May is almost over and we are saying goodbye to our students and you! It has been a wonderful year filled with memories to last a lifetime. I would like to thank you for your ongoing support and loyalty throughout the year. I could not offer such a fantastic education to our students without parents and staff that give their all.
Thank you to Cathy Van Matre and the PTO Board for working hard to raise money for the Silent Auction. Thank you to Jessica Gamache, Andrea Vogt, Bill Lyman, Cathy Van Matre, Jill Bennett and Erin Craig for setting up the auction. We raised approximately $8,500. Thank you to all who donated. This money goes directly to Montessori certification for our teachers. It, also, helps send teachers to Montessori conferences. This past March, Kelly Bowe and Erika Eicholz traveled to Denver for the annual American Montessori Society conference. In the last three or four years, our small school has paid out around $50,000 toward certification. Thanks to all of you who have helped us. Thanks to all who donated, worked and bought items.
This year’s 8th grade trip was to Red River Gorge in Kentucky. The students had a wonderful experience learning how to run the cabin; including cooking, cleaning, and doing the laundry for the whole group! All lovely life skills! They also spent much time hiking the Red River Gorge area and exploring the natural stone arches there. Highlights of the trip included zip lining, kayaking underground, and rock climbing. The collaboration and leadership demonstrated by these young adults was outstanding.
With the end of the year comes some sadness as we say goodbye to families who are leaving. I would like to take this opportunity to wish those students all the best in their new schools.
I appreciate all the love and care you have given to us this school year.
Have a fun and safe summer!
June 1- Dismissal at Noon, NO After Care Following is an informal gathering at the Cool Creek Park Playground (across from Wal-Mart) at 1pm.
Love and God Bless,