School news update: 4/14/2021

Hello Montessori Families and Friends,

Today, our 4th, 5th, and 6th-year students participated in the Florida Standards Assessment in Writing.  Test administration for our 7th & 8th-year students takes place tomorrow.  Our Montessori school participates in statewide standardized testing as part of the public school system. Families of students in grades 3 – 8 may find the assessment schedule posted on our website:

Outdoor Movie Night this Friday, April 16

Featured Movie: Tangled

Doors open at 7 pm, movie starts at 7:30.

(Time adjusted due to later sunset)

Admission is free

($5/person suggested donation can be made at the door)

Large Cheese Pizza will be available to pre-order for $12.

Popcorn & drink will be available for purchase onsite.

Spring Online Silent Auction

Bid on a wonderful assortment of auction items including Mile 0 Fest tickets, a 2-night stay at the Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Resort, gift certificates for local restaurants & attractions, art, gift baskets, and more!

Bidding is open now and will close Monday, April 19 at 6:00 PM.

Meal Train

There are times when we have a school family in need of our combined support. Meal Train is an online calendar system that keeps everyone organized to ensure that a homecooked meal or a meal delivery service will take a small burden off the shoulders of a family during their time of need. As the Pellegrino Family continues to move forward, please consider helping by signing up for a day: 

Blood Drive April 22nd – 12:00-4 pm

The Big Red Bus will be parked in front of May Sands Montessori on Thursday, April 22. Click here to make an appointment.

Dental Sealant Program New Date: April 23  

For every 2nd and 7th grade student who returns a completed permission slip, the Keys Area Health Education Center (AHEC) will provide free dental exams and sealants at HOB (participating students will walk over with school staff). Families may find the form, as well as more information, on our school website

Application Deadline Approaching

The May Sands Montessori School offers enrollment preference to siblings of currently enrolled students provided that we have a completed application on file and space in the grade level for which they are applying. Families of current students that have a sibling who will be attending next year will need to complete an application: 

If you know any families who might be interested in tuition-free Montessori education for their children, please encourage them to apply! 

Geo Bee 

(formerly Spell-O-Thon)

Wed, April 28 is GeoBee Test day!  Please encourage your child to get pledges from friends & family and support them in learning their geography terms.  The student who raises the most will receive a $25 Amazon gift card, and the classroom that raises the most receives $200 for class supplies & activities.

Service to our School

Our Montessori public school relies on the support of its stakeholders for the care and keeping of our campus. Let Mr. Michel know what project you will take on and when you anticipate completing it: 305.293.1400, ext. 53418

  • Hang student artwork in the office
  • Clean Classroom Carpets (we have a carpet cleaner and solution)
  • Pressure Wash Lunch Area
  • Install Final Screen on the Chickee (we have the materials but not the tools)
  • Weed Areas Around Campus
  • Rake & Dispose of Leaves Around Campus
  • Trim Shrubs (you will need to bring your own gardening tools)
  • Remove stray pencil marks on exterior walls of campus (we have Magic Erasers)

Log Your Service Hours

Mrs. Martha Memorial Friendship Bench

MSMS will be working with local stone sculptor, Craig Gray (, to design a friendship bench to be installed on our campus in loving memory of Mrs. Martha.  The bench will be constructed out of reclaimed Ket West city street material (similar to those currently being installed at the White Street Pier). Donations to the Mrs. Martha Memorial Fund can be made here.

Stay up-to-date with school events by checking our calendar:

Stay Connected – Register with the Parent Portal

Spirit Shirts & Hoodies

Show your School Spirit with MSMS Spirit Shirts & Hoodies! Our School Spirit Shirts are available in a wide range of colors, sizes, and styles! Check out the merchandise, complete with an online payment option on our website:

Wishing everyone continued health and peace,