Montgomery Elementary News

November 1, 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 11/4/19

CARING – A caring person likes other people, looks for good in others, and exhibits kindness and compassion for others.

CARING means being charitable and helping others.

Specials Schedule for the week of November 4, 2019

Monday, Nov. 4 - C Day

Tuesday, Nov. 5 - D Day

Wednesday, Nov. 6 - A Day

Thursday, Nov. 7 - B Day

Friday, Nov. 8 - C Day


The canned food drive starts November 1st and will end November 15, 2019. These cans provide needed food for families in our area during the holidays. Let’s all help take care of others by providing food to families who need our support. Please bring in Thanksgiving non-perishable foods starting tomorrow. Other food items always needed are corn, green beans, peas, baked beans, fruit, soup, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, ravioli, beef stew, chili, and cereal.

Thank you!


The week of November 11 the Aviation Station will return to our school! We will be in need of lots of cardboard for the project. Please consider saving and sending in a few boxes to school. We can use any kind of cardboard, from cereal boxes to Amazon Prime boxes! Boxes will be stored on the stage.

Thank you for your help!

The Montgomery Elem. After School Program Is Back!

All your favorite programs will be back Tuesdays this winter, but we have added more fun! New classes will include, coding, cooking, STEAM and Origami.

Registration will open on 12/2 so keep an eye out for the registration link so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

Specific details around dates, timing, classes and registration will be sent out in the Weekly Newsletter as registration approaches. In the meantime, feel free to contact Kate Caccamo or Ashley Gratsch at with questions.

On Thursday, November 14, the PTO’s Make A Difference Committee will host an after-school service activity at school, on the stage, from 3:45-4:30. We will be making snack bags and greeting cards for the residents/families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Clifton. We’ll provide the materials, we just need help in decorating the bags, carefully packing them with goodies, and making a card to include in each bag. Please register your child via the Sign-Up Genius below. Also please remember to notify the office that your child will be staying after school that day. Parents are welcome to come and help or you can pick up your child on the stage at 4:30.







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The PTO invites you to an evening of FREE Family Fun!

Mark Your Calendars

WHEN: Friday, November 22, 2019

TIME: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Montgomery Elementary Cafeteria

WHO: All Montgomery Elementary Families

Join us for a family night of BINGO! Multiple games, awesome prizes, snacks and's a great way to spend time together. Relax, laugh, and have fun because we've got the entertainment covered to kick off your weekend. All ages welcome!

Please note: children must be accompanied by a guardian during the entire event.


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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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Please enroll your Kroger Plus Card in the Kroger Community Rewards Program benefiting Montgomery Elementary PTO to earn dollars for our organization!


1. Go to

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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Sycamore Schools On November 5 Ballot

We are just days away from a crucial decision for our district. On November 5, voters will decide on a $127.5 million bond issue to renovate and replace our oldest and obsolete facilities. If approved, this will result in an increase of $7 monthly per $100,000 of home market value.

Through our three-year Master Facility Plan process we identified the need for replacement and renovation of the district’s aged and obsolete buildings to support the educational and instructional needs of current and future generations of students. Learn more about why low-interest rates and escalating construction costs make this a cost-effective time to implement this plan.

Every school in the district will see some impact if the plan is approved on Tuesday. Learn more about the specifics of the plan, the construction timeline, and our vision for the future of our schools.


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