Montessori Community School PTA

“Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world” ~Maria Montessori

Mission: To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in schools, in the community and before governmental agencies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children; and To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children; and To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.

Artsonia's Artist of the Week Contest

Great News from Mrs. Judy and our Artsonia Community! Laurie88 from MCS has been selected as a finalist for this week's "Artist of the Week" award for the 4th-6th age group. The finalist who receives the most online votes between now and Saturday December 01 will be selected as Artsonia's "Artist of the Week." Head on over and cast your vote! Artsonia is a kids art museum where young artists and students display their art for other kids worldwide to view. This gallery displays schools (K-12) and student art projects in our museum and offer exciting lesson plan art project ideas.

Save the date! Our annual Feast Day celebration will take place on Tuesday, November 20. You won't want to miss this long-standing MCS tradition!

[08/14/18]   Hey everybody! A note from Mrs Kim:

We had a great turn out for Fact and Fee yesterday but we still have many of you to see today. Please come by to get your child's folder and complete a couple of forms that are essential for us to have by the first day of school!

Check out these photos from Days 2 and 3 of Teacher Appreciation Week. Our goal is to keep the bellies of these amazing educators full and happy! Sticky Fingers lunch on Tuesday (with leftovers on Wednesday) and fancy desserts from Gala this afternoon. Yum-o!

Day 1 of Teacher Appreciation and we're off to a tasty and healthy start. Teachers enjoyed healthful snacks and received cute gifts in their mailboxes.


This video is on point for our Week. Teachers be encouraged ... your students are truly paying attention to you!


Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us and this week we celebrate the teachers who illuminate the world to our kids! Take time this week to acknowledge your appreciation for all they do. Help your child create a handwritten note or card, bring your teachers a flower or a hand made gift or take time to stop by and offer your teachers an encouraging word. Your teachers will appreciate your and your child's efforts and will know that you care!
Share your photos of your child's creations and we'll be sure everyone sees. The PTA will be posting photos of the ways we've pampered teachers all week.

Arts Fest Expo

Many of our students will have work displayed this weekend at the North Charleston Youth Art Exhibit at the North Charleston Coliseum. It is free to attend and the art will be on view from 11-5pm, May 5-6. There is a reception on Sunday at 4:30. Everyone is welcome to attend! FREE PARKING and FREE ADMISSION Enjoy a diverse array of performances on 4 stages, roving entertainers, art & craft vendors, exhibitions, hands-on children’s activities, live art demonstrations…

This year, MCS will be celebrating teachers with Teacher Appreciation Week during the week of May 21-25. Stay tuned for more information on ways you can honor your child's teachers during that week ... and beyond!

Our students participated in Canstruction today at Tanger. Please "like" our design of a Polaroid camera to vote for it. Voting ends at noon on Sunday.

Montessori Community School – ”Polaroid Camera”

Ok friends! Now is the time to do all you CAN to help out our team! Find MCS's photo and click "like" to vote for our team.


Check out all of these AMAZING structures built by students from 7 different Elementary & Middle Schools from DD2 & CCSD for the Canstruction® Jr. Competition at Tanger Outlets, Charleston! These teams worked so hard to collect these canned donations and spent 8 hours today to build. We’ll be celebrating their incredible accomplishments here at Tanger Outlets tomorrow, Sunday April 22nd from 11am-3pm with food trucks, games and activities! Come Celebrate with Us!

Have a favorite?? VOTE for them for the People’s Choice Award!

HOW? LIKE or use a Postive Reaction on their team’s photo in this post! The team with the most “Votes” will be the recipient of the People’s Choice Award during the Canstruction Jr. Finale Celebration, Sunday April 22nd (from 11am-3pm, awards presented at 1pm)!

*Voting Ends on 4/22/18 at 12PM EST
*Votes must be casted on the photos within this post to be eligible

Tanger Outlets, Charleston

Montessori Community School – ”Polaroid Camera”

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There's still time to donate to this project. Let's help Mrs. Allison G raise the funds needed for these exciting learning materials!

Many of our MCS teachers are pursuing opportunities for you to support our school through Donors Choose. If you aren't already familiar with it, this a wonderful program for public school teachers to make requests for relatively small grants for specific projects or materials. Take a minute to check out this request made by Allison Gross, MCS primary teacher.


What an honor! Many thanks WCBD News 2. They were so kind and made us feel very comfortable to be able to share with the community what we do. Also, special thanks to all our sponsors. We are able to do what we do because of your love and support. Thank you! #TheTattooedMoose, #bcbsscpics, #hometeambbq, #CTE, #SCPorts


MCS graduate and current WAHS sophomore, Shekinah Moore, and her family lost their home to a devastating fire last weekend. Shekinah's mother, Michele Moore, is a past co-President of the MCS PTA

As far as what they need, they don't YET need much in terms of "household items" as they are in a hotel... However, if you are local, HOME COOKED MEALS are currently top on the list for immediate needs. Both Michele and her husband Arthur have health challenges, and Shekinah is an athlete--eating all meals at the hotel or in convenience restaurants until they are settled in a temporary home is certainly not optimal for their health. If you want to arrange a real meal for them (4 family members), please contact me and I will coordinate. You may PM me here or text me at (843) 324-5736

This GoFundMe campaign was set up by Michele's friend and neighbor Becky. Please donate whatever you are able and share within your networks.

Thank you, friends, for your care and compassion. We're all in this together.


Does anyone use the bus from South Windermere??? The sheet says it meets at earthfare... But I'm trying to figure out exactly where it picks up from?? A bunch of buses pick up behind there by 3 little birds cafe..


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Hands On Science = Hands On Fun | project by Ms. Gross

Many of our MCS teachers are pursuing opportunities for you to support our school through Donors Choose. If you aren't already familiar with it, this a wonderful program for public school teachers to make requests for relatively small grants for specific projects or materials. Take a minute to check out this request made by Allison Gross, MCS primary teacher. My students need a water table and outdoor easel to bring their learning outside. "What will happen if....?" This is a frequently asked question in my class of 3 to 6 year old students. I...

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The Back to School Picnic is tomorrow! It's not too late to RSVP for this fun, annual MCS tradition. See you there!

The Back to School Picnic is coming up on Sept. 30. We'll gather at James Island Co Park and have a fun time with food, play (Spray Play will be open!) and new and old friends. If you haven't signed up for a food item or a time to help out with the event, click through this link to find the Sign Up Genius for the picnic.

Back To School Picnic 2017

The Back to School Picnic is coming up on Sept. 30. We'll gather at James Island Co Park and have a fun time with food, play (Spray Play will be open!) and new and old friends. If you haven't signed up for a food item or a time to help out with the event, click through this link to find the Sign Up Genius for the picnic. The Back to School Picnic, an annual tradition for our school, is coming up soon. Join us at the Spray Play/ Playground area of James Island Co Park for a time of playing and having fun with new and old friends. Parents are asked to bring a dish to share and volunteers are needed. Please sign up he...

The Biggest Montessori Classroom You’ve Ever Seen Is Now In Session in the Post Oak School Gym | Swamplot One hundred seventy 3-to-6-year-old students restarted their school year at the Post Oak School in Bellaire this week in one very large classroom: the school’s basketball gym. Harvey flooded the lower school campus at Bissonnet St. and Avenue B in


I hope this is allowed but I am desperately looking for someone for my son to carpool with in the afternoons. My work schedule changes in August 20 and I just found this out. We live in Sabal Palms on Glenn McConnell. It would be around 3-4 days a week I would need someone. Please let me know if this would be possible for someone as I am desperate.

[06/01/17]   Another successful Field Day has come and gone! In addition to exciting fun and games in the morning, Mrs Ruth organized an afternoon of educational sessions about water safety, climbing, professional hockey, and yoga. Thank you to all of the volunteers, teachers, middle school students and staff members who made this year's Field Day a day to remember!

Past and current students, families and teachers of MCS are invited to drop in and celebrate the career of Mrs. Terry Hartnett. Let's show Mrs. Terry how much we appreciate the impact she has had on the littlest of learners!

Let's show our support for our wonderful art teacher, Mrs. Judy!

Vote for your favorite artist from the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition! Artist Judy McSween will be showing her work from May 26th-June 10th in Marion Square at booth #62. You have three opportunities to vote below by commenting, liking, and sharing this post so make sure you show your support for your favorite Piccolo Spoleto artists. *Only votes on the Visit Charleston, SC page will be tallied.

5 Discoveries In Neuroscience That Support Montessori Teaching - Exploring your mind “The first duty of an education is to stir up life, but leave it free to develop,” claimed Maria Montessori more than a century ago.


I wanted to send special thank you to our amazing PTA at MCS! We all feel very loved after all your special treats and goodies you showered us with this week! Thanks again for remembering us!

Hey Everybody: check out this fun, family-friendly event!

Hey y'all, save the date and come out to the beach on Sunday, May 21st. Join us at chico feo after a nice family time in the ocean. Enjoy of the best local food, great music, massage, raffles and more while supporting our cause. See you there!

MCS PTA will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week during the week of May 15-19. Be sure to check back here for updates on ways you can help us celebrate our wonderful teachers!

How The Montessori Method Applies to Today’s Workplace

The Montessori method isn't just for kids! Maria Montessori’s legacy reshaped the field of education, introducing the philosophy that we learn and grow best by following an innate path of self-development. She knew what she was talking about—she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize an asto


Don't forget to order your yearbook! The deadline is quickly approaching.

[04/05/17]   Our Upper Elementary students enjoyed some of the best in tennis competition this week at the Volvo Cars Open.

[03/28/17]   In case you missed it, Mrs. Ruth -PE teacher extraordinaire- recently took a team of golfers to the Champions Cup tournament. The athletes had a great time and brought home 2nd place this year! Congratulations team!

Mission accepted.
Tonight at the St Patrick's Day Dance. 5:30- 8:00pm in the Commons Building.
It's going down for real!

We're one week away from our St. Patrick's Day Dance Party. Next Friday at 5:30pm, wear your dancing shoes and your Irish finery and get your wiggle on! Parents and teachers - this isn't just child's play! Let the G-rated fun flow and let's see who is the Sham-rocking-est of you all!

[03/08/17]   If you would like to help with the upcoming St. Patrick's Dance, please come to a meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) at 5:30pm at MCS. Let's work together to make this an amazing and fun event!

All you lads and lassies make plans to don your best Irish smiles and emerald garb and have a bit-o-fun at the St. Patty's Day Dance! It'll be a shamrockin' good time!


Thank you for the opportunity to tour your BEAUTIFUL school at yesterday's open house. Montessori is such a wonderful way to instill a love of learning for a lifetime. I am keeping my fingers crossed that we will be back again soon!

REMINDER: This Wednesday, Feb 15th is an early release day for students. School will dismiss at 1:30pm.

Visit Home Team BBQ on February 23rd, mention you are there for Montessori Community School and a percentage of the sale will be credited to the Middle School Washington DC trip! Be sure to mention the school. As an additional bonus-the Middle School teachers will be at Home Team between 6:00 and 7:30pm on the 23rd to personally thank you for your support. Invite your friends!

North Charleston Arts Fest Reveals 2017 Design Competition Winner | TheDigitel

Congratulations to MCS's art teacher, Ms. Judy McSween! Ms. Judy's artwork has been selected as the North Charleston Arts Festival's Design Competition Winner for 2017! Way to go Ms. Judy! The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce Judy McSween of James Island as the winner of the 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest Design Competition.  As the winner of the statewide contest, McSween’s oil painting

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is widely known as Compliment Day. The following article offers ways to teach your child manners using Montessori principles. Check it out!


Tomorrow is Compliment Day ... a perfect time to teach your child how to give a compliment!

See ideas for teaching manners using Montessori principles here:


For all you teachers out there- check out this great discount opportunity provided by Barnes and Noble ...

Teachers Pre-K-12: tomorrow kicks off #EducatorAppreciationDays! Join us in-store for giveaways, prize offerings, and deals of 25% Off list price on Books/Toys/Games/Music/Movies, and 10% Cafe and select NOOKs!

Your PTA wishes to extend parents, teachers and students a fun and peaceful holiday break. Stay safe and we'll see you all back on January 2nd, 2017!

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Tomorrow is Feast Day! 11:30 - 2:00 pm. In addition to delicious food, there will be activities: face painting, pre-school crafts, sand art, bracelet making and a photo booth. There will be a $3.00 charge per photo booth session.

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