Montgomery Elementary News

September 20, 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 9/23/19

CITIZENSHIP – A good citizen follows rules, obeys laws, protects the environment, and respects authority.


CITIZENSHIP means being loyal to our country and trying to make our neighborhood, community, and country better places in which to live.


Specials Schedule for the week of September 23, 2019

Monday 9/23 - D Day

Tuesday 9/24 - A Day

Wednesday 9/25 - B Day

Thursday 9/26 - C Day

Friday 9/27 - NO SCHOOL

CLICK HERE FOR VISION & HEARING INFO AS REQUIRED BY LAW

Vision & hearing screenings will be administered on October 15, 16 & 17 to students in kindergarten, first and third grade as required by state law.

The Montgomery Elementary PTO would like to thank every family, teacher, and staff member for their continued support of our great school! This coming week each Montgomery family and staff member will receive a Sycamore Proud car magnet as a way to show your pride for our great school district and community!


Be on the lookout in your oldest child’s backpack the week of September 23rd! Thank you again for all that you do for our school! #Sycamore Proud

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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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WANT TO VOLUNTEER IN OUR CAFETERIA? THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO SEE YOUR CHILD AND THEIR FRIENDS. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP.

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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#speakupAVES Mental Health Awareness Month

Sycamore Community Schools has made mental health, fighting its stigma, and advocating for its awareness, a priority among all buildings and within all grade levels. For the entire month of September, we will be engaging students, staff, and families in important conversations through our #speakupAVES campaign.


Unfortunately, mental health issues are a drastically rising problem among adolescents. According to research performed by the Child Mind Institute, one in five teens and adults suffer from mental illness and 20% of children ages 13-18 live with a mental disorder. It impacts people of all ages, demographics, and income levels. That is why Sycamore is committed to caring for the whole child and providing support for students, families, and staff.


#speakupAVES and Warrior Run

Sycamore Community Schools continues to collaborate with 1N5, a local nonprofit organization committed to stopping the stigma and starting the conversation by increasing awareness and education about mental health.


#speakupAVES Month is focused on raising awareness and will culminate with Sycamore High School’s participation in the 1N5 Warrior Run on October 5. As a part of the high school challenge, every dollar raised by the team will be reinvested back into Sycamore High School for mental health, mindfulness, and suicide prevention programming. Click here to sponsor the “Sycamore sAVES” team and select “donate.” You can also join the team by registering to be a part of the race by clicking here and select “join the team.”


School-Based Therapy Services

Meanwhile, Sycamore Schools continue to provide better access to mental health services for students. All seven Sycamore schools are now staffed with school-based therapists for the 2019-2020 school year. Children’s Hospital provides on-site independently licensed therapists at all seven schools at no cost to the district to confidentially serve students with significant mental health challenges.


Medication Management Services

Beginning in September, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital will also begin offering medication management services to families engaged in school-based therapy. These services include the evaluation, prescription, and management of medication for clients. Medication management services are delivered by an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). The APRN will be at our District Office at 5959 Hagewa Drive two half-days per month. If parents are interested in engaging with medication management services, parents can schedule appointments directly through their building therapist. To receive these services, students must be active clients of the school-based therapist.


Help Us Start the Conversation, Stop the Stigma

But it doesn’t end with therapy and medication. It’s about providing a safe environment for students so that they can come to school feeling comfortable and ready to learn. District administrators have initiated the process of developing a comprehensive, three-year strategic plan based on feedback from a voluntary survey on mental health. Simply put, mental health awareness is not limited to the month of September in Sycamore Community Schools.

As a superintendent, I am proud of the work our school counselors, teachers, and staff are doing to increase their own awareness while supporting the whole child. As a parent, I am continually reassured by the commitment our educators have to student social and emotional wellness.


So for the month of September, let’s engage in tough and important conversations with one another around mental health. But let’s not let it end there. This is a year-long, lifetime battle, and Sycamore Community Schools is committed every day.


To discuss any of our mental health services available or with questions regarding services, Lisa Zelvy, Pupil Services Supervisor, is available to assist you. She can be reached at (513) 686-1700 or zelvyl@sycamoreschools.org.

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