Positive Behavior Programs

Honor Roll

Honor Roll is a special accommodation awarded to students who reach certain academic goals throughout the year. You must be in grades 4-6 to be eligible for the program.

  • Gold Honor Roll is awarded to students who receive all A's on their report card and demonstrate satisfactory citizenship (no N's or U's).
  • Silver Honor Roll is awarded to students who receive all A's and B's on their report card and no N's or U's.
  • Principal's Award is special recognition for students who are working at the best of their abilities and consistently give a 100% effort throughout the trimester.

Report cards are given out each trimester. Students have three opportunities over the course of the school year to reach Honor Roll.

Young Authors

Once a month students from kindergarten through 6th grade are recognized by their classroom teacher for their fantastic effort in writing. Parents and students are welcome to visit Montgomery’s library and view our display of young authors.

Reading at Home (RAH)

Reading at Home (RAH) is a PTA sponsored program that encourages students to read when they are away from school. Students record the number of minutes they read and/or an adult reads to them each day. Students are eligible to participate in our weekly drawing for children books.


Glider Grams Citizens

Teachers and/or staff members recognize students weekly who have demonstrated exemplary citizenship by being helpful and courteous to both adults and students. Students are eligible to participate in our weekly drawing for prizes.

Principal's Lunch Bunch

Once a month students from grades 1 through 6 are selected by the classroom teacher to enjoy a pizza lunch hosted by Mr. Ramos. Students are selected based on their fantastic effort in class and on the playground.

Flag Saluters


Project Cornerstone

The ABC Program is Project Cornerstone's literature-based program addressing important issues like respect, tolerance, honesty, peaceful conflict resolution, taking a stand against bullying behaviors, and refusing to participate in gossip. Parent and caregiver volunteers read specially selected books then lead discussions and activities that help teach valuable lessons related to these issues.

The program's goal is to help school communities achieve the following:

  • Create a common language and vocabulary about student respect and behavior expectations among all members of the school community — students, parents and caregivers, teachers and staff.
  • Help students develop skills to handle physical, verbal, relational and digital bullying and to STAND UP if they see someone else being bullied.
  • Increase the number of caring adults on campus so that all students feel that there is at least one adult they can turn to if they have a problem.
  • Contribute to a positive school climate where every student feels valued and supported to achieve and thrive.

ABC Program Books
During the school year, 8 books are read, once monthly (skipping December and June.) The ABC program is a cumulative program spanning 3 years, so books are repeated every three years.

Get Involved – Become a Volunteer Reader
Spending an hour in your child's class can make a world of difference. It's a great opportunity for moms, dads, grandparents and family friends to support children in a meaningful way. For more information, contact the school office or go to the Project Cornerstone website.

John J. Montgomery Elementary School

  • 2010 Daniel Maloney Dr.
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  • San Jose, CA 95121
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  • Phone: 408-270-6718
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  • Fax: 408-223-4848
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