September 1, 2020
THE MONTAIR MINUTE
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UPCOMING EVENTS
September 3: Materials Pick Up
September 4: Materials Pick Up
September 7: No School - Labor Day
September 9: Common Grounds Coffee @ 8:30 am
September 11: PTA Membership Drive Ends
September 14: Montair's Virtual Run Club Kick Off
September 15: Minimum Day
September 15: Restaurant Of The Month: Chipotle
September 17: Movie Night Snack Box Pick Up @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Dear Montair Families, 

It was so wonderful to see students and families during the donut drive through on Friday. Your smiles and happy faces fuel our commitment to you and your children. During the early weeks of remote learning, our teachers are working hard to find the balance between rigor, screen time, and social emotional well being. Thank you for reaching out and offering your support and feedback on how remote learning is impacting your child’s learning. The SRVUSD will be sending out a remote learning survey this week. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to provide feedback on remote learning. 

We will have another material pick on this Thursday and Friday, 9/3 & 9/4. Your child’s teacher will notify you whether she will have materials out for pick up. If your child’s teacher has materials for pick up, they will be out on designated tables by 8:00 a.m. You can come by at any time and pick up materials. If you come when there is no staff in the loop to help, please park, wear a mask and find your child’s materials. We will have staff outside helping from 2:00-4:00.  
Students who love math and enjoy solving complex math problems are invited to join the Math Olympiad Team. HERE is the program information overview and registration. Please place completed applications and donations in the basket on the table in front of the office by the end of day Friday, September 4th. We are looking for a parent representative for the SRVUSD Culture and Climate Committee. If you are interested in participating, please read more HERE. Please remember to call the attendance office when your child is absent. We are following state guidelines for student attendance this year.

I want to acknowledge the commitment families must have in order to make remote learning work. We cannot deliver an effective instructional program without your engagement and support. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or myself if you have questions or concerns. We are a team and together we can overcome obstacles and triumph through this time. I feel blessed to part of such a collaborative and engaged community. 

Warm Regards,
Elizabeth Lyons
Principal
2020-2021 Montair's Virtual Run Club
Welcome Virtual Montair Runners!

I hope everyone is settling into their virtual education routine.  In light of COVID-19, we have decided to launch “virtual run club.”  I am pleased to announce that Montair's Virtual Run Club will be kicking off on Monday, September 14th. Our goal is to encourage the students to walk or run, setting personal goals and building confidence by creating a positive experience.  

Virtual program overview

  • SPRING Run Club: Monday, April 12th through Monday, May 31st

  • Every student that participates will get a necklace and earn run charms


  • For every mile the student completes they will earn 1 charm 

  •  Necklaces and charms will be available for pickup at the school on a “to be determined” basis

  •  Milestone awards will be given at 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles, 50 miles and 100 miles

We will use the “honor system” for tracking laps and populate the Google Sheet at the end of each week.  Please note, I plan to download mileage each Sunday.  Feel free to track miles using any method you prefer.  For example, we use a combination of landmarks and Strava.
We have setup a virtual clothing shop so you can order t-shirts and hoodies as needed.

The virtual clothing shop closes on September 10th. Merchandise will be shipped to your home.
If you have not yet registered, please send an email to: stephendunphy@sbcglobal.net. Please include parent & child’s name, grade, teacher & parent email address.
Go Roadrunners!

Stephen Dunphy, Matt Alberti, & Paul Grabowsky
Montair Run Club
For the first time, Montair can earn money directly back from your registration fee. Support this annual District wide event and earn money for Montair!
Parent Presentation: Parenting During Crises - Tools and Tips
San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs invites you to join us for a 90-minute Panel Presentation "Parenting During Crises -- Tools and Tips" on Saturday, September 12th at 10:00 am. Our expert panelists will discuss the current challenges that families are experiencing and share some insights, tools and tips. View additional details about the presenters. Register on Zoom to receive your unique zoom link.
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