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Mountain Shadows
Celebrating 30 years of Greatness!


Lunch on the Lawn - Hosted by PTA

When: Friday, September 20, 2019

Bring your blanket and lunch to join your student for a picnic. Outside food and drink are welcome for you and your student. School lunch will be available for STUDENTS ONLY.

Meet your students at the PTA canopy on the East lawn.

NOTE: In case of inclement weather "Lunch on the Lawn" - WILL BE CANCELED.

Lunch Schedule is as follows:

1st Grade - 11:30 - 12:10                              4th Grade - 11:40 - 12:20

2nd Grade - 11:50 - 12:30                            5th Grade - 12:00 - 12:40

3rd Grade - 12:15 - 12:45                            6th Grade - 12:25 - 1:05

School Picture Day

School Picture Day will be on September 26, 2019. We will be sending home the flyers from Lifetouch once we get closer to picture day. You can send cash or check in the envelope attached to the flyer or you can pay online and send the confirmation code on the day of pictures. mylifetouch.com picture day id:UM559005Q0

Big Smiles - The Dentist is coming

The dentist is coming to our school on October 17, 2019. In-school dental care at no cost*. We sent home a flyer with the application that has all the information, how the program works and important notice & consent information. You can also visit: www.bigsmilesdental.comor call them at 1-855-481-8639. You can also complete the application online if you have misplaced the one that was sent home.
*Please see flyer or website for information on any stipulations.* If you have any questions please reach out to Big Smiles as they have all the information - Mountain Shadows is just hosting them.

Labor Day 

Labor Day is Monday, September 2, 2019. Just as a reminder there is No School. If you plan on traveling during this holiday weekend, please travel safely. School will resume on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

First Week of School

Thank you for a great first week of school students, parents, teachers, and staff. It was a success because of all of your support.  It was such a joy walking around the school and seeing so many smiling faces. As I visited classrooms, I was pleased to see teachers and students interacting. Students collaboratively established classroom rules and provided examples and non-examples. Teachers discussed expectations for the year while students listened attentively. It's an amazing start to a wonderful school year.

Parents, as a friendly reminder when dropping off and picking up students please don't park along the red curb on the east side of the parking lot. It's used for emergency purposes.

Back to School Night

Reminder: Back to School Night will be on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

First Day of School

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 for students 2nd through 6th

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 for 1st grade students

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 for Kindergarten students

Principal’s Message

I would like to start off by introducing myself. My name is Tina Susuico. I am honored and excited to be the new principal of Mountain Shadows Elementary. My goal as an educator has been to create opportunities for students to learn and thrive. I feel they can do so by focusing on instruction, interacting with their peers, learning from their mistakes, embracing new opportunities, and pursuing their interests.

I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your child this year.

New Staff

 Each year brings positive change. This includes a few new additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome Ms. Lynn Nguyen to second grade, Ms. Miranda Serene to second grade, Ms. Janae Robinaugh to second grade, and Ms. Kylie Colledge to sixth grade. Please welcome them to Mountain Shadows Elementary.

Student Placement

 A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2019-2020 school year.

Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level. Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.

Thank you so much for being positive with your child and helping him or her understand that it is impossible to place all students with a preferred best friend or teacher. ALL of our staff works hard to make school a positive learning experience for ALL students. Mountain Shadows is eagerly looking forward to enriching your child’s life. Thank you for understanding that it can take a few weeks for a child to acclimate to a new grade, peer group and teacher.

Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to insuring that Mountain Shadows remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families. It is an honor and privilege to serve as your principal. Please stop by to say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.

Warmest Regards,

Ms. Tina Susuico

Principal

Back to School Night 2019-2020 School Year

Monday, August 19, 2019 5:30pm. Come join us for Back to School Night. Meet the teachers, sign up to volunteer in class, meet the new principal, review the curriculum and much more.

 

Be a Bully Blocker!

At Mountain Shadows we want our students to feel safe and accepted while at school and help them feel secure and mindful of others.  Which is one of the reasons that we take bullying very seriously.  Prior to the start of the school year, (August 15, 2018) our teachers attend a Professional Development that instructed them in ways to help students- either those who are being bullied, or those who want to report bullying behavior that may be happening either in class or on the playground.   We adopted a program called Bully Blockers, and teachers are teaching anti-bullying skills in their classrooms each week.  We also use a variety of books that are shared with students and spark interactive discussions about different aspects of bullying.  We hope students will come to understand  what bullying is, and how to stop bullying.  When discussing bullying at home, please keep these thoughts in mind.

Bullying is one-sided, intentional, and repeated.
Bullying is when someone purposely hurts, frightens, or threatens someone.
Bullying is when someone purposely leaves out, ridicules, spreads rumors, or makes offensive comments to someone else. 

Bully Blocker Pledge

I agree to not BULLY other students.
I will help students who are BULLIED by speaking out and getting adult help.
I will include students who are left out.

Did You Know...

School Office Hours-  8:00 - 3:30

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