PEAK (Parents, Educators And Kids) is our parent group that everyone in the Montclair community is part of. Getting involved is a great opportunity to meet people in the Montclair community and also help out in the school. There are many, many ways to participate through PEAK!
If you want to know more about PEAK or volunteer at our school please stop by the office. We would love to have all of our families supporting PEAK in any way they can!
Montclair School of Academics and Enrichment is a DPS elementary school located in east Denver. Sixty-three percent of our student population qualify for free and reduced meals within the school. Seven years ago, the school recognized a need for additional support for a group of families who were in dire straits. The Food for Kids backpack program was founded through Montclair’s Parent/Teacher Organization, P.E.A.K. This program provides a backpack full of food for a family in need to take home over the weekend. Many of the families who receive these backpacks have little or no resources to feed their families outside of the support provided by the school. The program continues to evolve and has been used as an example to form similar programs in other schools throughout the district. Currently Montclair’s backpack program supports 24 families in need from our school community. The food sent home to the families is procured through grant funds, private donations, donations from the local food bank and occasional grocery store donations. We have a committed group of volunteers who shop for the food and come to the school each week to organize donations and fill the backpacks.
Over the past several years, our committee has been looking for ways to improve the quality of the food that is offered in the backpacks. Working with grant funds received from the Action for Healthy Kids network we have been seeking healthy alternatives to some of the staples most often available at low cost for our program. Our goal is to provide fresh produce from local farms when available. Donations are always needed. Please contact Sofia Elmore at 720-424-5380 or email@example.com for more information about this amazing program and find out how you can help!
Help families in need over the holidays. The Montclair Giving Tree is a lot of work in November and December. Tags are placed on to the Giving Tree, people buy the gifts listed on the tags and return them to school. If organization is your strong suit, the Giving Tree is a great opportunity to help out and spread some holiday cheer!
The SAC advises school administration on important issues and decisions that affect Montclair. Discussions include school calendars, bell times, budget, and much more. The committee meets monthly and is made up of staff, parents, and community members. If you are interested in joining SAC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
View SAC Minutes and Agendas.