September 21, 2021
Important Dates:

  • September 27-29: Restaurant of the Month - Hazy BBQ
  • September 29: PTA Association Meeting, 6 pm
  • October 8: No School
  • October 16: Run for Education - Montair Community Run
  • October 17: Montair Carnival
Message From The Principal
Dear Montair Families, 

We are almost ready to welcome volunteers onto campus. Be a Mentor has updated the form for new volunteers requiring them to enter vaccination status and upload proof of vaccination to the BAM system. On Friday 9/17/21, BAM sent a mass email to all volunteers already cleared in the system asking them to enter vaccination status and upload proof. Please be sure to do this so we can begin inviting parents to volunteer in classrooms soon. 
Students are permitted to bring cell phones or smartwatches to school only to be used before or after school. They should not be used during the day and should not cause any disruption to class. This rule applies to watch-like devices that serve as a phone. Such devices may be worn in class, but should be in the off or silent setting during instructional hours. Some teachers have a “parking lot” for watches in a locked cabinet during the day for when a device causes disruption. 

I love starting and ending my day at crosswalk duty. It’s nice to see parents and our students each day. I hope grouping pedestrian traffic across the crosswalk helps ease traffic in our neighborhood. A few neighbors have reported that their driveways have been blocked by cars during pick up or drop off. Please be courteous of our neighbors and be sure to clear driveways when parking and walking to campus. It’s also very helpful to have your child’s name and grade visible on the passenger window. Thank you for helping us out with this. 

Our district is currently looking to fill numerous positions. Very importantly, they are looking to employ substitute teachers. If you or anyone you know is interested in subbing, please encourage them to review this information on how to become a guest teacher. Mrs. Espinoza and I have been subbing several times a week to help out when teachers are out. In addition, we are looking to hire TWO, 6 hour a week lunch supervisors. The hours are M-F from 11:30-12:45. We are so grateful for our parent volunteers, who are helping fill in for now. We would love to hire permanent supervisors. If you or anyone you know is interested, click HERE. Thank you for your consideration. 

I’m beginning to feel crisp autumn air as I greet children and families in the morning. This is my favorite time of the year. We have a lot of fun on the horizon this fall! We can’t wait to experience it with you : )


Elizabeth Lyons, Ed.D.
Montair Elementary School
Hispanic Heritage Month

Remind your students to stop by the Library and check out the Hispanic Heritage Month display. 

To learn more, visit
PTA Association Meeting
9/29, 6pm

Please join us at the first PTA Association Meeting of the 2021-2022 School Year. 
*Find out what the PTA is working on
*Meet other parents
*Hear Dr. Lyons speak 

We hope to see you there, all are welcome at the PTA Association Meetings!

Restaurant of the Month 

Join us for some delicious food from Hazy BBQ on Monday, Sept 27th, Tuesday, Sept 28th, and Wednesday, Sept 29th. A portion of all take-out, dine-in, and alcohol sales will be given directly to the Montair Foundation. Use the PROMO CODE: MONT21 for all orders. You can put your order in up to 1 week in advance. 

Exclusive Montair Family BBQ packs are available or order a la carte!   

Montair BBQ 4 Pack includes 2 Smoked Meats, 2 Sides, and Garlic Bread for $60. 
Deluxe BBQ 4 Pack includes 2 Smoked Meats, 2 Sides, Garlic Bread, Caesar Salad or Tucson Salad, 1 Piece Carrot Cake or 2 Large Brownie, 4 Pack Temescal Beer (Hazy IPA or Pilsner, Mix) or 2 Acrobat Pinot Noir Canned Wine for $95

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

Enjoy delicious food & live music at Hazy's. Support Montair!
Run for Education

Time to Register for the 38th Annual Run for Education! Both virtual and in-person participation is available. Go to: to register today! Only $25 with the registration proceeds going to Montair Elementary and the SRV EdFund. Includes a mask or cape for each person that registers.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Where do donations to the Run go?
- 70% of sponsorships go to Montair, and 30% goes to the SRV EdFund.

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

Are there other in-person activities happening?
Yes, The Health & Wellness Expo will take place on Oct. 9-10th at Bishop Ranch 2700, across from the City Center. This in-person event will feature local vendors, businesses, student performances and a Kid Zone.

Please contact Paul Grabowsky or Karen Robman. 
Montair Carnival: A Whole New World

The event you’ve been waiting for! The Montair Carnival: A Whole New World is on Sunday, October 17th from 12-4pm (doors open at 11:30 for our SDC community)

Wristbands are now on sale now through the Montair Store at a discount. 
Prices Go Up on Oct 1st!!!

Unlimited Games, Hair / Tattoo, 1 Kids Meal with bottled water, popcorn/cotton candy option, 5 raffle tickets

Unlimited Games, Hair / Tattoo, 5 raffle tickets

1 Adult Meal with bottled water, 1 Coffee Cart Item, 5 raffle tickets
Montair Dad’s Club
Pumpkin Patch

We’ve got an exciting new addition to the Montair Carnival this year - a pumpkin patch sponsored by the Montair Dad’s Club!

Stop by and purchase your pumpkins for the season on October 17th from 12-4 pm. 

Any questions? Email Dad’s Club at [email protected]
Spirit Wear store is OPEN

Didn’t purchase Montair Spirit Wear at the beginning of the year?

Now is your chance!

Montair Spirit Wear store is open until October 22, 2021. 

Sample sizes will be available to try on at the Montair Carnival on 10/17.

(All purchases will be delivered before the holidays)

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