The cost is $15, and they are available to order NOW THROUGH THIS FRIDAY, MAY 7. You must pre-order to guarantee a book. Extras are NOT always available for sale after distribution. You will provide your child’s name, teacher name and your home shipping address before you pay online. Yearbooks will be delivered directly to the address provided, if they do not arrive before the end of the year. Don’t miss the deadline!
Remember that we still need YOUR photos to make our yearbook a success for this unique year! Submitting your photos from remote learning is quick and easy! Click here and upload photos by category — from individual classes to music to PEACE Day. You can even access the website for uploading on your phone.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
This schedule will continue through the end of the year for in person students.
In keeping with Montessori tradition, please let your children make these items instead of purchasing them. Below are some ideas:
- Make a card (your child can include their favorite lesson or memory from this year)
- Cut some flowers from your home garden
- Grab a fun treat from their Favorite Things list
- Hand-make a craft or art piece
Our PRM Staff Appreciation Week begins 5/17, where our PTO will make sure our teachers are shown lots of love with visits from a coffee truck, King of Pops, boxed lunches and other fun goodies. In the meantime, we want to make sure that they’re hearing from their students. Thank you for showing our teachers and staff the adoration they deserve!
We also have one more month to show our continued support with our staff snack cart! The Amazon wishlist has been refreshed with new ideas and inspiration, but you can also send any grocery store items (especially fresh fruit options and beverages).
Please direct any questions to Julie Smith.
However, the use of face coverings while outdoors is no longer required. Effective May 6, CMS will adopt this new guidance, and students, staff and visitors will no longer be required to wear a face covering when outdoors on school property. Students and staff are encouraged to continue to maintain 6 feet of physical distance whenever possible.
Students or staff may continue to wear face coverings outdoors if they are more comfortable doing so. The use of face coverings outdoors is encouraged for unvaccinated individuals who cannot maintain at least six feet of distance from others. Disposable masks should be made available at building entrances in case someone misplaces or drops a face covering while outside. The toolkit also strongly encourages the use of face coverings outdoors when individuals are gathering in large numbers in crowded or dense spaces. The most up-to-date toolkit may be accessed here.
Here are ways you can support The Memorial Sanctuary Project:
- Join The Memorial Sanctuary Facebook Group and/or Instagram Page.
- Paint a Memorial Rock to put in the Peace Garden at Park Road Montessori.
- Drop a shirt (labeled with name and contact info) in the Memorial Sanctuary box on the front porch of PRM to have it screen printed with our shirt design for this project.
- Donate on the Wix website.
- Engrave a paver with a quote, name or memorial on the Wix website.
Please contact our Memorial Sanctuary committee with any questions.
For the upcoming school year, we have an opening for the following position:
- Communications Chair
If you have questions, would like more information, or are interested in this important role, please contact Darci Galvin.
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
As class lists come together, I will continue to check and recheck each, forming classrooms that contain a balance in gender, academics, learning style, and temperament. I genuinely encourage any interested parent to provide input about their child to assist me in a successful classroom placement. The staff and I ask that parents focus on their student’s learning styles, abilities, and personality; not on the recommendation for a specific teacher request. In honoring the placement process, recommendations for a specific teacher by name will not be accommodated.
For your information, you will be notified of the teacher assignment in August, 2021 by mail. Student placement is perhaps ones of the most important tasks that we perform each and every spring. Numerous hours are spent carefully placing each child. Teacher teams, along with administration meet to create the upcoming year’s placement lists. In doing so each child is considered individually, focusing on the academic and social health of the children and the classroom. Parent input is consistently added and referred to.
Please complete the input form by Friday, May 7, 2021.
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
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
May 12: Reading (All Grades)
May 14: Math (All Grades)
May 19: Science (5th Grade Only)
May 20: EOG Reading Retest (Select 3rd Graders Only)
May 26: RTA Test (Select 3rd Graders Only)
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.
Buy a $20 Autobell gift card to use for your choice of wash at any of the 55 Autobell locations. PRM receives 50% of the purchase price, and the PTO will send the gift card via mail to the address you provide when purchased. This is an excellent way to support our local businesses and our school community!
- Read&Write for Google Chrome
- NCEdCloud and Clever
- ONE Access and NCWiseOwl for research
- Sora for eBooks
- PRM library books
- …even brain break ideas!
For quick reference, be sure to bookmark or print this document here. If you’re still having trouble with devices, logging into Canvas, or any other tech related issues, please contact Melissa Toner for assistance.
Please encourage your children to use these safe and appropriate databases when researching, rather than searching on Google or Wikipedia.