Yearly Archives: 2016

May Sands School Weekly Update: 12/20/16

This Thursday, Dec. 22nd we will have a special flag raising ceremony in which students from every program level will share a short holiday music performance – please come and join us!  Ms Rachel has been working with our students for this performance, but you can help, too! Together with your child, visit our Student…

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May Sands Montessori Update: 12/13/16

With the hustle of the holiday season upon us, I would like to everyone to take a moment and reflect on the importance of cultivating peace; it starts within us, and is a choice.  As adults, we have the responsibility to help our students recognize the connection between choice and consequence in a nurturing and…

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May Sands Montessori School Update: 12/6/16

Conch Train Caroling: Tomorrow! We still have seats available for tomorrow evening’s caroling event. Tickets are $10/adult, $5/child – cash or check payable to May Sands Montessori.  Remember to send payment in an envelope marked with your child’s name.  We will host a festive pre-boarding treat under the Chickee beginning @ 6:30, and the train departs…

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Parent Board Member Seats: January Elections

We will have three open parent member seats coming available on our Charter Board, and elections for those seats will take place next month at our All-School meeting (18 January).  Members will have four months before becoming full-voting members in May, so there is plenty of time to become familiar with the processes and platforms….

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School Start Time Survey

The Monroe County School Board members have proposed that the district conduct a survey to get parent input on school start times.  The survey link is below; however, paper and pencil versions of the survey will be available at school as well. Families need to complete only one survey, even if you have children in…

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May Sands Montessori Update

Volunteers Needed: KW Triathlon We still need 10 more volunteers from 6-12 for this Saturday’s TriKW.   Double Service Hours awarded to volunteers! Please come out and support this awesome community athletic event and help raise funds for our school. Volunteers will be on Higgs Beach pier helping make sure swimmers go under the right…

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KWMCS Weekly Update: 11/15/16

Student-led Fundraising Opportunities One of the much-anticipated features of our school’s Upper Elementary and Early Secondary programs is the participation of our students in overnight educational field trips. This year our Fundraising Committee built in specific events for student-led fundraising, to help defray the cost of these trips. Friday Car-Line Coffee sales are open and…

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KWMCS Weekly Update: 11/8/16

Message from Mrs. Shelley Dear Parents, I would like to introduce myself to some parents, and reacquaint myself to those parents who knew me a few years ago. My name is Shelley Schutlz and I am the new – and returning – guidance counselor.  I will be working with students a couple of days a…

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KWMCS Weekly Update: 11/1/16

Florida Family Engagement in Education Month The Florida Department of Education has designated November as Family Engagement in Education Month to celebrate and highlight the importance of parent and family involvement in their student’s education. At KWMCS we encourage a strong home+school connection because we know that students achieve more when we work together.  Thank…

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KWMCS Weekly Update: 10/27/16

Purple Pinky Project our KWMCS community will join with our local Rotarians in a fundraising effort to eradicate polio. Students are encouraged to bring in $1.00, which is the estimated polio immunization cost for five children in developing countries.    Our whole school has been invited to participate in this event, which takes place beginning @ 8:15…

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School Photo Schedule

Our schedule of school photos is also posted on our calendar of events page: http://maysandsmontessori.com/events/, and for added convenience, the entire schedule is listed below.   Tuesday, October 18th ~ 9:00 Reef Gecko, Blue Tang Wednesday, October 19th ~ 9:00 Conch, Osprey, Mahi Thursday, October 20th ~ 9:00 Seahorse, Sea Star

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KWMCS Weekly Update: 10/11/16

This is a friendly reminder that there will be a noon dismissal for all students tomorrow, Wednesday, 12 October, so that our guides can meet with parents to review student progress.  We will have noon dismissal, again, on 19 and 26 October. Vote on School Lease Postponed Our school’s lease with our sponsor, Monroe County…

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KWMCS Weekly Update: 10/4/16

One Human Race and Colorful Run=Success! Many thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, and race participants – it was our most successful race to date! Special thanks to our event chairs Amy Bradshaw and Andrea Ippolito for their planning and coordinating efforts in making this such a fun community event! Five Guys & Two Scoops Family…

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KWMCS Weekly Update: 9/27/16

This is a friendly reminder that we have a noon dismissal tomorrow so that our Guides may participate in program level planning. PR Committee Meeting Join the PR Committee for a meeting tomorrow at 12 noon in the Art Room, or contact Kristen at [email protected] We are seeking support from Families who have a talent for…

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KWMCS Weekly Update: 9/20/16

International Day of Peace Tomorrow we will join our friends at the Montessori Children’s School to celebrate the International Day of Peace with a school-wide march to Bayview Park.  Once we gather at the grassy field, we will participate in a worldwide singing of ‘Light a Candle for Peace’ at 9:30. We invite everyone from…

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KWMCS Weekly Update: 9/13/16

Spell-a-Thon Beginning this Friday, our school will kick off the sixth annual Spell-a-Thon!  Each student will receive a list of spelling words selected by their Classroom Guide, according to their developmental level.  Attached to their list will be a sponsorship sheet to collect pledges of support from friends, neighbors and relatives (nearby and out of…

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KWMCS Weekly Update: 9/6/16

I hope that everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing Labor Day holiday! School Supplies This year KWMCS made bulk purchases of school supplies for all students. Our Guides carefully selected the items specific to their program level, including individual periodical subscriptions, and we now have program-level supply fee information for families. ·         Primary (Kindergarten) –…

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New School Lunch Options

Sandwiches tuna salad egg salad turkey & cheese ham & cheese Salads turkey ham tuna egg chicken Wraps chicken turkey ham tuna veggie All classrooms have order forms, and students need to place their orders before 8:45 a.m. Lunch prices are as follows: grades K – 5 $2.75 Grade 6- 8 $2.85 Reduced Price 40…

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Last Chance to Pre-order Books

Our 3rd – 8th year students will have the opportunity to meet award-winning author Jennifer Holm next Thursday (9/8), and as a special treat, families can purchase one of her newly released books which will include Ms. Holm’s autograph! The pre-order forms and payment are due Tuesday (9/6).  Please make checks payable to KWMCS. Jennifer…

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KWMCS Weekly Update: 8/30/16

Please help your student remember her/his water bottle, daily – thank you! Early Dismissal Wednesday Students will be dismissed tomorrow at noon. Child Care is available from noon – 5:30.  Day-of/Drop-in rate is $15, so if you require extended day care, please make payment arrangements with Ms. Pam to secure your $12 rate. **Students pre-paid for extended…

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Iguana-proofing Project Today!

Good morning KWMCS Community! Please join our friends from the Community Garden this morning to install aluminum flashing along our common fence line.  Families will receive Double Service Hours for their volunteerism! ** Please enter via the large gate on Seminary Street **

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KWMCS Weekly Update: 8/23/16

All-School Meeting Tomorrow! This is a friendly reminder that our first School Community meeting of the school year will take place tomorrow, August 24 at 6:00 in the Blue Tang Classroom. Child care will be available onsite. Each classroom will host a welcome half-hour beginning at 5:30, so that families can become acquainted with their student’s…

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KWMCS Weekly Update: First Day of School!

Hello KWMCS Community and happy new school year! This is our first newsletter of the school year; each week I will post a weekly update about school events and other important information on our school’s web site – thanks for reading.  A solid school-home connection offers optimum support for your child.  For families who are…

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First Days of School

Our Instructional team will greet program-level seniors (3rd, 6th, and 8th years) on Monday, 15 August.  The first day of school for all other students is Tuesday, 16 August. **Both days are noon dismissal days, though child care will be available through 5:30.** Our school’s regular schedule (8:30-3:30) begins on 17 August.

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Campus Tidy-Up This Saturday!

Our House & Grounds Chairperson and I are hosting a campus tidy-up this Saturday from 9-12.  Families are encouraged to sign up and select a project from the list.  If you will not be available on Saturday and would like to complete one of the projects during the week, we are on site and happy…

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Tax Free Holiday August 5-7

KWMCS is planning to make bulk purchases of key school items in order to pass on the savings to you.  All students will have a specialized supply fee for consumable materials appropriate for her/his program level – we will share more detailed information as soon as all supply lists are confirmed with the Guides.  Supplies…

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