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Book Fair Open at Picnic (Oct. 5) Fall Picnic has been moved to Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 5-7p.m. Book Fair will be open for final shopping from 5-6:45 p.m. Bill Spoon’s BBQ food truck will be there as well as King of Pops. Come enjoy entertainment by a DJ and our ever so popular cake walk! We are looking for volunteers to help with set up or clean up, and cake donations (homemade or store bought). If you’d like to volunteer, please sign up here.
PRM Spirit Wear - Order Now!two-raglan-tees Show your school spirit in style with Park Road Montessori tees, sweatshirts and accessories! Spirit wear is now available to order until Sept. 30 and will not be available again until March 2017.

Check out this year’s new colors and styles including baseball tees and hoodies, along with the PRM classics. Be ready for Friday Spirit Days!

Check out the 25th Anniversary Tees – limited edition! All proceeds help fund the 25th Anniversary Sculpture and Community Grounds.

Order with cash or check via paper form (sent home with your child), or check out www.parkroadmontessoristore.com for additional color options and/or to pay by credit card. Delivery to classrooms in mid-October.

Comments, questions, or suggestions? Contact your Spirit Wear volunteers at PRMspiritstore@gmail.com.

Invest in Your Child: With Your Help, We Can Make This Happen!Invest106 We are in the home stretch of the “Invest in Your Child” campaign. Friday is the last day you can donate to this fantastic cause. We have raised $6,682 and still have $25,818 to go in order to meet our goal of $32,500.

Donations can be made online or send in a check with a printable form to the school. No matter the amount you can offer, your help is important and very much appreciated!

Remember, teachers and students depend on these fund as they go directly into your children’s classrooms and help our teachers purchase new Montessori materials that your child will use every day. Your donations are tax deductible, and many employers will donate or provide a matching donation in your child’s name.

Our community of great families and tremendous staff and teachers are what makes PRM amazing! Thanks in advanced for your support.

Fall Gardening Day: Show Our Campus Some Love

You are invited to join us to help beautify our school campus on Fall Gardening Day. Check with your child’s teacher about what they might like done in their classroom gardens and work alongside students to help care for our campus.

We are always in need of help weeding and mulching. Any projects that involve digging or construction have to be approved. If you have questions or are not able to join us on that day but would like to help, contact Ms. Charlotte, our Experiential Science Curriculum Assistant who looks after our gardens and grounds.

Join the Paideia Picnics The Paideia Picnic Book Club kicks off in October! This club is open to all Lower Elementary students. Simply check the bulletin board outside Room 3 for the current book title and picnic time, and sign the clipboard. Parents and children read the book together at home.

On the day of the picnic, children bring their lunches and meet with Ms. Jennifer Moore on the front lawn for a Paideia style discussion about the book. (Parents are welcome, too.)

Look for some of the Paideia Picnic book titles at the book fair!

Schedule:
Oct. 28 – The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Dec. 2 – The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
Jan. 27 – The BFG by Roald Dahl
Feb. 24 – Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry
March 24 – Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo
April 28 – Skylark by Patricia MacLauchlan

PRM Spirit Night - Moved to Oct. 12 Come on out and join your PRM friends at Nothing But Noodles on Oct. 12. Both the Elizabeth and Stonecrest locations will host so pick whichever suits you best.

By supporting this event, Nothing But Noodles will give back 15% of all proceeds to our fabulous school and if we exceed $750, that number goes up to 25% so bring on the noodles! Please contact Jennifer Bagdan with any questions. Thanks!

Small Fundraisers = Big Impact Please relink your Harris Teeter VIC card here. Be sure to do this every year!

Drop off you wearable shoes to raise money for PRM! A collection bin is in the main lobby. World Wear Project distributes these shoes to people in need, while we raise money for our school. Shoes must be in wearable condition; they accept men’s, women’s, and children’s shoes.

North Star Reading Partners Initiative A great opportunity: Students below proficiency in reading will be paired with a mentor from the community. The reading partner will meet once a week to work on comprehension skills to help students reach proficiency by the end of the year.

If you are interested in being a North Star Volunteer, go to www.cmsvolunteer.com. Our initial training will be Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. in room 2. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kimberly or Mr. Andrew.

Thank you for supporting our student’s growth in literacy!

Key Testing Dates
The W-APT will be administered to all our English Language Learners throughout the month of September.

Mclass/Reading 3D will be administered to all K-3 grades from Sept. 7-30, 2016

MAP Reading and Math Testing will be administered for grades 2-6 Sept. 19 – Oct. 10, 2016

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