JM Reading Challenge: Nov 1-Dec 17

November 2nd, 2014

Nov 1, 2014 we kick off our first-ever Principal’s Reading Challenge. Principal Smith is challenging our students and staff to read 10,000 books as a school between Nov 1 and Dec 17.

Our goal is to enjoy reading and read a lot.  Most types of reading material will count toward our goal of 10,000:

  • Picture books, novels, fiction, nonfiction
  • Audiobooks, eBooks
  • Magazines, read cover-to-cover
  • Books read to students (in any grade) by librarian, teacher, family, reading buddies
  • Comic/cartoon books, manga, graphic novels

Students will turn their logs in with their homework, each Friday for most classes. Additional logs are available in the library, office, or here.

Older students working through longer chapter books are welcome to read picture books to build their reading logs.

READING CELEBRATION Dec 17th: If we’ve reached our goal, or are close by Wed., Dec 17, we’ll hold a school-wide Reading Celebration on that day. With a pajama day, lots of reading time, “bedtime” snacks and guest story readers. This is not a contest; we’re not tracking students individually or awarding individual prizes. This is an all-school group effort.

November Events

October 16th, 2014

Nov 6 (Th): Montera Prospective Family Info Night, 6:30-7:30;
Nov 7 (Fri): 2nd Grade Fall Feast; Montera Middle School Tour, 9:10am-10:00am;
Nov 10, 12-14 (M, W-F): Minimum Days;
Nov 11 (Tu): NO SCHOOL – Veteran’s Day;
Nov 12 (W): School Spirit Day (Dress as your favorite book character);
Nov 14 (F): Montera Middle School Tour, 9:10am-10:00am;
Nov 15 (Sa): JM Annual Auction, 5:30-11pm;
Nov 18 (Tu): SSC/ ELAC Meeting, 5:30-6:30pm
Nov 19 (Th): Monthly PTA Meeting 7-8pm (Dinner at 6:30pm);
Nov 24-28 (M-F): Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

October Events

September 17th, 2014

Oct. 2 (Fri), Oct 7 (Tu), Oct. 17 (Fri), Oct 21 (Tu), Oct 28 (Tu): Montera Middle School Tours (9:10 am);
Oct 10 (Fri): NO SCHOOL (Professional Development Day);
Oct 16 (Th): Monthly PTA Meeting (dinner: 6:30 pm; mtg 7-8 pm);
Oct 16-17 (Th-Fri): Picture Day! Look for more details from your child’s teacher
Oct 21 (Tu): Family Reading Night (5 pm);
Oct 26 (Sun): JM Harvest Festival 10am-4pm;
Oct 31 (Fri): Halloween Parade

Aug/Sept Events

August 14th, 2014

Aug. 25 (M): First Day of School for 2014/15. 1-8:30; 5th grade starts 8:30 – Kindergarten starts 8:45
Aug. 25- 29 (M-F): Minimum Days: Kindergarten dismissed at 12:50pm – 1-5th grade dismissed at 1:15pm
Sept. 1 (M): No School for Labor Day Holiday;
Sept. 7 (Su): Annual Back-To-School Picnic at Roberts Park “Bay Vista” Picnic Area – 11am-2pm;
Sept. 9 (Tu): Kindergarten Back to School Night, 6pm-7:30pm;
Sept. 10 (Wed): 1-5 Grade Back to School Night, 6pm-7:30pm;
Sept. 18 (Th): PTA Meeting (dinner served at 6:30pm) Meeting starts at 7pm
Sept. 25 (Th): JM Family Reading Night

End of Summer Events

July 8th, 2014

Aug. 10, (Su): TLC Day 8:30am-2:30pm;
Aug. 19 (Tu): Annual Kindergarten Tea, 11am-12:30pm;
Aug. 23 (Sa): Registration Day. 9am-2pm – MPR Room; Kid’s Club Orientation, 10am-11am

Aftercare Registration Information for 2014-15

June 4th, 2014

June 5 (Th): Kid’s Club Meet-n-Greet 6-7:30pm;
June 9 (M): Registration opens, 12-noon (Links will be posted for online registration, paper registration available);
June 9-12 (M-F): Registration booth in front of school, 12:15-2:30 and 4-6pm;
All families who pre-registered for AT have a spot in Kids’ Club for 2014-15;

Key Events for June

May 18th, 2014

June 9-12 (M-Th): Minimum Days;
June 10th (Tu): 5th Grade Promotion;
June 12 (Th): Last Day of School

Key Events for May

April 12th, 2014

May 3 (Sa): Spring Faire, 10am-3pm;
May 6 (Tu): Teacher Appreciation Day;
May 9 (Fr): MAP Testing ends;
May 13 (Tu): Make Social Learning Stick! Presentation, 7-8:15pm MPR Room;
May 15 (Th): PTA Meeting, 6:30pm;
May 16: (Fr): African American Living History Day (4th Grade);
May 19 (Mo): Spirit Week and Career Day (dress up for the career you want);
May 20 (Tu): Grandparents Day;
May 21 (We): Ocean Guardian presentation;
May 22 (Th): Field Day;
May 23 (Fr): NO SCHOOL
May 26 (Mo): NO SCHOOL for Memorial Day

Key Events for April

March 25th, 2014

April 9 (W): 3rd Grade Rancho Day; School Spirit Day (Sports Day);
April 14-18 (M-F): Spring Break (No School);
April 23 (W): JM Science Fair;
April 28 (M): MAP testing begins

Key Events for March

March 3rd, 2014

March 7 (F): End of second grading period;
March 11-13 (Tu-F): Minimum Days – Parent/Teacher Conferences;
March 12 (W): 1st Grade Asian Pacific Islander Day;
March 19 (W): JM School Spirit Day (Facial Hair Day);
March 20 (Th): PTA Meeting 6:30pm;
March 22 (Sat): 40th Annual Joaq-a-Thon (9am) – Walk starts at 9:30
March 31 (M): Cesar Chavez Day – No School for students