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, many thanks to everyone who helped make the Great Gala a success:

Event Night Parent Volunteers:  Layla Barr, Barret Bryant, Beth Coates, Gabriela Guerrero, Andrea & Joe Ippolito, Stephanie & Joe Mitchell, Jessica Pellegrino, Anne Rice, Cali & Brian Roberts, Carrie Shaw, and Melissa Trader

Event Sponsors: Tito’s, Trepanier and Associates, Stone Soup Gallery, Ocean ATM, Two Oceans Digital, and Lost Kitchen Supper Club.

School Staff & Students: The class-created live auction items promoted healthy bidding competition, Ms. Pam accounted for and recorded every student’s raffle ticket sales, and Ms. Bria shared her other talent – singing – to help kick off the event!

The Fundraising Committee greatly appreciates the support of our 100+ local businesses, who donated auction items. We encourage you to continue to support the generous community businesses that support tuition-free Montessori programming in Key West!

IK5K Fundraiser

Irish Kevin’s will donate ALL proceeds to May Sands and Sigsbee Charter Schools. This is a family-friendly event; staff, student, and parent participation at this event is highly encouraged!  Even if you’re not a runner, come out and walk in costume! There is also a costume contest!  This is the link to register: https://raceroster.com/events/2018/16066/irish-kevins-5k-2018

Social Media Safety

Last week’s teachable moment emphasized an area of child development that we adults need to consider.  For many adults, helping our students become principled digital citizens means learning alongside them.  A resource I’ve found helpful is www.SmartSocial.com – Josh Ochs also hosts a Smart Social Podcast, available on iTunes and online: https://smartsocialpodcast.com/.