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.
March 2: PTA Board Meeting at 5:30 pm in Room 305
March 7: Hares 'N Hounds
March 9-13: Conference Week / Early Release
March 9-13: Spring Book Fair
March 16: NO SCHOOL – Staff Development Day
March 17: Student Awards, Grades 1-3 (2:15 pm)
March 19: Student Awards, Grades 4-5 (2:15 pm)
It is hard to believe we just reached the 100th day of School a few weeks ago! I am so proud of our students and staff. I love popping into classrooms and seeing the growth that has taken place since the beginning of the year. We are moving forward with the Common Core State Standards and the shifts in instruction that are necessary to effectively implement these standards. Students are becoming confident in the way they communicate their understanding and reasoning behind strategies that they are using to solve problems. They are also becoming critical thinkers and are persevering in solving all types of problems across the curriculum. This is a very exciting time in education! If you are interested in more information on the Common Core State Standards, please visit the district's website at www.atasusd.org and under "District Services" click on "Educational Services". There are a variety of helpful resources that can help you help your child. As always, thank you for all of your support!
Julie Ann Davis
Monterey Road Elementary School is now a "California Distinguished School"
On May 1, 2014, 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!
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
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
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.
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.
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.