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  • Introduction to the Adolescent Community

    Thursday, January 17, 2019
    7:00 - 8:30 pm
    5677 Oak Boulevard, Gaines Creek Campus

    The Adolescent Community is a carefully prepared environment that supports the transition from childhood to adulthood.  During the Introduction to the Adolescent Community, guides will present an overview of the curriculum and how it supports the developmental needs of adolescents.  Attendees of this meeting will walk away with a clear understanding of the fundamental principles and goals of the Adolescent Community. Specific topics will include adolescent brain development, the three year-cycle, math, Spanish, language arts, humanities, occupations, and the farm.
     
  • New Offering! Book Clubs for AMS Parents

    We are excited to announce a new offering at Austin Montessori School. Starting in January, we will begin a series of book clubs for parents led by AMS faculty and staff. This will be a unique opportunity to build community with fellow parents and to read and discuss books pertaining to family life, establishing family culture and child development.

    There are currently two book clubs scheduled:

    The Early Childhood Parents' Book Club for parents of children aged 0-4will be led by Jinny Gonzalez, Early Childhood Coordinator, and Sveta Pais, Parent Partnership Coordinator. This group will read 'The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children' by Alison Gopnik. Click here to see dates and to register.

    The Upper Elementary Parents' Book Club for parents of children aged 9-12will be led by Grae Baker, Head of School, and Jesse Gevirtz, Adolescent Community Pedagogical Coordinator and Guide. This group will read 'Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens + Teens' by Laura Kastner. Click here to see dates and to register.

    Due to limited space, we ask that you register only if you are able to commit to reading the book and attending a majority of the meetings. If you have questions, please direct them to Sveta at svetap@austinmontessori.org.  Please note that childcare is not available during these meetings. Infants in arms are welcome.
     
  • AMS T-Shirts Now Available from the AMSPA

    The AMSPA is selling T-Shirts on the AMS website. The T-Shirts feature the AMS mandala created over 20 years ago and are available in men, women, youth and toddler sizes. If you would like to see sample shirts or check sizing, stop by the main office.  Each shirt is $20 with proceeds going to the AMSPA. Order your shirt online today!
     
  • Join Us for the Winter Performance of "Musical Charge"

    Tuesday, December 18th
    4:15 pm
    Hosted by the Nova Community, 2906 Jones Rd.

    The newly formed AMS elementary a-cappella choir Musical Charge cordially invites you to their winter performance on Tuesday, December 18th at 4:15 pm in the Nova community. It will be a brief but energized performance featuring the full choir along with a few smaller group numbers.

    We hope to see you there
     
  • Children’s House Gift Giving Guide

    The leaves are falling and the cooler weather is hinting of the holiday season approaching.  During this time of the year, parents of children who attend Montessori schools find themselves researching engaging and enriching items for gifting during the holidays.  Searching for toys that support the child’s development can be an overwhelming exercise for parents. We would like to offer AMS families a few ideas to use when selecting items for children’s gifts.  

    Holiday Gifting by Jinny Gonzalez, AMS Early Childhood Coordinator
     
     
  • 2018-2019 Annual Fund Drive

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 Annual Fund Drive! You should have received an email kicking off this year’s Annual Fund. We are starting off this year’s drive with 100% Board of Trustees participation and we are working towards 100% staff participation. We are now striving to meet our remaining monetary and participation goals - $125,000 and 100% parent participation. Last year we achieved a record 95% participation from current parents, let’s break that record this year!
     
    This campaign is a very important principal fundraiser for our school that plays a vital role in our operating budget.  We have increased our fundraising goal by $25,000 this year, we need every family to contribute to the best of their abilities.
     
    Please help us grow momentum with the Annual Fund by clicking the link below and making your pledge today! Thank you for your continued support of Austin Montessori School.
     
     

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