Montessori Marathon

Montessori Marathon Was a Huge Success!

On behalf of our students, teachers, staff and PTO thank you to all who donated and volunteered to make Montessori Marathon a success!  Despite the rain and unfavorable weather, the students had a great time running together in the gym and enjoying refreshments after their hard work.

Most important, we met our fundraising goal for the year!  The funds will go directly to our teachers who will use the donations for enrichment, classroom materials and learning experiences for our children.  Our PRM families are what make this school such a special place, and we are truly grateful for all your contributions!

What is the Montessori Marathon?MarathonFun
The Park Road Montessori Marathon campaign is a month long event that culminates in a “marathon fun run” for our entire school in early April. Students will ask for donations for their running efforts and in so help us to reach our fundraising. 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 be sure to reach out to friends and family for donations. 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 March 11th. 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 April 5th. What an empowering experience!

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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