Mountain Lion Minute
Week of October 5th
Mountain Lion Families,
This past week, the North Penn School District Board of Directors made the decision to reopen our buildings for in-person instruction. A virtual option will still remain for families who desire to remain virtual. Click here to view the School Reopening Plan
Week of October 19th:
Students with significant disabilities receiving special education services through the Gwyn Nor satellite program will return to Montgomery and receive full-day assistant support during the normal virtual school hours (9:00am- 3:30pm).
Week of October 26th:
- Students in grades kindergarten through 2 will return to school in a hybrid format.
- Students with significant disabilities receiving in-home special education services electing to receive live instruction return to Montgomery.
- Special education teachers of self-contained classrooms begin instructing students live and in person at Montgomery.
- Related service providers of Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA)-eligible students deliver services live and in person at Montgomery.
Week of November 2nd:
- New students to Montgomery will attend on either 11/4 (Hybrid A) or 11/5 (Hybrid B) as a transition day
Week of November 9th:
11/9 Students in grades 3-6 will return to school in A/B hybrid models.
Please remember that the timeline will remain subject to change at any time, depending on conditions in our buildings and in our community.
This week, you will be asked to select hybrid or virtual for your children. More detailed information will be provided via a School Reopening Guide that will address areas such as the following:
- Hybrid Model Specifics & Attendance
- Special Education
- Health and Safety Measures
- Breakfast and Lunch Logistics
- Movement in Building
- Social & Emotional Wellbeing
- Social Distancing
- Student Activities
- Guidance on When Students Should Stay Home
- Communication Protocols
We look forward to welcoming our Mountain Lions back to our brick and mortar Montgomery! Stay tuned for more information regarding the reopening of schools.
The Reading Nook with Mrs. Ricci & Mrs. Anuzelli
Vocabulary plays a very important role in reading. Reading comprehension and vocabulary are closely related. The more words a child knows and understands the more likely he or she will be able to comprehend what was read. A child’s vocabulary can be strengthened in numerous ways. One way is through daily conversations. Talking about your day, asking questions and having conversations about a topic of shared interest can help to develop a richer vocabulary. Another way to develop vocabulary is through reading. Children encounter new words daily while reading. Stopping to discuss some of those words is a great way to help your child. Lastly, playing word games like scrabble and I spy are more ways to grow your child’s vocabulary.
Here are two links that will give more information on how build and help develop your child’s vocabulary while reading at home:
Home & School Connection
As we welcome new families into the Mountain Lion family, it is more important than ever to emphasize that membership to the Home & School Association is free, and that ALL parents are welcome to volunteer at any time. If you are interested in becoming involved or joining a committee, please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinators Lindsey Peterson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Steffanie Merz (email@example.com). There are opportunities for everyone to be involved, and they will help you find the perfect fit!
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Montgomery Spirit Wear
Spirit Wear Sale: https://montgomeryelemspiritwearfall2020.itemorder.com/sale
Montgomery Home & School Leadership
Emily Kline - President
Marci Ramos - 1st Vice President
Katie Hersh - 2nd Vice President
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Deb Dancer - Vice President of Ways and Means