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Lynn34West Side Montessori families are invited to A Conversation with Lynn Fisher, WSM’s Head of School, on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Toledo Campus library. This informal gathering will be held at 8:30 a.m. and again at 3:45 p.m.

Come and share your impressions of the first month of the school year, ask questions regarding classroom practices or school procedures, learn about upcoming events, and exchange ways to become involved at West Side. We encourage new families to come and ask your questions about your child’s classroom or the Montessori method.


West Side Montessori invites parents to this special live event on Monday, Oct. 20, from 7-9 p.m. All attendees will obtain the solution for preventing:

  • Cyber Bullying
  • Irresponsible Use of Apps
  • Poor Social Media Behaviors
  • Many other current and future cyber issues

Richard Guerry is the author of multiple cyber safety and citizenship books and has been a featured speaker at numerous national and international conferences.

The event is free, however, reservations are appreciated. Click here to make your reservation today and come to hear more about this important topic.

Reservation deadline is Friday, Oct. 10.

“The child should love everything that he learns, for his mental and emotional growths are linked. Whatever is presented to him must be made beautiful and clear, striking his imagination.”    ~ Maria Montessori

Montessori 201: Striking the Imagination

Presented by Lynn Fisher

touching-the-universeChildren from ages 6-12 years old ask endless questions and ponder complicated issues. Dr. Montessori concluded that the only approach to learning that would truly satisfy children at this developmental level is to give them a picture of the whole universe and the where-with-all to see how the parts of the whole are interconnected.

Join us on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 3:45 p.m. to learn more about Montessori’s unique curriculum at the elementary level. Current Lower Elementary and kindergarten parents are encouraged to attend; parents at all levels are welcome. Child care is provided during the presentation at no charge. Please indicate in the child care sign out book that you attended the event.

West Side Montessori parents are inviting to join the WSM staff at an upcoming class series titled: Permaculture: Control your life by providing for yourself. The series will be held weekly starting Wednesday, Sept. 17, and continues through Wednesday, Dec. 10, (except for Oct. 29 and  Nov. 26) from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Monarch Room at the Toledo Campus.

Reservations are required. Please contact Linda at (419) 866-1931 or via email by Friday, Sept. 12, if you are interested in attending the series.

permaculture-flower-e1372378786463_0Topics will include:

  • History of Permaculture – How ancient agriculture was in many ways more advanced than today
  • Biochar – What is it and how to use it
  • The Genius Farmer – How an Austrian farmer turned a wasteland into one of the world’s most productive farms
  • Animals that will work for you
  • Edible Landscaping – How to turn your yard into a money making operation
  • Human health and plants
  • Toxic ingredients in your food
  • Heal yourself with plants
  • Free food and medicine from what most people call weeds
  • Multi-purpose plants – mushrooms, bamboo and willows
  • Weeds – guardians of the soil
  • Hugelkultur – multi-purpose growing mounds
  • How to use nature to your advantage – bugs, birds, trees and toads
  • Growing citrus in the snow
  • A garden that you don’t have to till, water, fertilize and barely weed
  • Pink light, music and magnets for plants?
  • Purify your water and air both inside and outside your home with plants
  • How to increase profits in your farm, garden or orchard operation with very simple and nearly forgotten techniques
  • Learn about the wonder plants that can clean up toxic waste including neutralizing radiation and eating plastic waste
  • Backyard aquaculture – raise fish and vegetable in less and 100 sq. feet
  • The easiest ways to preserve your harvest
  • John Lorenzen – how to operate a modern farm off the energy grid
  • Energy is all around you – how to harvest it
  • Efficient building design – house, barn shed, etc.
  • Rocket Stoves – super efficient wood burners
  • Need money? – Sell plants! Sell your knowledge! Sell your services!
  • Sources for seeds, tools, plants and other materials will be included the class

school-picture-day-300x270School Picture Day is here! Most 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 to 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:

  • Toledo and Perrysburg Little House pictures will be group shots only.
  • There will be no individual pictures for Little House students.
  • If your child is a five-day student in Little House, their picture will be taken twice – with the Monday-Tuesday group and again with the Wednesday-Friday group. See specific dates below.

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