May 7 Newsletter

Family Update

Dear Families - 


Each of our buildings will be hosting our festivals of the arts this week; these events are fabulous ways to celebrate your child’s accomplishments across this school year.  We invite families to visit our schools on Thursday evening to take in the visual art and listen to a variety of musical performances.  

For everyone’s enjoyment, please help us reinforce some simple expectations.  


-Enjoy artwork by looking only with your eyes! 

-Move respectfully throughout the building 

-Keep all food & drinks outside or in the cafeteria


We look forward to sharing these special evenings with you this week. See building specific information below.  


During this national week of Teacher Appreciation, we marvel at the support that has been provided to your children by our teachers and staff to get to this point of the school year!  Sincerest thanks to each member of our school’s team for helping each child shine.   


Your child’s current teacher will be interested in your thoughts regarding peers to place into your child’s classroom and the kinds of support you believe your child may be needing from next year’s teaching team.  Additionally, it is important to remember that we do not ever accept specific teacher requests; each elementary teacher is uniquely talented and qualified.  Here is a link to a document that provides more information around our process at Montrose. 


We are looking forward to a great week, 


Jeannine Hetzler, Cassingham

Nyesha Clayton, Montrose 

Rachel Niswander, Maryland


Important Dates

May 8th-12th- Bookfair in library

May 8th - 12th Staff Appreciation Week

May 8th - 12th Ohio State Testing Make-up sessions  

May 8-26 MAP testing in Reading & Math for students K-5 

May 11th - Elementary Art Festivals and Elementary Orchestra Performance

May 16th- Montrose Family Breakfast, 7:30am  (Rain date, May 17th) 

May 25th- Fun Day (K-2 am, 3-5 pm) (Rain Date May 26th) 

May 26th- Fun Run and Dash, 2:15pm 

May 29th - Memorial Day, No School

May 31st-  5th Grade Rising-Up Ceremony, 9:30am 

June 1st- Last Day of School for Students, 5th Grade Pool Party 


Map Assessment Information 

Student’s spring Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments are scheduled between Monday, May 8- Friday, May 26th

All elementary students will participate this spring. 

Our kindergarten students will have their first MAP experience in the area of reading.  

Students in K- 5th grades are assessed in reading and math. 

MAP is a computerized assessment that adapts to each student by giving items that are more or less difficult based upon  the student’s performance within the assessment. Because students take this test three times across the school year, it provides us with a measurement of each child’s academic growth. Classroom teachers will share results from MAP with families as part of your child’s end of year materials. 

Please be sure students bring their device charged and ready to use everyday and particularly for MAP days.   


Music Fundraiser

Bexley Schools Musicians 

Bexley Music Parents Night at Bexley Pizza Plus is this Tuesday, May 9th, from 4:00PM-8:00PM.

Mention Bexley Music Parents when ordering your dine-in or take-out order, and Bexley Pizza Plus will donate a portion of the proceeds to support K-12 Bexley School Musicians.

Simple as dinner is served, you support a local business, that in turn supports Bexley City Schools.


Bookfair Starts Tomorrow

 Montrose will host the Scholastic Book Fair from Monday, May 8 to Friday, May 12 in the library.  Parents are welcome to visit the book fair after school until 4:00.  We encourage you to come with your child to browse and help select a book just right for them.  The book fair will also be open during the Arts Festival on Thursday, May 11 from 5:00 to 8:00.  Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.  Please make checks payable to Montrose Elementary.  Ohio sales tax will be added to the price of the books.  Online shopping is also available at  A flier with more information will be sent home.


Arts Festival is Thursday, May 11th

We are so excited to have you join us for this year’s Art Festival. Our students and faculty have worked so hard and are excited to share with you. We will host Food Trucks again this year beginning at 5:30. Find menus here: with performances beginning at 6pm. Please see the event flier below for more information around schedules for the evening. We look forward to seeing you! 


Teacher Appreciation Week 

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8th-12th and we would love your help. Click Teacher Appreciation Week  for more information. 


Montrose Family Breakfast 

Join us for Montrose Family Breakfast on May 16th on the playground. We will have donuts, fresh fruit and juice for breakfast as we spend time with family and friends. Please see more information on the flier below: 



Fun Day Information from Mr. Strait 

We are in need of enthusiastic parent volunteers that are willing to donate their time to allow our students to have a fun and enjoyable end of school year experience.  This year we are going back to our old format of having all grades participate on the same day.  This year's Fun Day will take place on Thursday, May 25th.  Our Rain Date is scheduled for Friday, May 26th.

The K-2 Fun Day will take place in the morning from 8am-11:30am.  The 3-5 Fun Day will take place in the afternoon from 12pm-3:30pm.  There is also an All Day option if you wish to volunteer for both time slots.

If you are interested in volunteering please select the desired grade level Fun Day and time slot.  Also, with volunteering for the event, parents are required to fill out a Level 2 Parent Volunteer Form located in the Volunteer Handbook.  All forms must be signed by Mrs. Clayton.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. The volunteer sign up link is below.


Attendance Information 

Attendance Correspondence/Email: [email protected]. All attendance information should be sent to this email address (especially since our attendance line and voicemails are down). Parents need to email the attendance email as well as their child's teacher with absences, early release, tardies, vacations, change in after school pick up etc.


Driver's License: Bring your driver's license when you visit school. This is required for any visitor additionally, we'll take your picture and  print it on your VISITOR ID badge when they are in the building.