Published On: November 3, 2017

Fundraising Meeting Monday

Come be a part of our FUNdraising efforts! Our next meeting takes place Monday (11/6) @ 3:45 in the Art/Science room.

Blood Drive Fundraiser

We have a Blood Drive next Thursday (11/9/17) from 10-4.  Hosting regular blood drives benefits our community and May Sands Montessori as well; OneBlood gives our school $10 for each blood donor! As an incentive for donors, OneBlood will have a Fandango movie voucher for everyone who donates, and May Sands families who donate blood during our event will also earn two service hour points!

Veteran’s Day Holiday

There will be no school next Friday, in observance of Veteran’s Day.

MindUP Training

Our school is fortunate to have been granted a free training for the evidence-based, social and emotional learning (SEL) framework and curriculum that promotes mindful practice for the purpose of increasing self-awareness and the positive management of emotions.  MindUP offers training for all school staff, to develop their skill in modeling mindful practice, and includes school family engagement, to provide triangulation of support in helping children recognize and consistently use the skill.  MindUP presents a science-based understanding of how the brain works and how it impacts emotions and behavior.

Our training is currently scheduled from 12:30-5:30 on Monday, November 13th, which will require us to have a noon dismissal.  We are working to have limited child care available, as all members of staff are required to participate in the training session.  There will be a parent training session on the evening of November 13th, which will be sent under separate special invitation.  This program will be most successful with unified support through our strong school + home connection.


Free Symphony Concert

Dear Monroe County Schools Staff and Families,

Please join us for this wonderful concert.  Pack up your after-storm worries for a while and enjoy an evening of wonderful music as a gift from Sebrina Alfonso, Musical Director of the South Florida Symphony.

Just sign up to attend.  We will welcome as many guests as possible on a first come first served basis.

Sincerely, Terri Axford

This November 15th, the South Florida Symphony Orchestra performs this beloved music in our Pop Series I: Celebrating the Great American Songbook concert.

Join us for classic songs from songwriters like Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen and many others.

Please click on link below for your complimentary tickets. Please print out your tickets and just hand them to the ushers at the concert. If you cannot print yourself write us at [email protected] and we will print it out for you and have it at will call.


I hope to see you at this special concert!

Thank you,

Sebrina Alfonso | Founder / Music Director
South Florida Symphony Orchestra

Daylight Savings Time Ends

We will have one extra hour this weekend – hooray! Remember to set your clock back one hour on Saturday night, before bed! *It’s also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detector.

One Human Race Colorful Run 5K

Registration is open for our annual race!  This year’s event is going to be merry and bright, as event organizers Amy Bradshaw and Andrea Ippolito are adding a splash of color with our colorful run! The FUNdraising committee will share volunteer signups for this event, but please use this link to register: