April 29, 2019
THE MONTAIR MINUTE
Stay up to date on the latest news happening around Montair by reading our weekly newsletter!
UPCOMING EVENTS
May 1 7:30AM Spring Run Club
May 1 1PM TK visiting day
May 1 1:50-2:50PM Inclusion and Diversity Club Meeting Rm 302
May 8    8:30AM Foundation Board Meeting
May 8 7-8PM District Strings Festival Concert
May 9 7-8:30 PM Scott/Christman play (Perrings singing)
May 10  7-8:30 PM Perrings play (Scott/Christman singing)
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Communication at Montair is a priority for us. We try to ensure that everyone knows about upcoming events, opportunities, and deadlines. The best way to stay informed is to read this Montair Minute. All of our MT organizations use this tool to keep you informed. You may also like to follow us on Facebook .  We post photos and link interesting articles regularly. We also have a Twitter account that offers quick snapshots and updates of events around school. We even have an Instagram account that enables us to share pics of upcoming events like carnival, auction, and festival around the world.

We also work hard to keep our Montair Website current and informative. We have links to the various organizations on campus like PTA, Foundation, Site Council and Dad’s Club. We have our Montair google calendar linked as well as district calendar events. We have parent resources available, including information about our literacy and math instruction here at school. We have student resources available with links to the library, science, and computer pages. If you take a minute to explore, I hope you will find all kinds of information that is helpful to you and your family.

With all of this available, we know that sharing information is a balancing act. If we don’t share enough, families are not informed and may miss opportunities to participate or information about important deadlines. If we share too much, families are overwhelmed and stop reading. Please take the time to read the Montair Minute each week and then find the platform for information that suits your style.

Here’s to another great week of learning together!

Ondi Tricaso
Principal
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!  
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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