Montclair Mustang Newsletter

November 2020

A Word from Mrs. Powell

Every Minute Counts, even Virtually! Please be sure your child is logging in to WebEx for live instruction daily with his/her teacher. Whole group instruction and small group instruction are conducted daily by our teachers. Your child is expected to complete all assignments in Canvas, to include all Resource Classes (Art, Music, PE, Media, and Digital Tools).

Help us here at Montclair to better serve you! Don't hesitate to reach out and ask questions. Our phones are answered daily from 7:30-4:00. Many of you have emailed, called, and even messaged me on ClassDojo. Keep those communication lines open!

Thank you for allowing us here at Montclair to provide high-quality, standards-based instruction to your child/children. We truly are #MontclairStrong!!

Book Pick-Up

Please come by the school on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 8:00-3:00 to pick up Module 2 Wit & Wisdom books if you haven't already done so.

Daylight Savings Time

Just a reminder to turn your clocks back on Sunday, November 1st for Daylight Savings Time.
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Teacher Workday

There will be an Optional Teacher Workday on Tuesday, November 3rd. This will be a remote learning day for all students.

Veteran's Day Celebration

We have a few activities planned for our Montclair students to celebrate Veteran's Day. We'll be presenting a "Heroes" slide show on Tuesday, November 10th. If you have a family member that has served or is serving in the military, please email us a picture by November 4th so that we may add them to the slide show. Also, we are asking the students to wear red, white and blue on Thursday, November 12th. There will be no classes on Wednesday, November 11th in honor of Veteran's Day. Email address:
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Fall Break

There will be a Teacher Workday scheduled for Wednesday, November 25th. School will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th for Fall Break.
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CANVAS Student/Parent Tutorial

Below you will find a link that may be helpful to students or parents trying to enter CANVAS.

Canvas for parents and students

PTA Spirit Rock

Montclair has a "Spirit Rock" that is painted for special occasions or student's birthdays. The rock can be reserved for your child's birthday for 1 week and the cost is $15.00 to paint one side with the message you request. If you would like to reserve the rock, please stop by the school to pay the fee and we'll reserve your week. Thank you for supporting Montclair's PTA.
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Resource Classes

In an effort to increase Resource Class participation in Canvas we are assigning each class a day. We have updated the individual student schedules to reflect the following:
Resource Independent Work
Wednesday-Digital Tools
Please encourage your child to "attend" resource class virtually through Canvas. They do have assignments that need to be submitted and students are held accountable for Resource class participation during Remote Instruction.