Local School Decision Making Committee Meeting – April 2018

Local School Decision Making Committee Meeting – April 2018

The April LSDMC meeting will be held in the Media Center at Parker Woods Montessori at 4:00 PM on April 17, 2018. All parents are welcome to attend. Childcare will be provided.

Meeting Agenda

  • Principal’s report
    • District-wide LSDMC on April 25th at 6:00
    • Library Task Force Meeting reminder (Thursday at 4:00)
    • Staffing and Vacancy Update
    • Budget Update
    • LSDMC Membership
  • Resource Coordinator’s Report
    • Resource Coordination Accomplished Report
  • Community Report
    • Teacher Appreciation by NCC Education Committee
    • LSDMC Training
PTO Meeting Wednesday April 11th at 6pm

PTO Meeting Wednesday April 11th at 6pm

This Wednesday (April 11) is our 2nd to last PTO meeting.  It will take place at 6pm in the Media Center and pizza and childcare will be provided.  We will be discussing the Spring Festival on April 21 as well as the May Book Fair, Teacher Appreciation, Dance-a-Thon and Field Day.  We would love to see you there!
Looking ahead, PTO holds officer elections in May.  The officers include President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Being an officer is a great way to help set the goals and priorities for PTO and contribute to Parker Woods Montessori. Listed below are descriptions of what each office entails.  We will take nominations and hold a the vote at the meeting on May 9th.  If you are not interested in becoming an officer you can also contribute by joining a committee.  The current committees are listed below.  For more info about PTO happenings you can check out the website at pwmpto.org or on Facebook at Parker Woods Montessori PTO.
Thanks for making our school the best it can be!
President or Co Presidents
The president shall preside over meetings of the organization and executive board, serve as the primary contact for the principal, represent the organization at meetings outside the organization,serve as an exofficio member of all committees and coordinate the work of all the officers and committees so that the purpose of the organization is served.

Vice President or Co Vice Presidents
The vice president shall assist the president and carry out the president’s duties in his or her absence or inability to serve.

The secretary shall keep all records of the organization, take and record minutes,prepare the agenda, handle correspondence, and send notices of meetings to the membership. The secretary also keeps a copy of the minutes book, bylaws, rules, membership list,and any other necessary supplies,and brings them to meetings.

The treasurer shall receive all funds of the organization, keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures, and pay out funds in accordance with the approval of the executive board. He or she will present a financial statement at every meeting and at other times of the year when requested by the executive board, and make a full report at the end of the year.

Communications Committee 

Fundraising Committee
Garden Committee Chair
Vitality Committee Chair

Learning Enrichment Committee

Walk a Thon Committee

Fall Festival Committee
Scholastic Book Fair

Box Tops Committee

Science Fair Committee

Social Committee

Black History Month Committee

Spring Celebration Committee
Read a Ton for the Read-a-Thon!

Read a Ton for the Read-a-Thon!

The students of Parker Woods Montessori in Northside are reading books during the month of March for a Read-A-Thon. The goal is to raise money to pay for books and supplies for their brand new library that opens for the 2018-19 school year! Please help them reach their goal by donating any amount. Money will be collected this week (March 19-23) before and after school. You can also donate using Crowd Rise at https://www.crowdrise.com/PMWReads or PayPal at PayPal.Me/PWMPTO. If you use the PayPal link please include your student’s name and class in the comments.

The entire community of PWM thanks you!!


Holiday Gift Card Sale

Holiday Gift Card Sale


Gift card sale money collection is this week before school. You can also order and pay entirely online. Gift cards purchased for you will be delivered to your child to take home.  Gift cards for teachers will be purchased by us with all contributions for that teacher going toward buying one card. Those will NOT be delivered to parents, they will go directly to teachers with a list of who contributed by Dec 15. Email Karra with questions! Thanks for supporting PWMpto!  karralinn@gmail.com
Extra forms in the office or email me!
Gift Card Sale

Gift Card Sale

Are you planning on purchasing gift cards this holiday season? Do you plan to purchase holiday gifts for staff members? Let Parker Woods Montessori PTO make your shopping easier and help our school in the process! Forms went home in Wednesday folders last week. If you missed it, email karralinn@gmail.com for more info.

Money is being collected through PayPal and in person before school the week of Nov 27 – Dec 1.

Scholastic Book Fair This Week!

Scholastic Book Fair This Week!

It’s Book Fair time again! The PWM Scholastic Book Fair takes place this week. Hours are as follows:
Tuesday November 14th 9am – 3pm
Wednesday November 15th 9am – 6pm
Thursday November 16th 9am – 3pm
Friday November 17th 9am – 3pm

You can sign up to volunteer at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4badae23a7fb6-volunteers

Friday is also Goodies with Grandparents, Family and Friends!  Grandparents are encouraged to visit the book fair after enjoying your goodies.  We will also have a PTO table set up with PWM t-shirts and Magnets for sale.

We look forward to seeing you there!




Green Apple Service Day

Green Apple Service Day

Friday, October 20 9:30am – 11:30am

GBBN Architects and PWM are teaming up to restore, repair and beautify our green space.  3rd level students will plant daffodil bulbs around the building.  9-12 Level students will participate in mulching a path in our small forest (adjacent to the garden), cutting back honeysuckle, making ‘seed bombs’ and repairing garden boxes.

We invite parents to volunteer along side our GBBN volunteers and teachers.  We need your leadership!  Sorry, please do not bring younger siblings.  email Judy Ganance at ganancj@cpsboe.k12.oh.us or call (513)363-6224 to learn more and volunteer.

Please consider donating a bag of daffodil bulbs (any amount) for this great event!  Our spring will burst with yellow!  Drop off daffodils with your child’s homeroom teacher or at the office.

Crowdrise Fundraising

Crowdrise Fundraising

It’s Walk-a-Thon time again and this year is going to be the best! One new thing is that we are doing is using Crowdrise, so that raising money is super easy. Crowdrise is a lot like GoFundMe or other sites that allow you to ask for donations online. You/your child will have an individual page for you to share on Facebook or email, etc. 

Another new thing is that their classes are grouped into Color Teams of 3 or more classes (about 75 students) that will walk together on the day of the Walk-a-Thon (Oct. 13th). They will wear that color on the walk and PWM will be a huge rainbow walking through Northside!

Here’s how to get set up:

1) Go to www.crowdrise.com/pwmwalk

2) Click on the gray ‘Set Up Your Fundraiser’ button. 

3) Click on the Color Team of your child’s class. 

Here are the Color Team assignments by class:

  • White Team: Amanda Hendricks, Heather Bailey, Alex Naim, Susan Guetle, Amber Lovett, Linda Biehle, Alexis Calloway, Christine Gaefe, Tonya Enderle
  • Red Team: Emma Chambers, Mary Ann Miller, Judy Ganance
  • Orange Team: Erica Mulvey, Lori Pathak, Ashley Martinez
  • Yellow Team: Anne Marie Barth, Katie Doyle, Pamela Stein
  • Green Team: Ann Marie Kafoure, Tamara Casey, Emily Westerling
  • Blue Team: Abby Stayton, Megan McGraw, Susan Best
  • Purple Team: Beth Schlick, Anna Rehrer/Kelly Barnett, Sue Schneider

4) Click the ‘Join the Team & Create Your Own Fundraiser’ button on the right side.

5) Fill out super quick info. Click ‘Sign Up’ (it’s free).

6) Here is your personal fundraising page to share! Personalize it, add pics, and follow the prompts as to how to make it your own. When you’re ready, email it out to friends, family, co-workers, etc. and share on Facebook.

Crowdrise is an extra tool to help you. You can also send in money/checks from Oct. 9-13, and use PayPal on the PTO website. All donations will be complied and count towards the individual, class, and team your child is on, no matter how it was turned in. 


Be sure to ask your kids about the pep rally and the awesome prizes that they heard about! There are prizes for highest raising Color Team, Top Classes (1 per age group), and Top Families. Individuals will get prizes based on the level raised (levels are over $1, $10, $25, $50, and $125). Details about these prizes to follow. 

Thanks so much for your continued commitment to PWM. It makes our school even greater all the time.

Walk-a-Thon and Fall Festival

Walk-a-Thon and Fall Festival

Hello Parker Woods Families!

Our annual Walk-a-thon and Fall Festival are fast approaching. They take place on Friday, October 13th.   These are amazing events – the Walk-a-thon is our biggest fundraiser and the Fall Festival is a wonderful celebration of community. It takes many hands to make them run smoothly. You can use the links below to sign up to help!

Also, this Friday September 29th is Muffins with Moms, Family and Friends from 9:00am – 10:00am. You can visit your student’s classroom and meet other parents! The parking lot fills up very quickly for this so arrive early, walk or park on nearby streets like Bruce, Haight or Glen Parker and walk up through the woods.




The next PTO meeting is Wednesday, October 11th – we hope to see you there!

Solar Eclipse!

Solar Eclipse!

Greetings Earthlings!

The Solar Eclipse of 2017 is going to be a marvelous sight and rare educational opportunity.  The PWM PTO purchased certified eclipse glasses for the entire school and they have been distributed to homeroom teachers.  All glasses are both ISO and CE certified and come with complete safety instructions and certifications printed on the back of each.  We encourage you to review this safety information with your children before the eclipse so they know how to wear the glasses properly.  Below is the permission slip which gives permission for your student to observe the eclipse with their class on Monday, August 21.  If you would like your student to observe the eclipse please fill this out and return it to school Monday morning.  If you have already filled out and returned a yellow permission slip you don’t need to do anything further.  If you would like to volunteer to help or find out more about plans for viewing please contact your child’s teacher.  For more info about the eclipse check out https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov

Happy viewing!


Download (DOCX, 15KB)

First Day of School Shirts

First Day of School Shirts

It’s not too late to order your child’s ‘First Day of School Shirt’! While you’re doing that you can order your parent shirt to show your Parker Woods Montessori school pride and spirit in and around our schoolhouse and community!!!  If you have already ordered a parent shirt they are available in the office.  Students will receive their shirts on the first day of school.


Order Your Parker Woods Montessori T-Shirts!!

Order Your Parker Woods Montessori T-Shirts!!

Get your shirts for the first day of school! The new design looks great.  Please order soon so the order can be placed.  Every student will receive a shirt on the first day of school.  It’s a wonderful way to welcome everyone to the Parker Woods Montessori Community and support the positive school culture embodied in PWM WORKS (Work, Ownership, Respect, Kindness and Safety).  Shirts are only $5!  Use the link below to place your order.  Get one for your child and another for yourself! Or consider donating extra money to sponsor a child or children that may not be able to afford it.  Thanks and we look forward to seeing you next month!