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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)

MCS Staff Participate in Community Service

Ready to get dirty!

​On the recent Professional Development Day, MCS staff participated in a service project during the break between the training sessions.

Kenzee and Christina worked outside the 1700 South entrance.

​Staff members were broken up into six garden crews and assigned to specific areas of the campus to work in.

Infant, toddler, early childhood and admin staff collaborated on the pots.

Each group was given tools and spring blooming bulbs, corms or rhizomes to plant.

The task involved watering and clean up!
The crews were deliberately orchestrated to include staff from different departments and with mixed experience in gardening.
Robyn helped provide great gardening tips to her crew.

Problem solving, teambuilding, and a little sweat enducing hard work were the name of the game.

They seem pretty pleased with themselves!

And best of all, delayed gratification!

Jordan gets to work.

We look forward to seeing the results of their efforts in spring of 2022.

Keep your eyes peeled for the first flowers!

Educate a Girl, Empower a Nation: A COEEF Event

Montessori Community School sponsors 4 girls through the Children of Ethiopia Education Fund, COEEF. We wanted to share an event you might be interested in! This is another way that we can lend our support to the organization that supports the education of many girls who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend school.

Friday, September 22, 2017, COEEF will be holding an event including Ethiopian food, memorabilia, music, and a huge silent auction.

This event will take place at the Holladay City Hall Pavilion from 6 – 9 pm.

2016 – 2017 Fun Run Update

This past Monday, May 22nd each student had the opportunity to run laps through an obstacle course. Laps were tallied and pledges made. Pledges and donations are still coming in but as of today, we are at $3,900.00! A huge thank you to all those who came out to help and cheer the students on!

Also, thank you for keeping Service Learning a major part of your child’s life in supporting these wonderful causes and rallying to keep kindness, compassion, charity in your hearts. We will continue to take pledges and donations until the end of the school year. Please continue to share this cause with all.

Every little bit does make a direct difference. It has been wonderful to watch the growth of the girls we support through the COEEF Program and to be apart of the Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program and see Grandmother Elvira each year at the Rug Show.


Service Learning: Navajo Rug Show

One of our school’s Service Learning Programs is the Adopt-a-Native Elder Program. During the next two weeks we will be doing a drive for items to take with us to the Navajo Rug Show, which our two Elders, Grandmother Anita Jackson and Elvira Horseherder weave rugs and make jewelry for. The items donated will go directly toward our grandmothers, other Elders, and children in need on the reservation. Please look for the donation bins throughout the school.

We thank you for your support of this program and your continued involvement in your student’s Service Learning experiences. We encourage you to talk with your students about the importance of service and helping those in need.

Our Girls We Sponsor Through COEEF: Celebrate Education for Women

“We will continue our journey to our destination of peace and education. No one can stop us. We will speak up for our rights and we will bring change to our voice. We believe in the power and the strength of our words.Our words can change the whole world because we are all together, united for the cause of education. And if we want to achieve our goal, then let us empower ourselves with the weapon of knowledge and let us shield ourselves with unity and togetherness.”

Montessori Community School donates to six beautiful young women through the Children of Ethiopia Education Fund. In celebration of International Women’s Day, March 8th, we thought we would showcase our girls. In May, MCS does an annual “Fun Run” where we raise the funds to go toward these wonderful girls. We plan on sending letters to each lovely young women. In preparation for the “Fun Run” we encourage you to talk about the program with your students in supplement to what our teachers do to prepare our students to help give and donate. Perhaps, you can make your own cards and/ or send pictures with your students which they, in turn, can drop off to the MCS Office.

This program is about giving girls the opportunity to receive an education in a country where this opportunity is slim to none. Please discuss and think about the importance, value, and effects an education can hold for these girls and their families. Click the links to see full PDF and read their letters.