Montera Middle School eBulletin
December 13, 2021
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December 13-December 17
- Montera Relief Fund Gift Drive
Tuesday, December 14
- Lunch Duty zoom meeting, 6:30 PM
- Winter Teacher Appreciation Day
- Soccer parent meeting, MUR 5:00-6:00 PM
Thursday, December 16 - Minimum Day
Friday, December 17 - Minimum Day. NO AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM
December 18-January 2 - Winter break. Happy holidays!
Students are asking to see clips of the Winter Showcase performances from Thursday, December 2nd. Let's help them out! Please share your videos of the event with Holly Shogbesan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Giving & Fundraising Opportunities
Winter Teacher Appreciation Day
Winter Break is coming up and it's time to celebrate our Montera teachers and staff.
Let's send them off to Winter Break with warm cheer and appreciation! We're planning a cookie and gift giving celebration on Wednesday 12/15.
We need cookies, fruit, gifts, money and/or your time - we've got the beverages covered.
Click this Sign-up link for details!
With gratitude and thanks-
The Hospitality team
Montera Relief Fund & Gift Drive 2021
Once again the Montera PTO and Administration Team are working together to host a Holiday Gift Drive to help Toro families in need. Choose gifts to buy or sign up to contribute money or gift cards here.
We will be collecting gifts, gift cards, and funds through Friday, December 17. Cash donations are needed most (donate through the Relief Fund and we will buy the gifts for you).
Many of the administrators, including Mr. Avent, contribute their own time and efforts to bring cheer to Toro families who need it most. But they can’t do it without all of you. Please help us meet our goal of helping multiple Montera families in need this holiday season. Thank you!
Donate to Montera's Sock Tree
Montera's social skill class is getting into the spirit of giving by creating a “Sock Tree” this holiday season. Please send in new pairs of socks or gloves in any size to hang from our tree.
Socks and gloves will be donated to a local shelter.
For questions, contact Karen Bruin at email@example.com
The 2021 holiday season is here, and it’s the perfect time to raise funds for Montera Middle School simply by shopping at Minted. Enjoy 20% off holiday cards + custom gifts for you and your supporters, and we’ll donate 15% of each purchase back to your organization at the end of the year.
Shop here and use our unique code: FUNDRAISEMONTERA
Upcoming Events & Activities
Lunchtime Duty zoom meeting
Dr. Williams is going to lead a meeting this Tuesday at 6:30 PM to go over lunch duty protocols and answer your questions.
The Zoom link is below (and on Parent Square).
You can now sign up for Lunchtime Duty via this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4BA4A729A1F5C52-lunchtime .
In-person Campus Tours for Prospective Parents -- Volunteers Needed
School options season is upon us. Montera will host virtual information sessions and several in-person tours.
The following in-person tours all begin promptly at 9:30 AM:
- Friday, January 7
- Friday, January 21
Sign up to lead or attend tours:
Sports & After-School Activities
Sign Up for Winter 2022 Montera Afterschool Fee-Based Classes
Art, Jazz Band, Wood Shop, Yoga, Dance, and Theater
Sign up here.
You do not need to register for the afterschool program to attend these classes. However, see details about Yoga and Dance in the sign-up sheet.
Prices have increased for each class because more classes are being offered for Winter.
If you have questions, email Bridget Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up for Lacrosse
Below is the link to the Lacrosse registration form for all Middle school students and a link that goes directly to our website, providing additional information about what parents and players can expect.
Oakland Lacrosse Club Middle School Registration 2022
There is also a FAQ sheet attached below with lots of information on the upcoming season
Oakland Lacrosse will be back on campus in January as the last push to get any students who want to play. The season starts Feb 1st, 2022, and practices for all middle school students will be Tues/Thursday at Laney College. Games will be played on the weekends, with home games being played at multiple locations (Oakland Tech/Laney). We provide students with all the gear needed to play for both girls/boys lacrosse and uniforms. We also offer healthy snack options and bottled water for all players (fresh fruit/snack Bar) at practices. We will also have a bus that can pick students up directly from their schools and take them to practice, which will be coordinated with families who are interested. All of this is completely free for families!
Thank you again for your continued support and hope to see you again soon!
Hayden Cook (He/Him/His)Boys Program Coordinator
Oakland Lacrosse Club(c)
Middle School Registration
COVID Testing Information
A friendly reminder to stay on top of Covid testing as the holidays and yet another potential surge descends upon us.
COVID TESTING: Covid testing is available at multiple OUSD sites throughout Oakland. Find locations and times here.
TESTING PRE-REGISTRATION: Before attending an OUSD Covid testing site for the first time, you must register here. This is a one time only registration and can be done at any time. Families are encouraged to pre-register so they are ready to go should they need to get tested.
Montera Safety Bargaining Team Survey
Ms. Ranahan (7th Grade Math) and Mr. Pettengill (6th Gr. Humanities) have joined the OEA Safety Bargaining Team and are seeking YOUR input into our upcoming negotiating sessions.
Fighting for safety in our schools is going to take all of us working together. Please ensure the bargaining team hears as many voices and perspectives as possible by completing this feedback form: https://tinyurl.com/SeptSafetySurvey
Thank you for your time and consideration!
Volunteering on Campus
Email email@example.com once you are cleared.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- 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!
Other Important Montera News and Information
Support Montera All Year Round
If your student is feeling ill
Returning to school:
- Get medically cleared (doctor's note or negative PCR test, AND symptoms have improved and student is fever-free for 24 hours - OR -
- 10 days have passed since onset of symptoms and student is no longer feeling ill
If your student tests positive for Covid-19
- Plan on staying home at least 10 days
- Notify the school of the results
- Work with the Contact Tracing Team
COVID Information from the District
- OUSD is required to report every single positive case to the ACPHD.
- A response team conducts contact tracing for each positive case and notifies families of students with prolonged close contact.
- If you are not notified, then your student was not determined to have prolonged close contact with the person who tested positive, so there is not a need to get tested unless your student develops symptoms.
- Vaccinated students do not need to quarantine as long as they are asymptomatic.
- Unvaccinated students who are asymptomatic can do a modified quarantine, continuing to attend school but testing twice a week for two weeks following exposure and not participating in any extracurricular activities.
- Exposed unvaccinated students may choose to stay home for 10 days with an excused absence. If so, they should contact their teachers for assignments during that time.
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