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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.

November PTO Meeting

November PTO Meeting

The PTO Meeting is Wednesday November 9
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Media Center
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 November PTO meeting tomorrow night! It’s going to be a lively meeting and the agenda includes:

Scholastic Book Fair which takes place November 14 – 18. The kids love to come in and pick out their books and it’s a fun event if you haven’t volunteered before and are looking to start simple. You can sign up here http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4caeab2fa3fa7-book1

CommUnity Dinner Dance on Friday February 24 This is a new event the PTO is putting on as part of the Parker Woods Black History Month celebration. We’d love to hear your recommendations for favorite DJ’s and Soul Food restaurants that cater. Want to be on the committee and help with planning or decorating? Come to the meeting or email Kate! (kate@solidgroundstudio.com)

We will also be planning for the Art Tile Mural Fundraiser in January and the Everything But The House Auction in March both of which will raise money for Specials and other programming.

Another agenda item will be Muffins with Mom and Donuts with Dad. Hopefully you were able to attend one or both of those events recently! The discussion will be about how to make the names of those events reflect the diversity of family structures at Parker Woods Montessori. The PTO will be discussing a recommendation to change the event names to Muffins with Mom, Family and Friends and Donuts with Dad, Family and Friends
We welcome your thoughts on this issue.

The PTO has been busy this year with the Open House and School Resource Fair, the Walk-a-thon and Fall Festival and Halloween Movie Night. The Room Parent system is up and running and we’ve also organized a Mascot Election for the students – GO PANTHERS!!

None of these events would be possible without your help.
Thanks and see you tomorrow!!

For more info find us at pwmpto.org and on FB at Parker Woods Montessori PTO

Fall Movie Night is Friday, October 28th

Fall Movie Night is Friday, October 28th

Remember that next Friday, October 28th is our Fall Movie Night. We will be watching Hotel Transylvania (rated G). This will be a sales free event, we will only be supplying the movie and popcorn. Feel free to bring snacks to share or a picnic for your family. Blankets to sit on are encouraged. The movie will start at 6:15.

There will be a PTO planning chat happening in the media center during the movie if you want to get involved in the upcoming mascot elections, book fair, room parents or general planning.

We won’t need many volunteers during the event but we WILL need clean up help so please stick around after the movie to help us get things back in order if you can. PTO is responsible for leaving the cafeteria ready for use on Monday, we cannot have these events if we don’t reset everything and it gets done quickly when we have lots of help.

This is also your child’s opportunity to wear their costume to show off to their friends since they cannot wear costumes to school on Halloween. We hope you can join us!