November 1 Newsletter


November 1, 2020
 
Dear parents and families,
 
I hope that you are enjoying this beautiful but chilly gorgeous autumn weather! Spend some time outside taking in the sunshine and admiring the brilliant colors. 
 
Just a friendly reminder that we do not have school tomorrow or Tuesday for students. On Tuesday, staff will be participating in a day of learning about anti-racism and joining  sessions from a panel of Bexley students, Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, and Dr. Cynthia Tyson. We'll also be offering sessions on building resilience in ourselves and our students, trauma-informed care from Nationwide Children's Hospital staff, project based learning in various learning models, and mindfulness. We are grateful for this time together to better develop our skills as educators for our students.
 
On Tuesday, please remember to vote! Talk to your children about voting. Want to learn more about electoral college in a fun way? I highly recommend playing Win The White House through iCivics. It's a game designed to help kids learn to run their own presidential campaign. My kids and I love it!
 
Here are some photos from our week (creating patterns in music, designing steam tables, flashlight tag in P.E., selecting new books in library, learning to keep score in Pumpkin Bowling, "Wednesday" FUNdations, and dissecting owl pellets...oh my!)
 
 
 
   
 
Have a wonderful rest of your weekend! Please remember to stay safe, wear masks, stay safely distant, and mitigate as much as possible so we have continue to have a safe environment at school.
 
Warm regards,
Melissa K-L
 
Melissa Klosterman-LandoPrincipal at Montrose ElementaryMontrose Elementary website 
VERY DIFFERENT SCHEDULE THIS WEEK - TAKE A LOOK
Nov. 2- No School
Nov. 3- No School for students- Professional Day for staff
Nov. 4- Z day- all students learn from home
Nov. 5-Hybrid group A in person
Nov. 6-Hybrid group B in person
The entire fall schedule can be accessed here.
 

LUNCH MENUPlease click here for our lunch menu for the rest of first semester.

   


CHROMEBOOK TROUBLESHOOTING
We hope that your student in grades 2-5 is enjoying their new Chromebook.  If you need some ideas for problem solving, please click on this Chromebook link from Toby Fischer, our technology coach.

InVIEW ASSESSMENT- 2nd and 4th GRADERS - WEEK OF NOV. 9
The time for the cognitive abilities testing for our 2nd and 4th graders is upon us. For more details about dates of testing for both student attending school in the hybrid model and our e-learners, please visit https://bit.ly/3mJ9FtG

UPDATED BCSD PARENT AND STUDENT COVID-19 GUIDE
Please review changes and updates to this guide here.  This document is also available on the district website.

FALL NEWSLETTER FROM B.E.F.
Click here to view and learn more about what is happening with the Bexley Education Foundation this fall!

 
 
 
 
BUNDLING UP
As the weather gets chillier, we want to remind you that we will still be going outside for lunch, recess, and outdoor learning as much as possible. Please make sure to dress your child in clothing appropriate for being outside for about an hour and muliple layers as well as boots or shoes suitable for grass with dew.
 
 
 
 

SAFETY PATROL UPDATE FROM MR. STRAIT, SAFETY PATROL DIRECTOR
Beginning Thursday, Nov 5th, Montrose Elementary Safety Patrol Team will be fully live with Safety Patrol members out at the crosswalks. This year I am proud to announce we have 58 students who are committed to aiding in the safe arrival and dismissal. Please be mindful and supportive of our patrols as a large portion of the team consists of 4th Grade students for whom this will be their first days on the job. For those families who have children on the Safety Patrol team, an easy way to stay connected is through our Montrose Elementary Facebook Group. This is a private group exclusively for family and staff members to receive updates on scheduling,events,and inclement weather procedures. To get connected, under Facebook Groups, search for Montrose Elementary Safety Patrol and request an invite to join!
 


 
 
SCHOOL PHOTOS
Student photos are scheduled to be taken on
January 12 and January 15, 2021.
Our yearbooks are on sale.
To order one, please click here:
Enter code: 11453221.