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Annual 1st Grade Love Fest


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

9:45-10:20 in MU

Come share a lovely meal with 1 loved one at Brunch

(Adults only, NO siblings, no exceptions)


Parents can arrive at from 9:30-9:45am to set up their brunch and eat with their child from 9:45-10:20am. All guests must sign in at the cafeteria on their class clipboard. If you are not able to attend, please let your student and their teacher know so we can sit them with a buddy and their loved one. You may consider sending a special snack with your child in addition to their brunch.  All children will still be able to purchase their normal brunch from the cafeteria.


Parents please help clean up after yourself before you leave.

Children will go out to play from 10:20-10:35am

*NO NUTS PLEASE due to our many Nut Allergies*

Scripps National Howard Spelling Bee- Monte Gardens will be participating in the Spelling Bee this year for 3rd-5th grade students on Thursday, 2/15 at 4:00pm. However, 1st-5th grade will be participating in a spell-a-thon fundraiser prior to this to help kick off the excitement for spelling. On Monday 1/8 we will have a packet for grades 1-5 to sent home for students with spelling lists for spell-a-thon. Students should begin to collect pledges for words spelled correctly. As a school we will give the spell-a-thon spelling test on Wednesday, 1/17.


International Family Fest--Monte Gardens ELAC and DBPC will hold our first family community event celebrating our multiculturalism. It will be on Friday, 1/19 at 5:00-8:00 in the MU. A flier will go home on 1/8/18. Families are encouraged to bring a dish or artifact or performance of any kind (reading a book in a foreign language, dance, etc.).

Unit 3 Homework Due Dates

Unit 3 Homework 

Optional Homework 



Jan. 8-12..................Unit 3, Week 2

Jan.15-19.................Unit 3, Week 3

Jan. 22-26................Unit 3, Week 4

Jan. 29-Feb. 2..........Unit 3, Week 5


Please be sure to return the yellow/gold accountability sheet along with your child's writing each FRIDAY.  


Math Facts Practice

I have scanned and uploaded a couple of math facts worksheets and placed them in the important documents section.  Full disclosure...our scanner is a bit funky so the paper looks old and not the best quality.  Still, these are ones that we use.  I usually give the kids 3 minutes to solve 45 questions.  But to show TRUE memorization your child should be able to answer 1 question in 3 seconds or less.  So, technically 45 questions x 3 sec. = 135 sec or 2.5 minutes.  I'm giving them 30 extra seconds. 


You can also find some great worksheets on Math Salamander's websites:


Salamander Subtraction

Addition Worksheet Maker

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Field Trip Info

We have three field trips this year!                                       

October 31:  Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley

January 29:  Peking Acrobats, UC Berkeley 

March 1:  Pete the Cat Play, Walnut Creek


Interested chaperones:  Please wait for a chaperone interest form to be sent home for EACH field trip.  

All check donations should be made out to Monte Gardens Elementary. Please include your child's name in the memo.  Cash is acceptable as well! All money donations should be in a sealed envelope with "Field Trip, Grisafi, and your Child's name."

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2017-2018 Bell & Prep Schedule

Bell Schedule

*M onday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday


*Wednesday (Early Dismissal)


1st Grade Specials Schedule:

Monday: Computers @ 8:50-9:15 AM

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