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August 18, 2019

Dear families and students,

There is nothing quite like the first week of school!  This week was special at Montrose. We saw students arriving excitedly with their backpacks, reuniting with friends, being greeted by teachers and staff, and eagerly entering the building with wonders, hopes, and dreams!  Our school is a very special place. Continuously, I hear how wonderful Montrose is and after this week, I couldn’t agree more! Our community is one that truly cares for one another and encourages our students to develop as responsible and caring citizens.  This week, staff focused on getting to know students and helping them build strong relationships with each other. We created expectations together for what our learning environments look like, sound like, and feel like.  

 

 

BEXLEY BEGINS

Tyler Trill, Bexley’s Public Information Officer has created a short video showcasing the first day of school in Bexley.  Please take a look as we have some Montrose students and teachers making an appearance!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b88Bzm-z578

#BexleyBegins

 

2019-2020 MONTROSE STAFF

 

TITLE

NAME of STAFF MEMBER

PRINCIPAL

Ms. Melissa Klosterman-Lando

SECRETARY

Mrs. Katie Anderson

  

ESC PRESCHOOL

Ms. Ashley Healy

 

Mrs. Jean Rauschenberg

  

KINDERGARTEN

Mrs. Cassidy Schlitter

 

Mrs. Caroline White

 

Mrs. Mary Young

  

FIRST GRADE

Mrs. Natalie Carignan

 

Miss Molly McCarrick

 

Ms. Kristin Kjellander

  

SECOND GRADE

Mrs. Erin Bailey

 

Ms. Lindsey Friedstrom

 

Mrs. Charyln Reggie

  

THIRD GRADE

Ms. Catherine Edwards

 

Mr. Chris Kaune

 

Mrs. Dina Williams

  

FOURTH GRADE

Mrs. Christy Ayers

 

Mrs. Sherry Baugh

 

Mrs. Linda Hodge

  

FIFTH GRADE

Mrs. Melissa Malone

 

Ms. Angela O'Hare

 

Mrs. Christina Williams

  

LITERACY COACH

Mrs. Jana Clarke

NUMERACY COACH

Mrs. Rachel Niswander

  

INTERVENTION

SPECIALISTS

Ms. Katie Roslovic

 

Mrs. Heather Addington

 

Ms. Olivia Pfund

 

Mrs. Brooke Shouse

 

Ms. Colleen Homoelle

  

LIBRARY

Mr. Shaun Stevenson

ART

Mrs. Emily Reiser

MUSIC

Mrs. Alison Labita

BAND

Mr. Jason Hogue

STRINGS

Ms. Cassie Benedict

PHYS. ED.

Mr. Adam Strait

SPANISH

Ms. Jennifer Cedeno

GIFTED INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

Mrs. Carrie Corlew

  

INSTRUCTIONAL AIDES

Mrs. Renie Breitfeller

 

Mrs. Joyce Touris

 

Mrs. Anna Wernicke

 

Mr. Randy Davis

 

Mrs. Kristina Hopkins

 

Mrs. Gail (Annie) Booth

  

NURSE

Mrs. Cindy Tyson

  

READING SPECIALISTS

Ms. Heidi Varner

 

Ms. Meredith Stone

  

SPEECH & LANG

Mrs. Jamie Szulc

  

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Ms. Mindy Canupp

  

NCH CLINICAL

THERAPIST

Ms. Rebecca Zeitlin

  

PSYCHOLOGIST

Ms. Kourtney Koehler

  

SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Mrs. Michelle Hipsley

  

 

  

CAFÉ

Ms. Jessica Shipe

 

Mrs. Soledad Bowling

 

Ms. Kelly McCabe

  

CUSTODIANS

Mr. Rick Jacoby

 

Mr. Scott Richardson

 

Ms. Christina Milligan

 

THEATRE REMINDERS from Becky Rhinehart

Auditions for Grade 4-5 Fall Musical: Disney's Cinderella KIDS.

Auditions: August 19 and 20 from 3:45-5:30PM in the Cassingham Theater.  

Callbacks:  August 21 from 3:45-5:30PM in the Cassingham Theater. 

Please download and fill out the audition packet (found on the Production page) and bring it with you to auditions.  Students without completed audition forms and contracts will not be considered for the cast. Students do not need to prepare anything for auditions, and should wear clothing they can dance in.  Students will be acting, singing, and dancing songs/lines from the script. You can find audition forms, the audition schedule, and more audition information at www.bexleytheatrearts.com.  Just click on Auditions under the Students tab.

Crew Interviews:

Last Names A-L:  August 28 3:45-5:45  Schottenstein Theater

Last Names M-Z:  August 29 3:45-5:45  Schottenstein Theater

Show dates: September 26-28 2019

You can find out more information at www.bexleytheatrearts.com

 

FAQs

• Question: What time can my student come for breakfast in the morning? 

• Answer: Students are welcome to come to school to purchase breakfast anytime between 7:45-8:10 a.m.  We have staff ready to greet students and serve them breakfast.

 

• Question:  What time does the school day start this school year?

• Answer:  This year, all three elementary schools will open their doors to students at 8:10 a.m.  The tardy bell will ring at 8:15 a.m.

 

• Question: I really need to get to work in the morning but I want to make sure my kindergartner gets to the right classroom.  Could someone help?

• Answer: Any parent of a kindergartener or young student who would like a staff member to walk their child to class can meet at the front entrance of the building at 8:10 a.m. and we will be more than happy to walk them to class! Staff will have signs that display, "Mrs. Schlitter", "Mrs. White", and "Mrs. Young".  

 

• Question: My child is little. They know their way to their classroom in the morning but I’m concerned that they can’t open the big doors inside of the school. What can you do to help them?

• Answer: Great question!  Some of our children are really little.  It is challenging at times to open the big doors however that is one thing that we practice at Montrose.  In addition, Mr. Strait (Safety Patrol Advisor) will have some Safety Patrol to help with holding our interior doors open to the various floors within our building.  Also Montrose staff will be at the interior doors to help hold doors open.  

 

2019-20 BEXLEY CITY SCHOOLS DISTRICT CALENDAR

To see events and dates on our district calendar, please click the blue link above. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

PTO’s Ice Cream Social, Thursday, August 22, 2019

Montrose Elementary Playground, 6:00-7:00 p.m. 

Join us for ice cream from Johnson’s and a time to gather as a Montrose community.

 

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

Montrose Elementary

Parents only

5:15 - 5:45 p.m. Visit Kindergarten - 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

 

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.

 

Montrose P.T.O. General Meeting, September 10th

Bexley Montrose Library, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Join us!  All are welcome!  You are already a member so come on over for some news and info!

 

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.

 

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 https://www.sos.state.oh.us/elections/voters/absentee-voting/#byMail

Visit https://olvr.sos.state.oh.us/ to register to vote. The deadline to register is October 7, 2019.

Tuesday, October 8th - Early voting begins

Tuesday, November 5th - Election Day

 

 

STAFF HIGHLIGHT

It certainly takes a village to raise our children, and goodness are we fortunate to have this community of wonderful people at Montrose Elementary!  This week’s staff highlight goes out to all of our caring staff who go out of their way to welcome our little ones each and every day with hugs, high-fives, fist bumps, and big smiles.  Thanks, Montrose Staff, for helping me get our building up and running! Our students and I are very grateful for you!

 

Warmly,

Melissa K-L

 

 

Melissa Klosterman-Lando

Principal at Montrose Elementary, Bexley City School District

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