8th Grade Activities Schedule

    Here's an update on the 8th grade activities schedule. Please note the promotion venue has changed so we can accommodate more guests.   
    • Dance: Saturday, June 3 from 7-10pm in the Montera MUR
    PicnicMonday, June 5 from 10am to 2pm at Roberts Park
    PromotionWednesday, June 7 from 3-5pm at the Oakland Inter-Stake Center (located at 4780 Lincoln Ave, Oakland, CA 94602)
    Questions? Please email 8thgradeactivities@monterapto.com.

    8th Grade Families - Please Donate!
    We still need your help to raise funds for 8th grade activities, so if you haven't already donated to the 8th grade fund (via PayPal or check montera PTO, suggested donation of $40) please do so soon. We are planning a great end of year, full of activities for the 8th graders and we need each 8th grade family to help.
    We also need volunteers to make these activities happen, so looks for the sign up genius in email soon and sign up to help!

    With the OUSC budget freeze and cuts, the 8th grade families have to pay for ALL of the costs of the 8th grade activities, including buses to transport the students to the picnic, promotion venue, and so on. Previously we asked each 8th grade family to donate $40 to cover the expenses; however, to date only about a third of the families have done so. If you have not donated yet, please do so ASAP! Any amount you can contribute will be greatly appreciated. And of course, no student will be excluded as long as they are eligible to participate. There will, however, be an additional cost for the dinner/dance.

    Donations may be made via: 
    • PayPal: Click here to donate via PayPal (no account necessary)
    • Checks: Make your check out to Montera PTO and deliver or mail to: Montera PTO, Montera Middle School, 5555 Ascot Drive, Oakland, CA 94611. PLEASE WRITE "Attn: 8th Grade Activities" on the check or envelope.

    8th Grade Promotion Ceremony & Ticket Information

    Promotion is coming up quickly. Seating at the ceremony is limited. Each student will be given 4 tickets for guests. Students participating in promotion do NOT need a ticket. Individuals without tickets will not be admitted. Tickets will be distributed at the rehearsal in the MUR on Tuesday, June 6. Students will sign for the tickets. Families who do not need all 4 tickets are encouraged to give them to other families who need them. Families who need additional seats can sign up for the lottery here: 2017 Montera Middle School Promotion Additional Ticket(s) Request

    We do not anticipate there being many extra tickets so plan accordingly. The lottery will be held on June 1 with notification June 2. Additional tickets will be added to your student's allotment and distributed on June 6 at the rehearsal. Questions? Contact 8thgradeactivities@monterapto.com

    Students should arrive by 2:00 pm at the Inter-Stake Center on Wednesday. Dress code is "Business Casual - Personal Best". All Shirts and blouses MUST have sleeves. Shoes Must be worn at all times. Immodest, Offensive, Obnoxious clothing is prohibited. Button-down shirts recommended for boys - ties suggested, but optional. Dresses, or skirts recommended for girls. Low heels, or Flat shoes also recommended for girls. 

    8th Grade Dinner Dance June 3 
    The 8th Grade Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, June 3rd from 7-10pm in the MUR.  There is a "Business Casual - Personal Best" dress code for the dance. No Jeans / Shorts / No Slides. Tickets are $20.00 and you can purchase them during the 8th grade lunch period on the following days:
    ​May 17 -19
    May 24th
    May 31 - June 2
    Cash or checks made payable to Montera PTO will be accepted. 
    Every 8th grader is encouraged to attend.  

    8th grade parents:
    We need volunteers to make this event a success.  Slots are open for ticket sales, setup, food donations, security, chaperone/servers and clean up.  If you can help, please go to the signup genius at:   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4cada62ca31-montera3
    Any questions?  Contact Dinner/Dance chair, Kimberly Delaney, kimlaney11@gmail.com 


    8th Grade Student Picnic June 5                                          

    The 8th grade picnic is Monday June 5th. Students will receive permission slips today (Thursday June 1) which MUST be turned into the office Friday or brought to school Monday morning in order to participate. Students report to Montera as usual and will be bused to and from the picnic site at Roberts Regional Park, returning to Montera in time for the afternoon AC Transit buses.

    While we are providing most of the food, we are asking families to please contribute sides based on the first initial of your student’s last name:
    A-H: Boxes of single serving chips
    I-Q: Cookies or brownies (nothing that requires a fork or plate please)
    R-Z: Watermelon – whole and uncut
    Items may be dropped off in the office at any time on Friday, June 2 or Monday, June 5 before 8:45 am. Or you can bring them directly to Roberts Park. Students may bring their own equipment for activities (e.g., footballs, Frisbees, etc.) but NO water balloons.
    The picnic really needs volunteers to help, particularly grillers, setup and food prep in the morning, so please sign up at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080B4CADA62CA31-montera6. If you have any questions about the picnic, please contact 8thgradeactivities@monterapto.com
    Note - Participation in the picnic is subject to the requirements provided by the school previously.