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    Dates to Remember:

    Wednesday, 5/9: Bike To School Day, Playground, 7:30 a.m.
    Thursday, 5/10: STEM Fair 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    Monday, 5/14-Thursday, 5/17: Islandwood for 5th Graders
    Thursday, 5/17: BLT Meeting, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m., Room 8
    Friday, 5/18: Kids Night Out 5:30 - 10:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, 5/22: Middle School Transition Presentation, 12:20 p.m.
    PTA General Meeting, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Montlake Gym
    Friday, 5/25: 3rd Grade Folklife Field Trip
    Saturday, 5/26: Tour de Montlake, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Monday, 5/28: Memorial Day, No School
    Wednesday, 5/30-Friday, 6/1: Book Fair
    Friday, 6/1: Eat Real/Art Walk 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Friday, 6/8: 3rd Grade Field Trip, UW Penpal Party
    Popsicles on the Playground, 2:45 - 3:15 p.m.
    Tuesday, 6/12: Talent Show, 1:25 - 2:25 p.m.
    Instrumental Music Concert
    Thursday, 6/14: BLT Meeting, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m., Room 8
    PTA Board Meeting, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Montlake Library
    Friday, 6/15: Montlake Carnival, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., Montlake Community Center
    Wednesday, 6/20: 5th Grade Graduation, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Follow the Montlake Way
    Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Fair, Take Responsibility

    STEM Fair is Coming!

    Make sure you have May 10th on your calendars for our curiosity-filled, mind-expanding STEM Fair at Montlake from 4:00-5:30! Come and see what Montlake students are thinking about! Ask questions about the intriguing investigations students are presenting and find out their conclusions!

    We also have volunteer opportunities on May 10th. The Pacific Science Center will be exhibiting different materials for students to interact with, and be presenting an assembly to the school. We need your help to set this up. Please use this link: to sign up.

    6:30-8:00 a.m.: 5 volunteers needed to move equipment and materials to the gym.
    8:00-11:00: 2 volunteers to support teachers as students explore the exhibits*
    11:00-2:00: 2 volunteers to support teachers as students explore the exhibits*
    1:30-3:00: 5 volunteers needed to move equipment and materials back to Pacific Science Center vans.

    *Classes will be rotating through the exhibits in 30 minute intervals. Volunteers will be prepped by Pacific Science Center staff as to the different opportunities for students to engage in.

    Please let us know when you can help! Thank you!

    Paula Eisenrich,,
    or Rebecca Lee,

    And Now a Word from the Art Studio!

    "It's all about the people, who deserve a better world. In my own way, I am trying to make that happen." -Tyree Guyton, Artist and Community Activist

    On June 1st, join friends and family for a balmy northwest evening at Montlake Elementary and celebrate arts and culture with the future leaders of tomorrow at Eat Real/Art Walk/Spring Concert and Book Fair! Music, food, nature, literature and art-the 5 essentials for a well rounded soul!

    Enjoy offerings from our own grill, Neon Taco, Crepe Caravan, Molly Moon and Bake Sale or contribute a dish to our school potluck. Walk off your food coma by browsing miles of books brought to you by the talented literary aficionados from the University of Washington. Bring cash and credit card to be safe-we do not yet live in an official barter society!

    As the sun sets, enjoy the heavenly sounds of Montlake's own song birds-show time starting at 6:30-with surprise live musical performances before and after. Student art, inspired by Motor City's own Tyree Guyton, will be featured around the school campus, including our fresh new raised garden beds. Art Walk will also feature exclusive work from our SAM show inspired by the art of Nick Cave, Augusta Savage, Jean Michel Basquiat and William H. Johnson.

    And last but not least, back by popular demand-chickens! Come sit and contemplate life while holding a chicken. It's free and immensely peaceful.

    All Eat Real/Art Walk t-shirt order forms went home today-check backpacks!
    Please consider volunteering your time-shifts are short and sweet-and this magical night cannot happen without you! Hit the button and sign up NOW!

    Don’t Forget To Register for Kindergarten!

    Do you or someone you know have an incoming kindergartener? Don’t forget to register your kindergartener now! Early registration helps the district predict staffing for the new year, and ensures you will get all applicable kindergarten information coming from the school in the spring.

    Attention Montlake Dads!

    You are invited to join the 8th Annual Montlake Poker Night this Saturday, May 12th at 7pm. Hosted by Dan Staggs (2nd and 5th) and Chris Backschies (5th), this night has been a dad favorite for nearly a decade.

    7pm @ the Staggs House, 2722 10th Ave E. (btw Edgar and Hamlin)
    Dan and Chris supply the pizza and drinks and you supply the ante
    Buy-in is $50 with the opportunity to re-buy for the first two hours

    Reserve your spot. All ticket proceeds benefit Montlake Elementary.

    Keep Calm and Come to Mom's Night Out

    Come celebrate a night out with Montlake Moms! Join your hosts Katy Mjelde, Anne Wessells, Gloria Gladhart & Sarah Duenwald for pleasant company, tasty apps and fun cocktails. No one deserves this more than you moms, and the school benefits from your fun.

    Saturday, May 19th, 6 p.m.
    The Mjelde's Home, 1811 E. Calhoun St.

    RSVP. Don't delay, there are only a few spots left.

    SEA/SPS Interview Training

    If you are interested in serving on an upcoming interview team, but have not yet been trained, please plan to attend one of the Site-Based Interview training sessions. Please be aware that ALL persons involved in the site-based interviewing and screening must have attended this training. Sessions are open to all administrators, certificated and classified employees, as well as parents, students and community representatives. If you know staff or community members who might be interested, please alert them.

    To register, please contact Deb Brady at, 206-283-8443. To ensure space for everyone, pre-registration is required.

    All trainings are from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence.
    2445 Third Ave S., Seattle WA 98124. Dates & Room #’s indicated below – (room #’s subject to change).

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Room 2700
    Thursday, June 7, 2018 Room 2700
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Room 2700

    Community Information

    Editor’s Note: the following items are provided as a community service only and are not meant to imply endorsement of any kind

    One on One Basketball Seattle Presents...

    One on One Basketball & Athletics Summer Camp Series

    • Full and Half-Day Camps every week of the summer
    • Several Sport Camps offered: Basketball, Flag-Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer
    • Rising High School Intensive Camps for serious players (ages 12-15)
    • Drills, Fun Games, Competitions, Scrimmages, "Sweaty Sock Award"
    • Learn, Sweat, and have FUN with One on One!

    Check out the full Summer lineup at:

    Questions? Contact Coach Stu Michie at or 206-715-3443

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