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So far we have raised $9, 000 towards our $30,000 target! That’s 30% of the total!

Invest In Your Child Thank you to all the generous PRM families have contributed close to $9,000 in this years Invest In Your Child campaign! We have only ONE WEEK LEFT to reach our goal of $30,000 and we need EVERYONES support to reach our target. Our children and teachers are counting on us! Let’s rally together this final week to achieve this important financial goal for our school community.

Throughout these challenging times, it’s important to note how our dedicated and talented staff have continued to provide high quality education, even from a distance at times. Funds have continuously been used to help our school and staff adjust to all the changes we’ve had to face from document cameras so our teachers were able to show students the Montessori methods at home to outdoor shelters so our students have the ability to work and eat outside while socially distanced. Our school continues to create a unique educational experience for our students to flourish in. We are one of the few public Montessori schools in the county and our children benefit from our experienced teachers and staff, as well as the incredible Montessori materials that this campaign helps provide.

In recent years, our teachers used your donations for a variety of enrichment and classroom materials. Many of our classrooms have used funds to purchase updated pin maps, which are beautiful wood materials that help children learn geography in a hands-on manner. Language rich materials like the Waseca drawers and grammar box help our Primary and Lower Elementary students expand their understanding of language and sentence structure. Our educators have also updated math materials with beautiful wooden clocks, metal inset fraction works and timeless bead chains that introduce number patterns to our Primary and Lower Elementary students.

These are just a few examples of how our PRM community helps to fund and support each and every classroom!

Your donations are tax deductible, and many employers will donate or provide a matching donation in your child’s name. Please reach out to your friends and family who might also be interested in supporting our school!  Donations can be made online through September 30,2021.

Thank you for Investing in Your Child and helping us achieve this important goal!
Fall Picture Day is Coming! Fall picture day is Tuesday, October 5th. Skip the order form & pre-order before picture day online. Pre-order access will expire 48 hours after picture day. Hardcopy flyers will go home next Monday, September 27th.
Fall Picnic Cancelled Due to an abundance of caution, we have made the hard decision to cancel our Fall Picnic for this school year. We are hopeful that we can all safely gather in the Spring! If you have questions, please reach out to Darci Galvin.

Lets Keep the Cart StockedThe snack cart for PRM staff has been a great success and a small way to show our big appreciation! We want to keep the cart of treats and snacks in the hallway (where staff checks in each morning) fully stocked for our “Thankful Thursdays” each week and we need your help!

We’ve updated this wish list for ideas and inspiration, but you can also send any grocery store items (especially fresh fruit options and beverages). The only requirements are that items are individually wrapped, store-bought and don’t require refrigeration. Please direct any questions to Julie Smith. Thank you for helping us show our amazing PRM staff lots of LOVE!

Book Fair Returns October 7-15! This year’s Book Fair will be held Oct. 8-15, with previews beginning Oct. 7. More details about shopping hours to come next week. Online shopping begins Oct. 2.

We strongly encourage families to use the eWallet option that is now available. This will reduce the amount of cash that your student needs to keep track of and that our volunteers need to handle. Sign up for the eWallet here! 

You can get an early look at what will be available by checking out the online flyer

Your time and purchases will help keep our Media Center full of great materials for our students. All proceeds from the Book Fair are given directly to the Media Center. Questions? Please contact Jodie Lowe at jodie.chester.lowe@gmail.com.

PRM Cares for Bruns Elementary Join PRM Cares as we launch our new, annual partnership with Bruns Avenue Elementary! Bruns is a Title 1 school in West Charlotte with nearly 100% of students below the poverty level. PRM Cares will be partnering with Bruns to support their students and staff on a quarterly basis.

To kick off the school year, we are asking for new uniforms for students in need. Feel free to order off of the Amazon Wishlist to have items shipped directly to Bruns, or drop off in morning carpool line at PRM by Friday, October 1.

Beginning of Year MAP Testing Students in 1st through 6th grades will have their beginning of year MAP testing in reading and math in the coming weeks. Specific dates will be shared by classroom teachers. Kindergartners will begin their MAP testing with the middle of year window.
20-21 Yearbooks Extra yearbooks from the 2020-2021 school year are now available for sale. They are $15 and will be delivered to your students class. Please click here to purchase.
COVID-19 Exposure Information Please be sure to review this updated CMS COVID-19 Guidance to better understand any exposure notices you may receive this year. Please note that under this new guidance, students wearing masks are not considered to be exposed and/or as having had close contact.
Part-Time Lunch Monitor Needed We are hiring a part-time lunch monitor. This person will work 11 hours a week with the daily schedule being 11:35 am – 1:45 pm on student days only. Responsibilities will consist of monitoring students as they travel through the lunch line as well as monitoring the dining room when it reopens. Email Ms. Melanie for instructions on how to apply.