Posted January 4, 2023
Dear Montclair Families,
Next week is our last week before winter break! As cold weather approaches, please make sure your students are dressed for the cold conditions. If the weather is clear (not actively raining or snowing) and above 30 degrees, students will be outside in the morning until 8:00 and outside for recess.
Get Notified of Snow Days and Delays!
It’s that time of year when inches of snow can fall at any time! To ensure that you are notified of delayed starts and snow days before heading out the door, follow this guide to make sure your phone number is listed correctly in Infor. We will send a text message to the phone number you have listed in Infor, and an email to your DPS email address in case of a delayed start or snow day.
Did you previously opt-out of text messages? Text Y or Yes to 67587 to receive text messages once again. If you would like to opt out, reply to a district text with N, No, or Stop.
As a reminder, be sure to check the DPS homepage at www.dpsk12.org and district social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for information about delays and closures.
For additional information about severe weather policies, including a FAQ, visit the DPS Weather webpage.
Message From The School Nurse
As the weather is changing and the flu and cold season is upon us I would like to share the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) guidance for when to keep your children home from school. Please use the link to “How Sick is Too Sick” https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RcdCmU4SYXwmVhJrA3Pyk0gP0MTDClkF/view?usp=share_link before sending your children to school. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to connect with the Montclair School Nurse:
Meg Blauth, RN. Health
Message From The Front Office
Thank you to all of the families that participated in our Canned Food Drive. We are so honored that so many of you thought of us and took the time to donate. So great to see our Cougar Community SHINE!!
*If your child is out ill, please make sure to leave a message on the school’s attendance line and not with the health office.
*Parents, please ensure your students have their watch phones and cell phones on school mode and/or silenced.
Message From Our Physical Education Department
Life’s Essential 8 are the key measures for improving and maintaining cardiovascular health, as defined by the American Heart Association. Better cardiovascular health helps lower the risk for heart disease, stroke, and other major health problems.
Report cards are now available. To access your child’s report card, log on to your parent portal at https://myportal.dpsk12.org/ . If you need assistance, call the front office at 720-424-5380.
PEAK – Parents. Educators. Kids. Organization
We were excited to welcome community members, Parents, and teachers. Our goal is to build community through events for all and fundraising to support the school and our enrichment program. Please join us for the next PEAK meeting on 1/18/22.
Craft Day 12/10/22 TOMORROW!!!
All families are welcome to join us in the gym for our winter craft extravaganza from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm! Crafts will include cookie decoration, snowflake creation, winter paper chains, and personalized angles. We will also play the movie Home Alone!! Popcorn and drinks are provided. The suggested donation is $2.00 per student. We look forward to seeing you there!!
Dads Read 12/18 10:00 – 10:30
This is an opportunity for dads, grandpas, step-fathers, and those who would like to participate in an online reading event with our Assistant Principal Mr. Williams. Participants, please sign up through the front office so you can receive a copy of the book and meeting link!
No PEAK meeting this month!
The Montclair Community Giving Tree was a thoughtful success this year. Thank you to all who supported these families. Please bring Gifts wrapped to the main office no later than Wednesday, December 14th. Each family will be receiving their gifts on Friday, December 16th. We appreciate your generosity and commitment to Montclair!
No school for students Dec 19, 2022– Jan 3, 2023
Students will be returning to school on Wednesday, January 4th
Parent / student lunch visit.
We welcome our parents and guardians to join their students for school lunch. Please check in prior to your students lunch time and check out at the end of their lunch period.
Parents’ student early pickup ends at 2:45 PM.
Please pick up your little learners before 2:45 or after 3:05.
School Wide Up-Coming Events
Winterfest – December 15
Spirit Week- December 12-16 each day there is a different dress theme.
Monday – Favorite Color Day
Tuesday – Dress to Impress Day
Wednesday – Wacky Tacky Day
Thursday – Montclair Pride Day
Friday – Pajama Day
DPS Parent Links:
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Have a wonderful weekend!
Susan and AJ