Montessori Community School PTA

Montessori Community School PTA


This is a great event if your son or daughter is interested in trying Hockey!!!
Please, remember to sign up to our In-school CSA program by Tomorrow. Thank you!
Montessori Community School was well-represented today at West Ashley High School 2019 National Honor Society Induction. Congratulations to
MCS graduates Sophia Bond, Sydney Schuler, Emorie Thrasher, and K-5 attendee, Kinsey Carney!
Wear RED to support EDucation
MAY 1st
Wear RED to support EDucation, Wednesday
May 1st
This Sunday, March 31st. Join us @the_washout from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a fundraiser benefiting Earth Heart Growers! You can help us by eating oysters or trying our Lowcountry Boil! In addition to the food, the market will be open; our EHG products, made by our students, will be available for purchase, and we will dance to the rhythm of our very own @wellchargedband
“Well Charged is a reggae, rocksteady, and ska band based out of Charleston SC.
The band was formed over a shared love for vintage reggae, rocksteady, and ska music. With over 50 years combined experience performing Jamaican rhythms, their style is a faithful nod to the early pioneers of Caribbean music - Alton Ellis, Desmond Dekker, and Prince Buster, to name a few.
Well Charged's core instrumentation includes bass, drums, keyboards, and guitar. Founding members John Picard (drums) and Vasily Punsalan (bass) began their journey as a duo, backing John Brown's Body's Kevin Kinsella over a decade ago. Their time spent traveling and performing, including a stint in Jamaica, created a wealth of experience, echoed in the nuance of their performance. Upon returning to the Lowcountry, Picard met David Hillis (keys) after noticing some patches sewn to his jacket. The group invited Andrew Link Krepelka (guitar, vocals), a longtime ska reggae musician, shortly thereafter, and lead singer Megg Howe from NYC (Rude Boy George, Across The Aisle) in 2018.
The band released their debut EP in October 2018. The 4 song record was tracked by Carl Blackmon (Signal Fire) at Lift Up Records in Wilmington, NC and mixed and mastered by ska revivalist Jayson Nugent (The Slackers) in New York City. Featured on the release, Well Charged is frequently accompanied by a horn section, percussionist, and guest vocalists.
@the_washout @lesdameschs @hurseyschool @montessorichildrenscommunity @friendsofjamessimons @rhythmmoves @ellirichter @stillsoulstudio @josephfieldsfarm @funreva #charlestonsc #charlestonlife #follybeach #follybeachsc #folly #westashleysc #downtowncharleston
A friend of mine published this memory of the children... William Wordsworth penned famous poem about Daffodils.

I WANDER’D lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the Milky Way,

They stretch’d in never-ending line

Along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they

Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:

A poet could not but be gay,

In such a jocund company:

I gazed — and gazed — but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

The Daffodils By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).
Join us on Sunday 7th from 1p.m. to 6p.m. at Joseph Fields Farm for some Family Fun at the Family Farm Fest!! Sponsored by Edmunds Oast Exchange, Firefly Distillery, Low Tide Brewing, Le Creuset and Joseph Fields Farm, festivities include:

Picnic Baskets for two that includes charcuterie, chicken salad, pimento cheese, slaw, potato salad, pickles as well as a baguette, butter crackers and for dessert, cookies, and brownies. Baskets are prepared by Charleston’s top LDEI chefs from Magnolias, Charleston Grill, Red Orchid, Obstinate Daughter, Salthouse Catering, Tristan Catering + Events, and Dolce Bakery. Picnic baskets are $30 each and purchased in advance.
Hamburgers, hotdogs, BBQ and sides that can be purchased on site
Bake Sale, featuring delicious treats prepared by LDEI members
Silent auction for local hotel packages, including passes for tours and attractions, welcome gift bag; artwork; cookbooks and more
Marketplace with vendors such as Charleston Protocol Y’all, Le Creuset, Olinda Olives & Olive Oil, Grey Ghost Bakery, Wildflour Bakery, Christophe Chocolates and Celia’s
Beer, wine and cocktails provided by Low Tide Brewing, Firefly Distillery and Edmunds Oast Exchange
Live Music
Children’s entertainment including Earth Heart Growers activities, a jump castle, face painting, and balloon artist
Cost is $10 per adult, $5 per child, children under three are free. Picnic baskets are $30 each and available for pre-order. Tickets are available below. Tickets for drinks and children’s activities can be purchased on site. Parking is complimentary. Joseph Fields Farm is located at 3129 River Road, Johns Island, SC.

A portion of Les Dames Family Farm Fest event profits benefits Earth Heart Growers and provides scholarships to area women pursuing culinary and hospitality degrees or advanced education in the field. In the past two years, the LDEI Charleston Chapter awarded nearly $30,000 in scholarships.://
Well, this is hard. My kids are done with Montessori Community School in the physical sense. However, MCS and it's teachers will be there in our spirits and psyche forEVER. I just asked Shane if he misses his teachers.. he said, "oh yes... they were my family away from home." Then he proceeded to name every teacher and class he had and what they mean to him. This is all going on while he's cooking Greek Lemon Chicken Thighs and Potatoes. His summer job ended up being a "home chef" for his grandmother who absolutely prefers to NOT cook and is happy to have him every night over there cooking... she pays pretty well, too. He has a job. She has some help. I'm loving it all.
I love you MCS. Kim, Robin D, Robin P, Mimi, Julie, Mary Elise, Heather, Mike, Sean M., Arlene, Pamela.... NURSE MAGGIE!!!! You guys are making the world a better place. Any one I've not mentioned here just know that your are loved and appreciated, too.
Is there a Fact & Fee Day this year, or do we just pay our fees online? Thanks!
Are there any children from MCS in involved with SMAART or SAIL programs this summer? I'm wondering about transportation your kids may be taking to these programs? Are children riding the buses provided or are caepools being set up? We could do either, but I'd like to know that my child has a friend on the bus if she's going to ride. Please let me know how your child will get to SMAART or SAIL. If its by bus, please let me know what bus or if you'd be interested in carpooling. Thanks!

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

Operating as usual 11/29/2018

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. 05/04/2018

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”


Montessori Community School PTA

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..



Please feel free to buy your tickets online at: 11/10/2017

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...


Montessori Community School PTA

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. 09/21/2017

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... 09/15/2017

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. 05/21/2017

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! 04/27/2017

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!





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