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Northside Soccer Coaches Meeting

Northside Soccer Coaches Meeting

Calling all PWM parents. Registration for the fall youth soccer season will begin this summer in July. Northside Soccer would like to invite all parents interested in coaching a team this fall to join us for a coaches meeting at 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 15 at Happen in Northside.

Every soccer team needs a coach. And every parent is welcome to coach. Every team can and should have more than one person coaching. Every team needs 2 adult coaches and up to 3 coaches can be on the sidelines during a game.

If your child has been playing soccer on a Northside team, and you’ve been watching from the spectator’s side of the field, Northside Soccer is inviting you to switch sides this season and support your child’s team as a coach or coach’s assistant. Lot’s of soccer experience/skill is not needed or expected.

We want to start the fall season strong. Having a full compliment of coaches will help Northside Soccer recruit early and give assurance to every child who wants to play that Northside Soccer will have a team for them.

At the coaches meeting we will discuss what coaching for Northside/SAY soccer involves. Primarily, coaches organize and run weekly practices, attend all the team soccer games, participate in one preseason coaches training and complete concussion certification, and make sure that the kids have a fun and safe time. We’ll also decide how many teams we can support for the upcoming fall season. We can also discuss how to coach a team with little to no previous soccer experience if that is needed. No commitment is required to attend the meeting, but we will ask during the meeting if you are willing to coach a team.

Please send a message to to let us know you are interested.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Thanks for supporting Northside Soccer.

Brink Brewing Fundraiser

Brink Brewing Fundraiser

Please join us for a fund-raiser at Brink Brewing Company to help benefit Parker Woods Montessori and celebrate the end of the school year!

Wednesday, May 24, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Brink Brewing Company
5905 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnati OH 45224

We will have Split The Pot available, craft beer & soft drinks for sale. Feel free to order food from Red Rose next door, enjoy your food on their outdoor patio. Please bring your neighbors, friends & family. You are not required to purchase anything if you just want to come and mingle!

Can’t wait to see you there!

Cincinnati Computer Cooperative

Cincinnati Computer Cooperative

A  message from Cincinnati Computer Cooperative

The Cincinnati Computer Cooperative makes affordable desktop and laptop computers available to students. We have a new crop of fast desktops and fast laptops available.

· Desktops are $150
· Laptops range from $150-350 depending on the specs.
· All systems come with a one year warranty and two years of support.
· All systems come equipped with Windows 10 and MS Office 2010 Home and Business which includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and more, all the software needed for school work.


To get a computer, simply come in during our NEW hours:

Tuesday 3:00 PM till 7:00 PM
Wednesday 3:00 PM until 9 PM
Thursday and Friday 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Saturdays 9 AM until Noon

Cincinnati Computer Cooperative is located in Woodlawn:
49 Novner Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45215
(513) 771-3262 or just search for Cincinnati Computer Cooperative in Google maps.

Thank you for your support you’ve given us in the past.

Frank Adams, Executive Director
Cincinnati Computer Cooperative
49 Novner Drive
Cincinnati OH 45215
(513) 771-3262
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Hours for Purchases Tue 3-7, Wed 3-9, Thu 3-7, Fri 3-7 and Sat 9-noon.
Hours for drop-off/repairs Wednesdays 6-9 Saturdays 9-Noon.

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Leadership Scholars Parent Academy Starts This Week

Leadership Scholars Parent Academy Starts This Week

This eight-week comprehensive program is designed to empower parents, or any significant adult in a child’s life, with proven strategies and tools to support strong academic, social & emotional development of their children. With the ultimate goal of helping their children attend and graduate college, it offers methods to lend support at home, in the classroom, and for parents to better interact with their child’s school.

The program provides pertinent knowledge and information on College Readiness, academic “best practices,” gaining college admission, and navigating financial aid. It also integrates social/emotional skills through neuroscience-based practices and methods designed to improve focus and social intelligence.

If you are a parent and you would like to receive more information about the Leadership Scholars Parent Academy, click the link below and the Leadership Scholars team will contact you with details on the program day, time, etc. for your school.

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!

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:

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

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!

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

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.

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!


Ride for Reading

Ride for Reading


To volunteer for the event, you can register at the Ride for Reading website:

To learn more about the sponsors and organizers of the event, checkout WordPlay (, Spun Bicycles (, Adopt-a-Book (, Coffee Emporium (, Riding Forward (, Queen City Bike (, Mobo Bicycles (, and the UC Bike Kitchen (