Montclair 10.11.19 & 10.15.19


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Red Ribbon Week will start on Oct. 23

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Fall Conference Dinner Sign-Up

The PTO will be hosting a dinner for teachers during conferences and needs your help to make it a success! We always get the most appreciative feedback from teachers for a hot and ready meal on a long, busy day. The meal will be on Tuesday, October 15. Please visit the link below and consider bringing food or volunteering your time to help setup or clean up. Thank you for helping us give back to our amazing teachers!

Sign up here:

Author Henry Cole is coming to Montclair.

Please see order form below to order his book and have it signed! Book orders are due back on October 9th. Checks can be made out to Montclair Elementary.

Interested in being part of the technology crew for the all school play?

Please see the attached registration form for the all school play.

A note from our School Social Worker, Rye McIntosh

Montclair Community Center: Trunk or Treat

If you could get word out to your parents that After the Bell will end at 5 pm on 10/29 so we can be ready for Trunk or Treat at 5:30, that would be wonderful. Also, the majority of our parking lot and the Masonic Temple lot will be blocked off all day for set up.

All are welcome and we are looking forward to a really fun night!

A note from Dr. Kotlarz

The Zones of Regulation is a conceptual framework used to teach students self regulation and self control. According to the book Zones of Regulation by Leah M. Kuypers, creating this type of system to categorize the complex feelings and states students experience improves their ability to recognize and communicate how they're feeling in a safe, non-judgmental way.

This teaches students to use strategies or tools to help them move between zones. The Zones of Regulation categorizes states of emotions into four colored zones. It is important to know that it's fine for students to experience all of these emotions while they're at school. There is no bad zone and it is important to learn and use strategies that would help students get to their Green Zone.

What are the Zones of Regulation?

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The Blue Zone

The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness, such as when one feels sad, tired, sick, or bored. This is when one's body and/or brain is moving slowly or sluggishly.

The Green Zone

The Green Zone is used to describe a regulated state of alertness. A person may be described as calm, happy, focused, or content when in the Green Zone. This is the zone students generally need to be in for schoolwork and for being social. Being in the Green Zone shows control.

The Yellow Zone

The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness; however, a person has some control when in the Yellow Zone. A person may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, nervousness, confusion, and many more slightly elevated emotions and states when in the Yellow Zone (such as wiggly, squirmy, or sensory seeking). The Yellow Zone is starting to lose some control.

The Red Zone

The Red Zone is used to describe extremely heightened states of alertness or very intense feelings. A person may be experiencing anger, rage, explosive behavior, panic, terror, or elation when in the Red Zone. Being in the Red Zone can best be explained by not being in control of one's body.

Below are several ways you can help your child through each of the zones:

The Blue Zone

  • Sit in a comfy spot

  • Take a walk or go for a run

  • Have a snack

The Yellow Zone

  • Meditation or use a calming jar

  • Wall pushups

  • Have a snack

  • Go for a short run or jog

  • Meditation coloring

  • Take some deep belly breaths

The Red Zone

  • Meditation coloring

  • Take some deep belly breaths

  • YogaAt Montclair, students are provided strategies to help them regulate their bodies and get back to the green zone. Each classroom has a visual to help remind students of the different strategies they could use in the different zones. These strategies are meant to take no more than 5-10 minutes.

Millard Public Schools Job Fair

Join the Millard Public Schools team!

Are you or someone you know looking for meaningful work and flexible hours with a competitive wage and benefits package? Millard Public Schools is hosting a job fair for all employment categories: paraprofessionals, substitute teachers, teachers, van drivers, job coaches, food service employees, custodial/maintenance staff and more!

Millard Public Schools Job Fair

Monday November 4

Don Stroh Administration Center

5606 S. 147th Street

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Lunch Menu

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PTO Pointers

PTO Pointers:

2019-2020 Board Officers:

President: Deana Hammond
Vice President: Catrina Alexander
Secretary: Jenny Miller
Treasurer: Lucas Shook

 Don’t forget about Montclair for your TAGG and Amazon Smiles purchases

 Want to send your child a shout-out on the lighted marquee? Celebration Marquee forms are in the office and on the PTO website.

2019-2020 meeting dates/times:

Mon., Oct. 28 @ 4 PM

Mon., Jan. 27 @ 7 PM

Mon., Feb. 24 @ 4 PM

Mon., Mar. 30 @ 7 PM

Mon., Apr. 27 @ 7 PM

Student Leadership Council is selling Halloween Glow Grams

Student Leadership Council is selling Glow Grams this year. Students will receive a card with a glow gram. Glow Grams will be delivered on Thursday, October 31st. Students will be selling during conferences. If you do not purchase one at conferences, you can fill out the order form below and return to the office. Thanks!

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