Yearly Archives: 2019

School Year Books – Order Now!

Purchase your School Year Book for $35 with the option of customizing 2 pages for free! To purchase & customize go to https://tr5.treering.com/validate, enter the school’s passcode:  1012919022413728.  Please note – Must be a parent or student 13 years or older to order. Deadline April 7, 2020.

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Amazon Smile Donation Update

Our thanks to all families who have made purchases from our various wish lists, to include our Amazon Smile wish lists. This quarter, May Sands Montessori School has received a donation $151.33 through Amazon Smile purchases, and to date we have received a total of $1,750.49! Would you like to donate to a wish list? CLICK…

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School Store Coming Soon!

Mrs. Laura and Ms. Natalie have been working with a few students to open a student-led school store, featuring healthy snacks, beverages, and branded merchandise!  Although they’re still sourcing inventory, the school store will have a trial run the week of December 16-20!  Students will have an opportunity to purchase items at scheduled times during…

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MSMS FOOD DRIVE & TOY DRIVE

We are continuing to collect NEW, UNWRAPPED TOYS for the Wesley House – Florida Keys Holiday Helpers: https://www.wesleyhouse.org, and NON-PERISHABLE FOODS for the S.O.S Mission Food Pantry on Stock Island: http://www.sosmission.org Please drop off items at the school’s front office weekdays between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. (**TOY DROP OFF DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED –…

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Student Art Gallery

The Studios of Key West (TSKW) recently received a grant for art education in our community. Led by Art Educator, Bria Ansara, our students have been invited to participate in an art experience off school campus at the TSKW. Each month, one MSMS program level will take a field trip to TSKW to experience art…

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Classroom Communities Sharing a Meal

The spirit of Thanks Giving is in the air! As we welcome the cooler days of fall and prepare for Thanks Giving break, our students spent time together on Thursday, November 21, preparing a meal to share with one another. Our Seahorse (Kindergarten) students were invited by the Blue Tang (grades 7 & 8) students…

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School Closure Reminder

Important Calendar Reminders Friday, Nov. 22 – Early Dismissal and Pizza Friday FUNdraiser (school is out at 12:00 P.M., pizza money & orders must be in by 4:30 P.M. on Wednesday). Monday, Nov. 25 through Friday, Nov. 29 – school is closed for Thanks Giving week. Monday, Dec. 2 – school opens and classes reconvene….

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Halloween Candy Wrapper Recycle Program

This Halloween, bring us your clean candy wrappers for the Loggerhead Marinelife Center 4th Annual Unwrap the Waves Candy Wrapper Recycling Program! Bring your clean candy wrappers to the school’s front office no later than 12:00 P.M. on November 6! All candy wrappers will be 100% recycled and used to make school supplies and other…

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Weekend FUNdraising Success!

Over $2300 was raised over the Fantasy Fest weekend FUNdraising activities! A huge THANK YOU to all MSMS families, students and staff who volunteered their time. Two activities were hosted: Friday, Oct. 25, Local’s Parade Refreshment Booth – $1230 was raised! Sunday, Oct. 27, Children’s Day 2019 Activities Booth – $1125 was raised!

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Career Fair Presented by Blue Tangs

Today our Blue Tang class from the Early Secondary program presented a Careers Fair for our Upper Elementary students. Some great information was presented and we even had some guests from the MCSD Curriculum department join us. Well done Blue Tangs, what a great way to end the week! To see more photos, please visit…

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Enrichment – Violin Classes

Friday, Oct. 25 at 8:15 A.M. at flag raising ceremony, we will enjoy the sounds of Miss Irie’s violin. Join us for this brief demonstration of Miss Irie’s beautiful music and learn about her upcoming semester of violin lessons for MSMS students – 10 weeks for $250 (not including violin rental). Click on the following…

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Sea Star Classroom Vegetable & Herb Garden

Sea Star class (Upper El.) broke ground this morning on their vegetable & herb garden! As a group they intend to grow tomatoes, broccoli, greens, radish, other veges and herbs. A big thank you to family volunteer Grant Portier for doing some serious digging! There is still plenty to do and MSMS family volunteers are…

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Early Pick Up Notice

As a courtesy to our classroom communities, students shall not be released within the final 30 minutes of the school day except in case of an emergency.  Our school’s attendance policy sets the expectation for regular attendance to offer the best opportunity for your child’s academic success, and we appreciate your support. We’ve recently enabled a notification feature that…

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MARC House Service Project

Our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students participated in a service project today at the MARC House. They assisted with getting the pumpkins unboxed and setting up the Pumpkin Patch! Thank you to the MARC House for including our students in a fun, festive project.

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One Human Race 5K – T-Shirts Still Available

We have limited supplies of the One Human Race 5K Colorful Run t-shirts still available! These Dry-Fit style shirts are only $10 each. Stop by the school’s front office to buy one today! All proceeds support May Sands Montessori School tuition-free education programs.Limited sizes available:  Youth medium Youth large Adult XSmall Adult medium Adut large

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Open Enrollment for the 2019-2020 School Year

We are currently accepting Enrollment Applications for the 2019-2020 school year in the following programs: Kindergarten Upper Elementary (Grades 4 through 6) Early Secondary (Grades 7 & 8) Please return your completed 2019-2020 Student Application Post Lottery to the school’s front office.  Spaces are very limited! QUESTIONS? Please call our Student Services personnel, Tracey Smith-McMahon, at…

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Accepting Bahamas Donations – Heart Packs

On behalf of Heart Pack Key West we are accepting school supplies donations. All donations must be delivered to the May Sands Montessori School front office no later than 4:00 P.M on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Please see the list of school supplies needed: Crayon packs (900 needed) Composition books (1000 needed) Glue sticks (1000 needed) Small…

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DOUBLE YOUR ANNUAL FUND DONATION!

A May Sands Montessori School family has bestowed the gift of matching all monetary Annual Fund donations by up to $5000! The deadline to double your donation dollars is Monday, September 30. Bring your gift to Pam Niles in the office, or mail your check (made payable to MSMS) to: MSMS, 1400 United Street, #110,…

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Volunteers Needed This Week!

MSMS families can earn service hours this week by assisting in the Osprey Classroom (Lower El.) with Ms. Kristin and with lunch time oversight. We are in need of a volunteers daily this week – Osprey Classroom from 8:00 A.M to 3:15 P.M (or any times that you’re available) and lunch time oversight from 12:00…

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Communications Folders to Go Home on Wednesdays

To all MSMS families, please note that your child’s Lead Guide (classroom teacher) will be sending a Communications Folder home every Wednesday – for returning families, the folders previously went home on Tuesdays, however we have made an adjustment this school year. Please take the time to review these folders and return them to school…

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Classroom Assistant Job Openings

We are currently accepting applications for Classroom Assistants in the Lower Elementary program, and for a Floating Assistant for the 2019-2020 academic year (August – June 9), with the potential for an annual contract thereafter. Responsibilities include: Academic support for students during work cycle Maintaining a scholarly tone in the classroom and in enrichment classes…

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Meet your May Sands Montessori team!

The team of May Sands Montessori School professionals have been working hard this week planning and prepping for a great school year! Front row, left to right – Ms. Lynn (School Principal), Ms. Natalie (ESE), Ms. Katie (Lower El. Lead), Ms. Laura (Personal Development & Intervention), Ms. Erin (Kindergarten), Ms. Jen (Upper El. Assistant). Back…

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Summertime Updates

The June meeting of the Charter Board of Directors takes place at 5:30 on Tuesday, June 25 in the Science/Art Room. Meeting Agenda Call Monthly Meeting to Order & Approval of Agenda President’s Report Confirm July & August Meeting Dates/Times Committee Chair Interest Parent Liaison Update Secretary’s Report Approval of Minutes – May Treasurer’s Report…

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Weekly News: 3/6/19

May Sands Montessori: Connected and Informed Our weekly newsletters are one method we use to connect with our families.  Our guides have established ‘office hours’ to welcome families into the classroom, weekly. Our Charter Board and our committees hold meetings on campus that are open to anyone who is interested in attending.  Our website has lots of…

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Now Accepting Applications for SY2020 Enrollment

May Sands Montessori School kicks off Montessori Education Week with our Open Application Season! As Montessori education celebrates its 112th anniversary, May Sands Montessori is honored to be a participant in providing authentic Montessori education in Key West, Florida for the past 20 years!  We’re hosting an Open House this Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 – we invite…

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Weekly Update: 2/5/19

Thank you, Mrs. Heather, “Sunny Weather” for teaching our students strategies that promote their social, emotional, and intellectual growth!  Safer Internet Day February 5 As a parent and educator, at times I feel I am walking on a technology tightrope with cell phone permissiveness; I can appreciate the efficiencies it enables, but I’m keenly aware…

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Weekly Update: 1/22/19

January All-School Meeting Tomorrow @ 6:00 At least one representative from each family is required to attend tomorrow’s All-School meeting. Families will vote on changes to our school’s bylaws and elect new members to our Board of Directors. Review our school’s current bylaws Review the proposed bylaws Run for a seat on our Board *We have not…

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Weekly Update: 1/15/19

January All-School Meeting 1/23/19 @ 6:00 As members of our school’s corporation, at least one representative from each family is required to attend our All-School meetings. Families will vote on changes to our school’s bylaws and elect new members to our Board of Directors. Review our school’s current bylaws *Proposed amendments to the bylaws will be shared on …

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Weekly Update: 1/11/19

The Great Gala Party like it’s 1999! Lost Kitchen Supper Club, Saturday, January 26th from 6-10:30 pm Celebrating 20 years of tuition-free Montessori education in Key West! Each family will receive two service hours for every 10 tickets they sell. There is a suggested $10.00 donation per ticket.  In addition to your gala ticket, families of May…

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