Melissa Ryan, Principal of Vinyard Elementary accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge and donated to Relay for Life. Jourdan Blue and Brayden Kimbrough helped her with the challenge. The Martha Vinyard Relay for Life Team has raised over $1000 for the American Cancer Society!
Champ Cooper Librarian, Tina Head, has the door to the Library converted to a "Read Box" to greet students as they enter.
Hammond Westside Montessori held their first monthly All Pro Dads' breakfast this school year on Sept. 17, 2014. There was a large turnout, with nearly every seat in the cafeteria taken. Guest speaker, Charles Brumfield, Jr., along with Disciplinarian Sharon Walker and Principal Catherine LeBlanc, spoke to the students and their parents about the importance of families and family values. Students were treated at the end with door prizes. Enjoying breakfast together above are Rob DeArmond and his son, Adam.
September 15th is known as International Dot Day which is a
day that stems from the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds that encourages all of
us to think about how we want to leave our own mark on the world. Roseland Montessori celebrated this day along
with the grandparents of our students.
Grandparents, whom were encouraged to wear dots, came and ate lunch,
dressed up for photos in the photo booth, and then created a personalized
family tree with their own "dots", their fingerprints. Many wonderful memories were made with loved
ones, and stories were shared about how our relatives have left their own mark
in the world. Pictured are Chad
Hillstrom and his grandfather enjoying lunch. Click here for more pictures from the day.
Project ROAR (Rediscovering Opportunities and Attitudes towards Reading) is a book club partnership between Hammond Westside Montessori School students and Southeastern’s teacher candidates enrolled in Dr. Gerlinde Beckers Adolescent Literature course. The establishing and facilitating of the book clubs provides teacher candidates authentic learning experiences and it gives the HWMS students opportunities to rediscover reading as a literary experience. Project ROAR was recently awarded a Dollar General Literacy foundation Grant to purchase Kindle eReaders to be used during Book Clubs.Pictured from left to right are 5th grade students Viondi Moore, Malorie Cox, Maraih Harris, Alexa Diaz, and Charles Gross. The SLU student pictured is Goslynne Hitchen.
TPSS held a fund raising drive for United Way where students and teachers can dress in jeans and Saints gear for $1. Not only are we, at Roseland Montessori, very excited to collect money for such a great cause, but we are also thrilled to see our administrator's name in black and gold! Mrs. Rhonda Vaccaro was all smiles today as she watched some of the jerseys bear her own last name. We won't spoil her excitement and remind her that the Vaccaro represents the Saints player, Kenny Vaccaro. Pictured is Mrs. Rhonda Vaccaro and Darbi Tolar, PreK student at Roseland Montessori.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Hammond Eastside Principal, Maureen Terese, received the following message from the Director General of the International Baccalaureate: “On behalf of the International Baccalaureate (IB), it is my privilege to inform you that Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School is to become an authorized IB World School, Primary Years Programme (PYP). Congratulations on your considerable accomplishment. – Siva Kumari, IB Director General.” We commend Hammond Eastside’s educators, students, families, and community members for their active roles in helping the school become an authorized IB World School, Primary Years Programme (PYP).