Do YOU Want to Build a Snowman?


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Winter team-building was happening in Mrs. Tighe’s 5th Grade classroom today! Students received a roll of masking tape and a roll of toilet paper and were challenged with the task of building the tallest snowman. Students worked together and created some amazing snowmen. Have fun with your family and try this at home this winter break!

Thank You, 4th and 5th Graders


Thank you to our fourth and fifth graders who made some beautiful place mats for the residents of Dominion Assisted
Living to use and enjoy during their Holiday Dinner. Thank you for the kindness you showed. Way to go, Mustangs!

Chorus at Great Wolf Lodge


Congratulations to our 4th and 5th Grade Chorus students who performed on Thursday and Friday (December 15th and 16th) at Great Wolf Lodge. Your voices were just beautiful and the performances were enjoyed by all. Thank you, Mrs. Rapach for a wonderful show.


Thank you to Mr. Garris and Mrs. Hines for a wonderful Instrumental Show for our students and faculty at DJ on Friday, December 16th. What fine musicians we have here at DJ!

Math and Science at D.J.

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Thursday, December 8th was a day and night filled with math and science here at D.J. Montague! Students participated in the STEM Van through WHRO and PBS. Others participated in wonderful math activities from the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, funded by a our PTA mini-grants. Thank you PTA for providing for this event and thank you, Mrs. Tighe for writing the grant to benefit all of DJ.

It was wonderful to see so many families at school that evening participating in grade level math and science activities. Also, there were wonderful engineering projects created by 3-5 graders. The following students were winners:

Zoe German, Lily Greene, and Aiden Hughes: Newspaper Table (held the max of 31 books)

Eli Coulbourne: Rollercoaster

David Rapach: Balloon Powered Car

What a wonderful night!


Bus Behavior Program

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Mrs. Gilbert has begun a new bus behavior program to help ensure that all students that ride the bus are making safe choices to and from school each day. Bus Drivers rate the students’ behavior on their bus bi-weekly. Bus 2 was October’s Winner for Best Behavior and received an ice cream party after school. Bus 8 was the Most Improved Bus for the month of November and received a donut party before school. Keep up the great work, Mustangs.

Click here to see the rating scale used by the bus drivers each month.

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