May Monthly Newsletter

Montgomery Elementary School

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From the Principal

Happy May MES Families!

I am so excited for the the month of May! We are finishing up STAAR testing and moving towards ending the year. I always enjoy the the month of May after testing when teachers and students can catch their breath and do some fun activities. It is so amazing to see students going on field trips to amazing places and experiencing all that they have to offer.

Looking forward to this summer, we are thrilled that our school will be under construction and getting a big make over. We are already working to clear out spaces so they can begin some of the renovations within the next couple of weeks. As this gets closer, I will communicate more in depth about how these renovations will impact MES for the remainder of the school year.

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Assistant Principal

Happy May Bearcat Families!

It is hard to believe that May is here and in a few weeks the 2022-23 school year will be ending. This time of the school year is always an exciting time that seems to go by so quickly. May 2nd-5th students in grades 3-5 will be taking the Math STAAR test. Due to testing MES will be closed to visitors until May 5th. Students are well prepared and I know they will be successful.

Montgomery ISD will be offering Summer School again this year. The Jump Start program will be by invitation only from June 5th – 29th, without Fridays except June 23rd as June 19th is a holiday for grades PreK-5th. This program will take place at Stewart Creek Elementary. An invitation to attend was sent home and must be back to school by May 5th. If you have any questions about summer school please reach out to your child’s teacher or myself.

I hope that each of you have a wonderful summer and make amazing memories with your families! Be safe, have fun, and enjoy the time together!

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Montgomery ISD is excited to announce we will be continuing the Extended Care Programs this year at Lincoln Elementary, Madeley Ranch Elementary, and Montgomery Elementary. In addition, Stewart Creek Elementary will also be offering Extended Care for the 2023-24 school year. The Extended Care Programs provide an affordable, fun and educational environment where children are able to participate in meaningful activities outside of the school day (6:30 AM- 6:00 PM). Pre-Kindergarten– Fifth graders enrolled at the campuses listed above are eligible to apply to participate in the programs.

For More Information:

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Counselor's Corner

Happy May Bearcat Family!

I really cannot believe we are here! This school year has flown by and I cannot tell you how blessed I feel to have been able to serve this beautiful community. For the last month of the school year, we are focusing on CREATIVITY. Creativity is one of the most valuable character traits to cultivate in children. Creative thinking can help them think outside the box and approach problems and challenges in new and innovative ways. This can lead to finding unique solutions that others may not have considered. By encouraging creativity, our children can develop their imagination, resourcefulness, and adaptability, all of which are important skills for success in school and beyond. I encourage all parents to help their children embrace creativity and to explore new ideas and perspectives as they navigate their educational journey. Here are some activities to help foster creativity at home –

  • Start a fictional story aloud (approximately 3-5 lines) and have your child add on to the story, then another family member, etc. until everyone has had a chance to add to the story.
  • Give your child a cardboard box and tell them to create something out of it.
  • Have your child collect leaves, sticks, etc. and tell them to create something out of it
  • Play charades, Pictionary, and guessing games with your children
  • Make simple sock puppets or paper bag puppets and put on a puppet show
  • Start a dress up trunk and put clothes, hats, old kitchen utensils, etc. in there for creative play.

Let’s cultivate creativity in our children today and continue fostering this wonderful character trait throughout the summer! – Mrs. Skrehot

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Nurse's News

Hearing and Vision Referrals:

If you have received a letter or call from me regarding a failed vision or hearing exam, please visit your doctor now or over the summer and see if any treatment is needed.


All medication brought to school during the year must be picked up on or before Friday, May 26, by 1:00pm. We will not be sending medication home with students. It will be necessary for a parent/guardian to make arrangements to pick up any remaining medication(s). Any medications not picked up will be discarded. We are not able to hold any medication in the clinic over the summer.

The school must have a new and updated Medication Authorization form signed by the parent and/or physician every year. Medication Authorization forms can be found on the clinic webpage under clinic forms. All medication forms can be printed out and completed during the summer for the new school year. Medications must be brought to the clinic by a parent/guardian in its original package, not expired. All prescription medications need a physician signature and be in its original package with prescription label stating the time the medication must be given at school. For any questions or concerns please contact Tifani Calhoun, RN at 936-276-3609 or email at

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Our last unit covers Insects and Ecology!

  • How do insects help the environment?
  • Insects are everywhere
  • Insects are important
  • Change happens in summer



  • Informational and Literary Texts
  • recognize the central idea and supporting details
  • use illustrations to help clarify word meaning
  • determine author’s purpose
  • describe story elements-setting, characters, problem, solution
  • practice retelling a story


  • Finishing up Sharing Your Opinions
  • Writing Expertise Books
  • Writers come up with ideas for expertise books
  • Writers plan their how-to books
  • Writers use details that teach others about their topic
  • Writers make their writing the best it can be.


  • Building and drawing flat and solid shapes
  • Composing and Decomposing Shapes


  • Plant and Animals Characteristics continued
  • Plant Life Cycles

Social Studies

  • Transportation Over Time
  • Communication Over Time
  • Year Review

First Grade


  • Vowel teams: AU/ AW, OU/OW, OI/OY, OO/OO
  • Informational & Literary Text Exploring Sound, Light, and Heat
  • Writing How-To Collections


  • Place Value
  • Comparison
  • Understanding Income with Addition
  • Subtraction to 100


  • Plant parts & Animal Life Cycles

Social Studies

  • Technology and Recreation
  • Transportation over time
  • Communication over time

Second Grade


  • Informational and Multimodal Text
  • plural nouns
  • prefixes
  • suffixes -ful, -less,
  • Writing Review


  • Module 8
  • Time, Shapes, and Fractions

Social Studies

  • Recreation
  • Individualism
  • Inventiveness


  • Plant Characteristics
  • Insect Life Cycles

Third Grade

3rd Grade Field Trip - Little Beakers May 11th, don't for get to turn in permission slips!

In Reading and Social Studies, we will wrap up our benchmark units with Time, Money, and Saving.

Math we will get ready for the STAAR test which is on May 4th, and then dip into some 4th grade material to have them ready for 4th grade.

Science we will finish the year out with food chains and webs, adaptations, and animal life cycles. It should be fun!

Fourth Grade


  • In writing we are becoming researchers and journalists! We will be writing about current events in our community and different topics of interest. We will read a variety of mentor texts to help structure our writing, brainstorm ideas with peers, research, draft, revise and edit!


  • Our 4th graders will be excited to discover Texas Arts. We will end the month with Year in Review!


  • As we approach the end of the year, we will finish our measurement and data unit and begin reviewing all skills taught this year to allow students to be successful on STAAR.


  • What better way to wrap up 4th Grade Science and bring in Spring than with a close-up look at life cycles - beetles, crickets, radishes, and lima beans, OH MY!

Fifth Grade


  • Book Creator Projects


  • Step Up to 6th Grade


  • Hands on Projects

Social Studies

  • Wax Museum Project

Physical Education

  • Field Day is Thursday, May 18th!!! APEX will return with the much anticipated obstacle course. Though we will have several fun things going on, APEX is is the portion of field day that parents are invited to attend. Hope to see you there!
  • April 6th Apex schedule:

    4-5th grade @8:30-9:30am

    1st grade @9:30-10:30am

    2-3rd grade @10:30-11:30am

    PK-K @11:30-12:30pm.

  • Good news, PTO is providing t-shirts to all students and staff for this event! Here are the grade level colors in case you'd like to incorporate fun accesories for your child's field day spiritwear:








  • We would love to have you come watch and/or volunteer at this event. Please be on the lookout for preregistration information & volunteer sign-ups!

Much love,

Coach Carpenter


Dear Parents,

My goodness! This year flew by!! We have painted and cut and glued our way through the year, and what a beautiful adventure it has been in the art classroom! The students have learned such a plethora of new creative skills and have really blown me away with their growth as artists.

Around this time of year, I usually get asked if I teach art classes or camps over the summer. Check out the art camps hosted here in MISD by fellow art teachers!! They are excellent educators and will have so much fun!!!

As always, I truly appreciate your support in your child’s art education. It benefits them in ways that know no bounds! Have a fabulous summer! I can’t wait to hear about all of the adventures and creations to come!


Miss Petty


Happy May from the Music Room!! I cannot believe that the year is coming to an end already! But I am still super excited about all of the amazing things that are still to come! There is still so much to learn in music class before we say hello to summer!

*Fifth graders are delving into the string family and working with chords

and harmonies.

*Fourth Grade are studying the Romantic Period and learning more about

fretted instruments. They are also continuing to work hard on their

Recorder Karate belts! We are looking forward to celebrating our Black

Belt Masters!

*Third Grade is in with the chords and harmony groove, while reviewing

tempo and musical form.

*Second Graders are focusing on dynamics as they meet the orchestra's

brass family.

*First Grade is visiting with the string family and percussion family while

being introduced to dynamics, tempo, and form. They were absolutely

amazing in their production of "Arf"! We are so proud of all of their hard

work and incredible talent!

*Kindergarten will explore tempo and long and short sounds while discovering their voices and other found sounds. They will also be working hard on their graduation program! We are so excited to celebrate them and to see them shine on the stage!

*Pre-K is playing with improvising and learning about musical signs.

*Calling all Soccer Fans! Our MES Bearcat Choir will be singing the National Anthem for the Houston Dynamo vs. Salt Lake City game on

Saturday, May 6th. Please come support our kiddos in their last sporting event of the season! Discount tickets are available using our link:

* Our Choir Spring Show "On the Radio" is our last performance of the year. Not only is there fantastic singing and acting, but this show also features choreography from the Montgomery High School Show Choir! (Thank you, MHS!) We hope that you will be able to join us on Thursday, May 11th at 6:30pm for this incredible show! The next day is Field Trip Day as we celebrate at the Rainbow Roller Rink and Cedar Brake Park! Our MES Bearcat Choir is so dedicated, hardworking, and talented. We are so very proud of the wonderful way they represent our school family! We will sure miss our awesome 5th Graders next year, and we wish them all of the best as they move on to a fantastic future!

*The MISD Education Foundation Grant project "James and the Giant Peach, Jr. " is in full rehearsals this month and features many of our MES students as well as students from LES. MRE, SCE, LSE, and KES! We hope that you will be able to see this amazing and talented cast perform on the Montgomery High School stage on Wednesday, May 24th at 7:00pm.

Thank you so much for a wonderful year! The blessing of sharing music with your kiddos every day has made all the difference. I am so grateful for all that you do to support music and all the arts in our incredible district! I wish everyone an amazing summer break and cannot wait to see your full smiles when we return! Remember to keep music in your everyday!

- Cindy Siple, Music Teacher


All library books are due May 5th as we begin to conduct inventory and prepare for renovations.

Library fines are now automatically applied to your MySchoolBucks Account. Please note that there is a fee that is applied to each transaction. Please know that Montgomery Elementary will accept Library fines via cash or MySchoolBucks. If you have any questions about lost or damaged library books, please contact Mrs. Kojis.

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