Newsletter Help

The communication team is looking for someone to help translate the weekly paper newsletter into Spanish on a weekly basis.  We would also need help occasionally with items for the website, and the office.  This is a great way to earn volunteer hours from home.

If you are interested, please contact Tina at news@nsmontessori.org.

 

Confirm your family directory information

Due Friday, August 26 Extended to Thursday, September 1, 12:00 noon

Every fall the NSM PTA publishes a directory for families to use for school-related and other social, noncommercial purposes.  Please ensure that your family information is up to date by returning the PTA Directory form that was sent home at the beginning of the school year, or by going to www.nsmontessori.org/directory.  It only takes a minute! Thanks to everyone who has already responded.  Additional responses received by Friday, August 26 noon on Thursday, September 1 will be included in this year’s directory.

New weekly fundraiser begins August 26th!

Check out the Fundraising Brochure for the school and see what awesome fundraiser starts  on Fridays beginning August 26th!

Amazon.com, Shop with Scrip and eSrip are all programs that offer a percentage back to our school. They are simple fundraising programs at no cost to you, and require minimal effort. We invite you to join the numbers and make every shopping dollar count for NSM. Thank you! The details are at www.nsmontessori.org/shop or email fundraising@nsmontessori.org with questions.

ICSFundraisingBrochure

Calling all Performers!

GLEE (4th-8th grades), Happy Feet (Kindergarten), Wee Theater (Kindergarten), and the Musical (1st-3rd grades) are back!

To sign up:  print the appropriate form, and take into into the office with your check!  Space is limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Message from the teachers:

Kim Kohli and I would like to send a BIG thank you to all the 2015-2016, 1st-3rd parents who so generously donated to give us  gift certificates to Target.  We both had fun shopping this summer!  My certificate came in handy with many home improvement items.  Your thoughtfulness really wasn’t necessary – we so enjoy working with your children and look forward to this new school year.

Cathy Foxhoven & Kim Kohli

GLEE Flyer Fall 2016 

WEE THEATRE FLIER FALL 2016

Musical 1st – 3rd flier FALL 2016

MINI HAPPY FEET flier FALL 2016

Friday Morning Gatherings

Families are invited to join the NSM school community for our longstanding tradition of Friday Morning Gatherings starting in September (exact date to be determined and will be posted).

Students, staff, and parents come together in the gym at 8:15 to say pledges to the American flag and to the Earth, share announcements, and sing favorite songs in keeping with the Montessori tradition of education for peace.  Classes occasionally share special performances to mark the seasons of the year. Due to limited space in the gym, please give seating priority to families whose children are performing, and do not stand or block aisles or doorways.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Direct Donation Campaign

The NSM PTA has started its annual Direct Donation Campaign. You should have received a flyer and donation form in the mail, plus visited the table at Ice Cream Social, but if you did not, you can still donate!

NSM has once again been offered an anonymous Matching Challenge Grant to fund additional aide time, which will match up to $10,000 of new or increased donations made before September 16. You can donate by dropping off or mailing a check to the school or online at http://www.nsmontessori.org/ donate. If you have questions, please email fundraising@nsmontessori.org.

Auction Volunteer Meetings

Sept. 9th (Fri.) 8:30AM at Kingston Cafe (across Kingston St from NSM) or 

Sept. 11th (Sun.) 7:00PM at Round Table Pizza (1304 W. Hillsdale Blvd.) 

NSM’s Auction, “A Night Under the Stars” will be an awesome social event and the 2nd largest fundraising event of the year.  This year’s auction will be held on Saturday March 4, 2017.

Last year’s funds (approx. $70,000) will be used for classroom aides, computer, music and art programs. We are inviting you to one of the volunteer meetings to learn more about how you can help make this project a success again. Big and small volunteer jobs are available. Have questions? Contact the auction team at auction2017@nsmontessori.org

Assistants needed for Middle School enrichment

Parent volunteers from all grades are still needed to help with middle school enrichment/explorations. K-5 parents are especially welcome!  We particularly need volunteers to help other parents who have already stepped forward to lead an enrichment activity, by being at the classes on Tuesdays or Fridays between 11:50 and 12:40.  For more information or to sign up, please contact Karen Kristiansson at karen.kristiansson@gmail.com.

Fundraising Programs at NSM

Amazon.com, Shop with Scrip and eScrip are all programs that offer a percentage back to our school. They are simple fundraising programs at no cost to you, and require minimal effort. We invite you to join the numbers and make every shopping dollar count for NSM. Thank you! The details are at www.nsmontessori.org/shop or email fundraising@nsmontessori.org with questions.

Check out all of the great ways you can help with fundraising!  ICSFundraisingBrochure