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(419) 866-1931
7115 W. Bancroft
Toledo, OH 43615-3010
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(419) 874-9385
13587 Roachton Rd.
Perrysburg, OH 43551-1154
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Buttercup Room

Julie Poure

Julie Poure

Sarah Kreinbrink

Sarah Kreinbrink

Buttercup Room is a Little House classroom for ages 13 months to 2 years old  on the Toledo Campus. Sarah Kreinbrink and Julie Poure are the classroom’s co-teachers.

Starting Date Moved Back a Week

Parenting Young Children – Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP)

Do you need a system for effective parenting? You are invited to attend a six-week STEP parenting class (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting). This class is targeted for parents of children from birth to age six (6).


The STEP class will be held on Tuesdays at the Toledo Campus in Central Park from 6:30-7:30 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, April 15, through Tuesday, May 20.

There is no cost for the class. However, each family needs a copy of “Parenting Young Children” at a cost of $15. The books will be distributed before the first class.

Sign up by contacting Kathy Heckert at (419) 866-1931 to reserve a space. Class size is limited.


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.

Welcome to the Buttercup Room Blog!

Please visit this space frequently as this is where we will post classroom updates, pictures, and reminders.

We have had a bit of a rocky start to the new year. After an already extended winter break, several friends were out out this past week due to illness. We have been in early and have stayed late everyday, sanitizing and cleaning our classroom from top to bottom. We will continue to do everything we can to help keep our students healthy. Please do your part by keeping your child home if they have a fever or cannot participate in their day.

While cleaning, we have also put out all new work choices for the children. A new favorite is flower arranging! We have plastic vases and a variety of silk flowers for the children to explore. They are learning about tulips, daffodils, roses, irises, and daisies. We have several new books, puzzles and color matching activities. We have new containers for opening and closing.

During these periods of heavy snow, we will not be going outside. We will not need winter boots. We will, however, bring the snow into the classroom to explore, so please send mittens. If the weather warms up to 30 degrees or more, we may take short walks, but only on paved walkways.

We would also like to welcome new friends, Weston and Leo to the Buttercup Room. We are very happy to have them join our class!

Please remember to call and schedule a conference. They are right around the corner! This is a great time to sign up to observe as well. You will be amazed at how much your children have grown since the beginning of the school year.

We encourage you to join us on Sunday January 26, 2014 1:00-3:00 pm, for our open house. This is a great opportunity for you to visit your child’s next level and to see all of the wonderful work the children do at school.

What does Montessori mean to you? Help design a t-shirt for Montessori Education week! Please see the newsletter for details.

We would also like to encourage all of our parents to attend the MARCH MADNESS fundraiser on Saturday March 8, 2014 at the 5/3 Center at One Seagate, in downtown Toledo. It is a great way to meet other West Side families and win great gifts, while supporting West Side! The Buttercup Room will be offering a great basket full of activities for young toddlers in the auction. You won’t want to miss out on that!

Please check this blog spot frequently. We plan to upload pictures weekly. We are so excited to show you all of the fun we have each day!

Sarah and Julie



Well, the Buttercup room is officially full! We welcomed Maveryck and Andrew in the last few weeks and they have settled in beautifully.

We are excited to begin this week with several new “FALL” work choices!

  • We have 5 little pumpkins for counting and for singing the “5 little pumpkins” song.
  • We have gourds of all shapes and sizes! We use these gourds as a language and sensory experience (rough, smooth, bumpy, round, long, etc.).
  • We have a very large pumpkin to use for “pumpkin scrubbing” in our water table.
  • We have several different patterned cloth pumpkins for matching as well as different cloth leaves for matching.
  • As the leaves begin to fall, we will add rakes to our playground, and a broom to our patio.
  • We will add several new “Fall” themed books to our reading corner as well.

We will be very busy this month!

Please consider signing up to observe your child prior to conferences at the end of October. You will be amazed at how far our class has come from those first few weeks! Several friends already have the complete snack routine down including: waiting for their name to be called to wash hands, and beginning to add the movements to our snack song!

Another option to consider is to begin using carline. You are always welcome to park after you drop off your child and sneak back in to observe at our window for a few minutes!

We are so excited that all of the children have settled in so nicely and we are now able to do one-on-one lessons and spend ample time observing each child to further meet their individual developmental needs.

It has been such a joy watching your children as they gain confidence in the classroom and getting to know each little personality. We appreciate and enjoy them all!