Mountain Lion Minute

Week of November 23rd

Good Morning Mountain Lion Families,

As you are aware, on Friday, November 13, the Montgomery County Board of Health passed an order requiring all schools, both public and private, to support virtual education only for a defined amount of time over the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a preventative measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. All NPSD students will begin 100% virtual instruction from home beginning on Monday, November 23 with schools scheduled to reopen to students on Monday, December 7.

In order for your child to not be marked absent during this virtual environment, they must log in AND complete their assignments for the day. If your child will be absent, you must still report the absence to our attendance secretary, Mrs. Faia, by calling the school and leaving a message or by emailing her at

Our teachers are working incredibly hard to make virtual learning engaging for our students. It is a challenge for teachers to engage with students when cameras are turned off. We highly encourage your child to turn on their camera during instruction. Google Meets now has a virtual background students can put up for the extra layer of privacy.

It has been a pleasure seeing our students in our buildings and we will miss being in person with them. I truly hope this is only a short term closure and we can get our students back in the building soon!

We will be following the same schedule we are currently using. Please see below for additional important information.

Happy Thanksgiving

During this Thanksgiving season, I would like to take a moment to express how grateful I am to be associated with the students, staff, and families of Montgomery. I am thankful for everyone working together during this extremely trying time. Thank you for your help, support, understanding, and dedication to making Montgomery such a special place. There is no other place I'd rather be. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

NPSD School Nutrition Services- Curbside Pick-Up Dates

During the school closure from 11/23-12/6, we will be continuing free curbside meal pick-up for all children 18 and younger. Our curbside pick-up will be Tuesdays from 11am-1pm and 4:30-6:30pm.

We will be closed the week of December 28th

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Mrs. Tara (Capasso) Johnston

"Tara (Capasso) Johnston has been a part of the Montgomery family for 6 years. There are a plethora of adjectives that would describe her. She is fastidious, conscientious, meticulous, hard working, motivated, a team player, a true professional , and a good friend. All of these things make Mrs. Johnston special, both as a teacher and friend. She cares very deeply about all of her students. She takes the time to get to know each and every one of them. Her students feel loved and cared about every day they come to school. She has always been a great teammate, friend, and someone you can rely on for help. She is our rock when it comes to computer issues, or to bounce an academic idea around. She loves animals, especially her Mitsie and Gracie. Montgomery is lucky to have such a fun, dedicated, and caring teacher and person in Tara!"

Mrs. Kim Davis

"The extended care program is often forgotten however it is an intrical part of our school community. Kim's dedication to creating a welcoming, caring environment is second to none. She is extremely organized, caring, and well respected by the kids and staff of extended care. Kim fosters a friendly personality and is truly passionate about everyone in her program. The kids really appreciate her plethora of activities, games, and arts and crafts and are excited to come every day. Not 1 child in extended care complains, and that is a testament to her hard work, caring spirit, and original ideas. Montgomery students benefit from having Kim at our school, and we hope for many more years under her leadership. Thanks Kim for all you do to make extended care a fun, enjoyable place for our students!"

Mr. Gabe Luberto

"Gabe is an essential staff member in the daily operations of the special education program at Montgomery Elementary School. Gabe seamlessly works in the building and in home to support a variety of students in both Autistic Support Classrooms. Gabe is the ultimate team player. If you need something done, Gabe is always the first to volunteer or step up to the plate. In addition to his immeasurable work ethic, Gabe is professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated. The students and staff who have the privilege to work with him each day benefit from the positive relationships that he builds and the enthusiastic attitude that radiates from him. Gabe is truly an invaluable asset to the Montgomery Elementary community!"

Montgomery Book Fair

Online sales are available through November 24th. Check out some of the most popular books in the Digital Book Fair Flier.
Remember that all purchases contribute towards rewards for our school! Click here to browse selections and to purchase books: Montgomery Elementary Book Fair Home Page.

Raffle Baskets

Raffle Basket Fundraiser - ends Nov 30th!

We have 49 AMAZING baskets available for you to win.
Ticket Cost:
7 tickets for $5
28 tickets for $20
35 tickets for $25*
*If you purchase $25 worth of tickets, you are automatically entered into our BONUS BASKET drawing!

Click here to read detailed descriptions of the baskets.
Click here to view photos of the baskets.
Please note that due to the current circumstances, our process for ticket sales has changed. Click here for full details on how it works.
If purchasing by MTK, click here to purchase:
If purchasing by cash or check, use this order form: Raffle Ticket order form

Home & 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