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Middle School’s Hold Fifth Annual Sale

BuyLocal-cubeWest Side Montessori’s Middle School Business Committee hosts its fifth annual student-led Buy Local Sale. The sale features businesses managed in and around Toledo and brings them to you on Friday, Dec. 4, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Toledo Commons. There will be more than 20 vendors attending, including Ten Thousand Villages, Ellie’s Handmade Earrings, Willow Moon Botanicals, Simply Sweet Treats, and Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Ten Thousand Villages will be selling fair trade jewelry, home goods, and food products. Ellie Leonard, who sells handmade earrings and jewelry, is a WSM 2012 graduate. Teas, seasonings, and bath and body products will be sold by Willow Moon Botanicals. Simply Sweet Treats and Mary Kay Cosmetics will also be attending along with many more. Come support local businesses and our Middle School Business Committee at this annual event.

If you have a Lower or Upper Elementary student, be sure to child your child’s backpack for a shopping wish list. This list enables students to shop for their own gifts during the school day with your permission. Students in grades 1-3 will be partnered with a middle school student to help supervise their shopping experience.

Remember: If you ordered a poinsettia in advance of the sale, the flowers will be available for pick up on Friday, Dec. 4 until 5 p.m. A limited selection of poinsettias also will be available to purchase.

Today’s Featured Business

The WSM Middle School Buy Local Sale is fast approaching and there are many local businesses that the students are proud to showcase. One of these vendors is Leslie Rose, a West Side staff member, selling honey and maple syrup products. Her gift boxes are 100% pure and made here in Northwest Ohio. The boxes include pure honey and syrup and either a honey dipper or a hand-poured beeswax candle. They are great for teachers, coaches, and employee gifts!


In conjunction with its 40th anniversary celebration, West Side Montessori (WSM) recently unveiled a student-made mosaic wall at its Toledo Campus. Students from kindergarten to eighth grade created the nature-themed clay tiles under the guidance of WSM’s art teacher, Deb Simoff, during the 2014-15 school year. The tiles were then glazed and fired in the school’s kiln in preparation for the wall. Middle School students and WSM’s alumna and current parent Danielle Fisher-Snyder worked with Deb to install the finished pieces on the cement wall that serves as the entry point to the West Side’s toddler program known as Little House.

Pictured above is a representation of the WSM students from grades 1-8 who helped on the project. In the center back (starting the fifth child from the left) are the three Middle School students – Rebecca Martin, Henry (Hank) Thomas, and Emma Morgenstern – who carefully selected and grouted the tiles.

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Graham’s Foundation recipient of 100 new children’s books

West Side Montessori Children’s House students (ages 3-6) are collecting 100 new children’s books to donate to Graham’s Foundation at its third annual Thanks and Giving Celebration and Sing-A-Long. The presentations will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Perrysburg Campus and on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Toledo Campus. Both presentations begin at 10:45 a.m. Previous recipients of the Thanks & Giving celebration were the Ronald McDonald House (2013) and The Victory Center (2014).

grahams-foundation-logo-lgGraham’s Foundation, founded by current West Side parents Nick and Jennifer Hall, is in celebration of their son, Graham. Graham and his twin sister, Reece (a Lower Elementary student) were born 15 weeks premature. Reece was in the hospital for four months before she was able to come home. Graham lived for 45 short days. Graham’s Foundation empowers parents of premature babies through support, advocacy and research to improve the outcomes for their preemies and themselves. We are looking forward to sharing with the children an act of great kindness and the gift of giving to those in need.

One way Graham’s Foundation supports parents of preemies is to give NICU (neonatal intensive-care unit) Care Packages.

“One of the many challenges of having a baby born early is that the nurses and doctors seem to provide all of the care for your baby, and as a parent you are left feeling helpless,” said Jennifer Hall. “When Reece and Graham were in the NICU, we looked for ways to parent and to make sure that they knew us. One of the ways we did that was by reading.  We read books aloud by their isolettes. We didn’t know if it would make a difference, but we figured it wouldn’t hurt, and we knew one thing – it helped us.  We felt as if we were doing something.  It helped us feel as if we were doing something typical.”

“We shall walk together on a path of life, for all things are part of the universe, and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.” – Maria Montessori

Sponsored by West Side Montessori Middle School

poinsettiaPoinsettias for this fundraiser are grown by Schmidt Bros., Inc. located in Swanton. Schmidt Bros., Inc. is a locally-owned business which has been growing quality plants for 75 years. Their extraordinary customer service is the cornerstone of their business. We are excited to be working with them on this project again this year. The sale is extended through Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Click here to place your online order. Or download a paper form and return to the Toledo Campus office. Payment will be due when you pick up your flowers.

Poinsettia Pick Up:
Friday, Dec. 4, from 12-5 p.m. in the Toledo Commons during the Middle School 5th Annual Buy Local Sale

Colors Available:
Red – White – Marble

Product Sizes
(all plants include pot covers and protective sleeves):

4-1/2” Pots for $5
One plant in each pot with 3+ blooms

6-1/2” Pots for $10
One plant in each pot with 5+ blooms

8-1/2” Pots for $20
Three plants in each pot with 14+ blooms

Deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 24.