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Last Call for Yearbook Photos We are still collecting candid photos for the yearbook – all photos must be submitted by next Thursday, Feb. 18. We especially need photos from Winter Village and classroom photos from Ms. Jeanne, Ms. Priti and Ms. Ruth. All photos can be emailed to Carter Herndon.

And remember pre-ordering for the 2015-16 PRM school yearbooks has begun, and is available through March 11! You MUST pre-order your yearbook as we will not order extra copies to sell later. Each yearbook costs $15. You may order online. (Please read the online ordering instructions carefully to ensure your yearbook makes it to your child.) Thank you!

Fun Night for Lower El and Primary Students Please join us Friday, February 12, after school for a FUN NIGHT sponsored by Ms. Michelle’s and Ms. Barbara’s class! If you are interested in getting away for a nice evening while your Lower El or Primary children are taken care of by teachers and students, this is for you!

Your children will enjoy a snack, fun games, dinner and a movie, all for just $15! Our Upper El students will get your child from their class after school to enjoy our fun night. Please make sure they are picked up by 8:30 p.m. in the first trailer, room C5.

We will accept the first 30 Lower Elementary or Primary children that respond by Thursday, Feb 11. Please click here to print and fill out the permission slip in its entirety, which is needed to attend. Return in an envelope with payment included and Ms. Michelle’s name on the front. You will receive confirmation within 24 hours of receipt of payment that your information has been received.

Questions? Please contact Cyndi Klein.

Sweet Weekend at SAS Cupcakes Mark your calendars for one sweet weekend! PRM will be partnering with SAS Cupcakes on the weekend of 2/26 – 2/28. Both SAS Cupcake locations will be participating; Rivergate, 14130 Rivergate Parkway, and Blakeney, 9941 Rea Rd.

For every cupcake purchased, SAS cupcakes will give one dollar back to PRM. Please contact Jennifer Bagdan with any questions.

CMS Student Assignment Survey The School Board is seeking input from parents, CMS employees and other Mecklenburg County residents to help inform how CMS students are assigned to schools. The survey is part of the Board’s comprehensive student assignment review process which started in February 2015 and is expected to continue throughout the year. Survey results will be used to inform any changes to the district’s student assignment plan, which would take effect in the 2017-2018 school year.

Survey details:

  • Closes Feb. 22, 2016.
  • The online survey can be taken on any computer or mobile device. Simply go to the CMS website and click on the “Student Assignment Survey” link at the top of the homepage. You can also access the survey on any school website. The online survey can be taken in English or Spanish.
  • Paper copies in English or Spanish will also be available at every CMS school front office and the Smith Family Center. Individual paper copies in other languages will be made available upon request.

PRM Family Directory Now Available Thank you to all of the PRM families that participated in this year’s Family Directory. It is now available here — but please remember that in order to have access to the directory you need to have provided your family’s information.

The directory is password protected, as in years past. If you are a Directory member, please contact Dianna Byers. (It is the same as it was last year.)

6th-Grade Montessori Survey Now is the most exciting time for CMS Secondary Montessori! Our middle school program has quickly become a regional model for many other public schools, and we are thrilled to continue that momentum in our high school program, starting in August 2016!

So long as you do not opt out via the CMS lottery, your rising sixth-grader will be automatically assigned to the CMS Secondary Montessori program at Sedgefield Middle School. We kindly ask for 100% participation from all sixth-grade families, as your input will enable us to properly plan for the 2016-2017 school year. One submission per family, please. None of the information provided in this survey will be shared publicly and is for planning purposes only.

You’re invited to fill out the form Secondary Montessori survey for rising sixth-grade families. To fill it out, click here.

Small Fund-Raisers = Big Impact Thanks to your efforts we continue to make progress towards our Small Fundraising goal. In January we raised an additional $223.57, increasing our total to $2,382.05. Please be sure to send in any Box Tops you’ve been collecting by Wednesday, February 27th, so that they can count towards this year’s fundraising goal. Any Box Tops submitted afterwards will still be collected but will be applied to next year’s goal.

    • Target Red Card – 68 families / $1,411.22
      Box Tops – 151 supporters online / $461.90 in Box Top donations
      Harris Teeter – 94 families / $420.52 since 8/1/2015
      Toys & Co. – $65.41.
  • Let Me Run Is Back! Attention 4th, 5th and 6th grade boys… Let Me Run is coming back to Park Road Montessori and it’s time to register for our 2016 spring season!

    Let Me Run is a program designed to inspire boys, through the power of running, to be themselves, to build healthy relationships and to live an active lifestyle. The 2016 spring season will begin on April 5 with twice weekly sessions continuing for 7 weeks. Our team practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15pm to 5:30pm at Park Road Montessori, and will end with the Let Me Run 5k race finale on Saturday, May 21.

    Registration begins on Monday, February 15! To register and to learn more about Let Me Run at www.LetMeRun.org. For questions about Let Me Run at Park Road, email coach Dave Edwards or phone/text at (704) 609-0055.

    Let Me Run… preparing boys for the long run!

    Top 5 Reasons to Serve on the 2016 – 2017 PTO Executive Board For years parents and teachers of Park Montessori have effectively joined forces to ensure a wholesome educational community that supports educational growth and academic advantages for our students. Each school year, a core group of involved parents and teachers go above and beyond the call of duty by taking an active role on the school’s PTO Executive Board and various supporting PTO committees.

    There are plenty of reasons and opportunities to join the PRM PTO Board (even for the most time-constrained parents).

    Below are the top five reasons to join the 2016 – 2017 PTO:
    5. Children are proud of their parent’s involvement.
    4. PTO involvement is flexible -based on your availability.
    3. Students benefit academically from parent involvement with the PTO.
    2. Our PTO is based on organization, not solicitation.
    1. The PTO is integral in educating parents, which strengthens the education of our children.

    The current PRM Nomination Committee (Toni Emehel, Jay Audino, Emily Meeker, Ericka Stockton and Shauna Stroud) is in the process to prepare PTO officers for the upcoming school year. Available positions requiring nomination are as follows:

    2016 – 2017 PTO Board Positions
    Vice President
    Treasurer
    Secretary
    Fundraising Coordinator
    Communications Coordinator
    Social/Committee Coordinator
    [Note: For the 2016 – 17 school year, the position of President is already filled by the current Vice President, Toni Emehel.]

    Please email Toni Emehel by February 22, 2016, if you have questions or would like to volunteer for an executive officer role in the upcoming school year. If you do not have a desire to fill an executive officer position, there are several other committees that need chairs and supporting members. Please click on the Sign-up Genius for the different committees and sub-committees. PRM PTO welcomes suggestions and ideas for committees that are not on the list.

    Learn More About Sedgefield MontessoriDid you miss our January 14 Open House? We missed you! Check out this slide show, which outlines a day in the life of a Secondary Montessori student, performance data and more. For those of you interested in information about our high school program, starting in August 2016, read an Overview of Traditional and Montessori High School and consult our list of frequently asked questions. Also, we welcome 8th grade families with prior Montessori experience to apply to our high school program. Read more about that here.

    If you are considering Secondary Montessori for your family, we encourage you to take some time to meet our amazing teachers, see the classrooms and immerse yourself in all things Montessori.

    PRM Updates