Montessori Marathon

What is the Montessori Marathon?

The PRM Montessori Marathon is a month-long fundraising campaign that culminates in a “marathon fun run” for our entire school in late March or early April. This event is one of only two annual giving funds from which money is divided among all classrooms. Since we do not sell wrapping paper, candy or other items, these annual giving funds are critical to providing funds so our teachers and staff can purchase needed Montessori materials and replenish everyday classroom materials.

Families are asked to reach out to family and friends to ask for donations in support of our school. Matching funds from employers is another great avenue to explore. You can make checks out to PRM PTO or donate online.
In the spirit of traditional fun runs, students can set goals to run a certain amount of laps. All students participate in the fun run portion regardless of funds raised.
Where does Montessori Marathon money go? Our teachers purchase Montessori materials and classroom supplements with the funds raised through the Montessori Marathon. Montessori materials are made of wood or metal meaning that these purchases are investments in our school community. Here are just a few examples of the items each grade level has purchased for their classrooms.

Primary (Pre-K and Kindergarten):

  • updating and replacing sensorial materials that are worn out due to years of use
  • Brown Stairs
  • Knobless Cylinders
  • Thermic Tablets
  • Pink Tower (w/ repair paint)
  • cursive boards

Lower El (1st, 2nd and 3rd grades):

  • new large impressionistic charts for the great lessons
  • map/chart stands
  • a new set of fraction insets (others were almost twenty tears old)
  • updated math task cards
  • new fundamental human need cards
  • a special model of the earth/moon/sun to demonstrate the seasons
  • the constellations pin map set
  • science equipment and supplies for experiments
  • new cubbies to store personal work
  • specially printed graph paper notebooks in correct size of 3 or 4 sq/in
  • Grammar Sense game

Upper El (4th, 5th and 6th grades):

  • a projector so the students can use the computer to display research
  • timelines developed by fellow Montessori teachers
  • microscopes and other science tools
  • new advanced calculators
  • new geometry manipulatives
  • updated math materials
  • new books on societal issues such as segregation, current events, and important historical figures
Special Areas (Art, Media, Music, PE):
  • a new walking trail/track (awaiting final approval from CMS)
  • new instruments
  • refreshing art materials (paint, paper, beads, brushes)
  • new media materials
  • sheet music

Thank you so much for your support of our wonderful school!