Bring in Books for the Summer Swap!

This year’s SUMMER BOOK EXCHANGE will be June 4-5. Gather up your gently used books and bring them to the Media Center. Donations will be accepted until June 1.

The Book Exchange helps to encourage summer reading. For every two books you donate, you get to “shop” for one that you haven’t read. In the past, every PRM student got to take home at least two books, and we still had some to donate. WE NEED UPPER EL-LEVEL BOOKS!

Fill out this form for EVERY day/bag that you donate books. We will keep a tally and want to be able to give credit.

Parent Volunteers Needed for Field Day

Field day is coming on Wednesday, June 6! Parent volunteers always help ensure field day runs smooth and safe. If you are able to volunteer to run a station at field day, please email scott.strait@cms.k12.nc.us.

The field day schedule is as follows:
10 AM – 11:45 AM – All Primary classes, as well as the following Lower El classes: Sherry, Cynthia, Ann, and Jenny.
12:15 – 2 PM – All Upper El, as well as the following Lower El classes: Anna, Ally, Diane, Theresa, and Karen.
Students should be prepared to get wet and will want to bring a change of clothes. They also may want to wear sunscreen. Packing a lunch from home is encouraged, but the cafeteria will be serving lunch as usual.

Keep Your Address Updated

Have you moved recently, or do you plan to move over the summer? It’s very important that you keep the school Office up to date if there is a change of address. It will affect your child’s transportation (if applicable) and will enable you to get the summer mailing on time. If you have a change, you will need to present two different kinds of documents as proof of address, and submit them with this form. Should you move after June 8, you can still turn the information in during the summer break to Ms. Nyckea, our 12-month secretary.

A Message from Ms. Melanie about Class Placement

Park Road Parents: As we get closer to the end of the 2017-18 school year I am starting to hear from some of you about the class placement process for students who are moving up to lower or upper el. I want to invite you to complete this Google form to share your thoughts and any information that will help us place your child. We cannot accommodate specific teacher requests but we work hard to match students up with the right teacher and group of peers. The placement process happens over the summer and final classroom assignments are shared with parents in August.

I would also like to encourage you to attend our moving up night on May 1 at 5:00 for rising 4th grade parents and 6:00 for rising 1st grade parents.

EOG Proctors Needed
Park Road Montessori Families, we are seeking Family and Community volunteers to be EOG Proctors on:
Friday May 25th, 2018
Tuesday May 29th, 2018
Wednesday May 30th, 2018
Thursday May 31st, 2018
The approximate testing time will be from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. If you are available to volunteer please sign-up here for one or more of the assigned slots.

Please note that you will not be able to proctor a test in the same grade level as your child. A brief training session will be required prior to the testing dates – these dates will be announced in the PRM E-Blast next week.

Thank you, we appreciate your support. – Park Road Montessori Administration Team

Get Tickets for 6th Grade Promotion

Sixth-Grade Parents: Please join us as we honor your child’s completion of the program at Park Road Montessori. This year we will have a 6th grade promotion ceremony on June 5th at 11:30 AM in the auditorium. Individual classrooms are hosting lunches and other activities following the ceremony.

Our auditorium has a limited capacity so we are able to offer up to 4 seats for each 6th grade family. Follow the link below to indicate how many of the 4 seats you need next to your child’s name prior to May 25th. After the sign-up closes on May 25th, we will reallocate the extra seats if we have them.

If you do not need all 4 seats, please sign up for only what you need so the others can be reallocated. Due to the limited space we will not have extra seats for people who show up without reserving a ticket. If you have any questions, email melanie.francis@cms.k12.nc.us.

Sign up here!

Stock Up on Autobell Tickets

Ready to clean off the last of the pollen and help fund our school’s Mountain Trail experience at the same time? Click here to buy Autobell tickets. We’ll deliver them to the classroom listed.

We Want Your Feedback for Montessori Mornings!

We’ve had great participation in Montessori Mornings this year but we hope to make it even better. Please help us by taking this short survey!

We value your privacy and all responses are kept confidential and will be used for informational purposes only. Thank you for your feedback and time.

Attendance Guidelines for Fall

From Ms. Melanie: Parents, we know you will soon begin making plans for your children’s activities for next fall. Please be reminded of these school guidelines:
Only four unexcused late arrivals (after 9:15 a.m.)/early dismissals (before 4:15 p.m.) are allowed each quarter.
Sports, dance lessons, tutoring sessions, etc. are not considered excused activities.
Medical appointments are excused, and recurring appointments (therapy sessions, for example) are excused, with documentation.

Montessori Alternative Learning Support Group
Connect with parents of kids struggling with alternative learning styles (ADHD, ADD, Sensory, Speech, Anxiety, Executive Functioning, Autism Spectrum, Dyslexia). This parent-formed group is open to all parents with a diagnosed child or families just beginning the journey.

This is a positive, non-judging support group formed to promote networking and share how we manage everyday challenges. Want to hear other families stories or discuss treatments? Please join our Facebook group (privacy level: secret) by emailing Michelle Miller. A Facebook poll will be utilized to determine convenient meeting times and places.

Camp Invention
Sign up for Camp Invention! The dates are June 18-21, 2018. Register your rising Kindergartener through rising 6th grader at www.campinvention.org. Watch video clips of this year’s program activities here. Please email Melissa Toner or call Camp Invention at 1-800-968-4332 with questions.
A Peek into Montessori Summer Camp - Apply by June 8
JULY 30th – AUG 2nd and AUG 6th- AUG 9th
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
$160 WEEEKLY per SESSION (Snack and Juice provided)
Classroom #15 Ms. Priti at Park Road Montessori School, 3701 Haven Drive
Applications due June 8

For the past 10 years, this camp has helped facilitate a joy of learning by breaking the ice and gently introducing children to the Montessori philosophy and environment.

  • Build self-confidence and independence
  • Practice “Grace and Courtesy”
  • Promote self-respect and responsibility
  • Meet new friends
  • Make independent work choices
  • One-on-one instruction
  • Reduce separation anxiety for children and parent

Please download the application here.

Strategy Gaming Summer Camps
Strategy Gaming Summer Camps are face-to-face (not electronic) strategy games, all day, every day. We’ve offered the camps every summer at Park Road for 13 years. For kids who love to be challenged, and to think while they play, these are the best thing ever. The camps are for boys and girls ages 8-18, and beginners are welcome, as long as they love a challenge, and love to game. Those who don’t have their own game gear will be given all they need to get started. We play all different kinds, from social games like Exploding Kittens, to more competitive, tournament type games, like Magic: The Gathering, and right in between, like Settlers of Catan. We encourage higher level thinking skills in ever changing environments; friendly competition in a cooperative environment; and learning to figure out the best possible line in a sea of variables, in order to maximize expected value. In short, we teach life skills, disguised as games.

We’ll be running 5 weeks at the school: 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16 and 7/23. A combined Chess/Strategy Gaming Camp will be held at Park Road Baptist Church the week after school’s out, June 11. Dates, hours and rates are here, or email curtfrueh@gmail.com.

Learn About Volunteer Options via Text
We need you!! Get a text when a new volunteer opportunity is available.

To receive text notifications from PRM PTO Volunteers via Remind.com, text the message @3edf4k to the number 81010. We will let you know when a sign-up is available for events such as Book Fair, Teacher Appreciation and much more. Join Us!