Montesano School District

Excellence in Education

Montesano is a community where people learn,
grow and work together.  With high-quality
instruction, every student, regardless of race, class,
language, or disability, can succeed. 

Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of October 14 - October 18, 2019

  • No Scheduled Activities This Week

  • Great Pumpkin Reading Challenge continues through October 25

  • Click here to read the fall issue of the Beacon Elementary Newsletter.

LOOKING AHEAD:

Great Pumpkin Reading Challenge continues through October 25

October 22

  • Preschool Field Trip to Chapman Farms Pumpkin Patch

October 24

  • PTO Family Fun Night, 6:00 p.m., Simpson Elementary School

October 25

  • Student Recognition Assembly, 1:30 p.m.

November 1

  • Early Release, 12:00 p.m.

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of October 7 - October 11, 2019

Monday, October 7

  • Great Pumpkin Reading Challenge Begins (through October 25)

Tuesday, October 8

  • 1st Grade Field Trip to The Bishop Center (1st & 2nd Grades will swap lunch times this day)

  • PTO Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Beacon Library

Wednesday, October 9

  • No Scheduled Activities

Thursday, October 10

  • Fire Prevention Presentations for 1st & 2nd Grades

Friday, October 11

  • No School

LOOKING AHEAD:

Great Pumpkin Reading Challenge continues through October 25

October 24

  • PTO Family Fun Night, 6:00 p.m., Simpson Elementary School

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Mrs. Craig - Teacher of the Month

Mrs. Jacke Craig was awarded Teacher of the Month by KIX 95.3! Mrs. Craig inspires her students to do their best, and finds ways to challenge them and hold their interest. She puts her heart into her teaching, and it really shows in the growth her students make every year.

Read her nomination and listen to her interview with Rick Moyer on KIX 95.3 at https://www.kix953.com/salute-a-teacher/.  

CONGRATULATIONS, MRS. CRAIG!  YOU ROCK!

Salute a Teacher of the Month is sponsored by Aberdeen Office Equipment, Domino’s Pizza, and Great Northwest Federal Credit Union.

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of September 23 - 27, 2019

 

Monday, September 23

Tuesday, September 24

Wednesday, September 25

Thursday, September 26

  • No Scheduled Activities

Friday, September 27

  • Highly Capable Program Referrals Due - The Montesano School District is accepting referrals for our Highly Capable Program in all grades K-12 for the 2019-20 school year. Referrals must be received by September 27. Complete the Referral Form and Permission to Test and return the forms to the school office. Click here to submit an online referral.

  • Student Recognition Assembly, 1:30 p.m.

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

Monday, October 7

  • Great Pumpkin Reading Challenge Begins (through October 25)

Tuesday, October 8

  • 1st Grade Field Trip to The Bishop Center

Friday, October 11

  • No School

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of September 16 - 20, 2019

 

Monday, September 16

  • No Scheduled Activities

Tuesday, September 17

  • No Scheduled Activities

Wednesday, September 18

  • No Scheduled Activities

Thursday, September 19

  • No Scheduled Activities

Friday, September 20

  • No Scheduled Activities

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

Monday, September 23

  • NED Show Assembly, 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 24

Wednesday, September 25

Friday, September 27

  • Highly Capable Program Referrals Due - The Montesano School District is accepting referrals for our Highly Capable Program in all grades K-12 for the 2019-20 school year. Referrals must be received by September 27. Complete the Referral Form and Permission to Test and return the forms to the school office. Click here to submit an online referral.

  • Student Recognition Assembly, 1:30 p.m.

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of September 9 - 13, 2019

 

Monday, September 9

  • First Day of School for Preschool (Morning Class: 8:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.; Afternoon Class: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, September 10

  • Health Screenings (1st & 2nd Grades)

  • PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Beacon Library

Wednesday, September 11

  • Health Screenings (Kindergarten)

Thursday, September 12

  • No Scheduled Activities

Friday, September 13

  • No Scheduled Activities

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

Monday, September 23

  • NED Show Assembly, 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 24

  • Picture Day - more details coming soon!

Wednesday, September 25

  • Picture Day - more details coming soon!

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of September 2 - 6, 2019

 

Monday, September 2

  • No School, Labor Day

Tuesday, September 3

  • First Day of School for Kindergarten (Regular Schedule: 8:20 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

  • Boo Hoo / Ya Hoo Breakfast for Kindergarten Parents, drop off time through 9:00 a.m. - click here for details

Wednesday, September 4

  • No Scheduled Activities

Thursday, September 5

  • No Scheduled Activities

Friday, September 6

  • No Scheduled Activities

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

Monday, September 9

  • First Day of School for Preschool (Morning Class: 8:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.; Afternoon Class: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, September 10

  • PTO Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Beacon Library

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of August 26 - August 30, 2019

 

Monday, August 26

  • Open House, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

  • ANNUAL UPDATE!  Please be sure to complete the Annual Update for your child using the Skyward Family Access system. You will be able to see your child's class placement in Skyward once the update is complete. The update MUST be completed before the first day of school.

Wednesday, August 28

  • First Day of School for 1st & 2nd Grades (Regular Schedule: 8:20 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

  • Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings (by appointment)

Thursday, August 29

  • Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings (by appointment)

Friday, August 30

  • Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings (by appointment)

 

LOOKING AHEAD:

Monday, September 2

  • No School, Labor Day

Tuesday, September 3

  • First Day of School for Kindergarten (Regular Schedule: 8:20 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

Monday, September 9

  • First Day of School for Preschool (Morning Class: 8:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.; Afternoon Class: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

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BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION

CURRENT STUDENTS: Students already attending school in Montesano DO NOT need to re-enroll. The Annual Student Information Update will be available in Skyward Family Access beginning August 12. Detailed instructions will be mailed home. Parents will be able to see their child’s class placement in Skyward once the information update is complete. This information must be updated for all students prior to the first day of school on August 28.

NEW STUDENTS: New enrollments must be completed online: http://www.monteschools.org/registration. All enrollments submitted during the summer will not be processed until after the office reopens on August 19. If you need immediate assistance over the summer, please contact the district office at 360.249.3942.

OPEN HOUSE: Families, please join us for an open house at Beacon Elementary School on Monday, August 26 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: 2019-2020 School Supplies

CALENDAR: August 28 is the first day of school for 1st and 2nd grades. September 3 is the first day of school for kindergarten. September 9 is the first day of school for preschool. Montesano School District Master Calendar: 2019-2020 School Calendar

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HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

The Beacon office will close for the summer on June 19. All enrollments submitted during the summer will not be processed until after the office reopens on August 19. If you need immediate assistance over the summer, please contact the district office at 360.249.3942.

You will be able to see your child’s class placement in Skyward once you complete an annual information update for your child. Detailed instructions will be mailed home in early August.

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of June 10- June 12, 2019


Monday, June 10

  • Preschool Screenings

  • Field Day, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - students should wear running shoes (no sandals or flip flops); dress in layers; consider applying sunscreen; students are encouraged to bring a water bottle

Tuesday, June 11

  • PTO Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Beacon Library

  • Preschool Screenings

  • Early Release, 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12

  • Last Day of School - Early Release, 10:20 a.m.

LOST & FOUND: The lost and found will be on display in the gym after the last day of school. All unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity on June 18.

NOW ENROLLING! Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is now open. A child must be 5 years of age by August 31, 2019 in order to enroll in kindergarten. Please call the Beacon office at 360.249.4528 to schedule a FREE preschool screening for 3 and 4 year olds. Students already attending school in Montesano DO NOT need to re-enroll for school next year.

SUMMER HOURS: The Beacon office will close for the summer on June 19. All enrollments submitted during the summer will not be processed until after the office reopens on August 19. If you need immediate assistance over the summer, please contact the district office at 360.249.3942.

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of June 3- June 7, 2019

Monday, June 3

  • No Scheduled Activities

Tuesday, June 4

Wednesday, June 5

  • Dream Team Dental

Thursday, June 6

  • Dream Team Dental

  • Last Day of Preschool (Teacher Christine & Teacher Cindy)

Friday, June 7

  • 2nd Grade Visits Simpson Elementary

  • Last Day of Community Preschool (Teacher Laura & Teacher Brooke)

LOOKING AHEAD:

June 10

June 11

  • PTO Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Beacon Library

  • Preschool Screenings

  • Early Release, 12:00 p.m.

June 12

  • Last Day of School - Early Release, 10:20 a.m.

NOW ENROLLING! Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is now open. A child must be 5 years of age by August 31, 2019 in order to enroll in kindergarten. FREE preschool screenings will be held June 10 and June 11. Please call the Beacon office at 360.249.4528 to schedule an appointment.

Students already attending school in Montesano DO NOT need to re-enroll for school next year.

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of May 27 - May 31, 2019

Monday, May 27

  • No School - Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28

  • No Scheduled Activities

Wednesday, May 29

  • All Library Books Due

Thursday, May 30

  • No Scheduled Activities

Friday, May 31

  • Kindergarten Performance, 1:45 p.m.

LOOKING AHEAD:

June 4

June 5

  • Dream Team Dental

June 6

  • Dream Team Dental

  • Last Day of Preschool (Teacher Christine & Teacher Cindy)

June 7

  • 2nd Grade Visits Simpson Elementary

  • Last Day of Community Preschool (Teacher Laura & Teacher Brooke)

NOW ENROLLING! Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is now open. A child must be 5 years of age by August 31, 2019 in order to enroll in kindergarten. For those interested in preschool, please call the Beacon office at 360.249.4528 to schedule a FREE screening.

Students already attending school in Montesano DO NOT need to re-enroll for school next year.

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of May 20 - May 24, 2019

Monday, May 20

  • No Scheduled Activities

Tuesday, May 21

  • No Scheduled Activities

Wednesday, May 22

  • No Scheduled Activities

Thursday, May 23

  • No Scheduled Activities

Friday, May 24

  • Weather Make-up Day - School is in session on the regular schedule.

  • 1st Grade Field Trip to GHC Fish Lab

  • Last Day to Check Out Library Books

LOOKING AHEAD:

May 27

  • No School - Memorial Day

May 29

  • All Library Books Due

May 31

  • Kindergarten Performance, 1:45 p.m.

June 4

  • Special Guest Luncheon - more details coming soon!

NOW ENROLLING! Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is now open. A child must be 5 years of age by August 31, 2019 in order to enroll in kindergarten. For those interested in preschool, please call the Beacon office at 360.249.4528 to schedule a FREE screening.

Students already attending school in Montesano DO NOT need to re-enroll for school next year.

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of May 13 - May 17, 2019

Monday, May 13

  • Monte Marathon

Tuesday, May 14

  • Monte Marathon

  • PTO Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Beacon Library

Wednesday, May 15

  • Monte Marathon

Thursday, May 16

  • Monte Marathon

Friday, May 17

  • Monte Marathon

  • Jazz Band Assembly, 10:30 a.m.

  • PTO Family Fun Night, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Beacon Elementary

LOOKING AHEAD:

May 24

  • 1st Grade Field Trip to GHC Fish Lab

May 27

  • No School - Memorial Day

May 31

  • Kindergarten Performance, 1:45 p.m.

NOW ENROLLING! Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is now open. A child must be 5 years of age by August 31, 2019 in order to enroll in kindergarten. For those interested in preschool, please call the Beacon office at 360.249.4528 to schedule a FREE screening.

Students already attending school in Montesano DO NOT need to re-enroll for school next year.

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of May 6 - May 10, 2019

Monday, May 6

  • Monte Marathon begins (through May 17)

Tuesday, May 7

  • Monte Marathon continues

Wednesday, May 8

  • Monte Marathon continues

Thursday, May 9

  • Monte Marathon continues

  • Title I/LAP Parent Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, May 10

  • Monte Marathon continues

  • 5th Avenue Theater NW Bookshelf Assembly, 1:15 p.m.

LOOKING AHEAD:

May 14

  • PTO Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Beacon Library

May 17

  • Jazz Band Assembly, 10:30 a.m.

May 24

  • 1st Grade Field Trip to GHC Fish Lab

May 27

  • No School - Memorial Day

May 31

  • Kindergarten Performance, 1:45 p.m.

NOW ENROLLING! Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is now open. A child must be 5 years of age by August 31, 2019 in order to enroll in kindergarten. For those interested in preschool, please call the Beacon office at 360.249.4528 to schedule a FREE screening.

Students already attending school in Montesano DO NOT need to re-enroll for school next year.

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Beacon Week at a Glance

Week of April 29 - May 3, 2019

Monday, April 29

  • Kindergarten Swimming at YMCA

Tuesday, April 30

  • Kindergarten Swimming at YMCA

Wednesday, May 1

  • Kindergarten Swimming at YMCA

Thursday, May 2

  • Kindergarten Swimming at YMCA

Friday, May 3

  • Kindergarten Swimming at YMCA

LOOKING AHEAD:

May 9

  • Title I/LAP Parent Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

May 10

  • 5th Avenue Theater NW Bookshelf Assembly, 1:15 p.m.

May 14

  • PTO Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Beacon Library

May 17

  • Jazz Band Assembly, 10:30 a.m.

NOW ENROLLING! Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is now open. A child must be 5 years of age by August 31, 2019 in order to enroll in kindergarten. For those interested in preschool, please call the Beacon office at 360.249.4528 to schedule a FREE screening.

Students already attending school in Montesano DO NOT need to re-enroll for school next year.

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