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Silver Graphics Art Orders Due Monday for School Delivery Hopefully your child has brought home the sample of his/her art and order form (including directions to order ONLINE, PRM’s preferred method) from Silver Graphics (this year’s Art fund-raiser). Don’t forget to order your child’s keepsakes by April 20 and save on shipping by having them delivered to your child’s classroom. (Please note that orders can continue to be made until April 15, 2016, however these orders will be shipped directly to the orderer’s address and shipping costs will apply.) For more information or to view available products, click here. Proceeds from these programs have contributed to student used cameras, artist videos, technology equipment, and more for the art room and classroom use to enhance the students’ learning!

Also, check out Park Road Montessori Art (password: prmart) for great information about the art curriculum and how art choices are made for submission to Silver Graphics!

Orders must be made by April 20 to be delivered to the school and to your child’s classroom. (Orders can continue to be made until April 15, 2016, however these orders will be shipped directly to the order’s address and shipping costs will apply.)

Please contact Yetta Buchanan or Cyndi Klein (cyndiklein@bellsouth.net) with questions.

We Need Parent and Student Volunteers at Spring Picnic VOLUNTEERS – We need you to make the International Spring Picnic wonderful. Sign up for one of our many volunteer opportunities, ranging from helping out with the passport table or the art table to setup or teardown. Students are welcome in many roles!
April 21: Travel the World at the International Spring Picnic ISP_Crowd-1The 2015 International Spring Picnic is just around the corner. Here are the details to help you enjoy the event:

  • - Event begins at 5 and ends at 7 p.m. nextTuesday, April 21.
    – Bring a picnic blanket, chairs, etc. The party is on the lawn (unless it rains).
    – Be sure to visit one of over a dozen “countries” and learn new things.
    – All children will be issued an official 2015 ISP Passport to collect stamps as they visit each country.
    – There will be an art project, dance, and musical performances going on throughout the event.
    – Upper El students will be making a special African peanut soup to try.
    – Food will be available for purchase at the event with CASH: Fuel Pizza: cheese, veggie and pepperoni slices – $2.50; ChiliMan:hotdogs, bratwurst, chili dogs and chicken salad – $2.75-$6; Drinks – $1 and up; King of Pops popcicles – $3; Suarez Bakery cookie fund-raiser.
    – Proceeds from food sales help fund this event.
    – All students and families are encouraged and welcome to participate in the event festivities.ISP_Sweden-1
    – We plan to have 15 countries represented this year, including New Zealand, Wales, Jordan, Ireland, Germany, India, Ecuador, Brazil, Sweden, Netherlands, The Bahamas, Bolivia, Africa, Scotland and Peru.
  • IMPORTANT: Parking is often hairy during events; please be patient and respectful to our neighbors when you park. No parking on the grass; blocking driveways; or, before4:40 p.m., in the carpool/bus areas. Thank you!

    The Lower El Moving Up Night Is Set for Tuesday, April 28 Lower El Moving Up Night will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28. The Moving Up Nights is for parents of Primary children who are moving up to the next level. This event is parents-only. Please make child care arrangements.
    Child Care Only $5 Between the End of School and Start of Picnic! Don’t know what to do with your child in that short period of time between the end of school and the start of the spring picnic?! Ms. Michelle’s/Ms Barbara’s class to the rescue! The class is offering a pre-picnic “party” after school onTuesday, April 21, for the bargain price of $5/student. In an envelope with Ms. Michelle’s name on it, simply provide:

  • - Child’s name
    – Child’s age
    – Child’s classroom teacher
    – Parent/guardian Name and Contact number
    – Time you expect to pick your child up for the picnic
    – $5 (cash preferred…payment must be included)
    – BYOS (Bring Your Own Snack)
  • Children will be picked up from their classroom by Upper El students in Ms. Michelle’s/Ms. Barbara’s class at the end of the day. Parents can meet their student in Building C, room 5 (the building closest to the corner of Haven and Hillside) to take them to the picnic. Contact their assistant, Cyndi Klein, if you have any questions.

    Earth Day – Join the Movement If you haven’t been to one of our Earth Day celebrations, the ceremony is beautiful and unique and will take place at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 24. This year, we are joined in celebrating by our fellow Montessori schools in CMS. Perhaps next year we will lead all of CMS in celebrating our planet!
    Dig In at Gardening Day On Friday, April 24, following the Earth Day celebration, PRM parents will have the opportunity to garden on our campus with students and staff.

    Each classroom is steering their own plan for this effort, so please stay tuned to your teacher(s) and room parent(s) communication and come dig in!

    PRMCares: Help Make a Homeless Child's Birthday a Celebration! This month PRMCares is going behind the scenes with Bright Blessings to help them handle the projects that need to happen so that children living in VERY difficult times can feel special on their day. This event will be held Thursday, April 30, from 6-7:30 p.m. Go to the webpage for more details and sign up by clicking here. We need your help!
    Games, Movie Part of Fun Night for Lower El/Primary Students Ms. Michelle’s and Ms. Barbara’s Upper El students will be hosting a Fun Night for Lower El and Primary students on Friday, May 1. Your child will be picked up right from their class and will enjoy a snack, games/crafts, movie and dinner (and you can enjoy an evening out!) all for just $15. (Cash is preferred, but checks should be made payable to Park Road Montessori.)

    Our Upper El students will pick your child up from class to enjoy our fun night. Parents should pick up children by 8:30 p.m. in the first trailer, room C5.

    We will accept the first 30 Lower Elementary and Primary students that respond by Wednesday, Apr. 29. Please print and fill out the permission slip in its entirety, which is needed to attend. Return in an envelope with payment included and Ms. Michelle’s name on the front.

    Questions? Please contact Cyndi Klein.

    Need PRM Gear? Spirit Wear Is On Sale Outside the Office Spirit Wear is back and more convenient than ever! Cash (or check) and carry! Please check out the selection of ready-to-go spirit wear outside of the office. Prices are marked on each item, and all proceeds go back to our school. The ladies in the office will collect exact cash or a check. Water bottles and magnets also available for sale in the office.
    Recycling Cartridges and Cell Phones Can Pay Off for PRM Park Road Montessori is now collecting toner and ink cartridges, as well as old cell phones. We are partnering with Recycling Advantage, who will pay the school and recycle these items. They can be placed in the basket in the front of the school next to the collection of box tops.
    South Charlotte 5k for Girls on the Run Will Be Held May 2 This Girls on the Run event will be held Saturday, May 2. Arrival time is at 7:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. start time for the 5k. It will be held at the Whitehall Corporate Center, 3700 Arco Corporate Drive, Charlotte, NC 28273.

    Volunteers are needed. Please contact Brittney Riddick, volunteer coordinator, to help out!

    Save the Date: Bike to School Day Let’s recognize Bike to School Day! Bike, scoot, walk … whatever mode you choose, we will move toward school together. Join Bethanie and Heather on Wednesday, May 6, at 8 am by the Freedom Park playground.

    Parents should plan to accompany their children for this event. Check out this link for more info, http://www.walkbiketoschool.org.

    Key Dates from Sedgefield Montessori Middle School As the year winds down, the Sedgefield Montessori Middle School program wants to share two important dates for the spring:
    – The Incoming Family (rising seventh graders) Open House will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on June 9.
    – The eighth-grade Continuation Ceremony will be held the morning of June 11.
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