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EOG ScheduleA reminder of our EOG schedule for the next two weeks! If your child is taking EOG’s this year please ensure they have a good night’s rest and breakfast before their test!

Please remember that during scheduled EOG’s there will be no early dismissals until all testing is complete. Test security is extremely important during scheduled EOG testing days and we are requesting that we have no guests or visitors at the school unless previously approved by administration.

  • Wednesday May 25th – 3rd Grade Reading
  • Thursday May 26th – 3rd Grade Math and 5th Grade Science
  • Friday May 27th – Teacher Workday
  • Monday May 30th – Memorial Day
  • Tuesday May 31st – Make-Up 3rd Grade Reading and Math, 5th Grade Science
  • Wednesday June 1st – Make-Up 3rd Grade Reading and Math, 5th Grade Science
  • Thursday June 2nd – 4th, 5th, 6th, Grade Reading
  • Friday June 3rd – 4th, 5th, 6th, Grade Math
  • Monday June 6th – Wednesday June 8th – Make-Up 4th, 5th, 6th, Grade Reading/Math

Join Us for Summer Offerings from Montessori Mornings
Montessori Mornings is pleased to partner with Mr. Curt and Ms. Priti to offer two summer camps at PRM. Registration is now open and forms and payment can be submitted in the office. Checks should be made out to PRM PTO.

Mr Curt’s Stratagemics Strategy Gaming Camps
Magic, Star Wars, Settlers of Catan, Munchkin and more! These are some of the most popular face to face games in the world, and it’s what we do all day, every day. This camp is for gamers, but we don’t do video games — this is hands-on gaming. We teach new games every day and give out starters and boosters when we do; we run tournaments most days with prizes for winners; we trade, we teach, and above all, we play. This is our eleventh year, and 96% of kids who come to a Stratagemics event come back; most keep coming back again and again. Serious fun is what we do.

    Details:

  • Ages 8 and older
  • Weeks of June 20, June 27, July 5, July 11, and July 18; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Cost is $230 for Park Road Montessori students; includes $50 value of game gear.
  • Get registration information at http://www.stratagemics.camp/Camp/.

Ms. Priti’s A Peek Into Montessori
This program will help break the ice for your rising PreK and K to facilitate a joy of learning as they are introduced to the basic multisensory and sequential self-correcting Montessori materials, and practice the principles of “Grace and Courtesy.”

    Details:

  • Rising PreK and new K
  • Weeks July 18 to 21 and July 25 to 28.
  • Cost is $180 per week; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Snacks and juice will be provided.
  • Access the registration form here.

Email prmmontessorimornings@gmail.com with questions. Have a great summer!

Join The 25th Anniversary And Sculpture Committee Did you know that Park Road Montessori — North Carolina’s first public Montessori — will turn 25 next year?! That’s right, PRM will be celebrating its 25th anniversary during the 2016-17 school year! For some time, parents and teachers have been discussing this upcoming event and now it’s time to form a committee of dedicated people ready to bring the school and the Montessori community together and celebrate!!
In addition to the event itself, teachers and parents have been working on a sculpture design with an artist to commemorate Montessori education. Wait until you see this magnificent piece of art! If you have the time, talent, and passion to lend a hand in the planning and implementation of our 25th anniversary and installation of a Montessori sculpture, please contact Bernice Cutler.
The committee will begin to meet this spring and into the summer months. Don’t wait, this committee needs you!
PTO: Thinking Ahead
A huge shout out to all of our present PTO Executive Officers AND the many wonderful committee chairs! Without these parents and teachers, we could not provide the numerous events, top-notch fund-raisers and amazing communication methods.

Thinking ahead to 2016-17, please remember that volunteers are the pulse of PRM. Find a place to give of your time and talent by participating in a PTO committee or even a chair position. Check out the PTO Committee page! Or, help us fill the two open PTO Board positions:

Vice President. The Vice President shall act as an aide to the President and perform the duties of any officer in the absence of that officer, keep a record of all committee reports, coordinate volunteer positions for relevant PTO events and schoolwide events, and serve as the president-elect. – Time commitment: about 2-4 hours per month. (Note: This position could require a greater time commitment.)

Communications Coordinator. The Communications Coordinator shall coordinate and review all correspondence by the Organization, oversee all communications committees (bulletin boards, family directory, e-newsletter, marquee, web site, and serve as the chief liaison between these committees and the Executive Board, and serve as the chief liaison between the room parents and the Executive and General Board. – Time commitment: about 3–5 hours week

To express interest, please contact Toni Emehel at 704.504.3757 or via email at toni@nextlevelplus.org.

Extra Yearbooks We ended up with a few extra yearbooks this year. They are available now for purchase in the office for $15 (cash only) on a first-come, first-served basis. Enjoy!
Ms. Maggie Talks About Montessori with 'Good Day' PRM’s own Ms. Maggie, longtime Primary teacher and Montessori advocate, talks to ‘Good Day’ about Montessori education. She is a finalist for the CMS Teacher of the Year award. Check out the video link above!
Standing Up For Montessori Teachers Parents within the Charlotte Montessori community are petitioning the North Carolina State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction to recognize Montessori teacher education program credits toward licensure. The goal is to keep credentialed Montessori teachers in the classroom and in our schools, ensuring that our Montessori public programs are authentic and staffed by Montessori credentialed teachers; and, this change would save tax payer dollars.

Read more, and if you support this change, sign here. For any questions, please contact savemontessoriteachers@gmail.com.

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