Chamblee Swim & Dive Alumni Night on January 12, 2017

The Chamblee High School Swim and Dive Alumni Night is coming up on January 12, 2017 as the Bulldogs compete against the St. Pius X Golden Lions. Join our facebook group (CCHS Swim & Dive Alumni) to stay in the loop about the team.

January 12, 2017– Alumni Night Schedule @ CHS Pool (next to North DeKalb Stadium)

6:45 pm: Light refreshments and snacks up in the bleachers

7:15 pm: Coaches will share about the team’s successes

7:25pm: Team Cheer on the Deck

7:30pm: Splashdown… The first race is the 200 Medley Relay

2016-11-28T16:10:08+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Community, Uncategorized|

Mark Your Calendar – Centennial Celebration for Chamblee High School!

2017 brings a year of celebrating the Centennial for Chamblee High School. Beginning in January 2017, and each month of the year, the Blue & Gold Foundation will be sponsoring events to celebrate alumni, students, athletes, faculty and the Chamblee Community.

Spread the word to classmates, friends and neighbors!

Subscribe to our emails, click here, so you can receive the latest updates on the 2017 Centennial Celebration. Follow us on Facebook and visit the Blue & Gold Foundation Website for the 2017 Calendar of Events.

The Blue & Gold Foundation looks forward to celebrating with you!

2016-11-28T16:07:52+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

PTA Volunteer Opportunity – Spring Family Picnic Co-Chair

Have you been looking for a way to get involved at MES? Here is your chance! We are looking for a co-chair for our Spring Family picnic. This person will help organize activities and logistics for a family-friendly event in April. This is a great opportunity to work with the PTA and help grow our community spirit!

If you or anyone you know is interested in the above positions please contact Fatema Wachob at fwachob@gmail.com.

2017-03-20T21:14:57+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Atlanta Hawks Night

Montgomery is once again partnering with the Atlanta Hawks this season!! Don’t miss Montgomery Elementary Night with the Hawks on Saturday, February 4th at 7 pm vs the Orlando Magic. Click here for more information.

To order your tickets, please visit the link below:
hawks.com/montgomeryelementaryschoolnight

Montgomery Elementary School’s very own chorus will also perform before the game!

Lots of other treats in store for lucky students so stay tuned for more details!

2016-11-28T15:56:54+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

National Geography Bee

WHAT: Montgomery students to compete in the 2017 National Geographic Bee

WHO: All 4th and 5th grade students
WHEN:
Preliminary Tests: Week of December 5th (during library time)
Final Montgomery Bee: January 5th
HOW: Students will take a preliminary test during their library time. Two students from each 4th and 5th grade homeroom will advance to the Montgomery Bee based off of their scores on the preliminary exam. The champion of the Montgomery Nat Geo Bee will advance to the next level of competition, a qualifying test to determine state competitors. All school champions are eligible to win the national championship and its first prize, a $50,000 college scholarship, at the national championship May 15-17, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Details: For the 29th year, the National Geographic Society is holding the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through eighth grades in thousands of schools across the United States and in the five U.S. territories, as well as in
Department of Defense Dependents Schools around the world.

Study Tips:
-Explore the following site and review the information found: http://nationalgeographic.org/bee/study/
-Download the Geo Bee Challenge app at NatGeoBee.org

For more information on the national event: www.nationalgeographic.org/bee

Thanks!
Thomas Zarrilli (Media Specialist) & Taylor Edgar (Fourth Grade Teacher)
Montgomery Elementary

2016-11-28T15:47:03+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Save the Date! December 5th, Important Dekalb County BOE Meeting

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to show support at the meeting on November 17th! Your presence made a huge impact, and it is so important for us to continue spreading the message to defer the vote!

Please SAVE THE DATE for the Dekalb County Board of Education Meeting on Monday, December 5th @ 5:45p – J. David Williamson Board Room,1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Stone Mountain. We need another strong showing of Montgomery parents at this meeting to advocate that DeKalb County School District’s recommendations with respect to Category 2: New Facilities and Additions ($261M) be DEFERRED. The decisions that will be made will have significant and long-lasting effects on the students and communities of DeKalb County. They deserve time, attention, transparency, and deliberation. We feel the deferment of this vote is critical for a number of reasons, including:

At the time of the initial Secondary School Study Stakeholder Surveys and community input sessions, detailed and concrete information regarding new school locations and additions were not provided to the public. DCSD has just released more specific information including site renderings for additions. Additional stakeholder feedback based on this new information is needed.
Elementary school councils, PTAs, and Foundation Boards were not strongly represented in the initial stages of the Stakeholder Feedback. Elementary Schools were not invited to participate in the steering committee for the Secondary School Facility Planning and Feasibility Study. This is the group that will utilize the new facilities in 5-7 years and their voice is essential to the integrity and effectiveness of this process.
Very limited information has been presented on the finalized site location for the proposed new 2,500 seat Cross Keys HS. Prior to approval, an exact site should be identified and renderings should be presented.
Lakeside HS, Dunwoody HS, and Chamblee HS are projected to be at 100% capacity by the time the proposed additions at these schools are complete. We would like for the board and stakeholders to further consider this solution and determine the most efficient use of these tax dollars.

Please email and call every School Board representatives multiple times between now and the scheduled December 5th vote to request that the vote be deferred. Without your voice, the proposed plan to add 600+ seats to CCHS may be approved without adequate consideration for its impacts or alternatives.

Here is a sample email you can send:

Subject: DEFER THE VOTE

Dear DeKalb County School Board Member:

As a taxpayer and member of the Chamblee Charter High School cluster community, I implore you to postpone the pre-maturely scheduled December 5th vote on the proposed construction and redistricting plan. I do not want my tax dollars spent on a plan that has not been well thought out and has not had accurate community input. I believe neither the School Board nor the affected communities have been provided with adequate time and information to properly consider this plan or develop alternatives that are less disruptive and more feasible. This plan is too important and too expensive to rush.

Here is a list of emails that you can cut and paste, plus additional contact information below (be sure to cc Dr. Green, Josh Williams, and Dan Drake on each email you send):

To: melvin_johnson@dekalbschoolsga.org; michael_erwin@dekalbschoolsga.org; stan_jester@dekalbschoolsga.org; jim_mcmahan@dekalbschoolsga.org; joyce_morley@dekalbschoolsga.org; marshall_orson@dekalbschoolsga.org; vickie_turner@dekalbschoolsga.org

CC: supt@dekalbschoolsga.org, joshua_l_williams@ dekalbschoolsga.org, Daniel_drake@dekalbschoolsga. org

Dr. Melvin Johnson, melvin_johnson@dekalbschoolsga.org, 404-621-3324
Dr. Michael A. Erwin, michael_erwin@ dekalbschoolsga.org, 404-599-4090
Mr. Stan O. Jester, stan_jester@ dekalbschoolsga. org, 678-676-0027
Mr. James L. “Jim” McMahan, jim_mcmahan@ dekalbschoolsga. org, 404-621-5854
Dr. Joyce Morley, joyce_morley@ dekalbschoolsga.org, 404-599-9632
Mr. Marshall D. Orson, marshall_orson@dekalbschoolsga.org, 404-621-3205
Mrs. Vickie B. Turner, vickie_turner@ dekalbschoolsga.org, 678-676-0027
Dr. Stephen Green, supt@dekalbschoolsga.org, 678.676.1200
Mr. Joshua Williams, joshua_l_williams@ dekalbschoolsga.org, 678.676.1376
Mr. Dan Drake, Daniel_drake@dekalbschoolsga. org, 678.676.1332

Thank you for your assistance with this important effort!

2016-11-28T11:00:35+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Montgomery Boosterthon Fun Run

The Montgomery Elementary Fun Run kicked off on Wednesday with an exciting Pep Rally, and we are thrilled about this year’s program! We’ve asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run program, making our fundraising simpler, more profitable, and more fun.

Our Fun Run includes every single one of our students in a fun, team-building, fitness event while helping our school raise much-needed funds.

Our entire school is working together to raise funds for school wide events, teacher training, STEM materials, classroom supplies, and school wide enhancements. Our goal is to raise $55,000 and we need YOUR help! We are 60% there!

Here’s how you can support our school:
Register your student on funrun.com. To log in pledges, please register your child on funrun.com, using our school’s registration code: 327-679. Students receive a FREE GIFT just by having their parent or guardian register them on funrun.com.
Reach out to sponsors. Connect your student with 7-10 sponsors or more! You can use social media in the pledging process and even create custom videos—all of this is on funrun.com. Be sure to record each sponsor’s e-mail address. Sponsors will have an easy opportunity to pay for your student’s pledge by credit card online.
Ask your child about the BACKYARD BOX OFFICE Character Act of the day! This year’s character theme is Backyard Box Office, a movie theme about making a difference in our communities. Watch the fun videos with your child on funrun.com.
Come to the Fun Run on October 21! All students are invited to participate, regardless of financial participation. Students will be running between 30-35 laps, and we would love for you to come out, join the fun, and cheer on our leaders!
Fun Run Times:
Pre-K/K/1st: 8:00am
2nd/3rd: 9:15am
4th/5th: 10:30am
Please be sure your student wears athletic shoes and is ready to run. A free Montgomery spirit wear T-shirt will be provided for you to use all year!

We can always use extra hands! Please sign up if you are available to help at the Fun Run. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c49afa622a13-funrun

2017-03-20T21:14:57+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Support MES Run Club & Murphey Candler Park – Run the Duck Duck Goose 5k

Join the MES Run Club and run the Duck Duck Goose 5k and 1 mile fun run. Race begins at 8am, Oct.22nd.MES frequently uses the neighborhood Murphey Candler Park for educational purposes. All proceeds benefit the Murphey Candler Park Conservancy and efforts to protect and improve MCP. Signup online https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Brookhaven/DDGoose5K.

Also, don’t miss The Duck Duck Food Truck Friday, Oct.21 from 5:00-8:00pm. Get ready to run the Duck Duck Goose with a pre-race, community social located at the parking lot located on the corner of W. Nancy Creek and Candler Lake West. Entertainment and food includes: Live music by Trey Boyer Band, Cricket’s Mobile Petting Zoo, SweetWater Brewery, There Restaurant, Qdoba and S&J Wood Fired Pizza.

2016-10-19T10:38:12+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Montgomery Fun Run

The Montgomery Fun Run is kicking off next week! It’s a 10-day program that starts with a Pep Rally (10/12) and ends with the big Fun Run event (10/21). This year, we’re raising funds for school enhancements, classroom materials, teacher training and school wide events and we need your help!
We’ve asked the experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make our fundraiser easier, more profitable, and more fun. Thank you for supporting Montgomery Elementary School!

We will be including video links like the one below to get your family excited about the Montgomery Fun Run! Please watch and show your kids so they are as excited as we are.
https://vimeo.com/162025989

Also, if you are interested in signing up to volunteer to help, click here.

2017-03-20T21:14:57+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Healthy Food Tasting

The Health and Wellness Committee will be hosting a healthy food tasting during lunch Monday,October 17. The kids will have an opportunity to taste pineapple and roasted butternut squash. Please email Pam Rock at pamelajrock35@gmail.com with any questions or concerns or if you can volunteer to help.

2016-10-13T09:14:42+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|