Winter Village Coming Soon!

Our special Winter Village event is coming up on Thursday, Dec. 13. Returning families know it’s an evening not to miss! The chorus and band will kick off the evening with a performance at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium. After musical entertainment, families will disperse to their own classrooms for a fun evening of celebration. Each classroom is unique; you should receive specific information directly from your child’s teacher or room parent.

Remember, allow plenty of time for parking. Space will be available at St. Ann’s. Please do not block our neighbors’ driveways. Also, seating in the auditorium is limited. Please consider having small children sit in a parent’s lap and be sure to check out the info below on reserved seating!

Save Your Seat for Winter Village Concert
Are you a fan of standing in the waaaay back or showing up really early to get a good spot for an event in the PRM auditorium? No, you aren’t? Well, we have an idea for you!
Support Ms. Christie’s Upper El 6th grade field trip by purchasing your very own RESERVED seat for this very special night. YES! Are you a new PRM family? Take it from us – having a seat for this performance is COVETED!
For just $20/seat, you can relax and enjoy the evening with your friends and family. Don’t worry about getting there early or being separated from your loved ones because you can now buy the seats you need. We will have your special spots labeled and ready for you to enjoy that evening.

We only have 30 seats available for this special fundraiser, so hurry and reserve your seats here! Deadline for reserving seats is 5PM on Dec 12th.

Help Out With Our Holiday Lunch
The PTO Teacher Appreciation team needs your help in providing a yummy lunch for the teachers and staff of PRM. The luncheon will be served in shifts on Friday, December 14th.

Baking cookies or treats for your class? Please consider sending in an extra dozen on the 14th to share during the luncheon. We also would love to have a parent or two assist with set up, serving, or clean. Please sign up here and volunteer where you can. This takes a village, and we couldn’t do it without you.

Discounted Spirit Wear Available Now!
Shop discounted spirit wear this holiday season at our online spirit store! Knit hats $8 and last year’s collection 20% off. We are also looking for volunteers to join the spirit wear committee! If interested, please email us at prmspiritstore@gmail.com.
Holiday Shopping = Money for PRM!
Did you know you can support our school when beginning your holiday shopping? One way is to use smile.amazon.com for every Amazon purchase. Select Park Road Montessori PTO as your school to support, and we receive .5% of eligible purchases!
CMPD Toy Drive
The CMS Montessori schools are uniting to participate in the CMPD’s Holiday Toy Drive! Presented by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Youth Council, the CMPD toy drive runs through December 14.

Toy Donation Guidelines:

* Toys and books for children 0-12 years old
* No violent toys (toy guns, etc.)
* UNWRAPPED and NEW toys
* Donations of wrapping paper are welcome

To participate, please drop items off in the office by December 14th.

Calling All PRM Photographers!

We are starting to collect pictures for the 2018-19 PRM Yearbook and need your help! If you have taken any pictures at school events or around campus that you would like to submit for consideration in the yearbook, please use the upload instructions below.

Uploading Pictures to the Pictavo Community:

1. Go to Pictavo Community website here (https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool)

2. Enter School ID#: 72797

3. Login or Create a login and verify your email address

4. Upload pictures to the appropriate folder(s)

If you have any questions, please email us at prmyearbook@gmail.com. Thank you!

CMS Lottery Dates

If you have a sibling who will be eligible for PreK in the 2019-2020 school year (who will be age 4 by 8/31/2019), please remember you will have to complete the CMS lottery process in order to guarantee a spot.

New students may begin enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year: November 1, 2018

Last day to enroll in CMS in order to enter the first lottery (Round I Choice Lottery): December 10, 2018

Online application period for Round I Choice Lottery: November 30, 2018- January 7, 2019

You can find out more information 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”.  Get more information here (scroll to bottom of the page)

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.
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!