MONTEREY RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Weekly Monarch eBulletin
Hello Monarch Parents,
I hope you all had an enjoyable 4-day break from school. You
will notice in the information below that we have a lot of great things on the
calendar coming up soon. If you are interested in the Talent Show,
Valentine’s Dance, or the Science Fair, we have included detailed information
Finally, I would like to remind you that we have a Principal’s
Coffee scheduled immediately after Friday Flag on January 27th where you will
have an opportunity to hear about what is happening at Monterey Ridge as well
as to provide input for our district’s Local Control Accountability Plan for
the 2017-2018 school year. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
News & Updates:
TALENT SHOW 2017
The annual MRES talent show is coming soon! Please follow
the link https://goo.gl/forms/p7oxDEadv5agXX7f2
The registration deadline is 1/15/2017. Please take this
opportunity to present your kids' talent in front of hundreds of Monarchs
We plan to have two shows again this year.
If you are interested in volunteering and helping
- Show 1 will be a music recital held on Thursday, 3/23/2017 at
- Show 2 will be a variety show
held on Friday 3/24/2017 at 6:00pm.
to make these shows a success or if you have any questions please contact Ying
Save The Date
As a follow-up to our Town Hall evening event, I will be hosting a
Principal’s Coffee in the multipurpose room right after our Friday Flag
Ceremony on Friday, January 27th. It will be a time for me to discuss
PUSD’s 2017-2018 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) and collect your
input on the the plan. Additionally, it is a chance for me to hear your
questions and receive input about our own school initiatives. All parents
are invited to attend.
Donate your used books to the Used Book Sale to benefit the MRES
Clean out your bookshelves! Donate your used books by bringing
them to the red bins in the office lobby. We will then be hosting a Used Book
Sale for students and parents to come and purchase these fantastic books on
January 27th! All proceeds to benefit our library.
Student Council Keychain Sale!
Get ready to decorate your backpack with a few new key
chains! MRES Student Council members will be selling stylin’ key chains
Monday, January 30th until Thursday, February 2nd. Cost will be $1 each
for most, while a few will be $2. Some of last year’s favorites are back
along with some new items. Sales will take place before school, in front
of the school, starting at 8:15 a.m. Don’t wait too long to get yours as
many of the popular ones will sell out fast!
Third Annual Monarchs Celebrate Science / STEM Ideas in Action
How do you make cereal levitate? Our Monarchs will have the
opportunity to learn this and many more exciting science principles during our
third annual Science Celebration. During the month of February, MRES Foundation
will sponsor “Monarchs Celebrate Science,” a series of exciting and educational
science events. See below for the celebration line up.
Family Science Night: Friday February 3, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Sign up for hands on science activities. We will be offering two
sessions of different science enrichment classes.
Grade K-2 students will have the opportunity to sign up for SDSCIENCEKIDS
– Balancing Act.
Grade 3-5 students can sign up for Decomposing Detectives
(earthworm dissection) and/or build with Bricks 4 Kids.
All grades can sign up for Fun with STEAM Maker for hands on
stations and make and take projects. Classes are $5/class.
Click link to register: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080A48ADAF22A13-mres1
Science Investigation Assemblies: February 6-8, 2017
Each grade level will be able to participate in hands on science
experiences during assemblies held during the school day. We need
volunteers! Please use the link to sign up.
Science Fair: February 13-15
If you are entering a science project in the science fair, don’t
forget to turn the registration form into the office before February 10
. Only registered projects will be judged. Here are some
other important dates to put on your calendar:
Please click on this link for more details and for
- Monday, February 13,
3:30-4:30pm OR Tuesday, February 14, 8:00-8:40am. Bring your completed projects to
the MPR and set up in the designated area for your grade and category.
- Tuesday, February 14. Science
Fair Projects will be judged by students from Del Norte High School.
Winners will be announced on the intercom at the end of the school day.
- Wednesday, February 15. Science
fair viewing day.
- Classes will have the
opportunity to view the science fair projects during school hours.
- Parents and family members may
view all of the projects from 5:30-6:30pm. Projects need to be taken home
the registration form:
Science Fair Link
Family Valentine's Dance: Friday, February 10
“It’s time for Family Night! Our annual MRES Family
Valentine’s Dance is coming up on Fri., Feb. 10th @ 5:30pm – 8:00pm in
the MPR. ADMISSION IS FREE! Bring a picnic dinner or there will be
food trucks on site if you wish to purchase. It’s a “50’s Sock Hop” theme
this year so you’re invited to dress up 50’s style (OPTIONAL)! We hope
you all can join us to dance your socks off, take fun pictures in our photo
booth and decorate a Valentine's cookie.”
If your child is absent from school or you need to clear a
previous absence, please contact the attendance 24-Hour hotline. Reporting
absences is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. To report an absence,
call the hotline each day (unless you give us a date range for multiple days)
the student is absent. All absences must be cleared within 24 hours or they are
coded as truant. Please be prepared to provide your student’s name, your grade,
the date of the absence, the reason for the absence, your name and your
relationship to the student. The hotline number is 858-487-8225.
Mark Your Calendar
- January 16 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School
- January 27 - Principal’s Coffee
- right after Friday Flag
- January 27 - Used Book Sale
- February 3 - Science Night
- February 6-8 - Science
- February 7 - Monarch Parent
Teacher Foundation Meeting in Room C8
- February 10 - Family
Valentine’s Dance: 5:30 - 8:00 PM
- February 13-15: Science
- February 20-24 - District
Recess - No School