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.
This Month's Events:
Winter P.E. Starts Jan. 9th
All of the students have been signed up for Winter P.E. which starts on Friday, January 9th. Reminder: all students that leave the campus for P.E. will be transported to and from their various P.E. locations by bus. The bus will depart at 1:30 p.m. and return by 3:15 p.m. each Friday. Written consent must be submitted to the front desk before the bus departs if parents plan on picking up children from his/her P.E. location (the Summit, Flathead Gymnastics Academy or Woodland Ice Rink). Also, if you arrive to pick up your child(ren) at school before the bus arrives at 3:15 p.m. on Fridays, please park in the lot instead of parking at the curb to ensure that the bus has plenty of room to maneuver and park.
Elementary II is beginning the new year with Terry reading Watership Down by Richard Adams. Jason is the Elem. I read-aloud teacher currently and is reading The Doll People by Anna M. Martin and Laura Godwin. These books can provide a great topic of discussion when riding home from school. Children love to know that parents are interested in what they do at school especially when their parents are knowledgeable (like knowing the name of the current read-aloud) and can ask them about specific activities.
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
Thank you again for all your generosity towards our Giving Tree project! The gifts were well received and appreciated by those members of the Salish and Kootenai tribe at Elmo. The staff also would like to thank everyone for the treats, gifts, and plants we received for Christmas. It is always so much fun to be as excited as the students when they receive their “Secret Santa” gifts. Thanks so much for thinking of us when there is so much to do during that busy time.
Taco's for lunch January 14
Board of Directors meeting January 15 @ 3:30pm
No School January 19 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Potato Bar for lunch January 28
Elementary II Loon Lake Trip January 29 & 30
Science Fair The Montessori Science Fair will be February 26th. Students should be working on their projects at home. Please have them ask their teachers if they have any questions on set-up, procedures, etc.