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Montessori Mornings Spring Registration Now OpenMontessori Mornings spring registration is now open! This is a great opportunity for students to learn new, exciting skills before school, right on campus. Classes begin at 8 a.m. and end in time for students to get to class. This fall we are offering tennis, yoga, martial arts, chess, pottery, drums, cartoon illustration, soccer, mixed media art, and introduction to Spanish, all taught by professional instructors and parents.

Learn more by reading through the flyer and sign up at the link below! Registration is open now and classes begin on March 2nd and run through May 15th. Class sizes are limited and spots fill-up fast, so sign-up soon! Email Parkroadmontessorimornings@gmail.com with any additional questions you may have.

**Montessori Mornings tuition can be paid for with pre-tax dollars through your Dependent Care Account. Need-based scholarships are available through our school counselor. The Program is a PTO fundraiser. Proceeds help fund yearly teacher conferences and school projects such as the Gaga pits. Thanks for making this program successful!

Shake Shack Spirit Night - February 19thOur February Spirit night will be at Shake Shack (1605 East Woodlawn Road) on Wednesday February 19th from 11:00 am until close. Please let them know that you are with Park Road Montessori when you place your order. 25% of all PRM sales go directly back to our school!
Spring Spirit Wear Orders End Friday!Have you ordered your spirit wear yet? This is your last chance to place an order for the school year and sales end Friday!  Visit our website for information on sizing and details on the different styles. Place your orders now through February 21 to guarantee your size and style!
Parent Education Night - February 20thPlease join us for Parent Education Night on Thursday, February 20th!  The evening will begin with a PTO meeting at 5:30 p.m. followed by two sessions. The first session is from 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. and the second is from 6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. The sessions are for adults only, and are offered across multiple grade levels. All of the topics below will be repeated for both sessions, and parents are encouraged to attend sessions across grade levels.

Primary Level Offerings:

  • Montessori Math (Room 17)
  • Making Reading Fun (room 19)

Lower Elementary Offerings:

  • Montessori Math (Room 27)
  • Planes of Development and Supporting Intrinsic Motivation (room 21 )

Upper Elementary Offerings:

  • Transitioning to Secondary Montessori – This session will include middle and high school teachers from JT Williams Secondary Montessori (room C-5)

Complimentary childcare is available in the media center for potty-trained children and limited to 50 children. Pick up at 7:00 p.m. Sign up for childcare here. We are also in need of parent and older student volunteers to oversee childcare. If you are available to help, please see the info directly below this entry. We look forward to seeing you there!

Snowflake Dance - Rescheduled to Friday, January 21stThe Snowflake dance has been rescheduled to Friday, February 21st from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. If you already bought tickets and/or ordered pizza, you’re all set. If you still need tickets they can be purchased on our website and are $10/student $1/adult ($3/up-charge for the upper el students). Pizzas (cheese, pepperoni, gluten free) can also be pre-ordered at the link above. Deadline to purchase tickets and order pizza is February 19th.

Tickets will be also be available at the door. There will be a variety of drinks and snacks available to purchase that evening, please bring cash for those items.

DJ Daddy will be returning to the Snowflake dance this year, spinning his tunes and dancing with us on the 21st! Thank you for supporting Ms. Cecelia’s 6th grade fundraiser! Please note: this is not a drop off event. By purchasing a ticket, you are agreeing to be responsible for and supervise your child(ren) through the duration of the event.

Register Now for Camp Invention!Camp Invention will be at PRM this summer June 22-25, 2020 from 8:30-4:30. Camp Invention is for rising Kindergarten through rising Sixth Graders. Also rising 7th-9th graders can attend as Leaders-in-Training.

During this ELEVATE themed program, young innovators will:

  • Build a cityscape out of upcycled materials, navigate planes through a storm and take apart a robot they’ll bring home at the end of the program.
  • Learn the value of their creativity as they sketch and build prototypes, design logos, market their invention and protect their intellectual property.
  • Collaborate and discover solutions to protect the Earth’s ecosystems as they compete in zipline races, explore energy conservation and help wildlife habitats.
  • Discover the great inventors behind their favorite sports, play high-energy games and design the ultimate sports complex.

Camp Invention’s activities give participants the opportunity to explore, create and build confidence as they bring their biggest ideas to life. Register using promo code SUM25 to save $25 (expires 3/31/2020) off the $255 registration fee. Visit invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today!

Windsor Park Food Pantry Donation DriveJoin PRM Cares in supporting the food pantry at Windsor Park Elementary for the month of February! Bring your canned or non-perishable food items (bags of oatmeal, grits, single-serve cereal, ramen noodles, mac and cheese, fruit cups or canned fruit) to our collection area outside the office.

Windsor Park Elementary is a Title I school with a 100% poverty level. This year, a parent turned a storage closet into a free food pantry for students after learning from the principal and teachers how many students were hungry during the school day. After the holidays, their stock is low. Let’s help them fill the shelves!  You can learn more about the Windsor Park Elementary food pantry here.

Parent Book Study: The Gift of Failure Join Ms. Melanie and Ms. Jennifer for a parent book study on “The Gift of Failure” by Jessica Lahey. They will meet 3 times to discuss the book and will offer morning and afternoon options on each meeting date. Dates are 2/26, 3/25, and 4/8. Sessions will be held at 8:15 AM and 3:30 PM. Please visit this link to sign-up. You may purchase the book yourself or we have a limited number of copies at the school that you can borrow. Please find more info in this flyer and email Melanie Francis if you have questions.
What Is Read to Achieve?Please join us for an informational workshop regarding state reading requirements for third graders. We will discuss the NC Read to Achieve legislation and how this impacts your child. Parents of second graders are also welcome to attend.

  • Date: February 24, 2020
  • Time: 8:00-8:30 AM
  • Location: Room 4

Information about state reading requirements for third graders and how it impacts your child is available here. Other NC Read to Achieve legislation resources are also provided on this site.  To RSVP or if you have any questions please contact Kimberly Riddle.