It is an honor to announce that St. Croix Montessori won second place at the 2017 St. Croix Agricultural Festival. Several students in the lower and upper Elementary class entered the Farm Animal Frenzy competition, which challenged them to make a Crucian animal, scaled-to-size, completely out of recycled, reduced, and repurposed materials.
Our students chose a peacock. They researched facts about peacocks (and peahens), brainstormed how to create the artistic representation of the peacock, and collected recycled materials. The peacock used paper towel rolls, milk gallon jug, fabric and paper scraps, wire hangers, and even test-tube tops!
The students won both a rosette and prize money, which they will accept at an awards ceremony.
The elementary class would like to offer Mr. Joseph Gell, Ms. Niarus Walker, and Ms. Ana Asad a special thank you for all their hard work and for helping the elementary students.
In addition, please pass on your congratulations to our students who participated in the Shoebox Float competition. Keren and Nailah each received a Honorable Mention for their representation of “Agriculture: Our Heritage And Hope For The Future.”
Thank you for your support of our bright, young students!
Annual Taste of India Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction
St. Croix Montessori’s annual Taste of India Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction becomes more popular every year. Our signature event, the evening is the source of providing a diverse range of need-based financial aid as well as supporting the growth of our campus.
Thank you to everyone who joined us on April 1st and to our sponsors who made the event possible! Photos from the evening areavailable onlineand on ourFacebook page.
The 11th Annual Taste of India Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction
Saturday, April 1, 2017 | St. George Village Botanical Gardens Great Hall
Join us for traditional Indian cuisine, dancing, fantastic auction items, live entertainment, henna and more at the St. George Village Botanical Gardens!
This highly anticipated event transports you to an elegant, Bollywood evening with a touch of Crucian flair!
Immerse Yourself In The Sights, Sounds, And Flavors Of India
Taste traditional cuisine – Samosas, Sahina, Phulori, Saag Chana Masala, Chicken Tikka Masala, Korma, Naan bread, Indian-inspired desserts, and so much more!
Be a little daring and visit the complimentary Henna station. Show off your style in a pose captured by our photo booth.
Spend a little or spend a lot in the Silent Auction. Items ranging from treats to full-VIP class adventures!
What Your Support Means
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, every dollar is invested directly in the people and programs that serve the children and families enrolled in the school. All proceeds from the evening benefit St. Croix Montessori’s scholarship fund and our installation of a school library and nurse’s area.
Sponsorship, Purchasing Tickets, & Donations
Purchase your ticket today on Eventbrite! Sponsor a table or donate an item for our silent auction!
Ticket venues: St. Croix Montessori School & Fashion Establishment
VIP Admission at 6:00P.M. Priority seating, two complimentary signature cocktails, admission to VIP Cocktail Hour, early admission to Henna Station and Silent Auction, and priority access to cash bar throughout the evening.
General Admission at 7:00P.M. Come enjoy yourself throughout the evening!
Cash Bar | Live Entertainment | DJ
2017 Taste of India Sponsorship
We are immensely grateful for the philanthropic generosity of our Sponsors and Donors who make this event possible!
Sponsors enjoy the honor of supporting our children’s scholarship fund and receive VIP benefits for their table.
Sponsorship Levels Available
Platinum Sponsor $4,000
You support scholarships for 4 children at St. Croix Montessori! Platinum Sponsorship includes priority seating for 10 with wine & champagne, invitation to VIP Cocktail, full page ad in the event program, special recognition at the event, in all marketing and media releases, including advertisements, the school website and Facebook event page.
Diamond Sponsor $2,000
By becoming a Diamond Sponsor, you support scholarships for 2 children at St. Croix Montessori. Your Diamond Sponsorship includes priority seating for 6 with wine & champagne, invitation to VIP Cocktail, half-page ad in event program, and special recognition at the event, in all marketing and media releases, including advertisements, the school website and Facebook event page.
An open house at St. Croix Montessori is an opportunity for us to invite family, friends, and other members of our community to visit our school and learn more about Montessori education. Please join us on Saturday, March 4th beginning at 1pm at our campus in Estate Orange Grove.
St. Croix Montessori invites you and your family to discover the Montessori approach, preschool through 6th grade.
Come meet current students and their parents
Tour our campus
Chat with our faculty, staff and Head of School; and
Find out how this unique educational opportunity can benefit your child!
We’ll have refreshments, a brief presentation and plenty of time to mix and mingle.
About Montessori Education
Montessori education is an exciting process of discovery, leading to concentration, self-discipline, and a love of learning. St. Croix Montessori practices the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. Our approach prepares students to excel in society. Classes are consciously designed to recognize and address different learning styles, embrace difference, and educate the whole person. Scholarships are available.
How to Learn More
Learn more by exploring this website at stcroixmontessori.com or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org – or if you can’t join us for the Open House, call our office at (340)718-2859 to schedule a visit!
Parent volunteers help us create a musical play space out of recycled materials!
This 2017 improvement project adds to our natural playground by providing children an area dedicated to the joys of music! Using recycled materials, we craft an artfully-enticing wall of instruments and sounds. Children are able to experiment with an assortment of sounds. The finished wall includes drums, xylophone, wind chimes, and a scratcher.
Help Us Create Music!
We are using a variety of easy-to-find materials that will not only withstand our island environment, they will allow our children to bang, create tunes, and experiment with sound!
Thanks to the St. Croix Landmark Society’s Victor BorgeListen & Learn Program, our students have access to musicians and artists from across the globe. This educational and music series is provided for FREE to all students – including transportation!
Elementary and upper-Primary students (i.e. kindergarten-aged and older) participate in this series.
Reminders for Parents
Please make sure you arrive on time that day – no later than 8:30AM!
Also be sure to sign the permission slip/waiver provided by the office
Engage your child(ren) in a conversation about the event!
Quick text messaging alerts now available. Avoid being part of a long group-text message!
Opt-In for Text Alerts
We have set-up the ability to send text alerts to all of our families. This is available in the event of an emergency situation as well as to quickly reach all of our family members about key school events/activities, closings/weather-notices, etc.
In order to receive the SMS text message on your phone, you will need to opt-in to the RainedOut service.
The code for opting in by phone is available by contacting the office.
At this time, only current parents are eligible for the service.
It’s that time of year! Families come on out to help our school shine and sparkle.
The Value of Community Service
This semi-annual, school event is a great way for families to teach children how we valuecommunity service. Families and children participate in deep cleaning the school, doing a campus clean-up, and build camaraderie.
What to Bring
Buckets & Mops
Cleaners & Sponges
Strategic Campus Projects
We have gardening supplies arriving, but our shed is very much overdue to be replaced! A waste bin will be delivered to campus and volunteers will help sort through the current shed contents, remove old items, and tear down the exterior.
Once the existing slab is cleared, a family has donated their time to build a much-improved storage shed. We are looking forward to our new safe, clean storage on campus!
St. Croix Montessori students and families can show off their Montessori pride with our custom T-shirts. Partnering with a local business to provide you these 100% cotton tees, we offer children and adult sizes, ranging from X-Small (4-6) to Adult 1X.
(pic of actual T-shirt coming soon!)
The T-shirt is our school color of Teal and includes the nautilus in white. All new students receive one (1) t-shirt. Family members can purchase additional T-shirts.
We encourage parents, relatives, friends & family to wear our t-shirts at local events, such as Agricultural Fair Weekend and Jump-Up.
Prices are as follows:
Children sizes small-large $11.00 each
Adult sizes small-x-large $12.00 each
Adult sizes 1x and up $13.00 each
How to Order
Send an email or sign-up in office to receive T-shirt.
Children budget for classroom snack and prepare healthy meals
Meals with friends are opportunity to practice manners AND have fun
The joy of hand work
Growing our math brains
This Parent Ed focuses on concrete tools to make parenting simpler, more effective, and a whole lot more fun! We will build our positive discipline skills, including strategies for:
How to teach our children to be respectful and responsible?
How to build emotionally strong kids?
What to do when facing challenges?
SCM has consulted with Sasha Marohn, a Love & Logic Trainer, Family & Youth Counselor, and School Counselor at Good Hope Country Day School to facilitate these two Parent Ed evenings.
Register to Attend: Model Being A Responsible Student!
Register for the Parent Ed evening you plan to attend.
Parent Ed is a requirement for all SCM families. While we plan to try and focus on developmental age groups, we’ve designed the evenings to help all parents. It is more important that you don’t miss this opportunity!
Even if you can’t make one, choose the evening you can attend!
Arrive by 5:45PM. We’ll begin promptly at 6PM.
Indicate whether you are ordering pizza or not.
FREE Pizza provided for children.
We ask for a donation from parents towards the cost of pizza.
Registered Families Entered To Win A Gift!
We appreciate you!
Once you register and attend your Parent Ed evening, you are entered to win a gift from SCM.