There will be a Focus Group for families to discuss Title 1 on Tuesday, December 12 at Mayerson Academy, room 110 2650 Highland Ave, Cincinnati 45223. All are welcome!
PTO Holiday Gathering
The last PTO meeting of 2017 is this Wednesday, December 13th! We will have a brief meeting followed by treats and conversation. If you’d like to bring something to share please sign up below. All are welcome and we hope to see you there!
Friday, October 20 9:30am – 11:30am
GBBN Architects and PWM are teaming up to restore, repair and beautify our green space. 3rd level students will plant daffodil bulbs around the building. 9-12 Level students will participate in mulching a path in our small forest (adjacent to the garden), cutting back honeysuckle, making ‘seed bombs’ and repairing garden boxes.
We invite parents to volunteer along side our GBBN volunteers and teachers. We need your leadership! Sorry, please do not bring younger siblings. email Judy Ganance at email@example.com or call (513)363-6224 to learn more and volunteer.
Please consider donating a bag of daffodil bulbs (any amount) for this great event! Our spring will burst with yellow! Drop off daffodils with your child’s homeroom teacher or at the office.
It’s Walk-a-Thon time again and this year is going to be the best! One new thing is that we are doing is using Crowdrise, so that raising money is super easy. Crowdrise is a lot like GoFundMe or other sites that allow you to ask for donations online. You/your child will have an individual page for you to share on Facebook or email, etc.
Another new thing is that their classes are grouped into Color Teams of 3 or more classes (about 75 students) that will walk together on the day of the Walk-a-Thon (Oct. 13th). They will wear that color on the walk and PWM will be a huge rainbow walking through Northside!
Here’s how to get set up:
1) Go to www.crowdrise.com/pwmwalk
2) Click on the gray ‘Set Up Your Fundraiser’ button.
3) Click on the Color Team of your child’s class.
Here are the Color Team assignments by class:
- White Team: Amanda Hendricks, Heather Bailey, Alex Naim, Susan Guetle, Amber Lovett, Linda Biehle, Alexis Calloway, Christine Gaefe, Tonya Enderle
- Red Team: Emma Chambers, Mary Ann Miller, Judy Ganance
- Orange Team: Erica Mulvey, Lori Pathak, Ashley Martinez
- Yellow Team: Anne Marie Barth, Katie Doyle, Pamela Stein
- Green Team: Ann Marie Kafoure, Tamara Casey, Emily Westerling
- Blue Team: Abby Stayton, Megan McGraw, Susan Best
- Purple Team: Beth Schlick, Anna Rehrer/Kelly Barnett, Sue Schneider
4) Click the ‘Join the Team & Create Your Own Fundraiser’ button on the right side.
5) Fill out super quick info. Click ‘Sign Up’ (it’s free).
6) Here is your personal fundraising page to share! Personalize it, add pics, and follow the prompts as to how to make it your own. When you’re ready, email it out to friends, family, co-workers, etc. and share on Facebook.
Crowdrise is an extra tool to help you. You can also send in money/checks from Oct. 9-13, and use PayPal on the PTO website. All donations will be complied and count towards the individual, class, and team your child is on, no matter how it was turned in.
Be sure to ask your kids about the pep rally and the awesome prizes that they heard about! There are prizes for highest raising Color Team, Top Classes (1 per age group), and Top Families. Individuals will get prizes based on the level raised (levels are over $1, $10, $25, $50, and $125). Details about these prizes to follow.
Thanks so much for your continued commitment to PWM. It makes our school even greater all the time.
Hello Parker Woods Families!
Our annual Walk-a-thon and Fall Festival are fast approaching. They take place on Friday, October 13th. These are amazing events – the Walk-a-thon is our biggest fundraiser and the Fall Festival is a wonderful celebration of community. It takes many hands to make them run smoothly. You can use the links below to sign up to help!
Also, this Friday September 29th is Muffins with Moms, Family and Friends from 9:00am – 10:00am. You can visit your student’s classroom and meet other parents! The parking lot fills up very quickly for this so arrive early, walk or park on nearby streets like Bruce, Haight or Glen Parker and walk up through the woods.
The next PTO meeting is Wednesday, October 11th – we hope to see you there!
The Solar Eclipse of 2017 is going to be a marvelous sight and rare educational opportunity. The PWM PTO purchased certified eclipse glasses for the entire school and they have been distributed to homeroom teachers. All glasses are both ISO and CE certified and come with complete safety instructions and certifications printed on the back of each. We encourage you to review this safety information with your children before the eclipse so they know how to wear the glasses properly. Below is the permission slip which gives permission for your student to observe the eclipse with their class on Monday, August 21. If you would like your student to observe the eclipse please fill this out and return it to school Monday morning. If you have already filled out and returned a yellow permission slip you don’t need to do anything further. If you would like to volunteer to help or find out more about plans for viewing please contact your child’s teacher. For more info about the eclipse check out https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov
It’s not too late to order your child’s ‘First Day of School Shirt’! While you’re doing that you can order your parent shirt to show your Parker Woods Montessori school pride and spirit in and around our schoolhouse and community!!! If you have already ordered a parent shirt they are available in the office. Students will receive their shirts on the first day of school.
Get your shirts for the first day of school! The new design looks great. Please order soon so the order can be placed. Every student will receive a shirt on the first day of school. It’s a wonderful way to welcome everyone to the Parker Woods Montessori Community and support the positive school culture embodied in PWM WORKS (Work, Ownership, Respect, Kindness and Safety). Shirts are only $5! Use the link below to place your order. Get one for your child and another for yourself! Or consider donating extra money to sponsor a child or children that may not be able to afford it. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you next month!
Hello All! A sharp eye noticed some errors in the first version of this flyer. Here is the updated version. Please make a note of the changes and we hope to see you all there!
Don’t forget the August Meet and Greet! I’ve replaced the original with the updated flyer – Hope to see you Thursday August 10! Bring your child’s school supplies, find their classroom, have a frosty treat and make some new friends!
Several new teachers have been hired for the upcoming school year. Ms. Simmons sent letters via snail mail to all the families who will be affected by these changes. Below are copies of those letters introducing the new teachers.
Our kids have worked hard in the garden this spring! We need to keep the garden tended over the summer so that they can be inspired by a thriving garden when they return.
Sign up for a week at a time, starting on the Sunday listed. Each week requires watering, weeding, and harvest. One person can do all, but it can be more fun together. Watering is most essential because the plants will die without water. If the slots for a week are incomplete, please look out for essential things that need done in the garden.
Thank you so much!
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!
Hello family and friends! Just a quick announcement..
As most of you all know, Parker Woods Montessori has recently elected a new mascot to represent our school!GOOOO PANTHERS!! We are now in working process to create an image for our new found friend and we need your help! Members of the PTO are meeting with Mrs. Nall tomorrow afternoon @3:50pm in the ART ROOM and ask that anyone interested in assisting with the design join us at this time. If you are unable to make this meeting but are interested in contributing please comment below and we will be sure to forward you the details for this project.
This image will also be included in our spirit wear collection sold via Swag Shop opening this JANUARY!!