Montgomery Wins at State Reflections Contest

On Sunday, March 23, first grader, Lydia Halloran, won second place for first grade dance choreography at the State Reflections Awards Ceremony at The High Museum of Art in Midtown. Lydia’s contest entry entitled, “Dreams Can Come True,” is a beautiful interpretation of this year’s Reflections theme, “Believe, Dream, Inspire.” She choreographed the dance and performed it along with her sister, Jane. This is the second Montgomery entry in recent years to win in the State Reflections competition … [Read more...]

The Principal’s Report – December 20, 2013

The Holiday Season is in full swing and what a busy month we have had! The 3rd, 4th and 5th graders celebrated the season with their Holiday Luncheon last week, and all students participated in holiday class parties yesterday. Winter break officially begins today after school! Thank you to all of you who participated in the survey regarding the new Principal. Those results were forwarded to Ms. Cynthia Brictson, Area Superintendent for Region 1, earlier this month. I am very pleased to … [Read more...]

The Principal’s Report – November 22, 2013

Thank you for the kind words you have sent my way upon the announcement of my retirement. I will greatly miss the teachers, staff, students and parents at Montgomery Elementary. As stakeholders at Montgomery, you have the opportunity to give input on the selection of the new Principal. If you have not yet participated in the survey, please so by end of day today, as this is the final day for participation. The results will be passed along to Ms. Cynthia Brictson, Area Superintendent for Region … [Read more...]

The Principal’s Report – October 25, 2013

It’s hard to believe, but October is almost over. I’m pleased to say that so is our fall testing. Students in the 1st, 3rd and 5th grades have been busy taking the CogAT and ITBS over the last three weeks. Next week we will be back to our regular schedule. The move to the trailers is also complete and things are becoming routine for our 4th and 5th graders. We have even received feedback from the teachers that there are fewer interruptions in the trailers than in the classrooms. In terms of … [Read more...]

The Principal’s Report – September 30, 2013

Fall is here and we are finally enjoying some gorgeous weather. I'm pleased to announce that the Fifth Grade class got off bright and early for their Burton 4-H Center Tybee Island Trip. This is a field study trip, and the students will be exploring and learning about the marsh and surf around the island. This experience is a right of passage for our "senior" class, and something that they look forward to throughout their elementary school career. I am sure they will come back with memories that … [Read more...]

The Principal’s Report – August 20, 2013

Safety Lockdown Today This afternoon a dangerous situation occurred at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur. No one was injured and all students and teachers were accounted for and safe. For a brief period of time, all DeKalb County Schools were placed on lockdown for the safety of the children and the staff. This occurred at a time when the Principals were in an off-site district meeting. As soon as we were made aware of the situation, we reported immediately to our schools … [Read more...]

The Principal’s Report – August 5, 2013

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you and your student(s) to the 2013-2014 school year at Montgomery Elementary. I hope that your summer was filled with lots of fun, sun, and family, with some relaxation mixed in too. It's hard to believe summer is almost over, but we are eager to welcome our new families and students and catch up with our returning families and students. This is always an exciting time of the year! Our first event of the new school year is the Back to School Fair this … [Read more...]

Mustang Extended Day Program

The Mustang Extended Day Program is made available to working parents in need of after-school child care. A limited number of slots are available. The number of available slots is determined by the number of staff working the program, the required ratio of staff to child (This is based on the child(ren)’s grade/age level, i.e. more staff are required for children in the lower grades, less staff required for children in the upper grades), and the number of children already enrolled in the program … [Read more...]

STEAM at ME

What is STEAM and why is it going to be on the shirts that we distribute to every student to wear on the first day back to school? Montgomery is in the process of meeting outlined objectives required to become a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)-Certified School! The process is lengthy and the criteria is rigorous, but initiatives are in the works. Stay tuned for updates throughout the year. … [Read more...]

New HVAC System

Good news! Montgomery will be receiving a much-needed new HVAC System. The installation process, slated to begin in August, will occur in stages in different sections throughout the school. Learning cottages will be placed in the lower parking lot, to the right of the school on Ashford Dunwoody Road and will house the classrooms affected by the installation. The upper grades will begin the school year in the learning cottages, allowing students in the lower grades to acclimate to school. Further … [Read more...]