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Welcome to the 2019 School Year!

Special Meeting with Superintendent Porter The Monroe County School District has an initiative on the current election ballot that would help cover the cost of funding a safe school officer on all public school campuses and our charter school families should fully understand the details about this initiative before casting their vote.  Superintendent of Schools,…

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Back to School News: 8/8/18

Student Health Exams The clinics at HOB and Key West High School will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8-2 for school health physicals and comprehensive health exams. Walk in or call to make an appointment: 305.743.7111, extension 210 Back to School Check-in Families with students in the Blue Tang classroom should plan to…

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Summer check-in

We need helping hands at our campus tidy-up this Saturday (7/28) from 9-1.  The main projects to be completed are caring for the outdoor environment (bring gloves and weeding tools), organizing supplies, and labeling the library.   School yearbooks have arrived and can be picked up in our school office between 9:00 and 1:00 Tuesday…

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Weekly Update: 5/22/18

School Book Fair Continues We have just a few days left for sales at our book fair! Event chairwoman and parent (Reef Gecko), Jessica Pellegrino opens our fair each morning from 8:00-8:30, and again after school 3:30-5:00.  Jessica will also be available before and after the All-School Meeting tomorrow. Parent Meeting – Upper Elementary Our…

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Weekly Update: 5/15/18

In-school Book Fair Fundraiser Our in-school Books & Books fair fundraising event continues through May 25th and titles from teacher summer reading lists will be available for purchase.  We have a lot of quality books – be sure to check out our fair in the morning (8-8:30) or after school (3:30-5:00). India Hicks Fundraiser Wraps Up…

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Weekly Update: 5/8/18

Teacher Appreciation Week Help us give special attention to our guides this week, during teacher appreciation week!  Through our instructional staff efforts, our students’ experience authentically enriching programs that are framed with grace, courtesy, and the promotion of peace.  The lead guides at May Sands Montessori School also receive extra training, beyond the certification requirements…

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Weekly Update: 5/1/18

Unplugged Monday was the start of Screen-free Week, but it’s not too late to get involved! Formerly known as TV Turnoff Week, the campaign has expanded over the past 24 years and challenges individuals to break free from all forms of digital entertainment for just one week.  Have a look at these 101 activities for…

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Weekly Update: 4/25/18

Student Art Exhibition & Auction Stone Soup Gallery will host their annual Art and Wine Auction at 802 White Street to benefit May Sands Montessori this Sunday from 2-5 pm. This fundraiser will feature one-of-a-kind art created by each of our students! Tickets for the auction can be purchased via this link: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/event_step2/MzM1NTE=/24312 and will…

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Weekly News: 4/17/18

Spirit Shirts The deadline for T-shirt orders is tomorrow 18 April, so that we can guarantee delivery before the Upper Elementary End of Year trip to Boston.  Payment may be made in our school office by cash, check, or credit card.  Parents: you may want to purchase T-shirts for yourself, too!  The cost for shirts…

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Weekly Update: 4/10/18

Spirit Shirts The deadline for T-shirt orders is next week, on 18 April. Shirts ordered by this date are guaranteed delivery before the Upper Elementary End of Year trip to Boston.  Parents: you may want to purchase T-shirts for yourself, too!  The cost for shirts remains the same: $12/child xs- adult xl and $15/adult 2xl,…

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Weekly Update: 4/3/18

ES Writing Assessment Our Upper Elementary students participated in the Florida Standards Writing assessment today, and our Early Secondary students will have the opportunity to show their writing skills tomorrow.  Although they’ve been working on expository and argumentative essays for some time now, our Early Secondary Guide, Ms. Jenni, thought it would be helpful to…

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May Sands Montessori Weekly Update: 3/28/18

Symphony in Schools Program Our Upper Elementary students will travel to Key West High School this morning for a performance by the South Florida Symphony Orchestra, as part of the Symphony in Schools program. We appreciate these enriching opportunities for our students, which are made possible through generous donations by supporters of the South Florida…

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Weekly Update: 3/20/18

Important Dates 3/21 Noon Dismissal – AMS Conference (childcare available) 3/22, 3/23 AMS Conference – no classes, no childcare 3/26 Classes Resume 3/30 Noon Dismissal – Charter Board Meeting 12:15, Blue Tang Room (childcare available) Professional Days for Conference Beginning Thursday morning, eleven members of our school staff will attend the American Montessori Society’s national…

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Weekly Update: 3/6/18

The Great Gala was quite the shindig! The Fundraising Committee will meet @ 8:30 on 3/7 to give a preliminary report of the event – I look forward to sharing the results with everyone! *Any remaining silent auction items should be picked up in our office by Thursday morning – thanks for your cooperation! Many,…

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Weekly Update: 2/27/18

*This is a reminder that we need to have all raffle ticket sales turned in to our office for processing.  Please do not wait until Friday to turn in your stubs and money!   Great Gala Our event is only four days away!  Families that purchased Great Gala event tickets online should look in their…

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Weekly Update: 2/20/18

*We have two more early dismissals for parent conferences: tomorrow (2/21) and next Wednesday (2/28).  If you have not yet scheduled your conference, please do so today; families are required to attend two formal parent/guide meetings, annually.   Spell-a-Thon/Shape-a-Thon Close-out All donations must be returned by tomorrow (2/21) so that the Fundraising Committee can determine…

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Weekly Update: 2/13/18

Charter Board Service There are two vacancies on our school’s charter board; we are still seeking a community member, and a parent seat has recently become available.  While our charter board appoints community members and parent members for unexpired terms, they need candidates.  The term for the open parent seat expires May 2019. If you…

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Weekly Update: 2/6/18

This is National School Counseling Week – we are thankful to have Mrs. Heather on our school team, supporting our students!   School-Family Partnership Our school thrives with a strong connection between school and home.   In general, charter schools require participation by parents. At May Sands Montessori, parent participation is not limited to completing service…

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Update: 1/30/18

This is a reminder that free school meals will end after lunch tomorrow, January 31, 2018. On February 1st, school breakfast and lunch will resume at the paid rate: 2017-18 Breakfast and Lunch Prices Grades K-5  Breakfast $1.75, Lunch $2.50 Grades 6-12  Breakfast $1.75, Lunch $2.85 All Grades Reduced Breakfast $.30, Reduced Lunch $.40 *Families…

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Weekly Wrap-up: 1/26/18

Parent-Guide Conferences It’s almost time for our second round of conferences! Be sure to reserve your time, below, and keep in mind that we have early release (noon dismissals) on the following dates: February 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th .  Child care is available beginning at noon, and families should make use of the lower-cost prepaid…

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Weekly Update: 1/23/18

National School Choice Week This week we celebrate choice in education.  Families have many choices when selecting an education provider, and we are honored you have chosen May Sands Montessori School for your student!  It is an added responsibility to commit to a charter school, for all stakeholders: parents, students, and staff.  The greatest benefit…

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Weekly Update: 1/19/18

I hope that everyone is prepared to have an enjoyable and rest-filled weekend! This year’s flu season is proving to be exceptionally harsh, and our efforts to keep students’ healthy begins with frequent and proper hand washing.  I enjoy listening to podcasts, and I thought this NPR One episode from yesterday was timely and helpful: As…

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Weekly Update: 1/9/18

New School Team Member Please help me welcome Sara Garrett to our school staff; Sara will be assisting in the Osprey classroom! Parent Information Night Tomorrow! Join our May Sands Montessori Instructional Staff as they share helpful information to support your student’s growing independence! This hour-long event will take families through all four program levels of…

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Parent Information Night: 1/10/18

Join our May Sands Montessori Instructional Staff as they share helpful information to support your student’s growing independence! This hour-long event will take families through all four program levels of our school, featuring the key points of each developmental stage. The event will begin @ 6:00 in the Seahorse classroom. **Two service hours apply for participants**

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May Sands Weekly Update: 12/8/17

Thanks so much to our volunteers, who helped at our various fundraising events last weekend, and who will help again this weekend! I know how precious our weekends are, and I am thankful for your support!   The Amazing Brain Our first lessons with the MindUP curriculum center on teaching students about three key players…

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Weekly Update: 11/28/17

#GivingTuesday The Annual Fund supports free, public Montessori education for students in Key West & the Lower Keys. Monetary contributions to the Annual Fund ensure that our school can continue to offer high-quality programming to its students and professional development support for educators.   Each year we seek to achieve 100% participation from the May…

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Early Dismissal Notice: MindUP Staff Training & Parent Workshop

Hello Montessori Families! May Sands Montessori staff training for the MindUP program is currently scheduled from 12:30-5:30 on Monday, November 13th, which will require us to have a noon dismissal. We will have limited child care available, as all members of staff are required to participate in the training session. Registration for after school care (12:00-5:30)…

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Weekly Update: 11/7/17

Our friends at the Key West High Cafeteria are preparing a Thanksgiving meal for school lunch tomorrow!  Students who order school lunch tomorrow will have: Turkey Mashed potatoes w/ gravy Green beans Stuffing Sweet potatoes Roll Cranberry sauce Apple crisp *Regular school lunch will resume Thursday.   MindUP Training Our school staff will receive training…

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Weekly Wrap-up: 11/3/17

Fundraising Meeting Monday Come be a part of our FUNdraising efforts! Our next meeting takes place Monday (11/6) @ 3:45 in the Art/Science room. Blood Drive Fundraiser We have a Blood Drive next Thursday (11/9/17) from 10-4.  Hosting regular blood drives benefits our community and May Sands Montessori as well; OneBlood gives our school $10…

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Weekly Update: 11/1/17

Special Flag Raising Ceremony This Friday our Spanish Team – Ms. Gabriela, Ms. Zurima, and Mrs. Georgina – will host a special flag raising ceremony for Dia de los Difuntos/Muertos.  This is a remembrance of our deceased loved ones in a respectful and joyful way  (honoring deceased family, friends, pets and plants/trees). Families are invited to attend…

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Weekly Update: 10/24/17

Tomorrow is the first day of Parent/Guide conferences, and we will have a noon dismissal to accommodate these meetings. Extended day care is available during early dismissal days from 12:00-5:30. Families will need to register and pay in advance to secure the $12 rate – please see Ms. Pam. Students in Kindergarten and Lower Elementary…

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Weekly Update: 10/17/17

Upcoming Events Friday-Sunday 10/20-22/17: Key West Burlesque Bar @ Waterfront Playhouse Fundraiser 5:30-10:00 Sunday 10/22/17: Zombie Bike Ride Fundraiser: Inoculation Station @ Salute 5:00-8:00 Wednesday 10/25/17: Noon Dismissal for Parent Conferences Wednesday-Friday 10/25-27/17: Key West Burlesque Bar @ Waterfront Playhouse Fundraiser 5:30-10:00  Impact Aid forms are due next week – if you have not yet…

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Update: 10/6/17

I received some good news regarding our missed educational days – because our school has a higher number of instructional hours than the state mandate – even with our planned early dismissal days, students at May Sands Montessori School will not need to restore additional instructional days to this year’s calendar!  We will need to…

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Weekly Update: 10/3/17

School Year Calendar and Make-up Days Today’s Principals’ conference call did not fully address the recapturing of any instructional days for our school; the district restored October 16th as a regular school day, but we already have that day as a regular school day.  I will keep everyone updated on any progress with restoration of…

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Weekly Update: 9/26/17

We have had a tremendous outpouring of support in preparing our outdoor environment!  Staff, parents, grandparents, students, and even a few neighbors helped to clear the remaining tree debris from the turf, repair sections of our fence, clean our lunch area, and oil the locker doors.  I am amazed at the care and generosity that…

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Free School Meals through Oct. 20

As a result of Hurricane Irma, our district has received permission to offer free meals (breakfast and lunch) for all students of Monroe County School District through October 20th.  To accommodate the district’s food service department, please indicate whether your child will be ordering breakfast and/or lunch – this is just an estimate; formal school…

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Hurricane Recovery Update: 9/18/17

The Superintendent took a lot of input from today’s principals’ conference call, and we’re meeting again tomorrow morning @ 11:00 to have an update before he makes the specific announcements on reopening of school.  Concerns for sanitary conditions were priority, as was addressing the anticipated delay for military families and childcare for the young children…

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Hurricane Recovery Update: 9/16/17

The anticipated re-entry has been established, though it sounds like restoration of power and water are still a work in progress.  I understand that many of us are far from home and while we are eager to be back, reports from those that are there of what awaits us doesn’t sound like an optimum environment;…

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Hurricane Recovery Update: 9/15/17

Today’s principals’ phone conference was positive and productive; the Superintendent has set September 25th as the targeted date to resume classes, but added that we’ll have to stay abreast of any county infrastructure updates on the restoration of utilities, which might affect our reopening.  He has asked all staff to plan on reporting back next…

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Post Hurricane Update: 9/12/17

The Superintendent just sent an update, which aligns with the news from Emergency Management Operations. There is limited business owner and residential access to the Upper Keys, north of MM75, with active checkpoints to ensure proof of residency or business ownership.   The Superintendent emphasizes that the conditions in the Upper Keys is not fully functioning,…

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Post Irma Update: 9/10/17

I’m sharing the Superintendent’s informative post, regarding the most recent update. It appears that water leaks and electrical outages will be the first areas of repair needed to our island, once the debris is cleared. We will have more information regarding the reopening of school as soon as we know the extent of the water…

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Hurricane Preparedness: 9/5/17

The Monroe County School District (MCSD) will be closed tomorrow, and at this time there is no expectation on when school staff will be called back to work, or when schools will reopen.  Stay tuned to the school district’s website: http://keysschools.schoolfusion.us/ for district updates; May Sands Montessori School will follow MCSD procedures for school closure…

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Weekly Update: 8/29/17

We had high attendance at our All-School meeting last week; thank you for making time for your child’s school.  Families who were unable to attend last week’s meeting will need to attend the January (1/24) and May (5/23) meetings to maintain compliance with our School Family Commitment. *Our crossing guard, Mrs. Martha, has asked that…

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Student Forms & School Supply Fees

  This is a friendly reminder that student envelopes with completed paperwork is due to the school office; thank you for turning in your student’s forms. School Supplies May Sands Montessori School has purchased school supplies for all program levels; this includes all periodical subscriptions, paper, pencils, notebooks, glue, and other consumable student supplies.  Payment…

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Weekly Update: 8/22/17

This is a friendly reminder that student envelopes with completed paperwork is due to the school office; thank you for turning in your student’s forms.   Enrichment classes began today; students will have Art with Ms. Bria, Music with Ms. Rachel, PE with Mrs. Sam, and special CARE time with Mrs. Heather.  Lower Elementary students…

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8/15/17 Weekly Update

Thank you for choosing May Sands Montessori School as your student’s education provider.  We are celebrating the 20th year of our incorporation, and our 19th year of operation as a component of the Monroe County School District, which enables us to offer tuition-free Montessori programming to students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. I post an…

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Back to School Update: 8/10/17

Hello and welcome to the 2018 school year!   Our school team is hard at work preparing our special learning environments for the first day of school! We still have outstanding projects for which we would GREATLY appreciate helping hands: assembling shelves planting flowering groundcover along the inside of our front fence setting basketball hoop…

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Summer Update: 7/25/17

Campus Tidy-Up Saturday We have our first Campus Tidy Up set for this Saturday, from 9-12; the main focus is taking out the weeds that have grown around campus.  Helping hands will need to bring a pair of gardening gloves, and remember to bring a reusable water bottle and wear sun protection. *Double service hours…

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Summer Update: 7/19/17

Summertime continues and while our school office has shortened hours, there is a lot of work taking place! Our long staffing update has a lot of information, so thanks for reading.  Also, be sure to check our May Sands Montessori Families page under the Resources tab, as well as our school events calendar to stay…

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Summer Update: 6/27/17

School Board Approves Facility Lease Our school’s long-term, 15-year lease was unanimously approved at tonight’s School Board meeting in Key West.  The Superintendent and members of the Board offered their congratulations on the accomplishment.  Details of the lease include increasing the facility enrollment cap to 225 and providing for a right of first refusal to…

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Weekly Update: 5/23/17

Book Fair – Last Days This is the last week of our book fair! Families are invited to shop mornings (8:00-8:45) and afternoons (3:00-5:00) in the Art and Music rooms. This is a fundraiser for our school; May Sands Montessori School will receive 20% of all sales!   School Facility Task Force – Update The…

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Weekly Update: 5/9/17

This is Teacher Appreciation Week – thank you for sharing a note of thanks to our Instructional Staff! ‘Now, what really makes a teacher is love for the human child; for it is love that transforms the social duty of the educator into the higher consciousness of a mission.’ -Maria Montessori All-School Meeting Tomorrow! Our…

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Weekly Update: 5/2/17

Papio’s Kinetic Parade Our school will have an entry in the parade, which takes place this Saturday, May 6th @ noon.  The parade begins @ the Custom House and will travel all the way down Duval Street to the Southernmost Beach, where everyone will gather for the after party.  Our theme design is an octopus,…

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May Sands Montessori School Weekly Update: 4/25/17

There will be an early dismissal tomorrow (4/26) for Lead Guide Program Level Planning.  Students will be dismissed @ noon.  Extended Day Care is available until 5:30.  Theater club will not meet tomorrow, however.   Standardized Assessments Our Upper Elementary (4th – 6th year) students participated in the first session of the Florida Standards Assessment…

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May Sands Montessori School Update: 4/18/1

One of the main reasons we advocate for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) awareness this month is to emphasize the importance of understanding and acceptance.  People with ASD learn, communicate, and behave in ways that are different from most other people1, and learning how to make connections that support positive interactions is a win-win for everyone!…

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May Sands Weekly Update: 4/10/17

Fact: There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis/intervention and access to appropriate services/supports lead to significantly improved outcomes. (source: http://www.autism-society.org/what-is/) Also of interest to note: a new Muppet, Julia, was introduced yesterday on Sesame Street, as their new initiative kicked off: See Amazing in All Children.  Check out…

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May Sands Weekly Update: 4/7/17

Our Charter Board approved the calendar for SY2018 at its monthly meeting, last week: http://maysandsmontessori.com/resources/msms-families-portal/ School will not be in session next Friday (4/14) as the staff will have a Professional Development Day. April is Autism Awareness Month, and to show support for increasing awareness, I will share a fact about autism each week in…

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May Sands Weekly Update: 3/28/17

  We have an early dismissal to allow for teacher professional development and planning; thank you for your support! Child care will be available, though Ms. Rachel will not host theater club tomorrow. Florida Standards Assessments Beginning tomorrow our 3rd year students will participate in standardized assessments for English Language Arts.  Thanks for ensuring that…

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May Sands Weekly Update: 3/21/17

I hope that everyone enjoyed the springtime vacation from school; it has been refreshing to see such scholarly activity in the classrooms today!   If you’ve ever read our school mission statement, then you know that having a safe and nurturing environment is pretty important to us.  It takes effort from all stakeholders – the…

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May Sands Montessori School Update: 3/6/17

5K Fundraiser 19 March @ 9:00 Our school was recently named co-beneficiary with Sigsbee School for the upcoming 5K Shamrock Shuffle run/walk, sponsored by Irish Kevin’s!  The more race participants we have, the bigger benefit for our school.  Sign up to run or walk – make it a fun family fitness event – there will…

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May Sands Montessori School Update: 2/14/17

Conferences Our second round of parent/guide conferences continues tomorrow and next Wednesday; the school will dismiss @ noon tomorrow and next Wednesday to accommodate these important meetings. *All families are required to attend at least two conferences, per student, per school year. Intent to Remain Forms Please remember to turn in your student’s Intent to…

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Weekly Update: 2/7/17

Sun Protection The warm rays of our sun might not feel as strong during the winter months, but they are definitely working! Please help protect your student’s skin with protective clothing or sunscreen.  Students will have to self-apply while @ school; we cannot apply sunscreen to your student @ school. Intent to Remain Forms All…

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Special Edition: 2/3/17

  Dismissals and Absences Please help keep us informed of student absences and special dismissal arrangements by sending a quick message: Dismissal@KeyWestMontessori.com – alerts those members of staff who are conducting our daily dismissal procedure.  Be sure, too, that your student’s list of adults who are authorized to pick them up from school is current….

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Weekly Update: 1/31/17

Parent Information Night Our staff is prepared for tomorrow’s event, and we are looking forward to seeing you!  Join us from 6:00-7:00 tomorrow, February 1st as we explore: Supporting Academics at Home.  Families will learn practical ways to incorporate developmental skill practice in the home and hear creative strategies to encourage learning anytime and anywhere….

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Weekly Update: 1/24/17

Many thanks to everyone who helped make our Great Gala a successful fundraiser; first estimates from sales indicate we raised about $30,000 for our tuition-free Montessori programming! It is through the combined efforts of our staff, school families, and our generous island community that the May Sands Montessori School continues to be a nurturing place…

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May Sands School Weekly Update: 1/17/17

All School Meeting 1/18/17@ 6:00 Blue Tang Room! We have only three meetings each school year, to learn about the progress of our school, and tomorrow’s meeting is especially important because we will be electing parent members to our volunteer charter board of directors! The meeting will be brief, and we’re prepared with sound system…

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Blood Drive This Thursday: 1/19/17

Please consider donating blood this Thursday in support of our school! The Big Red Bus will be on campus from 10-4, and the friendly staff @ OneBlood will have four members of staff working so donors should be able to get in and out pretty quickly, too! So far the school has earned $600 in…

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May Sands School Update: 1/10/17

Welcome to the second half of the school year! I hope that everyone had an enjoyable break from school and that we’re all ready to make our best efforts in this new year.  Thanks for staying informed of our school events and important dates, and for helping ensure your student is prepared for school with…

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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 kaydub28@aol.com. 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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