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MASG invites you to our Dodgeball Tournament! The tournament will take place on Thursday, November 30 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM in the basketball cage. It is open to parents, students, and teachers of all ages. Once we have seen all the sign-ups, we will split up the tournament into kindergarten and first grade, second grade through fourth grade, fifth grade through middle school, and parents and teachers. To be able to play, you must be wearing comfortable clothing and closed-toed tennis shoes. You must also sign up in advance as arriving at the event without signing up will not be allowed. You can sign up using the following link below or at the front office. The last day to sign up is Wednesday, November 29. If the weather does not permit us to continue with the event, it will be rescheduled to a later date. We hope to see you there!

 

Sign Up Link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080B4AA4AE22A5F94-dodgeball


 

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Posted by: Admin Jaffarzadeh
Published: 11/27/17




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We’re happy to announce that the MA Extra Mile Teachers’ Club is hosting a fun & free Movie Night! This event is scheduled to take place on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM on the big playground if weather permits.  If it is raining, event will be held in the school auditorium.  Classic holiday movies, like Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer will be shown.

 

Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.  We are encouraging families to bring their lawn chairs, blankets, and dinner or snacks to enjoy!  We hope to see you there.  It will be a fun way to kick off the holiday season together!

 

For your convenience, 8th Grade will host a bake and food concession sale for the event.  If you are not able to grab any food for the event, you have a choice of grabbing some at the concession. 
 

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Posted by: Admin Jaffarzadeh
Published: 11/27/17




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We are excited to announce we will be beginning the Box Tops program. Box Tops are small logos that can be found on the packaging of many common, everyday products such as Ziploc bags and cereal boxes. They are absolutely free to obtain and can be redeemed as a fundraiser for schools and charities.

 

Here’s how you can get involved!  After collecting one or more Box Tops, your child should submit the Box Top(s) in his or her class. Please make sure that the expiration date is at least six months from the time of submission. A class sheet will be posted onto the wall, and the student should tape this or her Box Top(s) onto one of the empty spaces. He or she would then write his or her name and the number of Box Tops contributed on a separate sheet next to the Box Tops sheet. When an entire sheet is completely filled, the contributors will be given a lollipop as a reward. At the end of the year, the class that submits the most Box Tops will receive a movie party with treats, hosted by MASG. Images of a Box Tops sheet and a sheet of contributors will be linked down below.

 

Once again, thank you for all of your support, and we are very excited to be beginning the Box Tops program!
 

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Posted by: Arrash Jaffarzadeh
Published: 11/14/17




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The halls were quite spooky this Halloween as the teachers came together to participated in the Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest at Monticello Academy.

 

Congratulations to the following winners of our pumpkin contest amongst the teachers:

 

1st Place

Mario Kart – Educational Enhancement Teacher

 

2nd Place

Halloween Fall Figurines – Three Years Old Program

 

3rd Place

Haunted House – K and 1st Grade 


 

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Posted by: Arrash Jaffarzadeh
Published: 11/14/17




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As part of our ongoing efforts to encourage our students to make healthy eating choices, we are excited to announce a new partnership with Habitz Inc., the creators of the Habitz iOS app that encourages and empowers children to make healthy eating choices.  To better understand what the app is all about, below is some helpful information:

 

What is Habitz?
Habitz is an app that helps children develop healthier habits; everything from choosing vegetables over junk food, remembering to brush their teeth, to getting to bed on time. This fun, educational, and interactive iOS app includes goals, stories, rewards, daily physical exercises, and more.

 

Why partner with Habitz?
In addition to being a fun-to-use app that sets kids on a healthier path through life, Habitz also helps support our school. Many of the healthy and/or educational rewards in the app are items that parents purchase from Amazon (through the iPhone app). 

 

Real results!
Families are already seeing great results--kids trying new veggies, turning off screens, and making sure to exercise, just to check into Habitz! By combining a fun way to learn with a simple reward system, the healthy habits can last long after kids log off the iOS app.

 

Parents are under no obligation to use Habitz with their kids, but it’s a win-win to get more students using this fun and educational app: healthier kids and happier families.  Download the app today (iOS only - either iPhone or iPad): http://bit.ly/2AxmSOR and if you want to learn more about them, please visit  www.Habitz.com.   Make sure to use code MAMUSTANGS when signing up!
 


 

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Posted by: Arrash Jaffarzadeh
Published: 11/14/17




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Our annual International Potluck is just around the corner.  This event is held for our Monticello families once a year and is a celebration of culture and diversity from all around the world.  

 

We also welcome you to participate as a performer at this multi-cultural event.  If you are interested in being a part of the International Potluck show time, we would love to have you.  We are looking for at least 10-15 performers who can perform from 4:00PM-5:00 PM.  

 

If you would like to be a part of this event, please sign up now.  We will only take the first 10-15 performers.  We look forward to showcasing your hidden talents.  If you have any questions, please email Ms. Trinh at ttrinh@monticelloacademy.org. 

 

Event Date: Thursday, Nov. 9

Event Time: 3:30-6:45 PM

Event Location: Monticello Academy Auditorium

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Posted by: Arrash Jaffarzadeh
Published: 10/31/17




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Published: 10/30/17




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The holidays are around the corner, and the After School Staff are making plans for our upcoming in-service days. Regular school will not be in session from Monday, November 20th to Wednesday, November 22nd. In-service care will be available for students who are enrolled in the “All-Day” program with no extra cost. Please use the following link to sign up your child.   If your child is not in the “All-Day” program, you can do a drop-in care.  Please email Ms. Justine or Ms. Rebecca for the drop-in cost.  Please note that we have planned a field trip on Tuesday, 11/21 to Silver Creek Sportsplex from 12:00PM to 4:00PM.

 

https://goo.gl/forms/1JvW5LABrL6roZM13

 

If there are any questions, please contact Ms. Rebecca at rleung@monticelloacademy.org.

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Posted by: Rebecca Leung
Published: 10/25/17




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Want to trick or treat with your child in a safe environment and have fun at the same time?  This year, our Extra Mile Teachers Club is hosting a special family Halloween event on Monday, October 30 from 5:00PM-6:00PM where children can do some fun trunk or treat in our staff parking lot.

 

To make it a success, we will need parent volunteers.  Click here if you are interested in being a part of this event to decorate your trunk for the children’s trunk or treat event.

 

Since this is a family event, we kindly ask that children are allowed to participate in this event only if their parents are taking them to the event.  Leave work a little early, and have some fun at our Trunk or Treats event.  
 

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Posted by: Admin Jaffarzadeh
Published: 10/2/17




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Volunteers and donations are needed for our Walk-A-Thon Event.  Below is the link that you can click on if you can donate or volunteer for the event.  Our success is dependent on your generosity and volunteerism.  

 

Volunteer: Monticello 2017 Walk-A-Thon Volunteer Sign Up

Snack and Water donation: Monticello 2017 Walk-A-Thon Snacks and Water Donations

 

As a quick reminder, please do not forget to turn in your pledge sheet.  Last day for pledge sheet is Friday, October 13.  We will need your pledge sheet in order for your child to participate in this once a year event.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Debbie Yeung at dy_sj@yahoo.com. 

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Posted by: Admin Jaffarzadeh
Published: 10/2/17




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The book fair is going to be here from October 12 through October 20.  The book fair is open daily from 9:00PM-6:00PM.  For this book fair, Monticello Academy will earn 50% in book profit of our total sale.  Book profit will be distributed evenly amongst all the grade level – Preschool through Middle School.

 

In order to be successful and keep our book fair open, we will need assistance from parents.  Please click on the link below to volunteer as a cashier at our book fair.  Please click here to sign-up.
 

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Posted by: Arrash Jaffarzadeh
Published: 9/20/17




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Hurricane Harvey has brought devastation to Texas. Let us work together by donating money to help the people affected.  Let’s make a difference together. 

 

DATE: September 5th -12th 
What are we doing to help? You will find a jar at the front office where you can drop your CASH donation or any loose change.  The money we collect will be given to American Red Cross using Walmart’s current offer to double the donations for Hurricane Harvey. 
Goal:  Our goal is to collect at least $250.00.

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Posted by: Arrash Jaffarzadeh
Published: 9/8/17




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We are still enrolling for all the extra-curricular activities.  Visit the link below to the online forms to register your child for extra-curricular activities being offered by Monticello Academy.  Monticello Academy offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities.  Join today!

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Posted by: Arrash Jaffarzadeh
Published: 9/1/17




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We hope that each parent and student had a great summer break! Please mark your calendars for this week’s school events.

 

Wednesday, August 23 - Middle School Back to School Night

We welcome parents of our Middle School Program to come meet our teachers and learn about the exciting things the students will be learning this academic year.

 

Thursday, August 24 - Elementary School Back to School Night

Elementary student parents, please come meet our teachers and learn about the things that we will offer this academic year.

 

Friday, August 25 - Extra Curricular Fair from 3:30-5PM in the Auditorium

Parents and students, come on out and sign up for Sports, Taekwondo, Band, Chorale, Student Government, and clubs. These unique programs provide the students with an opportunity to achieve beyond the classroom while maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle.

 

Hope to see you there!

 

 

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Posted by: Ling Lam
Published: 8/22/17




Audience: Paul Flores IV, Homepage, (M.A.S.G.) Monticello Academy Student Government, Elementary Teachers, Middle School Teachers and Homepage

Crazy Hat Day this Friday!

Best of luck everyone!

 

 

Rules

  • No baseball hats, unless modified or decorated
  • No bandanas 
  • No Masks
  • Examples:
    • Animal/Character ears
    • Crowns
    • Decorated/Modified or Crazy headbands
    • Decorated/Modified Helmets are OK


 

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Posted by: Paul Flores IV
Published: 4/26/17




Audience: Paul Flores IV, Homepage and (M.A.S.G.) Monticello Academy Student Government

Watch the video and get ready to fight cancer!

More videos will be sent out soon.

Your supplies will be delivered today between 1:00pm - 2:30pm

 

Fundraiser Duration:

Monday April 10th -  Friday April 28th


 

 

What we raised in 2015:

2015 PFP at Monticello Academy brought in a total of  $3,134.45

 

Videos about PFP and Cancer: STUDENT SERIES

https://youtu.be/GX8pXA188LI?list=PLsHUL9NYPnCL0QVuzUayQNR7vLU7ldMAT(intro video)

 

https://youtu.be/oHy7Q86q5s4 ( what you can do)

 

https://youtu.be/SyCiIrBFYHc?list=PLsHUL9NYPnCL0QVuzUayQNR7vLU7ldMAT (what treatment is like)

 

https://youtu.be/1SMZV1ORXDQ (side effects of chemo therapy)

 

https://youtu.be/G8nW-0UDOK4?list=PLsHUL9NYPnCL0QVuzUayQNR7vLU7ldMAT (fundraising game style)

 

 

Interesting Facts:

 

  • When did Student Series start?
    • Student Series has been part of LLS between the last 15-20 years.
  • How much money does LLS raise annually:
    • LLS raises between $300M - $350M annually.
  • Last year, students across the Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Area raised over $300,000 and this year, we are projected to raise over $455,000 for .
  • What are the other programs that we have besides research and patient services:
    • Our core mission besides finding a cure to blood cancer, improving the lives of our patients and their families, we also fund our money towards policy and advocacy. We are very dedicated to removing barrier to care.

 

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Posted by: Paul Flores IV
Published: 4/7/17




Audience: Paul Flores IV, Homepage, (M.A.S.G.) Monticello Academy Student Government and Homepage

It's finally here! The Class Dojo Store!

 

Open from 3:45pm - 4:45pm today.

Watch the video so you'll know how to receive your prize!

 

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Posted by: Paul Flores IV
Published: 4/7/17




Audience: Paul Flores IV, Homepage, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 00, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Grade 08

 

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Posted by: Paul Flores IV
Published: 3/24/17




Audience: Homepage, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 00, Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Grade 08

Check out the latest news by MASG. 

  • Dance results, Spirit Day & Rally, Yearbooks & More

 

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Posted by: Paul Flores IV
Published: 3/23/17




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Posted by: Paul Flores IV
Published: 2/8/17




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On Wednesday, January 18th, students will have a chance to be among the first to test out the new and improved https://supermathworld.com/Super Math World PC game.  

 

Super Math World is designed to take students on an exciting adventure through creative and colorful worlds all while interacting with math concepts and puzzles. 

 

Sign-up today by downloading and completing the waiver form attached to this article.  Bring your waiver form to the PC lab to the testing and turn it in to Mr. Jaffarzdeh.

 

Space is limited so act fast!

 

Location: PC Lab

Date: Wednesday 01/18/2017

Time: 3:45PM  - 5:00PM


 

 

 

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Posted by: Paul Flores IV
Published: 1/17/17




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Find out what's happening in the world of Monticello Academy. 

Written and Produced by the MASG News Team. 

 

 

 

Monticello Academy Student Government meets every Wednesday from 3:45pm-4:45pm in the Student Government room located in the Elementary Library.  Please feel free to join us or contact us to submit your ideas and to find out more about how you can get involved. 

 

http://mastudentgovernment.wixsite.com/masg

 

 

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Posted by: Paul Flores IV
Published: 1/11/17




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The pursuit to create a virtual 3D experience can be dated back to the 1960’s when American filmmaker Morton Heilig successfully created one of the first VR machines, which he dubbed as the Sensorama Machine. The Sensorama machine used 3D film, stereo sound, smells, seat vibrations and wind to create the sensation of riding a super fast motorcycle.

 

Although this technology has been around for more than three decades, it has remained elusive due to inaccessibility and high costs, but thanks to companies like Google and evolution of technology, that’s all about to change!

 

Google Cardboard was introduced at the 2014 I/O Conference as the first affordable VR device in hopes to spark a worldwide interest in the possibilities that lie within virtual reality. Since these devices are made of cardboard they can be sold for as low as $7.00 making them accessible to

A wide range of customers, including schools.

 

Monticello Academy has always strived to stay on the cutting edge of education and technology.  With Arrash Jaffarzdeh, the director of Technology at the helm we’ve started what we hope is the beginning of our next great adventure, virtual reality (VR)!


For our first step into the world of VR, Google Representatives and researchers from SRI, visited the eighth grade science class of our Middle School science teacher, Alan Kahn and brought along with them the Google Expedition VR devices.  With a simple downloading of the proper app and their smartphones, students were able to embark on a virtual tour of southern Italy where they explored the effects of carbon dioxide on the ocean and the ocean’s wildlife.

 

 

“It was a lot like scuba diving” said student A. Ivanon who has real life scuba diving experience recording expeditions in Monterey and Hawaii.

 

Eighth grade student, G. Kompel was excited to describe her VR underwater experience, “We got to go under the water and look at the effects of the ocean’s acidity, we saw the water changing colors.”

 

Student S. Jain described how easy it was to assemble the device. “All we have to do is strap in our phones, once you know how to do it, it only takes about 10 seconds to set up.”

 

 

 

Our educational technology program is working to integrate more VR experiences for the students at the school.  We look forward to more VR adventures for the students, faculty, and perhaps someday even bring home a VR experience for Monticello Academy parents!  If you want to learn more about Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions, check out the links below or contact our director of educational technology, Arrash Jaffarzadeh.

 

Virtual Reality Article

http://bold.expert/virtual-reality-enters-the-classroom/

 

Google Expeditions

https://www.google.com/edu/expeditions/

 

Arrash Jaffarzadeh

ajaffarzadeh@monticelloacademy.org

 



 

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Posted by: Paul Flores IV
Published: 1/6/17




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Monticello Academy's FIRST Lego League robotics students participated at their first FLL qualifying tournament.  Using teamwork, collaboration, creativity, and a great deal of problem solving, the students programmed their robot to perform tasks and compete against many other robotics clubs.  This year's theme is Animal Allies.  FLL encourages students to think like scientists by researching and exploring many issues that currently face our world through FLL's Core Values.  

 

It was a great first experience for out hard working students.  Congratulations to the students and their parents, and coach for making it such a great day and experience for the children!

 






 

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Posted by: Arrash Jaffarzadeh
Published: 11/15/16