News and Announcements Archives

Nov 30

The Hour Of Code


“The Hour of Code” is celebrated across the world December 5-11, 2016. ‘The Hour of Code’ was created to show that anybody can learn the basics in computer science. Learn more here. During the month of December, students in Technology … Continue reading

Nov 28

Buy Local Sale – December 2 from 2 to 5 pm


Join us at the Annual Buy Local Sale organized by West Side Middle School! You will be able to shop at attending local vendors: Construction Artifacts, Ten Thousand Villages, Klearly Krafty Occasions & Designs, Usborne Books, Broken Tree Honey and … Continue reading

Nov 19

World Languages for Toddlers, Preschool and Beyond…


When is the best time to learn a second or third language? The earlier the better, according to research. During the sensitive period for language—from birth to about age six—children learn the primary language spoken at home and school at … Continue reading

Nov 07

World Language Event


Are you interested in learning more about world language at West Side Montessori? Join us for a free language class with our language expert on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 8:30 am. Open to the public. Call to reserve your spot 419-866-1931.

Nov 05

A second language at age 3?


The world is vast and beckons to be explored. There are discoveries to be made: places to see, food to taste, people to meet and customs to experience.  Languages are a natural way to learn about the world. Children at … Continue reading

Oct 31

Cheers To 41

Oct 29

Confident Children


Want confident children? Give them opportunities to do for themselves. It is much more important to teach your child to put on his own coat, to hang it up when he takes it off, to use a spoon and fork … 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

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