Global Citizenship in the 21st Century – Grace, Courtesy and Civility / Home and School in Partnership

We are quite excited to be offering a program for our parents “Global Citizenship in the 21st Century – Grace, Courtesy and Civility / Home and School in Partnership” on Friday evening, February 6th from 7-8:30pm at the Montessori School of Raleigh.  As noted on the attached flyer, our speaker, Pat Ludick, is a sought after Montessori speaker.  This is an opportunity for your parents to join together, learn more about Montessori, and to work together in partnership with you in your school!  We look at this as a great opportunity for your parents – one that they will not want to miss!

In e-mailing your parents with the attached flyer, “cordially invite” your parents to attend. Having you personally inviting your parents will be much more effective than an invitation from me.   Include in your e-mail the RSVP link for sign up as occasionally “links” can be a challenge.

Dave Carman Music Scholarship Deadline Extended 1/16

Dear Heads of Schools,

With this reminder of the Dave Carman Music Scholarship Application, I am extending the deadline until end of day, Fri, Jan 16th.

Please encourage your teachers to consider this opportunity.  We were enthralled at the Fall Symposium with Bridgette’s Dickerson’s use of this award and how it impacted the entire curriculum both globally and in her classroom!

The details are in the application. (attached)  If you do have further questions, please e-mail or call Betsy.


TMSA Meeting Wed, Jan 21st

TMSA MEETING: Wed, Jan 21st / 1:15pm / SAS Campus – Bldg GX Room 002


1.)  REMINDER:   Please respond ATTEND or NOT ATTEND!   Use the TMSA email. With your response,  please let me know in a few words what your most pressing need is at this time! (Aside from needing more time! )

TMSA MEETING: Wednesday, January 21st / 1:15pm / SAS Campus – Bldg GX Room 002

We look forward to your input at this meeting.  We will be finalizing our last details for our 2015 Winter Symposium, the latest report from MANC (Kateri and Marc), an update from TMSA Website (Larrin), and school concerns and needs.




Wake Forest Montessori to head Goodwill Trip to Dominican Montessori School

Kristen Marrisett, head of school at Wake Forest Montessori and Larrin Devereaux Marrisett will lead a goodwill trip to 3 Mariposas Montessori School in Cabarete, Dominican Republic in October.  With generous donations from Wake Forest Montessori, Follow the Child Montessori and Montessori Children’s House of Wake Forest, 3 Mariposas is set to receive Montessori materials, childrens clothing, school supplies and vitamins.  During the trip founder and head of school, Sarah Ross will invite Kristen to lead a teaching exchange in which teachers share teaching strategies, successes and challenges. Donated materials will be given to the school in an effort to continue with their mission in providing low cost to free pre Kindergarten education to one of the Dominican Republic’s most academically disadvantaged areas.

About 3 Mariposas

Located in one of Cabarete, Dominican Republic’s poorest communities, 3MM makes early childhood education accessible to families who are ready for change. 7 out of 10 students live in poverty and attend 3MM on full scholarship; however, the entire student population is composed of children from various cultures, nationalities and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are proud of our diversity, which reflects the community in which we live!

By using the Montessori method, supporting and collaborating with parents and training local teachers, 3MM has created a model for early childhood education that makes a difference.

Montessori Community School of Durham Open House

Montessori Durham
Join our Head of School and Director of Admissions, as they explain the application process, answer questions and open classrooms for you to tour. You will have the opportunity to talk with teachers and/or Program Directors at each level as well as specialists for art, music, Spanish, physical education, and science. Prospective parents and their children are invited to attend. Montessori Community School is located in Durham. Learn more about our school at

Saturday, October 25, 2014 – 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 10, 2015 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Deborah H. Shah
Marketing and Communications Director
Montessori Community School
4512 Pope Road
Durham, NC 27707
919-493-8541 x113
919-493-8165 fax