Park Road Montessori

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION: FRIDAY, 1/20

A huge thank you to the committee of parents who stepped in to organize what will be a fun and full day to celebrate the Lunar New Year at PRM! You can support this celebration by:

  • Have your student(s) wear RED next Friday, 1/20. This is a color with traditional importance for the day
  • Sign Up for a slot to volunteer with activities, food and more (please note that 9:30-12:00 is Primary and Lower El; 12:00-1:00 is Upper El)
YEARBOOK SALES NOW OPEN!

IT’S THAT TIME! 2022-2023 PRM yearbooks are now available to order. Please follow the link below to purchase your yearbook through Classic Photography.

The cost is $15, and they are available to order NOW THROUGH APRIL 14th. You must order now to guarantee a book. Extras are NOT always available for sale after distribution. You will need to create an account with Classic Photography if you don’t have one already. You will then provide your child’s name and teacher name before you pay online. Yearbooks will be delivered directly to school near the end of the school year. Don’t miss the deadline!

Please reach out to melissac.bubany@cms.k12.nc.us with questions.

SNOWFLAKE DANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Get your tickets and pizza today! The Snowflake Dance is coming up on Friday, Feb. 10, and is the perfect place to shake the winter blues away. Dance until you can’t dance anymore.

Each student must have a ticket ($10 in advance) and be accompanied by an adult ($1). This is NOT a drop-off event. Students must be supervised by their designated adult. There will also be a VIP lounge for the Upper El students for an extra charge of $3. The lounge will feature music and games and, of course, friends!

You can preorder pizza and have it available when you arrive ($18 pepperoni or gluten-free cheese; $16 cheese). We will also have hot chocolate, water, and lots of snacks for purchase.

Order your tickets soon to guarantee your spot! Pizza and online ticket orders are due by 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Both tickets and pizza orders can be placed ONLINE HERE. Your receipt serves as your ticket. Please note that ticket prices will increase at the door: $15 for students; $5 for the VIP add-on for Upper El students. Be sure to order ahead for the best prices!

This event helps to support our 6th-grade field trip to Washington, D.C.!

SCHOOL STORE REOPENS THIS WEEK!

Our school store will reopen this week and be available every Friday morning! There will be a cart in front of the main entrance as well as the Lower El building (B building). Cash only and all proceeds benefit the 6th grade trip to Washington DC.

ICE CREAM FRIDAYS

Students can order ice cream on Fridays in their classrooms by bringing cash ($1.00- $1.50), or using a Paypams account. If you would like your student to be able to order ice cream, please be sure to add money to their account or send in cash!

INTERNATIONAL SPRING PICNIC, MONTESSORI MARATHON & MORE:GET INVOLVED IN A PTO COMMITTEE THIS YEAR!

Are you interested in kicking off 2023 by becoming more involved in the PTO? We are currently searching for 2-3 individuals to share chairing responsibilities for several PRM events this spring! Whether you’re looking for a one-time event or a year-long commitment, read below for opportunities available now! Email Catherine Whittaker at parkroadmontessoripto@gmail.com for more information!

Montessori Marathon: Wednesday, April 5th

This is the perfect opportunity for a group of volunteers who need the majority of their involvement to be flexible. Montessori Marathon is our annual “fun run” fundraiser. The majority of committee duties can be completed flexibly, except for the day of the event — Wednesday, April 5th during school hours. We always get a great response to our day-of volunteer requests, so you will have lots of help and will get to be part of the energy and excitement as you see each class in their element!

International Spring Picnic: Thursday, May 4th

Our International Spring Picnic is an event not to be missed! The entire school gathers outside on the field for a celebration of cultures and countries. Committee duties include coordinating families to host country booths (which begins in February) and organizing logistics (including table rentals, communications and volunteer signups). You will be connected with previous ISP committee members and Ms Priti for assistance. Thank you to our parents who have reached out about this event! We would like to find 1-2 additional volunteers to support the planning efforts. 

Field Day: Tuesday, June 6th

Coordinate activities, rentals and volunteers as needed by Coach Frank for everyone’s favorite — Field Day!

PRM Cares: ongoing/year-long

Our philanthropic group is looking for a committee (or an individual) to plan and chair events for the remainder of the year! Another opportunity that allows flexibility (i.e. time is not required on campus or during school hours). We have a partnership with Bruns Avenue Elementary, and in the past have also done events in partnership with Bright Blessings, Salvation Army, Operation Sandwich and more! If you have a heart for service and bringing those opportunities to serve our community to PRM, this is the role for you!

Younger Sibling Enrollment for 2023-24

In order to take advantage of the sibling guarantee, families must participate in the lottery and request the older sibling’s school for the younger sibling(s). If you do not adhere to this process you will not be guaranteed a seat for a younger sibling as all spots will fill in the lottery. Please note the following deadlines and visit cmschoice.org for details.

Enroll in CMS December 5th, 2022-January 7th, 2023.

Enter the magnet lottery January 16, 2023-February 13, 2023.

Girls on the Run Spring Season - Coaches needed!

Girls on the Run has been a great success at Park Road Montessori and we want to continue the program this spring. Two coaches are required to offer the program. If you, or someone you know, is interested in coaching, please reach out to the wonderful staff at GOTR http://www.gotrgreaterclt.org/. You do not need to be a runner, you simply need to have a desire to support and encourage girls. All of the tools you need for a successful season will be provided.

SMALL FUNDRAISERS ADD UP! Have you linked your Harris Teeter VIC Card or registered for Publix Partners? These “small” fundraisers add up quickly, help fund events and other activities for our children — and must be re-linked every year!

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!