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Make a Difference for the Students of Parker Woods Montessori

Make a Difference for the Students of Parker Woods Montessori

The staff at Parker Woods Montessori works in collaboration with parents, guardians, and community stakeholders to provide educational and social-emotional services that foster a school of excellence in meeting or exceeding district standards for our students from various zip codes throughout the city of Cincinnati.

Our extracurricular programs are limited at this time, but they were designed or adopted to meet the needs of our student population. Our goal is to increase the number of extracurricular programs within the school, as well as establishing neighborhood satellite extracurricular programs, so our students can share the same rich experiences that will promote confidence; self-esteem; creativity; ownership; respect of differences, relationship building; team work; communication and the power to make a difference.

As a new Community Learning Center, our goal is to serve as a hub for the various communities we serve by providing a system of integrated partnerships working collaboratively with students, families, community stakeholders, schools of higher education, local businesses, corporations, churches, civic groups, health organizations and social services in order to further promote academic excellence by offering recreational, educational, social, health, civic and cultural opportunities for students, families and communities.

We encourage you to consider being a member of the Parker Woods Montessori Family by supporting our mission to develop each child for life!

Please visit our Signup Genius page to learn more about opportunities to donate and volunteer your time to our school!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0549abab2aa1fa7-welcome

Volunteer for Science Saturday

Volunteer for Science Saturday

Parker Woods Montessori PTO presents Science Saturday on March 11, 2017 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Handouts regarding presentations and volunteering were sent home at the end of last week. If you have already filled out the volunteer form and sent it back in with your child – thank you. If you have not, and would like to volunteer for a shift or two, please click the link below to sign up. It’s easy work, and your child will have a blast as well!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0B4CAEAB2FA3FA7-science

Faces of Parker Woods Tile Mural

Faces of Parker Woods Tile Mural

It’s not too late to turn in your order form for the Faces of Parker Woods Tile Mural. It is our goal to have every student’s face smiling down from the mural! Please turn in your order form even if you are not making a donation. Sponsors are available for any student who can’t afford a tile! We will be collecting the orders before and after school today and tomorrow as well as at the CommUnity Dinner and Dance next week. We can take payment by credit card as well!
Thanks!

Terrence Mirabelle miles Loretta Demarko Asher Adrianna Victoria F

 

Monarch Butterfly Book

Monarch Butterfly Book

The students and teachers of Parker Woods Montessori have been working in collaboration with Artist in Residence Scott Stoll on creating a book about monarch butterflies.

The collaboration has been really successful. Illustrating the book has proven to be a seamless interdisciplinary lesson on science, illustration, and literacy.

Have a look at this presentation created for all of the classes in our school to see:

http://prezi.com/up67lfwbpih2/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

And this is a blog update from Scott Stoll about the project:

http://theargonauts.com/illustrations-for-mirabella-the-monarch/

CARE skills at Parker Woods

CARE skills at Parker Woods

School-Based Behavioral Health Services at Parker Woods Montessori School
Sehra Polad, Psy.D.
Catherine Linn, M.A.
Funded, in part, by the Community Outreach Program

When will CARE happen:

Friday January 27, 2017
6:30-8:30 pm during PTO Movie Night
Media Center

What is CARE:

Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE) is a trauma-informed, field-initiated modification of the evidence-based Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).  This modification uses specific PCIT skills for general usage by non-clinical adults who work with children.

Who is CARE for:

CARE is for any adult who regularly interacts with kids including parents, grandparents, other involved family members, and any school staff member.

How does CARE work:

CARE utilizes the 3 P skills (Praise, Paraphrase and Point out Behavior) to connect with children and build the child-adult relationship.
CARE also teaches set of techniques for giving effective positive commands to children to increase compliance.
CARE teaches adults to use strategic ignoring techniques to redirect problematic behaviors.

January LSDMC Meeting

January LSDMC Meeting

The Parker Woods LSDMC will meet tomorrow at 4:00 PM in the Media Center. We have a full agenda which includes the following:

  • Woven Traditions Diversity Training Program
    • Presented by Mr. Shoecraft, President of Did You Know Publishing
  • 21st Century Grant for the 2017-2018 school year
    • Presented by Simon Bradley, YMCA Executive Director of Education Partnership

All parents are welcome to attend. Child watch is available for parents attending with children.

 

January PTO Meeting

January PTO Meeting

Happy New Year!

Parker Woods has so many exciting things coming up! Black History Month, Science Night, a Wall-Tile Mural/Fundraiser. Are you interested in volunteering or helping to lead/coordinate any of these events? We’ll start planning all these events at this week’s PTO meeting (Wednesday, 6-7 in the media center, 5:45 if you want to eat and chat before we get started). As always, there will be pizza and childcare. Hope to see you there!

School Holiday Dance Camp with MamLuft&Co

School Holiday Dance Camp with MamLuft&Co

What do you do when school is closed for the day, but you’ve got work? Send your child to the Clifton Cultural Arts Center for School Holiday Camp with MamLuft&Co. Dance! A day of dance, arts, and crafts from 9am to 5pm, our next camp will focus on dance as part of a healthy lifestyle. Convenient for you, and a blast for your 5-12 year-old son or daughter!

Remaining School Holiday Camps:
Friday January 13 | Register by: January 6
Monday January 16 | Register by: January 9
Monday February 6 | Register by: January 30
Monday February 20 | Register by: February 13

Snow Closings:
Snow Day #1 | Register by 7 am the day of the snow closing

The next School Holiday Camp is Friday, January 13! Register by January 6th at MLCo.org/holidaycamp!

December PTO Meeting

December PTO Meeting

The PTO Meeting is Wednesday December 14
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Art Room
Free Pizza and Childcare
Childcare is for ages 3 and up. Younger children are always welcome in the meeting.

Greetings PTO Friends!
We are looking forward to seeing you at the December PTO meeting!

Winter Clothing Drive

Winter Clothing Drive

We need your help to make sure all our PWM kids stay warm this winter! During the month of December, we will be collecting these items for kids in the main office:

New or gently used Hats
New or gently used Gloves
New packages of Warm Socks
New packages of Underwear
Toiletry items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap

Stay tuned for Sign Up Genius with specifically sized items (coats, sweaters, pants)

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding experience to share with your daughter, granddaughter, or niece? Do you want to make a positive impact by empowering young girls?

Parker Woods Montessori is looking for volunteers to lead a new Daisy Girl Scout Troop for girls in Kindergarten and 1st grade.

Please contact Cheryl Shrider, Recruitment Manager by phone at 513-619-1424 or 513-489-1025 or email

CherylShrider@GirlScoutsofWesternOhio.org for more details.