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Month: May 2016

Walk with Us in the Northside Fourth of July Parade

Walk with Us in the Northside Fourth of July Parade

Hello, Parker Woods Montessori Friends!

Congrats on making it through the school year 🙂 It’s that time of year when we get to walk in Northside’s Fourth of July Parade and show our school pride! The parade happens at 12 noon on Monday, July 4, 2016. Here is a link to parade information: All children must be accompanied by an adult, and we will be pulling wagons with snacks, water and candy to throw out to the parade crowd. Please sign up here and let us know if you have a wagon you can bring.

We will have a planning meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 to discuss a theme and make plans to decorate wagons and make signs. You do NOT have to come to the meeting to walk in the parade. We are looking forward to having a large group representing Parker Woods Montessori. Please join us if you can! I believe the parade route is less than 2 miles, and if a child becomes too tired, they can ride in a wagon for a bit. Hope to see you at either the planning meeting or the parade!

Call or email Rachel Morgan with any questions/comments/suggestions!

(859) 409-9497

School Family Directory – Spring Edition

School Family Directory – Spring Edition

The spring edition of the School Family Directory has been printed and copies are being sent home today. Be sure to check your child’s backpack when they get home to make sure you get a copy.

Copies of the directory are being sent home with all students whose parents completed a Parent Involvement Survey this year. If you completed a survey, and are listed in the directory, but you don’t receive a copy of the directory today, you can pick up your copy or one of the extra copies in the office. The school office will be open for another month.

Have a great summer!

Friends of the Public Library Book Sales

Friends of the Public Library Book Sales

Mark your calendar now with the dates of The Friends Book Sales. Books, CDs, DVDs, audio and video tapes, books-on-tape/CD and record albums will be sold at bargain prices. Items may be purchased with cash, check, MasterCard or Visa.

The Friends Book Sales offer gently used hardback and paperback books in every genre. Fiction books include mystery, horror, romance, science fiction, anime and westerns. The Literature area offers classics by authors from Jane Austen to H.G. Wells. Large print books are also available.

The non-fiction collection covers a wide array of topics such as art, cooking, gardening, health and fitness, home improvement, military history, and sports, just to name a few. An extensive collection of children’s books which appeal to youngsters of all ages, from toddlers to teens, and includes non-fiction books will be for sale.

Shop for books by your favorite authors or in your areas of interest. Feel free to come by to just to browse. The Friends of the Public Library are sure you will find something which will appeal to you.

Annual Downtown Sale
Main Library (800 Vine Street, Downtown)
Saturday, June 4, 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday, June 5, 1 pm – 5 pm
Monday, June 6, 9 am – 9 pm
Tuesday, June 7, 9 am – 9 pm
Wednesday, June 8, 9 am – 9 pm
Thursday, June 9, 9 am – 6 pmm
Friday, June 10, 9 am – 5 pm

Saturday and Sunday – Members of The Friends will receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday – Members of The Friends will receive a 50% discount on all purchases. This discount can be used only once on any of these three days.

Thursday – Everyone will receive a 50% discount on all purchases.

Friday – BAG DAY. Purchase a Friends shopping bag for $10 and everything you can get into it is yours.

Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase books, DVDs, CDs, and more at discount prices. A large selection of children’s books and DVDs also will be available.

Buy Tickets this Week for EOY Raffle Baskets

Buy Tickets this Week for EOY Raffle Baskets

Did you miss out buying raffle tickets for the amazing donated baskets? Did you have your heart set on buying tickets and just forgot or did not have cash on you Saturday? Well, you still have a chance: Sales remain open until May 24th. 

Liz Kitchell will be selling tickets from 3:45 – 4:15 at the school Tuesday, Thursday this week and Monday the 24th … as well as at PTO this Wednesday from 6-7 PM. 
All proceeds go to PTO the general fund which supports enriching student programs and operating costs.
Here are brief descriptions of the baskets:
  • Northside #1
    • $50 to Ruth’s cafĂ©, $20 to Marketside, $15 to Blue Jay, $10 to Tickle Pickle and so much more
  • Northside #2
    • $25 The Chocolate Bee, $25 Shake-it Records, $15 Blue Jay, $15 Melt, $10 to Tickle Pickle and so much more
  • College Hill
    • $50 to Schwartz’s Jewelers, $20 Marty’s Hops and Vines, $20 College Hill Coffee, $15 Silk Textile plus so much more
  • Clifton #1
    • $35 Lydia’s, $25 Hansa, $25 Habenero, $20 Biaggio, $20 Proud Rooster, $10 Graeter’s, and so much more
  • Clifton #2
    • $30 Sitwell’s, $25 Clifton Natural Foods, $15 Dewey’s, zoo passes and so much more
  • Segway Tour of Cincinnati
    • 4 passes
  • Ludlow Wine Basket
    • Two fantastic wines, seasoned oil, salami, fig spread, etc.
  • Bike Month Basket
    • Tune up, Head lights, Tail lights and lock
  • Bassinet filled with baby stuff
  • Rollergirl Extravaganza
    • Passes, vouchers for merchandise, etc.
  • Lentz’s
    • Vintage vases, tray, coasters
  • Beauty Basket
    • Cut and style, and lots of products
  • Day in the Garden
    • Garden apron filled with gardening tools (Clifton Ace Hardware)
  • Silent Auction Items
    • Gold Pass to zoo
    • Future Life Now Session
Thank you for generously supporting the Parker Woods Montessori community and helping to make our school a great school!
Parker Woods Montessori PTO
Leadership Scholars Alumni Meeting

Leadership Scholars Alumni Meeting

Greetings Leadership Scholars Alumni!

We are so excited to have you as part of the Leadership Scholars family!!!

We want to build a new and exciting alumni group! We will be getting together as a group to continue helping our children on their paths to college, we will go to Reds games, go on college visits, and learn about opportunities to further our own careers!!

(Option 1) Tuesday, May 10th at 6pm
(Option 2) Saturday, May 14th at 10am

**Dinner will be served at 5:30pm (and breakfast on Saturday is served at 10am).

Leadership Scholars Office
125 West North Bend Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45216

**We are happy to provide transportation and childcare. Please let us know if you need transportation or childcare!

Please RSVP if you plan on attending. Either reply to this email or call us at 513.861.5323 to let us know if you plan on attending. Thank you!!

We look forward to seeing you and building our fun, strong alumni community!

Security Badges for Volunteers

Security Badges for Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer on a regular basis, you should get a security badge.  In order to receive a volunteer badge you must complete the following steps:

  1. Take your photo I.D. to the Hamilton County Justice Center (513-946-6220) located at 1000 Sycamore Rm. #100, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (open Monday-Friday 7:30AM-3:00PM). You will need to obtain a Hamilton County background check.  The cost of the background check printout is $5.00 cash.  The background check will be printed and given to you immediately.  You do not need fingerprints.
  2. Come to the Parker Woods Montessori office with your local background check and ask for an Administrator Authorization Approval form.
  3. Take these two forms to the Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education located at 2651 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219.  Volunteer badges are only issued on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  You will receive your badge before you leave!


Spring Book Fair 2016

Spring Book Fair 2016

Hello Parker Woods Montessori Friends,

It is that time of year again, the Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Parker Woods Montessori. This is a wonderful event and information will be coming home in Wednesday folders this week.

The teachers will have a preview day on Monday, May 9, 2016 from 10 AM – 2 PM. The book fair will be open to the public starting on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Here is the schedule:

Monday 5/09/2016 – Teacher preview 10 AM – 2 PM
Tuesday 5/10/2016 – Open to public 10 AM – 3 PM
Wednesday 5/11/2016 – Open to public 10 AM – 3 PM
Thursday 5/12/2016 – Open to public 10 AM – 3 PM – Grandparent’s Day!
Friday 5/13/2016 – Open to public 10 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday 5/14/2016 – Open to public 11 AM – 3 PM (during End of Year Celebration)

Your children will have opportunities to purchase books during the day. This will be explained in the information going home Wednesday.


Below is a link to the Sign-Up Genius for the Book Fair. Most importantly, we need a volunteer this Saturday, May 6, 2016 from 9:30 to approximately noon to help the Scholastic representative with set up.

Thank you in advance for volunteering your time for the success of Parker Woods Montessori. It takes a village!

Volunteer for End of Year Celebration

Volunteer for End of Year Celebration

The End of Year Celebration is right around the corner! Please sign up for a shift selling tickets, serving food, working a game or attending a bouncy house. If you know of any students that need to get their volunteer hours, send them to us!

The End of Year Celebration takes place on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 11 AM to 4 PM, but shifts will run from 9:30 AM to 5 PM. Many hands make light work, and volunteer hours is how we make our school great and build this community! Come have fun and make a friend!