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. 

Winter Conferences

Beacon Elementary will be holding winter conferences Thursday, February 8 and Friday, February 9. Beacon students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. on these days. There is no preschool on Thursday, February 8.

Your child’s teacher has maintained documentation of the progress your student has made toward achieving grade level standards. At this conference the teacher will be able to provide detailed information regarding skills which have been attained and those skills on which your student needs to focus for the remainder of the year. Report cards will be mailed home on February 2.

In some cases teachers will not request a conference. Parents do have the option to request a conference if desired. Please watch for the conference form to come home in your child’s boomerang. If you would like a conference with one of the specialists, please call the Beacon office at 360-249-4528 to arrange an appointment.

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Winter Concerts at Beacon

Beacon Elementary is proud to present our winter vocal concert series. Students have been rehearsing and are eager to show off their musical talent for their families and friends.

  • Monday, December 11 - 2nd Grade Performance
  • Tuesday, December 12 - 1st Grade Performance
  • Wednesday, December 13 - Kindergarten Performance


All concerts will be held in the Beacon multipurpose room and are scheduled to begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

Students will be performing a selection of their favorite winter songs under the direction of music teacher Mr. Jeremy Morita. It is sure to be a delight!

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Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day at Beacon Elementary will be on Tuesday, November 14th.

If you would like the photographer to retake your student's photo, simply return your original package on Picture Retake Day.

If you would like to place a new order, order forms are available in the Beacon office or you can order online at using Picture Day ID: LS217026Q1.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your picture order, please contact Lifetouch directly at 1-866-955-8342.

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Early Dismissal Days/Conference Week Schedule

There will be early dismissal on Friday, November 3rd. Beacon Elementary will dismiss at 12:00 p.m.

There will be early release days Monday, November 6th through Thursday, November 9th at Beacon Elementary and Simpson Elementary for conferences.

  • Beacon will dismiss at 12:00 p.m. 
  • Simpson will dismiss at 12:10 p.m.
  • Montesano Jr./Sr. High School will dismiss at 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday ONLY (regular schedule Monday and Tuesday).
  • There is no school for all students on Friday, November 10th in observance of Veterans Day.


Morning and afternoon preschool students will attend their regular schedule on Monday and Tuesday. There will not be any preschool classes Wednesday, November 8 and Thursday, November 9th.

If you have any questions, please contact the Beacon office at 360-249-4528.

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PTO Family Fun Night Costume Bingo

Thursday, October 26

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Simpson Elementary Gym

Come in costume if you would like. Play bingo and win some wonderful prizes! Snacks and beverages will be provided. All bingo games, prizes, and snacks are free. Students must be accompanied by an adult.

The PTO will be selling Bulldog gear. Now is a good time to plan ahead for holiday gifts. Last year's gear will be on clearance!

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The Great Pumpkin Reading Challenge

Beacon students will participate in The Great Pumpkin Reading Challenge October 9 - 30. The challenge is designed to promote reading, and the goal is to create a special “Reading Pumpkin Patch” in each classroom. The pumpkin patch is created when students read at home (or the younger students are read to) and parents sign a reading participation pumpkin. This pumpkin is then added to the patch when a student brings it with a signature from home. The number of minutes students read will be recorded in each classroom. If students are successful in creating a worthy pumpkin patch, as indicated by the total number of minutes read, the class will receive a Great Pumpkin reward party. As the Reading Pumpkin Patch grows, The Great Pumpkin will be watching and visiting. Students should look for signs that The Great Pumpkin has visited their classroom. So read at home, and make those pumpkin patches grow!

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Picture Day is Coming!

Picture Day is Wednesday, September 27 & Thursday, September 28

Parents can order online at

Picture Day ID: LS217026Q0

  • No need to send cash or flyer back to school when you order online
  • See more options available online
  • Use credit card or PayPal on their secure site

Picture Day Schedule

September 27

  • Teacher Christine, Teacher Cindy
  • Mrs. Parker
  • Mrs. Craig
  • Ms. Clezie
  • Mrs. Cady
  • Ms. Cokeley
  • Mrs. Johansen
  • Ms. LaDue
  • Ms. Rydman

September 28

  • Teacher Christine, Teacher Cindy
  • Mrs. LaLonde
  • Ms. Girts
  • Mrs. Freeman
  • Mrs. Blancas
  • Mrs. Mann
  • Mrs. Plato
  • Mrs. Blazek
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Beacon Special Guest Lunch

Parents and special guests are invited to join their students for lunch on Friday, September 22.

Pizza will be served with salad, fruit, veggies, and milk. Prices are $4.00 for adults and $2.75 for children. Exact change or check is appreciated.

Please R.S.V.P. to 360-249-4528.

Extended Lunch & Recess Schedule on September 22:

 1st Grade

Food Service:  11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Recess:            11:25 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

2nd Grade

Food Service:  11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Recess:            11:55 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.


Food Service:  12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Recess:            12:25 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

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Highly Capable Program Referrals

The Montesano School District is accepting referrals for our Highly Capable Program in all grades K-12 for the 2017-18 school year.

Referral forms are available in the school office or by clicking on the links below. Parent permission is needed to release students from class to participate in the testing. Forms are due back to school by Friday, September 29th.

Referral Form

Permission to Test

Forms are available in Spanish upon request.


For more information, please contact Julie Aldrich at 360-249-4331 or

*Forms turned in after the September 29th deadline will be considered for evaluation next year.  After the referral form is turned in, parents/guardians will need to give their permission by October 6th for students to be tested. If your student has been tested in both of the previous two consecutive years, please contact Julie Aldrich at 360-249-4331 before referring your child for reevaluation again this year. Students already enrolled in the Hi Cap Program do not retest each year.

WAC definition of Highly Capable:
Students who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments. Outstanding abilities are seen within students’ general intellectual aptitudes, specific academic abilities, and/or creative productivity within a specific domain. These students are present not only in the general populace, but are present within all protected classes.
Students who are highly capable may possess, but are not limited to, these learning characteristics:
  1. Capacity to learn with unusual depth of understanding, to retain what has been learned, and to transfer learning to new situations
  2. Capacity and willingness to deal with increasing levels of abstraction and complexity earlier than their chronological peers
  3. Creative ability to make unusual connections among ideas and concepts
  4. Ability to learn quickly in their area(s) of intellectual strength
  5. Capacity for intense concentration and/or focus
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Please join us for an open house on Monday, August 28 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for the students and their families to meet the teachers and see the classrooms. 

The first day of school for 1st and 2nd grades is Wednesday, August 30. 

The first day of school for Kindergarten is Tuesday, September 5.

The first day of school for Preschool is Wednesday, September 6.

All student school supplies will be provided by the school. You will still need to provide a backpack, lunch box and water bottle (if necessary) for your child.

We are excited for another wonderful school year! See you soon!

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Beacon Elementary is currently closed for summer break. The office will reopen August 21, 2017. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the district office at 249-3942. 

Parents can expect to receive instructions by mail in early August to update student information in Skyward Family Access. Class placement can be viewed after the information update is complete.

Please join us for an open house on Monday, August 28, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parents and students may visit the classroom, meet the teacher, and receive other important information.

Have a fun and safe summer!

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End of Year Parent Luncheon

Parents and special guests are invited to join their students for lunch on Friday, June 2. Lunch will be a choice of hamburger or hot dog, served with baked beans, fresh fruit, veggies, and milk.

Prices are $3.75 for adults and $2.65 for additional children (non-students). Exact change or check is appreciated.

Please R.S.V.P. to 249-4528.

Extended Lunch & Recess Schedule on June 2:

1st Grade                                             

  • Food Service:   11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Recess:             11:25 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

2nd Grade                                            

  • Food Service:   11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Recess:             11:55 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.


  • Food Service:   12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Recess:             12:25 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
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Kindergarten Assembly

Parents are invited to join Beacon Elementary on Wednesday, May 31, at 1:20 p.m. for an assembly presented by the kindergarten classes. The kindergarteners will celebrate the end of the year by reciting an ABC Farewell poem. They will also perform a selection of songs under the direction of music teacher Mr. Jeremy Morita.

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Open Enrollment for 2017-2018

Will your child be 5 years old by August 31st? It's time to enroll in kindergarten!

New student enrollment may be completed online using the Skyward Family Access system. Click here to enroll online. 

A legal birth certificate and a current immunization record are required at the time of enrollment. Click here for additional information regarding preschool and kindergarten enrollment requirements.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with the principal to discuss your child’s learning style or needs for the upcoming school year, please contact the Beacon Elementary office at (360) 249-4528.

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