Invest in Your Child 2018-19
This week marks the start of our annual Invest in Your Child campaign. Your funds go directly into our children’s classrooms and help our teachers purchase new Montessori materials and educational tools used by our students every day. Our children become innovators and creators, and we get to witness the unlocking of true potential! Your contributions also support teacher enrichment for our staff members.

Your donations are tax deductible, and many employers will donate or provide a matching donation in your child’s name.

Our goal this year is $30,000. We strive for 100% family participation! No matter the amount you can offer, your help is key! We have one month to meet our goal!

Donations for this year’s campaign can be made online or send in a check with a printable form to the school dropbox in the main lobby. (Checks made out to PRM PTO.)

It is a promise of Park Road Montessori PTO to support and celebrate the Montessori tradition of education and ensure our children have the necessary tools they need to grow.

Please share the Invest In Your Child video and donation page through your Facebook and social media outlets. Friends and family may want to invest in our wonderful school as well!

Thank you for investing in your child!

Fall Picnic

Come join us on Thursday, September 27th from 5:00-7:00p.m. for our annual Fall Picnic!  Miss Amira’s class will be selling pizza and Chick-Fil-A. King of Pops will also be selling popsicles.  Preorder required; see below.

Don’t forget to bring a cake for the cake walk!

Rain date is Thursday, October 4th. If you would like to volunteer for the event please contact Traci Andrews at traci.andrews@hotmail.com.  See you there!

Preorder Dinner for the Fall Picnic

Spend your time catching up with old friends and meeting new PRM parents while the students enjoy an evening of fun on Sept. 27th!

Preorder your family’s dinner for pick up at the picnic! No drive-throughs or long lines. Desserts will also be available for purchase that evening. (Please note that there will not be a food truck.)

This service will be provided by Ms. Amira’s students to support their sixth-grade spring field trip: $16 cheese pizza; $18 for pepperoni or veggie pizza; $6.50 for Chick-fil-A sandwich or nuggets w/chips and a drink.  Individual drink are also available for preorder. Order online here before 4 p.m. on Sept. 26th.

Have You Heard the Buzz?

PRM has a Hornet’s basketball night October 30th 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 Miami Heat.

Tickets available only by following this link.  Pricing is under $100 for a family of four at just $21 per ticket. And each ticket comes with a free Hornets T-shirt!  This is a six grade fundraiser, but everyone can take advantage of the ticket prices and attend. Questions?  Contact Melanie Prentzas

Become a Voting Member of the PTO Our goal is to have 100% of our families, teachers and staff as voting members of the PTO. To be a voting member, it is only $5/family and proceeds help fund the many PTO-sponsored school activities. (Note: a $0.45 service fee is applied.) Sign up here. Thank you for your support.
Small Fundraisers = Big Impact

Please remember to link your Harris Teeter VIC card to PRM in store, online, or by emailing  prmptosmallfundraisers@gmail.com. Even if you have previously linked your card, this must be done every school year.

PRM can now earn money through Coke Rewards! Simply visit coke.com/give and scan or enter product codes from participating Coke products for an easy way to earn money for our school!

These “small” fundraisers add up quickly and help fund events and other activities for our children!  Thank you for supporting PRM!

Join our Music Ensembles with Ms. Candace for this School Year!

Chorus: (4-6th Grade) We have two ensembles: one beginner choir for 4th graders and one advanced choir for 5th and 6th graders. We have a lot of great concert opportunities planned for our students this year both on and off campus. We always have an amazing time! I can’t wait to see what these singers bring to our ensembles this year! Twenty dollars covers a T-shirt, music, and our fall field trip. Sign up online here.

Band Prep (6th grade) Band Prep is taking it to a new level this year! I am exploring the range of Nuvo instruments with our students this year. These sound and function more like traditional wind instruments while maintaining the ease and accessibility of the recorder. This makes the product slightly more expensive, but well worth it…to your ears and mine! The cost of joining band this year is $50 and includes the instrument (the Nuvo DooD), accompanying reeds, a student book, a T-shirt, and the fall field trip. Students will also have access to classroom Orff instruments and Ukulele’s too. It’s going to be a great new chapter for Band Prep! Sign up online here.

Check out the Nuvo DooD here:


**Please note that 6th graders may choose band or chorus.  They cannot choose both.

How to Get Bus Transportation Updates

To receive updates about bus departures and substitutions, please join our Remind text message list. If you were not a member last year and would like to join, send a text to the number 81010 with the message @parkroa (no “d”).

If you received Mrs. Melanie’s test message, there is no need to sign up again. As in years past, please be prepared for bus delays in the first weeks of school. We appreciate your patience.

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!

Important School Safety Reminder

We continue to focus on safety in all CMS schools. Please remember that all adults who enter our buildings must sign in through Lobby Guard in the front office when school is in session. Please allow time for this when you come, as our campus is spread out and we only have one Lobby Guard station. Any parent who chaperones a field trip must be a registered CMS volunteer. This has to be renewed every school year at https://www.cmsvolunteers.com/ . We appreciate your cooperation with these procedures as we work to keep our children safe.