Montessori for Flint

April Newsletter

Enrollment Update

Thanks to those who visited the Montessori open house at Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary on March 27, 2018. We hope the event provided an informative introduction to the program that is helpful for you as you think about your family's educational choices in the coming year.


Thanks as well to all the current students, teachers, and families who helped create the experience.


What follows are several updates/reminders regarding programming for the coming school year. If you have additional questions, please contact Montessori for Flint Parent Liaison, Elizabeth Jordan at jordanel19@yahoo.com.


Current Elementary Students

If your child is currently enrolled in the elementary Montessori program this school year (2017-18) and you plan to continue, you do not have to do anything. (If you do not plan to continue, please inform Pam Mosher by emailing pmosher@flintschools.org by April 30 so we can release your spot to another family.)


New Elementary Students (including current Montessori pre-K students)

To be considered for the elementary program, which will serve early 5/kindergarten through 3rd grade next year, you must turn in an application to the Flint Community Schools administration building by May 15. For the Early 5/kindergarten class, students must be 5 years old by December 1, 2018. If you have questions, you can call the enrollment office at 810-767-6158. The application is available for download on the Montesori for Flint website: https://www.flintmontessori.org.


New Pre-K Students

The first step is to pre-register for the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) by calling (810) 591-KIDS or visiting https://michiganpreschool.org/. Be sure to select Flint Community Schools- Durant Tuuri Mott Montessori as your preferred program. Once you do, please also call the Flint early childhood office at 810-767-8018. Ms. Wilson or Ms. Shellman can help walk you through the rest of the process. Because the pre-K enrollment process has several steps, we have developed a guide for families which can be emailed, upon request.

The Montessori for Flint website has additional resources and information available to help you. Thank you for your interest in the Flint Montessori program.

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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.

April Montessori for Flint Advisory

Friday, April 20th, 4pm

1518 University Avenue

Flint, MI

Advisory meetings are held the third Friday of each month at 4:00 pm in the Durant Tuuri Mott library (1518 University Ave). Please mark your calendar and plan to join us for the next Advisory Meeting. This is the 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.
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Seeking Teachers

We are looking for certified teachers with early childhood experience who have or are willing to be trained in Montessori education. View the posting here. If you or someone you know is potentially interested please apply as soon as possible. If there are potential teachers who could be a good fit for the Montessori program but don’t yet have Montessori training, training can be provided. Contact Elizabeth Jordan with questions or for more information.

Substitute Teachers

We are looking for 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.

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Flint Handmade Coffee & Crafts

Friday, April 6, 2018

8am-11am

Good Beans Cafe

Bring your handmade projects to work on in great company. All types of non-messy crafts are welcome.

Huntington Free Saturdays - Flint Institute of Art

Huntington’s “Welcome” philosophy is a perfect fit for Free Saturdays at the Flint Institute of Arts and an open invitation for all to come, see, and experience art.
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Get Involved with the Genesee County Families Coalition!

Open to all Genesee County parents, the Coalition promotes parent leadership, advocacy and social connections. Next meeting is Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Flint Children's Museum. Onsite childcare and dinner are provided. Check it out to learn more about keeping your family strong and successful.

Please RSVP by calling (810) 591-5226 or emailing Parent Liaison Autumn Bagley at abagley@geneseeisd.org

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Flint Family Fun

Looking for free, fun stuff to do with your family? Updated weekly. Check out this great resource, created by a Montessori for Flint parent.

Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed. - Maria Montessori

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About Montessori for Flint

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.


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 get more information call (810) 610-7209.