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:

- Food, Toy & Coat Drive (December 1-10)

- Holiday Book Fair (December 8-12)

- Student Awards for Grade 1-3 at 2:15pm (December 9)

- Evening of Winter Fun & Book Fair (December 10)

- Student Awards for Grade 4-5 at 2:15pm (December 11)

- Gingerbread House Decorating Contest (December 11)

- Winter / Holiday / Pajama Dress-Up Day (December 19)

- Winter Break (December 22-January 5)

- PTA Board Meeting at 5:30pm (January 12th).  Meet in Room 305.

Important Announcements:

Dear MRS Families, 

 

I want to wish you all Happy Holidays! I hope that you get to spend special time with family and friends during Winter Break. I am so pleased with the way this school year is going so far!

 

Our students are working so hard across the board and we are pleased as we continue to collect data and monitor progress. The first session of our Mustang Mix-up Intervention block is coming to a close this next week and many of our students have made progress in reading. This is an intervention block where all students receive targeted small group instruction at their reading level four days a week for 30 minutes.  Session II will start in January and we are excited to watch our students continue to soar. We will continue to focus on reading fluency and comprehension during Session II. Our staff has been working so hard and we know many of your work at home with your children too. Developing a partnership between the home and school is key to student success.  Keep up the great work everyone! Lastly, just a reminder to check our lost and found before Winter Break. All unclaimed items will be donated after the 19th of December. Again, I want to wish you Happy Holidays. Thank you for your continued support!

 

Warmest Wishes,

Julie Davis

Principal

Monterey Road Elementary School is now a "California Distinguished School"!:  

 

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!  

School Hours:

DAILY SCHEDULE:

 

Monday - Thursday:  8:15 am - 2:45 pm

Fridays:  8:15 am - 1:40 pm

 

Kindergarten:  

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

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

 

LUNCH SCHEDULE:

 

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

    2nd-3rd: 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

    4th-5th: 12:10 pm - 12:55 pm

                    

RECESS SCHEDULE:

 

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

 

EARLY RELEASE DAYS:

 

1:20 pm pick-up time

 

RAINY DAY LUNCH SCHEDULE:

 

1st Grade: 11:20 am - 11:50 am

2nd & 3rd Grades: 11:55 am - 12:25 am

4th & 5th Grades: 12:30 pm - 1:00 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.  

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.

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.