Principal’s Corner

Greetings Mustang families,

The contractors have completed the construction of the new ramp. They have landscaped the area surrounding the ramp and will be making changes to the path leading up from Brenton Dr. to the school in the upcoming weeks. Thank you for your patience with this project.

MAP results will be sent home with students this week as well information about the next steps in the gifted eligibility process. Mrs. Nichelson, our gifted liaison, will be conducting a parent meeting regarding the gifted eligibility so stay tuned for additional information.

Join me in welcoming Mr. Habib Ceesay to the Montgomery family! Mr. Ceesay graduated in May 2016 with a degree in Sports Management from the University of West Georgia. He will be serving as a special education paraprofessional. Welcome aboard Mr. Ceesay!

Kittredge Magnet School recently received important lottery information for all prospective KMS parents. This information can be found on their website. The information is time sensitive and describes the steps parents will need to follow during open enrollment in January 2017.

Finally, MES and all of its stakeholders are engaged in an ongoing continuous improvement process, of which all stakeholders are an integral part. MES is using the AdvanceED Parent Survey as a means to elicit your opinions to help target areas for the school system to improve, and areas to continue to be effective. A separate eBlast will be sent about this later this morning, but please be sure to take a few minutes to complete the AdvancED Parent Stakeholder survey. The survey window closes this Friday, September 30th. The survey is here: http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/8078/13959

Thank you for your continued support of Montgomery Elementary!

With Mustang pride,

Lori M. Bolds
Principal

2016-09-26T11:50:08+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Teacher Appreciation: Wednesday, September 28th

There will be several occasions to show our Teacher Appreciation throughout the year. Our first day will be Wednesday, September 28! In honor of “Fruit & Veggie Month,” please have your child bring in a fruit or veggie for their homeroom teacher as well as for the staff member that they are paired with on the teacher appreciation list. Click here mes-teacher-appreciaion-list-staff-2016-2017-1for the list. There will be bags for the teachers in each classroom for the students to place the produce. Thank you so much for showingour wonderful teachers how much they are loved and appreciated!!!Please contact Tatiana Ritchey (tatiyoes@yahoo.com) or Michele Barton (mwbarton@att.net) with any questions

2016-09-26T11:48:30+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Mustang Bulletin|

Update on Secondary Schools Facilities Study

The MES School Advisory Council, along with the PTA and Mustang Fund Foundation, has been working for the past month constructing a response and planning document for the Secondary Schools Facilities Study for DeKalb County. Hopefully, all of you read the documents and petitions MES has sent to you over this time and were able to vote on the survey. Members of these boards have met with the Brookhaven Mayor, John Ernst, and Dekalb County school board official, Stan Jester, over the past weeks, finishing with a final meeting with Dr. Green, Dekalb County School Superintendent, Dan Drake of Facilities Planning, and interim Region 1 Superintendent, Sherry Johnson.

The Superintendent will recommend what facilities option the county will pursue on Tuesday, September 27, at 7:00 PM in a public meeting at the AIC auditorium. This will be a five year plan looking forward to 2022. MES recommended a hybrid of options A and B, but regardless of what option the county chooses, be assured that your MES Boards will work diligently to ensure that our community stays strong and vibrant. Thanks to everyone who voted and supported our vision of future secondary facilities in DeKalb County.

2016-09-26T11:47:24+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Update from our Principal

Greetings Mustang families,

It is hard to believe that we are entering our 7 th week of school. The school year is flying by! Progress reports were sent home with students last week and teachers are in the process of setting up conferences.

Recently, a new ramp was constructed on the side of the building. This was done in order to provide an accessible path from the new portables to the lower playground that was ADA compliant. The district was given a deadline by the City of Brookhaven so very little notice was given to the school. Thank you for your patience since we
had to reroute our walkers.

As I shared during Curriculum Night, we are continuing on our journey towards AdvancED STEM certification. After consulting with our district professional learning facilitator, the decision was made to pursue STEM certification as opposed to STEAM certification since many of the programs and much of the curriculum we
were using focused on those standards. Art is still very important to our school community and we will continue to see our students display their creativity through their wonderful art pieces. Mrs. Peatross, Mr. Levitt and Mr. Squall collaborated and were able to provide an outdoor sink to provide water access for the art students so
stay tuned for the amazing works to come!

Below are just a few reminders:

7:00 – 7:15 a.m. Buses are dropping off students (cars should not be in the carpool line). This actually slows down carpool.

7:15 a.m. Carpool begins. Cars should stay in line and not pass other cars that are still unloading students. This is a safety hazard.

7:45 a.m. Students arriving after 7:45 a.m. must be escorted to the office by a parent. Please do not send students into the building unaccompanied.

Thank you for your continued support of Montgomery Elementary.

With Mustang Pride,

Lori M. Bolds
Principal

2017-03-20T21:14:58+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

School Pictures

School Pictures are right around the corner. An individual photo as well as a class picture with the teacher(s) will be taken. There is no form & no need to send in money. You will receive information, shortly after all the pictures have been taken, on how to access the website and login. You will be able to view your proofs prior to any purchase. They will also send your pictures directly to you. If your child is absent, they may come on ANY of the dates, for their individual-they only need to ask their teacher. Click here for the schedule. Please contact Meredyth Gaynes should you have any questions, meredythg@mindspring.com.

2016-09-19T08:48:20+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Movie Night is THIS Saturday!

Mark down on your calendars! Saturday September 24 is Montgomery PTA’s Annual Free Movie Night! Click here for the flyer. Festivities for the entire family start at 6:00. Bring a picnic dinner, blankets, and chairs and settle in for the movie to start at dusk, typically around 8 pm. Please contact Susan Oh at susan.sim.oh@gmail.com if you’d like to volunteer or help plan Movie Night. You can also volunteer via sign up genius, click here.

2017-03-20T21:15:00+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Box Top Time!

Box Top collections and store for the Fall are coming up September 22nd and 23rd.The Box Top store will be on the cafeteria stage before school starts (7:00 – 7:40). Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade shop Thursday and 3rd, 4th, and 5th shop Friday. Please be sure to bundle your box tops and attach the number of how many there are. Also, keep saving! There will be another store this Spring.

Also, if you’d like to donate any small toys or fun items for the Box Top store, there is a bin for collection in the front office this week.

2016-09-19T08:44:40+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Reflections Art Contest – call for entries

The National PTA Reflections themed arts competition kicks off its seventh year at Montgomery with the introduction to this year’s contest theme, “What is Your Story!”

The Reflections program is an annual arts contest available to students across the country. The contest encourages students to explore their artistic talents and pursue creative expression in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. Each year the program challenges students to create art inspired by a specific theme, which is chosen from hundreds of entries from their annual Theme Search competition.

All students in preschool through fifth grade are encouraged to participate in the arts contest. Works will be divided into two divisions, a primary division for preschool through second grade, and an intermediate division for third through fifth graders. Works may be submitted on Monday, October 3rd and Tuesday, October 4th to the Reflections table in the Media Center. The contest deadline is October 4th.

Qualifying works will be scored in a blind judging event by a panel of local artists. A Reflections Celebration will be planned for sometime this fall to display entries, announce winners, and acknowledge and award all participants. For detailed contest information and to download an entry form and read program rules click here.

Don’t miss this great opportunity for your child to develop and explore his or her creativity!

Contact Jenica Rogers with any questions.

2017-03-20T21:15:00+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Art|

A special invitation from the Atlanta History Center’s Members Guild

The Members Guild of the Atlanta History Center invites you to a special evening with the Guild

Fashion in Good Taste

An exhibit showcasing fashion from the 1920s to 1960s in the historic Swan House

Wednesday, September 14
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Swan House
Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road

Full bar and light hors d’oeuvres

$10 for non-Guild members

From the sequined drop waist dresses of Jazz Age flappers to the military-style uniforms of World War II Red Cross workers, fashion is a public statement contextualizing the moments in our lives. The elegant and historic Swan House provides a unique backdrop to Fashion in Good Taste, a fashion exhibition showcasing examples from the extensive textile collection of the Atlanta History Center.

Fashion in Good Taste is generously funded by Emily Bourne Grigsby.

RSVP to MembersGuild@AtlantaHistoryCenter.com or 404-814-4106

2016-09-12T09:03:58+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Community|