Join Us for Our Peace Celebration, 25th Anniversary Garden Dedication
We look forward to having you join us for our beautiful Peace Celebration and Peace Garden Dedication on Friday, April 28th, 9:30 a.m.

Please note the following:
– We encourage early arrival (by 9:15 am) as Haven Drive will be temporarily closed off at the beginning of the ceremony.

– The bus lane and the school lot in front of the A wing WILL NOT be available for public parking until AFTER the ceremony.

– We recommend courteous parking on Reece Rd, Arbor Lane, and the west side of Haven Drive. PLEASE be certain not to block any driveways.

– Overflow parking is encouraged in the Harris Teeter parking lot.

– We are excited to welcome several special guests: Ann Clark, CMS Superintendent; Tara Lynn Sullivan, Learning Center Superintendent; Elyse Dashew, School Board of Education; Robert Toth (and wife, Lee), Garden sculpture artist; and the first class of our new high school.

– Please send questions to 25yearsmontessori@gmail.com.

– Robert Toth will host a talk in the garden immediately following the ceremony about the sculpture and its inspiration. Open to all.

Book Fair is Back! Check Out Our Spring Event
Join us for our first Buy One, Get One Spring Book Fair! This fun event is not a fundraiser – it’s just an easy way to get an early start on stocking up for summer reading or to pick up a few titles to use in the June Book Swap.

The book fair will be held Wednesday, April 26, through Friday, April 28, in the Media Center. (We will not be holding previews as we do in the fall.) Hours are Wed., 8:45-1:45; Thurs. 8:45-4; and Fri., 8:45-3.

International Spring Picnic – Thursday, May 4th from 5-7 PM

Come see why the ISP is one of our school’s most beloved traditions!
Culture: Join us to explore 20 countries from around the world, hosted by Park Road families.
Food: pizza, hotdogs and King of Pops to purchase
Dance: Israeli, Irish and Bollywood dancers will perform.
Music: All students will be able to perform the dances and songs they’ve been working on with Ms. Candace.
Fun: DJ Josh is back to MC our event; henna artists will be on hand and we’ll even have a kid-interactive petting zoo with llamas and other interesting animals!
Weather: in case of rain, events will be moved inside!

Event Notes:

  • Ms. Amira’s class will be hosting a “Fun Night” from 4:15-5:10 p.m. on the eve of the ISP (for parents who would like to meet their child at school and go straight to the event.) Click here to sign your child up to attend. This option will be available on a first-come basis, $5 per child. Please have your child bring a snack!

    WE NEED YOUR HELP to make this event possible. If you can volunteer for the picnic, or assist with set up and clean up, please sign up here. Contact Maury Finger with any questions.

    Won’t you please consider joining the fun? Sign up to host a table here. Please contact Priti Aery if you need more information.

  • Be Sure to Attend Moving Up Night for either Lower or Upper El
    Upper El:
    Parents of rising 4th Graders are invited to the Upper El Moving Up Night!
    Where: Ms. Cecelia’s classroom in the C building
    When: May 9 from 5-6 pm
    What is it?: An opportunity for parents to learn about what Upper El is like at PRM and what to expect both from their child and the classroom
    Who: Parents of rising 4rd graders (no 3rd graders, please)

    Lower El:
    Moving up meeting for children moving from Primary to Lower Elementary will be held on May 9, 2017 from 6-7pm. It is a time for parents to listen as teachers explain what is involved in moving up to the Elementary class and to then ask questions they have regarding their child’s move to Lower Elementary. It is also a Parent time and not a family time. Please mark this time on your calendar and commit to attending this important meeting. Sign up here.

    Child Care:
    We would like to offer a child-care service for those parents who are attending the Information Night for Rising 1st and 4th Graders on Tuesday, 5/9 from 5-7 pm. In order to do so, we need your help! Please sign up to watch potty-trained children and older in the PRM gym so parents can get the most out of their Information Night.

    We will only offer sitting if we have enough volunteers. Check the ebulletin next week to see whether sitting will be available.

    Making Music: Billy Jonas and Emily Arrow Visit PRM Students

    A grant from ASC funded two student-body performances by award-winning and beloved children’s music artist Billy Jonas on Friday April 21st. Billy uses found sounds like buckets, spoons, pots and pans and even dog toys to inspire children to make music wherever they find themselves in their world of play. Billy has been encouraging students to start “Bangin’ and Sangin'” for more than 20 years and is well known nationally for his live performances. We are lucky to have him based locally in Asheville, N.C., which gives us many opportunities to see him play live! Check his website for upcoming performances and MP3 downloads. For special discounts on dvds and ads, please see this form! Some of our favorite songs from the day were “What Kind of Cat Are You” and “Tongo” among countless others!

    Next up is a live, PTO-funded visit from renowned children’s singer song writer Emily Arrow on May 9th. Emily is a YouTube sensation in her own right pairing her beautifully written songs with current children’s literature. Check out her website and YouTube channel for more details on books and downloads! Story Time Sing along Volume 2 just dropped! Take some time to listen to volumes 1 and 2 as a family. You won’t regret it! http://www.emilyarrow.com/ Please use this form to Pre-Order CD’s and Kazoos. Emily will be available to autograph either right after the show! Forms for pre-orders are due no later than Friday, April 28th.

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    Safe Alliance is a program and safe place for battered women and children. It is a gated community where women and children try to live and maintain a normal life. They are in need of basic day to day necessities such as laundry detergent, toiletries, diapers, hair products, body soap etc. and PRM Cares would like to help!! !

    There will be a collection bin set up to collect these basic necessities for Safe Alliance outside the front office and in Ms. Lori and Ms Jocelyn’s classroom throughout the month of May.

    To see a full list of items accepted as donation please visit PRMCares.com or email prmresource@gmail.com for more information. Visit safealliance.org to learn more about the program for battered women and children.

    Your help in making our community a better place to live, work and raise a family is always appreciated.

    A Peek in Montessori Camp for rising pre-Ks and new K's
    What does a Montessori classroom look like? Will my child know what to do? For the last 9 years, Ms. Priti’s camp has helped facilitate a joy of learning by breaking the ice and gently introducing children to the Montessori philosophy and environment. She will guide your child through classroom expectations and introduce them to multi-sensory and sequential Montessori materials. Class size is limited, so sign up early by filling out the application (with check made out to Park Rd PTO) and mailing it to the school or dropping it off to Ms. Priti. Email Priti Aery or call (980) 343-5830 with any questions.
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    The students had a great time running to raise funds for their classrooms. We are well on our way to making our goal of $18,000, which is divided among the teachers and used specifically for classroom needs. Thank you for your support!

    Check out the map by the cafeteria to see which new states have been added! Way to go!

    To learn more about our event, visit our Montessori Marathon web page for more information. You can donate online or make checks out to PTO PRM with “Montessori Marathon” written on the memo line. Please note – Most major corporations such as Bank of America, Duke Energy, Wells Fargo, etc., will match donations.

    Thank you! Our great families are what make this school tremendous!

    Enderly Coffee and Public Now Part of Small Fundraisers
    Two new small fundraisers kick off this week, Enderly Coffee & Publix! Enderly Coffee is a local company founded by former teachers, and they offer a great product as a way for our school to earn extra money! Order by filling out the form sent home this week, or by visiting http://www.enderlycoffee.com/parkroad. Enderly gives PRM a minimum of $6 per bag of coffee and $4 per mug. As a reminder, the order form for Enderly coffee is for your personal use only. We are not asking students to go door to door to sell this coffee.

    Publix Partners is a super easy program that pays PRM for grocery purchases! Simply have the cashier scan the card prior to purchase. Cards and more information were sent home this week.

    Thank you for supporting our school!

    Summer Strategy Gaming Camps at Park Road
    Stratagemics will be offering Strategy Gaming Summer Camps at Park Road Montessori for the 12th consecutive summer. Look soon for details at the Montessori Mornings page, or head over to the Stratagemics website now for a full description, with camp dates. Email Mr. Curt for more information.
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