Wrap Up Year Reminders

News & Events


December 15: Noon Dismissal for ALL students
January 2: School Resumes
January 15: MLK Day- No school

Dear Families,
We will do car line pick up on December 15th from 11:45- 12
Enjoy a glorious winter break! I hope all of you have a restful rejuvenating break. See you all in 2018.

If you know of families that are looking to learn more about our Montessori program, please send them our way. We are hosting an Open House on January 20th for all prospective families. Helps us spread the word.

A big shout out to Jamie Davis for organizing a fun afternoon in the park for the Elementary children.

Please email your guides directly for any alternate pick up, sick-ness or anything that pertains to your child, since I will be away an unable to respond to emails.

Montessori 101

A beautiful article on holidays.


Fundraising News

A big thank you to all for participating in our fundraising endeavors to date.

The Shop Local gift certificates fundraiser. Big shout out to Elizabeth Ackerman for spear heading that.

A big shout out to Sean Williams for taking the lead on the Pie Fundraiser.

A big shout out to David Bates for coordinating the Third Street Book fundraiser weekend. We made $80 and got 10 books. Woohoo!

Thank you, all!

Cheers to ushering in 2018!

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With love and gratitude from our family to yours

Dear Community,

I want to thank you all for a wonderful start to the school year. I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes by Melodie Bates - "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home and a stranger into a friend."

It has been joy to see our new classroom and staff members become a part of our community. I am grateful each day for being part of such an amazing team.

Thank you to all the families, new and old, who support and love for our school in so many different ways. A big shout out to the parents from the Meadow Room (Nora Martin, Wendy Stassens, Jenny Johns and Lisa Neal) who are on the expansion committee for the house next door. Your tireless energy and hard work is a testament to your love and dedication to Montessori and the legacy of the previous educators before us. Thank you!

Last, but not the least, we have a stellar board (Anna Matzinger, Jenny Johns, Nora Martin, Laura Ramsey, Amanda Marshall, Lisa Neal). Thank you for your vision, your strength and ability to devote so much of your time to our school. If you see them out and about town, give them a hug or a high five. They rock! I am excited to announce our newest board member, Robin Meyers. She has been a Montessori guide in the Portland area for 30 years. She and her husband have raised four children and live on a farm in Yamhill County.

It takes a village to sustain the growth of a our school and McMinnville Montessori is a beautiful example of all of our collaborative efforts as a community. Thank you, all!

I hope you enjoy this time to rejuvenate, celebrate, nurture, love your families and give thanks!

With gratitude,

Gratitude Feast, Book Fundraiser & Fresh Eggs!

News & Events

November 17: Spirit Friday
November 20: Gratitude Feast in the Meadow Room and photo orders are due.
November 21-22: No school for conferences
November 23-24: No school for Thanksgiving
November 28: Shop Local forms and money due
November 30: Child/ Parent Lesson Day 5:30- 7pm
December 15th: Noon Dismissal for ALL students

Our gutters need to be cleaned if anyone is available, please let me know. Thank you!

I hope everyone that ordered extra t-shirts or sweatshirts got their order. If someone is missing anything, please let me know and we can get that sorted out. Thank you all so much for your purchases. It is awesome to wear them as a community.

I have two dozen eggs in the fridge. Come and get some fresh eggs!

Montessori 101

I wanted to share a beautiful article written by a Montessori parent.

Journey of a Montessori Parent by Sveta Pais

Fundraising News

Thank you for continuing to support the Oregon Bottle Drop. We still have some more blue bags in the office.

SAVE THE DATE: Our second annual Third Street Books fundraiser is set for the weekend AFTER the "Black Friday" weekend: As before, the locally-owned bookshop has graciously agreed to kick a percentage of all sales to anyone (including friends, relatives of Montessori parents) back to our school.

So if you can possibly hold off on those holiday book buys until then (or order now, and pick up later) this fundraiser can be more successful than last year. So spread the word and mark your calendars. More info to come with full details in car line soon!

Bowling Afternoon & Spirit Day

News & Events

November 8: Hearing/ Vision forms due
November 9: and 10: No school for in-service day and Veterans' Day
November 14: Vision and Hearing Screening
November 17: Spirit Friday
November 20: Gratitude Feast in the Meadow Room and photo orders are due.
November 21-22: No school for conferences
November 23-24: No school for Thanksgiving
November 28: Shop Local forms and money due
November 30: Child/ Parent Lesson Day 5:30- 7pm
December 15th: Noon Dismissal for ALL students

Dear Community,
Please let Sean know if you are attending the bowling afternoon. His email address is seanwilliams1@gmail.com or 717.271.1221

Our t-shirts arrived and they look fabulous!
The Meadow Room celebrated Spirit Day today as did all the staff. I hope you all got your orders. If you have not, please send me an email and we can get that sorted.

Moving forward every Friday will be Spirit Day when we all wear our t-shirts to school.

I will be off campus the last week before school closes for Winter Break to head out to Nepal for a trekking adventure. Nora Martin, our Board Vice President will be available for any unforeseen situations or circumstances. Her email is: marty97128@gmail.com and her phone number is 503.550.9498 and Cathy Dorner will be our on-call sub. Cathy is a primary trained guide, and worked at the school before I came on board. 

Thank you for all the positive feedback about our new photographer. She did an awesome job, and we will use her next year again. If you have not see yours already, they were in the Shop Local envelope. 

Montessori 101

Montessori’s Aeroplane