Montevideo Elementary School

Principal's Message




September 15, 2017

Dear Montevideo Parents and Families,


It is hard to believe that we have already completed a full month of school!  Time seems to just go faster and faster each year.  My heart is filled with an immense sense of pride for all of our Mustangs that come each and every day ready to learn, ready to try their best, and ready to be the best Mustang that they can possibly be! 


On that note, September is Attendance Awareness month and our County Office of Education continues its initiative to remind us all that Every School Day Counts!  While we count on parent partnership to keep ill children home, we also count on parent partnership to reserve school breaks for family trips and vacations.  Here are some quick facts on why school attendance is so important:

  • Research shows that students who attend school every day in the primary grades are far more likely to read proficiently by 3rd grade.
  • For every day of school missed, it takes three days to make up what was taught.
  • By the 6th grade, chronic absence is a leading indicator of whether a student will drop out of high school.


Next Friday will be our first Movie Night, and I cannot wait to see “Boss Baby”.  I hope all of you enjoy this fall-like weather and have a great weekend!




Katie Cavanaugh


Montevideo Elementary School