September 29, 2020
THE MONTAIR MINUTE
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UPCOMING EVENTS
September 30: Material Pick Up 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
October 1: Material Pick Up 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
October 2: Teacher Work Day - No School
October 5-9: Conference Week - Minimum Day Schedule
October 7: PTA Association Meeting: Chat with the Principal @ 6:00 pm
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Dear Montair Families,
 
We are excited to share our character trait focus for the month of October is kindness. Teachers will integrate activities and lessons centered on fostering kindness and eliminating bullying. Mrs. Wui and I will be visiting classrooms and promoting kindness too! We can’t wait to hear about our students’ kindness throughout the month. 
 
I had the pleasure of facilitating discussions in our 4th and 5th grade classes last week. Our conversations focused on coping with digital distractions. Students shared that notifications for emails, Google chats, YouTube and texts are the biggest sources of distraction. Students brainstormed ways they can limit distractions. If you have not already done so, it will be helpful to turn off notifications on your child’s device.
 
There are several activities students can participate in this month. We invited students to participate in the “Street Smarts” traffic safety program, click HERE for more details. We are also participating in the Great Shake Out. This is a great time to discuss your family’s earthquake plan. If you don’t already have a plan, this link is full of wonderful resources. 
 
We have "Chat with the Principal" on Wednesday, October 7th at 6:00. If you have questions you would like me to address during our time together, you can share them with me on THIS Google Form. I look forward to connecting with you and sharing current information about our remote learning program and our return to school planning. 

Sincerely, 

Elizabeth Lyons, Ed.D.
Principal
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!
Montair Elementary is hosting an optional Run for Education event IN-PERSON along the Iron Horse Trail between 8:00 am through 9:30 am on Sunday, October 11, 2020. Below are the details:
 
  • Start & End Point: Corner of Prospect Ave & Iron Horse Trail
  • Parking: Parking available in the Lunardi’s parking lot
  • Distance: 5K from Prospect Ave to Camille Ave. Turn around and return back to Prospect Ave
  • Social Distancing: Sign up via Signup Genius for a maximum 10 person group staggered every 15 minutes. Please wear face masks or buffs.
  • Timed run: Timing will be available
  • Check in table will be available
  • Feel free to run, walk, ride a bike…
 
Sign up for the Run for Education under Montair:
 
 
Route:
Sign up for a staggered run time:
 
 
Questions: Please send an email to stephendunphy@sbcglobal.net
 
Looking forward to a great event.
 
Stephen Dunphy
The Culture in the Community Celebration is going virtual this year, and we want you to be a part of it! We are looking for video submissions from solo and group performers, restaurants/home cooks, families, and community members to showcase the different cultures in our community and around the world. We want you to submit a video highlighting your culture. Here are some video suggestions:
  • Cultural Dance
  • Cultural Music
  • Reading or telling a cultural story or poetry
  • Talking about your experience in your culture or an immigration story
  • Showing cultural artifacts (clothes, food, toys, games, etc.)
  • Telling fun facts about your culture
  • Cooking demonstration or explaining the different foods or ingredients that are important to your culture
  • Anything else. Be creative!
To submit a video please review the video guidelines and complete an application. The application deadline is October 1 with video submissions due by October 19. The Culture in the Community Celebration video submissions will be posted on November 13th. 

We hope you will join the Culture in the Community Celebration this year, and we look forward to seeing your videos!
Questions? Contact Adam Chow at achow@sanramon.ca.gov.
Virtual Town Hall with Superintendent Malloy
Dr. Malloy is looking forward to hosting Virtual Town Hall Meetings later this month. More details will follow, but please put the dates on your calendar:
  • Tuesday, September 29, 7:00pm - California HS and area schools
  • Wednesday, October 7, 7:00pm - Monte Vista HS and area schools
  • Wednesday, October 14, 7:00pm - Dougherty Valley HS, Venture Independent Study and Del Amigo High plus Dougherty Valley High area schools
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