On your mark, get set, Race for Education!

The Race for Education is back!

Race for Ed BannerMountaineer Montessori School students will lace up their running shoes and head to Triana Field on Friday, May 15, to raise money for our school. Proceeds will fund new Montessori educational materials for all class levels, primary through middle school. We thank MMS parent Diana Jacobs Johnson for chairing this wonderful event.



Primary classes: 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Lower elementary classes: 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Upper and middle school classes: 11:00 a.m.-Noon

Students are inviting friends and relatives to support this great fundraiser with a tax-deductible donation. To help out, or for more information, please contact the MMS office at 304/342-7870.

Event update from Chair Diana Johnson:


The last MMS Race for Education raised $12,000 for our school!

We trust all of you have had the opportunity to look over the Kick-off Packets, which were sent home last week announcing our “Race for Education” fundraiser. Please note that label sheets are due on Monday, April 27. The last time we did this fundraiser we raised $12,000. Our goal this year is to reach that and possibly surpass it!  All funds raised will be put toward educational materials for our classrooms. You will enable us to reach this goal, if we receive from you an average of 14 label names per student.  Thank you.

Here are some examples of the materials that will be purchased with the money raised during this fundraiser:

Thank you in advance for participating in this fundraiser so we can purchase some of the items on our staff’s wish lists!

Race FormPlease note the sample of our mailer  so that you will be aware of what the potential sponsors will be receiving from our school.

As you consider names of potential sponsors, here are some tips:

1)       In order to list someone as a potential sponsor, a) the family must personally know the individual (please, no movie stars!); b) sponsors must have the potential to contribute at least $5.00, and you feel quite sure that they will; c) the sponsor cannot be school age (i.e., K-12).  The exception to ‘c’ is when students have an older sibling who has a part time job, and he/she has agreed to sponsor the younger sibling for at least $5.00.

2)           A sample list of potential sponsors is shown on the label sheet below. Potential sponsors may be family members, relatives, close friends, and neighbors. Special emphasis should be placed on out-of-state relatives and friends. Also, the people you do business with are a good source of names, i.e., barber, dentist, doctor, piano teacher, etc.  Please note that if a couple is living “under the same roof,” you must list them both on one label (i.e., Mr. & Mrs. John Doe) not two labels. Don’t forget to list your own name. 

3)           It is all right for children in a family to include the same sponsor names on their label sheets.  For example, three children from the same family can list their grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc., on their own individual label sheet.

If you have any questions about this fundraiser, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  Thank you in advance for all your help!

Diana Johnson: djohnson@bowlesrice.com