January 16 Newsletter

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Monday is a National Day of Service to commemorate the life of Civil Rights Leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our students have participated in book studies, discussions, and experienced service projects in order to continue the legacy of leaving a positive impact on the community. 

 

Second quarter report cards are now available. Please take time to review your child’s progress as this is a key tool our teachers use to communicate.  To see the comments on a mobile device, you need to click on the dashes. On a computer, you should be able to click on the comment icon.  Again, please take time to check your child’s report card and let your child’s teacher know if you have any questions. We will also have parent teacher conferences in February so that can be another great opportunity for conversation.

 

Sincerely,

Nyesha Clayton


IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES: 

January 17- No School MLK Jr. Day

January 10-21 - Reading and Math MAP assessment window for students grades 1-5

February 18- No School for students- Teacher conference compensation day

February 21- No School- Presidents’ Day


LUNCH MENU 

Here is the third quarter lunch menu.

Occasionally this year we’ve had to make some substitutions to our menu based upon items that have not arrived within our weekly deliveries from our food supplier. We provide students with as much notice as possible in these instances.


MAP TESTING        

The Winter MAP testing window runs from January 10-January 21. Students in First - Fifth grades will be taking the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment in reading and math during this two-week period.

 

MAP is a computerized assessment that adapts to each student by giving items that are more or less difficult based on how students answer previous items; so regardless of whether a student is above, on, or below grade level, MAP can help determine what a student is ready to learn.  And, since it is given multiple times in a year, it allows us to measure the growth a student shows from one testing session to another. This is our opportunity to check on student progress since the fall so our teachers can make sure to prepare lessons that will fill in any gaps, provide more intensive interventions to those who need them, keep students mastering on grade-level standards, and provide a necessary extension for those who are ready.  Results from MAP will be shared with families around conference time. Please be sure students bring their device charged and ready to use these days.


FROM OUR COUNSELORS

Please see the attached fliers highlighting free parent workshops provided by Nationwide Children's Hospital. 

 

Two hour workshops - January - Scioto Southland.pdf

Five week group - January - Zoom.pdf


THIS YEAR’S ELEMENTARY REPORT CARD DATES 
 

1st grading period ended 10/15

Conference Record Sheet stands in for Grade Card this term

2nd grading period ends 12/17/21

Grades available to parents through PowerSchool 1/10 at 3pm

3rd grading period ends 3/11/22

Grades available to parents through PowerSchool 3/28 at 3pm

4th grading period ends 6/3/22

Grades available to parents through PowerSchool 6/3 at 3pm


HOW TO ACCESS YOUR CHILD’S REPORT CARD

  • To access your child's grades, sign into your PowerSchool parent account.
  • Click the Standards Grades tab.
  • View grades by clicking the arrow next to each class, or click Expand All to view all classes at once.
  • If comments are available, they can be viewed by clicking the comment icon on the right within this quarter's column.
  • To print a paper copy, click the printer icon at the top-right corner of the screen.

 

Creating a PowerSchool account, if needed

  • All families establish a PowerSchool account when they register children with our schools.  
  • If you have not used this account in a while or need to create an account, you will first be asked to create a PowerSchool parent account and then link your account to your child’s name (ID and access password provided by the district). For additional support or questions, please contact our school office. 

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BEXLEY HEALTH PLEDGE 2021-2022

BCS Confidential COVID-19 Reporting Form


PTO MEETING- VIRTUAL ONLY  

This month’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 18th. Please join us at 7pm by clicking this link: PTO Meeting


VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISIT 

Montrose is thrilled to announce the upcoming virtual author visit with Minh Lê on February 3rd.  He is the author of books such as LiftThe Perfect Seat, Let Me Finish!Drawn Together and the graphic novel Green Lantern Legacy.  His book Drawn Together, illustrated by Dan Santat, won the 2018-2019 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in the picture book category.  Minh's presentation allows for ample audience participation and is grade-level specific.  After talking about his work, process and life, he will spend time answering student questions.This gives the students an incredible opportunity  to engage with Minh and learn from him what they are most curious about. We are excited to provide our students the opportunity to interact and learn from a well-known author such as Minh.  A special thanks goes out to the Bexley Education Foundation which provided the funding for this event.


COUNSELOR’S CORNER

Happy New Year and Welcome Back! Over the next few weeks in Social Emotional Learning (SEL), your child will be learning about empathy and kindness.  Please click on your child's grade level to read about its overview, each weekly lesson, and how you can support your child at home. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me [email protected].

 

KDG.

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade


PTO READ-A-THON IS COMING…


We're going to dive into some great books with an ocean-themed event this year, Montrose at Sea: Read-a-Thon 2022! The same easy online format will be back + featuring fun, new prizes and incentives for both money raised and minutes read for students and classrooms. Be on the lookout for more information after winter break and for hard-copy packets to come home in backpacks in advance of the Tues. Jan. 18 kickoff. Mark your calendars for marine exploration + literacy + fun competition and fundraising for our beloved elementary. Let's make some waves, Montrose!

 

Contact PTO Read-a-thon Committee Co-chairs, Kasey Alexander, Jenni Kristoff, or Rachel Laing, with any questions, if you have ideas or suggestions, or if you'd like to volunteer for this fun event.


Outdoor Recess and Lunch 

Thanks for making sure kids had coats, hats and mittens last week as the weather turned colder. Even when it is chilly, we will plan on being outside as much as possible for recess and lunch.

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