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:



October 3                   Picture Day

October 3                   PTA Board Meeting 

October 6                   Parents on the Playground Day

October 6                   Wacky Shoe Day

October 7                   Long-Jump-A-Thon (LJAT) Find Out Friday

October 10                 NO SCHOOL - Staff Development Day

October 11-13            LJAT Jumping Week

October 14                 LJAT Find Out Friday

October 15                 Colony Days Parade

October 18                 Last Day to Turn in Donations

October 21                 Student Award Assembly (Grades 1-3) 9 am

October 21                 Student Award Assembly (Grades 4 & 5) 10 am

October 31                 Pumpkin Decorating Contest

October 31                 Contest Dress-Up Day

Important Announcements:

A Note from the Principal


Dear MRES Parents,


Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! It is going to be an amazing year at Monterey Road. I feel so blessed to continue leading this amazing school. The teamwork that takes place between the principal, teachers, and parents at Monterey Road is so special. Working together and supporting one another is key to ensuring the success of our students. I am proud to say that the Mustangs are gearing up for the start of the school year! The teachers are energized and eager to provide quality instruction that meets the needs of all students. We will continue to work collaboratively during Early Release Fridays as a Professional Learning Community to promote the highest quality of educational experience for every child. Our school’s foundation stands on the premise that every child will reach his/her academic potential in a safe and nurturing learning environment. We plan to continue to model and instill our school’s core values of respect, integrity, teamwork, collaboration, safety, and kindness. We are so excited to watch our students grow academically and socially this year! 


Here are some ways you can help us ensure everyday goes as smooth as possible for all students and staff. Parents are welcome to walk their child into school each morning or drop off at the two drop off locations. (main black gate entrance or off Monterey Road at the playground) We ask that students hang their backpacks up and walk to the playground to play before school. Please do not wait in the hallways with your child as we want all students on the playground in the morning so our teachers can prepare for the day. We ask that at the 8:15 am bell, students (1st-3rd) line up with their class on the playground. (4th and 5th graders walk to their class at the first bell. Kindergarteners also line up outside their classroom).  At that time, all parents are to head to their vehicles. We secure our campus at the 8:20 am bell.  


Our parking lot has really improved after school. It takes a team and you are part of that team. Parents, you can help by making sure your child knows where to wait for you. There are two pick up locations (main black gate and playground). The gates open at 2:40 pm. Parents are more than welcome to wait in the quad area for their children or drive through to pick up. If you are driving through, please remind your child to wait calmly at the black gate and watch for your car. All parents are to stay in their car and continue to move forward along the loading zone. We have staff helping to make sure your children remain safe while helping with the flow of traffic. Please do not drop off your child before 7:45 am. Please pick up your child by 3:00 pm. (We do not have supervision before and after those times.)  


We can’t thank you enough for all your support. Monterey Road is the place to be and it is because we have a partnership between school and home! Please do not hesitate to contact our front office if you have any questions. There is also much more information about our school and policies on our website at Here is to a great year! 


Best Wishes,

Julie 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!  

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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