Office Hours: 8am - 4pm
Main Office: (925) 855-5100
Fax Number: (925) 820-6713
Attendance: (925) 855-5199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal: Anthony La Rue
A Message from Principal La Rue
Dear Montair Families,
I would like to share a few thoughts as you prepare for parent conferences next week. As a parent, you are your child's first and most important teacher. You and every teacher at Montair have something in common: You both want your child to learn and do well. When parents and teachers talk to each other, each person can share important information about your child's talents and needs. Each person can also learn something new about how to help your child. Parent-teacher conferences are a great way to start or continue talking to your child's teachers.
Parent conferences take place next week March 16, 2015. Just like you, teachers want your child to succeed. You will probably hear positive feedback about your child's progress and areas for improvement. Be prepared by thinking about your child's strengths and challenges beforehand. Be ready to ask questions about ways you and the teacher can help your child with some of his or her challenges. Good parent-teacher conferences focus on how well the child is doing in school. To get ready for the conversation, look at your child's homework, tests, and notices before the conference. Be sure to bring a list of questions that you would like to ask the teacher. Your child's report card will be given to you at conference time or sent home Friday, March 20, 2015. A friendly reminder every day during conference week is a minimum day (student dismissal around 12:00 PM) . Please plan accordingly.
Discussing your child's report card can be a wonderful learning experience. A report card is one way teachers communicate with parents and students. The report card is the teacher's appraisal of the student's work for the past grading period. I suggest you meet privately with your child, without distractions. Be sure you have enough time. Your child deserves your attention without interruptions. Be sure you allow enough time for a relaxed discussion. Start with a review of what the child has learned in each subject during the past grading period. Always talk in terms of growth. Ask your child to tell you about the activity in each subject. Talk about what the child has learned. Help your child plan his or her next steps. Should your child talk with the teacher to discuss concerns, explain new goals, or ask for the teacher's suggestions? Are changes needed in your child's study habits at home? Is your child interested in learning more about certain topics? I know this important dialogue will lead to success.
A friendly reminder we will begin taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment in the coming weeks. These tests are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English and Math. Grades 3-5 will take the tests. Students are currently taking the practice test this month.
Our next step in that transition is to administer the assessment for Grades 3-5 from Monday, April 20, 2015 - Friday, May 15, 2015.
If you want to see what types of questions students will be asked or how the test will be presented, there is a practice test available online here.
Onward and Upward
Mr. La Rue
Montair Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship, being offered through the Montair PTA, acknowledges the achievement of a high school senior who has also given back to their community and school through volunteerism and participation in various community activities. This scholarship is for use during the fall semester/quarter following high school graduation at an accredited college, university, community college, trade or technical school.
The qualifications for this scholarship include that the applicant must have volunteered in the school and community and must be a Montair alumni. The applicant's high school must have a PTA unit in good standing and the student must be a member of the PTA/PTSA at his/her school.
Applications can be obtained at your High School career center or click here on our website. Responses can be mailed to Montair Elementary or emailed to Jen Kral at email@example.com. The recipient will be notified by phone and will also be announced during senior awards night at their high school.
All responses are due by Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
1st Annual Roadrunner Cup Golf Tournament
Montair Elementary vs. Rancho Romero Elementary
Monday, May 11, 2015 at Round Hill Country Club
Pre-Sale Registration for twosomes will start on March 5th – this is a benefit to our sponsors allowing them to buy their tickets in advance, as there are only 36 twosomes for each school available.
Regular Registration for twosomes will start on March 12th
Twosomes are $450 ($225 per golfer). Spouses and friends of the school not playing golf are welcomed to attend the Horse Race and share in the dinner and festivities ($40 non-golfer ticket).
Golf Tournament Format:
The Roadrunners from Montair take on the Roadrunners from Rancho Romero in an 18-hole, 2-person scramble. Foursomes of Montair and Rancho golfers will be formed by the golf committee based upon each golfer’s handicap or average 18-hole score (if no handicap is established). Or, a twosome from Montair can request to play with a twosome from Rancho regardless of handicaps/average scores, so friends can play together.
The tournament is a “Ryder Cup Format”. The winner of each match after 18-holes earns 1 point for his or her school. The school with the most points wins the Roadrunner Cup and bragging rights.
After the Roadrunner Cup is determined, there will also be a Horse Race. The top three low net teams from each school will make the Horse Race. Two additional spots in the Horse Race will be raffled. (Any golfer may buy as many raffle tickets he or she wishes, two names will be drawn, and the winning teams will be added to the Horse Race.) The two-person team that wins the Horse Race will have their names engraved on the Roadrunner Cup and win a Spyglass Hill golf experience for four.
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