Montgomery Elementary News

August 19, 2016

Principal's Pen

Welcome back!!!! The school year is off to a great start! Thank you to teachers, staff, and parents who helped to get everything prepared to make for a smooth start of the year for our students.

This is our first emailed newsletter using the new program that the district is using this year. Please bear with us as we learn how it all works so we can enhance it as we go along. This will be sent out every Friday afternoon to all email addresses in our database. If your family is receiving this multiple times feel free to "opt out" so you are receiving it just once from us. If you have someone else you would like to receive this please contact our school office and we will add them to our database. This will include information from the school AND Montgomery PTO so you aren't receiving multiple newsletters.

Please contact myself or any staff member at any time if you have any questions or concerns about anything! Open communication and collaboration with families is key to a successful education for our students.

Here's to a GREAT 2016-17 school year!

Linda Overbeck


Changing how your child is getting home?

We understand that some days your child may need to follow a different dismissal procedure than what they regularly do. If you need to make a change regarding how your child will be getting home, please make sure that you send in the “Parent Communication Form” (available at front counter). Please DO NOT call after 3:00 with changes to your child’s dismissal unless it is an emergency. This is a busy time for our front office and it can be difficult to ensure the change is communicated to all affected in time. Thank you for your understanding.

New 4 Day Rotation for Specials

As explained in our August newsletter, we will be following a 4 day rotation for specials (art, music, physical education, and media center) this year. This is an A-D schedule. Unfortunately, the A-D schedule is not on the printed calendar you received so we will be communicating that schedule in other ways. It will be noted on the lunch schedule, added to the calendar on the Montgomery page of the website, and it will be in our Friday newsletters for the following week.

Here is next week's schedule:

Monday - D day

Tuesday - A day

Wednesday - B day

Thursday - C day

Friday - D day

Important!!!! Final Forms Updates
Parents, it is very important that you log on to Final Forms to verify or update all information on your child(ren)....even if there are no changes from last year. This resource is used to ensure that we have current contact information, emergency medical information, and information regarding transportation to and from school. You must visit Final Forms via the link Final Forms

Or you can go to ; link is at the top, right of the page. If you used Final Forms in 2015-2016, you simply need to verify that the information is still correct and make any necessary changes. If you have not used Final Forms in 2015-16, you can create a parent account and fill out the online forms for yourself and your children.


Want another great way to keep up with what is happening at Montgomery Elementary?? Like our Facebook Page!! If you took a first day photo that you would like to share, please email


The AVES Hangar Bookstore & Spirit Shop at Sycamore High School is ready for another great school year. We are excited to be the source for Sycamore Aviator spirit items for the entire district.

Thank you for your support!

The AVES Hangar Bookstore & Spirit Shop

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Message from the PTO...

The PTO is making big improvements to help parents stay in the loop!

  • Do you use Facebook? If so, contact Charlene Butcher at to be added to our new private Facebook group. We will post current information, pictures, and videos to keep you informed of what's happening at school.
  • Do you have a Smartphone? If so, you will love the new Directory Spot app that comes FREE with your PTO membership. Details will be included in next week's Thursday folders.

If you have any questions about the PTO, please contact Lori Drasnin, PTO President at

Many thanks,

Lori Drasnin

Montgomery PTO President