September 14, 2021
Important Dates:

  • September 14: Minimum Day-Teacher Professional Development -1st-5th: 8:00-12:00: TK/AM K: 8:00-10:30, PM K: 9:30-12:00
  • September 15: School Picture Day
  • September 15: Spirit Wear pickup at the Montair Circle
  • September 15: First Day of Run Club Fall Season, 7:30 am
  • September 27-29: Restaurant of the Month - Hazy BBQ
  • September 30: PTA Association Meeting, 6 pm on Zoom
Message From The Principal
Dear Montair Families,  

We have two special events this week at Montair. Our first event is on Tuesday, 9/14 which is a minimum day. Please refer to our minimum day schedule as follows: TK/AM Kinder: 8:00-10:30; PM Kinder: 9:30-12:00, 1st-5th: 8:00-12:00. On Wednesday 9/15, we have school pictures. Please go to THIS LINK to order pictures. We look forward to seeing everyone in their school picture finery on Wednesday. 

We had a fun-filled evening during Family Movie Night. It was wonderful to see so many families together enjoying one another under the stars. I want to thank our PTA and especially our Family Movie Night chairs, Kylie Barbata and Kim Seabury for organizing our special evening. I’d also like to thank The House of Fete for donating the balloons and decor to add to our festivities. Our next family event will be the fall carnival which is on October 17th. We are looking for volunteers to help us make it as fun and safe as possible. If you are interested in helping out, please reach out to Alex Sullivan, our PTA president.  

Last month, the state of California required that all classroom volunteers show proof of COVID vaccination. SRVUSD is putting together the protocol to institute this requirement. As soon as that protocol is approved, we will be able to have volunteers in our classrooms. If you are interested in volunteering, please be sure to have proof of vaccination and register on THIS LINK for Be a Mentor. Please keep in mind that volunteers are subject to contact tracing and quarantine protocols we institute during any positive COVID case. 

School meals will continue to be provided for all interested students for the remainder of this school year. If you have a child nutrition account balance from spring 2020, you can request a refund by contacting SRVUSD's Child Nutrition Department Secretary Belinda McDaniel by calling (925) 824-1808 or email Belinda and provide:

Student(s) name(s)
Students ID(s)
School site(s) 
Person's name to make the check payable to, and 
Mailing address where to send the refund check

As we work together to support our children in rebuilding their scholarly stamina and academic skills, there are a few things you can do at home to support our efforts. Please continue to practice sight words, math facts, and practice reading every day. Daily practice solidifies neural pathways that build automaticity and set the foundation for the complex tasks students engage with as the year progresses.  

Have a beautiful week!


Elizabeth Lyons, Ed.D.
Montair Elementary School
Picture Day!!
Picture Day is Wednesday, September 15th. 

Order now by clicking here.

Every student’s portrait will be captured for the yearbook and administration, so dress your best!

Questions? Contact AP Visions at [email protected]
Thank you Kylie Barbata and Kim Seabury for organizing an amazing Family Movie Night!

Thank you to all the families that donated the goods and treats that make Movie Night so fun. Most importantly, thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and energy. The PTA could not have put on such a successful event without you!!

Last but not least ....
Run for Education

Time to Register for the 38th Annual Run for Education! The main events (5k & 10k) can be done how you, jog, walk, or roll on the road, trail, treadmill, or track. You can participate virtually OR run with others.

Go to: to register today!

- $25 to register & the fee includes a cape or mask. 30% of the registration proceeds go to Montair; 70% of proceeds go to the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation
- When you get sponsorships, 70% of the donation goes to Montair and 30% goes to the SRV EdFund.

Want to run with other Montair families? 
Join us at the IronHorse Trail on Saturday, October 16th, 9 AM - 11 AM. We will have staggered start times every 2 minutes and be giving official finish times for the 5K run.

The Health & Wellness Expo will take place on Oct. 9-10th at Bishop Ranch 2700, across from the City Center. Attend this in-person event which will feature local vendors, businesses, student performances, and a Kid Zone.

Please contact Paul Grabowsky or Karen Robman. 
Click on the image above to see the full flyer.
Get ready to RUN!
Montair Run Club meets every Wednesday, starting on September 15th through October 27th at 7:30 am. Meet on the blacktop behind Kid’s Country. Run laps with your friends to earn charms and work your way up to the coveted 100-Miler club! If you haven’t signed the participation waiver already, please print it out HERE and send it with your student. 

The first day of the season will have snacks and a special guest runner!
Restaurant of the Month:
Hazy BBQ

Help support the Montair Foundation by purchasing some delicious food from Hazy BBQ on Monday, Sept 27th- Wednesday, Sept 29th.

A portion of all dine-in, take-out, and alcohol sales will be given directly to the Montair Foundation.

Exclusive Montair Family BBQ packs are available, as well as all other a la carte items.

Use the PROMO CODE: MONT21 for all orders. Make sure to tell your cashier that you are supporting Montair.

Bonus Surprise: Chelsea Ames, our very own Montair parent, will be performing live at Hazy BBQ on Sept 29. Chelsea recently released her new album, BIG LITTLE DREAM.

Come out and enjoy live music and good food. Support Montair!

Remember those Box Tops that we used to cut out and collect all year long? Well, now you don’t have to! Box Tops for Education is now an app that you use you scan your receipts and collect Box Tops digitally! The earnings are immediately calculated for our school. 

Head to to learn all about this program and find a list of participating stores and items. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Box Tops coordinator, Chelsea McCabe.

Headed to Costco? These items can help the PTA with just a scan of your receipt! 
  • Cheerios – All Types – This is on extra discount until Sept 26th! 
  • Yoplait GoGurt 
  • Lysol Cleaning products (Disinfectant Spray, Wipes, Toilet Bowl cleaning, and Laundry sanitizers)
  • Annie's® Mac & Cheese and Bunny Snacks
  • Nature Valley™ Bars, Biscuits and Snacks
  • Chex™ Mix
  • Paper Mate pens
Spirit Wear is HERE!
Stop by Montair at pick-up/drop-off on Wednesday, September 15th to grab your previously ordered Spirit Wear. We will also be set up at Kinder pick-up/drop-off too.

If you didn’t order Spirit Wear during the first week of school, you have another chance! We’ve reopened the store until October 22. Check out all the great pieces for kids and adults.

Any questions? Contact Tailor Carey-Bailey
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