August 26-30 Updates

August 25, 2019

Dear parents, families, and students,

One of my favorite pastimes is reading.  I have always enjoyed reading aloud to students and my own children.  Sometimes when leaders step away from the classroom and into administration, they aren’t afforded the daily opportunity to do the things they loved when they were a teacher.  I realized this during my first few years as an administrator. Since then, I vowed to stay involved with students and make a commitment to the things I loved about teaching. One of them is reading aloud to children.  Throughout the school year, I will record myself reading aloud. Feel free to share this with your child(ren). The book I chose for my first one at Montrose is titled, Be Kind, by Pat Zietlow Miller and illustrated by Jen Hill.  Enjoy! Click here (





Thank you, PTO, for such a successful Ice Cream Social!  We had such a wonderful time and we know that you planned this very specially for our school.  Take a look at some of the fun pics! 


Extended deadline!  We are in need of Room Parent for our students’ classrooms. Please consider helping!  Our students and our PTO would GREATLY appreciate it! Please fill out the Room Parent Form found in the office by Tuesday (extended deadline). Thank you!

Find our PTO on Facebook at "Montrose Elementary School PTO" to keep up with the latest information.



Here’s an important reminder of our school lunch policy for the beginning of the school year. Every student can always get a complete Plate Lunch. The student’s account will still be charged, however, we will never turn a student away from a Plate Lunch if they do not have the money to pay for it. The district and the parent will discuss how it is paid for at a later date.

Students are unable to charge food items that are not a part of the Plate Lunch. Those items must be purchased with cash or debited from a positive balance on their meal account.

Students’ families must apply for free and reduced-price meals at Bexley City Schools. The application and information on how to apply are on our webpage. The application has a big red button. We can also directly certify students, where no application is necessary. Direct certification reports are conducted weekly at the start of the school year, and monthly afterwards. Email Julianna Carvi, Bexley Schools Food Service Director, with any questions.



Cross with a Cop at Cassingham and Main Street

August 27th from 8:05-8:30 a.m.

August 29th from 3:30-4:00 p.m.


Montrose Curriculum Night (K-5), Thursday, August 29, 2019

Montrose Elementary

Parents only

5:15 - 5:45 p.m. Visit Kdg - 2nd grade classrooms for curricular information

5:45 - 6:00 p.m. Visit specific areas to meet our Special Area teachers and staff

6:00 - 6:30 p.m.  Visit 3rd - 5th grade classrooms for curricular information


Wear Bexley Spirit t-shirt or OSU Buckeye wear on Friday, August 30th for the big football kick offs this upcoming weekend. The Lions open their season on Friday night and the OSU Buckeyes play their first game on Saturday. 


Launch Wednesday for Bexley Be Well, September 4th

Schottenstein Theater 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bexley City Schools will provide a screening of the film Angst followed by a panel discussion with experts in the field of mental health.


Community Book Read, September 5th - October 5th

Bexley CSD is inviting our community to engage in a reading of the book What Made Maddy Run by Kate Fagan. Staff and community members may read the book as individuals, families, or join a book club. Books may be purchased at the launch event, at Gramercy Books, or borrowed from the Bexley Public Library.


Parent Institute Sunday, September 22nd

Our first Parent Institute of the year will feature multiple sessions on topics related to our community conversation as well as other topics of importance to our parents.


Disney's Cinderella KIDS, September 26th, 27th, and 28th

Come and see our students in the Fall Musical!


Author Visit Sunday, October 6th

Schottenstein Theater, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Kate Fagan is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller, What Made Maddy Run, which spent a month as the No. 1 New York Times bestseller on the sports list. What Made Maddy Run was long-listed for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. Fagan is also the author of the coming-of-age memoir, The Reappearing Act, about her experience coming out while playing basketball at the University of Colorado.


Monday, October 7th - Voter registration deadline

Anyone who is registered to vote in Ohio can cast their vote early at the Board of Elections Office at 1700 Morse Road, Columbus, OH 43229. Early voting starts October 8, 2019, and the hours are as follows:

Oct. 8 - Oct. 25 M-F - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Oct. 28 - Nov. 1 M-F - 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Nov. 2 Saturday - 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Nov. 3 Sunday - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Nov. 4 Monday - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Early votes can also be cast by mail through the absentee ballot/early voting ballot application.  

To learn more and to initiate your ballot request, visit

Visit to register to vote. The deadline to register is October 7, 2019.

Tuesday, October 8th - Early voting begins

Tuesday, November 5th - Election Day



Our students are so fortunate to have a daily news show highlighting our special events and daily activities thanks to our own Montrose News Producer, Mr. Shaun Stevenson!  This week’s highlight goes out to Mr. Stevenson to highlight the commitment to our library, his passion for literacy, and our super cool news show! Thanks, Mr. Stevenson for all that you do in working with our students and creating such a wonderful opportunity for our kids.



Have a great week, Montrose!


Ms. K-L



Melissa Klosterman-Lando

Principal at Montrose Elementary, Bexley City School District


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Follow Montrose Elementary on Twitter at @BexleyMontrose

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