Montera Middle School eBulletin
September 26, 2022
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Tuesday, September 27
- Fall Fest Check-in, 5:30-6:00 PM
- Outreach Team Meeting, 6:00-7:00 PM
Friday, September 30
- Last day to get a discount for yearbook order
- 6th-grade field trip, ALL DAY
- Afterschool Theatre Students field trip, ALL DAY
Thursday, October 6
- PTO Meeting, 6:00-7:00 PM
- Isabella Nail Bar Pedi-Party, 6:30 PM
Monday, October 10 - Indigenous Peoples' Day NO SCHOOL
Thursday, October 13 - 6th-Grade Guardians Meet-up, 6:30-9:30 PM
Tuesday & Wednesday, October 25 & 26 - Picture Day
Thank you! We are now at 22% of our goal for Montera's Annual Fund. Let's do this!
Make a one-time or monthly donation online via PayPal: Donate to Montera PTO (or click on the image above). You can also write a check to Montera PTO and give to Ms. Finley in the front office.
To learn more about how PTO funds support the Montera community, click HERE or on the attachment below.
Upcoming Activities (volunteers may be needed)
6th Grade Field Trip to Joaquin Miller Park
When: Friday, September 30th -- ALL DAY
The 6th grade field trip will be to Joaquin Miller Park. It is a walking trip so students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. We also suggest bringing a water bottle and sunscreen if needed. If they signed up for a school lunch, it will be provided otherwise they should bring lunch. We will leave after we take roll 1st period and will be back in time for the end of school.
Check out our 2022-23 Lunchtime Clubs!
Share these with your Montera student and encourage them to get involved! From Anime to Crystal Making, Black Student Union to QSA. We've got something for every interest! Don't find what you're looking for? Volunteer to host a lunchtime club!
Virtual Parent Engagement Night
Everyone is welcome! This is not a fundraising event.
Zoom link on Parent Square: HERE
Order your Montera Yearbook by September 30th and save 10%!
Questions? Have a student interested in joining the Yearbook Club? Want to help out? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montera Student Council
This month, Montera is launching a student council! The goals of the student council are to promote school spirit, serve the school community, model good citizenship, impact decisions affecting school issues, and maintain a positive school climate. Here are some important dates:
- Filmed Speeches Due: Friday, September 30th
- Polls Open: Tuesday, October 4th
- Poster Removal: Wednesday October 5th
- Positions Announced: Friday, October 7th
To see the positions available and campaign guidelines, visit the student council website https://sites.google.com/ousd.org/montera-student-council/home. To volunteer to support our student council contact Mx. J at email@example.com.
Monthly PTO Meeting
When: Thursday, October 6th, 6:00-7:00 PM
RSVP and Zoom link is on Parent Square HERE
Family Fun & Fundraising Events & Activities
Isabella Nail Bar Pedi-Party (Parents/Guardians Only)
WHERE: Isabella Nail Bar, 1962 Mountain Blvd., Oakland
WHEN: 10/06 Thursday @ 6:30PM
Toro Pride: Let's Make This a Fantastic Year TOGETHER
Community Reading Buddies
Contact Ms. Harambe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking Social Media Junkies
We need a volunteer to post all the great things happening at Montera to our social media accounts! Have some fun online, stay in the know of all that is happening AND help the school = win, win, win.
Email email@example.com if you are interested or need more info. Thanks!
Are you an awesome person?
Suppport Montera teachers' Donors Choose projects
Choose from a number of projects currently posted by our teachers -- from sandpaper and baseballs to books, maps, computers, and more!
Check out and donate to the projects HERE
How do you want to help?
The Montera PTO helps support all of the great activities our students enjoy throughout the year. We would love to have you help! Please have any interested adults fill out this form to show your availability, skills, interests, and/or other resources. We have all sorts of ways for you to get involved. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Thank you! Go Toros!
Volunteering on Campus
Registration and clearance are required to volunteer onsite at Oakland public schools. Go to https://www.oaklandedfund.org/programs/volunteer/parent-volunteers to complete the registration. You will receive an immediate email with clearance options and instructions from email@example.com.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org once you are cleared.
Montera After School Program
8th Grade Corner
Support 8th Grade Activities
Thank you for helping us raise over $1,000 so far. Our goal is $5,000 with a suggested donation of $50 per family.
Donate via Paypal HERE (or click on the icon to the left)
Or by check: Make your check payable to "Montera PTO" and deliver or mail to: Montera PTO, Montera Middle School, 5555 Ascot Drive, Oakland, CA 94611. PLEASE WRITE "8th Grade Activities" with your child's name on the check.
We understand that not all families can contribute the full amount — please give what you're able to. No student will be turned away due to lack of finances. For those of you that can contribute more, please do so in support of our entire 8th grade community. Your angel contribution will be greatly appreciated.
8th Grade Activities -- Volunteers needed
- Great America - March 24
- Dinner/Dance - April 15
- Class Picnic - May 12
- Graduation - May 24
Mark your calendars now and pitch in to makes these events happen! We'll post more information as it comes in (click on the picture to go to the website). In the meantime, download the flyer below.
Other Important Montera News and Information
Picture Day is Coming!
When: Tuesday & Wednesday, October 25 & 26
How to Order:
- Visit mylifetouch.com
- Enter your Picture Day ID: EVT8P4WT9
- Order your perfect package—and don’t worry about returningvanything on Picture Day!
See the flyer below.
Contact Mr. Runge (email@example.com) if you have questions or want to offer program support.
You May Qualify for Free Internet!
Click HERE or on the attachment below to find out more.
P.E. Uniforms Update
PE uniforms that were ordered by August 4th should have been received now by your child in their PE class. We know that there are outstanding orders and some students have not received theirs. The PE teachers are aware and will not dock points off for not having it yet. Please read the below to answer your frequently asked questions.
Still need a uniform or want additional items?
PE Uniforms are still available! You can order uniforms and any additional items any time by visiting the Montera website Physical Education page here. Remember to click through to the PayPal site to pay for your items! Orders will be filled within a week of receiving the form and will be available in PE class.
Still waiting for your uniform that you already ordered and paid for before Aug 4th?
If you have not received your uniform, there was likely a glitch in the form or payment. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your student, what they ordered, and the name of the person who made the PayPal payment and I will get back to you ASAP. Once I receive this information I will fulfill your order and it will be available in the PE office for pick up by your child within a week of receipt of your information.
Still waiting for your uniform that you ordered after Aug 4th?
Orders made after the 4th will be available in PE class within a week of ordering.
Want to return or exchange items you received?
Please fill out this form. The PE gear coordinator will package the item(s) you want and make them available in the PE office within a week of receiving this information. For any items your student doesn't want/ need, there will be a box in the PE office marked RETURNS. Please have your student place unneeded items there and fill out the form on the clipboard next to the RETURN box.
2022-2023 Bell Schedule
- Latex free band-aids (NOT with antibiotic medication in it) in assorted sizes. EVERY teacher needs at least one box and the front office and nurse's office also need a supply.
- Tweezers for splinters (not the plastic ones)
- Ice packs for PE and front office
- Vomit bucket for front office and pick up waiting area
- Cleansing wipes
- Assorted pads
- Assorted sizes back-up underwear (S/M/L/full-figured)
Add whatever you can think of... Thank you!
Support Montera All Year Round
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