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Principal's Message

Date:  3/1/22

 

Hello Montevideo Families,

 

Welcome to April!  This mix of hot weather and breezy rain showers is keeping everyone on their toes.  As we shift focus back onto academics after Spring Break, the 6 “C’s” are in action everywhere in Mustang Country. These include critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, compassion, and citizenship.  These 6 C’s will continue to be our focus  into next year as we build the foundation for our students for 21st century learning.

 

CAASPP Testing

The California state testing, CAASPP, will commence on Monday, April 18th for our 3rd-5th graders. Your student’s teacher should communicate with you and let you know when testing will take place during the day. It is important that students are here during testing. Please try to schedule orthodontist, Dr. appointments, etc. at a time when testing is not taking place. 

 

Empathy

This month marks the last letter of our  “CARE” chats---E, for empathy.  We will be visiting classrooms over the next few weeks reading a book and talking to students about what empathy means and how to show empathy to others as we go about our days. I always look forward to having CARE chats with our students and hearing the students share their thoughtful responses.

 

Parent input for Class Placement

A letter and form will be sent home early in May for you to give input regarding your student’s class placement for next year. You will not be able to request a specific teacher, but your input is valuable when deciding on the best placement based on your student’s  learning style and  needs. 

 

Online Auction

Our Montevideo Education Foundation (MEF) committee is very excited to unveil their online auction fundraiser next week!  The auction will go live on Monday, April 18 and bids will be accepted through Friday, April 22nd.  Opportunities include themed classroom baskets, jewelry, recreation, pampering, and teacher treats, and more!  Every dollar earned goes directly back to our school. 

 

Safety Reminder

As a reminder, all non-staff adults need to leave campus by 8:00. This is a closed campus and student safety is our top priority.  Campus needs to be locked and secured as students begin their school day.  If you will be volunteering one morning, please stop by the office to sign in and get a badge prior to the bell ringing.  Thank you for your partnership.

 

Water and Snacks

With warmer weather, please pack a water bottle for your student each day.  Additionally, please pack a snack for your student-- we see many students at recess who have forgotten to bring one.  We all feel better when we are hydrated and well nourished throughout the day.
 

In Partnership,

Kathleen Martins

Principal