Montera Middle School eBulletin
December 13, 2021
Welcome breakfast for teachers and staff, August 3
Let’s help our teachers and staff start their school year off on a sweet note this Wednesday, August 3rd!
Please sign up to donate bagels, pastries, coffee, or fruit here, or click on the picture above.
(scroll down for more information)
Monday, August 1 - Order P.E. Gear by 10:00 AM
Wednesday, August 3 - Teacher Breakfast (see above)
Saturday, August 6
- Pizza in the Park, 3:00-5:00 PM
- Back to School Cocktail Party (adults only), 7:00 PM
Monday, August 8 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, 9:15 AM
Thursday, August 18 - PTO welcome meeting, 6:00-7:00 PM
Sunday, August 28 - Morning hike and yoga stretch, 10:00AM-1:00 PM
Wednesday, August 31 - Back to School Night, 6:00-8:00 PM
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL DETAILS!
- Please arrive no later than 9:15 AM!
- Students will get class schedules at school when they arrive.
- DO NOT drop students off in the front of school (on Ascot). All student drop off and pick up is at the back lot on Scout.
- DO NOT use the parking lot at Joaquin Miller before or after school.
- Please drive carefully
- Bring two combination locks (one for PE locker, one for school locker). We recommend locks with the same combination LIKE THIS.
Scroll down to find more details about the new bell schedule and OUSD registration.
Upcoming Events & Activities
PE UNIFORM ORDERING DEADLINE IS TODAY AT 10AM!!
Please USE THIS FORM to order PE uniforms. Students are encouraged to wear the Montera PE uniform but not required. We suggest 2+ outfits so students have a clean outfit each week.
NOTE: PE requires a uniform OR plain white t-shirt and plank black shorts/sweatpants/leggings (no logos). Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need financial assistance or other help.
Back to School Cocktail Party (Adults Only)
Come celebrate Back to School with other Montera parents at the home of Emily and Aaron Quinn. We'll have delicious desserts and cocktails and maybe an activity or two. Saturday, August 6th at 7:00 PM. Hosted by Emily and Aaron Quinn
Please purchase tickets/RSVP HERE by Wednesday 8/3 at noon.
Morning Hike & Morning Stretch in the Redwoods (Adults Only)
Join us for a fun morning hike & yoga stretch in the Oakland Redwoods! We'll meet at the Skyline Gate parking lot at 10:00 AM for a 3-4 mile loop hike through the Redwoods and Stream trails. We can walk and talk and we'll finish with an optional 25-minute restorative yoga flow stretch. It's social hike in the redwoods, and a gentle yoga stretch, followed by a healthy picnic brunch!
- Beginner standing yoga stretch (no mats)
- Picnic Brunch (gf & vegan options)
- $40 per person
Walk, talk, and meet others in our Montera community! Hosted by Raine Dougan and Jessica Neighbor 8/28 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Sign up here
Family Fun & Fundraising!
Toro Pride: let's make this a fantastic year TOGETHER
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email email@example.com once you are cleared.
Montera Sports & After School Program
Montera After School Program
Envisioneers’ Expanded Learning Program
Envisioners’ mission and vision align with Montera, where scholars will thrive academically and socially from a rigorous and balanced education, and a nurturing, inclusive environment. Their primary focus will be to expand the learning opportunities of our scholars, meaning they are not only supporting scholars after school but throughout the school day as well. Envisioners’ will provide teaching fellows during the school day to support scholars in the classroom and then extend into the after-school portion of the day.
Find everything you need to know here
Afterschool Theatre returns for 2022-23!
Mondays 3:45 - 5:30. Start Date TBD. $250 for Fall Semester. All Levels Welcome - Theatre games, improvisation, scene study, and more! Learn from teaching artist Sharon Shao of the Oakland Theatre Project in this 1.75 hour after school class. No experience necessary, just an open mind and a willingness to have fun!
Email Christy Bradshaw: firstname.lastname@example.org if your student is interested!
Other Important Montera News and Information
Back to School Forms and Enrollment
Back to School Forms are required every year. Families can fill out back to school forms on-line in the Aeries Parent Portal, or they can fill out paper forms at school. We ask all families to complete the forms by July 31, 2022.
Visit parent.ousd.org to complete the forms online.
For registration support, go to
Montera campus on August 1 & 2 from 9:30AM-12:30PM
Please bring a copy of your student’s current immunization records.
We can help you create an Aeries Parent Portal account if you don’t have one.
Please note that forms do not need to be filled out before the first day of school - your student will not lose their seat if the forms are not complete by August 8.
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!
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