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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, (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 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, 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




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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




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Stop by the North Bay Science Discovery Day on Sat., Oct. 29, to see Middle School Science Teacher Alan Kahn present his STEM program to 15,000 guests.  This is part of the Bay Area Science Festival.  

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Posted by: Alan Kahn
Published: 10/17/16




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Monticello Academy is proud to announce that our Educational Technology Director, Arrash Jaffarzdeh is featured in CIRCL

(Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning)

 

Check out his complete bio and a wonderful description of the Monticello Academy Computer Technology program by clicking on the link below:

 

http://circlcenter.org/

 

" My goal is to create a system that schools can use and help change the learning landscape across the country. My dream is for the youth to have a positive experience in school that will help prepare them for a successful life in the 21st century. "

 

- Arrash Jaffarzadeh

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Posted by: David Truong
Published: 10/12/16




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Calling all Monticello Academy Community Members!

 

Friday October 21st we hope you'll join us on the big green field at 2:00PM - 3:00PM where we'll walk, run, skip and dance our way to a brighter future.  

 

Anyone here like Ice Cream?  This year the class that raises the most funds will receive a special treat...an Ice Cream Social!

If you'd like to be a part of our volunteer team, be one of our pledges or donate a refreshing snack, please stop by the front

office today!

 

We'll see you out there!
 


 

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Posted by: David Truong
Published: 10/12/16




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Monticello Academy will be holding the contest on Tuesday, November 15th from 2:30-3:30pm in Middle School room 2.  Contest registration is open to our 6-8th grade Middle School students as well as to any outside community members who would like their students to have the opportunity to participate in the contest. 

 

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom learned skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.

 

Monticello Academy will be covering the costs for our students to participate; any outside students will pay a $20 fee in cash on the day of the contest.  To register, parents must send me an email confirming they’d like their student to take the assessment (cstevenson@monticelloacademy.org) by Friday, October 7th.

 

For more general details on AMC-8 Math Contest, please click here.

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Posted by: David Truong
Published: 9/28/16




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Congratulations to all candidates for applying yourselves in this grand process.  We're proud of each and everyone of you. 

 

Please take a look at the newsletter attached.

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Posted by: David Truong
Published: 9/19/16




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This Friday is our Extra Curricular Fair starting at 3:30PM in the Auditorium.  Be sure to come on out and sign up for one of our exciting clubs, sports or language classes.  These unique programs provide the students with an opportunity to achieve beyond the classroom while maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle. 

 

See you there! 

 

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Posted by: David Truong
Published: 9/6/16




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Our school is hosting a showing of SCREENAGERS, a documentary created by Filmmaker Delaney Ruston.  SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. Tickets are now on sale for $10.00 per person.  The showing will be on Friday, September 23 @ 6:30PM.  Parents can purchase concession for the movie.  This film is highly recommended for children 5th grade and up. Don’t miss this opportunity!

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Posted by: Arrash Jaffarzadeh
Published: 9/6/16




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It's official!  The 2016-17 academic year is now in session! Monticello Academy welcomes our returning families as well as our wonderful new families.  Thank you for joining us on this exciting academic journey. 

 

We want your transition to be a pleasant one, so please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any assistance.  We pride ourselves on building meaningful, long lasting relationships with our families. 

 

We look forward to creating beautiful memories with you and your family.

 

See you soon!

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Posted by: Paul Flores IV
Published: 8/26/16




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Our very own Monticello Taekwondo instructor is off to Colorado to participate as a referee in the 2016 National Poomsae Team Trials! 

 

The National Poomsae Team Trials is being held at the Olympic training Center in Colorado Springs this week and our TKD instructor, Mr. Jaffarzadeh, will be there to provide his expertise and observe some world class competition.  Mr. Jaffarzadeh is WTF certified 5th Dan, international referee, and the director of the Martial Arts and Educational Technology program here at Monticello Academy.  He has worked with and promoted many students in his TKD program over the years.

 

We wish him all the best while he is away.  Stay tuned for more news and pictures from his awesome trip and we look forward to hearing about his experience.

 

Go Mustangs!     

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Posted by: Josiah Fluker
Published: 8/26/16