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Today: 9/1/14
All Day: NO SCHOOL Labor Day

Attendance Line

Please don't forget to call the office attendance line to let us know that your child is absent.


Gentle Reminder


Please label or write your child's first and last name in all jackets, sweaters and sweatshirts.  Remember, many jackets do look alike!


Dear Montague Families,


It is wonderful to see so many parents at Montague Elementary School for our Back to School Night.  We are truly building a community!  

We encourage everyone to actively become involved in your child’s classroom and in the school as a whole.  There are so many opportunities to volunteer and make a difference.   This year, there will be many school/PTSA sponsored activities and many committees which you can join in order to help out as well.


Also, we can always use extra help on the school-yard in the morning from 8:15-8:30 and during the lunch time from 12:20-1:00.  Because this is a voluntary position, you must fill out all the volunteer paperwork first.   Please send me an e-mail if you would like to help and let me know which day(s) you might be available.


Thank you to our PTSA team for your leadership at Montague.

President – Tiffany Markhum

Vice President – Gloria Dy

Secretary – Juli Pelham

Treasurer – Mike Sipin

Auditor – Po Tsui

Historian – Katie Lippold


Last night we elected five parent representatives to our School Site Council.  Congratulations to John Markhum, Mike Sipin, Po Tsui, Bea Barrere, and Gloria Dy.


The school site council is a group of teachers, parents, classified employees, and the principal who work together to develop, review, and evaluate the School Plan which sets the direction of the school, and the Montague School Improvement Plan.  They also work to develop and approve the budgets that are associated with the School Plan and Program Improvement.  It is a very important job.  The Site Council meetings are open and all parents are welcome to attend and to provide input.  We will post the meetings in our calendar.   The next one is September 16th at 5:30 in the school library.


I walked around during the Back to School Night and visited every classroom.  I was impressed with the positive energy throughout the school and the commitment I saw from all of our teachers at Montague.  Let’s keep that energy going all year as we work together to provide your children with an exceptional education and a lifelong joy for learning.


Dr. Lorrie Wernick, Principal 

On-line Registration Information

For convenience, parents now have the option of registering their children for school on-line.  If you have a child who will be entering kindergarten, please register your student soon.  This helps the school determine how many kinder teachers will be needed in the fall.

Online Registration Link:


Fill out the forms on-line, and then email them to dserrano@scusd.net or call the office at 408-423-1910.   Registration is handled in the office between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM, Monday through Thursday.

Safety First

Hello Montague Families,

I hope your first few weeks of school have gone well.  With more kids walking at the beginning of the school year, we are sharing this brief safety brochure with you.  It contains good reminders for all of us to be aware and safe as we go through our week.  Thank you.


Safety Brochure

Transitional Kindergarten

The California Legislature passed the “Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010” (Senate Bill 1381), which amended the California Education Code to change the birthdate defining admission to Kindergarten. Children who are five years old before the following dates will be admitted to Kindergarten:

  • For the 2012–13 school year, the date is November 1
  • For the 2013–14 school year, the date is October 1
  • For the 2014–15 school year and each school year thereafter, the date is September 1.

To accommodate children who are not yet eligible for Kindergarten admission by these dates, but turn five before December 2, the District is hoping to implement a Transitional Kindergarten program. A Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate.

A child will be eligible for Transitional Kindergarten if he or she will have a fifth birthday between:

  • For the 2012–13 school year, November 2 and December 2
  • For the 2013–14 school year, October 2 and December 2
  • For the 2014–15 school year and each school year thereafter September 2 and December 2.

Please see the flyer linked below for more information regarding Transitional Kindergarten, including an important note about the uncertainty of funding for this program.


Transitional Kindergarten Flyer (English)

Transitional Kindergarten Flyer (Spanish)

District Standards by Grade

Extended Day Information

Montague/Callejon Preschool Information

Parent Education Website

Santa Clara Unified School District works each day to provide its students and families with quality information and support. For more information for parents, please visit the SCUSD Parent Education Website.

SCUSD Lunch Program

My Nutrikids Lunch Program

Visit My School Bucks website for information on our school lunch program.