Montrose December News

Notes From the Principal's Desk

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Delectable Desserts

If you are interested in participating in a "sweet-share", please bring a treat on Wednesday, December 19. This could be a nice way to enjoy the company of coworkers and friends. I will supply paper goods and a bit of sweetness, as well.

I'm hopeful that many will participate and enjoy!

Ugly Sweaters!!!

Let's do it!

Decorate, borrow or buy an ugly winter sweater/shirt and wear it to work on Tuesday, December 18. We will vote on the

  • Most Creative
  • Ugliest
  • Funniest

The winner in each category will receive a choice of various gift cards!

Pajama Day

Friday, December 21 is Montrose Pajama Day. Let's rock the PJs and have a great 1/2 day. Once students are accounted for at dismissal, the winter break has begun!
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Paraprofessional Professional Development

Tuesday, Jan. 8th 2019 at 2:30-4:30pm


On Tuesday, January 8, Tools of the Mind Trainer Aisha O'Donnell will provide curriculum PD for all paraprofessionals. This PD will occur from 2:30 - 4:30 and all paras are asked to plan to attend. The specific room location (in Montrose) is TBD based on the agenda.

Please RSVP below.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Attendance Reporting

A reminder to send an email to both Anna and me as soon as possible if you are going to be absent. If it is an unanticipated absence, an email before 6:30AM is appreciated. If you are late, please call the office as soon as you know, and check in at the office when you arrive. If you are attending PD, please request a sub online or by phone as soon as you have the dates.

This will help with planning and coverage.

Thank you!

Swipe Cards/Identification Cards

Please ensure that you have and use your ID card by next Friday, December 21. Having your card helps to ensure that you are identified and eliminates the need for the office to buzz permanent employees into the building. Please see ID card guidelines here.

NB: There is no longer a need for a paper form. Teachers can submit their own requests. Paraprofessionals, therapists, CST and other staff must let Anna know if you need a badge; she will input the information into the online system prior to you heading to IT. Hours for pictures/badge printing are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 AM and 2:30 - 4:00 PM.

Paras: If having the photo extends your workday (AM or PM), please indicate the time on your timesheet. Long term paras are permitted/expected to have ID cards. At this time, there are no temporary paras - everyone should have an ID/swipe card.

FYI: On February 12, the IT Department will be at Montrose to take photos for new cards (to replace those issued prior to August 2018). They will setup in the front right corner of the auditorium. This will not displace therapies that occur in the auditorium.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Have a Great Winter Break LED