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OMA SW Washington Pub Night

Southwest Washington Montessori Pub Night

Guides and Heads of School are invited to a Pub Night on April 29th, 2014 at 5:00 pm at Catedral Tapatia’s.  707 SE 164th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684.  We have the semi-private room reserved in the downstairs cantina.  Come join us for a no-host, no-agenda time for catching up and supporting one another’s work.

RSVP to Julie Davis

Julie Davis is the Oregon Montessori Association’s Regional Representative for SW Washington.

Pacific Northwest Montessori Association Sharing Fair

PNMA’s 2014 Sharing Fair
Location:  Childcare Center at 70th & Sandpoint, 6901 Sand Point Way NE, 98115
Date: May 17, 2014
Time:  Event Begins at 8:30AM, with set up beginning at 8:00AM

3 STARS for DEL or 3 Clock Hours for OSPI

8:00 – 8:30 Lesson Set Up in Classrooms

8:30-9:00 Fair Visitor Check in at the event

Members share curriculum ideas
Onsite mini-workshops:

  • The RIE Method with Toddlers

Vendors open during entire event
Raffle at 11:30.

We will collect and share lessons on Dropbox.com – download it Free.


  • Register ONLINE anytime as a Member or Public Individual who will attend the event.
  • Register to share a lesson by following our guide.


  • To bring a lesson to share, use the Member/Sharing option.
  • Your registration will be confirmed when the lesson plan is received.
  • Send a copy of your lesson by May 3rd.


Best regards,
Pacific Northwest Montessori Association

Elementary Workshop at Montessori Northwest

“The Elementary Journal”
Presented by Elise Huneke-Stone
Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The elementary learning journal (or diary, or record book) is one of the three “Tools of Responsibility” introduced on the elementary teacher trainings.  Each elementary child is expected to keep a record of his or her work.  But the learning journal, thoughtfully implemented, is much more than a branch of record keeping.  Join Elise Huneke-Stone to find out more about how to turn this Montessori tradition into a lively, integrated part of every child’s elementary experience.  This workshop is designed for elementary trained teachers, and draws on both academic research and Elise’s classroom experience. 
This workshop is intended for all Elementary teachers; no AMI Diploma required. This is also an Oregon Registry workshop. Participants will receive a 2 hour certificate. 

Elise recently wrote a blog post, better describing the role of journaling in the Elementary classroom.

OMA Annual Spring Tea and Award Ceremony

Join friends and colleagues at the annual OMA Spring Tea!

When:  Sunday, May 4th, 2:00 – 3:30pm (doors open at 1:30)

Where:  Franciscan Montessori Earth School, Portland, OR

We plan to honor teachers and dedicated persons with professional awards listed below.  You can click on the links to learn about the nomination process for each award.  Review of nominees will begin on April 7th, and recipients will be notified by  April 15th.

The Susie Huston Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching

The Outstanding Dedication Award

We will celebrate those who will be newly graduating into the community from their teacher training courses.

Jada Rupley, the Director of Oregon’s Early Learning Division, will give a short presentation and offer time for Questions & Answers.  This is a wonderful opportunity to come and learn about new initiatives happening in Early Childhood Education in Oregon!

RSVP here!

Looking forward to seeing you at the Tea!


OMA Spring Workshop in Eugene NEW LOCATION!

“Developmental Movement and Classroom Success” presented by Amy Williams, MA, RMT, DTR

When:  Saturday, April 12th, from 9am – Noon (registration opens at 8:30am)

4500 W Amazon Dr, Eugene, OR 97405

Food:  Light Breakfast provided

Cost:  $35 for members, $55 for non-members

3 hours of Set 2 Training will be awarded in the Core Knowledge Categories of Human Growth and Development & Observation and Assessment

On-line Registration is closed.  Please bring cash or check to pay at the event.


January – May 2014 School Open Houses!

Below is a list of local and regional Montessori school Open Houses.  The list is alphabetical.  Please click the name of the school for contact information.

Bamboo Montessori
Saturday, February 22, 9am – Noon
SE Vancouver, WA (Fisher’s Landing area)

Cascadia School
Saturday, January 25th, 11:00am -1:00pm
Vancouver, WA

Child’s View Montessori School
Wednesday, February 19, 9:00am – 11:30am
SW Portland

Corvallis Montessori School
Saturday, March 1st, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Corvallis, OR

Franciscan Montessori Earth School
Wednesday, March 19th, 10:00 – Noon
Wednesday, April 23rd, 10:00 – Noon
Monday, May 12th, 10:00 – Noon
SE Portland, OR
Reservations can be made via our website (www.fmes.org) or by contacting Deborah Dahling, Admissions Director, at or 503.760.8220 x236. Interested parents are always welcome to schedule an individual tour or classroom observation by contacting us via phone or email.

Harmony Montessori School
Saturday, March 8th, 10:00 – Noon
SE Portland

Montessori Children’s House
Wednesday, February 12th, 6:00 – 8:00pm
SW Portland

Montessori Pathways School
Sunday, March 9th, 12:30 – 2:00pm
Garden Home Location, SW Portland
Children welcome!

Philomath Montessori School
Saturday, March 1st, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Philomath, OR

Redland Montessori
Saturday, March 8th: 10:30-12
Sunday, March 9th: 1:00-2:30
Oregon City, OR

Smockville MontessoriTuesday, March 4th, 9:00 – 11:00am
Wednesday, March 5th, 9:00 – 11:00am
Thursday, March 6th, 9:00 – 11:00am
Sherwood, OR

Sundborn Montessori School
Saturday, March 1st, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Albany, OR

The Portland Montessori School
Saturday, February 8, 11:00am – 2:00pm, Primary and Elementary Classrooms
Wednesday, March 19, 5:30 – 7:00pm, Elementary Only
NE Portland, OR

Tiny Revolution Montessori
Saturday, February 15th, 10:00 – 11:30am
NE Portland

Vancouver Montessori School
Open House
Saturday, April 26th, 10:00am–1:00pm

Public and Montessori Community members welcome!  We are showcasing our newest Toddler Community classroom, the Jasmine classroom, along with enrollment information for the 2014/15 school year.

West Hills Montessori School
Sunday, March 6th, 11:00am – 1:00pm
SW Portland Campus
Children welcome!

Sunday, March 16th, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Lake Oswego Campus
Children welcome!

Whole Child Montessori Center
Saturday, February 22nd, 10:00am – 12:00pm
SE Portland, OR


Dr. Paul Epstein C.O.R.E. Method Workshop Rescheduled to May

Join your colleagues at the Portland Montessori Collaborative to gain skills and tools in “Observation Literacy.”

Rescheduled to:  Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time:  8:30am – 4:30pm

Questions?  Contact Hilary Smith at the Portland Montessori Collaborative:  503.972.7199 or

Observation CORE_Workshop_Brochure

Being with Babies/Being with Toddlers Series

Being with Babies/Being with Toddlers is a workshop series developed by Mercedes Castle of All Roads Learning Community and Portland Montessori Collaborative. The topics outlined in the series draw primarily from writings and practices of Dr. Maria Montessori and Dr. Sylvana Montanaro, as well as from Magda Gerber (RIE), and Loris Malguzzi and the schools of, and inspired by, Reggio Emelia. This transformative series may be taken as individual sessions that are credited as two hours of professional development recognized by the Oregon Registry as Set One Trainings, and aligned to Core Knowledge Categories.  These sessions will be appropriate for the beginning teacher, but provocative enough for the seasoned practitioner.

All classes will be facilitated by Mercedes Castle, founder of All Roads Learning Community and co-founder of the Portland Montessori Collaborative. Mercedes is an Oregon Registry Community Trainer and Course Instructor at the MTEC-SFBA.  Mercedes holds a B.A. degree in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and is an AMS accredited I/T guide with over ten years experience in the classroom.


OMA at the Hillsdale Library Preschool Fair

OMA supports our area Montessori schools.  We'll have a table at the Hillsdale Library Preschool Fair

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and will be sharing brochures and information with interested families.  February 5th, 10:00am to 12:00pm.


International Montessori Congress Open Meeting

Join your colleagues at the Montessori Institute Northwest (www.montessori-nw.org) for an open meeting about the upcoming 2013

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International Congress.  Tuesday, February 8th, 4:30pm – 6:00pm at MINW, 4506 SE Belmont St, Portland, 97215.  See how you and your school community can get involved.


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