Published On: November 15, 2016

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 available for parent/student participation, with a week’s advance notice to Ms. Tonia in our office. Also, students in our Upper Elementary and Early Secondary programs and their families are invited to participate in the next two Walk on White gallery open house events (11/17, 12/15) from 5-8 p.m. at Stone Soup Gallery.  Any student who participates in these events will benefit from the funds raised; onsite participation is necessary.  Baked goods and holiday ornaments should be brought to Stone Soup Gallery by 4:30 on Thursday.  This is the link to the first of two Walk on White fundraising events @ Stone Soup Gallery on Facebook:

Holiday Bazaar & Recycled Reads Book Fair – Last Call

The Holiday Bazaar event committee is still seeking gently used books for the book fair;  students will receive ticket credits for book donations that may be used for a book exchange during the Saturday event. If your child cannot attend the event, we will make arrangements for them to use their tickets during recess.  The committee is also still in need of support for the volunteer opportunities – help us make this community shopping event a success: Families may also contact event coordinator Lynne Ragusea: 305.394.7511 [email protected]

We are excited to announce Meg Henry Photography will be at the Bazaar offering professional, hand-edited images of your kiddos for order. Images will be designed into unique art pieces and gifts perfect for holiday sharing. All ornament & card orders placed will benefit the KWMCS. Your beautiful art will be beautifully packaged and delivered the week of December 5th.  For styling suggestions and a peek at the theme, please check out the webpage created for our event at

School Name Dedication Ceremony

Please join us this Friday at our weekly flag raising ceremony, as we will celebrate the re-branding of our school with a dedication ceremony.  Our school is proud to be a part of the Monroe County School District, and with this ceremony we dedicate our school to honor the work of two notable women who valued education.

Recycled Robot Art Contest

The City of Key West is working with Waste Management to host a Recycled Robot Art contest at the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Gardens this Saturday, November 19th from 10-2.   All Monroe County students (public, private, home-schooled) in grades K-12 are invited to participate for a chance to win a $25 gift card as well as a $100 gift card for their teacher’s classroom or school! You can find the informative flyer on our school’s calendar of events page:

Volunteer @ KWMCS

Reposting this information for all families; it is also located on our school’s website, under Resources:

·         Volunteers are required to read the handbook attached, then

·         Log into your account here and follow the prompts below to update your status:

·         If you do not have an account, please Enroll in Volunteer Initiative and log into your account to complete the next steps.

1.       Click on the Application Process Tab and select

Enter/Update Application

2.     Click on the Basic Tab

a.     Update your information

b.     Electronically sign your application

3.     Click on the Types Tab

a.   Preferred Type:

·         Select Volunteer

b.   Activities:

·         Select your options

c.    Sites:

·         Ensure Key West Montessori Charter School is selected

d.   Acknowledge Visitor Handbook

e.   SAVE

KWMCS Staff Supporting Community Event

Members of our school staff are helping plan for a community fundraising event that has been taking place in Key West for ten years. The Kendyll Ryann Bliss Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Event helps raise funds toward college tuition for a Key West High School senior. The event takes place this Saturday from 7-10 at the Key West Harbour Yacht Club (6000 Peninsular Ave, Stock Island) Tickets are $20 and are available through Mrs. Penny, Ms. Kristin, and Ms. Alexis.

Upcoming Events

School Celebrations: Lower Elementary Potluck & Upper Elementary Stone Soup (11/18)

Walk on White Fundraiser for UE & ES Students @ Stone Soup Gallery – (11/17) 5:00-8:00

Thanksgiving Holiday – School Closed (11/19-11/27)

Holiday Bazaar & Recycled Reads Book Fair (11/26)

Conch Train Caroling (12/7)

Student Invitation to view the Nutcracker Key West – all grades – (12/14) noon – 2:30

KWMCS STEM Fair (12/14) 9:00-10:30 (UE) 6:00-8:00 (ES)

Walk on White Fundraiser for UE & ES Students @ Stone Soup Gallery – (12/15) 5:00-8:00

Last day of school & Early Dismissal (12/22) Childcare is not provided; school will close @ noon.

Be sure to check out our calendar of events: