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:



December 1-8                Loaves & Fishes Canned Good Drive

December 1-12              Toys for Tots Drive

December 5                   PTA Board Meeting (5:30 pm)  

December 5-8                Fall Scholastic Book Fair

December 8                   Special Evening at MRS: Book Fair,

                                    Choir Performance & Guest Story Tellers

December 16                 Gingerbread Contest          

December 23 - Jan 9       Winter Break        


Important Announcements:

A Note from the Principal


Dear MRES Parents,


I can't believe we are already to the middle of November! We are rocking and rolling at Monterey Road. Our students and staff continue to amaze me. I am so proud of the accomplishments and growth that is happening across the grade levels in all areas. 


This month is attendance awareness month. Did you know starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school? Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school, themselves and their social relationships. It is so important to start building this habit in Kindergarten so students learn right away that going to school on time, every day, is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and in the work force.


Our schedule is tight and learning starts as soon as our day begins. It is important for all students to start the day off with their class as it sets the tone for the whole day. When students arrive late or are absent, they miss out on learning. The MRES Staff and I want to remind all parents that the first bell rings at 8:15. Students are expected to be in class or in line with their teacher by the second bell which rings at 8:20. We are securing our campus at 8:20 and students who arrive after that, will be sent to the office for a tardy pass. By state law, students are allotted 10 absences a year. Please be sure to call our attendance line to report an absence. We also want to encourage you to ask teachers for missed work so that your child does not miss out on the learning that took place during the absence. There are independent study contracts that can be given when students are going to be absent five days or more. You can arrange for the study contract with the ladies in our office. (Please arrange for this at least five days before the contract starts so the teacher has time to get the lessons together). Thank you so much for your help with ensuring your child is at school and on time. This is a habit that will serve them well later in life. As always, thank you for your support and please do not hesitate to contact the office if you have questions or need assistance in getting your child to school. 


We want to wish all our wonderful families a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy time together with family and we will see you back in a week! 


Warm Regards,

Julie Davis  & MRES Staff 

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!  

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




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.  


For more information about volunteering in the Atascadero Unified School District: CLICK HERE

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.  

Monterey Road School PTA

"every child, one voice"

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