Be a Part of the Park Road Montessori Cookbook

Ms. Amira’s class is putting together a PRM kid-friendly cookbook! If you would like your child’s favorite recipe(s) featured, please email your recipe(s) along with your child’s name to karendelozier26@gmail.com. Remember to include ingredients, directions, and serving size. The deadline to submit recipes is Jan. 13.

*Cookbook proceeds will support Ms. Amira’s 6th grade field trip.

Snowflake Dance: Tickets on Sale for Feb. 10 Fun

Come and celebrate Winter from 6-8 p.m. in the gym! The whole family is invited to attend. Tickets are $9 per student (3 and younger get in free) and $1 per adult. Buy your tickets here! Space is limited, so don’t wait too long.

Ms. Cecelia’s 6th graders have taken on this event as their special project and are assisting in all aspects of organizing this fun night. Proceeds help support their fundraising efforts for their class trip. Pizza and other treats will be sold in the cafeteria.

See this flyer for details. Please email Ms. Cecelia with questions.

Good News for the Montessori Community
Primary teacher Carey Montgomery recently was invited to speak at the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education conference in Washington, DC. She hosted a talk about her work on MACTE Montessori Teacher Credentials being recognized in the state of North Carolina. She and many others have been pursuing this goal since 2008. She is happy to announce that the state Board of Education is expected to approve such recognition this month.

Please take a few minutes to learn more about this important topic by reading her full update.

PTO would like to thank Ms. Carey and her colleagues for their persistence and dedication.

Buy a Brick for the Peace Garden by Feb. 15

We are almost halfway to our fundraising goal with a little over a month left to purchase bricks for the 25th Anniversary Peace Garden.

Please check our website for new ordering options, including the opportunity to help buy group bricks for our specials teachers, administrators and founding educators, among others.

Montessori Mornings: Musical Theater Class Open for Registration

Registration for Montessori Mornings Musical Theater’s next 10-week session is now open. Please register here. Classes start Jan. 23 in the PRM Auditorium.

Primary Students Give Back

In December, PRM primary children carried and contributed their nonperishable item to give back to the community.

They learned that 50% of the students in CMS live in poverty.

Meet our 25th Anniversary Sculptor: Robert Toth
img_9928-2Robert Toth is a world-renowned bronze sculptor, with works commissioned for the Lincoln Center, the National Gallery and the Vatican, among many others. He has a special interest in our 25th Anniversary project because Montessori methods helped him through his early struggles with ADHD. He lives in Salisbury, NC and has offered to speak at the school about his creative process and how Montessori changed his life.

The sculpture he has created for us will be cast in bronze and located in the center of our new Peace Garden, at the front of our school. (See black and white photo) Once mounted on its pedestal, it will also serve as a sundial!

Learn more about Mr.Toth, our 25th Anniversary Project and order your brick here.

Small Fundraiser = Big Impact

Thanks to our Park Road families who contributed Box Tops. We’re up to $215.20 so far this year! There is now a Box Tops app for Apple or Android you can download to collect even more for our school! Purchase listed items, scan your receipt, and our school gets money!

We currently have 83 families participating in the Harris Teeter VIC card education program, and we would love to have more! Send us your last name and VIC card number or phone number, and we can add you to the list. Email prmptosmallfundraisers@gmail.coms.

Dates Set for CMS Lottery; Enter for Sibling Guarantee
If you have a sibling who will be eligible for PreK in the 2017-2018 school year (will be age 4 by 8/31/2017), please remember you will have to complete the CMS lottery process in order to guarantee a spot.

The last day to enroll in CMS in order to enter the first lottery (now called Phase 1 Options Lottery): Jan. 24, 2017

Online application period for the Phase 1 Options Lottery: Jan. 6-Feb. 14, 2017 at 10:00 p.m.

Get more information about the enrollment process here. Complete the enrollement process and enter the First Round of the lottery to ensure your sibling guarantee.

PRM Updates