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MMS Monthly E-Newsletter | November 2020
Dear MMS families,

Thank you for your support during the first part of this unique school year. I am happy to report that the children have adjusted well to all the new routines and to our new classroom environments. We are grateful for our time with them, both in-person and when working remotely.

Thank you also for your diligence with daily health checks to ensure students are coming to school healthy. As we move into cold and flu season and as COVID numbers continue to rise in our community, please continue to be thoughtful and responsible in your actions. Maintain your hand washing, mask wearing, and social distancing practices, and please avoid social outings where distancing and mask wearing cannot be maintained.

These precautions take on even greater importance as we head into a season of celebrations. The CDC and other public health organizations are cautioning that travel and gatherings can present significant risks. We encourage all of our families to review holiday guidance from the CDC to help you make responsible and safe plans in the coming weeks. Your diligence will help protect your family and our community and keep our school doors open.

Please continue to keep in touch with any concerns, ideas or suggestions. We are all in this together and it is wonderful to have each of you as part of our MMS community!

Best wishes,
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Our families are the best! Thanks to all who have lent a hand so far this year. With your help, we were able to rearrange classrooms at 20th Street for Primary and Lower Elementary and transition our 4th through eighth year students to the new Staunton Avenue campus.

Families have provided vital assistance including painting, electrical work, furniture moving, repairs, fence construction, and donations of portable tents. We also continue to receive generous donations of Clorox wipes, tissues, and other classroom supplies.

We will continue to need your support in the coming months as we move toward the next phase of move-in at Staunton Avenue. Stay tuned for details!

Thank you!
Thanksgiving Break | Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27
Annual Book and Bake Sale | dates and times to be announced
We will partner with Taylor Books once again this year for our Annual Book and Bake Sale. Please look for more information soon!
Giving Tuesday/Annual Fund Campaign Kick Off | Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Early Dismissal/Last Day of School in 2020 | Wednesday, December 23, 2020
New Year's Break | Thursday, December 24, 2020 - Sunday, January 3, 2021
School resumes on Monday, January 4, 2021

We are still hoping to offer our Plus Program this year. Because of our COVID health and safety guidelines and accompanying staffing needs, we have not yet started the after-school program. At this time, we anticipate beginning a modified Plus starting in mid-January. Please take a moment to participate in the survey below, which will provide important information for our planning purposes. Thank you!


We are excited to introduce several new faces at MMS. They join an amazing faculty of professionals dedicated to bringing the best educational experience to your child. Please see the faculty section of our website for staff bios and other information about our highly qualified team.

Please join us in welcoming:

  • Emily Christian, Upper Elementary I Lead Guide
  • Margaret Lawrence, Reading Support and Assistant/Floater
  • Shannon Reeves, Upper Elementary I Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator
Emily Christian
Margaret Lawrence
Shannon Reeves

We plan to send updates and announcements through email and parent alert (text messages) this year.

Parents must opt-in to Parent Alert from your cell phone. It's easy! Just text START to 22383 and you'll be included on all future group texts.

Also, if you haven't already done so, please visit ParentsWeb to make sure your contact information is complete and up-to-date. If you have any questions, email or call Beth at the school. Thank you!
Mountaineer Montessori School
308 20th Street, Charleston, WV 25304
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