Mary’s Latest Message

Celebrating 25 Years of

Montessori Education


  Mary’s Message

    April 2019


Happy Spring to you and your family! I hope everyone had a wonderful spring break!


Our big fundraiser is May 4 at the Harbour Trees Golf Club. We are still in need of more fun items to auction off. Legos, art sets, easel, bracelet sets, board games, soccer balls, etc. We also could use gift cards, alcohol, coffee and coffee cups. You can send in a completed basket or PTO will make baskets with a combination of items. This will count towards your required volunteer hours. PTO will auction off front row seats to the spring play on May 10. All auction items are due April 29. Thank you in advance! I would also like to thank Julia Shlater, Falan Hart, Karen Guerrero, Amanda Heider, Whitney Rodgers, and Ashley Gonzalez for all their effort and support to PTO this year. We could not do this without them. I truly appreciate your volunteer time. Thank you, again and I look forward to seeing you at the auction.


It has been quiet around here due to middle school eighth graders interning at various businesses such as Shamrock Springs Elementary School, Paintball, School of Rock, Indiana Spine Group, and a Veterinary Clinic to name a few. The seventh graders are interning in various classrooms assisting the teachers. In May, the eighth graders will be hiking and rock climbing at Red River Gorge. This is a culmination of community building that started when they were seventh graders. At the same time, the sixth graders will be in St. Louis visiting the Cahokia Mounds, zoo, art museum, Science Center, Riverboat cruise and the famous arch. This trip is a continuation of their studies of Native Americans and westward expansion.


Please let me know if you have questions about PTO and how it was originally set up 20 years ago. PTO was set up for professional development, playground equipment, and teacher training. I think I mentioned in one of my messages last year that MSW has spent over $50,000 to train teachers to be Montessori certified. We currently have sixteen Montessori certified teachers working with your children each day! Many schools struggle to have one or two trained and committed to the Montessori philosophy.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Love and God Bless,