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4/25/16

RAFFLE SALES

Our annual raffle sale fundraiser is back again with more exciting new prizes. For this year, each raffle tickets are $2.00, but there are three prizes for the drawing – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Sales for the raffle will start next Monday, May 2.  Every student will be given 20 tickets in their Friday folder.  Once you sell them all, you can get more at the front office.  This year, we will have prizes for 1st and 2nd highest sellers, as well as the top selling class.  Please read the attached flyer for further information.

 

REMINDERS FOR THE WEEK

SCHOOL CALENDAR: Please review the attached updated school calendar since it has all the listed reminders and events for parents on the side.

 

TALENT SHOW REHEARSAL: Wednesday, April 27 from 4:00PM-5:30PM.  It is a mandatory rehearsal for all participants. Please e-mail Mr. Flores if you have any questions or concerns at pflores@monticelloacademy.org.  

 

TALENT SHOW: Thursday, April 28 from 3:30PM-6:00PM. Doors will open at 3:00PM for first come first serve seating.

 

1ST GRADE FIELD TRIP: Thursday, April 28 from 8:30AM-12:30PM to YSI Vasona Park.

 

MUSTANGS ON THE ROAD:  Mustangs 4th/5th Girls versus McAuliffe @ Cupertino Middle School @ 3:30PM on Friday, April 29. Go Mustangs!

 

DRAMA WORKCALL FOR WAX MUSEUM: Saturday, April 30 from 9:00AM-12:00PM in Ms. Lonie’s classroom 5 points extra credit will be given to all who attend. Children in elementary will need adult chaperons.  Please e-mail Ms. Lonie if you have any questions at lfullerton@monticelloacademy.org.

 

8th GRADE EAST COAST DEPARTURE: On Friday, April 29, our 8th graders will depart from San Francisco Airport for their East Coast Trip.  They will be gone for one week, learning about America’s history. It will be a memorable adventure!

 

FARMIGO: Do not forget to place your order!  Ordering couldn't be easier – just click this link: https://www.farmigo.com/monticelloacademy to sign up and start adding items to your basket.  You have every week until Thursday, at midnight, to place your order. The next day, the farmers and producers harvest and pack your items, to be delivered every Monday. You can order whatever you want from week-to-week, skip a week or even place weekly standing orders. There is no commitment, order minimums, or delivery fees. 10% will go back to the school!

 

YUHMBOX: Yuhmbox is a weekday dinner subscription service. They bring healthy balanced meals to schools for parents to pick up on their way home. These meals are prepared fresh daily by talented chefs, using local organic ingredients. They believe in giving busy, health conscious parents a great and convenient option for weekday dinners. They want parents to be able to focus on laughter and conversation, creating memories while they focus on food.  For more information, visit www.yuhmbox.com.

 

READ-A-THON UPDATES

Congratulations everyone!  The Read-A-Thon went very well. As a school, we raised $7,587.31.  We are so proud of all our readers and appreciate all the parent support, as well as our teachers participation. It was a wonderful success!

 

We would also like to show our deepest appreciation for Ms. Vivian Kwon, who coordinated the entire event.  Because of her dedication, we are now able to continue to update our school library for the children.

 

HSPT SUMMER COURSE FOR INCOMING 8TH GRADERS

Attention Parents and Students!  If you are an incoming 8th grader, who are interested in applying for a Catholic High School, such as Archbishop Mitty, St. Francis, Bellarmine College Prep, Notre Dame, or Presentation, you are required to take the HSPT (High School Placement Test).  To prepare for this specific test, Monticello Academy has collaborated with Saso High School Prep for the last 8 years.  It has brought successful results.  If you are interested, please download the attached document and make your registration.

 

CAMP MONTICELLO REGISTRATION

There is still space available in our Camp Monticello.  If you are interested in registering, please e-mail Ms. Rebecca Leung at rleung@monticelloacademy.org, and she will send you the link for registration.  We have an exciting and adventurous summer waiting for your child to come, discover, and build lasting memories.  It will be a summer to remember! 

 

Below are some highlights of our program:

 

1. Discount for multiple weeks registration

2. Sibling discount available

3. Thematic and project base program

4. Back to School Summer Review for month of August

5. Registration based on current grade

6. Registration includes meals and all day care

 

Do not forget about our Technology Camp - Prodigi Camp!  It is now also available for students who are in 2nd through 4th grade. Mr. Flores will be teaching the class. Class is from June 13 - June 24.  Space is limited since there is only one session!

 

Explore your creativity; develop your mind; build the memories; and experience the joy of learning at Camp Monticello!

 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING REMINDERS:

MIDDLE SCHOOL APPLICATION DEADLINE: Current student last day of registration is Monday, May 2.

 

6TH GRADE SCIENCE CAMP ADVENTURE: Our 6th graders will depart on Tuesday, May 3 at 8:00AM.  Please check with your teacher for meeting time.

 

MUSTANGS AT HOME:  Mustang Soccer Team vs Faria Soccer Team @ MA @ 3:30PM on Friday, May 6. Go Mustangs!

 

PAAF Citywide Youth Track Meet:  The event is held at Mt. Pleasant High School, 1750 S. White Rd. San Jose, CA 95127 from 8:30AM-3:30PM on Saturday, May 7

 

MA TKD Poomsae Seminar: This event is at Monticello Academy on Saturday, May 7, and tentative time is from 9:00AM-1:00PM. Mr. Jaffarzadeh will send out further information.

 

2nd Grade A/B San Jose Historical Museum:  The field trip is on Thursday, May 5 from 8:15AM-11:30AM.  Please check with your teachers for further information.

 

 

2016-2017 SCHOOL HOLIDAY AND BREAK SCHEDULE

To help you better plan for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year, attached is the holiday and break schedule.  We ask that you plan your family vacation at the same time as the school’s holidays and breaks to prevent any disruption in your child’s learning.

 

Please mark your calendar that the first day of school for the next school year is Wednesday, August 24, 2016, and the last day is Friday, June 9, 2017. Orientation for middle school is Monday, August 22, 2016, and orientation for elementary is Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

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