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Principal's Update - September/October

Super Start to the School Year!

The students are back and I am pleased to let everyone know that our start to a new school year was fantastic! 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.

Thank you to our awesome PTA and the many volunteers that assisted children with finding their classrooms and buses during the first few days of school. The staff and I really appreciated your help. We look forward to many volunteers continuing to be a part of our school community by helping out in the art room, media center and especially during lunch and recess.

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

September was a super successful month and has passed by quickly. October will be another exciting month as we kick off our Week of Respect, Book Fair and other school wide events. I look forward to joining our students and families at these upcoming events that foster our school community spirit!

Warmest regards,

Mrs. Kathleen Scotti

Halloween Parades and Parties

Halloween Parades will take place on Tuesday, October 31 at 9:45 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

Scholastic Book Fair Family Night

Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 6-8pm

244 Orchard Road

Montgomery, NJ

Come out for a Rootin 'Tootin' Book Fair Event!

Indoor Movie Night - A PTA Event

Friday, Oct. 27th, 6:30pm

OHES Cafeteria

Bring your blankets and chairs. Check our the PTA website for more information!

Emergency School Closings

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.

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