Dear D.J. Montague Families,
Welcome fall! Although it has been a rainy couple of weeks, we are enjoying the cooler temperatures! It is hard to believe that we are already halfway through the first marking period. Time seems to be moving quicker and quicker! I refuse to accept that this is because I am getting older!
The electronic flyer communication tool, Peachjar, has been launched. School approved flyers will now be uploaded onto Peachjar. You can access the eflyers from the link on the D.J. Montague website. Hopefully you have received an email from Peachjar that includes a username and password so you can manage your account and flyer delivery preferences. Once this is done, simply go to the Peachjar site to view school flyers. This is an exciting initiative that will save us significant copy and paper costs.
On Thursday, October 20th, we will be participating in the Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill. During this drill students are expected to Drop, Cover and Hold On. Students will drop to the floor, take cover under their desk or table and hold on to the legs of the desk or table. More information about this drill and being prepared for an earthquake can be found at www.ShakeOut.org/southeast.
On Friday, October 28th beginning at 2:00 PM, we will continue a longstanding D.J. Montague tradition, the Halloween Parade. Students in grades K – 2 will parade around the bus loop in costume as the rest of the student body, staff and parents look on. In order to ensure the safety of the students during this event, the entrance to the school will be closed at 1:45 PM. If you are planning on attending, make arrangements to arrive before this time, otherwise you will need to park on Centerville Road. Additionally, due to limited space and preparation time, we ask that our families, please not enter the hallways or classrooms prior to the parade. After the parade, each class will move to a specific location for pictures. After this photo opportunity, students will return to the classrooms. For those of you who will be taking your children home after the parade, classroom teachers will have a sign out sheet in the classrooms. PLEASE do not take your child from the parade site. You will receive more specific details about this event from your child’s teacher. I hope you will return to school that evening for Family Fun Night Trick or Treating from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
Our Fall Celebrations will be taking place on October 28th. Due to the increasing number of students with food allergies, we ask that no home baked goods or items prepared at home be brought to school. Items should be store bought and have an ingredient list on the package. Our school nurse will review the ingredient list to ensure that the treats are safe for all students in the class to enjoy. In accordance with the Wellness Policy, if you will be providing food items, we would like to include healthy options such as
fruits and vegetables with the traditional “sweets.” If you plan on bringing fruits and vegetables, we ask that the items be brought to school and the trays prepared here. A “kitchen” will be set up in the conference room for this purpose. Thank you for your help in making this a safe, special day for our students.
Mark your calendar!
10th PTA Meeting (4:00 PM – Media Center)
11th Kindergarten to Bush Neck Farm (Cline and Gibbs)
14th Deadline for PTA Reflections Contest entries
17th Spirit Night (Chipotle)
20th Kindergarten to Bush Neck Farm (Parsons and Hahn)
20th Great Shake Out (Earthquake Drill)
21st Early Release (12:46 Dismissal)
27th First Grade Literacy Night (6:00 – 7:00 PM)
28th Halloween Parade (2:00)
28th Family Fun Night – Trick or Treat (5:00 – 7:00 PM)
8th NO SCHOOL – Teacher Workday
14th PTA Meeting (4:00 PM – Media Center)
16th, 17th, 18th Parent/Teacher Conferences (12:46 Dismissal)
23rd, 24th, 25th Thanksgiving Break
As always, thank you for your continued support. Please feel free to call (757-258-3022) or email (Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org) me with any questions, comments or concerns.
Congratulations to all the DJ students that were featured last weekend at “An Occasion for the Arts!” Our artwork shined. Way to go, Mustangs.