As Montessorians, we understand that human formation begins at birth and that for a change to occur, we must begin with the child. This quote from Dr. Montessori, underscores our mission: If we are among the men of good will who yearn for peace, we must lay the foundation for peace ourselves, by working for the social world of the child.
We have a collective responsibility toward this social mission for peace. At Park Road Montessori School, we promise to continue and to work harder in challenging and changing systems of inequity that perpetuate racism and bias within our community.
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 the important summer mailing, and will also affect your child’s transportation route, if eligible. Below is the link which will list the required documentation, and the address change form.
Since we aren’t currently able to bring the completed document to school, please fill it out and email a scanned copy or photo to Laura Slesinger. Additionally, if your family is now living with a family member or friend, and needs a Residency Affidavit, please also email Laura and she will provide the necessary residency affidavits.
It’s a great experience for the students, and no more running around for you! Please be sure to order by July 1st, at the pre-order rate of $40. After that, a limited number of orders will be accepted at a higher price. 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!
For the upcoming school year, we have openings for the following positions:
- Communications Chair
- Fundraising Chair
- Assistant Treasurer
If you have questions, would like more information, or are interested in any of these important roles, please contact Anuja Ratnayake.
If you haven’t ordered yet, don’t worry! You can visit www.silvergraphics.com and enter the school access code PRMart2020 to place your order online. Select your child’s class and locate personalized art by their name. Items will be shipped directly to your address, and there will be shipping fees this year.
Please contact Jenny Orso with any questions.
PRM Cares continues to partner with Bruns Avenue Elementary, a Title I school with 99.5% of students on free/reduced lunch. During the summer, many families will struggle to put food on the table. With this in mind, we’re working with the Bruns administration to support a drive-thru food pantry for Bruns families. PRM is joining several other organizations/churches to help donate food supplies.
Please donate from the requested items list. Any help is very much appreciated and can be done within social distancing guidelines! Items can be delivered via porch drop-off or the delivery service of your choice to 617 Grandin Road, Charlotte, NC 28208. If possible, please try to arrange for delivery on Wednesdays.
1 – Urban Ministries Center of Charlotte
Serving the homeless population of Charlotte, which is at an increased risk due to the congregational nature of the Urban Ministries facilities and common health vulnerabilities (diabetes, COPD, hypertension, asthma).
They have consolidated their greatest-need items into one Amazon Wishlist, which includes tents and sleeping bags for those sleeping outside or who have been displaced by recent Room In The Inn facility closings. You can also donate directly to Urban Ministries.
2 – Second Harvest Food Bank
Supplying food to various charities in our area via a regional food distribution warehouse. They have a special list for Coronavirus needs, which can be found here.
3 – Families Forward Charlotte
Providing essential goods, educational programs, and other support to ease the burden of poverty on children and their families in Mecklenburg County. They are currently focusing on replenishing their stock of grocery store gift cards for families effected by Coronavirus closures. There are several ways to donate these remotely:
1: Send a Walmart gift card via email to email@example.com
2: Purchase Food Lion, Aldi’s, or a Walmart gift card, and mail it to:
Families Forward Charlotte
PO Box 470436
Charlotte, NC 28247
3: Order a Visa gift card from their Amazon wishlist to be shipped directly to FFC
4 – South Mecklenburg High School Food Drive
For this week only, South Meck and Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church are collecting donations for food insecure families at Smithfield Elementary, Quail Hollow Middle, and South Mecklenburg High.
When: Tuesday-Friday (3/17 – 3/20) from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church, 8801 Park Road, Charlotte, NC **You do not need to exit your car. Drive up, and volunteers will take your donations.
What: Food (Spaghetti Noodles, Spaghetti Sauce, Alfredo Sauce, Canned Chicken, Tuna or Salmon, Mac & Cheese, Cereal, Cereal Bars, Peanut Butter, Grape Jelly, Canned Pasta, Canned Fruit, Apple Sauce)
Hygiene (Tampons, Pads, Shampoo, Lotion)
5 – E2D
Focusing on eliminating the digital divide in the Charlotte area. A recent message on their social media: “E2D will still be building every single computer we can get our hands on. Any prolonged period away from school could be cataclysmic to our students. Please, please, please…help this community…help us find more laptops. We are down to one lab, but we’re gonna take it to warp speed as safely as we can.”
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your corporation have laptops that can be re-purposed for student use.
If you have questions or need more info about how to help, please contact Catherine Whittaker.