Mountaineer Montessori Mamas and Papas: MMPO launches Oct. 8

Mountaineer Montessori Mamas and Papas are invited to join MMPO, a new organization for  parents that will launch at the next parent meeting, to be held on October 8.  Childcare will be provided.   MMPO will be a forum to learn about our school and the Montessori method, gain insight about your child’s classroom activity and share parenting and other tips.  Thank you, Dr. Elizabeth Scharman, for organizing this wonderful new forum for the MMS community.

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Look…in the sky…it’s SUNDAY FUNDAY

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Four GW National Merit Semi-Finalists got their start at MMS

GWMERITS1_I130910181128 Four of this year’s National Merit Semi-Finalists got their start at MMS.  The 2012 GW Class President attended MMS through sixth grade.  In 2010, four of the eight GW National Merit Scholars, and the class president, were MMS alums.  Do you think we’re on to something here?


Partners in education…and fun: MMS and UC to present SUNDAY FUNDAY 9/29

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What started as a school carnival has grown into the biggest family event of the season!   Our volunteer committee has done an amazing job creating an entirely new event that will offer something for every member of your family.  Come early and plan to spend the afternoon with MMS at SUNDAY FUNDAY, September 29, noon to 5:00 p.m. on the lawn at the University of Charleston.  Read more here from an article in the Charleston Gazette:  MMS, UC Present SUNDAY FUNDAY and this one from Kanawha Valley Neighbors: Mountaineer Montessori staging SUNDAY FUNDAY this weekend.


Education: one-size-fits-all doesn’t

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A growing number of families are turning to MMS as a preferred alternative to one-size-fits-all education.  In an article titled “Mountaineer Montessori’s Method,” the Charleston Gazette recently reported on the jump in enrollment at MMS (up 20%),our  Head of School Dana Gilliland and the aspects of Montessori education that help a child fulfill his or her unique potential.  We’re delighted to have the chance to share the MMS story and a little bit of the Montessori magic with our community.


Education reform: At MMS, there’s a word for that-Montessori

icon Did you see today’s Charleston Gazette opinion column titled by “How to improve education“?  Written by MMS mom JoEllen Zacks, it’s a must read for all parents and everyone concerned about quality education.

 

 

 


SUNDAY FUNDAY

We’re only four days away from the biggest family event of the season:  SUNDAY FUNDAY!  As a reminder, Sunday Funday Flyer 8-14 t-shirts are for sale for only $5 for MMS families and friends.  You can also purchase inflatable wrist bands and tickets for carnival games in advance.