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 hours, but by partnering with staff to support the Montessori philosophy of whole-child development.  We have a collection of literature available online and in the school office, regarding Montessori education; feel free to stop by and check out a book!

Conferences

Our second round of conferences begins TOMORROW, February 7th, so be sure to reserve your time, below. Keep in mind that we have an early release (noon dismissals) on the following dates: February 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.  Extended day childcare is available beginning at noon, and families should make use of the lower-cost prepaid option by meeting with Ms. Pam, today!

Seahorse Class: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090844a4aa23a5fa7-parent

Osprey Class: http://signup.com/go/qHSkDra

Mahi Class: http://signup.com/go/tWPvtrm

Sea Star Class: SIGN UP HERE! CLICK ME!

Reef Gecko Class: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054CA9AC2AA2F58-february

Blue Tang Class: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a4aaaae2ea0fe3-spring

The Great Gala

Tickets are on sale now for our biggest fundraising event of the year!  Saturday, March 3, 2018, from 6:00 pm-11: 00 pm at the Lost Kitchen Supper Club on Stock Island.

$50.00 for Early Birds,  $75.00 after February 15th.  Your ticket price includes a welcome cocktail, dinner, entertainment, and 1 raffle entry.  This year we are making transportation and childcare available for a small fee, too.  Follow this link to purchase your tickets: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/event_step2/MTMwNDk=/20579

Spell-a-Thon/Shape-a-Thon

We are nearly one week into our fundraiser!  Students should be studying their words/shapes, and filling their sponsorship pledge sheet!  Ask friends, neighbors, and relatives (in town and out of town) if they will please pledge money based on a per-word/shape basis, or a flat amount for the whole test. Students will take a test given by their Classroom Guide on 16 February. Each word spelled/shaped named correctly earns money for our school! Once the test is corrected, you can collect your pledge money (2/16). Please return your envelope with your pledge money to your teacher by 2/20.

*At this time, the ‘sponsor a word/shape’ feature is not available on our online fundraising platform, Flipcause, but the link still works for flat donations*

 

Students in our Lower Elementary and Early Secondary programs can create an online profile as well by following this link: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MjI0MTA=

Find a helpful info sheet about this peer to peer campaign effort on our school’s website: http://maysandsmontessori.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Peer-to-Peer-Next-Steps.pdf

 

Fundraising meeting

The committee will meet tomorrow @ 8:30 to review our progress on the upcoming events.  The committee is seeking silent auction items – if you have a business or know someone who does, please contact our chairwoman Jenn Stefanacci: jenn.stefanacci@gmail.com

 

PJ Party

The staff is hosting another PJ party, this Friday, to help cover their travel expenses to conference: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2212274/false#/invitation

 

Thank you so much to Daryl Brooke for reviving aftercare’s Ukulele Club! The first meeting is on Feb 13th. Ukuleles will be loaned out to students interested in joining. Aftercare rates apply. For more information, please contact Ms. Rachel at rachel.martinez@keysschools.com.

 

Our students will give a short performance in the Music room during our Community Open House. All students wishing to participate should arrive five minutes before the performance.

5:45 PM Kindergarten

6:00 PM Lower Elementary

6:15 PM Upper Elementary

6:30 PM Theater Club