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September Leader in Me assemblyDo you know what PRIDE stands for? Students at Monte Vista cleary do! Mrs. Doleac asked them at today’s Leader in Me assembly, and students shouted in unison. P stands for Prepared. R is for Respect People and Property. I is for Involved in Learning. D means Directions First Time. E stands for Encourage. Students at Monte Vista have all these great qualities!

Receiving the Leader in Me award is an honor given to one student each month in each class. This month’s recipients include Lacy S., Rosemary U., Braylon C. Brantlee T., Kennedy R., Ava C., Adi S., Derek C., McKinley, Cal B., Chloe J., Amberly J., Jocelyn G., Charlotte H., Owen B., Brynlee D., Gwendolyn M., Brescia C., Cole T., Rylan O., Cadance S., Kelsey W., Addie J., Vincent L., Kendyl C., Sebastien H., Maycie R., Josh P., Brinley J., Kaylie M., Keira G., Emily B., Britton A., Jaden K., and Marqese X.

PrizesHow important are the first few minutes of the school day?  Very important!  Students manage housekeeping items like choosing school lunch as they walk into class, and they quickly settle into the day’s instruction:  learning new concepts in reading and math.  In order to support our focus on beginning the school day positively, we are introducing an incentive program for each student.  All students who have no tardies for a week will receive a ticket on the last day of the week.  Teachers turn in these tickets to the office, and on Monday ten names will be drawn for prizes.  Be on time!  This program will continue until Winter Break!


Monte Vista’s students are receiving music instruction this year because of a Beverly Taylor Sorensen Arts grant.  When asked how they could support our school, the community council offered to raise money for instruments for the music program.  During Parent Teacher Conferences, tickets were sold to participate in prize drawings for gift baskets donated by community members.  Our main sponsor has been Swire Coca-Cola.  We appreciate their generosity.  Community Council Chair, Marinda Wessman, expressed her appreciation for community support.  “There has been a lot of excitement about the baskets AND about the musical instruments that we plan to purchase.”  Stay tuned to learn how much the Community Council received through this fundraiser and the instruments supplied to the school!

Tonyburgers Free Kids Meal

How long does it take to spell A-T-T-E-N-D-A-N-C-E? For eight classes at Monte Vista it took less than two months. As a way to prioritize students coming to school every day, classes add a letter each day they have 100% of their students in class by 9:15 a.m. Students in Mrs. Grover, Mrs. Jensen, Mrs. Asay, Ms. Kang, Mrs. Bass, Mrs. Culverwell, Mr. Chuang, and Mrs. Anderson’s classes had an extra recess managed by Mrs. Doleac and Mrs. Ford on November 1st. Starting in November, all students will receive a free kids’ meal at TonyBurgers when their class spells ATTENDANCE. We expect to be handing out a lot of TonyBurger cards!