The Purpose of Parent Education

The secret to a satisfying and great Montessori experience comes from the relationship built between school, family, and community. The Parent Education series are conversations focused on supporting parents during each stage of their child’s development, as well as a time to gather socially and support one another. During these events, parents are invited to explore the theory behind their child’s education, experience the classroom hands-on, and to ask questions. Even our “veteran” parents are still learning!

Parents engaged in discussion
Families engage in role-playing during our Back-to-School Orientation

We always begin the year with an introduction to each classroom. Parents have the opportunity to get to know one another, to find out: ‘who is the mother, father, grandparent of the child your son or daughter keeps talking about?’

Primary Welcome Back Night

Our focus was an introduction to the Human Tendencies and creating an environment that supports those. We viewed the different areas of the classroom, and went through how we can create prepared environments at home that support our child’s development and growth.

When confronted by situations which concern the child and seem difficult to solve, do not seek outside remedies but concentrate upon the nature of the child and the essential needs of his development.”

“The Human Tendencies and Montessori Education” Mario Montessori (1956), p. 2

Handout For Parents (PDF)

Elementary Welcome Back Night

Our focus was on the journey from Primary education, into Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary; the evolution of asking “what” to “how” and “why.” We discussed nature in the classroom, how freedom and responsibility support one another, and how a family can support their elementary child’s education at home.

“There is a great sense of community within the Montessori classroom, where children of differing ages work together in an atmosphere of cooperation rather than competitiveness. There is respect for the environment and for the individuals within it, which comes through experience of freedom within the community.”

Maria Montessori

Handout for Elementary Parents (PDF)

Resources

Families can:

  • Review the Parent Education binder in the SCM office – a collection of articles, parent ed presentations, and Montessori information.
  • Check out the Resources on the website or in the PDF’s above
  • Schedule a meeting with your classroom teacher or Head of School

2016 Pancake Breakfast flyerOur annual Pancake Breakfast is back!

Our neighbors and families are invited to a pancake breakfast (to-go or sit-down) at the St. Croix Montessori campus in Orange Grove on Saturday, October 1st!

Come Enjoy A $10.00 Plate!

Includes:

  • Your choice of plain, blueberry, or chocolate chip pancakes (2 generous-sized pancakes)
  • Choice of breakfast sausage, bacon, or veggie sausage
  • Eggs
  • Fruit Salad
  • Your choice of bush tea, coffee, or juice

What Your Support Means

Other than a great way to start your Saturday morning (and *no dishes for you to wash*!), this event is going to support our Scholarship Fund for the Primary (2 1/2-6yrs.) and Elementary (6-12yrs.) programs and some new playground features.

Smiling student enjoys her pancakes!
Smiling student enjoys her pancakes!

Feel free to pass the invite along!

Directions & Details:

Where: St. Croix Montessori Campus (classrooms)

*We are in Orange Grove, by Caribbean Community Theater, Pueblo, and Subway.

*Cost:* $10.00 per plate (to-go containers available or bring your own)

*Tickets sold at St. Croix Montessori School and day-of.

*Directions From West: Follow Northside Road, through 5 Corners. Just after Subway – by the GERS building and Casino Control, make a Right. We are the second driveway on the Right, just after the Radiator Shop/Mechanic. There’s a stone wall and GIANT trees.

*Directions From East: Take the by-pass to Contentment and Northside Rd (where the Police Station is), make a Left onto Northside Rd, follow past the Juanita Gardine Elementary School. Make a Right at Golden Rock Shopping Center onto Northside Road. Make your first Left (after the Casino Control Commission). We are the second driveway on the Right, just after the Radiator Shop/Mechanic. There’s a stone wall and GIANT trees.