Yearly Archives: 2020

Printmaking Art Workshop

Hello Montessori Families! Our former Art teacher, Ms. Bria is hosting a printmaking art workshop with household foods at The Studios of Key West tomorrow afternoon! There are a few important items to consider, so if you’re interested in signing up your child, please do so today: https://tskw.org/schools-at-the-studios-with-bria-ansara-printmaking-with-food/?fbclid=IwAR0WSLj3k-0HHT7NAC6rUCa-ZbOomYmFEXYxqy7Hlq2W2TKkyyPlW3fL0oY Wishing everyone a peaceful evening, Lynn Lynn Marie…

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Committee Selections 

Charter school membership requires active support from each family, and it’s through committee work that our school grows and thrives.  Even while our school is operating in an online learning community, establishing our committees is a priority. We ask that each family complete their committee selection by 11 September: https://forms.gle/bsGitFJ7n6rhh6S8A

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Device Distribution Schedule

Our school will distribute Chromebooks to all students beginning tomorrow (8/20), using the schedule below.  We will have members of staff out at the car line to say ‘hello’ and facilitate the distribution of materials, paperwork, and technology.  We’ll also have school spirit shirt order forms as well as a limited number of shirts in stock for…

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Application for District-issued Hotspot Device

Families at May Sands Montessori School that have limited access to the internet should complete an application for a district-issued hotspot device: Apply for a MCSD Hotspot . There is a very limited quantity available throughout our entire district and first priority will be afforded to students whose families do not have access to the…

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School Year Starts Online

The Monroe County School District announced that the new school year will begin in a virtual, online, only format due to the current level of community transmission of COVID-19 in our county. The first day of online learning for students at May Sands Montessori School takes place on August 31.  The school staff will host…

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Reopening School Facilities

You will receive a newsletter update as well; this is a reminder to join Mrs. Lynn tomorrow (7/8/2020) at 5:15, as we all make sense of Governor DeSantis’ Emergency Order, which was filed yesterday morning (7/6/2020). We look forward to hearing how our state’s charter leaders help clarify how we confirm ‘extenuating circumstances or a…

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Proxy Ballot for Tonight’s Election

The proxy ballot contains the names of all parents seeking election to the May Sands Montessori School Board of Directors. Each family is entitled to cast one vote in the election for Directors. MSMS Proxy Vote Ballot 5-28-2020 While voting will take place during tonight’s meeting, according to our school’s bylaws: Proxies shall be filed…

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Special All-School Meeting 5-21-2020

All parents are requested to participate in a special meeting at 6:00 p.m. next Thursday (5/21/2020) for parent elections to the Charter Board; the terms for three (3) parent seats on the Charter Board expire at the end of this month. Parents interested in serving on the Charter Board should complete an electronic Intent to…

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Yearbook Deadline Extended: 5-21-2020

Order your School Year Book for $35 with the option of customizing 2 pages for free! To purchase & customize go to https://tr5.treering.com/validate, enter the school’s passcode:  1012919022413728.  Please note – Must be a parent or student 13 years or older to order. We’ve updated the deadline to purchase and customize your child’s yearbook, and we’ve…

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School Family Update 4-8-2020

We’ve completed one full week of our home-based learning initiative and while we continue to adapt to the online environment,  communication between school and home are more vital now than ever; the expectation for our Instructional staff is 100% engagement with our students and we appreciate your involvement to make this experience successful for your child.  …

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AHEC Clinic Update – TeleHealth

Keys AHEC Health Centers now offers Telehealth Medical Visits right from your home computer or smartphone.   Students and current patients may call Keys AHEC at 305 743 7111 ext. 210 to schedule a Telehealth visit. All the protocols remain in place for onsite visits; patients will be assessed for COVID 19 prior to entering the…

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Monroe County Meals Program Update

Starting Thursday, April 2, 2020, parents/guardians will no longer need to have their children with them when they pick up meals from school district drive-through locations. Parents/guardians, please take only the number of meals that you will need for the children at your home.  No meals will be available for adults. A reminder that ALL children…

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Weekly News Update: 3/25/2020

Hello Montessori Families & Friends! I appreciate your support as we carve these new pathways to learning; our school’s staff is working quickly to adapt to a new format for instruction and developing processes to keep our community connected under the circumstances.  I’m hosting a Google Meet this Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. where all members…

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School Family Update: Extended School Closure

The last few days have presented an overload of information and in the interest of keeping everyone informed, not overwhelmed, I’m delivering this update regarding the extended school closure and plan for the weeks ahead.  The resources provided in this message come from a variety of sources, though primarily from Monroe County School District Leadership. …

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COVID-19 Update: 3-17-2020

This afternoon with the support of Governor DeSantis, Florida’s Education Commissioner, Richard Corcoran, took decisive action and closed all schools through April 15, 2020. All state-mandated assessments have also been canceled. I have asked our Instructional Leaders to provide developmentally-appropriate resources to families for non-classroom-based activities to keep our students engaged during the extended interruption from…

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COVID-19 Update: 3-13-2020

MCSD/MSMS Update: No school for students from March 16-27. Standardized assessments will be delayed by two weeks. The district anticipates a mandate from the Florida Department of Education requiring a 14-day quarantine for all foreign & cruise ship travelers. Please continue to check the Monroe County School District’s website for updates: www.KeysSchools.com

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Attendance & Absence Reminders

Our school’s policies regarding attendance and absences align with other public schools in the district. Parents must include a reason when emailing their child’s absence and must include the student’s Lead Guide as well as our Administrative Assistant: Student Services & Instructional Support Any absence of three (3) days or longer requires a physician’s note…

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COVID-19 Update: Preventative Actions

The Monroe County School Health Coordinator provided us with a helpful resource to protect yourself and your family.  We’ve also posted it on our School Nurse’s page: https://maysandsmontessori.com/resources/school-nurse/ The best way to prevent illness is proper hand hygiene. Hand washing should be done with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your…

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Papio Kinetic Sculpture After-School Group

Our Kinetic Coach, Ms. Suzanne Brown invites Upper Elementary and Early Secondary students, AND parents to sign up and help! Students that are signed up via the link, below, will not be signed in to Aftercare, and parent helpers will receive DOUBLE SERVICE HOURS: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a4aa8aa2fa2fc1-papio1 We need as many helping hands as possible to begin building our school’s Kinetic…

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Spring Fair Raffle Ticket Sales

All families should be completing raffle ticket sales for the Spring Fair.  Raffle ticket stubs (containing donor’s name and contact information) and collected funds should be returned to school in a sealed envelope that includes your child’s name and the amount collected on the outside of the envelope.

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Hygiene Supplies Drive for S.O.S Mission

MSMS families are invited to make donations of hygiene supplies for the S.O.S Mission of Key West through January 16, 2020. Items needed: toothbrushes & toothpaste diapers, disposable baby wash cloths & diaper creams soap feminine hygiene products hand sanitizer razors deodorant hair brushes & combs Additionally, the S.O.S Mission needs volunteers to create hygiene…

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