Montgomery Elementary News

November 2, 2018

Contact Us

Linda Overbeck, Principal

Amy Debelak, 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 11/5/18

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 5

Monday 11/5 - C Day

Tuesday 11/6 - D Day

Wednesday 11/7 - A Day

Thursday 11/8 - B Day

Friday 11/9 - C Day

CANNED FOOD DRIVE

The canned food drive starts November 1st and will end November 15, 2018. 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 today. 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!


Second grade at Montgomery Elementary collected socks as a service project in October. We were able to donate 1,597 pairs of socks to Operation Give Back for Socktober. The kids did chores in order to earn the money to get the socks.

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HEARING AND VISION SCREENINGS

The Ohio Department of Health vision & hearing screenings have been completed recently at Montgomery Elementary for kindergarten, first and third grade students. The goal of the school screening program is to identify children who have possible vision or hearing disorders at an early age and refer for diagnosis and care. This year’s screening program was a huge success both in reassuring our students, and in identifying those children in need of further care.

A heartfelt “Thank You” to the following parents who volunteered their time and energies to these important screenings:

Michelle Breen

(parent coordinator)

Joseph Breen

Molly Duffey

Carrie Steenbergen

Katie Russell

Ny Dumrauf

Jen Nally

Janet Johnston

Erika Ashe

Amber Bruncks


With gratitude,

Susan Linton

Montgomery Elementary School Nurse

OPTIONAL TESTING FOR IDENTIFICATION OF GIFTED STUDENTS


BE ON THE LOOKOUT


CogAT Sign-Up


We will have an online sign-up link posted in our

S'more starting next week.

Dear Families,


The week of November 12th 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!


Thank you for your help!


NEWS FROM THE MEDIA CENTER


A big Montgomery Media Center THANK YOU to all of the teachers, volunteers, and students that helped make the Joseph Beth Book Fair one of the best ever. Remember, 20% of all profits come right back to our media center. That money is used to purchase new books for our library!


A couple of things to keep in mind:

  • Hang on to your books after you have read them. We will have our annual “Book Swap” in April during our school Earth Week celebration. This is a great time for students to exchange books that they have purchased from this fall’s book fair and get some new titles.

  • We will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair in May. Just in time for some new books for summer reading.


“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.”

Frank Serafini

HASSLE FREE MONEY for Montgomery Elementary

Did you know that the school has partnered with businesses in the community to have thosebusinesses donate money directly to Montgomery Elementary for the everyday items you purchase?

Here’s how it works:

Register your Kroger Plus Card – When you enroll your Kroger Plus card in the Kroger Community Rewards Program on www.krogercommunityrewards.com and select Montgomery Elementary PTO (VP832), you will automatically earn dollars for the school based on the purchases you are already making.

(Anyone with a Kroger Plus card can do this….don’t forget to ask friends and family members if they would like to help Montgomery Elementary earn money.)

Collect Pipkin’s Receipts - Save your Pipkin’s receipts. Send the receipts to school in a marked envelope to your homeroom teacher. Pipkins will donate a percentage of those receipts directly to the PTO!

Collect Box Tops - Box Tops for Education can be found on various household products. Look for the symbol, and save Box Tops or visit: www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products . Please begin clipping and mark your calendars for our Fall Box Top collection, through October 5-26. Students should turn Box Tops in to their homeroom teacher. The class that collects the most Box Tops will get a Pajama Day and special treat.

Remember: Your child may also ask other special people in their lives (grandparents, aunts/uncles, friends/neighbors) to clip/save their Box Tops and Pipkin’s receipts for them too. This is a great way to boost their collection and an easy way for loved ones to support our school!

CLICK HERE FOR A PTO MEMBERSHIP FORM

WHAT IS THE PTO? THE PTO IS A PARENT-TEACHER ORGANIZATION THAT PROVIDES PROGRAMS, SERVICES AND SUPPLIES TO SUPPLEMENT THE STAFF AND STUDENTS AT MONTGOMERY ELEMENTARY. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A MEMBERSHIP FORM.

PTO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Montgomery Elementary PTO is looking for volunteers to help make the 2018-2019 school year a success! There are many opportunities for members of the Montgomery Elementary family to volunteer as volunteers are needed to support various programs.

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BLUE ASH ELEMENTARY HAUNTED FESTIVAL: NOVEMBER 2, 2018, 5:00-9:00pm

Please join us November 2nd for Blue Ash Elementary's Haunted Festival, our annual family-friendly night of fun for the entire community. There will be food, games, baked goods, prizes, class baskets, Bid 'n Buy, Blue Ash Bashes, and much more. Come in your favorite family-appropriate (non-spooky) costume. Haunted Fest is Blue Ash Elementary PTO's biggest fundraiser of the year. We are so excited to have you join us! Invite your friends! The flyer and all details can be found online at: https://tinyurl.com/HauntedFest2018

Need some volunteer hours…Volunteer for the Blue Ash Elementary Haunted Festival! This is a fun volunteer opportunity for everyone 5th grade and above. There are 3 shifts 1st Shift 4:50-6:30pm, 2nd Shift 6:20-8:00pm, and 3rd Shift/Clean Up 7:50-9:30pm (games volunteers will be done by 9:10). Volunteers may choose the shift and assignment. We can provide a certificate for all hours worked. Find additional information and sign up at: https://tinyurl.com/HFvol18

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