Mountain Lion Minute

Week of 1/18

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Mountain Lion Families,

Tomorrow the nation will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We can honor his life by remembering his messages of kindness, respect and service, and actively seeking to follow his example. By living with honesty, integrity, and empathy, while embracing a life of service, we can all work to keep Dr. King’s message alive every day.

Even the smallest act of kindness can make a significant difference in the world and in another’s life. Simply holding open a door or offering a reassuring smile can change the course of someone’s day. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I challenge you and your children to complete one small act of kindness every day. See the positive impact that your moment of kindness can create!

Dr. King once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" As principal of Montgomery, I am extremely proud of our school community for constantly seeking new and inventive ways to answer that question. It is a privilege to witness firsthand the generosity of the Mountain Lion family. Each day when I arrive at school, I pass our collections for Manna, Wish Them Well, various Holiday collections, and most recently, our outstanding MLK service projects. I have been overwhelmed with the amount of parents dropping off completed service project kits and clothing donations over the past week. Seeing our students complete service kits at school and discussing the importance of giving in class calls to mind Dr. King’s belief that ‘everybody can be great, because anybody can serve’. Even our youngest Mountain Lions are learning the importance of service, and seeing that they, too, can make an impact. My hope is that these opportunities spark a lifelong passion for serving others.

As we remember Dr. King tomorrow, let’s recommit ourselves to the standard he set, his dedication to peace through love, and the lasting legacy he left behind.

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Week of January 18th

Please see important information below:

* Monday, January 18th- No School

* Tuesday, January 19th- Hybrid 2

* Wednesday, January 20th-Hybrid 1

- Picture Day for H1

- Picture Day for Virtual Students (4:00- 6:00pm)

* Thursday, January 21st-- Hybrid 2

- Picture Day for H2

* Friday, January 22nd- Hybrid 2 with dismissal at 1:40 PM

*There will be 2 hour early dismissal on all Fridays at 1:40 pm. Our staggered dismissal starts at 1:30 pm to ensure social distancing.


Please remember to call our school or send an email within 3 days if your child is absent so that they can be marked as excused. In the virtual setting, students must also complete work in order to be marked present. If you have any questions about our attendance policy, please contact Mrs. Faia in the main office.
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Mrs. Kim Kesack

"Dedication. Compassion. Loyalty. All a few words to describe our colleague Kim Kesack. At the end of this school year Kim will be celebrating 35 years as an educator! What an amazing legacy to have touched the lives of so many children. She is a compassionate teacher and person who puts the needs of her family, students, and friends first. As a teacher, her students look forward to her fun antics, creative teaching strategies, and her ability to take any random comment and turn into a song. Although she has a great deal of teaching experience Kim is constantly adjusting lesson plans and activities to meet the needs and interest of the students in her classroom. Our 6th graders love to share stories from their personal lives with Kim as she is a tremendous listener. Personally,Kim loves being a mother to her two beautiful daughters. She is their confidant and best friend. Kim and her husband Bill are active members of their church. They are warm and welcoming hosts and make everyone who enters their home feel like family. Kim loves to garden and decorate her gorgeous home. Walking through the yard at the Kesack home is like stepping into a masterpiece of flowers. As a friend Kim is irreplaceable. She will drop whatever she is doing to share a cup of coffee, a warm hug, or a listening ear for any friend. Thank you Kim for being an amazing teacher and friend who has impacted the lives of so many!"

Mrs. Rachel Greiner

"Rachel is truly an asset to Montgomery. She is always striving to do what is best for any of the students she works with. She is always seeking out more information on how to best support them and is always willing and appreciative of any feedback received. Rachel has the biggest heart and is always willing to help in any situation."

Montgomery Coloring Book

Calling all 4th-6th grade artists! We want to showcase your talent in Montgomery's first ever COLORING BOOK! If you would like to participate, please use black ink on white paper to create an outline-only drawing or an app to create artwork digitally. Be sure to sign your name! Deliver your artwork to the front office in an envelope labeled 'Home & School' (do not fold) or email it to by 2/26. A printable coloring book will be emailed to all Montgomery families in early March!
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Home and School Leadership

Emily Kline - President

(c) 912-308-5808

Marci Ramos - 1st Vice President
(c) 610-405-6619

Katie Hersh - 2nd Vice President

(c) 267-984-8633
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Deb Dancer - Vice President of Ways and Means

(c) 215-485-3564

Michelle Judge – Treasurer
(c) 267-227-8556
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Jayme Maitz - Secretary

(c) 215-880-7565

Montgomery Elementary School

Mr. TJ Seidenberger, Principal

Mrs. Lorraine Oliver, Principal's Secretary

Mrs. Beth Faia, Building Secretary

Mrs. Toby Sterling, Counselor

Mr. John DeSimone, SCC