Jun 10, 2016
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Montalvin Manor Elementary School in San Pablo has had a lot to celebrate this year.

The school was named a top Bay Area School for its success with low-income English language learners in the area of literacy; earned a Gold Ribbon designation recognizing outstanding public schools; received a No Place for Hate designation; and celebrated its AAA status.

To honor the overall achievements of its students, faculty and parents, the school held a Community Carnival on Tuesday, May 31. The fun event enjoyed about 600 attendees and included a catered BBQ, scholastic book fair, tables educating parents about programs and successes, and fun educational activities.


The carnival included participation by a number of community organizations such as Community Resources for Sciences, which served up STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) projects for kids to do during the event.

And perhaps the best part was when Principal Katherine Acosta-Verprauskus, a key driver in the school’s growth, was pied in the face by students who had shown the most growth this school year.

“We called it a carnival to make it more fun for kids and we had a great turnout,” the principal said, describing the event as “Fun all around.”







About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.