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Deb Kelleher

Deb Kelleher

Terie Alvarez

Terie Alvarez

Cardinal Room is a Lower Elementary classroom for levels 1-3 on the Toledo Campus. Terie Alvarez and Deb Kelleher are the classroom’s co-teachers.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Keep Toledo Beautiful clothing drive last week! Yesterday, several Lower Elementary students helped load the many bags of clothing onto the collection truck yesterday. Great work!





trailcleaningThis week, Lower Elementary students walked the trails of the Toledo campus of West Side Montessori and collected trash that has accumulated since last fall. Great work everyone!


Our theme throughout this year has been Accepting Others and Helping.

“Let us give the child a vision of the whole universe… for all things are part of the universe, and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.”
~ Maria Montessori

It is through the daily exposures to different people, languages, cultural customs, food and beliefs that our children develop compassion and an understanding of the differences and commonalities of all people.


Throughout this year we will be discovering ways to accept and learn from individuals such as Angie, from the Ability Center (above).

Our next “Accepting Other lesson is sign language for the Deaf. Theresa and Cory from Shared Lives have been frequent guests to our classroom. During their visits, we have learned about American Sign Language, Braille, and serving the community. Earlier in March, Cory taught the students his first lesson. He taught them how to improve their environment by making seed bombs. Seed bombs are a mixture of planting soil and flowering seeds that can be thrown while riding a bike or driving so beauty can be found in unusual places. See pictures below:

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parent surveyWest Side Montessori is in the process of being re-accredited by the American Montessori Society. This is a title that WSM is very proud to have as one of only five schools Ohio and of 126 schools nationally who have this special recognition!

An important part of the process to retain the accreditation is to offer an anonymous parent survey which allows families to express their opinions about our school, including our strengths and areas of improvement. Every opinion counts!

Please take a few moments to complete the specific campus – Perrysburg or Toledo – by clicking a link below to participate. Complete the general questions and then skip to the program-specific questions that pertain to each of your children.  Your comments are welcome.

Perrysburg Campus Families

Toledo Campus Families

If done online, follow the directions to print off the “Thank You” page at the end of the survey, add your name, and return it to school. In doing so, you will earn two free hours of child care for your child!  Your survey will still be submitted anonymously. Paper copies also are available at the front desk or you can complete an online survey using a laptop set up in the lobby.

Thank you for your continued support of West Side Montessori.

The Cardinal students spent the month of February exploring the continent of Asia and its culture.

A second level student presented Thai food to the class.

A second level student presented Thai food to the class.

Thai Food

Thai Food


Two classroom parents provided authentic clothing from India for students to try on.


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Thank you to Smita and Pratima for helping learn about the Indian culture.