Published On: January 15, 2019

January All-School Meeting

1/23/19 @ 6:00

As members of our school’s corporation, at least one representative from each family is required to attend our All-School meetings.

Families will vote on changes to our school’s bylaws and elect new members to our Board of Directors.

Review our school’s current bylaws
*Proposed amendments to the bylaws will be shared on  1/15/19 to school’s website:

Run for a seat on our Board

*Completed forms will be posted to a link on our school’s website by 1/22/19 – get yours in today! Look in next Tuesday’s news for the link.


Event Postponed:

The Great Gala

We are financially unable to host our biggest fundraising event at this time, as we do not have enough sponsors or ticket sales.

The Fundraising Committee set a new date:
Saturday, March 9th, from 6-10:30 p.m.

We need help from everyone in our school family to make this event happen:

Find Sponsors:

We need to cover the cost of the DJ, the auctioneer, the casino tables, dealers, food, and the servers/bartenders/cleaning crew

Sponsor Levels

★         $1000 – prominent logo placement on event poster, six (6) event tickets, inclusion in social media, printed advertisements and PSA, live promotion at event

★         $500 – prominent logo placement at table and on event poster, four (4) event tickets, inclusion in social media, printed advertisements, live promotion at event

★         $250 – logo placement on event poster, two (2) event tickets, inclusion in social media, printed advertisements, live promotion at event

Thanks to our current sponsors
Melissa Trader (parent, Reef Gecko)
Layla Barr (parent, Blue Tang)
Ronit Berdugo (parent, Mahi & Reef Gecko)Each family will receive two service hours for every sponsor they bring in

Bring in Auction Items:

We will use the online platform for silent auction items again, which makes bidding easier (and more competitive).

Apart from classroom creations, our live auctions typically feature getaways, packages, and unique experiences. 


Thanks to our current donors

★         Craig Reynolds (parent, Sea Star) donated a sightseeing tour in his airplane for up to three people

★         Romi Munoz (parent, Reef Gecko) donated two gift certificates for manicures at Natural Nails by Romi

★         Sybille and Michael Forester (parents, Sea Star) donated two $50 massage therapy gift certificates

★         Michel Gehin (parent, Mahi) donated an hour-long session combining Traditional Chinese Medicine with different manual therapies

Each family will receive a service hour for every auction item they bring in


Join us @ Flag Raising next week, as we will draw the winners of our Great Gala Raffle
1/25/19 @ 8:30


Moxiberries Fundraiser

May Sands Montessori School will receive 10% from every share purchased that is selected for pick up @ school through February 27.All produce is 100% USDA Certified Organic. Shares are thoughtfully put together for easy menu planning.

It’s easy to get started!

1. Go online to

2. Select your items: $35 Half share, $55 Full share, $55 Fruit Only share or $55 Veg Only share

3. Choose May Sands as your pick up location.

4. Select the date* you would like to reserve your share.
*You do not have to purchase every week, but every purchase helps our school’s fundraising efforts!

5. Make your payment on the website by credit card, Venmo, Zelle, PayPal or CashApp.

6. Join the Facebook Group to sign up as a volunteer to organize shares, ask questions, share recipes, and share what you love about your delicious organics!

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

Confirm your support through the Facebook group and with Ms. Tonia: 305.293.1400, ext. 53418
  • We need help organizing, labeling, and transferring the shares from Peary Court @ 9 am every Wednesday for pickup at the school during dismissal.
  • We need help distributing the shares at dismissal.


Monroe County Schools offers advance registration for students, which guarantees their entry into the 7-mile bridge run. Forms are available in our school office.

Cost: $25/student
Forms due: 18 January to Marathon Runners Club
PO Box 500110, Marathon, FL 33050

National School Choice Week

shines a spotlight on effective education options for children
Florida families have a variety of educational options for their children, and we’re happy you chose May Sands Montessori School!  Returning students should plan to wear their yellow ‘School Choice’ scarves during the week.  We will distribute yellow ‘School Choice’ scarves to students who are new to our school family on 1/18/19.