All Lower El students are invited to join the monthly Paideia Picnic. We will sit in a circle on the front lawn at lunchtime to engage in a discussion about the monthly book.  Lower El children may participate by reading the book and signing up on the bulletin board in the A hallway. The selected upcoming books are dates are listed below:

December 10th The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems and Tony Diterlizzi

January 21st- The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

February 25th The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

March 25th- Poppy by Avi

April 22nd- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate


Many of you are familiar with the longstanding PRM tradition of Winter Village. We will not hold a school wide Winter Village in person this year but each classroom will observe the tradition in some way in the weeks before winter break. Please look for communication from your child’s teacher about Winter Village plans.


Attention ALL PRM Families! The Autobell Gift Card sale is ON! This is our ONE large fundraiser that will offset the cost of Mountain Trail Outdoor School (MTOS).  The MTOS trip is a fundamental part of the Upper Elementary experience at Park Road Montessori School, and we could use your family’s help. Even if your child is not in Upper El, you can order gift cards for the holiday season! They make wonderful gifts for coworkers and neighbors!

You can order cards directly and pay from (this link —https://parkroadmontessori.com/upper-el-autobell-fundraiser/). 


If any Upper Elementary families would prefer to contribute directly to the fundraiser instead of selling gift cards, we welcome that as well!  You can do that here (link to paypal button again) or you may drop a check in the PTO dropbox by the front office (making sure to include your child’s name and MTOS in the memo).

More details can be found here (link to google form here) PRM- Upper El Auto Bell Fundraiser

Thank you for your support of this fundraiser for our students!


PRM Cares is asking for donations to help with “Cats United,” an event with the Carolina Panthers and Girl Scout Troop 219 to support the students and families at Windsor Park Elementary. In order to fill 518 stockings (one for each student at Windsor Park), they are still in need of several donations! Please visit their Amazon Wish List to purchase items, and they will be sent directly to the donation collection site. Windsor Park is a local Title I school with 98% of the population being low SES and 70% being second language learners.

They are also looking for a company willing to donate a balloon arch. If you or someone you know can help, please email Allie Kaul at alliekaul@yahoo.com.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING CAN MEAN MONEY FOR PRM! Fundraise for Park Road Montessori while doing your holiday gift shopping! Be sure to use https://smile.amazon.com/ every time you shop on Amazon, and select Park Road Montessori PTO as your charity to support. Thanks for supporting our school!
YOUNGER SIBLING ENROLLMENT In order to get the younger sibling guarantee for enrollment, you must enroll your child in CMS and participate in the lottery. Please visit the CMS Choice website for dates and details on this process. Families must enroll in CMS between 12/6 and 1/7 in order to participate in the lottery and secure the sibling seat.
Covid Testing for Students CMS schools are now offering free student diagnostic testing. This is an optional testing program and family/parent consent will be required before students will have access to free on-site testing. Join us in our efforts to keep schools open. Opt in your student today! Testing Consent Form (school testing code is PRMCONSENT) For more information, visit https://www.cms.k12.nc.us/cmsdepartments/csh/Pages/COVID-19-Testing-Program.aspx

Below are the upcoming opportunities for prospective families to come see what Williams is all about.Prospective Family Open House DatesTime: 6:30-8:00• 1/12/2022Visit the Prospective Family Open House link here to sign up.Williams Walkthrough School TourSign up for a tour and see the school in action during the school day.CMS Montessori Elementary Upper El classes (5th and 6th grade) will come from a tour with their class. Note that for rising 7th graders in a CMS Montessori Magnet elementary, no action is required to accept your guaranteed seat at Williams Montessori.

Lets Keep the Cart Stocked
The snack cart for PRM staff has been a great success and a small way to show our big appreciation! We want to keep the cart of treats and snacks in the hallway (where staff checks in each morning) fully stocked for our “Thankful Thursdays” each week and we need your help! We’ve updated this wish list for ideas and inspiration, but you can also send any grocery store items (especially fresh fruit options and beverages). The only requirements are that items are individually wrapped, store-bought and don’t require refrigeration. Please direct any questions to Julie Smith. Thank you for helping us show our amazing PRM staff lots of LOVE!
COVID-19 Exposure Information Please be sure to review this updated CMS COVID-19 Guidance to better understand any exposure notices you may receive this year. Please note that under this new guidance, students wearing masks are not considered to be exposed and/or as having had close contact.