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Mountain Elementary School District, located in the redwoods above Santa Cruz County's quaint Soquel Village, is a small, one-school district serving students from kindergarten through sixth grade. All students are provided with challenging collaborative academic opportunities that are enhanced by the integration of music, visual and performing arts, and physical education into the curriculum. 


Friday February 20, 2015

1.  Read-a-Thon - today is the last day!  Our Read-a-Thon comes to a close with a day of dressing as favorite storybook characters and enjoying popsicle treats.  Now is the time to gather up the pledges and turn them in to the office.  Thank you for your help with this important fundraising effort-...and celebration of literacy!  Special thanks to Parents Coordinators Mary Kelley and Julie O'Rourke for a successful event. 

2.  After School Enrichment Classes- Learn to Discover has openings in the Aviation for Kids class beginning 2/25/15. This amazing class gives students a chance to explore flight, use a remote controlled helicopter and build computer simulations. In addition, the history and science of flight will be presented.  To register go to the website:www.learntodiscover.org

3.  MMR Vaccination -  Please take a moment to review the article(s) recently published in the Santa Cruz Sentinel regarding Measles vaccination.  Here's a link regarding this important topic: 


Mountain School Kindergarten rates for full (both) MMR vaccinations is 68% for Kindergarten and 73% school wide.  With respect that vaccination commitment is ultimately a parent decision, I would like you to consider that with confirmed cases in Monterey and Santa Clara Counties, it is only a matter of time before we are likely to see our first case in Santa Cruz County.   If you have been giving some thought to beginning the two-part MMR inoculation or completing the second in the series now, I encourage you to consult with your physician and do so at this time.  Thank you for considering our request.   

4.  Green Business Certification- We are excited to share that we are completing a number of Proposition 39 energy efficiency upgrades (LED lighting conversion this month).  In addition, Mountain School has recently earned Green Business Certification!  Santa Cruz County will be presenting the Board with our award plaque at the March 11th Board meeting.  Supervisor John Leopold will be in attendance as well.  We are proud to have earned official Green Business status.  The students will be participating in a Green Schools Assembly on March 17th to celebrate our success.


Wishing you all a very happy weekend and THANK YOU for all you do to make Mountain School so special. 

In Educational Partnership,

Diane M.

Posted by: Web Master
Published: 2/20/15