Montessori For Flint
April 2019 Newsletter
ATTENTION: APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR
Serving grades Early 5-4th grade for elementary
Note: Currently-enrolled Montessori students do not need to reapply.
THEN call Flint Community Schools Early Childhood office at (810) 767-8018 to let them know you pre-registered for the Montessori pre-K.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further guidance.
Montessori for Flint Advisory
The Flint Montessori program is a partnership between the Flint Community Schools and Montessori for Flint. The monthly advisory meetings are an opportunity for families, the school, and community supporters to come together to guide planning, coordinate logistics, and identify next steps to keep the program and the partnership moving forward. If you are interested in providing your valuable input with this group and are able to commit to at least one year of monthly 1-hour meetings for the purpose of giving input and assisting with decision-making please contact Parent Liaison, Elizabeth Jordan at email@example.com or call (810) 610-7209.
The April Montessori for Flint Advisory has been moved to April 26. We hope you can join us!
We are getting ready for the 2019-20 school year, and want to provide current Flint Montessori families with important updates. All current Flint Montessori students (pre-K and elementary) are invited to continue in the fall with no need to re-apply. However, we do need to know your plans in order to know how many new students we can admit. Therefore, please contact Pam Mosher at firstname.lastname@example.org or (810) 760-5260 to confirm your plans by April 26, 2019.
We will offer pre-kindergarten through 4th grade in 2019-20.
Things to bear in mind regarding the Flint Montessori program for 2019-20:
• Our program is guided by a shared commitment between the Flint Community Schools,
Montessori for Flint community group, and families to have a true, public Montessori
• In the coming school year, we anticipate that 100 percent of our teachers will have
completed their Montessori coursework and will have completed their Montessori
practicum or be on track to complete it within the year. This is consistent with
established practice for Montessori schools.
• In the coming year, Flint Community Schools and Montessori for Flint will invest in an
experienced Montessori consultant to serve as a mentor and guide for the program as
we focus on deeply rooting our program in Montessori practice.
The Flint Community Schools will be switching to a “balanced calendar” for 2019-20. This
• The summer break will be shorter, with elementary classes starting in early August rather
than after Labor Day. There will be 2-week breaks (intercessions) every couple months
throughout the year.
• Freeman Elementary has been on a balanced calendar for the last two years, and that
change was associated with an increase in math and reading scores. This also means
that the school district has experience operating a balanced calendar.
• Some families have asked about what programming is available for students during
intercession. The Crim Fitness Foundation and YouthQuest program of the Flint &
Genesee Chamber of Commerce already partner with Flint Community Schools to
provide afterschool and summer programming. These programs have been adapted at
Freeman Elementary to fit a balanced calendar and will be adapted to serve the whole
district in the fall. In other words, Crim and YouthQuest activities will be available
during intercessions and summer break.
If you have questions about either the Flint Montessori program or the district’s switch to a
balanced calendar, please contact Pam Mosher, Supervisor of Early Literacy and Numeracy.
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Advocacy Opportunity: LEAP Parent Advisory
Healthy Start Lead Expansion Assistance Program Parent Advisory Group
Drive our work
Decide our direction
Shape recovery efforts
Share your story
Meetings every third Thursday.
Purpose: to connect lead-exposed children and families to screenings and support in order to minimize developmental delays.
Seeking parents of children exposed to lead from the Flint water system to be decision makers of our work to ensure L.E.A.P. is relevant and easily accessible to all.
Childcare and refreshments provided
Interested in joining? Call (810) 210-4316 or email email@example.com
YQ Biz Expo by YouthQuest
Saturday, May 4th, 10am-2pm
300 East 1st Street
For the second year in a row, YouthQuest is hosting the YQ Biz Expo at the Flint Farmers’ Market. YouthQuest students will sell their own products which they have been planning and developing for the past several months.
Roughly 40 student-run businesses will sell their goods on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 27th, 9am
221 East 2nd Street
One of the fastest growing and most family fun events in Flint will be returning on Saturday, April 27, 2019. We have an interesting course, a great venue, and the event will be bigger and better than ever! Every finisher will receive a custom finishers medal. The 5K Run will be a timed event with age-group awards. The family friendly 1K Family Fun Run will remain a non-competitive event. The Flint Superhero 5K Run promises to provide more fun for the entire family.
April Art Walk - Downtown Flint
Friday, April 12th, 6:30pm
815 Saginaw Street
About Montessori for Flint
Montessori for Flint serves as the advisory group to the Flint Community Schools' Montessori program. To be added to the advisory group email list, or to get more information, call (810) 610-7209.