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MMS Monthly E-Newsletter | December 2017
"Whoever touches the life of the child touches the most sensitive point of a whole which has roots in the most distant past and climbs toward the infinite future."
--- Maria Montessori

Classrooms are now open for parent observations. 

Observations are the best way to see Montessori education in action! We recommend that parents observe twice each year to see the changes in the classroom as the year progresses.

To schedule a classroom observation in primary, lower elementary or upper elementary, please call or email Beth at 304-342-7870 or

Middle school observations should be scheduled through Bridgett by emailing her at
Book and Bake Sale | Thursday and Friday, December 7 & 8 | 11:00-5:30
Early Dismissal/MMS Winter Concert | Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Dismissal for Primary morning friends will begin at 11:30; all other students will be dismissed starting at 11:45. All students/families should proceed directly to the University of Charleston auditorium for the Winter Concert immediately following dismissal. Watch for more details soon.
NO SCHOOL | December 21-January 1
Please note that school resumes on Tuesday, January 2. 
Outcomes of a Montessori Education | Tuesday, January 9 | 6:00-8:00 pm
Watch for more details about this interactive and inspiring Parent Education program soon!
Thank you to the many parents and friends who have made special contributions to our school. Special thanks to:
  • Brian Young of Young and Associates for donating a Sharp copier.
  • Eric McEuwen for donating craft wood to Plus.
  • Joe Jenkins for donating art paper to Plus.
  • Chad Cordell for fixing the Plus play barn.
  • Steve Gerrard for donations to the school.
  • the many friends of MMS who have already made contributions to our Annual Fund (watch for a full list in the January newsletter).
  • all of our parent drivers for making field trips and going-outs possible for the students.
  • Primary parents who have provided nutritious and delicious snacks for the students.
  • Kenley Hanna for coordinating the Book and Bake sale.
  • Dr. Jerry Forster for sponsoring our Winter Concert, to be held at the University of Charleston
  • Kristie Simmons and Amanda Davis for donating art and craft supplies to Lower Elementary II.

As we enter a busy time of year, please take a moment to link your Kroger card and sign up for Amazon Smile, and you'll be shopping to support MMS!

Amazon Smile
Go to  and select “Montessori, Etc.” as your designated charity–a portion of every purchase will be donated to MMS! 

Kroger Community Rewards
Kroger will donate up to 5 percent of your regular grocery and gasoline purchases to MMS through its Kroger Community Rewards program - at no cost to you or the school! 
Here's how to sign up:
  • Go to Kroger Community Rewards 
  • Sign in or create an account, if you have not done so before. You will need your Kroger Plus Card number, or you can request a new one online if you do not have a Kroger Plus Card. 
  • select “Mountaineer Montessori School” as your beneficiary. Our school number is 82464.
  • Once your Plus Card is linked to MMS, simply be sure to use it each time you shop at Kroger or fill up at a Kroger gasoline station. There is no cost to you or to MMS to participate in the Community Rewards Program
  • Please remember to re-enroll each year to maintain your link to the MMS account. 
If you have any questions, please call or stop in and we would be happy to help you!
Mountaineer Montessori School
308 20th Street, Charleston, WV 25304
304.342.7870 | Email | Website