Montgomery Elementary News

October 4, 2019

Contact Us

Dr. Amy Debelak, Principal

Ms. Sally Ganz, 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 10/7/19

RESPONSIBILITY – A responsible person completes tasks and assignments, corrects his/her mistakes, and strives to do his/her best.


RESPONSIBILITY means doing the right thing and being dependable and accountable for what is done.


Specials Schedule for the week of October 7, 2019

Monday 10/7 - A Day

Tuesday 10/8 - B Day

Wednesday 10/9 - C Day

Thursday 10/10 - D Day

Friday 10/11- A Day

LET'S JOIN THE HIGH SCHOOL AND SHOW OUR SPIRIT

FOR THE 2019

FOOTBALL HOMECOMING GAME!


HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK

OCT. 7 - 11


Monday - Flannel day

Tuesday - Crazy Sock day

Wednesday - Team/Jersey day

Thursday - Safari / Tourist day

Friday - Green & Gold day

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP WITH VISION

AND HEARING SCREENINGS.

10/15, 10/16 & 10/17


If you have any questions about the school vision and hearing screening program or would like to volunteer to assist with these screenings, please call Susan Linton, Montgomery Elementary School Nurse at 686-1733 or email lintons@sycamoreschools.org.

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Has your child come home talking about about Camp Happy Harmony (4th grade), 43 Old Cemetery Lane (3rd grade), or maybe Sir Sidney's Circus (1st and 2nd grade)? If so, they are as excited as we are to be hosting author Kate Klise and her illustrator sister, Sarah Klise, at Montgomery Elementary in March this year!


We wanted to share an exciting opportunity that would be a great springboard for families...the Shrine Circus is coming to town! One of the Klise sister's series is entitled "The Three Ring Rascals". The setting for this series is a circus! If you would like for your child to experience a circus firsthand, look for a coupon coming home soon. The Shrine Circus will be in Northern Kentucky from October 18-20th. Be sure to send pictures to Mrs. Messer (messert@sycamoreschools.org) so we can create a display of our student's circus fun!

IF YOU HAVE A NEED

PTO FUNDS CAN HELP


The Montgomery PTO Special Requests Committee is accepting requests from teachers, staff and parents to fund any needs you might have for speakers, supplies, seminars, books or equipment/technology. Please complete the google form by Wednesday, October 23rd.


https://tinyurl.com/SpecialRequestsF19


Guidelines and Criteria:


Parents, teachers and staff members may make requests.


Requests will be presented to the Committee for review and discussion.


The person submitting an approved request will be promptly notified of the approval and the funds will be provided promptly after receipts or other documentation are forwarded to the PTO Treasurer.


Requests that are not approved can be resubmitted for the next Special Requests meeting.


The Committee will meet twice each school year, once in the fall and again in the spring.


Must be a member of the PTO


-- A request should meet at least one of the following criteria:

-- It is beneficial to a majority of students

-- It is for an educational speaker, presentation or assembly located either at the school or elsewhere

-- It will improve the learning environment

-- It is for an extracurricular activity


Very Important!!! Requests should be fully researched and include quotes, price comparisons, accurate costs, information about whether or not the district and/or the school already has the item, book or program, etc.


Please note the following request requirements:


Shipping: Unless there is a reason as to why an exact cost is not available, we need to have the exact cost of the item, including shipping. As fuel costs rise, the shipping costs are becoming more significant. Please remember that schools do not pay sales tax and we can not reimburse for sales tax. If you need a tax exempt form, they are available in the office.


Technology and Furniture: Please obtain prior approval from the Technology Department or Principal to ensure that the request is in compliance with school/district standards.


Please consider using Teacher Lists for smaller requests. (www.TeacherLists.com)


Feel free to contact Christa Lloyd at christarlloyd@hotmail.com with any questions or concerns.


***In honor of our wonderful friend, Laura Whitmer, and her many years of dedication to our PTO, a portion of the special request funds will be used to fulfill a request in Laura's name.

If you would like to submit an idea for this special fund, please reference

the" Laura Whitmer Memorial Fund" on your Special Request submission.***

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BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Please click here for details on how to earn HASSLE FREE MONEY for our school.

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WANT TO VOLUNTEER IN OUR CAFETERIA? THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO SEE YOUR CHILD AND THEIR FRIENDS. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP.

ENROLL NOW!

Please enroll your Kroger Plus Card in the Kroger Community Rewards Program benefiting Montgomery Elementary PTO to earn dollars for our organization!

SCHOOL NPO #80687

1. Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com

2. Sign in (if you already have an account) OR create an account

3. Click on “Enroll Now” for the Kroger Community Rewards Program

4. Complete form as follows:

• Find your organization – type in 80687

• Select your organization – Montgomery Elementary PTO, 9609 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 80687. Make sure to click on the circle in front of the name!

Click “Save Changes” at the bottom of the screen

5. Go to Account Settings and verify your information. Make sure your Kroger Plus card number is recorded with Montgomery Elementary PTO as your Community Rewards organization. You can also check the bottom of your receipts each time you shop.

THANK YOU for supporting the Montgomery Elementary PTO!

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KIDS YOGA

Are you looking for a class where your child can release some energy and strengthen their bodies while also learning how to focus and feel calm using fun breathing and relaxation techniques?


Join us for a fun six-week session of kids’ yoga where they will learn fun new poses, yoga games, relaxation stories and so much more! This program is for children, ages 5-8, and all skill levels and abilities are welcome.


Class will run for 6 weeks at the Recreation Annex Building, 10115 Montgomery Road, on Mondays, October 7 - November 18 (no class on November 4). Class will be from 4:15-5:00 p.m., but participants may show up at 4:00 p.m. to set up their mat and prepare their mind and body to focus and have fun! Cost is $40 for residents and $45 for non-residents.

Secure your child's spot by clicking this link to register Kid's Yoga Program Registration!

September launched our #speakupAVES campaign. Our commitment to supporting student, staff, and community mental health is strong. Our Sycamore High School students will honor their commitment to start the conversation and break down the stigma surrounding mental health on Saturday, October 5. Their team participation in the 1N5 Warrior Run as team SycamoresAVES has raised over $1000 to support mental health education in Sycamore Schools. There is still time to show your support by joining our team by registering HERE, or to sponsor the team HERE. As we said, our conversation is just getting started. We encourage you to follow us on twitter @speakupAVES to remain connected to our initiatives, activities, and information about mental health in our community.


The commitment to mental health and wellness is a national topic of conversation. Our city is engaged in that conversation and is bringing an event designed to support mental health and wellness to Cincinnati. On October 11-13 Kroger will sponsor the Wellness Your Way festival at the Duke Energy Center. For more information about this event, designed to kick-start your journey to a healthy lifestyle, click HERE.

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Sycamore GEAR (Gifted Education, Advocacy, & Resources) Bookworms is open to all Sycamore students! Please join us at the pumpkin patch for a reading & discussion of Joan Holub's Pumpkin Countdown on Mon, 10/14/19/10AM-12PM. This program has been designed for KG - 2nd graders, and siblings are also welcome to attend. Unlimited play is allowed after the program until Shaw Farms closes at 6PM. Please be sure at least 1 adult is present for every 5 children & to dress appropriately for the weather & a 20-25 minute hayride! A $5.50 fee per person will include the presentations, hay ride & one small pumpkin each. This can be given in either exact change at the venue, or ahead-of-time via VENMO as listed on the Signup Genius link: https://tinyurl.com/BookwormsOctPumpkin Please direct questions to either Deb Schroeck (513)325-3401 or Danielle Buchanan Millard (859)797-1474. Please RSVP by midnight of Fri, 10/11/19.

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