Mountain Lion Minute

Week of November 16th

Mountain Lion Families,

It was a pleasure to see our third through sixth graders in our building last week. Their positive energy was definitely felt in our school. Thank you for working with us as a team during virtual and hybrid learning. We are so proud of our students for following our safety guidelines!

As many are you aware by now, the Montgomery County Board of Health passed an order requiring all schools to move to virtual education only for a two week period around the Thanksgiving holiday. As Dr. Dietrich's email this past Friday stated, communication will be sent in the coming days with specifics to help your families plan for virtual instruction. My hope is that this building closure will only last the specified two week period of time. Stay tuned for detailed communication.

Happy Diwali!

Diwali occurred this past Saturday, November 14th. It is also called a Festival of Light. Diwali is celebrated for 10 days. The Kulkarni family celebrates Diwali and had this to say: "We celebrate Diwali lighting lot of lamps all over our houses. We dress up in traditional attire. We make Rangoli designs at the front of our houses and put fireworks at night. We celebrate Diwali with each and every person we know sharing yummy sweets and snacks. Diwali is the last day of Hindu calendar hence, the next day of Diwali is celebrated as New year in many parts of India. We wish one another by saying “Shubh Deepawali” and “Nutan Varshabhinandan”."

There will be more information about Diwali festival and how it is celebrated, posted on H&S face book page and MCC YouTube channel.

Celebrating Diwali!
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Mrs. Anne Lao

"Anne is such a hard worker. She is dedicated to making sure she does the right thing for each and every student. She has great initiative and often knows what is needed before it can even be asked. She is kind and thoughtful. She always has a smile on even if it's a bad day!"

Mrs. Janelle Lampitoc

"Mrs. Lampitoc has worked at Montgomery for the last 6 years. Prior to teaching at Montgomery, she taught at Walton Farm Elementary. Mrs. Lampitoc lives with her husband, two beautiful daughters and her dog Cooper. There are many things that make Mrs. Lampitoc 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. You walk by her classroom and you can hear the laughter, and see the smiles from her students. Mrs. Lampitoc thinks outside the box with her lessons. Her lessons are creative and engaging. Mrs. Lampitoc is also a wonderful friend. She is an important part of the second grade team and is always there to encourage you to keep going, even when you may feel like giving up. Her positive attitude and willingness to help out others are just a few of the many things that make her so special. Montgomery Elementary is very lucky to have her here!"

Mrs. Chera Graziola

"Mrs. Graziola, or Mrs. Graz, has been part of Montgomery for the last 15 years. She is the voice and mind behind our weekly mountain lion news. Mrs. Graz is constantly finding new ways for her students to connect to their learning- whether they are filling the hallways with interviews about staff, making podcasts, or writing stories- her class room is filled with laughter and imagination. She is always willing to help colleagues and give an ear. Mrs. Gaziola lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two sons, Max and Dex. Montgomery is lucky to have her!"

Mrs. Kathleen Chapman

"Kathleen is a proud wife and a mom to her two sons. She always puts family first. Kathleen enjoys going out to restaurants with her family and friends to socialize.

Kathleen is a special person with a kind heart. Her willingness to step in and help whenever needed is something that does not go unnoticed. She is patient with students and offers great ideas to help them to be successful in school. Kathleen is not only my respected colleague, but she is also my friend.

On a side note, she loves everything and anything to do with pineapples:)"

World Kindness Day, 2020

World Kindness Day 2020
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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.

For questions please reach out to the committee chairs: Bethany Geiger,, Maggie Brennan, and Steffanie Merz,

Thanksgiving Collection

The Montgomery Elementary Thanksgiving Collection sign up is live in Membership Toolkit. Help support Montgomery families by contributing items in our Thanksgiving meal baskets.
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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