Montessori Marathon

Marathon Day a Success! [important title="Montessori Marathon - Thank You For Your Support!"]

We would like to thank our wonderful families and students for making this year’s Montessori Marathon a resounding success! We have raised more than $19,000 from your generous contributions and employer matching gifts, surpassing our goal of $18,000! (If you didn’t get a chance to contribute or request a matching gift, it’s not too late. You can still donate online here.)

MontessoriMarathon_GrafittiLogo_2015Thank you to Harris Teeter for providing healthy snacks for our runners at the finish line!

A special thanks to Emily Meeker, John Haviland, and Coach Strait, along with the many volunteers who helped pass out water, marked hands for each lap, and encouraged the students during their race.

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What is the Montessori Marathon?MarathonFun
The Park Road Montessori Marathon campaign is a monthlong event that culminates in a “marathon fun run” for our entire school in late March. Students will ask for donations for their running efforts and in so help us to reach our goal of $18,000 for PRM classrooms. The children will train with Park Road Montessori’s own beloved P.E. Teacher, Mr. Strait, to accomplish their goal. After our kickoff date, which was March 1, students will begin emailing friends and relatives from around the U.S. to help raise money for their running efforts. This event is one of only two annual fundraisers from which money is divided among all classrooms and is critical to providing needed classroom materials.
How Does the Montessori Marathon Raise Money?
You can make checks out to PRM PTO or donate online. AND you can download this template to send to your family and friends. Let’s reach out to all 50 states.

How Else Can I Help?ENCOURAGE: Inspire your children to prepare for race day by eating healthy and indulging in physical activity regularly.

When Does the Montessori Marathon Start?Our Montessori Marathon kick off day is in early March. Our beloved P.E. teacher, Coach Strait, will remind all students that this fund raiser is like NO OTHER, it is special because STUDENTS are the main participants! They will practice for the event day with Coach Strait each week during P.E. and they will send emails all over the world, and RUN THE MARATHON on March 28. What an empowering experience!

What are Teacher and Classroom Supplements?Our teachers purchase classroom supplements with the funds raised through the Montessori Marathon. Here are just a few of the items each grade level plans to purchase for their classrooms. Thank you so much for your support of our wonderful school!

Primary (Pre-K and Kindergarten):
– replace many of the sensorial materials that are worn out due to years of use
– Brown Stairs
– Knobless Cylinders
– Thermic Tablets
– Pink Tower (w/ repair paint)
– Cursive Boards

Lower El (1st, 2nd and 3rd grades):
– new large impressionistic charts for the great lessons
– map/chart stands
– curtains for children’s closets
– a new set of fraction insets (others were almost twenty tears old)
– new set of math task cards
– new fundamental human need cards
– a special model of the earth/moon/sun to demonstrate the seasons
– the constellations pin map set
– science equipment and supplies for experiments
– new cubbies to store personal work
– specially printed graph paper notebooks in correct size of 3 or 4 sq/in
– Grammar Sense Game

Upper El (4th, 5th and 6th grades):
– a projector so the students can use the computer to display research
– timelines developed by fellow Montessori teachers
– a microscope
– new advanced calculators
– new geometry manipulatives
– new math materials
– new books on societal issues such as segregation, current events, and important historical figures