Flint Community Schools Montessori

February 2018 Edition

Children become like the things they love - Maria Montessori

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Reminder: The February Monthly Advisory Meeting will be Friday, February 23, 2018 at 4pm in the Durant Tuuri Mott Library. Please note the later date due to winter break during the third week of February.

For the 2018-19 school year the Montessori program will remain housed at Durant Tuuri Mott and will offer pre-K through 3rd grade.
Interested in exploring the possibility of Montessori for your family for the 2018-2019 school year?

Elementary- The first step in joining the Flint Community Schools Montessori Program is to complete an request for information form. Applications for the K-3 Montessori program for 2018-19 are coming soon.

Pre-Kindergarten- In addition to completing the request for information form, families interested in the Montessori 4-year-old pre-kindergarten program should also complete a pre-registration form at www.geneseepreschool.org or by calling (810) 591-KIDS and select the "Flint Durant Tuuri Mott Elementary- Montessori GSRP" preferred option. Please notify us when you take this step so we can help you through the rest of the process.

Younger Kids- While we do not currently offer a Montessori program for children under 4, families with infant/toddler or preschool-aged children may also complete the interest form to signal interest in Montessori options and receive additional information.

Support the Program

Did you know that Montessori for Flint is always accepting donations? Both monetary and material donations are graciously accepted. All donations are utilized to ensure that children in the program have the highest quality materials possible and that classrooms are able to operate with fidelity to the Montessori model. For more information or to make a donation, contact Elizabeth Jordan, Parent Liaison at (810) 610-7209.

February 2018 Montessori for Flint Advisory

Friday, Feb. 23rd, 4pm

1518 University Avenue

Flint, MI

Meeting will be held in the Library

We need your help! Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for the next Advisory Meeting. This is the absolutely best way to get information, share ideas, help shape the future of Montessori for Flint and ensure sustainability of this high-quality programming for our children and our community.

All are welcome.

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Did you know we have an Instagram! Check it out! Great pictures posted every week!

Subs Needed - Help Us Spread the Word!

We are seeking out people who may be interested in being available as a substitute teacher in the Montessori classrooms. Having at least 90 hours of college credit is required, and knowledge of Montessori philosophy is preferred. One must register with PESG (the company that coordinates subtitutes for Flint Community Schools at www.mypesg.com. If you or someone you know is potentially interested please register as soon as possible. If there are potential substitutes who could be a good fit for the Montessori program but don’t yet have Montessori training, there are possibilities. Contact Elizabeth Jordan with questions or for more information.

A One Day Early Childhood Seminar

Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:00 am – 4:15 pm

Maple Tree Montessori Academy

Join in exploring the Montessori Philosophy!

Discover how it compares to other early childhood philosophies while achieving a similar goal of positive early childhood outcomes!

Registration is limited. Register EARLY.

One person per form, 2018 COST: $60.00 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch)

Exploring Montessori Brochure

AND register online below

Register Online

This event is being held at: Maple Tree Montessori Academy

2944 South Old US 23 Brighton, Michigan 48114

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Despite the unusually temperate weather in the last week, it remains the peak of winter here in Lower Michigan. Luckily, there's plenty to do! Check out the following resources for your family!

Flint Family Fun! www.flintfamilyfun.com is a free, searchable calendar of family-friendly events and activities happening every day, across Genesee County. You can find out what is happening at Genesee District Library, Flint Public Library, Genesee County Parks, Rollhaven, the Farmers Market, the malls and So Much More! Easy to access on your computer or phone, FFF was recently nominated, for the second consecutive year, for a Children's Champion award from Priority Children!

Speaking of the Children's Champion Awards: There is still time to get a ticket! Delicious breakfast, and an opportunity to celebrate the importance of early childhood and learn about great programs that are serving and working with our community kids and families. Purchase tickets, and find out more at http://childrenchampion.org/

Another great upcoming opportunity is the second annual Flint Resilience Summit. Hosted by ReCAST, this summit is for the entire community and focused on trauma informed care. Find out more at http://www.flintrecast.com/resiliency-summit.html

Adventures in Winterland is a FREE community event that will get you and your family up and moving while exploring the fun indoor and outdoor activities winter has to offer. February 10, 2018 from 1pm-3pm.

Reach 4 the Stars is a book "freecycling" program operated by the Genesee County Great Start Families Coalition. They are always accepting donations of new and gently used children's books. Books are curated into boxes by age and interest and provided, free of charge to families across Genesee County without books in their home. Call (810) 591-5226 to schedule a donation or for more information.

Here is a link to the Flint Kids Read newsletter with lots of great early literacy information and resources.

FREE Parent/Child Dance! Saturday, Feburary 17, 2018 1-3pm at Court St. United Methodist Church in Flint

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About Flint Montessori

Montessori is a learning method that can be used throughout elementary and secondary school. Families in Flint, MI now have a free, public choice to continue Montessori education in elementary school.