December 2022 Newsletter
Dec 6th PTO Meeting 5:30pm Lobby
Dec 12th 7th/8th Girls Basketball at La Center, Blended team at Woodland
Dec 12th Orchestra Concert 7:00pm at the LCC Rose Center
Dec 13th Band Concert Cafeteria 7:00pm
Dec 14th 7th/8th Girls Basketball at Coweeman
Dec 16th Holiday Spirit Day- Tacky Holiday Gear is the theme
Dec 20th Choir Concert Cafeteria 6:30pm
Dec 21st Early Release 11:55 for Winter Break
Jan 4th First day back to school after the Winter Break
Jan 23rd First day of practice for boys basketball and girls bowling
Jan 24th PTO Sponsored School Dance
Jan 25th No School - Records Day: End of Semester
December's Character Trait is Selflessness
Selflessness is defined by meeting the needs of others and having the will to serve and sacrifice for others, the willingness to set aside our wants in seeking the greatest goods for others.
Winter Food Drive
PTO Notes from December Meeting
We are also looking for chaperones for the winter dance which is scheduled for Jan 24th. You must be CHAMP approved by the district to help. Forms can be found online or at the school. We could use some volunteers to help sell dance tickets at lunch on Jan 18th-20th. Please let Heather know if you are interested.
PTO Sponsored Winter Dance
PTO volunteers will be at our lunches from January 18th to the 20th to sell tickets. Students that receive a major office referral during January will not be allowed to attend.
If you are interested in volunteering, you must be CHAMPED approved. Please reach out to our PTO President, Heather Woodruff-Peterson at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org More information will be sent out in January.
Students Recognized For Demonstrating PATIENCE
Students Recognized For Demonstrating HUMILITY
October Students Of The Month
November Students Of The Month
Not Pictured: Jacob & Giovanna
Not Pictured: Ryland
Girls Basketball & Wrestling
The first basketball practice for 7th and 8th grade boys will be on January 23rd right after school. Students that are interested in participating need to have their paperwork turned into the office before they can practice. Students that need paperwork are encouraged to pick it up from the office and turn it in completed by January 6th. If you have any questions, please contact our athletic secretary at 360-575-7041 or by email at email@example.com
School Wide Expectations - PBIS
We have noticed some specific issues that we are currently addressing
- Respect & Defiance
- Motivation (Work Completion)
We realize that it is important for students to know why rules and expectations have been put in place. Below are few of examples regarding the behaviors mentioned above.
- Respect/Defiance: We expect students to be respectful so that we can maintain a positive classroom environment where all students receive instruction without constant disruptions. (School Board Policy 3241)
- Being a Learner: Students are expected to come to class prepared and ready to learn. They are expected to be an active participant in their learning. Students do not have the right to disrupt the learning of others (School Board Policy 3241).
We would like to remind everyone that most of our students are doing a great job and we will continue to recognize their efforts when they are meeting our school expectations. We have over 500 students at Monticello and 90% of them have not received an office referral this year.
Skyward Access To Check Grades
Skyward Family Access is an online tool that gives families the opportunity to participate more fully in their students’ education. It offers up-to-the-minute student information, including attendance, schedules, food service balances and immunizations. It also includes a calendar and message center.
If you have not yet obtained a username, submit an application to a school where you have a student attending. Your username will work for all active students living in your household. Each guardian may have a separate user name and password. Click here for a link to skyward family access.
If you have any questions at all regarding your child's progress or classes, you are encouraged to reach out to your child's teachers.
We believe we make a difference in the lives of our students by providing a safe and supportive environment where ALL students receive a high-quality, comprehensive education that inspires them to become life-long learners and equips them with the skills and knowledge to succeed in high school and beyond.