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  • Gaines Creek Farmer's Market - Saturday, Jan. 18

    Gaines Creek would like to invite the AMS Community to visit us at our farm booth at the SFC Farmers Market at Sunset Valley on Saturday, January 18th. The market is at the Toney Burger Center parking lot (3200 Jones Street) from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. 
    We will be selling chicken and duck eggs; vegetables: radishes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, mixed baby greens, garlic chives, and spring onions; bottled herbs (oregano and coriander); fresh herbs (lavender, rosemary, oregano, peppermint, parsley, chives, thyme, calendula flowers); chapstick; worm castings; seed packets; greeting cards, and more!

    We hope to see you there!
    Gaines Creek Farm Students
  • AMSPA Book Drive Benefiting BookSpring: January 13th-17th

    The PA will accept gently used books for children 12 years of age and under, from January 13th through the 17th.  The books will be donated to BookSpring. BookSpring is a nonprofit group that supports literacy in children and families in low-income areas.  BookSpring seeks out healthcare facilities, schools, and community centers (as well as individual families), who can benefit from more accessibility to books to help close the gap in early literacy for children of those families. For more information check out their website at  Any books you would like to donate can be left with either Lois at the Sunset Trail campus, or Kelly at the Great Northern campus.
  • Begins Feb. 5th: AMS Connected Family Workshop - Building Communication Skills to Nurture Healthy Child and Family Development for Life

    Austin Montessori School is pleased to offer a parent-child communication workshop led by Grae Baker and Sveta Pais. This workshop allows fellow parents the opportunity to form a learning community and forge strong relationships with each other. Over six sessions, participants build life-long skills within the Montessori approach to communication and whole-child development. The AMS Connected Family Workshop is a prerequisite for attending the 'Siblings Without Rivalry' Workshop, offered after Spring Break.
  • Annual Fund

    Our Annual Fund drive continues to pick up steam. We are excited to give you the stats as they currently stand:
    Total pledged: $90,670
    Parent Participation 45%, Staff & Board Participation 100%
    Please forward this information to your extended family members so they can also share in the excitement that is the well-being of the school and show their support. Grandparents and other Friends of AMS play an important role in the life of the school, and this is a great way for them to participate. Also, don’t forget to check with your employer to see if they have a matching donation program – every little bit helps us reach our fundraising goal.
    Let’s keep the momentum going with the Annual Fund – click the link below to make your contribution today! Thank you for your continued support of Austin Montessori School.
  • Shop AmazonSmile and Benefit AMS

    Did you know if you shop you can help support Austin Montessori School?
    AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.  
    Please keep AmazonSmile in mind during your holiday shopping. To date, AmazonSmile has donated a total of $1,688.25 to Austin Montessori School.
  • AMS Noonday Benefit ~ Shop this link to support fair trade and give back to AMS

    Shopping for the holidays? Look no further! Support handmade and fair trade by purchasing your gifts through this link: AMS Benefit Noonday Collection

    All purchases made through this link will support artisans in developing countries and 20% of all purchases through this link will be donated to Austin Montessori School. Since November of 2018, we have raised $736 for Austin Montessori School.

    Questions?  Contact Noonday Ambassador and AMS Parent Amreen Rajabali at
  • 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!
  • 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
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