Downtown Montessori

@ Ida B. Wells Academy

February 22-26, 2021

February 22-23 No virtual or F2F

Feb 24-26, 2021 TBD

“Education must begin at birth.” — Dr. Maria Montessori The 1946 London Lectures

Downtown Montessori Ida B. Wells Academy Mission & Vision


The foremost goal of the school is to provide an authentic Montessori environment in accredited Public Montessori School to meet the needs of the child through commitment to the principles of Montessori education and full accountability to the public education standards.


Our mission is to foster emotional, intellectual, physical, and social development of the whole child by addressing the uniqueness of each in an authentic Montessori environment within public school diverse educational community.


Non scholae, sed vitae discimus.

Not for school, but for life do we learn.

From Seneca.





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Black Vegan Chefs of Dallas

Recognize Black History Month with Dallas Public Library. All events are online only.

Learn about the agricultural legacy of Black and Indigenous people. Presented by the Skip Shockley Foundation & Oak Cliff Veggie Project.

Black Vegan Chefs of Dallas - Meet Chef Brandon Waller from Bam's Vegan! Saturday, February 27th, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm (Register)

Black Vegan Chefs of Dallas - Meet Chef Tisha Crear from Recipe Oak Cliff (Rescheduled)

Saturday, March 6th, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm (Register)

Lunch Corner

Dallas ISD is cancelling curbside meal distribution for Friday, Feb. 19, due to unsafe conditions related to this week’s inclement weather and the inability to receive food orders from vendors. Tentative plans call for limited curbside meal service on Monday, Feb. 22, and a return to normal curbside meal service on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The exact meal pickup locations will be announced after staff assesses the condition of the facilities. Please stay tuned to the Dallas ISD website and social media channels for updates.

Dallas ISD cancelará la distribución de comidas para llevar este viernes, 19 de febrero, debido a las condiciones de inseguridad por el mal clima y por no haber podido recibir pedidos de comida de los proveedores. Los planes, por ahora, son de tener una distribución limitada el lunes, 22 de febrero, y de regresar a la distribución normal de comidas para llevar el miércoles, 24 de febrero. Las ubicaciones exactas para la distribución del lunes se anunciarán una vez que el personal haya inspeccionado las condiciones de las instalaciones. Por favor visite la página web y medios sociales del distrito para información actualizada.

Downtown Montessori school breakfast/lunch MENU

All Meals are Free to Students! Todas las comidas son gratis para los estudiantes!

Inclement Weather Update

During this unprecedented winter storm, we hope you and your loved ones ​are safe and healthy. Please contact your child's teacher if you have questions.

Recovery Efforts

City of Dallas residents and business owners who sustained February Winter storm damage may apply for assistance by registering at: or calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585.

Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

OEM is opening four water distribution sites Sunday, February 21 thru Tuesday, February 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help our residents experiencing broken pipes and shut off water. These will be contactless, drive through sites providing one case of water per vehicle. Emergency bottled water distribution is to assist residents living on premises without water due to needed building repairs.

Sites Address Hours

Fretz Rec Center 6950 Belt Line Rd. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Harry Stone 2403 Millmar 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Kiest Rec Center 3081 S. Hampton 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Nash/Davis 3710 N. Hampton 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Bulk Water Pick Up Program
Starting Monday, February 22, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Dallas residents will be able to come to any of the City of Dallas-run Park and Recreation warming stations to fill water containers up to 15 gallons per visit. Residents are requested to bring their own containers. No ID required.

Residents should bring their containers to the center and staff will assist in filling the containers.

How a Frozen Pipe Bursts - Science

Bursting Water Pipe


Students who need to take TELPAS will be notified soon. All TELPAS testing must be conducted in person on campus.

Los estudiantes que necesiten tomar TELPAS serán notificados pronto. Todas las pruebas TELPAS deben realizarse en persona en el campus.

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Additional Activities & Resources/Actividades y recursos adicionales

Black History Month Jeopardy

Monday, February 22, 4 p.m. Register

Texas Discovery Gardens

Tuesday, February 23, 10:30 a.m. (register)

Art + Love with the Nasher
Wednesday, February 24, 4 p.m. Register

Where Does Rain Come From

Thursday, February 25, 4 p.m. Register


Thursday, February 25, 10:30 a.m. (register)

Sing & Sign

Friday, February 26, 10:30 a.m. (register)

Digital Read-Alongs

Help your early reader learn with Vooks - a smart phone or tablet streaming service of animated storybooks. Ad-free and safe for kids ages 3-6, Vooks promotes literacy and imagination. Atmos Energy and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas are providing one free year of access to North Texas parents. Sign up at

Ayude a su lector temprano a aprender con Vooks, un servicio de transmisión de libros de cuentos animados para teléfonos inteligentes o tabletas. Sin publicidad y seguro para niños de 3 a 6 años, Vooks promueve la alfabetización y la imaginación. Atmos Energy y United Way of Metropolitan Dallas brindan un año gratis de acceso a los padres del norte de Texas. Regístrese en

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African American Read-In - Friday, February 26, 2021

This year the Dallas ISD African American Read-In will take place virtually. The event will highlight Black authors, promote diversity in literature, and encourage young people to read. It will be the culminating event to celebrate Black History Month. This year students will hear from renowned African American authors such as Nic Stone, the author of Dear Martin, Derrick Barnes, the author of Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, and many more! Students will also enjoy artistic performances by Dallas ISD students, staff, and community partners. Visit to register for the event.

Family Fun

Here are some things to make and do together.
Mancala Tutorial
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Upcoming Campus Events

National Read Across America Day/week

March 1-12, 2021

Dress-up celebration calendar soon...


Did you know that students who read on grade level by 3rd grade are 5 times more likely to graduate high school ready for success in college or career? You can play an important role in inspiring North Texas students to love reading and learning, setting them up for success in school and in life!

United way is hosting a book drive at our school. If you have gently used (or brand new) books you'd like to donate please bring them throughout the month of March. (March 1-31st - 4th floor 8am-3:15pm or drop off time 7:15-7:45am - Elm St.) Thank you!

United Way Día de la lectura

¿Sabía que los estudiantes que leen a nivel de grado para el tercer grado tienen 5 veces más probabilidades de graduarse de la escuela secundaria listos para el éxito en la universidad o en una carrera? ¡Usted puede jugar un papel importante en inspirar a los estudiantes del norte de Texas a amar la lectura y el aprendizaje, preparándolos para el éxito en la escuela y en la vida!

United Way está organizando una colecta de libros en nuestra escuela. Si tiene libros usados (o nuevos) que le gustaría donar, por favor tráigalos durante el mes de marzo. (1-31 de marzo - 4to piso de 8 am a 3:15 pm o tiempo de entrega 7:15am-7:45 am - Elm St.) Gracias,

Spring Break - Receso Primaveral

March 15-19, 2021