Park Road Montessori
Join us for our 14th International Spring Picnic next week on Thursday, May 4th from 5-7 pm. Not only a unique celebration of culture and diversity, it is our community’s biggest social event of the year! Families gather outside to eat, catch up with one another, learn about countries & culture, and enjoy performances!
- It’s not too late to sign up to represent a coutnry! We are looking for 5 more countries to join in the fun! Email Ms Priti with questions.
- By tomorrow (Sunday, April 30), place your pizza order or place a BBQ or Chic Fila order by Monday (5/1). See the blurb below for more details on food.
- Volunteer to help with ice cream sales, setup or clean-up.All volunteer slots are 45-minutes or less, so you can enjoy the Spring Picnic as well! This is a perfect opportunity for service hours for your JT Williams students.
- Join us and plan to enjoy Irish dancing, the JT Williams band, Henna artists (Henna pricing will vary based on design selected), lots of food — and all of the wonderful countries represented by our community! Additionally, some countries may be sharing food so please keep this in mind if your child has any allergies.
Spend your time traveling the world or catching up with old friends at the International Spring Picnic on May 4! Head to our website to pre-order Chick-fil-A, pizza or barbecue pulled pork for pickup at the picnic. Ordering ahead means no long lines or the logistics of picking up food before the picnic.
We are also offering pulled pork by the pound, so you can take some home to enjoy later in the week! Sales support next year’s sixth-grade D.C. field trip.
- Chick-fil-A or pulled pork barbecue: sandwich, drink and chips ($8)
- Pizza: cheese ($16) or pepperoni ($18)
- Pulled pork by the pound ($16/pound); sandwich only ($6)
DEADLINES: Pizza pre-orders must be placed by Sunday, April 30. CFA and BBQ orders need to be made by Monday, May 1. A limited amount of pizza-by-the-slice will be available that evening. Thanks for your support!
One of the most important tasks this time of year is generating class lists for student placement for the next school year. It is a task that we take very seriously, focusing on the creation of balanced, well matched learning environments. In doing so, our promise to you is that each child at Park Road Montessori is treated as an individual. Input from teachers, specialists, and parents is highly considered and appreciated when given.
As class lists come together, we continue to check and recheck each, forming classrooms that contain a balance in gender, academics, learning style, and temperament. We genuinely encourage any interested parent to provide input about their child to assist in a successful classroom placement. We ask that parents focus on their student’s learning styles, abilities, and personality; not on the recommendation for a specific teacher request. In honoring the placement process, recommendations for a specific teacher by name will not be accommodated.
You will be notified of the teacher assignment in August, 2023 by mail.
Please complete the input form HERE by Friday, May 12, 2023.
2023-24 PTO COMMITTEE SIGN UP
We are busy planning for the upcoming school year and filling the leadership roles on our PTO committees. If you are interested in leading a committee, please fill out THIS FORM by Friday, May 12th.
What does a Montessori classroom look like? Will my child know what to do? For the last 12 years, the Peek into Montessori camp has helped facilitate a joy of learning by breaking the ice and gently introducing children to the Montessori philosophy and environment. If you have a rising PreK student at PRM, please learn more and register HERE.
We have three parent openings on our School Improvement Team for next year. If you are interested in running for one of these parent positions, please complete the application HERE no later than Friday, May 5th
Members of the School Improvement Team (SIT) are directly involved in the development and monitoring of the School Improvement Plan, and as appropriate, some of the day-to-day operations of the school.
The School Improvement Team:
Facilitates the development of the School Improvement Plan.
Uses data as the driving force to create programmatic instructional change.
Monitors, assesses, and amends the School Improvement Plan, as needed.
Advances policies and procedures that enhance achievement and meet educational, safety and parent involvement goals.
Facilitates communication within the Professional Learning Community.
Builds the capacity of the school to address parent and staff concerns.
Our School Leadership Team meets one Friday a month at 7:30 or 8:00 AM on Zoom with periodic in person meetings. Meetings typically last 45 min to an hour. Term of service is three years.
We need YOUR input! We’re polling our families, teachers and staff: What items would you like to see in our new school store? Please take this very short, 5-question survey by Friday, 3/31. Thank you for providing your thoughts on current and future store selections!
Please see the schedule below for end of grade testing in grades 3-6. We ask that you refrain from scheduling any appointments or absences during this time.
May 25-EOG Reading (grades 3-6)**
May 26-No testing (religious holiday)
May 29-Memorial Day Holiday
May 30-EOG Science (5th)
May 31-EOG Math (grades 3-6)
June 1st and 2nd-EOG make-ups
June 2nd EOG 3rd – Reading Retest
June 7th 3rd – Read to Acheive Test
**3rd graders who are not proficient on their reading EOG will have additional testing after these dates.
Important EOG Testing Visitor Policy-All Grades
We will have End of Grade testing from Thursday, May 25th through Wednesday, May 31. During those days, we will not allow parents or other visitors in the building, including lunch guests. We will also not allow early dismissals until testing concludes each day, which will likely be around 2pm. This applies to primary, lower and upper el parents as we have testing sites in all buildings.
We realize that this can be inconvenient, but we have to maintain a quiet and secure testing environment throughout the building. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Have your kids outgrown their PRM merch? For the first time this year, our PRM Spiritwear website is now open with IN STOCK styles available to purchase! There are youth and adult options in a variety of colors and styles. If you would like your order shipped directly to your home, a shipping charge based on weight will be added at check-out. Look for your products to be delivered within two weeks of ordering. Delivery to school is free. **Please note there may be an additional wait time with school delivery, as we will distribute school orders once per month. The next school delivery distribution will be Friday, March 3rd.
To learn about more easy ways you can help support our school, visit the Small Fundraisers page on our website. Thank you for supporting PRM!