This week is the short week before Spring Break. My how the year is flying by! I have seen such growth in not only my children but other HMM students as well. It makes me not only very proud to be part of the HMM community but grateful that our students are able to receive this unique experience that they are exposed to and taught through every day.
CONGRATS MIDDLE AND UPPER EL STUDENTS!!!
Middle El and Upper El students came in seventh in the CMS district-wide Jeremy Lin Reading Challenge. The reading challenge focused on reading non-fiction news articles about anti-bullying on the Newsela website. Students read news articles on their reading level, then took quizzes to earn points. Our students earned 350 points, which placed them seventh out of 50 participating CMS schools. Great job!!!!!
Let Me Run- CANCELED
Due to a number of scheduling issues and lack of enrollment, we have had to cancel Let Me Run for the Spring 2016. It was not an easy decision to make, but it was best for everyone involved. We will have a team again beginning in the Fall 2016.
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 April 21st!!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.
SECONDARY MONTESSORI NEWS
JOIN US IN SAYING THANK YOU- Possible location for future Montessori Middle School:
Please take a few minutes to click the link below to learn about the possible future location on the Montessori Middle School and how to say THANK YOU!
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!
PRESENTORS NEEDED FOR THE MONTESSORI COLLECTIVE'S CONFERENCE:
Please help us spread the word to Montessori parents, teachers and administrators to meet up at The Montessori Collective’s November 5, 2016, annual conference at Chantilly Montessori from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chantilly Montessori, located near Uptown Charlotte, has ample parking, and is close to many hotels and restaurants. [map it]
Teachers and administrators are encouraged to present topics related to this year’s theme, “Creating Connections.” The Montessori Collective is seeking workshops catering to parents and educators of all ages. Registration fee is waived for presenters.
This event is structured to create connections within our Montessori community. Please encourage your Montessori friends, teachers and administrators to attend this not-to-miss event. PTOs may also consider sponsoring some of their teachers to attend. This event can be entered into MyTalent for 1 CEU for teachers who wish to take advantage of the PD credits. Be on the lookout for registration details in the future.
If you are interested in becoming an event vendor, sign up here.
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, visitwww.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 21: 6PM Secondary Montessori 101 Meeting at Park Road Montessori
March 25-April 1: GOOD FRIDAY/SPRING BREAK- NO SCHOOL!