September 8, 2020
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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
Dear Montair Families,
I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day holiday. As we begin the next phase of the school year, I want to share my deep gratitude to our families and our staff. Never before has cooperation and teamwork been so essential to our children’s education. I know navigating through the myriad of portals and passwords can be fraught with frustration. Thank you for your perseverance and patience as we learn the idiosyncrasies of all our learning platforms. Our superintendent, Dr. Malloy, is seeking parent feedback on remote learning. If you are interested in taking the survey, please CLICK HERE.   
Montair’s teachers are individuals with unique gifts and talents who share a common passion for teaching children. The diverse talents of our staff weave an intricate tapestry that defines the educational program at Montair. Thank you for honoring their individuality while noticing all the good work all our teachers are doing. Your thoughtful emails and kind words are a tremendous source of encouragement!
We are excited to announce our “Read the Rainbow” reading motivation program. It begins in September and will run throughout the school year.  HERE’s an overview video of the program. Students who are not quite reading yet can still participate. They can log the time they are listening to stories. Mrs. Suffoletta will be promoting the program each month and students who participate will get little surprises from Mrs. Suffoletta to acknowledge their participation. Happy Reading!!!

Warm regards,
Elizabeth Lyons
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: 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!
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