Welcome New and Returning Montgomery Families!
Welcoming Day for Prekindergarten through 8th grade will be held on Thursday, August 29th. It is a busy day, and we have a number of events planned, so please read the schedule below to see what events you should plan to attend on this day. Attendance on Welcoming Day often ensures a more comfortable first day of School for students. Kindergarten through 8th grade students must wear their School uniform to Welcoming Day.
New Family Luncheon: 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM
For all new Lower School Families
All new Lower School families are invited to the New Family Luncheon, which will be held in the Dining Room. Please plan to arrive on campus at 11:30 am. Parents may park in any available parking spaces on campus and proceed to the Dining Room to register. There you will have lunch with your children, mentor families and other Montgomery School community members. At 12:15 pm you will meet with Drew Cocco (Director of Enrollment), Susan Marotta (Lower School Head) and Sally Keidel (Head of School). At the end of this session, all new families should report to Bell Hall to check in, and then proceed to your child's classroom to meet the homeroom teacher.
Middle School Orientation: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
For all 6th grade families and families new to Middle School
Parents of all 6th grade students and parents of all new Middle School students should plan to attend the parent orientation session in the Bennett Hill Library from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm where they will meet with Paulsson Rajarigam (Middle School Head). A boxed lunch will be available for parents at 12:30 pm. Families should plan to check in outside the dining room by 11:30 am.
All students entering 6th grade and all new students in 7th and 8th grades are required to participate in the Middle School Student Orientation program from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. This will help to prepare these students for their first day of School the following Tuesday, September 3rd, and for the new experiences of Middle School. Students will meet in the library and will then have lunch with their advisor groups.
All School Welcoming Day: 1:00 - 2:30 PM
For all Montgomery School Families
All new and returning families should check-in at Bell Hall on Welcoming Day anytime between 1:00 - 2:00 pm. “Check-in” ensures that all necessary forms have been completed and turned in. Our Division Heads, School Counselor, Dr. Taryn Conroy, and School Nurse, Kim Baggio, will be available in Bell Hall. Please feel free to stop by to see them, but please make an appointment if you wish to have any substantive conversation.
Representatives from the MSCA (our parents association) will be in Bell Hall to meet you and will be available to answer any questions about volunteer opportunities.
Be sure to stop by the Afternoons table to meet Wendy Walton and learn more about our Afternoons and Enrichment Programs.
In the Classrooms
Teachers will be available to greet both parents and students in their classrooms.
In the Rack
Gently used uniforms will also be available for purchase at The Rack, located outside the Farmhouse.
As a reminder, classes begin on Tuesday, September 3rd!