Montgomery Elementary News

September 23, 2016

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Linda Overbeck, Principal

Amy Debelak, Asst. Principal

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Montgomery News

Positive Character Trait Word for the Week of 9/26/16


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 September 26, 2016

Monday 9/26 C day

Tuesday 9/27 D day

Wednesday 9/28 A day

Thursday 9/29 B day

Friday 9/30 C day

Safety - Being Prepared

Throughout the school year we are required to practice various safety drill to prepare students and staff for what to do should an emergency occur. These include fire drills, tornado drills, lock down drills, and evacuation drills.

The evacuation drill requires us evacuate all students and staff to an off site location. The off site evacuation location is determined by our local law enforcement.

Yesterday we had our evacuation drill and everyone did a fantastic job remaining calm and safe!

A great big THANK YOU goes out to the Montgomery Police for their assistance!!!!!


September 22nd is America Composts Day! We are celebrating by starting a plastic bottle cap/lid drive. The Green Team is asking everyone to save those plastic bottle caps and plastic lids. Don't throw them away, send them into school instead! The Green Team will use the caps and tops to make mosaic art for Earth Day, so we need lots of caps and lids in all colors and sizes. Help us show how saving the Earth is beautiful!

Please drop off your clean bottle caps and lids to the collection box under the stairs next to the flying pig. We will be collecting through the spring so bring in as many as you can! We can't wait to create something beautiful to celebrate Earth Day. Thank you for your help, Montgomery! GO GREEN and gold!

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Another year of Boosterthon fun is behind us! While it continues to be a successful fundraising event, the true impact of Boosterthon goes much deeper. Third grader, Adeline Murphy, is just one example of a student inspired by this year's themed character and fitness program. After seeing the Boosterthon character video about Alex, a young teen who rallied a team to create "Brickbots"-- LEGO creations he made from his personal LEGO supply-- and send them to kids in need, Adeline set out to make a difference in her own way.

Adeline made a list of different ways she could help people in her community and ultimately landed on an idea she calls "T-shirts and Teddy Bears". Adeline devised a plan to reach out to family members, friends and neighbors in an effort to obtain gently used T-shirt and stuffed animal donations to send to children who could really use "new" clothes and a soft cuddly critter to snuggle with. When asked why she chose T-shirts and Teddy Bears, Adeline said, "I thought of teddy bears because maybe it will help a kid be a little less lonely and every kid could use a new t-shirt. Boosterthon's message really resonated with Adeline, as she truly wants to make a difference and wants others to know that they can too. For more information about donating to T-Shirts and Teddy Bears, contact Alicia Murphy.

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The PTO wants to extend one last THANK YOU to everyone who supported our Fall fundraiser. Because of Boosterthon, the PTO is able to bring our children programs such as COSI on Wheels and author visits, fund in-house programs such as Sycamore Wellness (monthly food tastings), Green Team (recycling and composting efforts), Make a Difference (community outreach), the Walking Program, and Family Fun Nights. We can also continue to support our classrooms and specials through dedicated teacher and room parent funding. Because of Boosterthon's overwhelming success, we have additional funds to spend on continued improvements to our school. It truly takes a village, and the PTO is humbled by our amazing community support. Kickball winners will be announced next week! Stay tuned.