Welcome to Mountain Ave - A Message from the Principal

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    Welcome to Mountain Avenue Elementary School, the home of the Bears! We are a Campaign for Business and Educational Excellence Scholar School, California Gold Ribbon, California Distinguished, and a National Blue Ribbon School. I am delighted to welcome our new and returning families to the 2018-2019 school year.

     

    Mountain Avenue is a school with strong traditions, and is known for its academic excellence, strong parent support, and dedicated staff. The Mountain Avenue Mission Statement states:  All members of the Mountain Avenue community will work cooperatively to meet the needs of each child.  We will develop responsible, motivated learners who successfully solve problems, think critically, strive for excellence, maintain high ethical standards, and respect diversity.  Our focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) and reading comprehension continues to provide a well-rounded education for all students.

     

    The Mountain Avenue staff is knowledgeable, committed, and dedicated to the success of all of our students. We share in the belief that through a strong, active collaboration with students, parents, guardians, and community members, we can create a safe and exciting learning environment that challenges all of our students. Each child receives a well-rounded education that is comprised of California Common Core Standards, California Content Standards in Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, and Physical Education.  Staff and students promote our motto, B.E.A.R.S., routinely; B for Be kind, E for Encourage others, A for Accept responsibility, R for Respect others, and S, be Safe.   It is through this effective delivery of education that all students reach their fullest potential.

     

    The Mountain Avenue teachers and I are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure that your children can achieve to their highest potential.  We recognize that in order to be successful in school, your children need support from both the home and school.  We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.  Thank you for giving us the amazing opportunity to educate your children.  We hold this responsibility with the highest regard! 

     

    Families, here are some ways that you can support your child(ren)’s education at Mountain Avenue:

    • Make sure your child attends school daily and arrives on time, ready to learn
    • Ensure your child completes all classwork and homework assignments given by teachers
    • Have your child read daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
    • Ask your child about their school experiences so that you are aware of her/his school life

     

    Here are some important upcoming events!

    Orientation for Transitional Kindergarten and  Kindergarten:

    Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Orientation will take place on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 2:30 pm.  This is an opportunity for children and parents to meet the Kindergarten team and to receive a brief overview about what to expect the first few days of kindergarten.   

     

    Mountain Avenue KICKOFF for ALL Families! 

    All families are invited to attend the Kickoff event on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.  Our PTA, MACK Foundation, Class of 2019, and school staff will be available to distribute information, class lists, and more!  The Kona Ice Truck will be on hand as well for cool sweet treats!  Class lists will be posted at 3pm. 

     

    First Day of School

    The first day of school is Wednesday, August 22, 2018.  Instruction begins at 8:25 am for all students in Transitional Kindergarten through 6th grade.  Please plan to arrive early on the first day of school to avoid traffic.  Class lists will be posted Tuesday, August 21 at 3:00 pm.  

    All parents are invited to a “Howdy Coffee” hosted by PTA on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 8:30 -9:30 am.  This is a chance to meet, greet, and visit with other Mountain Avenue parents.  Parent leaders from M.A.C.K (Mountain Avenue Committed to Kids) and PTA will be on hand to share information about programs and opportunities in which you can become involved. 

     

    School Bell Schedule:

    Please note our new updated dismissal times.

     

    Transitional Kindergarten

    Regular Day                                                               Minimum Day

    Instruction Begins: 8:25                                        Instruction Begins: 8:25

    Instruction Ends: 12:26                                          Instruction Ends: 11:50

     

    Kindergarten

    Regular Day                                                               Minimum Day

    Instruction Begins: 8:25                                        Instruction Begins: 8:25

    Instruction Ends: 12:36                                          Instruction Ends: 12:00

     

    Grades 1–3

    Regular Day                                                               Minimum Day

    Instruction Begins: 8:25                                        Instruction Begins: 8:25

    Instruction Ends: 2:17                                            Instruction Ends: 12:20

     

    Grades 4–6

    Regular Day                                                               Minimum Day

    Instruction Begins: 8:25                                        Instruction Begins: 8:25

    Instruction Ends: 2:37                                            Instruction Ends: 12:40

     

     

    I look forward to an amazing 2018-2019 school year with you all!

    Go Bears!

    Jaclyn Scott, Principal