Montessori Country Day School

Individualized, Hands-On Learning Since 1968

 

Mission Statement

In accordance with the philosophy and pedagogical methods of Maria Montessori, the Montessori Country Day School community, consisting of teachers, staff and parents, makes it their goal to provide quality, child-centered, individualized education for children ages 12 months through 13 years. We all work together to develop responsible, critical-thinking, confident, powerful, and caring members of society. Continue reading

Meet the Teacher Nights

Our Meet the Teacher nights are on Wednesday, September 11th and Thursday, September 12th. Each night starts at 7:00 PM and runs for about an hour. When you arrive at school for your Meet the Teacher night, please head directly to your child’s classroom. The schedule is listed below:

Wednesday, September 11th
Classroom #1 ~ Cindy & Tania
Classroom #3 ~ Kathy & Mary
Classroom #5 ~ Niki & Melissa P.
Classroom #7 ~ Melissa S. & Tracy

Thursday, September 12th
Classroom #2 ~ Jenn W. & Tabassum
Classroom #4 ~ Theresa & Annie
Classroom #6 ~ Jamie & Jodi
Classroom #9 ~ Jen S., Alicia & Beth

This meeting is for parents/guardians only. We look forward to seeing you there!

First Week of School

We want to say thank you to all of our parents/guardians for a wonderful first week of school! It was busy busy busy, but also a huge success. We appreciate every ounce of trust that you’ve placed in us to care and educate your children. Thank you! And now, a few notes. . .

Our first PSO (Parent Support Organization) meeting of the school year is this coming Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30PM at the school. Joining the PSO is a great way to meet other parents while providing support for special activities that your children enjoy throughout the year. We hope that you are able to join us for our kickoff meeting next week. If you have any questions, you can contact our PSO Coordinator, Traci Papst (her email is listed on the PSO volunteer sheet that was sent home) or us here at the school!

Please remember that arrival time does not begin until 8:45AM when dropping off your children in the morning. If you arrive before 8:45 and are not signed up for AM care, you will have to wait until 8:45 when staff is ready for arrivals. We are still getting classrooms ready up until that time.

During afternoon dismissals, we have a large volume of students being dismissed from the front of the building. It has been very congested right around 3:45 so we are asking for your continued patience as we work through the process!

Thank you for your ongoing support and have a great weekend

First Day of School

We are so excited for our first day of school tomorrow! Please know that we are here for you as you go through a spectrum of emotions when you drop your little ones off for their first day. We have loads of tissues and a lot of love for both you and your children!

It’s going to be a great year and we are so happy that you are a part of our MCDS family. Here we go!

New School Year

Good afternoon and Happy Monday!

We hope everyone is having a wonderful day. We know many of our alumni, with younger siblings here at MCDS, started at their new schools this week, and we wish them all the best of luck in this new chapter of their lives. We hope everyone had a great first day!

As we count down to the start of our school year, here are a few reminders before our first official day on Wednesday, September 4th. If you have not yet done so, please fill out the 2019-2020 Emergency Contact form that Jamie emailed to you and bring it in to school by Tuesday, September 3rd. We absolutely must have this form in hand for your child’s first day. We also need a signed copy of the Medication Permission slip. Staff are busy setting up classrooms this week, so please feel free to come by and drop off paperwork!

The next tuition payment for the 2019-2020 school year is due September 1, 2019. Jamie posted the tuition today; it will be reflected in the ledger balance portion of your account. If you need help accessing your EZCare account, please contact Jamie or Cathy at 610-777-3080.

Student orientation is taking place on Tuesday, September 3rd. Each student should have received a postcard from their teachers, indicating a block of time to come visit the classroom, as well as a small list of items you should bring to school. If you did not receive your postcard, please let us know and we will get you the information ASAP. If there is anything we can do for you before the school year officially begins, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at info@MCDSBerks.org or by phone at 610-777-3080. Thank you and have a great rest of your day!

Usborne Book Fair

Our Usborne Book Fair week begins on Monday, April 29th. This is also the week of Donuts with Dads, Muffins with Moms, and Family Fun Nights – it’s going to be a busy one! Below is a message from Kourtney Phillips, our Usborne Book Fair coordinator and consultant:

Hi! I have included a link that parents can order online if they are unable to make the book fair. Remember for free shipping they must select ship with organization.

https://m5420.myubam.com/1279085

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