Deb Kelleher

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.

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We cordially invite you to attend Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day!

This is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with the children in their classrooms. The students are always so happy and proud to share their space with loved ones. We hope that you can join us!

Q: What day should my child’s grandparent/special friend come visit?

A: We are lucky to have so many grandparents/special friends in our community! To accommodate all our visitors, we host 2 days for visits. Look for your child’s program in the list below to determine what day their guests should arrive.

Friday, May 6 -Toledo Campus
– Little House students enrolled in W-F classes
– Little House students enrolled in M-F classes
– All Children’s House students
– All students in levels 1-8 Friday,

Friday, May 6 – Perrysburg Campus
– Little House students enrolled in W-F classes

Monday, May 9 – Toledo Campus
– Little House students enrolled in M-T classes

Monday, May 9 – Perrysburg Campus
– Little House students M/T classes
– Little House students M-F classes
– All Children’s House students

Please feel free to call the offices with questions:
Toledo – 419-866-1931
Perrysburg – 419-874-9385

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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 what we’re doing and learning!

World Language Week 2016 day-by-day schedule

The Lower Elementary teachers are excited to announce that we will be taking the students to The Toledo Zoo on Wednesday, May 4th.  We will leave West Side Montessori via bus at 9:30 a.m. and return to school around 2:00 p.m. This trip will coincide with our zoology studies this year.  Students will participate in a zoo class entitled, Animal Adaptations, as well as a zoo scavenger hunt.

We are looking for parent volunteers to take around small groups of students.  We are asking that interested parents contact their classroom teachers by this Thursday, April 28th.  Parents will need to pay for themselves to enter the zoo. Parents can meet their student groups at 10:00 inside the zoo near the polar bear fountain.  Students will head to the bus at 1:30 and parents can leave once their group is reunited with classroom teachers. We are insisting that parent volunteers do not buy food, drinks, or gifts at the zoo.  We are also asking that parents do not take their group on rides such as the merry-go-round or train.

Students are asked to dress according to the weather.  Please consider comfortable walking shoes. If it is expected to be a sunny day, please apply sun screen prior to school. Each student will need a sack lunch and disposable drink and silverware. Please do not send money or cameras.  Teachers and parent chaperons cannot be responsible for those items.

Thank you for your support and consideration in helping us out.  If you can help out, your classroom teacher will contact you. We are looking forward to an amazing educational experience and community building opportunity. 

We began our study of the continents understanding the relationship to the larger world and to the universe especially. As we studied and researched about North America. Level 1, 2, and 3 explored and worked on a specific country they were interested about. This year we focused on the continent of South America.





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Charlotte’s Web

Lower Elementary is going to see Charlotte’s Web on April 18th. We are attending a 12:15 performance. We will have lunch before we go. We can’t wait to see it and share with you!

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