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Weekly Monarch eBulletin

02/13/2017

Hello Monarch Parents,
Last week at our Principal’s Coffee, I presented information about
the process our district uses to write its LCAP (Local Control Accountability
Plan) each year. The goal is to get input for all stakeholders in order to
write a plan that best supports all student in Poway Unified.  To take the
survey, click on this link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TQZV2LC
Also, with the release of the new budget forecast for the
2017-2018 school year, our district is facing budget cuts.  To read a
summary of the budget, click on this link:
http://powayusd.com/en-US/Departments/Business-Support/Finance/Budget.aspx
Both of these links are also available on Poway Unified’s home
page which is:
http://powayusd.com/
 
News & Updates:
 
This Week’s Science Fair Schedule
  1. Monday, February 13, 3:30-4:30pm  OR Tuesday, February 14, 8:00-8:40am.
Bring your completed science fair projects to the MPR and set up in the designated area for your grade and category.
  1. Tuesday, February 14. Science
    fair projects will be judged by student ambassadors from Del Norte High School.
     Winners will be announced on the intercom at the end of the school day. MRES
    students and parents will not be admitted into the MPR due to judging.   
  2. Wednesday, February 15. Science fair viewing day.
  3. Classes will have the opportunity to view the science fair projects during school hours.  
  4. Parents and family members may view all of the projects from 5:30-6:30pm.  
  5. Students who entered the science fair have the option of standing in front of their projects for the
    first 30 min of the family viewing night to tell others about their project.
     Students who get 5 adult signatures indicating that they told those
    adults about their project will participate in a science fair participant
    popsicle party, to be held at a later date.     
  6. All projects need to remain in the MPR until 6:30 so everyone can view their work.  At 6:30, all projects need to be taken home so we can clear out the MPR for Thursday’s band lessons.
Box Tops
Please turn all box tops that are not expired to your teacher or
office collection box no later than Friday, February 17th.

 
Dine Out at Miguel’s and Support MRES!
No need to cook on Thursday, February 16th! Dine out at Miguel's
anytime from 11:00-close and Monterey Ridge will receive 15% of your bill.
Don't forget to bring the attached flier. See you there!

 
TK Interest Wait-List Information:
Parents of children with a fifth birthday between June 1st
and September 1st, 2017 who wish to enroll their child into a TK class,
MUST place their name on a District Interest Wait-List. After March 1, 2016, at
8:00 AM, go to the District Website and select "TK Interest Wait List"
to put your child's name on the list. The assigned TK school site will notify parents
on the Interest List starting in June, or later in the summer,  of an opening in TK.
The parent will then be given 48 hours to enroll. Due to increased numbers of students required to
enroll in TK, please note space is very limited and will be determined on a first-come, first served basis.
 
Donations Wanted
We are starting a one time a week option for students to play
board games inside as opposed to the traditional outside recess games.  To
help get us started, we are looking for donations of the following gently used
games: Connect 4, Jenga, Chess, Checkers, Decks of Cards, Uno, Apples to
Apples, Sorry,Legos, etc…

Also, many of our younger students enjoy playing in the sand
during recess.  Unfortunately, many of our sand toys have worn out.
 So to help out, we are looking for gently used sand toys for the playground.

All donations can be dropped off in the office and all donations are greatly appreciated!
 
Walk to School Day:
At Friday Flag, our Girl Scout Troup talked about the importance
of reducing pollution by walking to school.  To support this effort,
Wednesday, February 15th will be Walk To School Day at Monterey Ridge.  We
hope you are able to participate!

 
The 2017 FUN RUN is March 15!
The MRES 11th annual Fun Run is fast approaching.  This is
always a great event for the kids and staff and is one of the only major
fundraisers of the year.  Funds raised go directly to the school for teacher
classroom supplies, PE equipment, Art and Garden programs and much much more!
 Your support is critical and very much appreciated!  Students also
enjoy the annual Fun Run T-shirt to wear during the run and beyond!  Your
students will come home with an envelope with a pledge form attached the week
of 2/6.  Please return it to your student's teacher or to the front office
before by Friday, 2/17 to ensure your child's T-shirt order!  Contact Lisa
Herndon at lherndon@gmail.com with any questions.  See  you on the track!

 
Student Art Show!
Get your creative juices flowing and submit an art project for the
upcoming art show on April 18th at MRES! The theme for this year's art show
will be "Inspired by the Masters". This is a great opportunity for
all of our students to look up their favorite artists and produce paintings,
drawings, collages, photographs and sculptures inspired by the masters of art.
Please use the following link to register. The deadline for registering is March 31st.
For any questions contact Poonam Paranjpe at poonam.paranjpe@me.com  Register here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4aaba82eaafa7-mres

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION:
Registration Request forms for 2017-2018 will be accepted February
1 – March 1, 2017. The form is available and can be completed online:
http://powayusd.com/preschool  
All completed forms are automatically sent directly to the
PUSD Preschool Administration Office.  A lottery process may be required
if the requests for a class exceeds openings in the class. Parents will be
notified starting the week of March 13th about class placements or waitlist
status. Registration Request forms received after March 1st will be processed
in the order received. Children must be 3 before September 1, 2017 to enroll in
preschool. For more information: go to website above or call (858) 521-2800.
State-funded free Preschool class registration begins at the end of April
for families who are income eligible.

Mark Your Calendar
  • February 6-8 - Science Investigation Assemblies
  • February 7 - Monarch Parent Teacher Foundation Meeting in Rm. C8: 6:30PM
  • February 10 - Family Valentine’s Dance: 5:30 - 8:00 PM
  • February 10 - Deadline to turn in Science Fair Registration
  • February 13-15:  Science Fair
  • February 20-24 - District Recess - No School
  • March 10 - Report Card #2 goes home with students
  • March 13 - Professional Growth Day - 12:45  Dismissal
  • March 15 - Fun Run
  • March 31 - Deadline to register for Student Art Show

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