Montclair Prints 11.1.19

#BEAWESOME

Montclair Elementary School

Principal: Alicia Kotlarz ackotlarz@mpsomaha.org

Admin. Intern: Jason Rohde jmrohde@mpsomaha.org

Secretary: Coming soon!

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Office Update

Mrs. Ferguson who was our school secretary is no longer at Montclair. We will be hiring a new secretary soon.


Please send all attendance information to Lisa Hall. lahall@mpsomaha.org or call the main line 402-715-1295.


New procedure regarding items brought to school: when parents drop off items for a student, the office will notify the teacher via email instead of calling into classrooms and disrupt active learning time. The students will be sent down to collect their items as classroom schedules permit.

A note from Dr. Kotlarz

Why Empathy is Important to Your Child’s Success


Many parents believe empathy is one of those soft skills, like courage or humility, that are important to healthy development. But according to educational psychologist, Dr. Michele Borba, empathy reigns supreme among social-emotional skills and plays a surprising role in predicting kids’ life-long success.

Borba has studied the role of empathy in children and adolescents for many years. She suggests empathy is the key to raising healthy, thriving children. When children develop empathy, research shows they thrive in school and life. They also learn to impact their communities in positive, often extraordinary ways.

The Digital Age has given our children more ways to connect with others than ever before, but many researchers are concerned with how social networking and fewer face-to-face relationships may have contributed toward a 48% drop in empathetic concern for others over the past few decades. Studies also link low empathy to increased bullying, narcissism, rigid belief systems, and civic apathy.

As families, we have to rethink how we teach kids to care in a more hurried, complex, and data-driven world. In fact, individual and societal success depends on our ability to do so.

A note from our School Social Worker, Rye McIntosh

Chipotle Night



School Spirit Tastes Great!

Take the night off from cooking with Chipotle and support Teacher Requests.


Chipotle 132 and Center

Tuesday, November 5

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Bring in the flyer from Friday folders, or show the photo on your phone to the cashier.


The PTO will make 33% of all sales made in the restaurant (please, no online sales!)


We have made well over $400 this year to support our wonderful teacher requests. We've been able to approve training, materials and critical supplies.


When we work together, we make a huge difference for Montclair kids.


Thank you so much for participating in Chipotle Food Night!

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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.

Coat Drive

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Lunch Menu

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Birthday Book Club Members

The following students have donated a book for their birthday! Happy Birthday!


Ella (Harman) Graham (Boyd) Kailtyn (Gatewood)

Victor (Edwards) Logan (Harman) Caroline (Boyd)

Elijah (Berry) Kalani (Gatewood) Braxton (Hiffernan)

Ellee (Vel) Gavin (Albers) Erick (Kramer)

Lilian (Kerr) Drake (Hiffernan) Molly (Benge)

Morgan (Ahlvers) Caden (Edwards) Rylee (Ostronic)

Liam (Adam) Journey (Ostronic) Scarlette (Minden)

Alex (Nielsen) Amber (Stothert) Annabelle (Neill)

Vance (Boyd) Lucy (Hiffernan) Preston (Ahlvers)

Mila (Ahlvers) Nihith (Kraft) Matilda (Adam)

Jayden (Edwards) Leo (Berry) Ameliya (Mahrt)

Madelyn (Albers) Palmer (Adam) Brooke (Boyd)

Samantha (Boyd) Cooper (Boyd) . Kade (Boyd)

Thaddeus (Nielsen) Eliana (Gatewood) Kamryn (Schulz)

Isabellla (Vanderplas) Leah (Murren) Nora (Boyd)

Joseph (Boyd) John (Boyd) Josie (Ostronic)

Hannah (Kraft) Olivia (Malmstrom) Jude (Ostronic)

Rosie (Harman) Corbin (Stothert) Lilly (Gatewood)

Addy (Gatewood) Grace (Berstler) Miriam (Neill)

Maida (Gatewood)

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., Jan. 27 @ 7 PM

Mon., Feb. 24 @ 4 PM

Mon., Mar. 30 @ 7 PM

Mon., Apr. 27 @ 7 PM

MMPEA (Millard Montessori Parents Education Association)

Tue 11/5 - Parent Education Night at Montclair Elementary (topic: Montessori day), 6-7 pm, childcare provided
Thu 1/23 - Parent Education Night at Russell Middle School (student-led panel discussion), 6-7 pm, childcare provided

Thu 3/5 - Community Night at Russell Middle School

Thu 4/9 - Parent Education Night at Norris Elementary (topic: Montessori educational tools), 6-7 pm, childcare provided

Annual Asbestos Letter

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