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Lilac Room

Bridgett Miller

Bridgett Miller

Janell Butts

Janell Butts

Lilac Room is a Little House classroom on the Toledo Campus. Janell Butts and Bridgett Miller are the classroom’s co-teachers.

This replaces the previous date that was listed on the school calendar (May 21).


You’re Invited to First Thursday

Thursday, May 7, at 8:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.  — Toledo Campus



Beautiful things are growing outdoors. Lilac friends are excited to explore everything from new patio work to new sound work on the natural playground, wind chimes and rain sticks. The purple tulips we planted last fall are almost ready to bloom. Soon we will be sending home our crazy grass hair we started from seed. We look forward to more planting this month as the weather continues to warm the soil.

All areas of the classroom have really grown with more “tricky” or challenging work choices. Practical Life has new lacing cards, clothesline work, nuts and bolts, and ice pitcher tonging work. The mystery number is still very popular in the math area. Students are learning how to give the objects a “partner” and can determine if the number is “odd” or “even”. The numerical rods were recently introduced to the students. The rods are ordered from shortest to longest with numerical cards 1-10 placed next to corresponding rod. Sensorial now has the geometric cabinet. Some students have chosen to create posters of traced shapes and are working on learning the names of the various shapes. Language has shifted to a focus on writing. Children are using the Handwriting Without Tears wooden pieces to formulate the letters “D” “P” “E” “F” and “C”.  The art area now has two paint colors at the easel for blending colors. Scissor cutting, pasting, and hole punching continue to be favorites. Our peace table has a kaleidoscope, and the manipulative shelf has life cycle of the frog work.

Hooray for May and special guests! We say goodbye to our UT student and welcome 6th graders. The children love when the upper grades come to visit and help. We even had the privilege to attend Lower Elementary’s Song Fest. Grandparents and special friends will also be visiting this month.


Friday, May 1


Lower Elementary Songfest

7 p.m. – Toledo Campus Commons


Saturday, May 9


All West Side Montessori families from Little House through Middle School are invited to join us celebrate at our 31st annual Spring Fundraiser featuring food from Mancy’s Steakhouse, Domo Sushi, Registry Bistro and Rosie’s Italian Grille along with wine-tasting. Tickets can still be purchased online at


Friday, May 8 or Monday, May 11



Tuesday, May 12


Upper Elementary Ensemble & Middle School Band

Spring Concert

Toledo Campus Commons
7-8 p.m.


Thursday, May 14


9th Annual 5KDub Run, Walk, and Picnic

Please join us for our annual 5K/Fun walk and family picnic at Olander Park in Sylvania. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate. If you would like to just join us for dinner and fun, that’s an option too. Click here to make your reservation online. Event begins at 5:30 p.m.


Wednesday, May 20

Spring Sing

Spring Sing: Building a Better World

6:30 p.m. – University of Toledo Recital Hall
Perrysburg and Toledo Kindergarten Spring Concert

It had been weeks since the Lilac friends were able to enjoy our natural playground. The frigid temps kept us inside for far too long. Each day the snow melted a little more to reveal the grass and treasures beneath. As one child exclaimed, “The sand came back!” Digging in snow and sand are our outdoor points of interest . We also enjoyed the fresh air and scenery on our long walks. A walk in the snow-covered woods proved to be a real adventure.