Sitting inside as I see kids playing outside, I hear the birds and feel the breeze through the open window. I am reminded of one main principal of Montessori learning- not all learning can be done in the classroom. I challenge you to think of all the ways you can use the coming spring weather to teach lessons to your children. What are some new ways that they can explore and experience the world around them?
TUESDAY MARCH 1st: 2 HOUR EARLY RELEASE: RELEASE @1:50 PM
The HMM Spring Dance will be held on March 12th from 7pm-10pm at the Oasis Shriners (where it was held last year). Only 225 tickets will be sold. Order your tickets now before they sell out! if you have any questions, please contact the PTA email@example.com
SLT (Student Leadership Team) Meetings
Join the SLT at their monthly meetings every 3rd Thursday at 8:30 am. The group gets together and discusses student/school decisions that are important to not only the school but our students as well. This is your opportunity to discover what is going on with the school and share concerns. All parents are urged to attend! The next meeting will be held on March 17th!! We have created a virtual option for parents who can’t attend as well: https://www.smore.com/0gcnm Please visit the virtual portal to get meeting minutes and become a part of the HMM community. CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED.
Let Me Run Program
Let Me Run inspires boys through the power of running to be courageous enough to be themselves, to build healthy relationships, and to live an active lifestyle. All (insert 4th-8th) grade boys are invited to join us for the best spring season ever! Registration opens on February 15. www.letmerun.org/region/greater-charlotte-area/teams.
Teams meet two days a week for seven weeks on (insert days/times). Practice starts on (insert date). Topics discussed include anger management, goal setting, honesty, bullying, etc. The season ends with the Let Me Run 5k on May 21 in Whitehall Corporate Center. Contact Lori Klingman for more information about the season or to sponsor a team. firstname.lastname@example.org
SECONDARY MONTESSORI NEWS
RISING 7th GRADERS WHO PLAN ON ATTENDING SEDGEFIELD IN THE FALL:
There will be a mandatory Orientation to be held on April 28th from 6-7:30. See Link for details:
There will be an informational meeting on March 21st at Park Road Montessori entitled "Secondary Montessori 101". Click on the link to find out more information!
Text Reminding from the PTA
Do you feel like you are forgetting important dates for HMM and the PTA? Days off? Deadlines? Events? YES???? Then join the HMM Text reminding! Just text 81010 with the message @hmmpta. or click this link! Just another way to join the HMM Community!
Spirit Rocks: BIRTHDAYS, SPECIAL EVENTS, OR SHOW HMM PRIDE!
HMM has two Spirit Rocks available for painting! If you'd like to paint the Spirit Rock, you must first check to see if the date is available on the Spirit Rock calendar here. If your date is available, then please fill out this form and send in $10 to HMM PTA. Once the money is received, the PTA will reserve the date on the calendar. Can’t wait to see all your beautiful Spirit Rock creations!
Join the HMM Community
If you are interested in joining the PTA and helping support HMM please contact the PTA directly at Highlandmillmontessoripta@gmail.com. If you have already expressed this interest, your committee chair should have contacted you-if they have not, please email us so that we can make sure the information we have is correct. REMEMBER- you do not have to be at the school to help! There is a role for everyone!. We look forward to growing the PTA family so that our children can have the best year yet!
Check out this Facebook Group where HMM parents are sharing Montessori information and resources. Also, take a look at and follow the parent-created HMM Pinterest Boardfor Montessori activities you can do at home!
Support our school by shopping on Amazon
Now you can support our school by shopping on Amazon! Make your purchases through this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/56-2052326 and our school will get back a percentage. You can use your existing Amazon username and password. It's super easy and just in time for the holiday shopping!!
Give Back to HMM by Shopping
There are several ways you can support our school, just by shopping. Link your Target REDcard, VIC Card (you can do this online if you have your card with you-it's easy!) or BiLo Bonus Card to our school and automatically donate a percentage of your purchases. Also, visit www.Shoparoo.com for another way to support our school each time you shop.
How Do I Keep in Touch with the PTA?
o Bookmark our website: www.highlandmillmontessoripta.weebly.com
o Friend us on Facebook: Highland Mill Montessori PTA
o Join Remind: Text 424.203.0478 with the message @hmmpta
Save the Date
March 1: 2 HR early release (release at 1:50pm)
March 17: SLT meeting @ 8:30 am
March 21: 6PM Secondary Montessori 101 Meeting at Park Road Montessori
March 25-April 1: SPRING BREAK