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.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER IN FEBRUARY:
1 - PTA Board Meeting @ 5:30 pm in library
8 - NO SCHOOL (Lincoln's Day)
15 - NO SCHOOL (Washington's Day)
22 - PTA General Association Meeting @ 6:00 pm in cafeteria
22 - Founders Day (time TBA) in cafeteria
A Note from the Principal
Dear MRES Parents,
January is here and our students are back into the swing of things after having two weeks off. Our campus was rocking and rolling over winter break. The field renovation has started and as soon as it can be completed, we will have a new beautiful field of grass for our students to play on. Our intercom and bell system were also updated over break. We look forward to the field project completion and thank you for your patience during the process.
As for academics, we are beginning our third session of Mustang Mix-up. This is our targeted instruction block where ALL students receive 30 minutes of instruction at their reading and writing level. Our focus is reading fluency, comprehension, and written analysis. We encourage you to have your students read at home for 20 minutes a night. Ask them questions about what they have read and ask them to point out evidence in the text to support their answers. As we know, reading is SO important, especially with our new rigorous California Standards. There is much more reading that takes place in math and we fill it is necessary that our students learn to read and reach grade level expectancies. Fluency is also important in Math. If students know their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts, this will help them apply concepts in math and not get stuck on the smaller parts of math problems. You can help your child increase fact fluency by using math fact flash cards. Again, I am so proud of our students and staff. Our staff is committed to providing quality instruction and implementing research-based strategies into their teaching. Students are making growth and that is so rewarding!
As we move through the winter months, please be patient and follow our rainy day dismissal procedures. We would LOVE to raise money to build a cover on the field to enable us to open the field during rainy days. This is something we will begin discussing at PTA. Ideas are welcome!
As always, thank you for your continued support. I love being the principal at Monterey Road and am so excited to work as a team with all of you!
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.
For more information about volunteering in the Atascadero Unified School District: CLICK HERE
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.