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May 10, 2020
Dear parents and families,
I want to wish all of our Moms, Grandmothers, and Mom-like caretakers,  a very happy and healthy Mothers’ day! I wish you all a very relaxing evening where you can revel in the wonderful (and really challenging) things that you do each and every day to support our kids.  Thank you for hanging in there when times are tough, especially times like these. We are so grateful for you and all that you!
We have 10 days left of our distance learning. Our staff and students are working through important standards as well as balancing online time that is  full of positives, uplifting for all, and connection building. See important information below for upcoming events and important dates. 
We are creating a plan for student material pick up and drop off (library books and borrowed teacher books) for the last week in May. More detailed information will come later this week from Tyler Trill, our Public Information Officer. 
The Bexley Thank You Challenge has been amazing each week! Here is the latest video of our students thanking our store workers and businesses:
Stay healthy, Montrose!
Smiles and virtual hugs,
Melissa K-L
Melissa Klosterman-Lando
Principal at Montrose Elementary, Bexley City School District
Email: [email protected]
Follow Montrose Elementary on Twitter at @BexleyMontrose

This is the LAST WEEK to purchase books through Montrose’s Scholastic Book Fair. Shopping runs through Friday, May 15th. Check out the website: Scholastic will ship everything to your house. Orders over $25.00 will receive FREE shipping. 


We are beginning to plan next year's class placements for our students. If you would like to give input, please complete this form prior to this Wednesday, May 13th at 11:59 p.m.


Who:  Mrs. Hipsley- School Counselor
What: “Zoom In” Office Hours (like a “drop in” only digital)
Why:  For students or parents to ask a question, check-in or just say hello! 
When: Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30-11:30 am. 
How: Click on this Zoom Link - (on T/TH-10:30-11:30) Password 5UXhTL  
Additional Information: To ensure confidentiality I will use the "waiting room" feature of zoom and will admit individuals one at a time. If a long line forms, I will limit our conversation to 15 minutes and then schedule another time to talk.

Two weeks ago, we told you the student information verification process will be sent out in early May. We have changed that date to July 13th. You will receive an email with directions on that date.

Check out the May 2020 newsletter from the Bexley Education Foundation (BEF) - What's Possible - May 2020
Some very exciting news! The BEF's Executive Committee has kindly approved the purchase of over-the-ear headphones for ALL of our Bexley elementary students K-5! We are all so grateful!  THANK YOU, BEF!!

Want to nominate a fellow parent for PTO Executive Board? We have three openings and would love to invite you to join our fun crew!  Two openings for co-vice presidents and one opening for secretary. Email us to nominate someone today: [email protected]

Have a technology question regarding distance learning?  We can help! Email us at: [email protected]

• May 22:  Last day of instruction for students in grades Kdg - 11. We are ending instruction one week early due to the collection of materials. We must have our staff still on duty in order to collect and distribute items.
• Week of May 25: Return of school materials and pick up school supplies left. Details to come later this week.
• May 27th at 10:00 a.m. 5th Grade Celebration LIVE via Zoom

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