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Month: February 2015

Parker Woods Montessori is Selling CRESBI Crates at the Northside Famers Market!

Parker Woods Montessori is Selling CRESBI Crates at the Northside Famers Market!

 

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Here are some of the many reasons to buy a CRESBI Crate from Parker Woods Montessori at the Northside Farmers Market.

–AVOID THE HASSLE OF RECYCLING PLASTIC BAGS
One shopper in one year on average gets 500 plastic bags, no need to recycle now!

–SAVE TIME AT THE CHECKOUT
Open your crate when you walk in the store. Put your barcodes up on your products as you place them in the crate. If it’s not too full, at checkout the checker can scan them in the crate with a handheld scanner and not take them out of the crate.

–MULTI-PURPOSE, SAVES SPACE
CRESBI crates can be used for picnics, potlucks, camping, etc then collapsed down.

–EASY TO CLEAN, DISHWASHER SAFE
You can sanitize a CRESBI crate by washing it in very hot water.

–SUPPORT OUR ORGANIZATION!
40% of the sale of the Convenience CRESBI crates at the Northside Farmers Market goes towards the Parker Woods Montessori PTO.

You can also order CRESBI Crates online at cresbicrate.com. If you order online and use the promotional code PWM5, 20% of your order will go to support the Parker Woods Montessori PTO.

Northside Soccer Spring Season Sign-up

Northside Soccer Spring Season Sign-up

***UPDATE – March 10, 2015 – Registration is closed for the Under-8 Team. The Under-8 Team is full. Registration is still open for the Under-10 and Under-12 teams***

JOIN THE FUN!

The mission of Northside Soccer is simply to bring kids from the neighborhood together to learn teamwork, sportsmanship, athleticism, and have fun by coordinating a Northside Soccer District within the Cincinnati SAY Youth Soccer League.

Kids 5-11 years old (as of July 1, 2015)
Boys and girls of all ages, sizes and skills participate in our rapidly growing, recreational soccer program here in Northside, but players do not have to live in Northside to be on the team. The SAY Rulebook has detailed laws and procedures on matters such as team formation, playing time (all players must play half the game), player eligibility, team formation, equitable playing time and sportsmanship.

Practices
One or two evenings a week (depending on age level) for 60-90 minutes (also depending on age) beginning late-March. Most Northside teams will practice at Parker Woods Montessori. Players’ parents or guardians are responsible for transportation to practices and games.

Games
Eight games on Saturdays and/or Sundays, beginning the second weekend in April (11-12) and running through mid-May (16-17). The league has yet to determine field location; may be as close as Salway Park near Spring Grove Cemetery, at fields near Lunken Airport, or other parks. Players’ parents or guardians are responsible for transportation to practices and games.

Equipment
Players will be provided a team shirt and socks. Players are responsible for soccer cleats (no sneakers), shorts, shin guards and water bottle.

Priority sign up by Friday, February 28
Sign up online at www.northsidesoccer.org; CC payment available

Questions? Contact Northside Soccer at northsidecincysoccer@gmail.com

UPDATE: PTO Meeting Rescheduled for Wednesday, February 25th

UPDATE: PTO Meeting Rescheduled for Wednesday, February 25th

Due to the school closing today, the PTO Meeting has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, February 25th. The time and location will be the same. 

Wednesday February 25th, 2015, in the Media Center

  • 4:45-5:45: Ms. Austin’s Family Fitness Fun Night in the Gym
  • 5:15-5:45: Science Night Meeting
  • 5:45-6:00: Dinner and Mingling in the Media Center
  • 6:00-6:05: Welcome and Introductions / Teacher Funding Requests
  • 6:05-6:15: Principal’s Report
  • 6:15-6:25: Leadership Scholar’s Presentation
  • 6:25-6:40: Committee Reports and Requests
  • 6:40-6:45: Science Night update
  • 6:45-6:50: End of Year Celebration
  • 6:50-6:55: Flying Pig Marathon update
  • 6:55-7:00: New business
Leadership Scholars: Parent Academy Sessions

Leadership Scholars: Parent Academy Sessions

REMINDER: The Leadership Scholars Parent Academy is coming to Parker Woods Montessori in March. Forms are due back to the school by Friday, February 27. Click here for a copy of the form.

Here is a summary of the lessons presented during each session of the Leadership Scholars Parent Academy:

Week 1: Establishing the Collaboration Between the Home, School, and Community
Recognize that parents are THE most important people in children’s lives; that it is essential for parents to tell their children and the school that their children are going to college; that the home is the foundation of education; that it is important to have a close relationship between home, school, and community; and that intelligence is not fixed.

Week 2: Fostering Self-Esteem and Academic Achievement
Understand the influence of parents and teachers on children’s self-esteem, the connection with neuroplasticity, the importance of having grit, and the resulting impact on academic performance.

Week 3: Relating Behavioral Management to Academic Achievement
Understand the concept of “discipline” as a synonym of “guide” and not “punishment”, emphasize the relationship between positive discipline and academic achievement, and understand the role of empathy.

Week 4: Reviewing Standardized Test Scores and Preparation for Parent-Teacher Conferences
Understand the difference between academic proficiency and grades while identifying ways to have effective parent- teacher conferences.

Week 5: Acquiring a Better Understanding of the School System and Developing Good Study Skills
Understand how the school functions; the importance of standardized tests in preparation for college admission exams; how children can be more organized; and the roles of optimism, persistence, and healthy lifestyles on academic performance.

Week 6: Becoming Familiar with College Requirements
Understand the benefits of going to college; the importance of good grades, college admission tests, and the importance of taking rigorous high school classes for college admission; the critical impact of a parent telling children and the school that children will go to college; and available financial aid options.

Week 7: Discussion with Principal and a College Admissions Representative
Facilitate a discussion with the principal using questions gathered throughout the previous classes.

Final Destination: College Graduation!

Extended Dates for PPSGC Parent Engagement Program

Extended Dates for PPSGC Parent Engagement Program

The meeting dates for the PPSGC Parent Engagement Program have been extended to allow more parents to sign up. Below are the new meeting dates.

Friday, March 27-Saturday, March 28, 2015
Friday, April 17-Saturday, April 18, 2015
Friday, May 8-Saturday, May 9, 2015

Attached to this message is a copy of the application which you can download and send to PPSGC.

Please contact Zaria Davis, zdavis@ppsgc.org, for more information. Thank you for your support!

Watering Can Drive

Watering Can Drive

The student gardeners at Parker Woods Montessori Elementary School are ready to spring into action! and we’re kicking off our inaugural growing season with a Watering Can Drive. If you’d like to help, please drop off new or gently-used watering cans and trowels, kid-friendly and kid-sized as our youngest gardeners are preK. Collection locations and dates: Northside Farmer’s Market, February 25, March 4, March 11. Parker Woods Montessori, March 11 at Science Night.

Community volunteers are welcome to join with the PTO and work in the garden together! If interested please contact green.and.healthy@pwmpto.org.

PTO Meeting: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PTO Meeting: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

February PTO Meeting
Please join us for the Parker Woods Montessori
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meeting
Wednesday February 18th, 2015, in the Media Center
Child Watch (3 and up) and Pizza Provided

This Month’s Agenda:

  • 4:45-5:45: Ms. Austin’s Family Fitness Fun Night in the Gym
  • 5:15-5:45: Science Night Meeting
  • 5:45-6:00: Dinner and Mingling in the Media Center
  • 6:00-6:05: Welcome and Introductions / Teacher Funding Requests
  • 6:05-6:15: Principal’s Report
  • 6:15-6:25: Leadership Scholar’s Presentation
  • 6:25-6:40: Committee Reports and Requests
  • 6:40-6:45: Science Night update
  • 6:45-6:50: End of Year Celebration
  • 6:50-6:55: Flying Pig Marathon update
  • 6:55-7:00: New business
Family Science Night – Call for Parent Volunteers

Family Science Night – Call for Parent Volunteers

Family Science Night is being held March 11th, 2015, 6:00 – 7:45 PM.

Science Night needs parent volunteers. Science Night is one of the most popular events of the year, and we appreciate your support! Volunteers will take one 45-minute shift during the event. Please fill out the form attached to this message and return it to the school or email it to science.night@pwmpto.org by Friday, February 13.

Volunteer positions include:

  • help with the experiments on the night of the event – no experience or scientific background necessary, the PTO will provide all materials and instructions
  • help greet and direct families as they arrive
  • contribute food & help serve food – we are planning a pasta bar!
  • help plan the event – come to our next meeting on Wed. February 18, at 5:15 (before the PTO meeting). Meet in the Media Center.
Title I Parent Focus Group

Title I Parent Focus Group

The Ohio Depatment of Education invites you to participate in a Title I Parent Focus Group, February 18, 2015 9:30-10:30 at Mayerson Academy.

2650 Highland Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 475-4100
(check monitor for room number)

Continental Breakfast will be served. For more information contact Tracy Stillwell (513) 363-0223.

Sponsored by Cincinnati Public Schools.

PPSGC Parent Engagement Program 2015

PPSGC Parent Engagement Program 2015

Calling All Parents,

The 2015 Parent Engagement Program is about to begin!

The Parent Engagement Program (PEP) is a program offered by Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati (PPSGC).

This program helps parents learn:

  • How to be more effective advocates for their children.
  • How to analyze, understand, and use district data to impact student achievement.
  • How to be an action oriented, problem-solving network of parent partners and leader.
  • How to design and implement school based projects addressing student achievement needs.
  • How to engage all parents and work to resolve their special challenges.
  • Key communication skills and learning styles to successfully partner with schools.

This is the eighth year of parent leadership training sponsored by PPSGC.

Successful applicants will join the 2015 class working to improve student achievement and parent involvement in their own schools.

As the parent of child attending Parker Woods Montessori, YOU would be a good candidate for the Parent Engagement Program.

Applications are due February 6, 2015 and Orientation & Interviews will be held February 17, 2015.

Parents will attend training sessions at Mayerson Academy in Cincinnati, OH on the following dates: February 27 & 28, March 27 & 28, and April 17 & 18, 2015.

Click this link for a copy of the application.

http://pwmpto.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Cincinnati-PEP-Application-2015.docx

Please contact Zaria Davis at 513-751-5437 or zdavis@ppsgc.org for more information!