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300 Quinterra Lane
Danville, CA 94526

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Office Hours: 8am - 4pm

Main Office: (925) 855-5100

Fax Number: (925) 820-6713

Attendance: (925) 855-5199  or email

Principal: Anthony La Rue
Office Manager: Linda Scanlon
Asst Office Mgr: Eileen Schultz


~~ Boy's Skate Night, Thursday Feb 26th~~ Run Club Wednesdays 7:30 am ~~ ~~
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Boy's Skate Night

Boy's Skate Night is this Thursday February 26th.  

Click here to register for the event!


Throw on your favorite jersey or uniform and join us at 


Golden Skate

This Thursday, February 26th, 2015

At 6:30pm


Don't miss out on an evening of skating fun with 

your "MVP" (mom, grandma, aunt or sister)


Go to to register or pay by check in the office. ($10 per person/admission, $5 per person/skate rentals) - Registration closes Wed. 5pm


Save time during check in and make sure to complete the required adult and student participation waivers during registration.


 Handy with a camera?  We are looking for a volunteer or two to help take memory pictures of our skaters and their ALL STARS! 


If you have any questions or would like to volunteer at the event, please contact

Thank You for Your Support from the Montair Foundation President

WOW- what an Auction! Thank you all for your incredible support of our 19th Annual Montair Auction! Whether you participated in our Online Auction or attended Napastyle, our Live event this past Saturday at Diablo Country Club, your support made all the difference. At our Live Auction this past Saturday, parents were transported to the Wine Country. There was tremendous energy and excitement, and yet again our families met the challenge of funding the last half of this year's Foundation programs with great generosity. You may have heard that $9k was paid for Mrs. Knott's beautiful class art project (a special thank you to Bianca Gundry and Amy Moxley for the art direction) and $8k was paid for one of the parent-donated parties.  This is SO wonderful, and we hope these examples set the standard for future Auction items!


Preliminary numbers show that your generous donations and purchases allowed us to raise, through both Auctions, a total of $162,000 in gross revenue- a new revenue record! Over the next few weeks, we will be calculating our net profit, which is the more significant number. We also successfully raised $22,500 for this year's Fund-a-Need: Montair's new Technology Maintenance and Enhancement Fund.  


Thank you again to our entire Auction Team, particularly our Live Auction co-chairs Patty Giammona, Bean Chun as well as our Online Auction chair, Betsy Wolf for bringing us this successful fundraiser!


Item Pick-Up Days for Online, Silent and Live Auction winnings are tomorrow and Thursday of this week, during drop off and pick up in front of the Montair Office. Please login to our Auction site to process your purchases in advance and print your receipt for your tax deduction donation: 



With Gratitude,

Jenn Marozas

Montair Foundation President



Dr. Vicki Zakrzweski Visits Montair

Education Director Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.,of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley visited Montair Wednesday evening February 18th for an insightful presentation on fostering positive emotions and skills in children. If you missed this event, you can visit the Greater Good Science Center for more information.

Congratulations to Dave Keyes for winning our drawing to Sideboard! 


A Message from Principal La Rue

Dear Montair Families,

I would like to take the opportunity to personally thank you for being such wonderful students and fabulous parents at Montair Elementary.  I am very grateful to work and live in such a great community.  I am looking forward to attending the Montair Foundation Live Auction on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Diablo Country Club.  I look forward to seeing you at this event!


State Testing and Vacation Plans

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) primary purpose is to assist teachers, administrators, and pupils and their parents by promoting high-quality teaching and learning through the use of a variety of assessment approaches and item types. At Montair, we are currently making preparations to take the Smarter Balanced Field Assessment this spring.  Only grades 3-5 will take this assessment.   Furthermore 5th grade students will take the California State Standards Science test this spring.  I will continue to communicate relevant information about testing to all families in the coming weeks.  Here are the district testing windows:


Smarter Balanced Assessments: Computer Adaptive Tests

(ELA, Math and Performance Tasks)

District Testing Window: Elementary and Middle Schools (March 10-May 22, 2015)


CST/CMA/CAPA: Paper-Pencil Tests (Science for Grades 5, 8 & 10)

District Testing Window: April 16-May 20, 2015


If all children are to succeed and progress as learners it is important to note that every minute of the school day counts during this time of the school year.  Please schedule vacations and appointments outside the school day. We are working hard everyday at Montair and taking children away, even with an independent study contract, is never the same. With the academic rigor and pace of learning going on, it is hard for students to make up the time they miss.  Thank you for understanding and working with us.


Words Matter Week Feb. 2-6


I am writing to tell you about Words Matter Week that will be observed throughout the district the week of February 2nd- 6th.   This program seeks to focus attention on the problem of name calling in schools and to provide students and educators with the inspiration to launch an ongoing dialogue about the impact of words so they can eliminate name calling in their communities.

At our school, we recognize the importance of building empathy, teaching respect, and increasing understanding about the impact that words have on students’ well-being. Words Matter Week is one way in which we teach our students these important life skills.

Our students will have the opportunity to participate in activities that will help them understand the impact of verbal bullying and teach them strategies for ending name calling. The program was coordinated by PTA’s Inclusion & Diversity committee and the activities by our Student Leadership class.

We hope that Words Matter Week will help all of us consider the weight of the words we use and make our school community a safer, healthier place for all.  We enthusiastically encourage your support of this week.


Bicycle Safety

In the light of the recent traffic accident involving a student cyclist on Green Valley Blvd.  I would like to remind students and parents of safety precautions while biking to and from school.

  *   Look and listen for traffic. Also, look for things that could make you fall, like potholes and storm grates. Never use a cell phone or wear headphones.

  *   Watch for vehicles going in and out of driveways.

  *   Stop before crossing the street, entering a road, or turning. Look left, right, left, and behind you for traffic, including pedestrians, bicycles, and cars. If you are allowed to ride in the street,

  *   Ride single file and in the same direction as cars.

  *   Ride to the right side of the road, but far enough from parked cars to avoid any car doors that suddenly open.


Upward and onward,


Mr. La Rue

TK and Kindergarten Enrollment Opens Sunday February 1st

2015-16 TK/Kindergarten Enrollment 

  • February 1, 2015 - On-Line Enrollment Opens

  • February 2 through Feb 6 - Current TK to Kinder and Kinders with Siblings - bring summary from on-line and required documents to resident school site

  • February 9 through Feb 27 - All others (including above) bring summary from on-line and required documents to resident school site

  • Completed enrollment packages must be received and verified by February 27, 2015 to be included in a lottery should it be necessary at your resident school.

‚ÄčAge eligibility for Kindergarten:  Your child must be five on or before September 1st 2015.


Information regarding enrollment can be found at 


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