MME in the News

November 11, 2016 Davis Enterprise
Music advocate Hiram Jackson to be honored at Harmony in Our Lives concert – Read about the amazing Hiram Jackson who assists the Bridge program as an organizer and facilitator of music education.

November 6, 2016 Davis Enterprise
Students see huge value from Measure H – Read quotes from students – including some MME students – about the value of Measure H to them.

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Voters will decide school board race, fate of Measure H – See how MME 1st Grade Teacher Janelle Campbell is getting involved in the Measure H and School Board elections.

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Davis children will be trick-or-treating for UNICEF – Read about how MME will participate in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign on Halloween.

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Measure H makes a huge difference in our elementary schools– Read about the support for Measure H from several DJUSD elementary school PTA/PTO presidents – including MME.

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Getting to know you: Davis school district welcomes new teachers – Read about the new hires throughout the district, including a list of new hires at MME and a spotlight on Heather Smith – a new reading specialist.

August 7, 2016 Davis Enterprise
South Davis library branch reopens Aug. 16 – Read about the reopening of the Yolo County Library Branch at MME after the temporary closure for summer work on the campus.

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School district leadership team sees some new faces – Read about the newly hired district leaders – including our very own new MME Principal Jennifer McNeil.

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Summer sees upgrades, maintenance at schools – Read about the work going on around the District – including upgrades at MME.

June 5, 2016 Davis Enterprise
The shelves are stocked at new STEAC food closet – Read about how the STEAC Executive Director Katy Zane displayed the winning posters in a STEAC-sponsored contest that involved fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders at Montgomery Elementary School.

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Tandem Foundation donates $30,000 in grants to support school programs – Read about the grant awarded to MME to be used for special education students.

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Montgomery Elementary gets garden grant from Nugget – Yolo Farm to Fork has announced the latest recipients of Nugget Markets’ annual school garden grants, including MME in Davis.

May 18, 2016 Davis Enterprise
Achievement gap, science standards on board agenda – Read about the School Board Agenda item regarding the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) that is being proposed for Montgomery Elementary School starting in the 2016-2017 school year.

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Students feel the beat in hands-on music assemblies – Read about the exciting music residency at MME with local recording artist and concert performer Joe Craven and visiting drummer Michelle Lovrich.

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Plicka, Kupa receive education awards – Read about how retiring MME Principal Sally Plicka received Excellence in Education awards from the Yolo County School Boards Association.

May 6, 2016 Davis Enterprise
School board fills three administrative posts, commissions parcel tax poll – Read how Jennifer McNeil will rejoin the Davis school district as principal at Montgomery Elementary School.

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Empower Yolo: Promotoras serve as treasured mentors – Read about MME’s very own Lourdes Sanchez and her work with the “Promotoras for Active Living” project through Empower Yolo and the Family Resource Center at MME.

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T Sisters concert raises money for summer literacy program – Read about the 4th annual Marguerite Montgomery Elementary PTA House Concert that will raise money to purchase books for the summer literacy program “Bags Full of Books.”

April 8, 2016 Davis Enterprise
School board hears updates on achievement gap, AIM, fire alarms – Read about Principal Sally Plicka’s presentation outlining multiple programs aimed at boosting the academic performance of English learners and students from lower-income households.

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April 3, 2016 Davis Enterprise
Montgomery Elementary principal announces her retirement – read about Sally Plicka, principal of Montgomery Elementary School for the past five years, who announced that she will retire at the end of the school year.

February 26, 2016 Davis Enterprise
missoula Blackbeard Montgomery elementary students perform ‘Blackbeard the Pirate’ – Read about how the MME PTA hosted the Missoula Children’s Theatre one-week residency program with 2 performances on Saturday, February 27th.

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No one eats alone at Montgomery Elementary – Read about how MME students joined children from more than 1,000 schools across the country for No One Eats Alone Day.

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February 7, 2016 Davis Enterprise
Inclusive activities planned at Montgomery – Read about how MME students plan a week of inclusive festivities this week, culminating in No One Eats Alone Day on Friday.

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$380,000 in clean air grants available for Yolo, Solano projects – Read about the 2016 Clean Air Funds program from Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District and see a picture of MME students riding their bikes to school.

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February 3, 2016 Davis Enterprise
Perfect equation: DHS senior aces AP exam – Read about how former MME student/current Davis High senior Matthew Cheung aced the AP Calculus AB exam with a perfect score, one of only 12 students around the world to do so.

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Davis youth mentoring challenge is underway – Read about the expanded mentoring opportunity called “buddy corps” at MME.

January 17, 2016 Davis Enterprise
Step up and be a mentor for Davis youths – Read about the importance of mentoring – like the Writing Buddies Program at MME – from the elected members of the Davis City Council and Davis Board of Education.

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January 8, 2016 Davis Enterprise
City and school district issue call for mentors – Read about the different community mentoring activities happening at MME.

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School board announces committee assignments – Read about the committee assignments of each School Board member, including Madhavi Sunder who was named as the Liaison to MME.

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Social service groups receive Biberstein grants – Read about how MME is the only elementary school to receive one of ten grants from a fund established by Congregation Bet Haverim, Jewish Fellowship of Davis.

November 19, 2015 Davis Enterprise
Big savings on 2015 Bike/Walk to School Day – Read about MMEs results on National Bike/Walk to School Day held on October 7, 2015.

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Buddies share a love of writing – Read about this year’s successful Writing Buddies Program at MME in Kelly Cooper’s second-grade classroom.

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Volunteers needed to help make reading fun for all – Adult readers are being recruited for the Dialogic Reading Project to read with children in transitional kindergarten classes in Davis, including MME.

October 6, 2015 Davis Enterprise
Satellite library marks five years – The fifth anniversary of the South Davis satellite branch library at Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury St., will be celebrated with a party at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10.

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September 18, 2015 Davis Enterprise
Writing Buddies volunteers needed – Read about this year’s Writing Buddies Program at MME in Kelly Cooper’s second-grade classroom and more how adult volunteers are needed.

September 15, 2015 Davis Enterprise
School district give students, families access to computers, Internet – Learn how two school libraries (and their computers) — at Davis High School and Montgomery Elementary — are open from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays for families to use computers, Chromebooks, Internet and printing services.

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How fast summer passed; school’s back – See how the first day of school – ever – was for students entering kindergarten and transitional kindergarten classes at MME.

August 5, 2015 Davis Enterprise
Round up for Montgomery – During August, the Davis Food Co-op is offering “Round Up at the Registers” for Montgomery Elementary School.

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Girl Scouts Help Out – Read about how local Girl Scout Troop 2070 earned their Girl Scout Bronze Award by volunteering as classroom aides for the migrant summer school program at MME.

June 11, 2015 Davis Enterprise
Librarians challenge kids to read a book a week during summer – Read the article by our MME Librarian, Nora Brazil, providing tips to help your child prevent the “summer slide”.

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May 21, 2015 Davis Enterprise
BMX stunt pros thrill students – Read about the special assembly presented at MME during May is Bike Month.

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May 21, 2015 Davis Enterprise
Grants from Tandem Foundation support classroom programs – Read about the plans for the >$2000 granted to MME.

April 26, 2015 Davis Enterprise
Free Family Bike Clinic set today – Read about the free Family Bike Clinic at Montgomery Elementary School for everyone in the Davis community.

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April 26, 2015 Davis Enterprise
Mamajowali will perform at benefit house concert – Read about the third annual house concert fundraiser Sunday, May 3, to benefit arts programs at Montgomery Elementary School.

April 19, 2015 Davis Enterprise
Students, families can get after-hours Internet access -Families are welcome at the Montgomery Elementary School Library during special hours where library computers and Chromebooks will be available for use with Wi-Fi connectivity.

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Maps provide suggested routes to school – Read about the updated Safe Routes to School and the new map posted at MME.

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A joyous Chávez celebration – See the city of Davis’ César Chávez Celebration at MME.

March 29, 2015 Davis Enterprise
Human Relations Commission hosts Chávez celebration – The 15th annual Davis César Chávez Celebration at MME MPR. Community members of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to attend this free family-friendly event.

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March 17, 2015 Davis Enterprise
Schools get grants for edible gardens – Read how Yolo Farm to Fork has awarded the Futures Grant to MME to help students develop the knowledge, interest, and excitement about foods they grow and eat.

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Young artists celebrated – Members of the MME School Chorus performed at the Young at Art Festival held Sunday at the Davis Arts Center.

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January 30, 2015 Davis Enterprise
Schools give parents tools to help kids thrive – Read about DJUSD’s Parent Engagement Night on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015.

January 13, 2015 Davis Enterprise
Auction benefits Montgomery Elementary School – The Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School PTA invites the Davis community to its 13th annual dinner and auction from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St.

December 16, 2014 Davis Enterprise
Grants help grow edible school gardens -Davis Farm to School, a program of Yolo Farm to Fork, announces that matching edible garden grants to enrich students’ education through garden-based learning have been awarded to nine Davis schools including MME.

November 4, 2014 Davis Enterprise
Kids get support on Bike/Walk to School Day – Read about the support at MME of School board member Susan Lovenburg and parents Mike Hansen, Merissa Leamy, Araceli Madrigal, Nora Brazil, Liane Moody, Gabriela Aguilar and Rachel Hartsough. Special thanks to the Make a Difference Club for making posters.

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October 16, 2014 Davis Enterprise
Future teachers get real-world experience in Davis classrooms – MMEs Kindergarten Teacher Amanda Zimmerman and the UC Davis Writing Ambassadors Program

September 19, 2014 Davis Enterprise
Little Free Libraries open at Montgomery – read about the books for children & adults, some in Spanish, now available from the two little libraries installed at our school

September 10, 2014 Davis Enterprise
Pilot program extends school day for Montgomery third-graders – Starting September 22, 2014

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September 3, 2014 Davis Enterprise
Garden celebrations are part of back-to-school activities – read about MME’s School Garden, our own Judy Leatherman, and the Yolo County Farm to Fork “Futures” Grant awarded to MME (the only school in Davis to receive this grant!)

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School district welcomes bumper crop of new staff as school year begins – read more about MME teachers Ramona Torres (1st Grade) & Javier Rojo (6th Grade)

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August 3, 2014 Davis Enterprise
Davis Farm to School thanks custodians at annual awards luncheon – MME’s very own Stan Hagan

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School librarians urge students to ‘go nuts’ for summer reading – by Nora Brazil

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Montgomery students enjoy hands-on science – Science Fair


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Montgomery’s dual immersion program draws praise – Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Program

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Students take up baton and try conducting at Montgomery Elementary  – Performing Arts Opportunities

November 12, 2013 Davis Enterprise
Dia de los Muertos celebration

November 5, 2013 Davis Enterprise
The write stuff: Volunteers and student buddies share stories and friendship

October 3, 2013 Davis Enterprise
Teacher gets surprise gift of classroom supplies

September 6, 2013 Davis Enterprise
New volunteer writing program begins at Montgomery Elementary – Writing Buddies program

August 29, 2013 Davis Enterprise
Hopes and tears – First day of school

April 23, 2013 Davis Enterprise
Performer Joe Craven entertains at a K-3 assembly at MME, More photos

September 12, 2012 Davis Enterprise
New center helps with struggling families’ needs – Grand opening of Family Resource Center

August 23, 2012 Davis Enterprise
A smooth first day for most Davis students

August 12, 2012 Davis Enterprise
New Spanish Immersion classes at Montgomery still have a few open seats

October 6, 2011 Davis Enterprise
Learning comes alive – New computer lab equipment was funded in part by the MME PTA!