Mountain Elementary School

Welcome Back! August Newsletter

"I've always loved the first day of school better than the last day of school. Firsts are best because they are beginnings." --Jenny Han

Welcome Back, Mountain Lions!

We are busy getting ready for your arrival. Teachers and staff are so looking forward to seeing students on August 29th. School starts at 8:40 and you can start dropping off your student(s) at 8:30.

We had an epic year last year and I cannot wait to see what this year has in store for us. Our teachers are working on bringing more and more environmental education lessons to our students. We will be outside and learning about what Gasquet and our local community can teach us.

We have a new TK-2 teacher in room 3! Please join me in welcoming Dr. Sonya Stinsolotti. This will be her 12th year as a teacher and we are thrilled she is part of our Mountain family.

My door is always open. I am here if you have any questions or concerns. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me. I look forward to the year ahead at Mountain Elementary!

707.457.3211 ext 34219

Mrs. Marshall

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Important Dates:

August 24th--Class list posted 2pm

August 26th--Teacher Meet and Greet 2pm-3pm

August 29th--First day of school--Early out day 1:30 dismissal

September 5th--Labor Day No School

September 14th--Back to School Night 6pm-7pm

September 24th--STEAM Saturday 9am-12pm

September 26th--Family Lunch 12pm-1pm

September 26th--Awards Assembly 1pm-1:30pm

September 26th--School Site Council Meeting 4:30-5:30 via zoom

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School Site Council

This year we have 2 seats available on the School Site Council for Mountain Elementary School. If you are interested in serving on the School Site Council please call the school and submit your name and we will add you to the ballot.

Our School Site Council is essential in helping us improve academic achievement for all students. The principal, teachers, parents, community members, and other school personnel make up the council and work together to increase and improve educational services to support student achievement.

Our School Site Council consists of the following:

The Principal

1 teacher

1 other School Personnel

3 Parents/Community Members (two seats are open)


Nominations close September 12, 2022

Ballots available September 13, 2022

Voting Closes September 20, 2022

School Site Council Meeting Monday, September 26, 2022 4:30-5:30 via Zoom

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We LOVE our Mountain Lions!

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One day at a time! School attendance makes a difference.

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Meet our new TK-2 Teacher! Sonya Stinsolotti, Ed. D.

Greetings! My name is Sonya Stinsolotti, and I am excited to be joining the Mountain team this year. This will be my 12th year as a teacher and am so happy to be working with you and your families. I have lived in many places, and I received my bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature at Georgia Southern University in southeast Georgia. From there, I moved to Shreveport, Louisiana to begin my teaching career. In 2012, I moved to Sacramento, California, and pursued my master’s in English Language and Literature while teaching. In 2018, I met my husband Michael while singing karaoke. I had recently begun a doctorate at Sac State in Educational Leadership. I married my husband during the pandemic in our backyard with our families and a handful of friends on 10/10/2020. I finished up my doctorate in 2021 and decided it was time for something new. My husband and I decided to start a new adventure and moved to Del Norte County in December.

When I’m not teaching, I enjoy reading, listening to music, and rescuing animals. We have three rescue dogs who are so much fun and keep us on our toes. Some of my other hobbies include writing, kayaking, traveling, and karaoke. I also enjoy cooking, watching Netflix, and thinking. A couple of my favorite things are the color orange, Coke Zero, and sitting out on my deck among the trees.

Once again, I am looking forward to partnering with you and your family this year and developing strong readers and mathematicians. With your help, we can change the world and develop our future world leaders.