March 17,   2017

Help us reach our goal of 100% participa tion! 
Be the Example

This week our children were able to participate in a Bucket Filling talk with Brooke Johncox.  As always the children left in a spirit of kindness and with tools for how to fill their own and others buckets.  This quote from Maria Montessori reminds us, as parents, that if we lead by example our children will follow.  Show your children how to fill others buckets...and their own!

To learn more visit  
and look for Bucket Filling book order forms to come in folders soon!

We will be at the Family Expo this weekend! Come and experience what a Montessori environment has to offer in our mini classroom!  

A Simple Fundraising Opportunity!

Introducing a new Simple Fundraising Opportunity! Jackson Station Livestock kicks off the Leelanau Montessori Co-Op!  10% of every purchase you make from Jackson Station will go straight to Leelanau Montessori!  Make sure you designate Leelanau Montessori as how you heard about Jackson Station.

To order click  here!

If you have a business you would like to get involved with The Co-Op 
contact Elizabeth at
Open Enrollment

If you have any friends or family that may be interested in Leelanau Montessori for their children, please have them contact the office to schedule a tour and observation.  Word of mouth is our best advertisement!  Thank you.    

Open Enrollment Schedule:  
2nd Monday in March - Open application period (March 13th)
4th Friday in March - Close application period (March 31st)
4th Friday in May - Within five (5) business days in advance of the lottery, the school will communicate the time, date and location of the lottery with caretakers of applicants (May 26th) 
1st Friday in June - Lottery Day The following Tuesday after the lottery- Caretakers of accepted applicants notified with offer of enrollment within one week from receiving notification- Caretaker deadline to accept offer of enrollment (June 2nd)
3rd Friday in July - Caretaker deadline to complete enrollment tasks of accepted applicants (July 21st) 

Community Updates

- This week's 25 cent State Theater kids movie is Song of the Sea!!  Its excellent!

*Private Tutoring Offered:  Click here  to find out about this service to our community.
The Practice of Gratitude
-Thank you Charlotte Davis of Dancing Frog Press for the 6 week art class series with the Hickory room!

-Thank you to Brooke Johncox for doing a Bucket Filling presentation with children k-6.  Our buckets are overflowing!

Elementary Hot Lunch

 February Lunch Menu 
Dates to Remember

This Week
March 17,18,19- Shrek the Musical
March 19- Family Expo in Traverse City
March 24- Spring Break Begins

Coming Up
April 2- Spring Break Ends Return April 3
April 21 - Community Sing & YEM 2-3
April 21 - Spring Dance 5-7 (potluck)
May 6- Starry Night Evening of Art: Raising Funds for our Future
May 11 - May Erlewine Music Workshop!
In Search of:
Evening of Art Committee is looking for donated art from local artists to auction at our Annual Evening of Art Fundraiser.  If you are or know someone who would be interested please contact Elizabeth at
-Hoola Hoops
-Office Snack{ granola Bars and apples to keep in the office for kids with no snack
-Dry Erase Markers
-Wooden Kitchen Matches
Quick Links

Photos of the Week