Montgomery Elementary News

April 26, 2019

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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 4/29/2019

CITIZENSHIP – A good citizen follows rules, obeys laws, protects the environment, and respects authority.


CITIZENSHIP means being loyal to our country and trying to make our neighborhood, community, and country better places in which to live.


SPECIALS SCHEDULE for the week of April 29, 2019

Monday 4/29 - A Day

Tuesday 4/30 - B DAY

Wednesday 5/1 - C DAY

Thursday 5/2 - D DAY

Friday 5/3 - A Day

The Administration Team at Montgomery Elementary is Now Complete.


The Sycamore Board of Education approved Sally Ganz as the new assistant principal at Montgomery Elementary during the April 17 Board meeting. Ganz will join Dr. Amy Debelak, who will become the new principal of Montgomery for the 2019-2020 school year.

“Sally Ganz has a passion for kids and a commitment to being a lifelong learner, which make her the perfect fit for Montgomery Elementary,” said Frank Forsthoefel, superintendent. “She is a huge advocate for all children.”


Ganz has 26 years of experience in the private and public fields of occupational therapy. Since 2002, Ganz has served Sycamore students in grades K-6 and their families as an occupational therapist, collaborating with a wide variety of educators throughout the district.

“Mrs. Ganz is a wonderful advocate for all learners. We are so happy to welcome her to Montgomery Elementary School where she can collaborate with students, staff, and families,” said Debelak. “Her expertise and exuberance will be a support to our students as they continue to excel both academically and emotionally.”


Ganz received her Bachelor’s in special education from the University of Cincinnati in 1982. She received her Master’s from the University of Puget Sound in 1997 and her educational administration certification from Xavier University in 2016.

Debelak will replace Linda Overbeck who is retiring after 42 years in education at the end of the school year.

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CLICK HERE! MONTGOMERY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BOOK FAIR

Let's get ready for summer reading! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school beginning Monday, May 13th and continuing through Friday, May 17th. CLICK ON THE BAR ABOVE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

NEW! SCHOOL SUPPLIES - CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS!

The deadline for ordering is May 31, 2019. No Late Orders are Accepted. Order Online at www.shopttkits.com and Account #91024. Pick up Kit at Open House on Aug. 13. For questions contact Beth at 513-257-8384 or email bethjoyschneider@gmail.com

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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.

Hassle FREE MONEY for Montgomery Elementary

Did you know that the school has partnered with businesses in the community to have

those businesses donate money directly to Montgomery Elementary for the

everyday items you purchase?


Here’s how it works:

Register your Kroger Plus Card – If 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 Spring Box Top collection, April 18 – May 3. 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!

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TECHNOLOGY SAFETY TALK

ARE YOU QUESTIONING WHETHER YOUR CHILD SHOULD HAVE ELECTRONIC DEVICES AT HOME? KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE IN THIS DIGITAL AGE IS A CONCERN WE ALL FACE. CLICK HERE FOR INFO REGARDING A TECHNOLOGY SAFETY TALK BEING HELD AT SYMMES ELEM. ON MAY 8.

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THIS WEEKEND the Symmes Players performing James and the Giant Peach, Jr. take the stage! Tickets are $7 and available at the door of the Sycamore JUNIOR High Auditorium. Shows are Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm. Super fun for everyone in the family!