Monte Vista Family News

Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2022

Dear Monte Vista Families

It was wonderful to see so many of you at Back to School Night. It was a great opportunity to see what your children will be learning this year and how we can work together. I look forward to getting to know each family better and supporting all students as we learn and grow together at Monte Vista.

This coming Monday, September 5th, is Labor Day. Here is a short video to share with your kids about the meaning of Labor Day. Take the day to enjoy your family and a break from hard work.

Drop off and Pick up

Please make sure that you quickly drop off and pick up in the yellow area. There is no parking allowed. This is for the safety of your child and everyone at Monte Vista.

Parent Teacher Association

Here is a link to join PTA

Purchase Monte Vista spirit wear! The sale ends Sept. 9

Monte Vista Spirit Wear - Cheddar Up

Noon Duties

Thank you for such a great response. We have a few more noon duties that will hopefully be joining us very soon. We can always use more hands as subs so please continue to let us know if you are interested.

Para Professionals Needed

One of the most rewarding ways to work with students is to support a Special Education classroom under the direction and supervision of the teacher. There are two positions open for Special Day Class (SDC) K-2 aides, and one position open in SDC 3-5, 30 hours a week. Apply HERE.


Sept. 5th - Labor Day No School

Sept. 15th - Picture day

Sept. 16th - Ice Cream Social @ 6pm

Oct. 18th - Walkathon (during the school day)

Nov. 4th - Fall Festival @ 6pm

Dec. TBD - Winter Show

Jan. Winter Glow Party

Feb. Bingo family literacy night

Mar. Books and Breakfast

Apr. Adult Casino Night

May Spring Fling

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Graciela From Rachel G.

Going above and beyond keeping a clean and safe school. She keeps the kids cool on hot days, smiles at them, and is always there when a kid needs help. She also made one phone call and within 10 minutes we had 8 translators available for back to school night.

To Angie and Jean From Rachel G.

Always being there with a smile, ready to help, no matter what is going on in the office. You guys are the best!

To Grace D. From Rachel G.

Grace was ready to support 5th grade in any way from helping with lesson plans to taking on two classes. She also went from room to room in her yellow vest after school doing "well checks". I love it!

To Sara Cunningham From Karen Rasmussen

Thank you Sara for helping with my computer lab questions!! You're the best!!

To Autumn, Hazel, Kristy, and Rachel FromChristina Veatch

Thank you for all coming together when a student really needed it :)

To Grace D. From Ellise

Thank you for your Wellness Check on Thursday. I appreciate the check in.

To Kristy From Ellise

Thank you for all your support inside and outside of my classroom this week. I really appreciate all your help.

To Kristy Corbett From Jean

Being a positive and very helpful support in the office on many occasions when we had a challenging day.

To Jill From Shanda

Thank you for being so CARING!

To Joan Newcomb From Wendy Taylor

For giving me a ride home!

To Katie Quintana From Wendy Taylor

For always making me laugh and sing!

To Ashley From Deb

Being so positive every time I see her! You are rocking these last few weeks of pregnancy!

To Katie Quintana From Issi Shirvanian

Cool, Calm and Collected taking my TK's on the Scavenger Hunt! Child Whisperer...

To Angie, Jean, Rachel, Kristy, Karen, Issi, Shanda the list is endless From Cassandra

Thank you for checking on me and my mental health after a particularly long day! Ya’ll are amazing!

To Graciela From Lupita

This person deserves a shout out because she is so helpful and genuine in everything she does.

To Room 12 Paras 💜 From Grace Garrett

These ladies will always be my MVPs 💜🌻

To Grace Daucher From Karen Rasmussen

Thank you Grace, for being an amazing PBIS leader!

To Angie From Belen

Thank you for your patience and compassion towards our special needs kids. We all know that your job isn't easy, but you never let that show. I really appreciate your presence in the office!

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Monte Vista Elementary School