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UPCOMING EVENTS AT MONTECITO

STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES – Wednesday, April 12th

Student-led conferences will be taking place between 2:15 and 6:30 on Wednesday, April 12th.  To accommodate this, students will be dismissed early at 2:00 p.m. Please plan to spend approximately 20-30 minutes learning from your child.  The Book Fair will also be taking place in the gym and Grade 7s will be selling Purdy’s chocolate bars as a fundraiser.

HIP HOP DANCE PERFORMANCE – Tuesday, April 25th

All students will be performing a hip hop dance routine on Tuesday, April 25th.  The performance begins at 1:30 and will last approximately one hour. All family members are invited join us for this exciting performance!

COLA and PITCH-IN for EARTH DAY – Thursday, April 27th

We will have a COLA at 1:20 on April 27th and following the assembly at approximately 2:00, buddy classes will head out into the community to collect garbage.  Students will be reminded about safe garbage to gather, will wear gloves, and will be supervised to help beautify our school and the broader community.  Volunteers are welcome to join us!

EARTHQUAKE DRILL – Thursday, May 4th

On the afternoon of Thursday, May 4th, we will be holding a full earthquake drill.  This means that all students and staff will ‘duck, cover and hold’ then evacuate the building.  We will practice a controlled release of students starting at 2:00 p.m. Under these circumstances, parents or adults listed as ‘authorized guardians for emergency release’ as identified on the student emergency release form filled out at the beginning of the year, will show ID and sign out your child(ren).  If you are available to come sometime between 2:00 and 2:45 to pick up your child, it helps us practice for a real emergency.

A controlled release is an important procedure for the safety of all children.  In the case of a high magnitude earthquake, or other such emergency, there is the potential for disorder.  In such a situation it is important that parents know their children are safe and that they will only be released to an authorized person.  More information will come out soon.