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H. W. Mountz Elementary School



Team Mountz Looks Ahead.......

Happy Thanksgiving
Dear HW Mountz Families,
As the week ahead unfolds with us preparing feasts and watching parades and football games, I would like to recognize how appreciative the staff at HW Mountz is for your constant dedication, support and collaboration.  Please take this time to enjoy Thanksgiving with friends and family.
Happy Thanksgiving,
Kerri Walsifer 
November 25-Dismissal at 12:40 PM for Thanksgiving Recess
November 26 & 27-School Closed for Thanksgiving  
November 30-Board of Education Meeting 7 PM 
December 2-PTA Meeting APR at 8:40 AM-Stand Up Desk Initiative Discussion
December 4-PTA Holiday Gift Fair Grades K-5 
December 8-11-Book Fair-More information to follow 
December 9-SLED meeting 7 PM 
December 10-Holiday Concert 7 PM
December 15-Songfest 9 AM 
December 17-Board of Education Meeting 7PM-Combined Workshop/Action Meeting 
December 23-Dismissal at 12:40 PM
December 24-January 3-Holiday Recess-School Closed 
January 4, 2016-School Re-Opens 
January 4, 2016-Board of Education Re-Organization Meeting 7 PM 
Benchmark Exam Schedule 
 November 19: Social Studies
November 20: Language Arts
November 23: Science 
November 24: Math
December 2: Spanish
    Superintendent Search Update

    The search for our new Chief School Administrator is proceeding very well.   Fifty-one applications were completed and submitted for the open position.  This represents a large amount of interest in our District. 

     The candidates were screened and interviewed by our search firm, The New Jersey School Boards Association and from that pool, the Board selected ten very highly qualified candidates for the first round of interviews with the whole Board of Education.   The first round of interviews are complete and we as a Board are extremely pleased and very impressed with the candidates that have applied to lead our school to the next level.   From that pool of ten candidates, the Board has selected five to move to "round two" of the interview process which will take place on November 4th and 5th.

    We are extremely thankful for the staff and community feedback in aiding us in the search process.   Although the search is confidential, your input will certainly help guide us in making the best choice of individual to lead our District.    Please see attched flyer with statistical information: CSA Search

    13-14 New Jersey School Performance Report-  Team Mountz is very proud of its school-wide performance and celebrates its Reward School Status and National Blue Ribbon Nomination.  Please view the 13-14 Performance Report and the Power Point Presentation made to the Spring Lake BOE and Community at the March 23, 2015 BOE Meeting.  13-14 Presentation  13-14 Performance Report
    Chromebook Take Home Policy-  Students in grades 3-8 may opt to take home their Chromebooks for use on school work.  If interested please visit the Chromebook Policy Handbook under Quicklinks and return the necessary forms.  
    Student Drop-Off and Pick-Up Reminders - Please take some time to read this important school safety letter on appropriate procedures for the arrival and pick-up of students.  Thank you for your support in ensuring the safety of all of our students.