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May 17, 2020

Dear parents and families,

It is so hard to believe that we only have one more week left of this school year with our students. What a memorable year it has been, that’s for sure!
Our Zoom meetings with students will finish up this week. As of now, learning will resume on August 20th. Our Superintendent, Dr. Miller has created a task force of staff, parents, and community members that will virtually meet over the summer to develop a plan for what school will look like in the fall. 
A year ago this week, I was hired as the principal of Montrose. It has been an honor and I am truly so grateful for the opportunity. I have loved getting to know the staff, our families, and each of our students. What a wonderful place to be! Thank you for a great year and I am really looking forward to next year!
Have a wonderful week!
Stay healthy, Montrose!
Smiles and virtual hugs,
Melissa K-L
Melissa Klosterman-Lando
Principal at Montrose Elementary, Bexley City School District
Email: [email protected]Bexley.us
Follow Montrose Elementary on Twitter at @BexleyMontrose


Bexley City Schools Board of Education will be having a special board meeting on Monday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom. The Zoom link will be posted on the board's webpage one hour prior to the meeting. Due to this being a special meeting, there will not be public comment offered during the meeting.


All students will get their artworks from this school year in the fall when they students return to school, except for our fifth grade students. Only fifth-grade families that request to have their child's artwork returned will have it ready for pick up on the designated pick up days on May 28th and 29th. 

If you would like your 5th graders artwork returned please email me at [email protected] so I can have it ready for you. If you are unable to make those times, please let me know and I will make arrangements with you for an alternate time.  


Message From Mrs. Hipsley: It is hard to believe that we are starting week 8 of distance learning.  In this week’s SEL lesson there is a survey regarding SEL during distance learning.  Please encourage your child to complete.

• Do you need a scholarship for school supplies? Please click here for a confidential request through Mrs. Hipsley. Please respond by this Friday May 22.

• “Zoom Ins” will continue this week too!

What: “Zoom In” Office Hours (like a “drop in” only digital) with Mrs. Hipsley

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  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.    


Our food services department will be preparing meals during the week of May 18 and May 25. You can still sign up for the distribution list here: Bexley City Schools Food Distribution. This is the final newsletter that this link will be included in. You can visit the Bexley City School Food Services website by clicking here.

The City of Bexley has created a form to gauge needs in our city. If your family needs assistance, please complete this survey.


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

• Monday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. Special Board of Education Meeting

• Tuesday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. P.T.O. Zoom Meeting - JOIN US! All are welcome!
Join PTO Zoom Meeting 
Meeting ID: 867 704 0022 

• Friday, May 22:  Last day of instruction for students in grades Kdg - 11. 

• Wednesday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. 5th Grade Celebration LIVE via Zoom

• May 28th and 29th: Return school materials and pick up school supplies left. See schedule:

Grade Level
Thursday, May 28th
Friday, May 29th
Kindergarten material collection
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1st grade material collection
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2nd grade material collection
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
3rd grade material collection
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4th grade material collection
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5th grade material collection
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
If a parent cannot make either time work, they must notify Ms. Klosterman-Lando ([email protected]us) to schedule a new time. Items not picked up by 6/10/20 will be donated or discarded. Delivery/collection will occur on the Remington Road (east side) of the building. Teachers have the option of creating their own plan to return items left in their classroom to their students or use the established May 28/29 dates. That plan will come directly from teachers.

Montrose Elementary School | 2555 E. Main St., Bexley, OH 43209 | (614) 237-4226