Montessori Education Foundation Funds and Gifts


Thanks to your generosity during our Fun Run Drive this past Fall to our non-profit Montessori Education Foundation (MEF). We were able to send or order the following items to our sponsored Navajo Grandmothers this week through the Adopt-a-Native Elder Program.Mothers Day Box- Spring Delivery only and delivered during the Spring food run. This gift box fills a need to provide personal care items that are not contained in any other gift option. It contains Cottenelle wipes, Kleenex, a wash cloth, bath towel, vent brush, bobby pins, Vaseline, shampoo, sanitizer, emery boards, and a bandana. Grandmother Box - This box contains 3 yards of Panne fabric and 4 yards of cotton fabric for making a skirt and blouse. Also included are safety pins, socks, scarf, thread, yarn, and a hygiene kit. The price of this item includes a credit card charge. Food Certificates that can be used at all Bashas grocery stores located throughout the reservation....

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MCS- Now Steward to a Little Free Library


All around the world little free libraries are popping up. These libraries are helping to bring communities together by providing a peaceful meeting place where everyone is welcome to share in the joy of reading, imagination, education, sharing, and creativity. Maria Montessori defined joy by saying, "Joy, feeling one's own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul." She taught that the development of language is part of the development of the personality and that words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people. Montessori philosophy teaches that careful preparation of the space and materials is key to a successful classroom and learning environment. It is our hope that by having a Little Free Library we will help bridge the gap between the development of language and personality, creating that space where all members...

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Tips for a New Montessori Parent

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A happy welcome to the new families entering Montessori Community School.  Parents, you will soon discover that being a part of a Montessori community is encompassing and the efforts you make towards supporting the Montessori approach will determine the success your child has in this environment. Below is an article by Edward Fidellow which will give you several tips to embracing your new role as a "Montessori Parent." And so begins your journey...... Becoming a Montessori Parent by Edward Fidellow There are seven simple steps to becoming a Montessori parent. When we say simple we don’t mean that they are not challenging. It is a lot like the definition of bull riding. “The object is to keep the bull between you and the ground.” Simple – but challenging. The first step to becoming a Montessori parent took place when you enrolled your child in a Montessori program. That in itself is a...

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Home – The Montessori Frontier

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There are many parts to a Montessori education. There certainly is the beautiful materials that add so much to the enjoyment of learning. There is the educational philosophy that goes along with the materials. There is also the part that looks at your child’s gifts and abilities but the most crucial part of  a Montessori education is the part that nurtures and helps transform your child into a successful adult. Ultimately, Montessori is a philosophy of life, of a way to approach the challenges and blessings. If you love what Montessori does for your child at school begin to implement at home those actions that will continue the transformation. We are not talking about red rods, alphabets or math but about the core value that makes Montessori dynamic and transformational. It is all about making wise choices. It is a simple formula – learn to make wise choices – but it...

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Adopt An Elder’s 29th Annual NAVAJO RUG SHOW & SALE


Grandmother Anita JacksonApproximately 25  years ago, because of Bob and Robyn’s strong connection to some Navajo friends, our school registered with the Adopt A Native Elder program to adopt three Navajo grandmothers and two grandfathers. Our two grandfathers died a few years into our involvement with the program and then for most of 20 years we continued to help support our three grandmothers - Grandmother Emma Bahe, Grandmother Roseline Jackson and Grandmother Elvira Horseherder. For many years we have been so successful with our fundraising that we were not only able to  provide food on each of the two Food Runs that originate in Park City but also send yarn, gift certificates for them to buy additional food, clothing and household items, firewood, basic medical supplies and blankets but in the past few years two of our Grandmothers - Emma (aged 94) and Roseline (aged 92) have died and we recently...

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Teacher Work Day & Professional Development


Last Friday, October 5th, Montessori Community School had a Teacher Work and Professional Development Day. Feel free to scroll through some of the highlights from our training and meeting that took place Friday.

Last Week's Annual Fun Run Fundraiser Update


Wow! What a fantastic event. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this year's Fun Run such a wonderful, exciting event. The morning was beautiful. We couldn't have asked for better weather. The students were buzzing with excitement. Students began with some warm-up exercises then the clock was started and they were off. Students ran laps through a 65 foot inflatable obstacle course then climbed a 24 foot inflatable slide to complete the course loop. High fives were given, wrist bands marked per lap, and much cheering and encouragement from teachers, staff, parents, and peers. After their timed run was up, students enjoyed some fruit slices and water to cool down and chat about their experience with the course amongst all those milling about.Our Toddler friends were able to walk, run, and toddle their way through a small obstacle course around their own playground. With the help of their teachers, PSA, and Fun...

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How to Place a Scholastic Book Order Through MCS


1. Check out the physical book order forms in the lobby and/or go to the website: www.scholastic.com/bookclubs.2. Follow registration/ parent sign-up instructions.3. Use MCS' Class Activation Code: HDLWT4. Browse and select the books you would like to order by the due date assigned. 5. The MCS Office will put the orders through on the deadline. Shipping is typically 7 to 14 days. We will email you when your book order arrives and is ready for pick-up.

Montessori Community School Tiles

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Last year, Montessori Community School's Elementary Art Teacher designed and created a mural for the cement wall facing 1700 South. These tiles have been mounted and have really come together beautifully, enhancing the aesthetics of the space. If you have not had a chance to stop by and see this mural, please do! It makes a great place for back to school photos!Also, tiles created last year by students and staff are in the works to be mounted on the remaining cement wall. Stay posted for when they have been mounted.

12th Annual MCS Fun Run


If salvation and help are to come, it is from the child, for the child is the constructor of man and so of society. The child is endowed with an inner power which can guide us to a more enlightened future.—Maria MontessoriThe heart of our Service Learning curriculum at Montessori Community School is Maria Montessori’s mandate to empower children to become agents of change, and our personal mission to create global citizens. The goal of the service works we do at all levels is to promote the development of lifelong lessons in empathy, hard work, and cultural awareness, while giving students a sense of belonging to a community. Raising for a Good Cause:On Thursday, September 27th, your child will be participating in our 12th annual Montessori Community School Fun Run!  Each year our students have the opportunity to raise pledges for two of our Service Learning projects, The Children of Ethiopia Education...

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Spring is a Busy Time


Albert Einstein said, "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." and, "The only source of knowledge is experience." 

Spring is such a bustling, fantastic time of learning, growth, and development.
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Basic Herbology and Flower Essences Studio Class


Studio Class: Basic Herbology and Flower Essences
Donda Hartsfield, Outdoor Classroom & GO teacher
3 Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:45, April 25th – May 9th

(Elementary Only): Students are introduced to the joy and the science

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Elementary's Heritage Fair 2018


Last week, our Elementary students creatively displayed their family’s roots at their Heritage Fair. The event showcased our students and families histories with unique displays throughout the gymnasium.After working on these histories for two months with the help of parents, grandparents, elders, teachers, and staff, the students were eager to share and present their gathered information as well as learn about their peers in a new way. Upper Elementary students also created timelines of many staff members. Upper Elementary students interviewed various staff and cleverly created beautiful displays highlighting these members of MCS. Prior to the fair, Upper Elementary also hosted a Pizza Parlor where students and families could enjoy a meal together before touring the displays in the gymnasium. This was a a great success and we thank all those families who participated in and supported our Upper Elementary students in this endeavor. Many photos of this event can be found on Montessori Compass.

2018 - 2019 Continuing Enrollment Letter from Administration


Dear MCS Families, This email contains the link to MCS Continuing Enrollment forms for the 2018 - 2019 Academic Year. Included with these forms, you will find the new tuition schedules.  The overall tuition increase this year is approximately 3.4%. The additional funds garnered by this increase will be earmarked in three different ways: paying the rising costs of ensuring health care coverage for our staff, providing modest raises for our teachers and staff, and covering general ongoing inflationary costs. We will be offering our Tuition Assurance Policy again this year. This optional program is designed to provide a measure of protection for both our families and the school in the case of student withdrawals during the school year. You will find more information enclosed within your packet. If you are considering the Extended Day option, we would encourage you to sign up sooner rather than later. We base our Extended...

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Thank You From The Inn Between


This past holiday season, we supported The Inn Between: Hospice for the Homeless. Please see below for the beautiful thank you card to each of you. 

Holiday Giving Projects


Every year the Montessori Community School supports local charities, which offers students an opportunity of Service Learning and helps those in need. With combined generosity from our families and staff we have gathered gifts for families and individuals at the Neighborhood House and The INN Between. This morning, our 6th year students helped load and organize all the gifts into the vehicles and our 3rd year students were able to help deliver the gifts along with our PSA and some members of Admin.Students and staff delivered the gifts with the help from our PSA members. Please enjoy photos of the gift distribution. The kindness of our community will bring a happier holiday for those who may have otherwise gone without. Thank you to everyone who donated and helped support these local organizations and helped your students to learn more about service and helping others in need. We hope you have a warm and...

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Holiday Montessori Market- 2 Days Only!


Come one, come all to Upper Elementary's Annual Holiday Montessori Market!This month's market will feature many various handmade items. These items will make excellent gifts and/or stocking stuffers for yourself, a neighbor, a friend, or other family members.Please come prepared this Thursday, December 7th and Friday, December 8th before and after school hours, no later than 3:45 pm, with cash. Your support of this Market goes directly toward our Upper Elementary students' annual adventure to take place in the spring. 

MCS Duffle Bags


Montessori Community School has brought back out MCS Duffle!The bags are $30.00They are available for pick-up at the office now.It is a black bag with the green MCS logo embroidered. This is a great durable bag that can be used for over-night trips, camping, traveling, the gym, gear, and/or our Winter Sports Program.

MCS' 3rd Annual Scholastic Book Fair


Come one, come all! Montessori Community School's 3rd Annual Book Fair is in full swing. Thank you to all those who have stopped by and made purchases. The school receives 50% of proceeds that will go toward more books, work rugs, and new school furniture. The fair will run through this Friday, November 17th, allowing purchases during Parent-Teacher Conferences, in case purchases need to be a surprise for upcoming holiday events. Please stay tuned for more information on our Online Book Fair- which will include more options for older children and their reading interests.

2017 Navajo Rug Show


On Thursday, November 9th MCS' 5th and 3rd year students had the opportunity to attend the Annual Navajo Rug Show at Deer Valley. They were able to meet with one of our two sponsored grandmothers through the Adopt-a-Native-Elder Program, Grandmother Elvira Horseherder. The Rug Show will continue on through the weekend. We encourage families and friends to go and learn more about the Navajo culture. Our students took gifts to our grandmothers which included fleece blankets, woolen gloves and scarves, soap, hand and body lotion, dish towels etc - funds from the Fun Run. Our grandmothers were so grateful and delighted with the unexpected gifts. Over the next few months we will be sending firewood (the greatest need at this time) woolen yarn for them to weave beautiful rugs, food certificates and also certificates for Walmart for them to buy clothing and household needs. Our Head of School and school owners, Robyn and Bob,...

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