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Important Dates:

6/6 2nd Grade Picnic @11:00

6/7 Last Day of School dismissal @12:00

      B-7 pizza party

      Report cards go home

Social superhero life skills & powers


Lifeskills: Patience & Creativity

Power Review 

Congrats to Talia & Maddie


Lifeskills: Personal Best & Critical Thinking

Power of Getting Help

Congrats to Paityn & Blake


Lifeskills: Integrity & Sense of Humor

Power: Good Choice

Congrats to Joshua & Matthew


Lifeskills: Perseverance & Compassion

Power: Trash can power

Congrats to Drew & Lucy


LifeSkills: Courage & Organization

Power: Speak up

Congrats to Maham & Olivia


LifeSkills:Flexibility & Caring

Power:Positive self-talk

Congrats to Sebastien & Daniela


LifeSkills:Initiative and Gratitude

Power: Walk away/Look away 

Congrats to Rachel & Dylan


LifeSkills:Responsibility and Friendship

Power:Kind words

Congrats to Vishvak & Mariya


LifeSkills:Safety and Respect

Power: Closed-mouth & Awareness

Congrats to Eimon & Ava C.


Scholastic Book Club

B7 Class Code is Q8YCM. You can order online now using the Scholastic link below. A flier will be sent home soon, but you can order online anytime.


Mrs. Asselin's Resources
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Brain Pop Jr

To login to BrainPOP Jr: 

  • click link above
  • hover: School Help
  • click: BrainPOP Jr 
  • click again, login
  • Username: montegardens_stu
  • Password: mountainlions
  • click: enter
  • click: ok.
  • click again

Scholar of the Week

Our scholar this week:


Each student will have a turn to shine! They will share all about themselves and even their knowledge for college!


Mon:Share your poster

Tue:Show and Tell

Wed:Favorite book

Thur:Family photo

Fri:Knowledge for college

Super Second Graders

B-7 News 6/04/18

We made it! It is officially the last week of school and we are excited for our future. This has been such a wonderful year and we have learned so much. I have truly enjoyed every student and can't wait to continue to cheer them on as they move to third grade. Thank you to all of our volunteers this year who have helped make our centers, field trips, Monday Envelopes, copy club, and special events possible! We could not have done it without your help! I appreciate you for all tasks, big and small, and know just how amazing it is to have parent helpers. Thank YOU!


Wednesday is our second grade picnic. Please send in all food donations anytime. Thank you!


As a reminder, Last day of school dismissal time will be 12:00 pm. There will not be a regular lunch, but I will be providing a pizza party for our super class!


I am so proud of our second graders in their Pirate performance. It was so much fun to put together and most enjoyable to watch them shine! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! Bravo! 


From the Office:  

Pick up and Drop off concerns: Please make sure that you are following traffic laws and carpool procedures that are outlined in our Parent Handbook. Parents need to be respectful of our neighborhood and community while bringing students to school and modeling good citizenship for students.

  • Do not park in neighborhood driveways or block any section of driveways.
  • Do not move garbage cans to park, this causes neighbors to miss their garbage pickup.
  • Do not park in Sunrise/Shadelands staff parking or traffic circle to drop off or pickup.
  • Do not drop students off in street as this is dangerous.

To help with traffic, remember that supervision is provided starting at 7:45 am. and students may be dropped off then.

At Monte Gardens we work together, staff and parents, to help students succeed. Please continue to work with us and support our school by following procedures outlined above.


Parents, please continue to help keep our school a safe environment by following the school rule of not entering the hallways or blacktop during drop off and pick up times. Parents should remain in the flagpole area, outside of carpool gate or the back gate for drop off an pickup times.


*All volunteers must be fingerprinted and TB tested to work in the classrooms. The office is checking all volunteers are updated and cleared by the district. Please be sure your TB has not expired. It is only good for four years. Thank you for your support.


No homework this week! A summer packet of ideas and activities will be coming home. Feel free to try any or all. Thank you again for an amazing year!! I am really going to miss them all!  


Dress Code Policy

Assuming the weather will be changing(getting warmer), please read the school dress code and be sure students are dressing accordingly:

The Dress Code is based upon district policy, which requires safe, sensible clothing appropriate for classroom and

playground activities. Students are expected to arrive at school neat and clean and on time.

The Diablo Basics Program has a written dress code that all K-5 students are expected to follow. The dress code

requires safe, sensible clothing, appropriate for classroom and playground activities. Some clothing that may be

appropriate for wear away from school will not be acceptable to wear at school. Students are expected to arrive

at school neat and clean. Parent volunteers are expected to dress appropriately when working at the school.

1. Students are expected to practice good personal hygiene at all times.

2. Clothing must conceal undergarments at all times. Skirts must be no shorter than the student’s middle

finger when arms are fully extended. Shorts must be thumb length when arms are down, fully extended

at your sides. Leggings must be covered by shorts, skirts, pants or a top or dress that meets the above

length parameter.

3. Clothing having suggestive slogans, pictures, symbols or words is not allowed.

4. Halters, tubes, spaghetti-strap tops, crop-cut blouses, mesh material tops and “attitude" T-shirts are not

allowed. Tops with holes are not permitted. Boys are to wear sleeved shirts (no tank tops).

5. Shirts must be long enough to cover the torso during all activities.

6. Hats are to be worn only on the playground.

7. Student footwear must be appropriately fitting so that students may engage safely at recess and in

physical education- closed toe shoes- tennis shoes or flat hard sole (no sandals, heels or slip on,).

8. No sagging pants or shorts. No holes in the pants. No items are to be hanging down from the waist

(example: chains, lanyards).

9. Clothing, jewelry and hair styles should not be distracting to the student or to their classmates.

10. Make up is not allowed. (Colorless lip balm is allowed.)

A staff member will contact a parent/guardian if a student’s attire or appearance is determined to be

inappropriate or distracting. Parents will be asked to come to school with appropriate attire if necessary.

Students dressed inappropriately lose valuable class time waiting for appropriate clothing to be brought to

school. Final judgment of the dress and appearance of a student rests with the school administrator or designee.


This year we are using Seesaw to share and communicate with families! Your child will post to Seesaw to share their learning. Seesaw is private; you'll only see posts created by your child.

Please Sign Up Now if you have not done so.

  1. Click on this link:
  2. Choose your child from the list
  3. Create your account
  4. Once I approve you, you can see content from your child

After you sign up, download the free Seesaw Family app and sign in. You can also access Seesaw from a computer at

Thank you for supporting your child's learning!


P.s. If you used Seesaw last year or have more than one child using Seesaw, follow the link above, then click the 'Sign in' tab at the top of the screen. You do not need to create a new account.


Did you know your child has access to our leveled math and reading program through i-Ready? Your child's login is attached to their homework folder. They can work online from home to improve their skills in reading and math. Please let me know if you need help signing in from home. This will also give them practice with using the program that prepares them for the diagnostic and state testing for next year. Please be sure your child logs in once a week from home.

Raz Kids

Your child should be using the Raz-Kids online reading program at least once a week at home. This is a great way for kids to practice their fluency and comprehension while working toward their 20 minutes of nightly reading. Each child has his/her own private profile to keep track of their progress. The login and password information sheet is attached to the inside of their homework folder. Please try to use the program at least once a week. It is a great way to see how they're doing. 


Please click on the link and sign up to volunteer for centers and Monday Envelopes. Thank you for volunteering!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on

About Me

This is my 15th year as an educator and my second year at Monte Gardens. I taught previously in nearby Pittsburg Unified for 13 years. I am really enjoying my new home here at MGE. I also get to share my school year here with my three children; Ben is a fifth grader, Frances is a fourth grader, and Grace is a first grader. It is a real treat to be able to share and invest in a school community as a parent, and also a teacher. My husband, David and I are both proud Concord natives. I attended Cal State Hayward, (before it changed to East Bay,) and Chapman University. I am a life-long learner and love to integrate technology into my classroom. I am always striving to learn new and better ways to engage, challenge, and inspire learning! 


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Mrs. Asselin
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Daily Schedule

Monday:  STEM Lab (2x month,) Computer Lab, P.E.   

Tuesday: Chromebooks, Character Education

Wednesday: Computer Lab, P.E., Centers

Thursday: Computer Lab, Music

Friday: Library, Computer Lab 

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