Karner Blue

Andrew Sautter

Jenny Kettler

Karner Blue Room is an Upper Elementary classroom for levels 4-6 on the Toledo Campus. Jenny Kettler and Andrew Sautter are the classroom’s co-teachers.

Just a friendly reminder—–
The Spring Band and Ensemble Concert is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00 pm. Your student should arrive no later than 6:45pm, with their music and instrument, to the Commons.

I’m talking about their play, Comment y aller? (How do we get there?)! This week, the class started designing and constructing a car, train, boat and one other mystery transport for their performance World Language Week.

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World Language Week cover

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

How to Raise an Independent, Responsible, Cooperative Child

Does your child follow the ground rules at school, but constantly challenge your expectations at home? Join West Side Montessori’s Goldfinch Teacher, Natalie Fisher, and Elementary and Middle School Education Director, Jenn Schoepf, for this four-week session of Parenting the Montessori Elementary Child.

The class will be held at the Toledo Campus on Thursdays starting Jan. 21 from 3:45-5 p.m. Class dates are Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, and Feb. 11.

Click here to print a registration form or call (419) 866-1931 and ask for Jenn Schoepf.


On Thursday, October 1, the children of Karner Blue learned a little bit about the Jewish holidays celebrated during the fall season. Jude Lingan, Risa Cohen, and Allison and Lauren Sachs talked with the class about the significance of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah means “Head of the Year”  and during Rosh Hashanah, the custom of Taslich (symbolically casting away one’s sins) is observed. Jude demonstrated how to blow a shofar (ram’s horn) which is done 100 times over the course of Rosh Hashanah and is used to usher in the new year, and Allison and Jude shared the book Tashlich at Turtle Rock. Ten days after Rosh Hashanah is Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) when Jewish people actively seek forgiveness for the mistakes of the past year.  Everyone enjoyed sampling apples with honey and challah after the presentation. Thank you Jude, Risa, Allison, and Lauren for sharing with Karner Blue!

Blowing the shofar

Blowing the shofar

Sharing Tashlich at Turtle Rock

Sharing Tashlich at Turtle Rock