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Month: March 2015

Family Fitness Fun Night (March 18, 2015)

Family Fitness Fun Night (March 18, 2015)

For our Family Fitness night this month we will do the “Old School” theme.

Activities include jump rope, hula hoop, hopscotch, four square, jacks, tether ball, basketball, checkers, and cards.

Please join us! This is a family and faculty event.

Please be sure to wear gym shoes and engage with your child, not just drop them off! Looking forward to seeing you Wednesday in the gym from 4:45 until 5:45.

Parker Woods Montessori LSDMC Meeting Agenda (March 17, 2015)

Parker Woods Montessori LSDMC Meeting Agenda (March 17, 2015)

Parker Woods Montessori LSDMC Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 4:00-5:00 P.M.

Welcome and Introductions – 5 min.

Principal’s Report New Business  – 5 min.

New Business

  • Welcome three new members and student representative – 5 min.
  • LSDMC Effectiveness Self-Evaluation – 20 min.
  • Northside Learns – 10 min.
  • Adopt-a-Class – 5 min.
  • Resource Coordinator (Whitney) – 10 min.

Old Business – 5 min.

  • LSDMC mini grant

Next Meeting Date: April 23, 2015

Book Donations for the PTO Book Sale

Book Donations for the PTO Book Sale

We are accepting donations this spring for the PTO Book Sale.

Students who donate books will be given book vouchers for every book they donate, which they can exchange for another book at the PTO Book Sale. The PTO Book Sale will be held this year during the End of the Year Picnic.

Please donate any of your gently-read books any Thursday morning between March 12 and April 30. We will be collecting books in the PTO Room, just inside the entrance of Parker Woods Montessori. Proceeds from all books sold at the Book Sale will benefit the students of Parker Woods Montessori.

Collection days:

Thursday, March 12 –  8:45-9:15 AM
Thursday, March 19 –  8:45-9:15 AM
Thursday, March 26 –  8:45-9:15 AM
Thursday, April 9 –  8:45-9:15 AM
Thursday, April 16 –  8:45-9:15 AM
Thursday, April 23 –  8:45-9:15 AM
Thursday, April 30 –  8:45-9:15 AM

Open Pasta Bar at Science Night

Open Pasta Bar at Science Night

We will have an open pasta bar at Science Night. The noodles are free and we are asking families to bring toppings to share. Please click this link to see the list of items we need to make our pasta bar complete. You can sign up to bring one or more of the items on this list. We need lots of things, like spaghetti sauce, sausage, veggie toppings, cookies, crock pots, and more!


How far is a mile?

How far is a mile?

One mile is 5,280 feet

That would be:

20 laps around the gym.
17 laps around the preschool playground
10 laps around the big playground
5 laps around the back field
4 laps around the school
About 2,500 steps

Here are a few other places to find a mile:

1 Mile walks

Hoffner Park: Three times around the loop path or twice around the sidewalk perimeter
Jergen’s Park: 10 loops around the inside path equals 1 mile.
Purple People Bridge: From one end of the Purple People Bridge to the other and back again.
Zoo: Make one big loop inside the zoo plus a small loop around Swan Lake

1/2 Mile Walks

Parker Woods Montessori: From the front door down Langland across to Beech Hill right on Pullan right on Langland back to Parker Woods
Parker Woods Montessori: From the front door go across the parking lot to the stairs to the woods, go down the stairs and follow the trail until you get to the concrete path, turn right and go up the path, at the top turn right across the grass to return to the school.

Want more of a challenge?

The Mill Creek Greenway Trail is a nice paved (wheel chair accessible) path. It measures 1.25 miles from one end to the other.
Winton Woods: The Harbor Trail is a 1.7 mile loop that is paved and wheelchair accessible
Spring Grove Cemetery has a well marked 3.1 mile (5k) route.

Want to try something different? These exercises are equal to one mile!

8 minutes of Jump Rope
8 minutes of Jumping Jacks
12 minutes of Basketball
12 minutes of Swimming
12 minutes of Soccer
14 minutes of Bicycling
15 minutes of Football
15 minutes of Rowing
15 minutes of Dancing
20 minutes of Aerobics
22 minutes of Yoga
40 minutes of Gardening


The Cincinnati Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon & 26th Mile Event

The Cincinnati Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon & 26th Mile Event

The Parker Woods Montessori PTO wants you to find your inner pig and be a part of our team for The Cincinnati Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon & 26th Mile Event

The Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon is a great opportunity for kids and their adult fitness buddies. In celebration of the 17th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon to be run in May, we would like to promote walking/jogging and/or running for fitness and fun. By exercising together with kids, you set a great example, have quality time together, and help each other set and reach goals. You will also learn what it means to cover the distance of a marathon.

This program is designed for children ages 5-12 years old along with their fitness buddies. IT IS NOT A RACE!

Using the Hog Log, you can begin now and walk, jog or wheelchair the distance of a marathon, in small increments, at your own pace. Always exercise in a safe area and wear appropriate clothes and shoes.

We’re sending home Hog Logs and a permission slip. Please take some time to read through it. You can use the kid friendly marathon map and log to follow your progress on the Flying Pig course and keep track of all the miles, and smart nutrition & reading choices made in the coming months.

As part of this program we are going to start a Tuesday Pig Day after-school group for kids and their parents/guardians that will meet in the gym from 4 – 4:30 starting Tuesday, March 10. This is a great opportunity for you and your child to run/walk together or for you to cheer them on! Please sign the permission slip if you would like your child to participate in this fun program.

Click here for a copy of the permission slip.

You also have an exciting opportunity to be part of the real Flying Pig Marathon by finishing your 26th marathon mile on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 during the Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon 26th Mile event at Cincinnati’s Riverfront. The kids will cover their final mile on the actual Flying Pig Marathon course and cross the real “Finish Swine.” They get a finishers shirt, a marathon medal and all the goodies of the finish celebration ($10 registration).

More information about how to register as part of the PWM team will be coming soon. Have questions? Want to get involved? email or call/text Kate (513) 706-55401.

We look forward to see you at the next PTO meeting Wednesday, March 18th at 6pm

Be Smart, Eat Well & Move More!