January 7, 2019
THE MONTAIR MINUTE
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UPCOMING EVENTS
1/9 Inclusion Club Meeting
1/24 Montair's Festival Around the World
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
The SRVUSD is building awareness with our families about the importance of regular attendance at school. Students who attend school regularly have higher academic outcomes than those who are absent - even if it is only for a few days.

In an effort to increase attendance, we are asking every student to think about attending school just one more day this year than they did last year . In addition to impacting student success, absences affect the District’s budget. If every student in the SRVUSD attended school just one more day this year than they did last year, the District would realize an additional $2.2 million.

Definitely keep sick students at home. However, other than for reasons of illness, we strive to see every student in school every day. Students at Montair tend to miss school for reasons other than illness, such as family events, vacations, Tahoe trips, sport commitments, etc. We strongly encourage you to schedule these optional excursions on non-school days.

This year, so far, Montair has a 96% rate of attendance but this number varies greatly by individual student and by families. There are two huge benefits of sending your kiddos to school. 1. They will learn and grow. 2. The district will gain resources to keep our outstanding schools funded.

Next time you are considering keeping your student out of school for a reason other than illness, please consider if attending school, even for a partial day, is possible instead. Thank you for your partnership in this effort.


Ondi Tricaso
Principal
Let’s Run for the Roses, While we Raise for the Roadrunners!
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

We are still looking for parent donations in the following areas:
Gift Cards (Uber, Visa, Restaurant)
Hotel Points & Airline Miles
Vacation Homes
Kids Experiences
Sporting Event and Concert Tickets
JANUARY INCLUSION CLUB MEETING
Our schools district celebrates Words Matter Week in February. Now is your chance to spread some kindness around Montair and our world. Think of quotes or words that inspire you to be kinder and make a poster to display at Montair during Words Matter Week! 

When: Wednesday, January 9, 2019, from 1:50 - 2:50 pm
Where: Room 302
Who: all interested TK - 5th graders
What: Words Matter Week preparations

We'll have kids sign in at the start of the meeting and check out with their adults at the end, so please come in to sign them out.

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
Sign Up to Participate in
Montair's Festival Around the World
There are many ways to participate besides just attending! We are looking for a couple more country booth hosts, performers, food samples, canopy tents, folding tables, and helping hands are always welcome!


Performers:

Country booth hosts:

Food Samples:

Canopy tents/folding tables:

Helping hands:
PARENT EDUCATION EVENT WITH
TEEN ESTEEM ON JANUARY 30TH
Sign up Now to Register to Attend this Event!

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Montair Elementary School | Phone: (925) 855-5100 | Fax: (925) 820-6713 | Email: eschultz@srvusd.net