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Montclair Elementary Spring 2018 Newsletter

From the Principal

As we reflect on the 2017-2018 school year, please join me in acknowledging and celebrating the many wonderful learning experiences and educational opportunities that have taken place for our students at Montclair, in many classrooms and in very creative and innovative ways. Together we have planned and executed the best teaching practices and held students to high standards of expectation. On April 10th and 11th our 4th and 5th grade students will be taking the STAAR test. We are confident that the results will be indicative of all the hard work your child has done with your help and the TEAM effort of our wonderful staff! --Mr. Steve Barrera

Nurse Amy's Health Tip

SUNBURN--Most people think of trips to the beach when they think of sunburn, but it isn’t unusual for pediatricians to see kids with burns in early spring, before parents have thought to take out the sunscreen. Every sunburn increases the risk of future skin cancer.If your child will be outside for more than 20 minutes, even on cloudy days, apply sunscreen. Keep fresh tubes in the car, in your purse, in your child’s school or athletic bag. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends parents use broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB blocking), water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to any skin that will not be covered by clothing. Use plenty. Don’t be stingy! Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours, but avoid — if possible — in babies younger than 6 months. Babies should be covered with cool, light clothing and kept in the shade.

Counselor's Corner

Summer Programs for Kids

As we receive information on summer programs for kids, we are posting them in the Front Office, outside the Counselor’s Office, on the Montclair website, Facebook page, and Twitter. Many of the programs have begun registration for Summer 2018 sessions. Some of those that charge a fee have scholarships available, based on eligibility, as long as funds are available, so register as soon as possible!

Reminders for Parents & Visitors

Parents, please remember: ALL visitors must sign in at the office when visiting our campus at any time. This is CCISD Board Policy and our campus policy.
  • Smoking is prohibited in all school zone areas.
  • Students are NOT to be picked up or dropped off in the parking lot or in the Bus Pick-up area.
  • Cell phone use is prohibited in all school zones.

HANDICAPPED PARKING SPACES ARE FOR IDENTIFIED HANDICAPPED VEHICLES ONLY!

Congratulations!

2017-2018 Destination Imagination team members competed at the Regional DI Tournament.

Montclair’s Destination Imagination team, “The Rockin’ Stallions,” competed at the Regional DI Tournament at Veteran’s on February 24th. The team chose a Fine Arts challenge that they worked to solve over the course of several months. They also competed in the Instant Challenge portion of the tournament that required them to use problem solving skills and creativity in order to work out a solution for the task at hand. Team members included Rose Barrera, Acadia Cantu, Lucas Chapa, Ella Gonzales, Gillian Sowerby, Hayden Wilkerson, and Ariel Velasquez. The team placed 5th in the Regional Tournament with their outstanding work! --Ms. Amerika Reyes, DI sponsor

And...

Congratulations to our Montclair Science Fair Winners that advanced to this year’s Coastal Bend Regional Science Fair on February 24, 2018 at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. These Montclair students were Natalie Thigpen from Mrs. Walsh’s 1st grade class presenting Your Eyes Trick Your Taste Buds, Kate Lovvorn from Miss Reyes’ 2nd grade class presenting Falling Balloons, and Zemarie Martin from Mrs. Padilla’s 3rd grade class presenting What Makes the Best Viscosity Slime?. Montclair is extremely proud of these students for making the supreme effort to further work on their science experiments so diligently to be represented in this community educational endeavor.--Mrs. Sarah Salem, 5th Grade Science

Also...

CCISD recently held its 3rd annual Multimedia Festival where some of our Montclair students had their work showcased. Second grade students Simon Steelhammer and Laila Galvan and fourth graders Gillan Sowerby, Addison Jordan, Alexa Marin, and Jaxon Jordan participated in the event. In fact, Gillan Sowery and Addison Jordan won second place in the digital poster category for their work titled Taylor Swift, while Alexa Marin captured third place in the same category for her poster, Slime. Congratulations to all of our tech savvy Stallions! A link to all the entries can found under "News & Announcements" at Montclair.ccisd.us.

Spring has sprung on our campus! These are a few of the types of beautiful flowers that can be found at Montclair Elementary.
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