Montgomery Elementary News

October 18, 2019

Contact Us

Dr. Amy Debelak, Principal

Ms. Sally Ganz, Asst. Principal


Office 686-1730

Absence Line 686-1736

FAX 792-6131

School Nurse 686-1733

Cafeteria 686-1735

Transportation 686-1785

Positive Character Trait Word for the Week of 10/21/19

TRUSTWORTHINESS – A trustworthy person keeps promises, tells the truth, and will not hurt anyone with unkind actions or words.


TRUSTWORTHINESS means being reliable.


Specials Schedule for the week of October 21, 2019

Monday 10/21 - B Day

Tuesday 10/22 - C Day

Wednesday 10/23 - D Day

Thursday 10/24 - A Day

Friday 10/25- No School (Teacher/Parent Conference Day)

3rd Grade Ohio AIR Assessments

DISTRICT OFFICES

Frank Forsthoefel, Superintendent

Karen Naber, Assistant Superintendent

Beth A. Weber, Treasurer


October 17, 2019


Dear Sycamore Families,


Next week, our 3rd grade students will be presented with the opportunity to demonstrate their progress on grade level Reading standards via the Ohio AIR assessments. These assessments will be taken online and will be taken in two parts on two separate days.


The state’s annual assessments provide a snapshot of your child’s progress in their understanding and application of curriculum standards. From a district perspective, these results allow us to benchmark ourselves against similar districts and to identify trends in data that will guide our work with teachers and students. Our teachers work diligently to fully prepare your child to be successful on these assessments and in other aspects of their growth and development.


Below, you will find a link that delineates the testing dates scheduled for students in grade 3. Information regarding specific times for assessments will be generated at each building and communicated via their newsletters and blogs. Any questions can be directed to your building administrator.


Grade 3


We are so appreciative of the support you provide your children in our partnership together toward academic excellence. If you have any questions regarding testing, please contact your building administrator.


Sincerely,


Karen B. Naber

Assistant Superintendent

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PURCHASING TICKETS FOR

OUR ANNIE KIDS

THEATRE PRODUCTION SCHEDULED FOR

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8?

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE $2.50.


CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFORMATION AND ORDERING

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The PTO invites you to an evening of FREE Family Fun!


Mark Your Calendars

WHEN: Friday, November 22, 2019


TIME: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Montgomery Elementary Cafeteria

WHO: All Montgomery Elementary Families


Join us for a family night of BINGO! Multiple games, awesome prizes, snacks and drinks...it's a great way to spend time together. Relax, laugh, and have fun because we've got the entertainment covered to kick off your weekend. All ages welcome!


Please note: children must be accompanied by a guardian during the entire event.

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Has your child come home talking about about Camp Happy Harmony (4th grade), 43 Old Cemetery Lane (3rd grade), or maybe Sir Sidney's Circus (1st and 2nd grade)? If so, they are as excited as we are to be hosting author Kate Klise and her illustrator sister, Sarah Klise, at Montgomery Elementary in March this year!


We wanted to share an exciting opportunity that would be a great springboard for families...the Shrine Circus is coming to town! One of the Klise sister's series is entitled "The Three Ring Rascals." The setting for this series is a circus! If you would like for your child to experience a circus firsthand, look for a coupon coming home soon. The Shrine Circus will be in Northern Kentucky from October 18-20th. Be sure to send pictures to Mrs. Messer (messert@sycamoreschools.org) so we can create a display of our student's circus fun!

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IF YOU HAVE A NEED

PTO FUNDS CAN HELP


The Montgomery PTO Special Requests Committee is accepting requests from teachers, staff and parents to fund any needs you might have for speakers, supplies, seminars, books or equipment/technology. Please complete the google form by Wednesday, October 23rd.


https://tinyurl.com/SpecialRequestsF19


Guidelines and Criteria:


Parents, teachers and staff members may make requests.


Requests will be presented to the Committee for review and discussion.


The person submitting an approved request will be promptly notified of the approval and the funds will be provided promptly after receipts or other documentation are forwarded to the PTO Treasurer.


Requests that are not approved can be resubmitted for the next Special Requests meeting.


The Committee will meet twice each school year, once in the fall and again in the spring.


Must be a member of the PTO


-- A request should meet at least one of the following criteria:

-- It is beneficial to a majority of students

-- It is for an educational speaker, presentation or assembly located either at the school or elsewhere

-- It will improve the learning environment

-- It is for an extracurricular activity


Very Important!!! Requests should be fully researched and include quotes, price comparisons, accurate costs, information about whether or not the district and/or the school already has the item, book or program, etc.


Please note the following request requirements:


Shipping: Unless there is a reason as to why an exact cost is not available, we need to have the exact cost of the item, including shipping. As fuel costs rise, the shipping costs are becoming more significant. Please remember that schools do not pay sales tax and we can not reimburse for sales tax. If you need a tax exempt form, they are available in the office.


Technology and Furniture: Please obtain prior approval from the Technology Department or Principal to ensure that the request is in compliance with school/district standards.


Please consider using Teacher Lists for smaller requests. (www.TeacherLists.com)


Feel free to contact Christa Lloyd at christarlloyd@hotmail.com with any questions or concerns.


***In honor of our wonderful friend, Laura Whitmer, and her many years of dedication to our PTO, a portion of the special request funds will be used to fulfill a request in Laura's name.

If you would like to submit an idea for this special fund, please reference

the" Laura Whitmer Memorial Fund" on your Special Request submission.***

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Please click here for details on how to earn HASSLE FREE MONEY for our school.

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ENROLL NOW!

Please enroll your Kroger Plus Card in the Kroger Community Rewards Program benefiting Montgomery Elementary PTO to earn dollars for our organization!

SCHOOL NPO #80687

1. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com

2. Sign in (if you already have an account) OR create an account

3. Click on “Enroll Now” for the Kroger Community Rewards Program

4. Complete form as follows:

• Find your organization – type in 80687

• Select your organization – Montgomery Elementary PTO, 9609 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 80687. Make sure to click on the circle in front of the name!

Click “Save Changes” at the bottom of the screen

5. Go to Account Settings and verify your information. Make sure your Kroger Plus card number is recorded with Montgomery Elementary PTO as your Community Rewards organization. You can also check the bottom of your receipts each time you shop.

THANK YOU for supporting the Montgomery Elementary PTO!

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