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Principal's Update ~ September/October 2018

Autumn Greetings!

It is hard to believe that we are already into our second month of school! Our new kindergarten students arrived ready with brand new backpacks, eager to meet their teachers and new classmates. First graders were prepared for a full day that included buying lunch in the cafeteria and the second graders easily found their way to classrooms with little help. It's going to be a great year and we have many exciting learning experiences on the horizon.

Our Back-to-School Nights were well attended; it was so nice to meet our new families and welcome back our returning ones. The presentation that was shared is now available on our school website. There, you may reference information about our new standards based report card and parent-teacher conference forms along with other important district-wide information.

September was a super successful month and has passed by quickly. October will be another exciting month. We have celebrated the Week of Respect with a variety of different activities including assemblies for all the students. Our school safety and climate team created a special video for students promoting The Golden Rule . Check it out below! The Scholastic Book Fair is taking place beginning October 5 and will be followed by many other school wide events. I look forward to joining our students and families at these upcoming events that foster our school community spirit!

Warm regards,

Mrs. Scotti

Halloween Parades and Parties

Halloween parades will take place on Wednesday, October 31 at 10:00 am and 2:15 pm. Classroom teachers will inform parents if their class is participating in the morning or afternoon parade. Room parents will be in contact regarding classroom parties. Please remember to park in the main parking lot as the parade will take place in the bus lane in front of the school. Information will be posted on our school website.


Please follow these guidelines for students' costumes:

  • Costumes should be kept simple
  • Students should not bring any "extras" like wands, swords, or other handheld items
  • Students should be able to put on and take off their own costumes
  • Students should not wear masks that hinder their vision or costumes that hinder movement while participating in the parade
  • Any face painting should be kept to a minimum

Emergency School Closing Information

In the event of inclement weather, hazardous road conditions or any other emergencies requiring the closing of schools for one day, phone messages will be used to notify families. You may also check the following:

  • Message Line: 609-466-7610
  • District Website: www.mtsd.k12.nj.us
  • NJ 101.5 FM
  • Channel 27 (Local Access Cable)

In the event of an emergency school closing, the 6-day rotation cycle will remain unchanged. For example, if there is an emergency closing/snow day on Day 1, the following school day will remain Day 2. Missed days will be made up later in the school year. Please refer to the district calendar for details.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 15, 16, 19, 20 are reserved for Parent/Teacher conferences. Your child's classroom teacher(s) will communicate available times directly with you. Teachers will work to coordinate a mutually convenient time. In order to accommodate conferences, schools will dismiss at 1:30 (Parent pick-up will begin at 1:15). Lunch will be served each day.

There will also be an early dismissal on Wednesday, November 21st, to begin Fall recess.

Follow Us on Twitter!

There are many exciting things happening every day at OHES. We will share these special events on Twitter. Please follow us for updates on Twitter at @MONTYOHES.

Scholastic Book Fair - Family Night!

Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 6pm

244 Orchard Road

Montgomery, NJ

Come join in family fun at the Book Fair at OHES!

Family Movie Night

Friday, Oct. 26th, 6pm

244 Orchard Road

Montgomery, NJ

Bring your blankets and chairs for an evening of fun! Check out the PTA website for more information.