Newsletter 1/20/2021

Hello Montessori Families & Friends,

Students in our Elementary (Lower & Upper) and Early Secondary program levels will have reports of progress to share with you – thank you for reviewing your child’s progress together. Families whose children participate in online learning will receive the reports of progress electronically. The Primary program will review student progress directly with Mrs. Karthi during our next round of conferences in February.

Stay Connected – Register with the Parent Portal

We currently have 29 families registered – making progress! We will award five service hours to each family that registers with the school district’s FOCUS Parent Portal by 1/31/21

Charter Board Meeting Today

Our monthly charter board meeting takes place at 5:00 today (1/20/21). We invite parents interested in serving on the Charter Board of Directors to complete an application in time for the Board to review before the meeting:  Parent elections to our Charter Board of Directors will take place at our next All-School Meeting (1/27/21).

This month’s board meeting will be on-campus but remote access will be available to accommodate personal distancing and public safety precautions: 

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 929-341-2308   United States, New York City (Toll)

Conference ID: 188 476 156#

Campus Care Projects

Let Mr. Michel what project you will take on and when you’ll complete it: 305.293.1400, ext. 53418

  • Trim Car Line Gate – the base is dragging on the cement
  • Pressure Wash Lunch Area
  • Pressure Wash Sidewalks
  • Install Remaining Screens on the Chickee
  • Repair Two Benches in the Courtyard

Log Your Service Hours

Thank You!

Thanks to the Occhiuto and Halloran/Simon Families for their help around the campus! We have two additional outdoor sinks and a tidy outdoor play area!

Bake Sale/Raffle Ticket Booth

We still need volunteers to bake and volunteer to work at a bake sale this Saturday, Jan 23 from 12-5 pm outside of Fausto’s at 522 Fleming St. This is also an opportunity to come and sell your raffle tickets! Sign up at

Blood Drive

The Big Red Bus from OneBlood will be parked in front of May Sands Montessori School next week, Wednesday, January 27, 2021, from 1:30 to 6:00 pm, for a community-wide blood drive. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are encouraged:…/sche…/drive_schedule/973803

All-School Meeting

The May Sands Montessori School parent membership meets three times each school year, and next week’s meeting includes the election of parent members to the Charter Board of Directors.  To protect everyone’s health, we will hold the meeting via Microsoft Teams.
6:00 p.m.
Or call in +1 929-341-2308,,343756477#

Phone Conference ID: 343 756 477#

Spring Fair Raffle Tickets

Due to the impact of COVID restriction’s on our other fundraising events, this year’s raffle is going to be our biggest fundraiser of the school year! By now, every child should have received their allotment of 20 tickets to sell. If you have not received raffle tickets yet, please let Ms. Christina know ([email protected]).

Please return all ticket stubs and funds collected to the school office by Friday, Feb. 5, 2021

Parent Resources

The inauguration of our country’s President is a significant event, and today’s inauguration is an especially historic event because it marks the first time that a woman is sworn in as Vice President of the United States! This year also marks the first time that there will be an inauguration day program for children.  Although today’s event took place earlier today, families can still view the live broadcast:

Families may access information on community resources directly from the Key West Recovers Website.

The United Way also maintains a comprehensive listing of resources:

Student Supplies

May Sands Montessori parents can pay student supply fees by credit card (small processing fee added):

*Families with students in more than one program level should select ‘other’ as their payment option and enter the total of their children’s fees:

  • Seahorse (Primary – VPK & Kindergarten):   $35
  • Manatee (Lower Elementary – Grades 1-3):  $35
  • Osprey (Lower Elementary – Grades 1-3):    $35
  • Great Blue Heron (Upper Elementary – Grades 4-6):   $35
  • Blue Tang (Early Secondary – Grades 7 & 8):    $20

Spirit Shirts & Hoodies

Show your School Spirit with MSMS Spirit Shirts & Hoodies! Our School Spirit Shirts are available in a wide range of colors, sizes, and styles! Check out the merchandise, complete with an online payment option on our website:

Wishing everyone continued health and peace,


Lynn Marie Barras, Ed.M.