June 6 Newsletter

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June 6, 2021
 
Dear parents and families,
 
 
Wow, what a year! We had such wonderful celebrations this week to wrap up the school year including our Field Day/Fun For All games, an End-Of-The-Year virtual assembly, and a celebratory Clap Out on Thursday headed by Monty Moose and our retirees, Mrs. Erin Bailey and Mrs. Dina Williams.
 
I want to say a special thank you to you, our parents, for trusting us and sharing your children with us this school year. It was certainly an unconventional year but we had lots of fun and enjoyed each step of our journey together finding health and happiness. We are so proud of our students/your children and their huge progress and successes this school year!
 
As you likely know from our communication earlier this week, I have been selected to be the new Director of Employee Relations and Human Resources. This is very bittersweet for me as I have loved being the principal at Montrose and developing such wonderful relationships with you, your children, and our staff. I will miss them dearly on a daily basis but look forward to the new opportunity to grow with Bexley Schools and continue to be a part of Montrose in a new capacity.
 
As parents and families, you are encouraged to be involved in the screening process of finding our new Montrose Principal. The position was posted Thursday and will remain open until Sunday, June 13. Communication with more details on how to participate in the process will be sent out this week. The plan is to select the finalist by Friday, June 18, who will then be recommended to the Board for their approval at a previously scheduled special board meeting on Tuesday, June 29. Over the summer, I will work with the new principal to transition them into the position.
 
As I close, I wish you, your family, and your loved ones a very safe, wonderful, relaxing, and enjoyable summer. Please take care of yourselves and each other. I look forward to continuing to keep in touch and connecting with you. 
 
My very best,
Melissa Klosterman-Lando
 


SUMMER RESOURCES
Carrie Corlew (Gifted Intervention Specialist at Montrose) and Jana Clarke (Literacy Coach) have created an awesome summer resources website for families: the Bexley Summer Resources site. We'd love for you to keep this resource in mind this summer. Ask your child to bookmark it on their device and check it frequently over the summer!
 
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MONTROSE'S MONTY MOOSE SUMMER BOOK SWAP
To help promote community and reading this summer, Monty's Book Swap will be offered again on the Montrose Playground (most Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m.) and at Schneider Park (most Thursdays 6-7 p.m.). Our South Bexley community is invited to bring any books to donate or just come and shop for new ones. Please help spread the word about this event by sharing this flyer
 

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Nationwide Children's Hospital Parenting Programs (see details below):
Thursday, June 10th 6-8p: Developing Good Bedtime Routines
Thursday, June 17th 6-8p: Dealing with Disobedience
Thursday, June 24th  6-8p: Managing Fighting and Aggression
 
Each Wednesday and Thursday, Montrose will host Monty's Book Swap: the Montrose Playground (Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m.) and at Schneider Park (Thursdays 6-7 p.m.)
 
August 19, 2021- First day of school
 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROGRESS REPORTS
Please take time to review your child’s progress report that is now available in PowerSchool.
 

FROM OUR COUNSELORSOur partners at Nationwide Children's Hospital are offering Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)  Attached are flyers for May Triple P Parenting Groups and the Triple P Online self-paced modules with phone support.  The groups listed are open to parents and caregivers in Crawford, Fayette, Franklin and Richland Counties with children 0-12 at no cost.  Our two-hour workshops are listed below: Thursday, June 10th 6-8p: Developing Good Bedtime RoutinesThursday, June 17th 6-8p: Dealing with DisobedienceThursday, June 24th  6-8p: Managing Fighting and Aggression Detailed information and registration contact information are on the attached flyers.Triple P Online FlyerTriple P Parenting Workshops 
 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STRINGS/ORCHESTRA PROGRAM
For current third and fourth-grade families, please see this link for information about strings for next year.
 

PARENTING WORKSHOP - LEARNING THROUGH PLAY
Tuesday, from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm is the final installment in CSPTO's sponsored sessions with Gestalt Columbus.  The topic is Learning Through Play and the interactive webinar will begin at 6 pm.  Here's our Zoom Link: https://bexleyschools.zoom.us/j/85765720439
 

STUDENT DEVICES - UPDATES FROM OUR TECH DEPARTMENT
Returning Students: Any students returning next year do not need to turn in their Chromebook or iPad and charger for the Summer. 
 
Students Not Returning: Any students not returning to Bexley schools next school year need to turn in their device and charger no later than June 3rd. These devices can be dropped off in the building's main office.
 
Device Repair: Any student devices that currently are not working or need any repair needs to be turned in before June 3rd. These devices can be dropped off in the building's main office with a note describing any problems with the device. If your child needs a device while it is being repaired, please let the main office secretary know and we will arrange a temporary device.
 
Wifi Hotspots: If you have previously received a Wifi Hotspot given to you due to lack of internet access at home and you no longer need it, please return this as well to your main office.
 
Transition to 2nd Grade Devices: Students entering second grade will receive a Chromebook in August. Students can continue to use their first-grade iPad throughout the Summer. Upon return, hose iPads will be used by our incoming Kindergarteners, so please use them with care!
 

STUDENT VERIFICATION POWERSCHOOL - VERIFY NOW
Parents can go into PowerSchool and update their information for next school year. This is incredibly important information for us to have and it definitely helps to have it updated as soon as possible. Parents received an email on 05/19/21 notifying them that the returning student information verification process is open.
 

 SPECIAL EDUCATION PTOSpecial Education PTO meetings dates for  2021-2022 include:
  • August 10th- Meet and Greet for Special Education Families at Jeffrey Mansion Memorial Shelter from 6-8 p.m.
All of the following meetings will convene at 6:30 in the Highschool Library.
  • September 14th, October 12th, November 9th, December 14th, January 11th, February 8th, March 8th, April 12th, and May 10th

WITHDRAWING NEXT SCHOOL YEAR?
If your child(ren) will not be returning next school year (2021-2022), you must complete a withdrawal form and return their devices to school. Please email Mrs. Anderson our school secretary at [email protected] for a form and determine a time to drop off the device. Thank you!
 

MONTROSE ART SHOW FRAMED ARTWORK
We received the framed art from Artome this past week. We sent them home with students in grades 3-5. Students in grades K-2 could pick up their framed artwork on the last day of school at the dismissal doors. If you were unable to pick up the framed artwork, it is no problem! You have some options. You can email Mrs. Reiser at [email protected] to set up a time to pick it up, or your child can get it in August when we return to school. We will keep it safe at school over the summer.
 
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