May 14, 2018                                                                                 Issue 15

Making Connections

Montrose PTA Newsletter


I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend celebrating Mother’s Day! This school year is quickly coming to a close and we’ve had a really successful year with new programs and events for children and parents! We do still have several openings for next year’s PTA Board, so if you are interested (or think you might be interested) please send me a message. Joining the PTA and being a part of the Board is a great way to get to know more about our wonderful school, school district, and happenings in the community. The time commitment is what you make of it, we currently have a mixture of working parents and stay-at-home parents.  I hope you will join us for our next meeting, a Family Pizza Night and you can get a sense of what the PTA does (while enjoying some pizza and playtime). As always, please contact me with any questions, concerns or ideas at

Erika Malgieri, Montrose PTA President 2017-2018

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HALF DAY (9-11:30AM) - Tuesday, June 19

MOVING ON CEREMONY - Wednesday, June 20 at 9:30am

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (HALF DAY) - Wednesday, June 20

MONTROSE ESY/SUMMER CAMP - June 27 - August 8 (closed July 4)

News & Upcoming Events


Board of Education Meeting:
Long-Range Facilities Plan to be Unveiled



From the South Orange Maplewood School District: The Superintendent will be unveiling the District’s Long Range Facilities Plan at the Board of Education Meeting on Monday, May 14th.  This will be an introduction to the plan, including what the district proposes to do to relieve overcrowding, integrate all of our schools, and repair and upgrade our facilities to enhance our learning spaces.

We also plan to hold a series of community events, at which participants can ask questions about the plan and provide feedback.  We will notify the community of these events, once they are scheduled.

The Board of Education meeting agenda is available here, and the meeting starts at 7:30pm.  The entire meeting, including the presentation on the Long Range Facilities Plan, will be available to watch via livestream, and will be posted on our website by Thursday, May 17, 2018.


Spirit Day!


Have your child show their sparkle and spirit with a different hairstyle for the day! Colorful hats and snazzy headbands are also a great way to mix up the everyday. It's a fun way for everyone to try out something different and it might feel a little CRAZY!


Special Education PTO: Final Meeting of the School Year



Please come and share how the academic year went for you and your child or children and what you do to take care of yourself, or listen to what others do. This is going to be a parent-driven meeting to gather and give support for the last month of school, end of the year IEP meetings and the summer ahead!

SEPAC will also give an update on their ongoing advocacy efforts. Learn about how the two special education parent organizations are planning to join forces moving forward. All are Welcome!


Family Pizza Party and PTA Meeting


Please join us for our final PTA sponsored event of the school year. Come and enjoy some pizza and drinks then head to the auditorium for a brief PTA meeting. All are welcome to attend!


The 5K UnRun

262 Grove Road, South Orange


Do you like to run and have a lot of fun while doing it? Then this is the event for you! Come support our school by participating in the UnRun. Click on the button below for all the details and go HERE to register.

5K UnRun


The Achieve Foundation's
Honor Your Teacher & Staff Tributes

order by: FRIDAY, JUNE 8

Would you like to thank someone that works with your child here at Montrose by honoring them? The Achieve Foundation can help! Click on the button below to see the flyer and find out how it's done!

Achieve Tributes
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

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 next newsletter will be sent in 3 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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