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
FIELD TRIP SCHEDULES
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
RACE FOR EDUCATION
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.
SPRING PICTURE PACKETS
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 www.twep.org
OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2016 - 2017 SCHOOL YEAR
Open Enrollment Applications are available on the Tuscarora School District’s website at www.tus.k12.pa.us
(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
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.
NEWS FROM THE NURSE
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.
LABELS FOR EDUCATION PROGRAM
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.