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Local School Decision Making Committee Meeting – April 2018

Local School Decision Making Committee Meeting – April 2018

The April LSDMC meeting will be held in the Media Center at Parker Woods Montessori at 4:00 PM on April 17, 2018. All parents are welcome to attend. Childcare will be provided.

Meeting Agenda

  • Principal’s report
    • District-wide LSDMC on April 25th at 6:00
    • Library Task Force Meeting reminder (Thursday at 4:00)
    • Staffing and Vacancy Update
    • Budget Update
    • LSDMC Membership
  • Resource Coordinator’s Report
    • Resource Coordination Accomplished Report
  • Community Report
    • Teacher Appreciation by NCC Education Committee
    • LSDMC Training
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.


Montessori Coalition Meeting

Montessori Coalition Meeting

The Montessori Coalition will meet on Tuesday, February 2nd at 6:00 at Gamble Montessori in their Community Space.

Gamble Montessori is located at 2700 Felicity Place, 45211. Take the second driveway off the circle and park.

The agenda includes a presentation by Pat Neal-Miller from the CPS Family Engagement Office on the enrollment/registration process for Montessori schools at Pre-K / K and at 7th grade. Additionally we will discuss Montessori certification for teachers and accreditation for schools.

The Montessori Coalition is comprised of CPS Montessori Principals, LSDMC Chairs, and PTO/PTA Chairs.

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

Memorial Dedication for Jennifer Koster – Thursday, November 13

Memorial Dedication for Jennifer Koster – Thursday, November 13

Parker Woods Montessori announces the dedication of a bench, designed and created by a local metal artist, Kate Demske, in honor of a former CPS Montessori teacher and friend of Parker Woods Montessori, Jennifer Koster.

Jennifer significantly impacted the lives of many children throughout her lifetime. Prior to her death in 2012, Jennifer dedicated many hours of her time to the school. She was integral in the purchase and preparation of outside pots for planting, ran the Scholastic Book Fair for numerous years, worked as a substitute teacher, was a member of our LSDMC and served on the Design Team helping to determine the color scheme in the building, various design elements throughout the building and the design of a circular garden outside the school building.

Upon the passing of Jennifer’s mother, the Koster family made a generous donation to the Winton Montessori Foundation, now Parker Woods Montessori, which was to be used to create and maintain an outside learning environment for children across the ages as well as to beautify the school itself. It was through this donation that we were able to purchase the bench and plaque in her honor.

Please join us on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Parker Woods Montessori as we dedicate this bench in honor of our friend, Jennifer Koster.

Respectfully Submitted by Melissa A. Ridley
October 21, 2014