November 19, 2019
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Nov 23-27 - Thanksgiving break No School
Last week our Inclusion and Diversity PTA Chairpersons, Cheryl Aza and Mel Salomon, held an information night about the upcoming Festival Around the World . On January 23rd, the MPR will be transformed into an international party. Families will come together to share their culture through food, crafts, clothing, music, and entertainment. For this event to take place, we need you ! Currently, we have a few countries represented with booths but we need a few more. For those of you who have attended, you know how much fun this night is. We have enjoyed hot tea from Iran, henna from India, dancers from the Philippines and so much more. Take a look at this informational slide show which describes the event in greater detail, including photos and videos. If you are interested in hosting a country booth, sign up here on this form. It’s extra fun if you share the booth with another family, bringing together your ideas and expanding the presentation to include different traditions within a country.  If you have questions or would like to help out in another way other than hosting a booth, contact Cheryl or Mel .

Next week, there will be no school for the Thanksgiving Break. I hope you all enjoy extra family time together making memories! Don’t forget to send a shout out to a staff member. Folks have been very touched when I share the messages. FAMILY FEEDBACK FORM.

For more information on what’s happening at MT, be sure to watch last Friday’s Leadership Announcements on MTTV .  

Here’s to another great week of learning together!

Ondi Tricaso
Thank you for the families who came out Friday night to support the Sip & Shop in downtown Danville. We had a successful night of fundraising for the Montair Foundation!

Grateful for the following shops/restaurant contributions:

Ella J, Flaunt, The Rouge Cosmetics, Christine’s Boutique, Lemon Gift Shop, Bliss Danville, Beyond Active, Sweet Street, Whim House, Locanda Ravello, Elisa Wen, McGah’s

Also, a big “shout out” to Beyond Active owner and Montair Mom, Courtney Cruey, for helping to secure the participating businesses and to Nicole Jones, Foundation Board Member, for coordinating the night! If you didn’t pick up your commemorative glass made by Kelly Sekera, you can pick it up in the school office Thursday or Friday this week.

January and February is Montair Bee season! All 4th and 5th graders will be participating in both the Geo Bee and the Spelling Bee. Can’t play outside as late any more? Start studying! Your teacher has study materials upon request. 

Details: Class and school semifinal spelling bees will be held two weeks before the finals date. Specific dates to be determined by teachers. Students will be notified if they are part of the semifinals by their teacher on Jan 17th for Geo Bee and Feb 7th for the Spelling Bee. 

Geo Bee: Finals: Jan 24th 8:30 MPR - Parents welcome
Spelling Bee Finals: Feb 13 8:30 MPR - Parents welcome
SRVEF Imagineering Enrichment Classes During Thanksgiving Break
The SRVEF is offering Imagineering enrichment classes during Thanksgiving break. Classes will be held at Gale Ranch Middle School from Monday, November 25th through Wednesday, November 27th. There will be three sessions in the morning and two in the afternoon.
  • 3D Printing with Minecraft
  • Python Coding
  • SumoBot Robotics Tournament
  • Coding Minecraft with Python
  • Model Rocketry Design and Launch
Visit the  Eventbrite registration page  for complete details on our upcoming classes. More information about the SRVEF’s Imagineering program can be found on the  SRVEF website . Questions? Email us at

Teen Drug & Alcohol Awareness Event: “See the Bigger Picture”

"See The Bigger Picture" is an opportunity for parents, teachers and others who work with adolescents to experience and explore the environment of a teenager, learn about stress and opportunities for a brighter future for teens and tweens.
Thursday, December 12th at 7pm
Alcosta Senior and Community Center 
9300 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon
Come explore a real life display of a teen bedroom, hear from a panel of experts and visit information booths with great resources for tweens and teens from local community organizations in the newly renovated Alcosta Senior and Community Center!  This event is a partnership between the City of San Ramon, Teen Council and ADAPT. Website for more information:
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