White Rock Montessori
Thursday Update

WRM Annual Giving
and North Texas Giving Day

White Rock Montessori will kick off its Annual Giving Campaign  this year in November of this year.  Our matching funds campaign will align with  #GivingTuesday , a national global day for giving back. We hope you will support WRM's Annual Giving Campaign by donating on #Giving Tuesday, November 28th. Our matching funds annual giving opportunity will last through December 12th. Look for more information on this incredible opportunity to support our school in November!

If you are looking for donation ideas this North Texas Giving Day, we encourage you to consider the American Montessori Society's (AMS) Rebuild Your School program. This program was started to help Montessori schools in Texas and Florida to recover from the negative impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Both AMS and Nienhuis Montessori are matching all contributions to this fund through October 6th. Your $20 donation can become $60 to support this important cause!

Thank you for your continued generosity and support, not only of WRM, but of Montessori schools around the world.
Dear Parents,

On behalf of the PTO Board, we would like to welcome new and returning parents to the White Rock Montessori Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). We are excited about the year ahead! Our PTO has gone through an evolutionary phase, like any living structure, and we are proud to say that involvement is up and enthusiasm is high.  Mark your calendars with these upcoming events:

In this Issue:

Calendar Events
School Photo Dates & Sibling/Family Photos
Student State Fair Tickets
School Directory Access
Bake Sale & Care Kits for Hurricane Harvey Relief
After School Clubs and Activities

This Week at WRM
September 14 - September 22, 2017

September 14

UE Nature's Classroom Parent Meeting
6:15 - 7:30 p.m.

Join NCI Director Geoffrey Bishop for this parents only meeting as he shares more about the exciting trip UE will participate in the November.
September 15
September 18
September 19

PTO General Assembly Meeting: Welcome and
6:15 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us to kick off the new year, connect with other parents and learn more about how you can support teachers, faculty and our students. 

Click here for more information. 

Sign up here to volunteer.

September 20
September 21
International Day of Peace

"We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe, and all connected with each other to form one whole unity." 

--Dr. Maria Montessori

September 22
Looking Ahead

Monday & Tuesday, 9/25 - 9/26:  Hearing, Vision & Speech Screenings
Friday, 9/29: School Closed: Private School State Fair Day

The Bulletin Board

School Photos
and Sibling/Family Photos

Sign your (mandatory)  School Photo Release Form  and
mark your child's picture day in your calendar.

Sibling/Family Photos will be available again this year as well!

State Fair Tickets
coming home today!

You child(ren) will be bringing their student ticket for the State Fair home today in a white letter-sized envelope. Keep an eye out for it!

School Directory
ready to be accessed!

Each year, White Rock Montessori issues a School Directory to our currently enrolled families. 

The purpose of this directory is to facilitate communication between families for individual activities. Using the directory for mass emails, business promotion, or communication of non-sanctioned school events is prohibited.

WRM's directory is digitally stored and accessed through the school's redesigned and easy to use registration site at https://register.whiterockmontessori.org/currently-enrolled-students.html. You will need to be logged in to access the directory information.

If you would like to download the Directory:
1. Open WRM Directory 2017-2018
2. Click "File"
3. Click "Download as"
4. Click the type of file you'd like to save it as. We recommend downloading as "Microsoft Excel (.xlsx)".

*Please note that this will download the current version of the Directory as is and will not be updated in real time as contact information is updated.

WRM Hurricane Harvey Relief

Bake Sale for Hurricane Harvey Help!
Thursday, September 21st

The students of LE2 have been discussing what they could do as a class to bring hope and comfort to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. We are excited to announce that LE2 would like to hold a bake sale to contribute to the cause! There might even be some homegrown veggies in the mix.

The bake sale will take place on Thursday, September 21st, during both Preschool and Elementary car lines. All proceeds will be directed  to  Montessori Moments  through the American Montessori Society's "Rebuild Your School" fund supporting schools impacted by natural disasters.
Care Kits for Houston-Area Families

Thank you for all of your generous donations to the WRM Flood Relief Supply Drive last week! The response was overwhelming and inspiring. We filled our shed with tons of diapers, wipes, formula, new socks and underwear, toiletries, at least a half a dozen Pack 'n Plays and much, much more!

The great need in South Texas for supplies and financial support continues . WRM is working with Houston area schools to identify needs and provide support. There are currently requests for Care Kits for young children, school age children, and adults. These Care Kits will be sent down to Houston families. This is a great way to engage children of all ages in the act of giving. Your child may really enjoy putting together a Care Kit for a child their age in Houston, and they will hopefully feel empowered by being a he lper.

Please see information on the Care Kits below. 
Items go in a gallon-sized plastic bag with label:  4-year old, 4-year old girl/boy,school-age child, or adult.

Care Kit for Children
          • Children's toothbrush
          • Toothbrush cover
          • Toothpaste
          • Bar of soap or body wash
          • Pocket pack of Kleenex
          • 2-1 shampoo/conditioner
          • Lotion
          • New washcloth
          • Draw a picture or make a card
          • Personal item - small stuffed animal, book, game, cards
Backpack for School Age Children
          • Toothbrush
          • Toothbrush cover
          • Toothpaste
          • Bar of soap or body wash
          • Pocket pack of Kleenex
          • 2-1 shampoo/conditioner
          • Lotion
          • New washcloth
          • School supplies
          • Gift card to Target, Walmart, or Academy for a school uniform - approximately $20 a uniform
          • Note of encouragement
Care Kit for Adults
          • Pocket pack Kleenex
          • Disposable razor
          • Shaving cream
          • Toothbrush cover
          • Toothpaste
          • Dental floss
          • Deodorant
          • Bar of soap or body wash
          • 2-1 shampoo/conditioner
          • Lotion
          • Chapstick
          • New washcloth
          • Note of encouragement
          • Female - Feminine hygiene products
Care Kits can be dropped off at WRM during morning and afternoon car line.

If you would like to volunteer to collect supplies in the morning or afternoon, please click here to sign up. Thanks again to all of our generous donors and volunteers!

After School Clubs & Activities

Extracurricular Activities
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"Directing our action toward mankind means, first and foremost, doing so with regard to the child. The child, that 'forgotten citizen', must be appreciated in accordance with his true value. His rights as a human being who shapes all of mankind must become sacred, and the secret laws of his normal psychic development must light the way for civilization."
- Dr. Maria Montessori

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