Girls on the Run is coming to Parker Woods Montessori!!!

Girls on the Run is coming to Parker Woods Montessori!!!

Girls on the Run is coming to Parker Woods Montessori!!! 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade girls – please look for information that will be coming home this week with information about the program and how to register! Be sure not to miss it, because online registration is August 20th-29th!

Girls on the Run is an after school program like no other! Twice per week for 10 weeks, girls will have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels and learn important life skills. Trained and caring coaches lead 3 – 5 grade girls through interactive lessons and running activities. The season ends with a noncompetitive 5K event.Participating in Girls on the Run transforms girls’ lives by helping them increase their self-confidence, develop healthy relationships, and feel good about themselves, inside and out.

Contact Emma Chambers at chambem@cpsboe.k12.oh.us for more information.

PTO Committees

PTO Committees

Do you feel like you missed out on getting involved with PTO this year? There’s still time! Here is a list of the PTO Committees that organize events throughout the year. Look it over & join a committee! Let’s hit the ground running in the 2018/2019 school year. Teachers are welcome to join committees too. You put the T in our PTO!

Welcome Back Committee
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

Elections

Elections

Thank you to everyone who turned out for the last PTO meeting! It has been a great year and we are excited to see what’s in store for the future. We held elections and here is the list of new leadership for the 2018/2019 school year.

Co-Presidents: Lavenia Jones and Allyson Stone Weil

Co-Vice Presidents: Kurt Froehlich, Pilar Perez and Karra McDonald

Co-Treasurers: Stephanie Larkins and Benji Sayre

Co-Secretaries: Ashley Driscoll and Lacey Elizabeth Hopkins

LSDMC Representatives: Jordan Kilgore, Takela Sager and Rick Wolf

ILT Representatives: Bri Leavitt-Alcantara and Jordan Kilgore

Congratulations to all!!

 

The year in review

The year in review

It is great to look back at the 2017/2018 School Year and see all that the PTO has done:

Painted Crosswalks and directional arrows in the school parking lot.
Created a Welcome Back video showing proper pick up and drop off procedures
Organized an Open House for students to find their classrooms and drop off supplies before the first day of school
Boo Hoo Breakfast the morning of the first day of school
Purchased Eclipse glasses for the whole school
Continued growing the Room Parent Program
September Open House and Resource Fair
Self Portrait Tile Mural Dedication
Positive School Culture WORKS books for each team
Funded Mindful Music Moments
Fall Festival
Walk-a-Thon
Winter Clothing Drive
Helped to Fund First Day WORKS t shirts
Arranged a donation of 550 easels
Funded Civic Garden Center classes for every classroom
Expanded and maintained an Amazing Garden
Increased Teaching Team budgets to a total of $8,000
Gift Card Sale and Fundraiser
Holiday Bazaar
Arranged a donation of 20 boxes of books for students
Purchased new playground equipment for the entire school
Arranged for 9-12 students to see Hidden Figures and have a UC Professor of Black History come in and speak about the movie
Arranged for the Harriet Beecher Stowe House to do programs with the 9-12 students
Arranged for Harriet Beecher Stowe House to provide discount coupons for every Parker Woods student
2nd annual CommUnity Dinner & Dance
Science Saturday
Created PTO in the Know Newsletter
March Reading Madness and Tournament of Books
Held Ice cream and popsicle parties
Spring Festival
Sold Raffle Baskets
4th annual Flying Pig Group
Collected hundreds of Box Tops
Purchased 2 Hive memberships for teachers to have continuing education opportunities
Fall and Spring Scholastic Book Fairs
Provided Field Trip scholarships for any student who needed them.

and I’m sure I’m missing things! If I left your initiative off the list let me know!
We have a great community and too many wonderful volunteers to name. Thank you to all of you for making PWM such a special place!

This Week!

This Week!

Hello All!

This is Teacher Appreciation Week.
A flyer went home last week with some ideas about how to show our teachers how much we care.  Tomorrow, Tuesday May 8th PTO will be hosting a Teacher Appreciation Breakfast.  You can sign up to help or bring something in the morning here:
This Wednesday, May 9th is our last PTO meeting of the school year!
It will take place at 6pm in the Media Center as usual pizza and childcare will be provided.  We will be discussing the Dance-a-Thon / Field Day Event, the May Scholastic Book Fair and holding elections for officers for the 2018/2019 school year.  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.

Secretary
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.

Treasurer
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
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.

Secretary
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.

Treasurer
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!