Community Bulletin Board
Welcome Back, Beautiful Day Montessori!
A Beautiful Day Montessori is now enrolling for its much-anticipated reopening for Fall of 2013!
A Beautiful Day Montessori Preschool is an in-home AMI Children’s House nestled in a quiet neighborhood in Northeast Portland. Our beautiful learning environment includes a comfortable interior offering plentiful natural light with a comprehensive set of Montessori materials, as well as a large, secure green space for gardening and free play. In the familiar home environment with a low student to teacher ratio, children enjoy a gentle introduction to the greater social and academic world.
A Beautiful Day Every Day for Preschool Children!
QRIS Orientation Training, hosted by OMA
The Oregon Montessori Association is hosting a QRIS Orientation Training on Wednesday May 29 from 4-7pm for member schools.
The meeting will be hosted at pdxMC, 4817 SW 53rd Ave. 503-972-7100. Dinner will be provided.
If your school is located in Mult.Co you are eligible to participate in the pilot program. The pilot project is open to certified centers and certified family childcare. Please participate and help shape how successfully Montessori schools are rated in this new state system.
Please, RSVP to this email, email@example.com
Kind Regards, Hilary Smith
OMA Board President
pdxMC Summer Elementary Unschool!
Join pdxMC Montessori elementary guide, Joy Nauman for an adventuresome, fun time at pdxMC Summer Elementary Unschool! This summer program will be from June 16th – August 30th, 8:30 – 3:15 with extended care available before and after the program. They are forming a great group of 8 to 15 children entering first grade through fourth.
Here’s a sampling of their daily schedule:
8:30 – 9:00 Drop off
9:00 – 10:00 Play outside, craft, plan for day/journaling
10:00 – 11:00 Retire to ‘Living Room’ for snack, quiet activities, journals, read aloud
11-2:00 Outdoor time, incorporating some of the following activities, depending on the day
- bus to library lunch in park
- bus/car ride to community center to swim
- walk to Bridlemile school for lunch and play in park
- field trip to New Seasons
- bus to Wilson pool for swimming
- work on creek restoration
- work on outdoor environment
- other projects
2:00-3:15 Down time in ‘Living Room’ or outside, snack, journaling, dismissal
Childpeace Montessori School Expands their Campus!
Childpeace Montessori School has a new home for the Metro Montessori Middleschool in their neighborhood! Download this flier to learn more about their new space,
and this exciting news for our community.
New Parent Resources
We are adding to the Parent Resource Center – check the headings of interest, such as Challenges Parents May Face and Handling Transitions, in the Parent section, to see new articles. Be sure to send us links to your favorite websites, blogs, or re
– we will share them with the community. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Montessori Research Opportunity
Dear Friend of Montessori,
My name is Rebecca Keith. I have been a Montessori guide for almost 40 years. I am currently Head of School at One World Montessori School and Head of The Maria Montessori Teacher Training Center, a MACTE accredi
ted teacher training center in San Jose, California. I am currently doing research for my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership at Saint Mary’s College of California, and I would greatly appreciate your assistance in recruiting potential participants for my study.
I am interested in exploring the epistemological development of former Montessori students who were co-creators of themselves in a Montessori prepared environment for a minimum of six years, as they complete their first year of college. The participants in this study would be initially asked to complete a survey called the Learning Environment Preference (LEP) on line. Some of them would also be asked to participate in an interview, either face to face or on Skype.
The data collected for this study could add to our understanding of how the Montessori Method, with its developmentally appropriate prepared environment and approach, supports and nurtures epistemological development.
If you know of any former Montessori students who meet these criteria, could you please have them contact me at:email@example.com
Thank you so much for considering my request. With your assistance, I will have the opportunity to expand our understanding of the potential benefits of a Montessori education.
Head of School, One World Montessori School
Director of Training, Maria Montessori Teacher Training Center
1170 Foxworthy Ave., San Jose, CA 95118
Vancouver Island Montessori Association Survey
The Vancouver Island Montessori Association (VIMA) is planning another conference for April 2013. We are in the planning stages and would like to hear from you what topics and events you would like to see as part of the upcoming conference. Belo
w you will find a link to a survey in which you will be able to let us know what will support you in your work. The survey will take 5 – 10 minutes to complete.
USE THIS LINK:Click here to take survey
The survey will be available to you until February 15th.
Montessori of Alameda & Maria’s Place
Discover the magic of Montessori! Montessori of Alameda and Maria’s Place pre-schools are located in northeast Portland and are accepting new student enrollment applications. We offer a variety of schedules and aftercare for infant, toddler, pr
imary and Kindergarten levels. We offer one-on-one tours for individualized attention. To schedule a tour please call Tammy Kennedy at 503-422-3608. Visit our website at www.montessoriofalameda.com. ~ Where children discover a love of learning!
Serena’s Science Fair Project
Consider helping Serena, a Montessori child from 18 months through the present (age 12), as she gathers info from Montessorians! Here’s her facebook page with a link to the survey. generic cialis