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:

APRIL
3 PTA Board Meeting (5:30 pm)
3-6 Spring Book Fair
6 Open House (6:30-7:30 pm)
10-17 Spring Break
18 School Resumes
24-28 Staff Appreciation Week

 

MAY
1 PTA Board Meeting (5:30 pm)
4 Battle of the Books
12 Talent Show
19 Student Awards Assembly
Grades 1-3 (9 am)
Grades 4-5 (10 am)
26 & 29 NO SCHOOL: Memorial Day
30-Jun 2 Book Character Week

 

Important Announcements:

A Note from the Principal

 

Dear Monterey Road Parents:


Over the next few months, you will be receiving information about an opportunity we have to celebrate student learning. This involves students completing the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments and using the results to celebrate, share and clarify student learning.
 
This spring, Atascadero Unified School District students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 take the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for ELA and mathematics. Results from these assessments are just one piece of information to help teachers, parents/guardians, and students understand how well a student is meeting the grade-level standards. Additionally, students in grades 5, 8 and 11 will take a pilot science test based on the new science expectations. The pilot test is intended to provide feedback on the quality of the new test questions so student results will not be available in science.  
 
Student learning is evaluated in a variety of ways. This includes classroom work and tests, SRI and DIBELS benchmarks, and interim assessments. All provide multiple measures to evaluate student learning and adjust instruction accordingly.  
 
This is the 3rd year of the Smarter Balanced Assessments and they are very different from the old STAR tests in several ways. First, they are aligned with the California’s new content standards for ELA and mathematics. Second, they reflect the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that students will need to be ready for college and the 21st century job market. Third, they are taken on a computer and are adaptive, which means that during the test, the questions will become more or less difficult on the basis of how the student performs. If the student answers a question correctly, the next question may be less difficult.  Lastly, they provide many more supports for students who need them, including students learning English and students with disabilities.
 
If you have any questions regarding the assessments, please contact me or your child’s teacher at (805) 462-4200. Our students have been working very hard this year! Students can practice this test at home too! Your child most likely knows how to get to the test practice log in through our school website. However, here is the direct link: http://capt.tds.airast.org/student. Thank you for your support!

Our school will assess on the following dates: 
 
May 8th - 18th (8:30 am - 10:30 am)

Please make sure your student is on time to school and has eaten a good breakfast!
 
Sincerely,
Julie Davis
Principal  

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:

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

                  Grades 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.  

 

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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