Monticello

December 2022 Newsletter

Upcoming Events

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

At Monticello, on some Wednesday's we have an advisory class at the beginning of the day. We use a curriculum called Character Strong to provide social and emotional support to our students to help them feel safe and connected to our school. Each month, the advisory class focuses on a specific character trait. This month's 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

From December 5th until December 21st, we are looking for help to fill our Resource Center with food for our students and families. If you are able to help, we are in need of canned food and pantry items such as cereal and other boxed food. The grade level with the most food will win a prize from the leadership class.

PTO Notes from December Meeting

The PTO is still looking for volunteers to help out in the student store. If you are interested, please contact Heather Peterson-Woodruff, our PTO President, at the following email address mailto:heatherbethpeterson@hotmail.com


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

The PTO is sponsoring the 2023 Winter Dance which will be on Tuesday, January 24th. There is no school on January 25th for records day and end of semster #1.


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:heatherbethpeterson@hotmail.com More information will be sent out in January.

Students Recognized For Demonstrating PATIENCE

During the month of October, our staff recognized students for demonstrating PATIENCE. Students that were recognized received a certificate and treat for demonstrating the positive character trait. This is part of our PBIS approach to positively reinforce our school wide expectations.
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Students Recognized For Demonstrating HUMILITY

During the month of November, our staff recognized students for demonstrating Humility. Students that were recognized received a certificate and treat for demonstrating the positive character trait. This is part of our PBIS approach to positively reinforce our school wide expectations.
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October Students Of The Month

The following students were recognized by their teachers for demonstrating the 4 character traits that we emphasize at Monticello. Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe & Be a Learner.

November Students Of The Month

The following students were recognized by their teachers for demonstrating the 4 character traits that we emphasize at Monticello. Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe & Be a Learner.

Girls Basketball & Wrestling

Our athletes are working hard and making our school proud.

Boys Basketball

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 akennedy@longview.k12.wa.us

Girls Bowling

The first bowling practice for 6th-8th grade girls 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 akennedy@longview.k12.wa.us

Knowledge Bowl

We are looking start our first Knowledge Bowl Club this year. The club will compete against other schools. If your students is interested, they need to sign up in the office by January 6th.

School Wide Expectations - PBIS

To create a safe and supportive learning environment at Monticello, we utilize a PBIS approach. PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. In short, we teach school wide expectations and then positively reinforce students that are meeting those expectations. For those students that need additional support, we provide intensive interventions. We expect students to Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe and Be a Learner. A full list of expectations and procedures can be found in our school handbook. Click here for a link to our school handbook.


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.

Monticello Spirit Wear Sale

From Dec 4th -11th, you can get 10% off of all hoodies. Check out our online spirit wear store to customize your Monticello gear.

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.