January 14, 2019
THE MONTAIR MINUTE
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UPCOMING EVENTS
1/15 Auction Tickets Go On Sale
1/24 Montair's Festival Around the World
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
I am so excited for our 2nd Annual Montair Festival Around the World scheduled for next Thursday, January 24th. Our little school in Danville is actually a wonderfully diverse community representing many different countries around the world. This event is a chance to celebrate our cultures, food, music, dress and customs. If you have not do so already, mark your calendars for January 24 from 5-7. Everyone is welcome! It is not too late to get involved. If you want to prepare a dish to share or to volunteer to help, contact Cheryl Aza , our Diversity and Inclusion PTA Chair.

Attendance note - I mentioned last week that the SRVUSD is focusing on improving attendance as a way of generating more income for the district. They shared that if every child increased attendance one more day this year compared to last year, our district will gain an additional $2 million from the State. Additionally, attendance makes a huge difference academically. It seems so easy to pull little kids out of school. They are not being “graded” on missed assignments like they do in middle and high school so their GPA won’t be impacted. But there is data that shows problems with attendance in elementary school are closely aligned with problems with literacy development in children. Check out this article about the relationship between being in school and developing reading skills.

Here’s to another great week of learning together!

Ondi Tricaso
Principal
Important Auction Dates:
January 15: Live Auction Tickets on Sale
January 30: Classroom Art Project Showcase in MPR
February 3 - 7: Online Auction
February 23: Silent and Live Auction at Diablo Country Club
Montair's Festival Around the World is
Right Around the Corner!
Make sure to mark your calendars for January 24, 2019, for this great free, fun family night. Kids will receive "passports" and stamps for visiting our represented countries! Let us show you our Montair world. 

When: Thursday, January 24, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Where: MPR
Who: All Montair families welcome!
What: Second Annual Festival Around the World
PARENT EDUCATION EVENT WITH
TEEN ESTEEM ON JANUARY 30TH
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