The Lions Den

The Lions Den Podcast

Season 1 Episode 3| Make Your Presence Known

March Events

This coming week (Mar. 2- 6th) Dr. Seuss Week

Monday (March 2)  Cat in the Hat!  Please have your child wear a black shirt and pants to school (or navy, or another dark color). We’ll be dressing up as the Cat in the Hat!

Tuesday (March 3)  Horton!  Dress in Grey sweatshirts/pants if you can!

Wednesday (March 4) Wacky Wednesday!  Wear a wacky outfit to school!  Mismatched clothes, backwards, inside out, wacky hair~ Be Wacky~ 

Thursday (March 5) Hat Day & Crazy Socks!  Wear your favorite hat and craziest socks to school!

Friday (March 6)  Pajama Day!

National Day on Unplugging/ Afternoon of Board Games

Friday, March 6th is the National Day of Unplugging. This day consists of a 24 hour period from sundown to sundown, to unplug, unwind, relax and do things other than using today's technology, electronics, and social media.  We will be recognizing this day at Montgomery this year! We are also asking students to bring in board games to be played in the afternoon. In the age of fast paced learning, it is imperative that we pump the brakes every now and then.  Allow our students to hit reset and collaborate with one another in a stress-free environment.

Collection Drive for the Emergency Goods Pantry at "A Woman's Place"

Until March 6th

Gr 6: plastic cups, plastic silverware

Gr 5: napkins, paper plates

Gr 4: bottled water, condiments (eg, ketchup, mustard, mayo, etc)

Gr 3: sponges, dishwasher detergent pods (pods only), dish soap

Gr 2: disinfecting wipes/disinfecting sprays (eg, Clorox), bleach

Gr 1: paper towels, laundry detergent pods (pods only)

KDG: toilet paper, large trash bags

Wednesday, March 11th

Hour Early dismissal (2:40pm)

Friday, March 20th

Multicultural Night

Monday, March 23rd

Some of our 5th and 6th graders will participate in the Reading Olympics Competition

Dock Mennonite Academy

Thursday, March 26th

9:15am Coffee Chat with 5th Grade Parents

Friday, March 27th

12:35pm Early Dismissal

Parent/ Teacher Conferences

Montgomery’s Got Talent event (Pennbrook MS)

On the Horizon

Spring Break

Wed. April 8th through Monday, April 13th

No School on Tuesday, April 28th

PSSA Dates

Reading 4/20, 4/21, & 4/22

Math 4/29 & 4/30

4th grade science-  5/4 & 5/5

Guests on Episode 3 of the Lions Den

Chief Scott Bendig- Chief of Police Montgomery Township Police Department

Mr. Chris Doerr- NPSD Coordinator of Emergency Management and Safe Schools

Mad Minute with Mrs. Janelle Lampitoc (2nd Grade Teacher)

The Lions Den- Episode 2 (February, 2020)

Episode 2: Climbing Fantastic Heights

Mini-THON Recap

  • 2020- $25,381.49

  • 7 year total- $193,392.49

Mrs. Green

  • Won the School Nurse Excellence Award for the Southeast region for the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP)

February Outlook

Thursday, February 6th- Black History Oratorical Competition

  • Jaden B.
  • Aliyah W.

  • Katherine P.

Saturday, February 8th-  Family Bowling Night in the gym

  • Begins at 3:00pm

Friday, February 14th and Monday, February 17th- NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, February 18th- Cyberbullying Assembly for 5th & 6th graders

Friday, February 21st-  Movie Night

  • Starts at 7:00pm

  • Abominable 

Thursday, February 27th- Coffee Chat for 4th grade parents

  • Please use the sign-up genius that was sent out via email

  • 9:15am in the cafeteria

On the Horizon

March 5th - Spring Pictures

March 27th- Trimester 2 Report Card Distribution

PSSA Schedule

Reading PSSA’s

  • Monday, 4/20

  • Tuesday, 4/21

  • Wednesday, 4/22

Math PSSA’s

  • Wednesday, 4/29

  • Thursday, 4/30

Science PSSA’s (4th Grade)

  • Monday, 5/4

  • Tuesday, 5/5

Episode 2-  Guests on The Lions Den

Dr. D’Ana Waters, NPSD Director of Curriculum and Equity

  • Her priority list as Director of Curriculum and Equity

  • What NPSD is doing to make sure our teachers and staff are prepared to serve our changing demographic.

Mrs. Toby Sterling 

  • 2019-2020 Mini-THON Recap ($25,381.47)

  • Origin of Montgomery’s Mini-THON

  • Evolution of Mini-THON (2013- Present)

  • Role of the Student Committee

Mini-THON Student Committee Members

  • 6th Graders- Allin and Natasha

The Lions Den- Episode 1 (January, 2020)

The Lions Den Highlights

January Outlook

This Thursday, January 9th 

  • Coffee Chat in the cafeteria at 9:15am for our 2nd grade parents.

  • If you haven’t done so, please register for this chat using the Sign-Up Genius that was sent out a few weeks ago.

Wednesday, January 15th

  • Hour Early Dismissal (2:40pm)

Thursday, January 16th

  • Winter White Out- Wear white

Friday, January 17th

  • Science Night will be held in the cafeteria (7:00pm)


No School on January 20th (Martin Luther King Day)

Saturday, January 25th

  • 6th Grade Pancake Breakfast (Applesbees on Knapp Road) 9:00am


NPSD Black History Oratorical Competition

In celebration of Black History, all North Penn students from grades 3-12 are invited to participate in this year’s Black History Oratorical Competition. The competition is designed to give North Penn public school students an opportunity to shine through public speaking while honoring Black history. Students will recite published speeches or poems from an African-American or Black leader such as Toni Morrison, Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jesse Jackson, or others. Your video submission is due on Friday, January 10th, and if selected, you will perform on stage in February for a chance to win some cool prizes. A google form was sent to all families, so sign up and show off your talent!


On the Horizon-  Mini-THON on Saturday, February 1st at the township community center.


Guests on The Lions Den


Mrs. Denise Ricci (Reading Specialist)

- brief description of DIBELS and Running Records and why we use these assessments

- strategies for parents to help their children read at home

Mrs. Marisa Green (School Nurse)

- Tips for combatting cold and flu season

- When and why should a student be kept home from school?

- Can a parent send medication to school?

- What should a parent expect if their child develops symptoms and becomes ill while in school?

Mad Minute with Mrs. Margie Weber (Kindergarten Teacher)