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New PRM Magnets! Get a $1 Trade-In Credit New PRM magnet designs are here! The production process used for these mags should allow them to stay looking nice in the elements. If you would like to trade in your old PRM magnet (any generation) and upgrade to a new magnet, we are offering a $1 trade-in credit, CASH OR CHECK ONLY, for your old magnets. New magnets are $5, or $4 with a trade-in. We will have a trade-in station in the PRM office through Dec. 19 with exact cash or check only.
Sedgefield Montessori Offers Camp During Jan. 23 Teacher Work Day Your Upper El kids are invited to participate in Sedgefield Montessori Kid’s Camp. This event takes place during all of the teacher work days throughout the school year. The next one is coming up Jan. 23. It is a perfect blend of Montessori ideas:
– The 7th and 8th graders at Sedgefield Montessori will be organizing and leading activities for the campers.
– The Upper El kids get to see what it’s like in the Montessori middle school.
– Parents get to drop their kids off knowing they are spending the day with their Montessori peers.
– New friends are made from all the Montessori elementary schools so that middle school can be a reunion of those friendships.

Please consider sending your child and their Upper El Montessori friends to this upcoming camp and future camps to help us build this amazing fund-raising opportunity that benefits our whole Montessori community. To sign up, click here.

Help a PRM Student With Her Girl Scout Troop's Shoe Drive Hi, my name is Elle and I am a member of Girl Scout Troop 2016. We are collecting shoes to benefit an organization called Soles 4 Souls, which is a program that gives gently used and new shoes to people in need around the world.

Did you know there are over 3 million children that don’t have adequate shoes!?! We can make a difference in their lives with a simple donation – so look in your closet or a parent’s closet and bring in those unused shoes! There is a bin outside the main office and outside Mr. Curt’s room; we will be collecting until Jan. 9. Thank you!

MAP Testing Coming Up for Lower El Winter 2014 MAP Testing in Reading and Math is wrapping up with the Lower El testing between Friday, Dec. 12, and Thursday, Dec. 18.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Debbie at deborah.webber@cms.k12.nc.us.

Sedgefield Montessori Middle School: What's Up? Did you know that Seminars are an integral part of the curriculum in all content areas in the Montessori Adolescent Program at Sedgefield? Curious about how their students and staff are engaging in seminars? Read more here.

Sedgefield Montessori would also like to encourage PRM families to visit and observe its program. Contact the program at sedgefieldmontessori@gmail.com to set up an appointment.

Augustine Literacy Project to Offer Winter Training Session Augustine Literacy Project-Charlotte is excited to announce a Winter 2015 tutor training class! Our Winter 2015 class will offer a shorter training period: seven days instead of ten. Please visit our website for more information. Dates: Feb. 2-6, Feb. 10 and 12; Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Application review will begin on Friday, Dec. 12, and will continue until the class is filled. There are many low-income first- and second-graders who need the one-on-one literacy instruction our highly trained, dedicated tutors provide.

Secure Sibling Spot By Enrolling Now, Then Entering 1st Lottery Reminder: Younger siblings are only guaranteed enrollment at PRM if parents submit a lottery application through the first lottery process. Enrollment is going on now if you have a child who will be 4 years old by8/31/2015.

To secure your younger child’s spot at PRM, you must follow the correct procedures:
1. Enroll your child in CMS. The deadline for enrollment to be eligible for the first lottery is in early January, although CMS encourages you to complete your enrollment early, preferably before Dec. 5.
2. Enter the first lottery using the ID number and PIN that will be mailed to you after you enroll. You may enter the first lottery beginning Dec. 5.

Make sure you adhere to the timeline. You may bring the required paperwork to the PRM Office or to the Smith Family Center at 1600 Tyvola Road. Again, please remember that your sibling guarantee only applies if you follow the above procedures and meet all deadlines.

Help Capture School Memories for the 2014-15 PRM Yearbook The Park Road Montessori yearbook is a great way for your child to remember his or her friends and good times at our wonderful school for years to come! Help make this year’s book a success by contributing any photos you may have from classes and activities. We are looking for candids of classroom work, fall picnic, Bike Fridays, book fair, school opening, Girls on the Run, Let Me Run, PRM Cares, Montessori Mornings, specials, gardening days, outdoor education, MTOS, field trips, Diwali, Safety Patrol, Green Marathon Spring 2014, Field Day Spring 2014, and more!

Please upload your to this Box.com website. (You may have to set up a free account to access the link, but it’s quick and simple.) Please file your photos accordingly (folders are already set up to make your uploads simple and quick): by teacher or by event (in the ##School Events, Clubs, Groups, Specials folder). If you cannot find the appropriate folder, please feel free to create a new folder or place them (well-labeled) in the Other folder.

We will try to include as many children as possible in a wide assortment of photos throughout the yearbook. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Aman at kaman@omega-performance.com. Please put YEARBOOK QUERY in the subject line. Yearbook sales will begin in January.

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