Black Mountain Science Academy

Black Mountain Science Academy


This is a part of what Christmas is all about. A group of local business owners came together to buy gifts for kids that weren’t getting gifts this year. 15 kids will get a nice Christmas including a nice meal.

These local businesses are.

Arrowhead Heating & Air Conditioning
Montse Terepocki - Investment Consultant
CBC Carpet, Tile, Upholstery cleaning
Rip Curl Pool Repair & Service llc
Bailey Orthodontics
Molly & Friends Pet Grooming
Titan General Contracting
Joe Streckfuss Plumbing LLC.
Sheila Touhey, HomeSmart Real Estate, Phoenix, AZ
Black Mountain Science Academy
Today Rebecca Grim and I dropped off a Thanksgiving meal and baby items to a young lady. This young lady was the fiancé of the gentleman that was killed a couple of weeks ago on the Loop 101 when he was rear ended then ran over by a couple of other vehicles. She has two kids with one on the way.

I want to thank these special business partners that made this all happen.
Titan General Contracting
Door Pros
CBC Carpet, Tile, Upholstery cleaning
Sheila Touhey, HomeSmart Real Estate, Phoenix, AZ
Donna's High Performance Cleaning
Sunn West City's Auto Body
Black Mountain Science Academy
Rip Curl Pool Repair & Service llc
Montse Terepocki - Investment Consultant
Health Coaching / Fresh Thinking / Better Living
We Be Poppin
Advance Quality Roofing
Linda Gallagher Hutchinson (Tax Preparation)

A school (Preschool-6th grade) providing a high quality Montessori education which promotes each chi

Early Successes

Barbara began her scientific career in Phoenix, Arizona in 1959, at a fledgling private
research and development laboratory, Bolin Laboratories, Inc. Some of her early
pioneering work at this lab lead to the development of the world’s first commercially
available diagnostic test procedure for screening blood for the Hepatitis B virus, a
very major accomplishment at the time. T

Operating as usual


Sometimes, when you are on the spot, it can be hard to think of the ‘right’ thing to say. This list of things you can say instead of ‘Good Job” is not perfect, but it might help you get on the right track, and if you have these ideas in the back of your mind, it might help you find the right words in the moment.

Say thank you when you mean it – explain why you are grateful for your child’s actions.

Make an observation based on facts – just say what you see without emotions or judgment.

Extend and encourage – extend learning and encourage conversation by asking questions about what you see while also recognising their efforts.

Put feelings into words – explain how something makes you feel, help your kids notice how their actions make others feel and acknowledge your children’s own feelings.

Say nothing – we don’t need to praise every little action, or fill every space with noise. It is enough to sit back and watch our children’s delight in their own achievements.


Make every minute count!❤️


Today we celebrate the legacy Dr. Maria Montessori brought to the world.
Maria Montessori was born on August 31, 1870 in Chiaravalle, Italy.

Montessori stressed the importance of supporting the independence of the young child. She believed if you prepared the environment for children to become successful and collaborate with one another they will learn to work together.

Children have an innate sense of peace and natural understanding of social justice that leads to change. When given freedom and guidance, children begin to learn there is an opportunity for growth and understanding through conflict.

Creating a classroom that is respectful, inclusive and celebrates diversity in all forms continues to spread the message of peace and understanding that Maria Montessori wrote about in her books and articles.

Maria Montessori created the Montessori materials so children could make discoveries through the manipulation of didactic materials. As our world changes, it is important to give children opportunities to discover and practice social situations and emotional experiences.

Social-emotional development such as self-regulation, symbolic thinking, language development and positive self-talk supports the child as they become a productive member of their community. Children can use manipulatives to practice using words to describe feelings and learn that emotions are a natural part of life.


Date night? Family movie time? Take advantage of these great prices!

Don’t miss National Cinema Day at AMC Theatres!
Enjoy $4 tickets all day on Sunday, 8/27, including Dolby Cinema, IMAX and RealD 3D. Plus, small fountain drink and popcorn combos are just $5!


Good reminder as we begin another school year. 🥰








They tell you to hold the baby.

They tell you that everything else can fall by the wayside.

They tell you to forget about your to-do list, because that sweet, little babe is so worth snuggling.

Worth the unwashed dishes and unswept floors.

But they fail to mention how that baby grows.

That little one who once rested so perfectly upon your chest doesn’t fit there quite so well anymore.

And you forget to hold the baby.

You forget that everything else can fall by the wayside.

You forget that it’s okay to forget about your to-do list, because that sweet, bigger babe is still worth snuggling.

Worth the unfolded laundry and unloaded dishwasher.

And that babe, your growing babe, still needs you.

Still needs you to focus on her alone.

Still needs you to leave the papers piled on the counter to attend the tea party.

Still needs you to pause the vacuuming for an impromptu game of hide-and-seek.

Still needs you to take him in your arms and envelop him in your unconditional love.

Because there will be time—so much time—to get all the things done.

Whether it’s stealing quick moments of productivity during afternoon naps.

Or tending to the house once you’ve dropped them at school.

Or realizing that maybe a clean house isn't all it's cracked up to be once they’re gone…

there will be time.

So hold the baby.

Let everything else fall by the wayside.

Forget about your to-do list.

Hold the toddler wrestling with new, confusing emotions.

Hold the kindergartner anxious for the first day of school.

Hold the third grader simply needing a moment in your arms.

Hold the sixth grader frustrated by another crummy test.

Hold the eighth grader dealing with mounting peer pressure.

Hold the sophomore who didn’t make the team.

Hold the senior crushed by another rejection letter.

Hold the son preparing to walk down the aisle.

Hold the daughter struggling with infertility.

Hold your baby.

Let everything else fall by the wayside.

Forget about your to-do list.

Because there’s nothing more important, more worthwhile, than holding your baby.

Even once that baby’s not a baby anymore.

Shared with permission from Kisses From Boys with Krista Ward


Ready to beat the heat?
Who’s ready to party with Elsa??😀

Photos from Black Mountain Science Academy's post 07/18/2023

Our Little Free Library Charter # 170106 is open for business!😀

Please take a book, share a book. Book donations are always welcome.

Photos from Black Mountain Science Academy's post 07/18/2023

Are you looking for an ESA approved school? Look no further!😀 We are here to serve our community.

We offer preschool through 6th grade. Come take a tour and see our new playground.


Join us this Sat. July 15th for a Free Car Seat inspection from one of our certified technicians.

Where: Fire Station 303, Greenway & Cotton
When: 9:00-11:00 AM
What to expect:
🚙 Single drive-through lane for car seat checks; access directly off Greenway Rd.
⏰No appointment required; first come, first served.
🤓Learn the basics of car seat installation, child harnessing, and travel safety!

Surprise Police Department


Looking for some easy fine motor activities to do with the kids at home? Try these 12 DIY sensory play ideas, from foam to slime using only 2 ingredients.

Via The Craft-at-Home Family
Download the PDF with clickable links here:


Call us today. Space is limited.


247 years ago today, a group of brave souls gathered in a room in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and pledged their lives to securing the freedoms and liberties we hold so dear, and now it’s our turn.

Happy 4th of July from our family to yours, we truly are blessed to live in the greatest country the world has ever seen.


We have the Most amazing dads! Today we honor you! 😀
Post a pic of your favorite dad!

CAMP INNOVATION | Science Camp at Arizona Science Center 06/06/2023

June 5 – July 7 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | 5-day Camps

Thanks to funding awarded by Governor Katie Hobbs, Arizona Science Center is proud to be able to offer summer camps at no cost to families this year. Arizona Science Center expects to host more than 2,000 children across Arizona at CAMP INNOVATION this summer.

Through a series of week-long camp sessions, CAMP INNOVATION is sure to spark curiosity for science through hands-on interactive programs that incorporates learning with high-energy challenges, building and design.


CAMP INNOVATION | Science Camp at Arizona Science Center When school's out, CAMP INNOVATION is in! CAMP INNOVATION will inspire and engage curious minds through STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) learning.


Now that the kids are out of school, could you use some help feeding them? Free Lunches all summer long.


Today we remember and honor those that gave their lives for our freedoms.


Memorial Day we remember and honor all the brave men and women who gave up their lives so that we may continue to enjoy our many freedoms and liberty. This Freedom and Liberty in America has come at a great price. Let us never forget this nor take it for granted! 🇺🇸


Anyone else feeling this?😂


"Words matter"

Three parenting tips to remember about our words:
1. Let your children overhear you saying nice things about them.
2. Remember that your words become their internal voice. Be kind.
3. Talk nicely about others. When we point out the good in others, it becomes easier to see the good in others.


“A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.”- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

We are celebrating Teacher Appreciation this week!

Teachers don’t always get the recognition they deserve. They take care of, nurture, and educate our children, work long hours, and have been known to reach into their own pockets to help improve their classrooms.

Let's spoil our teachers this week and shower them with extra love!

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First week in the books. What do your kids think of the new facility???
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8977 W. Athens Street
Peoria, AZ

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm
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