AMS News Archive

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  • January

    Re-enrollment Contracts for the 2023-24 School Year Due February 3rd!

    Today begins our re-enrollment period for current AMS families for the next school year. We invite you to re-enroll your child at Austin Montessori School for the 2023-2024 school year. Our heartfelt desire is that your family remains a part of our school community.  

    Your re-enrollment contract is now available in the myAMS portal. To properly plan for the 2023-2024 school year, we must receive your completed re-enrollment contract by Friday, February 3, 2023, through myAMS. 
  • ‘Hunt, Gather, Parent’ Book and Discussion Group

    “Hunt, Gather, Parent” by Michaeleen Doucleff asks: what can we learn from other cultures about raising happy, well-adjusted children? Doucleff lives within three different cultures with her young daughter to observe their techniques firsthand and apply them. “Filled with practical takeaways, “Hunt, Gather, Parent” reveals a universal parenting paradigm adapted for American families.”

    Led by AMS School Counselor Leslie Grove, M.Ed., LPC, and limited to 10 participants, the group will explore how the reading affects and influences the readers in their parenting journey. This is a discussion-based group, not a didactic learning experience. We will meet from 6:30 until 8 pm in the Clubhouse building at the Sunset Trail campus on the following Thursdays: Feb 9th, Feb 16th, Feb 23rd, March 2nd, and March 9th.  The cost is $45 and includes the book. Click here to register.
  • Join Us for Coffee with Leslie Grove

    8:30 am, Friday, Feb. 3, at Great Northern
    Please join us for coffee with our school counselor, Leslie Grove, at 8:30 am on Friday, February 3rd, at the Great Northern campus (6817 Great Northern Blvd.). The topic of Leslie's presentation is: Welcoming Worry; Avoiding Anxiety. Worry is part of being human! Anxiety, a more intense form of worry, is more common in children than ever before. Learn from Leslie what you can do as a parent to prevent worry from escalating into anxiety, including which responses are ineffective and which are helpful.
    Leslie has worked at Austin Montessori School for over thirty years and currently serves as a part-time school counselor and consultant to the administration. She was mentored by AMS Founder Donna Bryant Goertz for 20 years. Leslie has worked in many roles at AMS including Elementary Director, and classroom assistant in the Children's House, Early Elementary, and Upper Elementary. Leslie holds a Master's in Education and a state license as a counselor, which allows her to operate a private practice focused on supporting parents who are interested in creating healthy relationships with themselves, their partners, and their children.
    Please register here. Note: Leslie gave this presentation in November at the Sunset Trail campus. She is offering it again because the fall presentation was at full capacity.
  • Register Today ~ The Development of Service with Patricia Oriti

    Join us for a conversation with Patricia Oriti at 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 2nd, at the Gaines Creek Campus (5677 Oak Blvd.). The topic of the presentation is “The Development of Service.” These are the points we will be discussing:
    • How do we teach our children to work with and for the family?  
    • How can we create a family culture that works for the good of all?  
    • How do we foster generosity?  
    • How do we instill compassionate intention and responsibility?  
    • How can we inspire a life of service to the world community?
    Patricia Oriti is an internationally recognized Montessori educator with five decades of experience, beginning with the early days of Austin Montessori School shortly after its founding. She is the author of At Home with Montessori, a popular parent resource. In addition to being the Pedagogical Advisor of Austin Montessori School, Patricia advises in schools throughout the U.S., Canada, and various parts of Europe.

    This meeting is suitable for parents of children and adolescents of all ages. Please register through the email you received or through the Weekly Bulletin. This presentation is for adults only.
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