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It’s raffle time!  Buy a raffle ticket and get a chance to win one of the prizes below:

1. 4 2-Day Hopper Tickets to Disneyland and 2-day parking

2. 7 Days at the WorldMark Resort in Anaheim

3. Ring Video Doorbell System


Raffle drawing will happen at our end of the school year student assembly on Thursday, June 9 at 8:30AM.  There will be three lucky winners for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize.


All proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will go toward upgrading our technology program, as well as classroom discretionary funds.  Attached is the flyer about the event.


FRIENDLY CLASSROOM COMPETITION:  Monticello Academy is presenting a friendly competition for students and teachers from Preschool through 8th Grade classrooms.  All proceeds from this raffle go towards the continuation of funding for the Preschool through 8th grade technology programs, library resources, and playground updates.  With your help, you can have your child ask family members, friends, and co-workers.  Our friendly class competition will begin on Monday, May 2, 2016 and will end on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 6:00PM.  All classroom winners will be announced at the schoolwide assembly on Thursday, June 9, 2016.



Top Classroom Prize: The classroom that sells the most raffle tickets will win a pizza and ice-cream party.  Classroom winner is determined by the total classroom tickets sold divided by the total number of students and teachers per classroom.

Top Individual Prizes: This year, there will be two top prizes for the students who sell the most raffle tickets.  Most sold will win a $50 Gift Card and second most sold will win a $25.00 Gift Card.  There will be two winners from Preschool-8th grade. 



Tickets are now on sale for the end of the school year dance.  Information is as follows:


Date: Wednesday, June 8

Time: 3:30PM-5:30PM Elementary and Dinner/Movie in auditorium from 5:30PM-6:30PM.

           3:30PM-6:30PM Middle School

Ticket prices are: May 23-May 27 - $5.00; May 31-June 3 - $7.00; June 6-8 – $9.00, and at the door on June 9th is $10.00.


There will be games, food, prizes, two jumpy houses, and more!  Come and join the fun!



KINDERGARTEN PROMOTION REHEARSAL: From May 23-May 27, promotion rehearsal for Kindergarten is from 8:30-9:00.  Please be on time.


TKD WHITE BELT TESTING: This is from 4:00PM-5:30PM in the school auditorium on Monday, May 23.  Please check with Mr. J for further details.


4th GRADE A/B FIELD TRIP: On Tuesday, May 24, 4th Grade A/B will go to the Sunnyvale Golfland UA for fun game of golf math from 9:15AM-12:30PM. Please check with the teachers for further details.  


CHORALE AND BAND REHEARSAL SPRING CONCERT: Middle School Chorale and Band have a rehearsal on Wednesday, May 25 from 3:00-4:30 in the school auditorium. Please contact Ms. Natalie if you have any questions or concerns.


BAND AND CHORALE SPRING CONCERT: The concert will be on Thursday, May 26 from 5:00PM-6:00PM.  Seating will open at 4:30PM.


END OF 2ND SEMESTER: Friday, May 27


ICE-CREAM SOCIAL: Friday, May 27 3:45PM to 4:45PM in lower elementary library


MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY: There will be no school on Monday, May 30.  Have a wonderful three day weekend!


FARMIGO: Do not forget to place your order!  Ordering couldn't be easier – just click this link: https://www.farmigo.com/monticelloacademy to sign up and start adding items to your basket.  You have every week until Thursday, at midnight, to place your order. The next day, the farmers and producers harvest and pack your items, to be delivered every Monday. You can order whatever you want from week-to-week, skip a week or even place weekly standing orders. There is no commitment, order minimums, or delivery fees. 10% will go back to the school!


YUHMBOX: Yuhmbox is a weekday dinner subscription service. They bring healthy balanced meals to schools for parents to pick up on their way home. These meals are prepared fresh daily by talented chefs, using local organic ingredients. They believe in giving busy, health conscious parents a great and convenient option for weekday dinners. They want parents to be able to focus on laughter and conversation, creating memories while they focus on food.  For more information, visit www.yuhmbox.com.



As of Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3, every Monticello student will be participating in the standardized testing.  The testing practice is one way for us to measure your child’s academic performance.  For all Kindergarteners, they will be taking the SESAT 2 and 1st through Middle School will take the SAT 10.  All standardized tests are administered in the exact same way to hundreds of thousands of students across the country.  They are also referred to as norm-referenced tests.  Norms give educators a common standard of measurement of student’s skills and abilities across the country.  Students are ranked according to their test scores and then assigned a percentile ranking.  This ranking will tell us what percent of all students scored better or worse than the norm.  To help us better prepare your child for this testing process, here are some reminders:


1. For the week of Tuesday, May 31 - Friday, June 3, all students are required to wear uniform due to testing week.

2. Make sure that your child is not absent or late that week. 

3. Monitor your child’s progress.

4. Be informed about the testing requirements by reviewing any pre-test materials that are given to your child from the teacher.

5. Make sure your child is getting the sleep and nutrition he or she needs to succeed.  Sleep early so your child will get enough sleep (at least 9 – 10 hours, by no later than 8:30p.m.).  A tired child will not be able to focus. 

6. Do not forget to eat a healthy breakfast.  Food will help children think better.

7. Motivate your child to prepare.  Talk to them about the procedure and let them know what to expect after you have read your preview.

8. Nurture your child’s curiosity and desire to learn.

9. Avoid constantly talking about the test.

10. Remind them that there is no pass or fail.  It is an assessment of whether they understand what is being taught throughout the year.

11. Encourage your child to take the test very seriously but have healthy expectations and keep testing in perspective.


It is important to recognize that all national standardized achievement tests work essentially the same way.  The test will ask multiple choice questions, have specific time limits depending on the age, and compare your child’s results to the national average.  Most of all, it is only one measurement of your child’s academic performance ability.  If you have any concerns or questions, please let us know. 



We had an exciting and busy weekend on Saturday and Sunday.  Many of our Mustangs athletes competed in the traditional Bethel Meet in Cupertino where they competed against many local schools and track clubs.  We have been attending this track meet for several years now and our athletes have always enjoyed the friendly competition and warm spirits there every time we go.  A small group of Mustangs athletes also competed in the 3M Invitational in Union City this weekend where they competed against very high level competitors and track clubs.  It was a great experience for our athletes to see and compete against runners from all over the region; some as far as LA!  A special congratulations to Shreya Rao for earning Silver in the Girls High Jump event.  She is our first Monticello Mustang to win a medal at an AAU Track and Field Event.  We couldn't be more proud of everyone's hard work and effort.  

Go Mustangs!


SOCCER HOME GAME: Mustang vs. Eaton @ Monticello Academy on Wednesday, May 25 @ 4:15PM; Mustang vs De Vargas @ Monticello Academy on Friday, May 27 @ 3:30PM


TKD ON THE ROAD: There will be a TKD Spring Open at Stanford on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29.  If you have time, come and support our team.


Mustangs Athletics: On Tuesday, May 31 Mustang Soccer Team vs Faria @ MA 3:30 AND Friday, June 3 Mustang Soccer vs Regnart, location is TBD.  Come and support your team!




There is still space available in our Camp Monticello.  If you are interested in registering, please e-mail Ms. Rebecca Leung at rleung@monticelloacademy.org, and she will send you the link for registration.  We have an exciting and adventurous summer waiting for your child to come, discover, and build lasting memories.  It will be a summer to remember! 


Below are some highlights of our program:


1. Discount for multiple weeks registration

2. Sibling discount available

3. Thematic and project base program

4. Back to School Summer Review for month of August

5. Registration based on current grade

6. Registration includes meals and all day care


Do not forget about our Technology Camp - Prodigi Camp!  It is now also available for students who are in 2nd through 4th grade. Mr. Flores will be teaching the class. Class is from June 13 - June 24.  Space is limited since there is only one session!


Explore your creativity; develop your mind; build the memories; and experience the joy of learning at Camp Monticello!



SAT 10 TESTING: Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3.  Please be here on time: Middle School students must be here by 8:00AM and Elementary students must be here by 8:30PM.


Bogo Book Fair: Tuesday, May 31 through Thursday, June 2 from 9:00AM-6:00PM.  All materials are 50% off – buy one get one free.


Kindergarten Promotion Rehearsal: May 31-June 3 from 11:00AM-11:30AM. 


Chorale and Band C Commencement Rehearsal:  Wednesday, June 1 from 3:00PM-4:30PM in the auditorium.


Elementary K-5th Young Author’s Night: Thursday, June 2 from 4:00PM-5:00PM.  It will be held in the classroom. Please be on time since we will start promptly at 4:00PM.  If your child is in the school only program, please do not pick them up at 3:30PM since they will stay for snack and for the event. There will be no extra charge.


Teacher Appreciation Luncheon:  Friday, June 3 from 12:30PM-1:15PM.  We will need volunteers for this event. Sign-ups are at the front office foyer. Please see the attached sign-up sheet.




To help you better plan for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year, attached is the holiday and break schedule.  We ask that you plan your family vacation at the same time as the school’s holidays and breaks to prevent any disruption in your child’s learning.


Please mark your calendar that the first day of school for the next school year is Wednesday, August 24, 2016, and the last day is Friday, June 9, 2017. Orientation for middle school is Monday, August 22, 2016, and orientation for elementary is Tuesday, August 23, 2016.


Class Rosters will be posted on the school doors by August 8th.


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