News and Announcements Archives

Oct 22

Toddler Brains – Getting Organized


Adults often talk about getting organized. We think in terms of time and space. Appointments that need to be scheduled. The mud room piled with out-of-season clothes and boots. Chores that need to be done. Babies and tiny children are … Continue reading

Oct 17

Recycle I.T.


West Side Montessori’s Girls on the Run team will be hosting our annual Recycle I.T. drive. The drive will take place in the parking lot on the Toledo Campus on Saturday, October 22 from 8 am to 12 pm. We collect: Computers … Continue reading

Oct 17

School Book Fair


Join us at our School Book Fair, in the Toledo Campus library! It’s a great way to purchase new books for your family and for the school. Monday, Oct. 24: 8 am to 5 pm Tuesday, Oct. 25: 8 am to 6 … Continue reading

Oct 13

Setting Boundaries


When your baby cries and you rush to the rescue, your unconditional love creates a deep bond. But all too soon that sweet baby starts testing the limits – long before your 2-year-old hears you call and runs the other … Continue reading

Oct 03

Visit us at Little Boo at the Zoo


Make sure to stop by our West Side Montessori activity area during Little Boo at the Zoo on October 21 & 22.  A complete schedule of activities can be seen HERE.

Sep 29

The more things change, the more they stay the same.


In 2002, Howard Gardner, Harvard University professor of Cognition and Education, commented in an editorial in Education Week, “As a cognitive psychologist, I know that children must construct knowledge for themselves; they cannot simply be ‘given’ understanding of any important issue. This insight – shared by thousands of cognitive researchers all over the world – does not prevent legislators from calling time and again for ‘direct instruction’ or ‘drill-and-kill’ regimens.”

Aug 30

Understanding Toddlers


More than 100 years ago Dr. Maria Montessori described “the absorbent mind” of children during their first three years of life as the most critical period in each child’s brain development. Recent research reveals that babies have an innate moral code and make decisions about themselves and others from a very early age. This insight reinforces the Montessori perspective that humans have astonishing mental capacity from birth.

Jul 06

Montessori Math is Amazing!


Montessori education allows children to learn using materials that foster independence, confidence and critical thinking. Check out the joyous reaction one of our 3-year old students experienced after completing his math work!

Jul 06

Register today for our award-winning parent-child classes!

The Acorn to Oak class is an eight-week parent-child program designed for infants and toddlers who are not enrolled in a Montessori program. This program provides an opportunity for the adult to interact with the child as the teacher guides them … Continue reading

Jul 06

Back to School Information


Supply lists, a detailed calendar, and school forms are available by using your Parent Login and clicking on the Family Access Module tab. Classroom assignments and family meeting times will be mailed August 10 to enrolled families.

May 25

Montessori Mondays are back!

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  Join us at our Toledo Campus three Mondays in June for a free Montessori play date! Enjoy our natural playground and explore an authentic Montessori classroom.

May 10

Ensemble and Band Performance May 17 at 7 p.m.

The Upper Elementary Ensemble and Middle School Band students will be performing various music selections for your listening enjoyment. Come enjoy the music and support our young musicians! Tuesday, May 17 at 7pm Toledo Campus Commons  

May 05

RSVP today for West Side 75!

Book your sitter and save the date for a groovy 70s style dance party on Saturday, May 14! Join us for a spectacular evening on Saturday, May 14, at The Premier Banquet Complex on Heatherdowns Blvd. This year’s theme is … Continue reading

May 05

Join us for family fun at our 5K run!

Join us Tuesday, May 24 at 5:00 p.m. for 5Kdub! 5K’Dub is an annual 5k run/walk and family fun event that honors the memory of Karen Weeks. Karen was an admired and cherished teacher at WSM from 1988 until 2005. … Continue reading

Apr 27

Celebrate World Language Week!

Please join us to celebrate World Language during the week of May 9-13!  It’s a week-long open house in our World Language classes, where family and friends are invited to attend classes and presentations at all levels. Come and see … Continue reading

Apr 07

Muffins with Moms – May 3


Students in levels 1-8 and their Moms (or special friends) are invited to join us for Muffins with Mom on Tuesday, May 3, in the Toledo Campus Commons.

Mar 21

Cell Phones For Soldiers


Do you have lots of old cell phones lying around your house? Starting today (March 18) you can donate your old cell phones to U.S. soldiers by placing them in the box in the main lobby in the west building. The … Continue reading

Mar 17

We Are So Lucky…


We are lucky to have such a wonderful community!

Mar 08

Reminder: No School March 10-14


A reminder about this week’s schedule: Due to Parent-Teacher Conferences this week, there are NO EXTRACURRICULAR CLASSES on Tuesday, March 8 or Wednesday, March 9. Music lessons will be held as scheduled. NO SCHOOL on Thursday, March 10 NO SCHOOL and NO CHILD CARE … Continue reading

Mar 07

Are You Ready for the Spring Fundraiser on May 14?


  We are going to party like it’s 1975… so slide on those eight-inch platform shoes; slip into some psychedelic purple polyester bell bottoms; and take back the night with one of our very own West Side Montessori dads and … Continue reading

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