Published On: September 20, 2016

International Day of Peace

Tomorrow we will join our friends at the Montessori Children’s School to celebrate the International Day of Peace with a school-wide march to Bayview Park.  Once we gather at the grassy field, we will participate in a worldwide singing of ‘Light a Candle for Peace’ at 9:30. We invite everyone from our community to join us as we celebrate peace; meet at the courtyard of school by 9:00 a.m. and we will begin our special march to Bayview Park as soon as everyone is ready.  Everyone is encouraged to wear white.

Spell-a-Thon: Study & Pledge Time

Elementary and Secondary students should spend the next two weeks studying their words, and our Seahorse Kindergarten class should continue studying their shapes as we prepare for assessment day: 30 September.  At this time, all students should begin collecting pledges of support from friends, neighbors and relatives (nearby and out of town). Pledges can be based on how many words spelled correctly, or a flat amount for the whole test.

Through our membership with Flipcause, students are able to create their personal donation page that can be shared with family and friends – have a look at whose started their pledge pages: All students have received electronic invitations to create their personal page within our Spell-a-Thon fundraising event.  Our Fundraising Committee is pleased to be able to offer the Flipcause resource to facilitate our successful fundraisers while helping boost our network of donors!

Parent Education Night This Thursday!

Join Ms. Suzanne, our Primary Lead Guide for the Seahorse Classroom to learn more about the Primary program as well as ways to incorporate the Montessori philosophy in your home.  Whether your child has been in a Montessori setting, or if this is your child’s first year; this informative hour-long meeting will be beneficial to all families.

*Two service hour points will be awarded for parent participation.*

Campus Tidy-Up This Saturday!

Our House & Grounds Chairperson Craig Reynolds will host our next Campus Tidy-up from 9-12 this Saturday, September 24th.  This is a terrific way for families to complete service hours while helping beautify and care for our school campus.  Families can select a project from the list found on our KWMCS Families page:

Call to Action: Vendors for Bazaar

Our annual Holiday Bazaar will take place on 26 November from 9-2 at our school campus, and we are seeking food and craft vendors. Last year’s event was well-attended, and we are planning for another successful holiday shopping experience!  Interested parents should contact Chairperson Layla Barr directly: [email protected]

Box Tops for Education

Did you know that our school earned $331.20 last year through our submission of Box Tops?  You can help earn funds for our school by clipping and sending your family’s collection in to school.  In the past we were focused on promoting Box Tops near the collection dates, but we are able to submit them at any time.  In our home, a snack-sized baggie clipped to the refrigerator holds our collection, and everyone at home keeps an eye out for the Box Tops label on the products we purchase. When the baggie is filled, my daughters split the collection in two equal parts and turn them in to their Lead Guide.  I encourage everyone to begin collecting Box Tops – check out our handy list of products containing the labels on our KWMCS Families page:

Volunteer Information

The District has now updated the Volunteers In Schools Application process. Thank you for taking a few moments to review their handbook before updating your account (link on our school’s KWMCS Families page:

  • 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
    • Update your information
    • Electronically sign your application
  3. Click on the Types Tab
    • Preferred Type:
      1. Select Volunteer
    • Activities:
      1. Select your options
    • Sites:
      1. Ensure Key West Montessori Charter School is selected
    • Acknowledge Visitor Handbook
    • SAVE

One Human Race and Colorful Run

We are in need of 12oz. bottles of water, 10 gallon jugs of water, and Gatorade(small serving size).  Our Race Event Committee will be collecting donations at arrival time until next Friday, and Ms. Tonia is happy to receive your donation as well.

We still need volunteers to help make this event a success; be sure to check out the opportunities:

Thank you for sharing the registration link with your friends and coworkers:

Upcoming Events

Early Dismissal (9/28)    Spell-a-Thon Test Day (9/30)    Mangia Mangia Family Dine Out (9/30)

One Human Race & Colorful Run (10/1)    School Family Conferences (10/5, 10/12, 10/19)

Be sure to check out our calendar of events: