The Montrose Playground Project is really picking up steam and rolling towards the goal to renovate the Montrose Playground.

May features some big events planned with a Black Tie & Blue Jean Backyard BBQ and Monty’s 5K.

Check out the project website at for details.


April 15th was Try It Tuesday!

During lunch, students had the opportunity to try Black Bean Brownies! The brownies went over really well and were delicious.

If you would like to try them at home, the recipe follows:


  • 1 can (15.5 oz) of black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 8X8 square baking pan.
  2. Combine black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract and sugar in a blender; blend until smooth; pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top of mixture (optional).
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.


The Montrose Fun For All hosted by the Montrose Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) was a blast! Mother Nature gave us a break and Montrose Elementary was transformed into a carnival midway of sorts, complete with games, concessions, activities and prizes!

The famous Cake & Candy Walk, the Legendary Goldfish Room, the Velcro Wall and the Star Wars Nerf Room were all a huge hit with the students.

Concessions and lunch options were available, including a tasty Taco Salad. The cotton candy machine was a show all on it’s own, ask Mr. Hoover!

Thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers that did so much to make the day a huge success!


Chipotle Mexican Grill in Bexley hosted a fundraising dinner for the Montrose PTO on Tuesday, February 25th, and Montrose families came out in full force to show appreciation. 50% of the proceeds from all receipts that mentioned Montrose will be donated back to the Montrose PTO.

Thanks Chipotle! Make sure next time you are in for a meal to let them know how much we appreciate their support.


Frigid End to Winter Break

December 20, 2013

The 2013-2014 Winter Break was extended due to a Polar Vortex that ushered in some of the coldest air in twenty years. Students were scheduled to return to school on Monday, January 6th, but due to sub-zero wind chills, Bexley schools were closed until Wednesday, January 8th.

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PTO Meeting Guest Speaker

December 9, 2013

On December 10th, at the Montrose PTO meeting, ¬†guest speaker Kimberly Brazwell, Bexley’s School-Community Support Specialist, spoke about her vision to eliminate non-academic barriers to success. Additional information about Ms. Brazwell can be found by clicking here, which will take you to her page on the Bexley Schools website.

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Bexley Festival Of The Arts

November 7, 2013

The weather outside may have been frightful, but inside Montrose was so delightful. Some vendors braved the blizzard like conditions the night before, to load the Montrose Gym with their lovely arts and crafts. The sun came out on the day of the event and the remaining vendors unloaded. Plenty of people strolled through the […]

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Montrose PTO Annual Spaghetti Dinner

November 6, 2013

The Annual Montrose PTO Spaghetti Dinner was a blast! On Thursday Night, November 14, families and friends of Montrose filled the Montrose Cafe, donned mustaches and enjoyed a great Italian spaghetti dinner and plenty of fun. Dinner included: Spaghetti with choice of meat or marinara sauce and Focaccia bread from BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, salad, milk […]

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Montrose Night at Piada

October 1, 2013

Thanks to the Bexley location of Piada for hosting Montrose Night. We hope to continue a partnership with them, so that we can continue to have these nights from time to time.

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Montrose Skate Party at United Skates

September 15, 2013

Families of Montrose Elementary laced up the skates and had a glowing good time, at the United Skates of America on Monday night, October 7th. Glow sticks were passed out to the first 25 students to show up and additional glow sticks were available for purchase. The skating parties usually happen a couple times a […]

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