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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Fall Pictures are Online!

Fall pictures are online and ready to be viewed and purchased! There won’t be any postcard or email reminders, so please use the link below to order your class picture and your school photos.

Click here to view the pictures.

Some tips:
From the School Galleries link, choose MES Fall 2016 Gallery, and enter your email address
Use the navigation menu to access your child’s class.
Use the “favorites” option and select your child’s images so that you can easily add them to the cart and to packages.
Click here for more information.

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Calling all artists for Student Directory!

It’s time to begin work on our 2016-2017 Student Directory and we need your wonderful artists! We would love to feature one of our fantastic student’s artwork on the cover. If you would like to participate in this contest, please have your student submit an original piece of artwork on 8 1/2″ X 11″ white paper that reflects the theme of “School Community.” All submissions are due to your homeroom teacher by October 14.

Please email Cristy House at cburd@hotmail.com for any further information or questions.

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Region Meeting regarding DCSD Planning Study to be held on Thursday, Oct 13th from 7 – 9 pm at CCHS

Dear Montgomery families,

Here is an update on the DeKalb County School District’s (DCSD) Secondary School Facility Planning and Feasibility Study recommendations. On September 27, 2016, the DCSD Operations Division released their recommended proposal to ease overcrowding in Regions I and II that will be presented to the DeKalb County Board of Education for their final decision on December 5, 2016.

This plan included input from school councils and representatives from school clusters within Regions I and II, including input from Chamblee Cluster schools’ local school councils as well as parent leadership at Montgomery Elementary School (MES). Slides 14-15 in the link below articulate the revised, final proposal.

http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/documents/secondary-school-study/secondary-school-recomendation-presentation.pdf

You will note the specific recommendations that affect our current cluster include:

  1. Keeps the magnet program at Chamblee Charter High School (CCHS) and Chamblee Middle School.
  2. Builds a new addition onto the existing CCHS site to house 600 more students.
  3. Montgomery will continue to feed into Chamblee Middle School, which will remain at its current location.
  4. Chamblee Middle School AND Sequoyah Middle School will both feed directly into CCHC.
  5. Likely removes all or part of the region currently served by Ashford Park Elementary School from our cluster.

While these recommendations don’t completely align with the recommendations our community put forth to the county, several of the key components we recommended were included. We will continue to work with the county and the other schools in our cluster to make sure the needs of our students and community are known as we work towards ensuring all students in the district receive a quality education.

Next steps:

Please attend one of the five Second Round Regional Public Input Meetings. These meetings are being hosted by DCSD to discuss and gather information related to the E-SPLOST V planning called the “Building S.P.A.C.E.S.” Initiative. The “Building S.P.A.C.E.S.” Initiative is an effort to determine how, where, and why future resources should be dedicated to the improvement and modernization of our buildings and infrastructure. These meetings are very important, as they will help shape how the remaining $250+ million of the new SPLOST funding (other than the secondary school facility planning funds described above) will be spent. This includes addressing the overcrowding at Montgomery, as the Superintendent has stated that he wants no more “learning cottages” (mobile units) at schools by 2022.

Our region’s meeting (Region 1) will be held at CCHS on Thursday, October 13th from 7 – 9 pm.

There will be an option to participate in an online survey. We will work on generating some “recommended actions” that you can include in your response, if you so choose.
Additional information: http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/building-spaces/#tab-3e78870ac774233768f (make sure to look for information under the Second Round section)
We will continue to work with leadership at CCHS to ensure adequate plans are put in place to add classroom space as well as infrastructure space to CCHS.

Thank you for partnering with us,
MES School Council, MES PTA, Mustang Fund

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Principal’s Corner

Greetings Mustang families,
Thank you for completing the AdvancED Parent survey. Your input is greatly appreciated as we continue on our path of excellence. Because of you, Montgomery ES had a 65% parent participation rate in the survey.

Last week, Captain Barrington Irving visited Montgomery students and shared about his adventures with The Flying Classroom. Students were exposed to not only STEM careers, but were able to make real-world connections with what they are learning on a daily basis. As we continue on our journey to AdvancED STEM certification, The Flying Classroom is one of the programs we are considering bringing to Montgomery ES this year. For more information about The Flying Classroom, please go to www.flyingclassroom.com.

MAP results were sent home with students last week as well as a letter on how to interpret the scores. We will be hosting a Parent Meeting Wednesday, October 19th at 6:15 p.m. in the cafeteria to further explain MAP test results and the Gifted Eligibility Process.

Due to safety concerns with one of the pieces of equipment on the upper playground, the piece has been removed and will be replaced by a safer alternative.

Fall Break will be held from Thursday, October 6th – Monday, October 10th. Students will return to school Tuesday, October 11th.

Thank you for your continued support of Montgomery Elementary!

With Mustang pride,

Lori M. Bolds
Principal

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Boosterthon Fun Run is coming soon!!

Parents! This year’s main fundraiser is the Montgomery Fun Run! It’s a 10-day program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on Wednesday, October 12th. Families will then have time to get pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps), and we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on Friday, October 21st. We are focusing on our big goal to raise funds for educational enhancements throughout the school. In order to achieve our goal we’ve asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it more profitable, easier, and fun.

Students will also experience an amazing character theme, BACKYARD BOX OFFICE! It’s a movie theme all about making a difference by getting into character. Our students will learn from five REAL kid difference-makers. From inventors, to world-class speakers, to business owners, to world-record holders, these five kids will inspire our students to practice the five “Character Acts” and make a difference in our community.

Donations will go toward classroom needs, teacher training, school wide events and to the entire 10-day experience. So please help our school by reaching out to sponsors. Also, all families are invited to come out and cheer on your student at the Fun Run! Thank you for your support!

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