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Fun Run 2021 – Please Help Now!

Use the button to make a donation to this MEF sponsored event!


 (meaning pouring rain or dumping snow, if it is sprinkling we will still run)

  • We will reschedule for the next week at the same time
  • This will be determined at 8:30 the day of

We encourage you to join the school in this worthwhile event. Service learning is an important element of Montessori that teaches students about the joy and value of contributing to their community, society, and world. Your generosity to help support our Navajo grandmothers and Ethiopian students is greatly appreciated. Engage your children at home by:

  • Encouraging your child to tell friends, neighbors and grandparents to support such a worthwhile event
  • Helping your child actively participate by earning money to pledge in the Fun Run
  • Checking in often to see the progress of the event on the donation page

Adopt-A-Native-Elder (ANE)

The Navajo Nation has been heavily impacted by COVID-19, increasing their already profound vulnerability to food and economic insecurity. Our adopted elders rely on the personal supplies, yarn, firewood, and food certificates we provide with funds raised at our annual Fun Run.

Children of Ethiopia Education Fund (COEEF)

For more than 15 years, we have supported the education of girls in Ethiopia. Our sponsorship provides tuition, supplies, tutoring, and medical care. Betselot Abiy is in 1st grade, loves math, and wants to be a pilot. Mariana Bekele is in kindergarten, loves the merry-go-round, and wants to be a teacher. Hana Fantu is 4, her favorite color is red, and she wants to be a doctor.

October 25 – 28, 2021

​Monday 10/25

Sego Lily – 9:30am – 10:30am (Field)

​Tuesday 10/26

Moons – 9:15am – 10:00am (Toddler Playground)
Uinta – 9:15am – 10:00am (Field)
Suns – 10:00am – 11:00am (Toddler Playground)
Aspens – 11:00am – 12:00pm (Field)

​Wednesday 10/27​

Magnolias – 9:00am – 10:00am (Field)
Oquirrh – 10:00am – 11:00am (Field)
Willows – 11:00am – 11:45am (Field)

​Thursday 10/28

Sequoias 9:30am – 10:30am (Field)
Wasatch 10:30am – 11:30am (Field)
Stars 10:45am – 11:45am (Toddler Playground)

AED: Donation Success!

We are absolutely gushing with gratitude! An MCS parent, who wishes to remain anonymous, contributed a generous donation today to our AED fund that helped us reach our goal!

Now we will be able to purchase an AED (or Automated External Defibrillator) machine for our community, and have the ability to truly save lives.


For those who aren’t familiar with what an AED does, here are 7 reasons why it’s important to have one on site:

1. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the U.S. From schools to homes to public places, 7,000 to 16,000 children die from sudden cardiac arrest each year, often from undiscovered heart defects. For adults, 10,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur in the workplace every year.
2. CPR is not enough. While CPR is important, and all of our staff at MCS are CPR certified, only an electric shock can restore a normal heart rhythm when a person experiences ventricular fibrillation – the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest.
3. Paramedics are fast, but not fast enough. The average EMS response time in a typical community is nine minutes. In a sudden cardiac emergency, that’s too late.
4. Certain populations are at higher risk. Sudden cardiac arrest cases go up for men over age 45 and women over age 55. In addition, the probability a sudden cardiac arrest is higher for people who have cardiac risk factors, including high blood pressure, obesity, or smoking.
5. There is a cost to doing nothing. The American Red Cross estimates that a sudden cardiac arrest fatality in the workplace can cost up to $1.3 million in direct and indirect costs.
6. Early treatment dramatically improves survival rates. When people properly use an AED and CPS on a victim within the first three to five minutes of a heart stopping, survival rates are as high as 60%.
7. Preparation for the unexpected matters. 34% of workplaces that have implemented an AED program have used their AED at least once in order to help save a life.



Thank you so much to each and every one of our community who helped us reach this incredible goal!