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MMS Monthly E-Newsletter | September 2018
Dear MMS families,

We've had a wonderful start to the school year - thank you for sharing your children with us! I spent the last few mornings visiting classrooms and outside environments and have been able to catch glimpses of life at Mountaineer Montessori School. In my travels, I heard children at work, discussing the work, asking questions, and supporting each other:

"Do you see the sign? That means this work is for one friend. I'm sorry - it's not for two." - Primary friend giving a reminder during the morning work cycle

"This is a good spot for you to work with this because it has plenty of room." --- second year student guiding a first year student

"You take everything out of your cubby and place those things in your individual spot, and then I'll be right there to help you get organized." --- third year student guiding a first year student

" I want to acknowledge my project partner, because when I asked him what I can do, he gave me real responsibility. Usually people don’t let me do anything. I’m enjoying the work.” --- middle school student, at the end of a work cycle

Once our classes have had time to settle in, we will invite you to come in to observe the children at work. Usually, we open up for observations after school has been in session for 6-8 weeks. Meanwhile, thank you again for sharing your children with us --- it is a true pleasure to spend time with them each day!

Best wishes, 
Race for Education Label Sheets and stamps due | Monday, September 24, 2018
Picture Day | Thursday, October 4, 2018
Mike Hall will be here to take individual and class photos. If you would like to request a sibling photo, please email Beth at
Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences | Monday and Tuesday, October 8 & 9, 2018
There will be no classes on conference days. The Plus program is available for a fee.  Reservations are REQUIRED for Plus so that we may schedule adequate staff. Reserve your spot by calling or emailing Karen at There is no charge for Plus if used during the conference time slot only.
Board Meeting | Monday, October 15, 2018 | 6:00
Everyone is welcome. We meet in Upper Elementary I.
Race for Education | Thursday, October 18, 2018
Breakfast at the Middle School | Saturday, October 27, 2018
School Closed | Friday, November 2 | Staff Development Day
Please note that Plus is not offered on this Staff Development day so that our entire staff may attend the continuing education session.
Journey through the Montessori Math Curriculum | Saturday, November 3 | 10:00-3:00
Watch for more information soon!

Please take a moment to click on the link below to volunteer for one of our upcoming events. Thank you!
Thank you to the many parents and friends who have made special contributions to our school. Special thanks to:
  • Linda Winter, for volunteering in the office.
  • Primary parents, for providing healthy and delicious snacks for the children.
  • all our Mulch movers!
  • Evan Young and the folks at Appalachian Boarding Company for providing stand-up paddle board lessons to our middle school students as part of their physical expression curriculum.
  • Samantha Hicks, for coordinating our staff meeting meals.
  • our FestivALL volunteers: Samantha Hicks, Hollie Hubbert, April Taylor, Liz Stevens, Kenley Hanna, Mary Claire Davis, and Kayla Woodall.
  • Drew Spangler and JoEllen Zacks, for taking photos at MMS events.
  • Hollie Hubbert, for coordinating our Montessori Meet-Ups this summer.
  • the many alumni students who assisted with Campessori and office and building projects this summer.
  • Ellen's Homemade Ice Cream and Ellen Beal for providing and serving ice cream at our annual ice cream social.
  • Kristie and Donald Simmons, for delivering bottled water to the ice cream social.
  • Jay Stevens, for coordinating several construction projects at MMS this summer.
  • The University of Charleston, for installing new windows in the main building this summer.
  • our friends at Unity of Kanawha Valley, for re-covering the chairs our middle school students use daily.
  • Sharon Mullins, for providing art lessons to our middle school students.
  • David Boland, for completing several projects at the middle school.
  • Valerie Huddle, for providing refreshments for our annual all-school meeting.
Thank you!
Mountaineer Montessori School
308 20th Street, Charleston, WV 25304
304.342.7870 | Email | Website