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What is the Montessori Marathon?MarathonFunThis is a student led fundraiser in which Park Road students pledge to do their best to run as many laps as they can around a pre-determined track in a 20 minute period to raise money for our school! Our goal is to contact friends and family from all 50 states by the event day!
When Does the Montessori Marathon Start?Our Montessori Marathon kick off day is March 3. Our beloved P.E. teacher, Coach Strait, will remind all students that this fund raiser is like NO OTHER, it is special because STUDENTS are the main participants! They will practice for the event day with Coach Strait each week during P.E. and they will send emails all over the world, and RUN THE MARATHON on March 27. What an empowering experience!
How Does the Montessori Marathon Raise Money?Each student will send as many emails to friends and family as possible. These emails will explain our fundraiser and ask recipients to visit this Montessori Marathon web site, where PAYPAL is offered as a convenient and environmentally friendly way to donate to Park Road Montessori School. Proceeds will go toward teacher and classroom supplements, and the goal this year is to raise $20,000 for our amazing school!

What are Teacher and Classroom Supplements?Our teachers purchase classroom supplements with the funds raised through the Montessori Marathon. Here are just a few of the items each grade level plans to purchase for their classrooms. Thank you so much for your support of our wonderful school!

Primary (Pre-K and Kindergarten):
– replace many of the 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
– curtains for children’s closets
– a new set of fraction insets (others were almost twenty tears old)
– new set of 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
– a microscope
– new advanced calculators
– new geometry manipulatives
– new math materials
– new books on societal issues such as segregation, current events, and important historical figures