April 22, 2019
THE MONTAIR MINUTE
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UPCOMING EVENTS
April 22-26 Outdoor School 5th Graders
April 24 7:30am RUN CLUB
April 24 2:00pm Pledge to Humanity
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Spring is officially here! Montair campus looks so beautiful with the grass super green, the flowers blooming, and the trees covered in blossoms. I hope everyone has taken note of our new mural to welcome in the spring as well. John Osgood, a Montair parent and professional muralist, donated his time and talent to creating this welcoming scene where the old mural was located. It is so whimsical and colorful. The kids love it!

Along with Spring, we have a few things to do to get ready for next year. First of all, we have three open parent spots on our School Site Council (SSC). Site Council meets monthly to discuss our Montair plans for success. We look at CAASPP testing data, survey data, and more to help us make decisions about next steps for Montair. The SSC is comprised of 12 voting members who serve for 2 years. We have 6 parent representatives, 5 of whom are elected and one is a representative from the Montair Foundation. There are 6 staff members on this committee as well, 4 teachers, 1 classified employee, and the principal. If you are interested in joining us next year on SSC, please fill out this form by Monday, April 29th. An online vote will take place if we have more candidates than openings.

Another “may do” for next year is to inform us if there are any special insights and needs we should consider when making classroom assignments for your child(ren). Any specific requests for one teacher over another will not be considered. However, if you need AM or PM kindergarten, or if your child needs a teacher who integrates a lot of motion and flexible seating, or if your child does best in a highly structured environment, please include those details. The best way to let us know is to send an email to otricas@srvusd.net or to jcrow@srvusd.net . We print off these emails and use them to inform the best fit for these kids. These letters are not required as our teachers do a wonderful job finding the best fit for each child. These are just suggested if there is something specific you need us to know. Any such letters should be received by May 1st.


Here’s to another great week of learning together!

Ondi Tricaso
LAST INCLUSION CLUB MEETING!
Join us for our last Inclusion Club meeting this year. We'll be exploring Malaysia and Singapore, playing a Malaysian game and doing a Singaporean-inspired art project. Come and learn some facts about Asia, the Pacific Islands, and some things you may recognize as part of our culture that we've adopted from these areas!  
DON'T MISS THE LAST FEW DAYS OF LOW REGISTRATION PRICING FOR THE RUN FOR EDUCATION!
We are so excited to announce that the hub of this year's Run for Education weekend will be the new City Center Bishop Ranch!

Register now or anytime during the month of April to get the lowest registration price of the year ! Race weekend is October 12th and 13th, 2019. Register NOW !
SRVEF SUMMER ENRICHMENT
SRVEF Summer Enrichment - $35 Savings Ends May 1st!
Robotics • Chemistry • Programming • Bionics • Roblox • 3D Printing • Rocketry • Bio-Tech

The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation’s Summer Imagineering STEAM Enrichment Program will be held at Gale Ranch Middle School starting June 10 th,  2019. Weekly classes run Monday through Friday. Morning and afternoon sessions available! To learn more about this program for students entering 4 th -8 th  grade Fall 2019, visit our website. ( www.bit.ly/summer_imagineering  )  Only one more month to save $35!!
PARENTING SPEAKER EVENT
STRESS: What is Good, What is Bad & How You Can Help Your Child Cope  Dr. Rebecca E. Eberlin, PhD
 
Saturday, May 4, 2019
California High School Theater 
8:30am - 11am 
(continental breakfast included with $15 registration if registering before 5/2)
 
How stressed are your kids and your family?
Children and adults alike are pushing themselves to be better, stronger, smarter. As a result, we're seeing an increase in anxiety and other mental health issues. But stress isn't always bad; it can be good and in fact necessary. The reality is that too much or too little stress decreases competence and affects physical and mental health. 

Join us as Dr. Rebecca Eberlin addresses what stress is, how people experience it differently and how to determin e the healthiest level of stress for you, your children and your family. Dr. Eberlin will give strategies for reducing stress when necessary, helping your child navigate stressful situations, and knowing when to step in and when to step away.  

Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students and While You’re At It, All the Others
Ross Greene's book
Dr. Ross Greene wrote the book, Lost and Found to address how we can all work together to address challenging student behavior. The mission is to understand and help behaviorally challenging students in ways that are non-punitive, non-adversarial, skill building, relationship enhancing, collaborative, proactive, and most important helpful. Come join us as we learn together with Liz Angoff, Ph.D., Licensed Educational Psychologist and School Neuropsychologist!

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 4:00-5:00pm
Cal High Theater, 9870 Broadmoor Drive, San Ramon, CA
 
About this topic, "Parenting is a tough gig. Being a kid isn’t always a walk in the park either. And things can get intense between parents and kids, especially when kids don’t meet parents’ expectations. How to resolve those incompatibilities can point parents and kids toward conflict or collaboration.” - from Elevate Your Parenting Facebook group page, created by Lives in the Balance, non-profit organization associated with Raising Human Beings , Ross Greene’s book for all parents
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