I know that Monterey
Road is going to reach new heights of excellence in the coming years.


With Warmest Regards,
Mr. Smith


Make sure to tell Mr. Smith best wishes on his retirement, good luck on his new adventures in life and to congratulate him for a job well done!  :)

AUSD Honors Volunteer of the Year:


Our very own Dawn Daner was recently named the "AUSD Volunteer of the Year"! She is going to be recognized at the school board meeting on May 20th at the District Office.  Meeting usually starts at  6:45pm.

As you know she has had a rough couple of years health problems which makes receiving this award extra sweet to her.  We hope you can attend to congratulate her. 

School Hours:



Monday - Thursday:  8:15 am - 2:45 pm

Fridays:  8:15 am - 1:40 pm



Early Birds: 8:20 am - 11:40 am

Late Birds: 10:00 am - 1:20 pm




Grades 1st: 11:20 am - 12:05 pm

    2nd-3rd: 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

    4th-5th: 12:10 pm - 12:55 pm




Morning:  Grades 1-3:  9:35 am - 9:50 am

                          4-5:  10:35 am - 10:55 am


Afternoon: Grades 1-3: 1:15 pm - 1:30 pm



1:20 pm pick-up time


Oral Health Assessment:

California Law now requires that your child have an oral health assessment (dental check-up) by May 31 of their first year in public school.  Assessments that have happened within the 12 months before your child enters school also meet this requirement.  You may pick up the Oral Health Assessment/Waiver Request form in our office. If you cannot take your child for this required assessment, please indicate the reason for this in Section 3 of the form. 
To protect the health of children, California law requires a health examination upon entry into 1st grade.  Examinations done within 18 months of entry into 1st
 grade also meet this requirement.  You may pick up the CHDP form in our office or get it from the above website.  
If you have any questions regarding the notices above, please feel free to contact Diane Keohen @ 462-4270, between 8:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Volunteering at School:

Just a reminder, that one of the great ways to impact our school is to volunteer in your child’s classroom. The school district requires all volunteers to be TB tested and Megan’s Law cleared. If you have not done so, stop by the office today and start the process.


If you would like to volunteer as a chaperone on field trips, you must be fingerprinted.  For information regarding Live Scan please contact the school office at (805) 462-4270. All fingerprinting must be done through the County Office of Education.  

Help us support Monterey Road School:

AUSD Board Meetings:

The 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 PM.  Great place to find out what is currently happening and any new developments in the district.