We educate 1st - 8th grade and inspire a passion for learning!
Child-centered education: Montessori education is achild-centered approach to teaching that is very different from traditional models of education. Teachers carefully consider each student's individual developmental and education level in an effort to meet the needs of the "whole child."
Life-Long Learners: We strive to provide a stimulating work environment that naturally draws children to learning They are given the responsibility to choose what they want to work on and when. By allowing students to explore their own interests, their learning experiences are richer, more intense, and long-lasting. Consequently our students love school and become life-long learners.
Leaders: Our classrooms are multi-leveled. Older, more experienced students guide and mentor younger students socially and academically. This fosters a greater sense of responsibility and confidence. They participate in group activities both in school and in the wider community. Consequently, our students display unparalleled leadership qualities.
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We do participate in collecting BOX TOPS and CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS. Please save them up and bring them in.
In lieu of this week’s school closure due to weather conditions please remember that Kalispell Montessori and Middle School will close if Kalispell District #5 closes. Please listen to Bee Broadcasting radio stations and KOFI radio for announcements about school closures. The Flathead County School website also lists all school closures (they list both public and private schools) http://flathead.mt.gov/schools/closures.php
Drop Off and Pick Up
A change in weather has definitely come to the Flathead Valley. As the weather changes so will our morning routine. Students need to be at school by 8:30 a.m. for outside stretches and running however once the running path becomes snow bound students will not run until it is clear of snow and ice in the spring (it’s also a little more challenging to run in snow boots). Please remember that school is dismissed at 3:15 p.m. Students should not be picked up any earlier unless there are special circumstances. It can be very busy prior to dismissal and the teachers need to dismiss their classes as a whole group. We are responsible for each and every student so check out is essential to make sure all students leaving the school are accounted for. All students must check out withtheir teacher before leaving.
In today’s envelope you will find a flyer with information about the “Montessori Giving Tree” for this year. In the past we have collected donations of clothing, toys and food for the Salish and Kootenai tribe members. However this year we would like to have our “Giving Tree” donations go to a more local need in the Flathead Valley. Our goal is to help young people in need who are encountering a difficult period in their lives through no fault of their own. Please consider donating and reaching out from our great Montessori community to the broader Flathead Valley community in which we live. Thank you
. Upcoming Events
November is Parent/Teacher Conferences Month
Community Helpers to Woodland every Thursday starting Nov. 5
Stone Soup Lunch Nov. 24
No School November 25, 26, 27 Happy Thanksgiving Students will return to school Monday, Nov. 30th.
Save or Shave Dave Ends Nov. 30
Craft Day Sign-up Due Dec. 4
Woodland Montessori’s Breakfast with Santa Dec. 5
Vision Screening at KME & MS Dec. 9
Winter P.E. Sign-up Due Dec. 9
Holiday Program at Glacier H.S. Dec. 10
Save or Shave Dave!
Do you like David’s beard/mustache look or would you rather see him clean shaven looking years younger than the old man that he is? During November you will have the chance to vote whether or not David keeps his beard/mustache or shaves it all by purchasing a ticket or tickets to put in the “Save Dave” jar or the “Shave Dave” jar. At the end of the month which ever jar has the most tickets will determine David’s outcome.
If David is “saved” then he must keep his beard/mustache until Jan.1st if not then he will shave by Nov. 30th. Tickets are $1.00 a piece or 6 for $5.00. Proceeds will go towards the yearly fundraising goal for KME&MS.