Community Spooktacular October 19th! 
Join us for a “Spooktacular” evening filled with family fun on Oct 19th! Hosted by our 6th grade families, the Community Spooktacular is a great way to get into the Halloween spirit with fun for all ages! The event is open to our entire Charlotte community, so spread the word to your friends and neighbors!

For tickets and event info, please visit our website. So that there can be an accurate estimate for all our spooky supplies, we strongly encourage parents to pre-order tickets as soon as possible.  The Community Spooktacular is a 6th grade fundraiser for Washington DC. Admission tickets are required for all participants over 2 yrs. Please remember that is is not a drop-off event!

Book Fair October 17th to 25th - Family Night on Tuesday!

This year’s Book Fair will be held the week of Oct. 21, with previews beginning Oct. 17. (Sales also be available Oct. 18.) Would you like to shop with your child? Stop by our family event the evening of Oct. 23, 4:30-7:30 p.m.  We Need Volunteers: We would love to have your help! Sign up here to volunteer – opportunities include set-up, clean-up, morning sales, and family-event sales! We can’t do this without you! New This Year: eWallet! Create an account, set a spending limit, and send your child in to shop without having to worry about loose change or lost cash. Learn more at our Book Fair Website.


  • Oct. 18th and Oct 21-24: 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
  • Oct. 23rd: FAMILY NIGHT until 6:45 p.m.
  • Oct 25th: 8:45-2 p.m.

Please note we will not be open after school this year.

 Your time and purchases will help keep our Media Center full of great materials for our children. All proceeds from the Book Fair are given directly to the Media Center. Questions? Please contact Jodie Lowe.

Lower El Halloween Fun Night - October 25th Lower El students come and enjoy a spooky night of fun with your friends. Come to play games, eat pizza, watch a Halloween movie and do a Halloween craft. Costumes are welcome. Will take place on Friday October 25th from dismissal till 8:30. Parents pick up your child in Ms. Amira’s classroom in the D wing trailer.

Register early, space is limited. No same day registration will be accepted. We will pick your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grader up from their class at dismissal. By registering for this event you are agreeing for your child to be picked up in their class by Ms. Amira’s 6th graders. If you would like to make different arrangements for your child please email Ashley Phillips.

Cost is $20 for first child and $15 for additional children in the same family. Includes drink, 2 slices of pizza, and craft. Unfortunately due to size of event we can not accommodate food allergies so feel free to pack your child food. Bring extra cash for baked goods, chips and raffle tickets for Halloween themed gift baskets. Money raised is to help fund Ms. Amira’s 6th grade trip to DC. 

Reserve and pay for your spot here. Hope to see you all for a fun and spooky night!

Cultural Celebration October 25th - Volunteers Neeeded It is the time of the year when children around the world are gearing up for festivals of many kinds: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukkah. At PRM we promote cultural celebrations to enhance the understanding and appreciation of world culture, or what Maria Montessori called “Cosmic Education.”

In this spirit, this school year we will be hosting two cultural celebrations: Chinese New Year in early 2020 and Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, on October 25th. Many of our children and staff members will immerse themselves in an authentic Indian cultural experience by dressing in traditional outfits and decorating the entryways to classrooms and buildings with flower petals. This is one of our school’s most colorful days.

 The PTO needs volunteers to help organize the traditional outfits donated. We are also in need of volunteers to escort the henna artist to the classrooms.  If you are able to volunteer please email parkroadmontessoripto@gmail.com.

Have You Heard the Buzz?PRM has a Hornets basketball night Nov. 5th in the Spectrum Center! Come join the fun and secure your tickets in the PRM section for a family-friendly night to watch the Hornets take on the Indiana Pacers.  

Tickets available only by following this link.  Pricing is under $100 for a family of four at just $21.45 per ticket. Each ticket comes with a free Hornets T-shirt! Be one of the first 100 tickets sold and you will qualify to arrive early and watch pregame warm-ups – with the kids out of school for the teacher work day, this is the perfect activity! In addition, anyone who purchases by Oct. 25 will be eligible for a drawing for their kids to take part in the pregame High Five lines with the teams. PRM has 40 spots reserved!

Proceeds from this school wide event help support Ms. Christy’s sixth-grade trip to Washington, D.C . Join us! Questions? Please contact Jodie Lowe.

Paideia Picnics Starting Soon Lower El readers, join us at the Paideia Picnic. Read the book listed below and sign up outside room 3 (The Connection Lab). We will discuss a different book in Paideia circles on the front lawn from 12:15-1:00 (Bring your lunch with you).  The schedule is below:

  • October 25th: Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi
  • December 13th: The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems and Tony DiTerlizzi
  • January 31st: SeeSaw Girl by Linda Sue Park
  • February 28th: The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
  • March 20th: Stella Diaz has Something to Say by Angela Dominguez
  • April 24th: The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill
Family Music Night - November 12th From Ms. Candace: I am so pleased to partner with our PTO and Arts+ to bring to our community our first ever Family Music Night! We will meet in the media center on November 12th at 5:30 for a meet and greet and warm up, then Arts+ will teach us some great tunes on the ukulele starting at 6 p.m. This is for all ages and ability levels! Ukulele’s will be provided, but if you have one you are also welcome to bring it along. Drop in’s welcome. Come out and share music with our students!

Please complete this registration form and register your family today!

CMS Lottery Dates for Siblings If you have a sibling who will be eligible for PreK in the 2020-2021 school year (who will be age 4 by 8/31/2020), please remember you will have to complete the CMS lottery process in order to guarantee a spot.

  • New students may begin enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year: October 7, 2019
  • Last day to enroll in CMS in order to enter the first lottery (Round I lottery): November 25, 2019
  • Online application period for Round I Lottery: November 4- December 13, 2019

You can find out more about enrollment here. In addition, if you have an older child (rising grades 2- 6) that you would like to be considered for admission next year, it is an interview process called “Late Entry.” Follow this link to learn more about late entry.

Small Fundraisers Make a Big Difference! Please remember to link your Harris Teeter VIC card to PRM in store or online. Even if you have previously linked your card, this must be done every school year.  

Box Tops is now digital! The Box Tops clips are currently being phased out. We can now use the Box Tops app to scan a store receipt to find participating products. The app will automatically credit PRM’s account online. Be sure to scan your receipt within 14 days of purchase to earn credit. In the meantime, we are still collecting Box Tops clips from packages until they expire, so continue to drop those off in the main lobby.

To learn about more easy ways you can help support our school, visit the Small Fundraisers Page on our website.