Mustang Minute

Montgomery Elementary School

Important Dates to Remember:

May 3-5 ~ Mr. Piper's class swimming lessons

May 5 ~ Elem Orch at JBMS - 7:30 PM

May 6-10 ~ Mrs. McGarvey's class swimming lessons

May 10 ~ Elem Band Tour assembly at 9:30 AM

May 12 ~ Kindergarten Field Trip to Catoctin Zoo

5th Grade Field Trip to Bedford Village

May 17 ~ 1st Grade Field Trip to Baltimore Aquarium

3rd Grade Field Trip to Lake Tobias

May 19 ~ Race for Ed - see information below regarding visitors for this event

May 20 ~ 5th Grade Track & Field Day

May 24 ~ Mrs. Beam's class to TWEP

May 25 ~ Mrs. Plum's class to TWEP

May 26 ~ Fun Day

May 30 ~ Memorial Day Holiday - No School

May 31 ~ Talent Show assembly (AM)

June 1 ~ Last Day of School for students

Third Grade Swimming Lessons

Mr. Piper's class will go for swimming lessons at the high school, during the school day, on May 3-5. Mrs. McGarvey's class will go for lessons on May 6-10.


Kindergarten - May 12 - Catoctin Zoo

1st Grade - May 17 - Baltimore Aquarium

2nd Grade - April 15 - Hershey

3rd Grade - May 17 - Lake Tobias

4th Grade - April 28 - Harrisburg

5th Grade - May 12 - Bedford Village


Our annual Race for Education will be held on Thursday, May 19. This event has been designed to raise funds for field trips, library and classroom books, playground equipment, and other essential educational needs.

Due to current state mandated guidelines for school volunteers, only those who have completed all clearances are able to participate directly with the students during our race day. All other visitors will need to remain in the designated spectator area.

Please sign in at the office upon arrival.


Select your favorites and pay online!
  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code, located on your portrait package insert.
  3. Select which sheets you want to purchase and pay online,
  4. Please return unpurchased portraits to school.

Payment and/or unpurchased portraits are due NOW!


On May 21 from 9:00 - 2:00, TWEP will be hosting its 3rd annual Field Day Event at the Charles Brightbill Environmental Center located on the campus of the James Buchanan High School. There is NO admission fee. There will be activities and presentations throughout the day. The Franklin County 4-H Puppy Club will be there with puppies to visit. Rob Downey will be there with his sled dogs and talk about his experiences. The PA Bluebird Society will help visitors make bluebird boxes. A complete schedule of the day's events will be posted at the beginning of May on TWEP's website at


Open Enrollment Applications are available on the Tuscarora School District’s website at

(under the Quick Links section on left side, click “more”)

If your child currently attends an elementary school under open enrollment,

you must re-apply each year.

Deadline is May 30, 2016


Bus Driver Appreciation Week is May 9 - 13! Driving a bus is a huge responsibility. Drivers have precise schedules which are sometimes interrupted by weather, accidents, maybe an occasional tractor and an assortment of many other scenarios; however, they still manage to get to their stops on time. They must manage up to 72 students’ behavior while abiding by the driving laws. In Tuscarora School District we are blessed to have wonderful drivers that truly care about your children. They are out there not only doing their job, but normally going above and beyond to make sure your children have a safe ride to and from school. Please take time during Bus Driver Appreciation week to express your gratitude for the care your children are given on the bus.


At last, spring is here. And hopefully it is here to stay.

The sun is shining and the birds are chirping.

What a great day to take a bike ride!

*Pennsylvania law requires that all children under age 12 to wear an approved helmet while riding*

Every day students tell me stories of riding and sometimes wrecking their bikes. I always ask them if they were wearing a helmet. Rarely am I told that they were.

Here are a few other things to remember before you take off:

  • Unfortunately, the brain, once injured, cannot be fixed. So protect it!
  • Wear bright clothing so drivers and other bikers can see you.
  • Obey the rules of the road. You must follow all signs and signals, just like cars.
  • Ride on the right side of the road, in the same direction as traffic.
  • Look both ways. Most accidents happen at intersections or driveways so be on the lookout for those who may not see you.
  • Ride on bike trail, roads with little traffic or parks. If you do come to a busy road, walk your bike across intersections at a crosswalk.
  • Keep your bike tuned up. You don’t want to get a flat far away from home!
  • Protect your bike. Lock it up or keep it in a safe place when you’re not using it.
  • Ride with friends. It’s more fun and you have someone to help you if you need it.


Sadly, after 47 years of providing free merchandise for classrooms, the Labels for Education program is ending. The company will still honor all points that are sent in for the duration of this school year, but it will then phase out. Thanks so much for your support this year, and all previous years!

The school will still be collecting BoxTops, so please continue to save them, and send them in!


If you are planning to volunteer for any school day event, which includes field trips,

the following volunteer clearances must be completed and on file at our district office:

Volunteer Registration Form

Child Abuse History Clearance

Criminal Records Check

Act 24 – Arrest/Conviction Report

Federal Criminal History Record

Tuberculin Test Results

Mandated Reporter Training

Volunteer Application packets, which include directions for obtaining the required clearances, are available in the school office. Please be aware that some of the above clearances may take several weeks to complete.