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100-day1Monday, Feb. 2, is the 100th day of the school year and the Lower Elementary teachers have many engaging activities planned for the day.

Students are asked to help celebrate by making a 100-day collection. Students are to collect 100 of something and bring their items to school on Monday. The 100th day collections will be shared during each classroom’s morning meeting.

Get creative! It’s always amazing to see the wonderful ideas each child comes up with such as 100 Lego sculpture, 100 picture poster, and 100 cotton ball snowman.  Have fun!

100th DAY BREAKFAST

To start off  the 100th Day celebration, your student also is invited to bring 100 pieces of their favorite cereal in a personalized resalable plastic bag. Each class will have breakfast with a smile that day. Now that’s a tasty way to start the day!

Purchase a ticket for a chance to win FREE TUITION for a YEAR!

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West Side Montessori is excited to offer its annual tuition raffle again this year. However, the ticket price is now just $100 and will be available through May 8. The drawing will be held at the annual auction, which is Saturday, May 9. You need not be present to win.

Tickets may be purchased by:

Note: If 250 tickets are not sold, raffle reverts to a 50/50 with 50% of the profits applied to the winning ticket holder’s 2015/2016 tuition and the remainder to WSM. Winnings are not redeemable for cash.

Zen Garden and a peaceful environment

Zen Garden and a peaceful environment

Children turning 3 by August 1, 2015 are visiting the Children’s House classrooms on Tuesday, February 10 through Friday, Feb. 13!

  • Would you love to see what a Children’s House classroom looks like?
  • Do you wonder what sort of work choices and Montessori materials are in a Children’s House classroom?
  • Are you curious how 3’s, 4’s and Kindergartners can be in the same classroom?

Parents will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the library for conversation about the Children’s House program.  Little House teachers will walk your children to the library at 9 a.m. so you and your child can visit a Children’s House classroom together and explore the work choices with a Children’s House child as your personal tour guide for approximately 30 minutes.

Please R.S.V.P. to Kathy Heckert at (419) 866-1931 or kheckert@wsmctoledo.org.  There are a limited number of spaces available each day, so call or email today!

 

WSM’s Middle School writers at POP District Tournament

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Eighth Grade Writers

WSM’s Middle School Power of the Pen Team had outstanding team and individual performances at this year’s District Tournament held on Saturday, Jan. 24. The seventh grade team earned second place overall, including “Best of Round” recognition for Hank Thomas in the second of three stories written. Megan Vesoulis and Rebecca Martin earned seventh and eighth place, respectively.

Also earning individual awards were eighth grade students Zaynab Lazreq and Rachel Gorman. Zaynab earned first place and Rachel placed third overall. Rachel also received an honorable mention “Best of Round” in round two. The eighth grade class didn’t meet the minimum number of students needed to compete as a team.

Power of the Pen meets weekly after-school and is coached by Middle School Language Arts teacher, Mary Brandon.

 

Seventh Grade Team

WSM’s Seventh Grade Team

 

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The week of February 22 is Montessori Education Week. It is a time to celebrate the philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori and our school. Upper Elementary art students designed this year’s T-shirt under the direction of WSM’s Art teacher, Deb Simoff. Many of the letters represent the unique materials found in a Montessori classroom. Students created different designs, then each letter was chosen from individual students.

MontessoriWeek_MockupWSM is excited to offer Next Level brand T-shirts for 2015 Montessori Education Week. The fit of these shirts varies from T-shirts that have been offered in the past. Sample T-shirt sizes and colors will be available at the Perrysburg Campus office and the Toledo Campus library. If you are unable to come and see the sizes in person, please feel free to contact Brandi Parcell (Perrysburg), Kathy Heckert (Toledo LH-CH), or Jenn Schoepf (LE-UE-MS) for help choosing the best size for your child.

Download and complete the order form and return it with payment to your campus office by Friday, Feb. 6. T-shirts will be delivered in time for WSM Spirit Wear day on Monday, Feb. 23.