Invest In Your Child Begins NOW!

Invest is one of the major fundraisers our school has each year with the largest goal of $30,000! Your funds go directly into our children’s classrooms and help our teachers purchase new Montessori materials and educational tools used by our students every day. Our children become innovators and creators, and we get to witness the unlocking of true potential! Your donations are tax deductible, and many employers will donate or provide a matching donation in your child’s name.

We strive for 100% family participation. No matter the amount you can offer, your help is key!

We have one month to meet our goal! DONATE ONLINE or send in a check with a printable form to the school. Please share the Invest In Your Child video and donation page through your Facebook and social media outlets. Friends and family may want to invest in our wonderful school as well! Thank you for investing in your child!

Check Out Important Information from Principal Moraglia The state has released School Performance Grades for the 2014-2015 school year. We are proud of our results! See how PRM did in an important letter from Principal Anna Moraglia, and how those results are just one measure of our success as we are committed to providing an authentic Montessori experience in a public school setting.
Back-to-School Night - Sept. 3 The 2015 Back-to-School Night will be an important event for all parents and guardians. Please plan to attend at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. We’ll kick off the evening with a PTO meeting in the auditorium, making an important fund-raising announcement and also approving the annual PTO budget. To view the proposed budget, please click here.

Following the short PTO meeting, parents will proceed to your child’s classroom for important information from your child’s teacher. A second session will take place after 30 minutes in the classroom for those parents with more than one child. Back-to-School Night will wrap up after the second session in the classroom.

This is an adult-only event. Free child care will be offered in the school gym, beginning at 5:45 p.m. Please reserve a spot for your child(ren) here. If you are able to volunteer to assist with child care during this event or have a middle school or high school student or a grandparent willing to pitch in, please contact Jill Goodrich or sign up here.

Approaching Order DeadlinesSpirit Wear – Final orders are due Tuesday, Sept. 8. Check out the selection and order online here.

Montessori Mornings – Final day to enroll is Wednesday, Sept. 9. Learn more about the program and this year’s new offerings here and then order online.

Keep in Mind: Car-Pool Etiquette Principal Moraglia reminds parents to follow the rules and procedures of car pool, including following the traffic-flow map. See what she has to say here.
PTO Dues Fund School Programs Did you know, that as a parent or guardian with a student attending PRM, you are already a PTO member (and so are all our teachers and staff!)?!?! Our goal is to have 100% of our membership as voting members. To be a voting member, it is only $5/family and proceeds help fund the many PTO-sponsored school activities. A payment form will be available in the packet your child will receive at Open House or the first day of school – return with payment made to “PRM PTO” or pay online today! (Note: a $0.45 service fee is applied.)
Our First PRM Cares Event Is Set! With respect to the Montessori principle of caring for our community, PRMCares creates monthly, family friendly opportunities to do good deeds. There is no long-term commitment. Join events that fit your schedule and work along side your little budding human beings.

For September we will gather for a double whammy on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2-4 p.m., to benefit both our own school campus and homeless neighbors in our community through Urban Ministries. More details and sign-ups can be found HERE!

Eat Up: 2 Spirit Nights Set to Go Join us Sept. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. for the first Spirit Night of the 2015-16 school year at Buca Di Beppo, located at 10915 Carolina Place Parkway. Buca will give back 15% of the total evenings proceedings to our wonderful school.

Then you can join your PRM friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14 at Nothing But Noodles. 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 school and if we exceed $750, that number goes up to 25% — so bring on the noodles!

Please contact Jennifer Kauffman with any questions.

Add Your Contact Info Into the PRM Family Directory Looking to contact a classmate or friend? The family directory has been a valuable tool for families each year. Please consider registering your family to be included in the school directory. The directory is housed in a password-protected area of the website to ensure privacy to registry participants only.

The directory is an up-to-date resource for contacting families across the school; however, you must provide your information at the following link to be included: http://parkroadmontessori.com/contact/school-directory/

Help Students Be at Their Best for 3rd-Grade Testing Sept. 10 Parents of 3rd Grade Students: We will be administering the state required BOG3 Test in Reading to all of our 3rd-grade students on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 9:30 a.m. with make-ups being on Friday, Sept. 11 at 9:30 a.m.

Please encourage your child to have a restful night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast prior to the test on Thursday so they are refreshed and ready to show their best work.

Girls On the Run - Fall 2015 Calling all 3rd-5th Grade Girls! Team Practice: Mondays/Wednesdays 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Important Dates and Information:

  • Friday, Aug. 28-Sept. 3: Park Road Online Registration begins. Register starting this Friday! All registered girls are put in a lottery system then randomly chosen to populate the team of 8-15 girls. If there are more than 15 registrants, GOTR will contact the PRM Site Liaison to add another team. If you are interested in volunteering to help coach an additional GOTR PRM team, please contact Betsy Shuster.
  • Sept. 4: Girl Placement Day.
  • Sept. 21: GOTR Season begins.
  • Dec. 12: GOTR South 5K in South Charlotte
  • Please email Betsy Shuster if you have any questions.

    Bike-to-School Fridays Are Back! Join Ms. Bethanie and Ms. Heather for our first Friday bicycle ride to school. Meet us this Friday, Aug. 28, at 8:05 a.m. near the train & playground at Freedom Park. We will leave by 8:20 a.m. Bring your bike, helmet, and a parent. (Please leave pets at home.) Contact us w/ any questions.
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