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Montessori Mornings: Enrollment Extended

Spring Montessori Mornings registration will be open an extra week!

Check out two new offerings: 1) Ms. Chemise will bring her expertise in the art of dance to kids in grades K though 6, culminating in an optional performance at the Spring picnic. 2) Keep It Moving with Ms. Jocelyn will start your child’s week off right on Monday mornings (3rd-6th).

We also have spots available in the ever-popular Pottery class, which will be held on Fridays this session, along with Monday tennis (2nd-6th) and Wednesday Mixed Media art (3rd-6th), plus other options.

Register here!

Preorder Your Yearbook!
IT’S THAT TIME! We have an exciting new yearbook website to make sharing photos and ordering your yearbook easy and fun.

Please sign up for Pictavo Community by visiting www.pictavo.com. [Tab: Parent > new Pictavo Community > enter our school code 72797 > create a login and verify your email].

Upload photos into your child’s teacher album or the appropriate event album. These will be used in the yearbook so PLEASE participate to make it a success! (We will only use this app/website for sending in yearbook photos now).

Go to the “Shop My School” tab on the main menu and purchase your yearbook. The cost is $15 and they are on sale NOW THROUGH MARCH 1st. You will provide your child’s name and teacher name and pay online. Yearbooks will be delivered to classrooms. Don’t miss the deadline!

Please direct any questions to prmyearbook@gmail.com. Thank you!

More Than 100 Trees Added to Campus
Last Saturday, volunteers from PRM, TreesCharlotte and the community gathered to beautify the PRM campus. With their hard work, they were able to add more than 100 new trees throughout the school grounds. Thank you!
Parent Ed Night to Return in April

Parent Ed Night was a great opportunity to learn more about Montessori and hear from a variety of teachers at all grade levels.

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend.

Our next Parent Education night will be April 24.

Popular sessions from last week will be repeated.

Free child care will also be offered.

A big shout-out to the volunteers who helped to organize the child watch.

SLT Parent Positions Open
We have parent positions to fill on our School Leadership Team for the 2018-19 school year. This team is made up of school staff and parents who typically serve a three-year term. The School Leadership Team oversees the implementation of the School Improvement Plan, which is our guiding document for student achievement, parent involvement, and adherence to the Montessori Philosophy.

We meet on the third Friday of each month at 7:30 am. If this is something that interests you please review and complete this questionnaire. Completed responses should be emailed to Ms. Melanie. If you need a paper copy of the questionnaire, they will be available in the front office.

PRM Needs GOTR Coaches!
If interested in coaching our awesome PRM GOTR team, please consider! We are searching for coaches and assistant coaches! Grab your Gal Pal and check out this amazing opportunity at:
https://www.gotrcharlotte.org/Coach

GOTR Registration for 3rd – 5th Grade Girls UNDERWAY now at https://www.gotrcharlotte.org/Register-Now

Practice is Mondays/Wednesdays 4:15-5:30 pm.
Season Begins Week of 2/12/18.

Get Camp Invention on Your Calendar
Camp Invention is back this summer at PRM! The dates are June 18-21, 2018, from 8:30-4:30. Camp Invention engages children in fun, hands-on activities that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and curiosity. This year’s theme is Fast Forward, which includes four sessions guided by PRM teachers during each day: Optibot, Robotic Pet Vet, Mod My Mini Mansion, and Stick To It.

Register NOW at www.campinvention.org. Take advantage of these promo codes: SUMMERFUN for $35 off for alumni only until February 9, 2018 and IDEAS25 for $25 for new campers until March 23, 2018.

Why We Sell Autobell Gift Cards

Each year, our Upper El Students sell Autobell gift cards to help pay for their overnight field trip to MTOS (Mountain Trail Outdoor Leadership School) in Hendersonville, NC. The majority of the trip is covered by family fees, but we supplement the fees through this fundraiser to ensure every child is able to attend this community-building trip.

Fifth-grader Lauren Pugh writes: “Some of the you might be thinking, why do we have to go to MTOS – we can do all the stuff that they do at MTOS right here in Charlotte. Well, you could just put up a few poles and call it an orienteering course, but it wouldn’t be the same. Especially with activities like forest ecology and water ecology. … When we do forest ecology we always hike up a mountain and learn about plants and animals on the way up, then we do a solo hike on the way down.”

Read more here about why she values the annual event.

This year, our goal for Autobell is to sell 1,150 tickets. We’re halfway to our goal and need your help! Buy tickets online or approach any Upper El student for tickets. Coming soon to carpool line!!

For every $20 gift card sold, $10 comes back to our school. Thanks for supporting our school’s unique curriculum.

Learn About Volunteer Options via Text

We need you!! Get a text when a new volunteer opportunity is available.

To receive text notifications from PRM PTO Volunteers via Remind.com, text the message @3edf4k to the number 81010. We will let you know when a sign-up is available for events such as Book Fair, Teacher Appreciation and much more. Join Us!

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