Students in our Upper Elementary learning environments exercise their growing independence by means of increased responsibility, through peer collaboration, and by exhibiting follow-through with independent studies.
Our May Sands Montessori family grew over the weekend; Ms. Katie’s baby, Ellis Marie Warner, was born on Friday night! Although she arrived eight weeks early, Baby Ellis is strong and growing, but must remain in Miami to continue receiving the care she needs. Our Teacher of Student Supports, Ms. Natalie, has organized a donation drive to support the travel expenses associated with an unexpected, extended stay in Miami while Katie and Ben are away from their island home. Donations of cash or gift cards for gas & groceries can be dropped off at school (attention to Natalie) and may be made via Ms. Katie’s Venmo account: username @keh9442
I look forward to seeing all our families at 6:00 next Wednesday, August 29th for our first All-School meeting! Charter schools require active support from all stakeholders, and our All-School meeting is a terrific time to learn how you can help make a difference at May Sands Montessori School! Families will leave this meeting with a plan for completing their annual service hour requirement. Thank you for making arrangements for at least one representative from your family to attend next Wednesday’s meeting.
Our first blood drive of the school year takes place Thursday, August 30th from 12:00-4:00. Hosting regular blood drives benefits our community and May Sands Montessori as well; OneBlood gives our school $10 for each blood donor! As an incentive for donors, OneBlood will have a Fandango movie voucher for everyone who donates, and May Sands families who donate blood during our event will also earn two service hour points – be sure to sign up today! This is a link for anyone who wants to skip a line and book the online appointment (not required, but strongly recommended for those with busy schedules):
Our Extended School Day Care is available for May Sands Montessori students from 3:30-5:30, Monday through Friday. Payment is required at the time of your child’s participation in the Extended School Day program and may be paid directly to Ms. Pam or placed in the gray mailbox inside our front office.
Mrs. Jenn Marchiano (parent of Bella, Blue Tang Class) leads our Extended School Day Care from 3:30-5:30. Our school’s classroom assistants support Extended School Day Care during our Early Dismissals, from 12:15-3:30.
Our first Early Dismissal takes place @ noon on 31 August. Families must pre-register their student for Extended School Day Care during early dismissal so that we can appropriately plan for supervision. Please see Ms. Pam to register your child for the Early Dismissal Extended School Day program.
*Students who attend our Extended School Day Care need to have an extra snack packed in their lunchbox.*