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Montessori 101: Your Child’s Super Powers

Thursday, Sept. 4 • 8:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Montessori education is designed to maximize development of your young child’s brain power. How? Join Head of School, Lynn Fisher, at September’s First Thursday as she unlocks the secrets of how an authentic Montessori program works. Little House & Children’s House parents are invited to attend this monthly program held at the Toledo Campus. This month’s event is Thursday, Sept. 4, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and again from 3:45-4:45 p.m. Come and discover your child’s super powers!

First Thursday is a monthly parent education program presented by West Side Montessori faculty. Any family is welcome to attend! First Thursdays are opportunities for parents in our community to learn more about Montessori through the eyes of children, teachers, and other Montessori parents. Make plans to come, meet other parents, and learn more about the Montessori method.

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VitosThis year WSM and PACC are working together to continue to offer the Pizza Day program. Pizza Day will be offered on the Thursdays listed below. We will serve Vito’s cheese pizza to Children’s House, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary students only. To make sure that your child does not miss Pizza Day, order now for the school year!

NEW! Children’s House students (Perrysburg & Toledo) can keep it simple and order the Pizza Day package, which includes one slice of cheese pizza, one fruit, and one juice for $2.50 per lunch! This meets the school’s nutritional guidelines for just $42.50 for the entire year. If your child is interested in a second slice of pizza, there’s an option to add it to your order for the entire year.

Lower Elementary (1-3) and Upper Elementary (4-6) students can order a la carte. The costs for elementary students are $.50 per lunch for one fruit, $.50 per lunch for one juice, and $1.50 per lunch for one slice of pizza. Therefore, a student who orders two slices of pizza, one fruit, and one juice will pay $68 one time for the school year.

All pizza orders MUST be made online through West Side Montessori’s new registration and payment process. Using the Parent Login button at the top left above the WSM tree to logon to the registration and payment system. Click here for detailed directions.

Questions? Contact the Toledo Campus office at (419) 866-1931.

Please note:

  • When you sign up for pizza day, you are signed up for every pizza day of the year.
  • The deadline for ordering pizza is Wednesday, Sept. 17.
  • Orders received between September 18 and October 1 will be charged an additional $5 late fee.
  • Orders received any time after October 1 will be charged an additional $10 late fee.
  • Also note that ½ day children staying for lunch require a reservation with the office 24 hours ahead and families will be charged $8 per hour, per child.

The Pizza Days for the school year are as follows:
October 2, October 16, November 6, November 20, December 4, December 18, January 8, January 22, February 5, February 19, March 5, March 19, April 2, April 16, April 30, May 14 and May 28.

Pizza Day relies on dedicated volunteers to help serve lunch to each classroom. Please visit the Volunteer page to sign-up for one or more of the Pizza Days in your child’s classroom.

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 at the Toledo Campus. 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