April 30, 2018                                                                                 Issue 14

Making Connections

Montrose PTA Newsletter


It’s hard to believe that it’s almost May! We’ve had such a successful year and I am thankful for our Montrose community! Thank You to all of the families that came out to International Food Night! We had a variety of dishes and everything was delicious! Thank You to those that donated to our first Spring Swap! We had an abundance of clothing, toys and books donated, much of which will be used at school. Thank You to the tireless crew that volunteered this past weekend, whether is was setting up for the Swap, manning the tables, selling Discount Cards or distributing mulch to make our school yard look great! And continuing with the theme, we will be THANKING our wonderful Montrose teachers, therapists, paraprofessionals and administration next week during Staff Appreciation Week, May 7-11. If you’d like to donate food or your time, please sign up this week!


As always, if you want to volunteer, get more involved, or have questions or ideas,  please contact me at

Erika Malgieri, Montrose PTA President 2017-2018

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SPIRIT DAY - CRAZY HAIR!  - Friday, May 18

FAMILY PIZZA PARTY & PTA MEETING - Wednesday, May 23, 6:30-8:30pm


News & Upcoming Events



We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful staff so let's show them how much we appreciate them!  Please click on the button below to see how you can help make next week a special week for all of Montrose's awesome staff. Thank you!

Staff Appreciation Week


PTA Board Nominations for 2018-2019

Would you or someone you know like to be more involved next year? Become a PTA Board Member or nominate someone for the 2018-2019 school year. 
We are still looking for the following positions to fill:
Vice President

Download the form here to see job descriptions and more information. If you have any questions, please contact Erika at


Playground Meet Ups

Do you have a soon-to-be Kindergartner? Do you want to meet families and students from your child’s future school? We are looking for volunteers from each school to organize Kindergarten play dates (preferably at their future Kindergarten playgrounds!)

Parent Volunteers are still needed for:
Seth Boyden

If you are interested, please contact


For those people with children who have IEPs . . .  In case you missed the Special Ed PTO/SEPAC meeting and would like help on organizing your child's IEP Binder, click on the button below to read more.  And, doesn't just do IEP Binders: it has a plethora of resources to help parents get important information.


IEP Binder Help
Do you have questions about Montrose that you'd like answered? Please email us at We have a FAQ page on the website and we'd love to have your input and answer your questions! Thanks!

Special Education Update

Save the Date for the next Special Ed PTO Meeting: Tuesday May 22, 7:30-9pm at BOE Building (525 Academy St). It will be about taking care of yourself as a parent, followed by an update from SEPAC (Special Education Parent Advisory Committee). All are welcome to attend!

Our Special Ed Liaison to the Special Ed PTO is Geeta Mehra. If you have any questions regarding Special Ed at Montrose, please don't hesitate to reach out to her:
Also, the SOMA Special Ed Facebook group is a great resource: As well as, our Special Services website page: And, HERE is a link to the Special Ed Resource Packet that gives a thorough break down of the process as well as definitions to all those acronyms.



Ongoing Fundraising

Montrose Gear

Available now . . .   ADULT HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS, $30. CHILD HOODIE SWEATSHIRTS, $20. T-shirts and magnets are also available! Check out the Flyer for ordering.

Montrose Gear Order Form


The Discount Card 2018

This card can't be beat! There are 19 local businesses throughout South Orange and Maplewood that are featured and they are great! Restaurants, retail (toys, clothing, gifts), grocery, cafes that you probably already frequent are included, so why not save some money? At only $10 a piece, they pay for themselves in very few visits. Grab one for you and your friends and family today! Order through your child’s backpack or e-mail or Abbe Diana

Discount Card Order Form

Mabel's Labels

Get your labels for camp with Mabel's Labels! 10% of the sale will go to Montrose PTA. Click on the icon above and select: "MECC PTA (South Orange)" We appreciate your support!

Amazon Smile

If you normally shop on, go to and choose Mecc PTA and you'll be donating .5% to Montrose PTA every time you shop - all year long! Just click on the above icon. Thank you for supporting your PTA!


The newsletter is sent every two weeks, if you want to know what's happening in the meantime at the school, please go to the website ...  Our google calendar is ...  Also, join our FB page ... MECC (Montrose Early Childhood Center) Families.  And, email if you have questions, concerns, suggestions.
                                                 Thank you!
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