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
  • Attendance
  • Special Education
  • Health and Safety Measures
  • Breakfast and Lunch Logistics
  • Movement in Building
  • Social & Emotional Wellbeing
  • Social Distancing
  • Technology
  • Student Activities
  • Guidance on When Students Should Stay Home
  • Communication Protocols
  • Resources

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:

Building Your Child’s Vocabulary

The Role of Vocabulary in Science

Home & School Connection

On behalf of the Home & School board, I want to thank you for your continued support throughout this unusual start to the school year. We are excited about the ways we’ve adapted many of our events and programs, as well as our joint efforts with Mr. Seidenberger and staff to further strengthen our community. Though we face unique and unprecedented challenges, our goal remains unchanged - to support the students and staff of Montgomery Elementary however possible, and to assist in creating an exciting, fulfilling, and welcoming educational experience.

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 ( and Steffanie Merz ( 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
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Montgomery Spirit Wear

Get your Montgomery Lion gear through Home & School's Spirit Wear sale, or purchase a variety of Montgomery items and accessories by visiting the School Store in Membership Toolkit! Email Emily Kline at for pick up information.

Spirit Wear Sale:

School Store:

Montgomery Home & School Leadership

Emily Kline - President

(c) 912-308-5808

Marci Ramos - 1st Vice President
(c) 610-405-6619

Katie Hersh - 2nd Vice President

(c) 267-984-8633
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Deb Dancer - Vice President of Ways and Means

(c) 215-485-3564

Michelle Judge – Treasurer
(c) 267-227-8556
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Jayme Maitz - Secretary

(c) 215-880-7565

Montgomery Elementary School

Mr. TJ Seidenberger, Principal

Mrs. Lorraine Oliver, Principal's Secretary

Mrs. Beth Faia, Building Secretary

Mrs. Toby Sterling, Counselor

Mr. John DeSimone, SCC