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(419) 866-1931
7115 W. Bancroft
Toledo, OH 43615-3010
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West Side Montessori

West Side Montessori has been challenged by the Montessori School of Bowling Green to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [see video]. We accept this challenge in memory of former West Side parent, Doug Stout, who passed away from ALS. All WSM parents, students, and staff are invited to participate in the challenge on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 4 p.m. Please meet by the carline benches outside the West building on the Toledo Campus.

Please bring your own bucket (ice if you so choose – we will provide the water) and your donation (any amount) in the form of cash or a check payable to ALSA. We hope to get as many people as possible to join in the challenge, so put on your WSM t-shirt, bring your buckets, and let’s all get wet for a great cause.

If you are interested in learning more about ALS and what this challenge is all about, visit

Learn more about Little House and Children’s House through West Side Montessori’s First Thursday event. It is a monthly parent education program that discusses a different topic each month. Plan to attend one or more of the following 2014-15 dates:

Sept. 4
Montessori 101 with Head of School Lynn Fisher

Oct. 2
Beyond the Continent Song:
Understanding Montessori’s Approach to Geography

Nov. 6
Toy Shopping Tips:
Pick the Perfect Toys for Your Child

Dec. 4
Handwriting Without Tears

No First Thursday

Feb. 5
Tears and Tantrums

March 5
Unchildproof Your Home

April 2
Montessori Math

May 7
Ask a Teacher
Answers to Your Toddler Conundrums

Current Lower Elementary parents and kindergarten parents are encouraged to attend this year’s Lower Elementary Parent Programs to learn more about Montessori’s unique curriculum for children’s ages 6-9 years old. This monthly event will be from 3:45-5 p.m. on the following dates:

Tuesday, Sept. 16
Elementary Montessori: Sparking the Imagination
Presented by Lynn Fisher

Thursday, Oct.r 9
Exploring the Lower Elementary Montessori Materials and Curriculum
Presented by Molly Bernhardt, Tonya Reynolds, and Terie Alvarez

Thursday, Nov. 13
Supporting Your Child: Hints for Home
Presented by the Student Services Team

Wednesday, Jan. 14
Understanding the Montessori Approach to Student Evaluations and Progress Reports
Presented by Kyrie Lee, Deb Kelleher, and Natalie Fisher

Thursday, April 23
Let Me Teach You: Exploring Montessori Materials with Your Child
Presented by Your Child

School Picture Day is right around the corner as a majority of the students’ pictures will be taken the week of September 8. See the complete schedule below.

Again this year, no order forms will be distributed prior picture day. Instead, a thumbnail proof will be provided with the order form following the photo sessions. You will then be able to place your order based on seeing the portrait. Little House families will not receive an order packet. Instead they will receive online ordering information at a later date.
Please note that Toledo and Perrysburg Little House pictures will be group shots only – there will be no individual pictures for Little House students.

Perrysburg Campus

  • Little House M-T & Children’s House:  Monday, Sept. 15
  • Little House W-F:  Friday, Sept. 12

Toledo Campus

  • Levels 1-8:  Tuesday, Sept. 9
  • Children’s House:  Wednesday, Sept. 10
  • Little House M-T:  Tuesday, Sept. 9
  • Little House W-F:  Thursday, Sept. 11

PACCJoin us for the first Parents’ Association Coordinating Committee (PACC) meeting for the school year on Monday, Aug. 25, from 5-6 p.m. in the Toledo Commons. Your child can attend the after-school child care program free of charge for this meeting if you call the office at (419) 866-1931 and let the school know in advance. Please call by Monday, Aug. 25, before 11:30 a.m. to make your child care reservation.

As a West Side Montessori parent you are already a valued member of the Parents’ Association and we would like to encourage your ideas, opinions and participation. We strive to promote a sense of community for all WSM families through events like Sweet September Sundae, Family Movie Nights, a Roller Skating party, Coffee and Conversations, Pizza Days and more.

If you are unable to attend on Monday, Aug. 25, the next PACC meeting will be held after morning car line on Monday, Sept. 8, from 8:45-9:45 a.m. A list of PACC activities and dates will be given out at the August/September meetings. During the meetings, you can share your ideas, ask questions, and hear about the activities and programs that we are planning.

See you there!