Published On: October 4, 2017

School Year Calendar and Make-up Days

Today’s Principals’ conference call did not fully address the recapturing of any instructional days for our school; the district restored October 16th as a regular school day, but we already have that day as a regular school day.  I will keep everyone updated on any progress with restoration of instructional days.

School Breakfast

Our students appear to be enjoying school meals!  Please remember that breakfast is available to students from 7:45 – 8:15; if your student needs breakfast before school, please ensure she/he is in the Art/Science room before 8:15.

Box Tops

Attached to this message is a listing of products that contain the Box tops labels.  While each label counts for ten cents, our school received $250 last year!  Please send in your Box Tops by next Friday, October 13th, as our helpful coordinator Jessica Pellegrino (parent, Reef Gecko classroom) needs time to count each label.

Campus Tidy-up

Our next opportunity to beautify the campus takes place from 9-12 this Saturday, October 7th.  Projects include installing our flagpole, rehanging the shade sails, sanding/painting a lunch table/bench, weeding the grounds, planting groundcover at the front fence, washing windows, and a few other projects.  Thanks in advance for your help!

Hazardous Waste Drop-off This Saturday

Residents of Key West can bring items that are not safe for regular garbage disposal to Indigenous Park, 1801 White Street.
They will be accepting: chemicals, electronics: Gas cans, gaming systems, CFL light bulbs, wiring, TVs, VCRs, radios, telephones, oil, cleaners, fertilizers, poisons, pool cleaning chemicals, roofing chemicals, microwaves, etc. If you have any questions call: 305-809-3776.

Family Dine Out

Many thanks to Heather and Mike Barnes for their support of tuition-free Montessori education in Key West – they’re offering another Family Dine out at Mangia Mangia next Thursday, October 12th!  Be sure to let your server know you are dining to support May Sands Montessori School!  For those families who use social media, please share our event on Facebook: October Family Dine out at Mangia Mangia

Spirit T-shirts

Our school shirts are a great way to help make getting dressed a little easier in the morning!  Made locally, our spirit shirts come in a variety of colors.  Each class has selected their favorite color to wear for field trips (see below), but your student might like one in a few different colors!  Order forms are available in office or on our school’s website: Please make checks payable to May Sands Montessori School.  We have extended our first order deadline to Friday, October 13th.

Class Spirit Shirt Colors

Seahorse – purple

Osprey – clover green

Mahi – heather purple

Reef Gecko* – light blue

SeaStar* – yellow

Blue Tangs – Royal Blue

*Upper Elementary End of Year Trip shirt colors: yellow, orange, light blue, and lime green

PJ Party

Our Lead Guides will host a PJ Party on October 13 from 6-9. Be sure to sign up and reserve your student’s space:

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed at the Zombie Bike Ride Inoculation Station, which will take place Sunday, October 22nd, by Salute on the Beach, from 5:30-8:30.  This is a fun way to be a part of the festivities and take care of some of your service hours – sign up today:

Volunteers are needed to work the outdoor bar for the Waterfront Theater – there are multiple nights of this event, so please check your availability for the following dates: October 20-22 6:00-8:00 and 8:00-10:00, and October 25-27 6:00-8:00 and 8:00-10:00.  This event is another way you can take care of your annual service hour requirement: