March 8, 2022
Important Dates:
3/16, 3/17 & 3/18: Conference Days–Minimum Days
3/22: Online Auction Opens
3/22: Minimum Day/ Pizza Fundraiser
3/28: Pancake Breakfast & Auction Art Showcase
3/31: Online Auction Closes
4/4-4/8: Spring Break
4/13: PTA Association Meeting, 8:30am in the MPR
4/23: Live Auction
Message From The Principal

Dear Montair Families,

This week our teachers had time to discuss student progress during data talks. Hearing about how much progress our students are making makes my heart smile. One area we are continuing to focus on is our students’ social-emotional well being. Our school counselor, Sarah Reardon is visiting many classrooms over the next few weeks to discuss problem solving strategies. For our K-3 students, we are teaching them to consider Kelso’s Wheel of Choices when figuring out how to work through conflicts.  HERE is a copy of the wheel we use with our students. Consider printing out a copy and using it with your children when they are having conflicts at home. 

 Masking becomes optional for both staff and students on March 14th. Whether to mask or not is a personal decision based on each family’s comfort level and health concerns. We respect each family’s decision regarding masking. Parents may want to discuss as a family and remind their students of what we always teach at Montair, the importance of respecting all of their peers and being kind to one another whether the choice is to wear a mask or not. We want to continue to nurture a positive, supportive learning community where all students feel safe at school. 

Spring conferences are March 16-18th, and our next staff development day on March 22nd. You can refer to this calendar to see the dismissal and arrival times during these weeks. Please remember that March 11th is now a regular school day and students attend school. We look forward to seeing your children at school on Friday, March 11th
We continue to look for applicants for our lunch supervisor openings. If you’re interested in the position, you can apply HERE. In the meantime, we appreciate any volunteers who are willing to help with lunch supervision at the lunch tables from 11:30-12:45. We especially need help on Fridays. If you are able to help out, please sign up on THIS Sign Up Genius.
Drop off time begins at 7:45. From 7:45-7:55, there are very few cars in the drop off loop. As the weather has cooled, the number of tardies has increased. Remember, school begins at 8:00. Consider the following, a child who is 12 minutes late each day loses an hour of schooling a week. We can’t wait to see your child each day. Please do your best to arrive before the starting bell rings at 8:00.

 The San Ramon Valley PTA would like to invite you to an important seminar: Fentanyl is in our Community: Learn What to Look for and How to Save a Life. The seminar is on Thursday, March 10, 2022, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in SRVUSD’s Boardroom at 699 Old Orchard Drive, Danville. During the seminar you will hear about Fentanyl in our Community and learn what to look for and how to save a life. This event will take place in person, seating is limited. Please register to attend HERE. Featured Speakers: Allan Shields, Danville Police Chief; April Rovero, National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse; Jon Campopiano, SRVUSD.
Kind Regards,
Ms. Lyons
Montair Elementary School
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