Please read this corrected August newsletter.  Thank you!
MMS Monthly E-Newsletter |  August 2016
Welcome to Mountaineer Montessori School's 40th Year!
Dear MMS families,

The dedicated staff at Mountaineer Montessori School has been hard at work preparing our school environments for the year ahead.  We look forward to seeing old and new friends as we enter our 40th year of providing authentic Montessori education in Charleston.

As the first days of school approach, I have a few announcements to share:
  • If you ordered M Gear or a Hand in Hand yearbook, please stop by the school office for pick up.
  • If your child had art work on display at FestivALL, it is available for pick up.  Please stop by and see Beth in the office.
  • Please be sure to turn in all school forms to Beth by your child's first day of school.
  • If your child will be staying for Plus, please reserve your spot by calling or emailing Beth at 304.342.7870 or

I look forward to seeing all of you soon.  Thank you for being part of our MMS family.

Best wishes, 


New Student Visits | August 12, 2016 
First Days of School | August 15-17, 2016  
  • Extended Day Primary, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary and Middle School begin on Monday, August 15
  • returning Primary 'morning friends' begin on Tuesday, August 16
  • beginning Primary 'morning friends' begin on Wednesday, August 17
Ice Cream Social | Thursday, 18, 2016  | 6:00-7:00pm
Please join us for ice cream, fun and friendship at Danner Meadow Park.  Thank you to MMS grandparent Ellen Beal for providing the delicious Ellen's Ice Cream for this traditional MMS event.
MMS Board Meeting | Monday, August 22, 2016  | 6:00pm
We meet in the art room.  Everyone is welcome.
Primary Back to School Night | Tuesday, August 23, 2016  | 5:30-6:30pm
Lower Elementary Back to School Night | Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016  | 5:30-6:15pm
Upper Elementary Back to School Night | Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016  | 6:15-7:00pm
Sixth Year Parent Meeting| Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016  | 7:00-7:15pm
Please plan to meet with your child's teacher in the classroom.  Plus care is available at no cost during these sessions.   Reservations are required.  Please contact Beth at 304.342.7870 or to make a reservation.
School Closed | Monday, September 5, 2016
Annual Meeting for All Families | Monday, September 19, 2016  | 6:00pm
Staff Development Day | Friday, September 23, 2016  | No school/No plus program
All MMS staff will spend the day with Suzanne Smitha working with Positive Discipline strategies.
Race for Education | Friday, October 14, 2016 
Watch for more details soon!
Thank you to the many parents and friends who have made special contributions to our school this summer.  Special thanks to:
  • Paul Ihle, Abigail Ihle, Amanda Stottlemeyer, Jason Wandling, Kiran Faridi, Joe Jenkins, Kate Laishley, Casey Stutler, Kamryn Stutler, Jack Slicer, Kristyn Anderson, Troy Anderson, Colin Anderson and Kate White for joining in our mulch party and preparing the playground for student use.
  • Eric Abdalla for providing electrical upgrades to our main building and middle school classroom.
  • our friends at Unity of Kanawha Valley for the improvements to the middle school classroom and kitchen space.
  • our friends at the University of Charleston for improvements to the main building.
  • all our FestivALL volunteers: Kenley Hanna, Susan Jackson, Zeina Haidar, Jenna Kahwash, Leana Kahwash, April Taylor, Aaron Ellis, Jean Storm, Julianna Storm, Gabby Storm, Isabella Storm, Jason Wandling, Russel Hicks, and Samantha Hicks.
  • Nancy Johnston for organizing our Art-for-All make and take activity.
  • JoEllen Zacks for designing our first ever MMS yearbook - 'Hand in Hand', and for contributing her time to keep MMS parents and friends up-to-date through our social media outlets.
  • Sky Kershner for leading the MMS staff in an inspiring session on Nonviolent Communication.
  • Sam Boggs and Mike Fizer for assisting with middle school classroom renovations.
  • our dedicated Board of Directors, who came together in a special summer meeting to discuss future plans for MMS.
  • Diana Johnson and Crystal DelGuidice for meeting to plan this fall's Race for Education.  Watch for more details soon!
Mountaineer Montessori School
308 20th Street, Charleston, WV 25304
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