DEADLINE EXTENDED: Order Your Upper El Supply Boxes for Fall!

Deadline extended to order Upper El supply boxes at the pre-order rate of $40.

The school store is once again purchasing Upper El supply packets for the upcoming school year. It’s a great experience for the students, and no more running around for you!

Please note that we will only be accepting online orders, and there will be no refunds.

Click here to pre-order your student’s supplies today!

Teacher Appreciation Week Success!Our PTO was able to show our teachers and staff some much-deserved love last week! Festivities included a visit from The Coffee Tin coffee truck, “Teach Peace” t-shirts, a flower bar from Pharr Out Flowers, a special appreciation yard sign from Yard Art Signs, a King of Pops afternoon treat, and a boxed lunch from Something Classic.

Thank you to our PRM parents for showing our teachers and staff how much their hard-work and dedication is valued all year, from the snack cart to encouraging signs for our hallways to Teacher Appreciation Week. A special thank you to Julie Smith for organizing and coordinating so many creative ways to show our appreciation over this past year!

As always, thank you to our amazing teachers and staff, who have continued to go above and beyond during a challenging and unique year!

PRM Clock Restoration Project Complete The PTO is proud to share that the restoration of the original art deco clock on the outside of building A is complete! This was a PTO-funded project, made possible by your donations to the school. The clock has been restored to keep time again and has a plaque dedicated to Ms. Melinda and Ms. Charlotte, who both retired this year. The plaque includes a quote by James Taylor that reads, “The secret of life is to enjoy the passage of time.”

Special thanks to PRM parent Gabe Gerber, who generously donated his time to design and install the clock and the plaque.

CMS Bus Transportation for 2021-22 Please let us know your student’s 2021-22 bus transportation request. Completing this form for each student in your household will guarantee transportation service for the first day of school for eligible students. Requests after June 18, 2021 may cause a delay in service. Click the link below.

Bus Transportation Survey

Report Cards and MAP Scores Fourth quarter report cards and EOY MAP scores will be sent home with in person students this Friday. All test scores and report cards will be mailed to FRA students early next week. As a reminder, we will not have reading EOG scores for grades 4 and up until the fall.
Teacher Assistants and SubstitutesWe are in need of a couple of teacher assistants and substitutes for next school year. If you know of anyone who would be a strong candidate, please have them email Ms. Melanie.
Summer Gaming Camp is Back!Ready for a break from screen time? Stratagemics will be offering Strategy Gaming Summer Camps at Park Road Montessori for it’s 15th summer. The camps begin June 7, and run weekly through the week of July 12. The Stratagemics website has a full description with specific camp dates.

PRM students get a discount, and a portion of proceeds goes to our PTO. Both boys and girls are welcome, ages 8-18. Come join the legion of kids who have loved attending this camp! See the Stratagemics website or email Mr. Curt for more information.

Please do not send applications/payment to school or place in the lobby PTO box. Thank you!

Note: Photo from summer 2019

May Nurture TrailHello again! We took a “spring break” in April from the Nurture Trail, but we’ve got one last entry to share before this unforgettable year comes to a close. We’d love to hear your feedback about our section of the e-bulletin. Was it useful? Would you like to see this in next year’s e-bulletin? What suggestions do you have for us moving forward? Please email your thoughts to Kae or Betsy!

The Executive Director of Student Wellness and Academic Support for CMS recently provided us with a FREE resource from Mecklenburg County for families seeking additional social/emotional support for their child(ren) during the pandemic. The programs take place remotely and outside of school hours. SYDKYML serves K-8, while SPARC network will support high school aged youth. Parents may enroll their children directly in either program. For additional information, please contact the providers directly.

It is an unfortunate reality that young children are often exposed to violence before parents intend or are ready for it to happen. Violence associated with racial injustice and inequality has dominated the news over the past year, and young children may have questions and worries about the pieces of information they’ve accumulated through various sources. Discussing this topic with young ones is difficult and delicate, but addressing their emotions is essential. This infographic, created by The National Association of School Psychologists, provides guidance for parents and educators as they navigate these discussions with children.

Testing time has returned! Love it or loathe it-reactions vary and can sometimes prove challenging to address. This article suggests several things that parents can do to help test days go as smoothly as possible. Noticing some nerves? A little of that is normal and actually improves performance, but too much can have the opposite effect. Here are some ways to address those worries at home.

Sun, sand, surf… summer!!! One advantage of summer is the ability to spend a little more time with your kids. One of the most important things parents can do while spending time with them is to listen effectively. This advice provides some suggestions for improving active listening, and this summer may be just the time to hone your skills. It’s been a tough year, and they’ve probably got a lot to process and to anticipate in the fall. YOU are the person that they want to share with the most!

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month. One of our favorite aspects of Montessori education is the emphasis on learning about other cultures and celebrating their unique contributions to our world. The more we learn about cultures, the richer our experiences, the greater our understanding, and the better chance we have of establishing peace on our shared planet.

Our last day for office hours was Wednesday, April 28. Please email at any time with questions or concerns through the end of the year. We wish you a safe, happy, healthy, amazing summer! We’ll see you in the fall!

Betsy and Kae

Change of Address Have you moved since the end of last school year and forgot to tell the office? Do you plan on moving over this summer?

If your address has changed, or will change over this summer, please let the office know as soon as possible. It will impact you receiving important summer mailing and will also impact your child’s transportation route, if eligible. You can find the required documentation and the address change form here.