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MMS Monthly E-Newsletter |  November 2016

Dear MMS Families,

We are approaching a busy time of year, and look forward to seeing you at our many upcoming events!  This month, the Farmstand will be back and we will kick off our Annual Fund Campaign.  In just a few weeks, we will co-host our annual Book and Bake Sale in cooperation with Charleston's independent bookseller, Taylor Books.  On December 16, all MMS students will take part in our Winter Concert at St. Matthew's Church on Bridge Road. 

Classrooms are now open for observations. To schedule an observation in Primary or Elementary, please contact Beth. Bridgett will announce observation times for the Middle School. Direct observation is the best way to experience a Montessori classroom, and we strongly encourage all families to observe at least once during the year.

Many thanks to those who volunteered their time and expertise so far this year.  We are still in need of a few volunteers for the Book and Bake Sale on December 8 and 9.  To sign up, please follow this link:

MMS Volunteer Opportunities 2016

Best wishes,


Parenting with Positive Discipline  | Mondays, November 21, 28, December 5, 12
Lower Elementary Parent Education Night | Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 | 5:30pm
Please let Beth know if you need childcare (MMS students only).
Middle School Parent Education Night | Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 | 5:30pm
Meet at the Middle School
Upper Elementary Parent Education Night | Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 | 6:15pm
Lower Elementary parents are also invited to stay for this session.  Please let Beth know if you need childcare (MMS students only).
Farmstand | Fri day, November 18, 2016  | 2:50-5:30pm
NO SCHOOL | Wednesday, November 23 - Sunday, November 27
Giving Tuesday/Annual Fund Kick Off | Tues day, November 29, 2016 
Book and Bake Sale| December 7 & 8 
MMS Board Meeting | Monday, December 12, 2016  | 6:00pm
Everyone is welcome to attend.  We plan to meet in the art room.
Early Dismissal/MMS Winter Concert | Friday, December 16, 2016 
Watch for more details soon.
NO SCHOOL | December 17-January 1
Please note that school resumes on Monday, January 2. 
Thank you to the many parents and friends who have made special contributions to our school.  Special thanks to:
  • the University of Charleston, for providing the use of their swimming facilities for our Elementary and Middle School PE classes.
  • our friends at the YMCA, for sending lifeguards to assist with swimming classes.
  • all of he MMS friends and families who supported our school with Race for Education donations.
  • JoEllen Zacks, for carefully and continuously documenting special events and everyday moments at MMS.
  • Zeina Hadar, for providing and planning staff appreciation dinners.
  • all the parents who provided food for our November staff meeting - Jason Wandling, Meredith Parry, Sarah Bailey, Ryan Morgan, Liz Stevens, and Keeley Steele.
  • Eric Abdalla for his time, effort and energy in helping put up the ball-deflector fence on the playground.
  • Diana Pannuci and Steve Loew for coming in to Upper Elementary to give lessons about the Constitution and federal law.
  • the Bests, Leefs, and Baileys for providing food and supplies for the Upper Elementary fall celebration.
  • 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.
Thank you!


Classrooms are now open for parent observations.  We encourage all parents to conduct at least one classroom observation during the year.  To schedule a classroom observation, please call or email Beth at 304-342-7870 or

Several of our fifth year students are heading up an effort to collect donations for Manna   Meal , and have asked me to send the message below. 

Manna meal, so the hungry can eat. Help us help them. Please donate the following below. You can donate through  November 1 - November 21.  There will be a table in the Lower Elementary hallway to put the donated food on.  Please donate the following below:
  • cereal
  • eggs
  • milk
  • canned soup
  • canned meat
  • peanut butter and jelly
  • pasta and pasta sauce
  • macaroni and cheese
  • water bottles
  • bread

They also accept 10.00 gift cards to Family Dollar, Dollar General and Kroger. They are also open to donated bus tickets that cost 2.50 at Kanawha Valley Regional Transit Authority. 

For more information, call Dr. Faridi at (304)-926-4233

Mountaineer Montessori School
308 20th Street, Charleston, WV 25304
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