Dear Montevideo Families,
We are in the end of year stretch! It has been a wonderful year so far and we still have so much great learning and special events to look forward to until the end of the year. Mark your calendars for the following:
SITE COUNCIL at 3:15 on Thursday
June 2nd Elections for next year.
MEF on Thursday at 4
May 4th at 8:30 AM
June 1st at 8:30 AM
Other Important days:
May 2-5 Teacher Appreciation Week Finish CAASPP Testing!
May 5th Gold Ribbon Award Ceremony in Santa Clara, Ca
May 6th MINIMUM DAY for grades 1-5 (school ends at 11:50 am)
May 18th Celebrate the Arts Day
May 24th Fifth Grade Portfolio Night
May 26th Open House TK-4th Grade with BBQ
May 30th Memorial Day Holiday
June 1st Volunteer TEA 2-3 PM, Childcare provided
June 3rd Fifth Grade to Little Hills
June 6th Band and Strings Performance at 6:30 PM
June 8th Field Day
June 9th Last Day of School, fifth grade send off celebration!
The May/June School Wide Read Aloud is wonderful book called The Most Magnificent Thing. For the early grades' exploration of character education, this funny book offers a perfect example of the rewards of perseverance and creativity. The girl's frustration and anger are vividly depicted in the detailed art, and the story offers good options for dealing honestly with these feelings, while at the same time reassuring children that it's okay to make mistakes. The clever use of verbs in groups of threes is both fun and functional, offering opportunities for wonderful vocabulary enrichment. The girl doesn't just “make” her magnificent thing --- she “tinkers and hammers and measures,” she “smoothes and wrenches and fiddles,” she “twists and tweaks and fastens.” These precise action words are likely to fire up the imaginations of youngsters eager to create their own inventions and is a great tie-in to learning about Science, Technology, Engineering. Don’t forget to ask your students about the book and perhaps read it at home again together!
Upcoming Changes, Improvements:
Montevideo Elementary Fence Project
The San Ramon Valley Unified School District is working on district-wide fence and gate improvement projects at various schools to improve security for its students and staff. The work at Montevideo Elementary School will start in approximately 4-6 weeks and will include the installation of a 6’ high ornamental fence with gates that will be offset from the sidewalk. The fence will improve student safety while maintaining the community access after school and on weekends.
If you have any questions regarding this project, please feel free to contact the Facilities Development Department at (925) 552-2960 or Facilities@srvusd.net.
Music Program Changes for 2016-17 (upper grades):
It is my firm belief that music is an essential component of education for all students. Next year, all fifth grade students will have music during school.
Students will have one of the following during music time: Band, Strings, Chorus or Making Music Digitally. Band and Strings students will also still have one before school lesson on a different day. We really want to encourage students to continue with playing an instrument if they have already started that process. We are excited to be able to offer this to all of our 5th grade students.
Class Placement for next year:
Please fill out this form if you would like to give input about your child’s placement next year. We will do our best to take into consideration your child’s learning styles and parent input. Please DO NOT request a specific teacher.
Lastly, I want to recognize the loss of a great friend and outstanding Montevideo Parent. Vince Kyle was not only an amazing dad to his son Jefferson, but was also a highly engaged community member who believed in our public school system. He fought hard to make sure this school and other schools across the district and state were funded adequately in order to ensure high standards of education for all students. We will miss him dearly. We send all of our love to his wonderful son, Jefferson and his lovely wife, Barbara.
Tasha Anestos Snow