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Read Across AmericaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Montera's Eagles will be celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday the week of March 3rd-7th. Please celebrate with us by dressing up.
Created: 3/3/2014 3:13 PM
Accelerated Reader ClubUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

Enter Montera’s computer lab any Tuesday after school, and you will see the lab fill quickly to capacity with 1st through 6th graders, along with some parents, grandparents and younger siblings. Once the Accelerated Reader Club is in full swing, students can be seen reading, taking AR quizzes, listening to a teacher read aloud, and building their reading skills on the Lexia Reading online program. After 45 minutes, the students head for home, while a second session begins for those in the after-school program. In all, about forty Montera Eagles participate each week in the AR Club.

 

Created: 2/26/2014 10:46 AM
District Science FairUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Montera Eagles soared at the District Science Fair! Way to go!!! We had a strong showing of projects and some projects even won. Class Projects: 2nd grade: 1st place Ms. Urquilla - Magnets 2nd place Mrs. Ames- Don't Crack up Indiviual Awards: 1st grade - 1st place Brian Gonzales Drops on a Penny 4th Grade - 1st place Richard and Brian Nguyen Sometimes it is Rocket Science*** 5th Grade - 3rd place Joshua aquino Plop, Plop Fizz, Fizz ***
Created: 2/6/2014 2:46 PM
Science Fair Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Our first science fair at Montera was a huge success! Every grade level was represented and the projects were interesting and informative. Some of the projects were selected to represent our school at the District Science Fair which will take place this Saturday, February 1, 2014! Congratulations to our winners! Kindergarten: 1st Place: What is Best for a Plant to Grow? by Mrs. Reid’s Class First Grade: 1st Place: Drops on a Dime, Nickel and Penny by Bryan Gonzalez 2nd Place: Magnetic Force Field by Mrs. I Torres’ Class 3rd Place: Shakin’ It Up by Mrs. Hellings Class 3rd Place: Magic Comb by Mrs. R. Torres Class Second Grade: 1st Place: Are Two Magnets Twice as Strong? by Mrs. Urquila’s Class 2nd Place: Magnetic Strength by Mrs. Baier’s Class 3rd Place: Magnet Power! by Mrs. Becerra’s Class Third Grade: 1st Place: The Full Diaper by Gwendolyn Quintana 2nd Place: Water Test by Ashley Robles 3rd Place: Help! There’s a Soda In My Diaper! by Cindy Nguyen and Shaday Serrato Fourth Grade: 1st Place: Are You Faster Than a Sixth Grader? byJocelyne Neri 2nd Place: Are You Faster Than Gravity? by Ninwar Nguyen, Eric Hernandez, and Joshua Villacarlos 3rd Place: Sometimes It Is Rocket Science by Richard Nguyen and Brian Nguyen Fifth Grade: 1st Place: Plop! Plop! Fizz! Fizz! by Joshua Aquino 2nd Place: How Much Salt Does It Take for an Egg to Float? by Lynette Sosa and Jennifer Nguyen 3rd Place: Fingerprints by Cindy Nguyen 3rd Place: Soda Fizz Test Evelyn Medina and Giselle Pena Sixth Grade: 1st Place: Real or Fake? by Annelle Garcia 2nd Place: Will Iron Nails Rust… by Yimi Lopez 3rd Place: Money Is Better Cleaned by Carlos Rivera
Created: 1/28/2014 2:19 PM
A Christmas Carol Graced Montera AcademyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit recently graced the stage at Montera Academy of Academic Exploration, along with many of the other well-known characters from Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Professional actors from the Will & Co. theater group brought the story to life, with help from twelve students who donned costumes, learned a few lines, and became part of the onstage action. The PTA has been hard at work in order to provide this opportunity, and many other enriching experiences, to Montera students.

Created: 1/10/2014 4:21 PM
We are ScientistsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
This year Montera Eagles will be learning even more science. Our PTA has brought the Aquarium of the Pacific to our campus and now we are having a special science assembly on November 14 for students during the day and families at 5:00 pm. Then in January we will have our first school wide Science Fair.
Created: 11/14/2013 8:03 AM
1st Trimester Awards CeremonyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
We will be awarding students for their successes. Parents and families are welcomed to come and celebrate. 1st – 2nd – 8:00-8:45 5th – 6th – 9:00-9:45 3rd – 4th – 10:00-10:45
Created: 11/14/2013 7:57 AM
RED RIBBON WEEKUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

RED RIBBON WEEK AT MONTERA ELEMENTARY

We at MONTERA are showing our pledge to being DRUG FREE this week with a few fun activities:

Wednesday, October 23rd:  Montera Pledge Rally: “One School, One Goal, to be Drug Free” SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT AND WEAR YOUR MONTERA SHIRT.

Thursday, October 24th: “Put a Cap on Drugs” WEAR A HAT TO SCHOOL.

Friday, October 25th: “Team up Against Drugs” WEAR SPORTSWEAR (team jersey, hat, or shirt).

Monday, October 28th:Celebrate that you are drug free” Wear red.

               Tuesday, October 29th: “Sock it to Drugs” WEAR CRAZY SOCKS.

 Wednesday, October 30th: “Life is Bright When You Are Drug Free” WEAR NEON COLOR or SUNGLASSES.   

Thursday, October 31st: “Scare off Drugs” WEAR A COSTUME for your favorite story character (no masks or weapons allowed).

 Octubre 23 – Octubre 31

Montera está mostrando su compromiso de decir no a las drogas con algunas actividades divertidas:

Miércoles, 23 de octubre: Rally de promesa de Montera “¡Una escuela, una meta, estar libre de drogas! MUESTRA TU ENTUSIASMO Ponte TU CAMISA DE mONTERA.

Jueves, 24 de octubre: “Ponle una tapa a las drogas” Usa un sombrero.

Viernes, 25  de octubre: “Seamos un equipo contra las drogas” PONTE UNA ROPA DEPORTIVA.

Lunes, 28 de octubre: “Celebra que estas libre de las drogas” Viste ropa color rojo.

Martes, 29 de octubre: “Empuja fuera las drogas” Ponte calcetines locos.

Miércoles, 30 de octubre: “La vida es brillante cuando estas libre de drogas” PONTE COLOR NEON O LENTES.

Jueves, 31 de octubre: “Espanta las drogas” PONTE UN DISFRAS del personaje de tu historia favorita (no mascaras o armas permitidas).      

                                                                                                                                                      

Created: 10/21/2013 10:15 AM
Montera Academy kicking off STAR test week!Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

 

Montera Academy of Academic Exploration treated their student body to a Kick-Off Assembly in anticipation of the upcoming STAR Test. Every student was given a colorful pom-pom to use as they sang the school song and participated in a creative chant that was written by the Student Council.  Montera Principal, Mr. Bruce Lauria, pledged that he would do something special at an upcoming assembly after testing if all students gave a 100% effort on the state test. In the past, Mr. Lauria kissed a goat, rode a razor scooter around the campus while dressed up as Dr. Testwell, a mad scientist, and has given students the opportunity to throw pie in his face.   This year, the students were all given a Principal’s Pledge form to come up with their own creative idea for the principal to showcase after testing has been completed.  It will be interesting to see what they come up with. 

Created: 4/23/2013 10:21 AM
Montera Eagles read over 30,000,000 words!Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The students at Montera love to read!  They have successfully read over 30 million words and they keep reading everyday.  To celebrate this milestone we will be having a Family Picnic on January 31, 2013.  We hope to see you there!
Created: 1/15/2013 8:11 AM
Nerd DayUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Show your school spirit and dress like a nerd this Friday, October 26.  If you don't own any nerdy clothes wear your Montera shirt to show your Eagle Spirit!
Created: 10/23/2012 2:45 PM
Red Ribbon WeekUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

October 29 – November 2nd

We at Montera are showing our pledge to being DRUG FREE this week with a few fun activities:

Monday, October 29th: Hats off to being drug free!  WEAR A HAT.

Tuesday, October 30th: Team up against drugs!  Wear team/sport apparel.

Wednesday, October 31st: Use your head, don’t use drugs!  WEAR YOUR RED RIBBON BUTTON.

Thursday, November 1st: Follow your dreams, not drugs! WEAR PAJAMAS.

Friday, November 2nd: Celebrate being drug free! Wear SOMEthing red
 

La Escuela Montera está mostrando su compromiso para decir no a las drogas con algunas actividades divertidas esta semana:

Lunes, 29 de octubre: ¡Me quito el sombrero por estar libre de drogas! Usa un sombrero.

Martes, 30 de octubre: ¡Seamos un equipo contra las drogas!  Ponte una ropa deportiva.

Miércoles, 31 de octubre: ¡Usa tu cabeza, no uses drogas! Usa tu bOTÓN rojo .

Jueves, 1 de noviembre: ¡Sigue tus sueños, no las drogas! Ponte una pijama.

Viernes, 2 de noviembre: ¡Celebra estar libre de las drogas! Viste ropa color
Created: 10/23/2012 2:37 PM
Montera's New CheerUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
First stomp each foot once and clap once to create a steady beat then:
 
We will, we will rock you down-get your attendance up
Like a volcano ready to erupt
We are Montera, we are the best
We're gonna rock the benchmark test
Created: 10/23/2012 2:32 PM
What Can You Do in a Minute?Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The discipline committee would like to let you know about something new!  We've been working hard to organize a special event for the students who have not received any behavior tickets during 1st trimester. 
 
We will be hosting a Minute to Win It assembly!  Maybe you've watched the show on TV before?  Students will be racing to compete wacky challenges in one minute using household items.  For example, ever tried to move a cookie from your forehead to your mouth using only the muscles in your face?  (No hands!)  That's just one game we'll be doing.  There lots more that we have planned using noodles, cups, balloons, and more.
Remember, only the students who have not received any behavior tickets will be invitedStay tuned to find out more! 
Created: 10/23/2012 2:31 PM
First Pep RallyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Yesterday Montera's Student Council held our first schoolwide pep rally.  All the students learned a new cheer and learned about being trustworthy.  We also learned about Nerd Day. 
Created: 10/23/2012 2:27 PM
Fundraiser Deadline ExtendedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
The deadline for The Piece of Cake fundraiser has been extended to Monday, September 3, 2012.  Help raise money for our school by selling delicious treats.  Remember boys and girls to turn in your slips to earn Angry Bird pens. 
Created: 8/27/2012 3:13 PM
TomatoesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
We have lots of tomatoes growing in the garden.  I wonder what will pop up next...
Created: 8/27/2012 3:08 PM