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Open Advocacy Meeting

Come learn how to join the current advocacy efforts on Oregon!  Wednesday, October 23rd, 6 – 7:30, hosted by Montessori Northwest.


August 2013 News Bulletin

Read the August News Bulletin here!


September News from OMA!

Download the September 2013 News Bulletin here and stay in touch with the happenings of our association.


NW Montessori Elementary Fair!

What Comes Next? A Guide to Montessori Elementary Programs in the Portland and Vancouver Region

Thursday, November 7th,  from 6pm – 8pm at the Montessori Northwest

Join us for the Second Annual Oregon Montessori Association Elementary Fair and explore what comes after the Children’s House years.

Visit with representatives from local schools, ask questions, and circulate at the fair in MNW’s beautiful model elementary classroom. Imagine your child in a prepared environment such as this!

Who should attend: All interested parents and school liaisons interested in growing an elementary program. This event is open to  adults, offering parents a chance to visit with school administrators and guides. Childcare is not provided.

Where: Montessori Northwest – Elementary Classroom, 622 SE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97214.  Phone contacts for more information: Laura Pilkington at OMA:  503-688-0526, and Janet Lewis at MNW: 503-963-8992.

The Montessori Northwest teacher training center is located near downtown, upstairs at the US Bank building, on SE Grand and Alder. Parking after 6pm is available at no cost in the attached bank parking structure, and street parking is also available.


OMA Administrator’s Meeting

Gather with fellow Administrators and connect before the school year begins!

Friday, August 23rd, 2013, at 12:30pm

We will gather at the Portland Montessori School at 4911 NE Couch St, Portland, 97213

Salads and beverages will be provided.

Topics to discuss:

  • Did you attend the Congress?  If so, what (if any) changes will you be making at your school?
  • What issues do you have with regulations or legislation that currently affect your ability to do your job?

Please, RSVP to Andrea at

 


OMA Assistant’s Workshop in Portland

Portland Montessori School is hosting our OMA Assistant’s Workshop on Saturday, September 21st, 2013.

The event will open at 8:30am with registration, and will be from 9am – 2:30pm. Refreshments will be provided, though brown-bag lunches are encouraged.  Certificates for 5 training hours will be awarded.

This year, OMA is asking assistants to attend with their guides!  This workshop will be beneficial for seasoned, as well as new assistants, at all teaching levels.  There will be plenty of opportunity for break-out sessions with one another to make plans for your classrooms.  Discounted rates will be offered to teams signing-up from classrooms (guide/assistant(s)).

Facilitators will present Montessori theory, offer ideas for environment preparation and care, and encourage communication between staff members within schools.

Registration is open!

Fees to attend:  

OMA Member:  $50 or Member Team (guide/assistant):  $80

Additional member of classroom team:  $40

Non-OMA-Member:  $70 or Non-Member Team (guide/assistant):  $100

Additional member of classroom team from non-OMA member school:  $60


Children’s Voices at the Congress!

Montessori Elementary Children (ages 6 – 14) – You are invited to participate in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at the International Montessori Congress!  

For the Opening Ceremony, Congress coordinators and volunteers will have children walk in a procession carrying flags to represent the 55 countries in attendance.  The children will be led in song by Montessori Elementary guide, Michael Johnson.  The lyrics to the song “Peaceful World” will be displayed on a screen for all participants to sing along.  Your children need not have mastered the song – it will be very fun and natural!  Here is the song with lyrics.
For the Closing Ceremony, there will be two adults leading a song with children gathered on the floor, in a classroom-style group.   We can accommodate about 20 children for this performance, and, again, they do not need to know the song completely.  Song and lyrics
Rehearsal time and performance schedule:
Wednesday, July 31, 10am – 12pm - Rehearsal for Opening and Closing at the Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
Wednesday, July 31, 3:30pm - Arrival for Opening Performance, Exhibit Hall C.  Opening Ceremony 4:00pm – 5:00pm.
Saturday, August 3, 2:30pm - Arrival for song practice, Meeting Room A103 (staging at 3:30 and performance at 3:40pm)
Please, consider having your children participate in this unique opportunity to celebrate our community and welcome the wider Montessori world to Portland!  Congress organizers will provide the flags – we are asking children to dress in blue, green and/or white clothes.  To sign-up, contact Jennifer Ryznar via this email:  

June/July News Bulletin

Read the latest about OMA’s work and upcoming events in the June/July News Bulletin.


Announcing OMA’s New Executive Director

Here is the News Bulletin introducing OMA’s new Executive Director!

 


OMA Assistant’s Workshop in Corvallis!

Corvallis Montessori School is hosting our OMA Assistant’s Workshop on Monday, August 26th, 2013.  Thank you to Corvallis – we look forward to gathering at their school for a second year in a row.

The event will open at 8:30am with registration, and will be from 9am – 2:30pm. Refreshments will be provided, though brown-bag lunches are encouraged.  Certificates for 5 training hours will be awarded.

This year, OMA is asking assistants to attend with their guides!  This workshop will be beneficial for seasoned, as well as new assistants, at all teaching levels.  There will be plenty of opportunity for break-out sessions with one another to make plans for your classrooms.  Discounted rates will be offered to teams signing-up from classrooms (guide/assistant(s)).

Facilitators will present Montessori theory, offer ideas for environment preparation and care, and encourage communication between staff members within schools.

Registration is now OPEN

Fees to attend:  

OMA Member:  $50 or Member Team (guide/assistant):  $80

Additional member of classroom team:  $40

Non-OMA-Member:  $70 or Non-Member Team (guide/assistant):  $100

Additional member of classroom team from non-OMA member school:  $60

Portland’s Assistant Workshop will be on September 21st – details coming soon.


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