Montessori Country Day School

Individualized, Hands-On Learning Since 1968


Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month and it is the perfect opportunity for our elementary students to kick off this year’s “Compassionate Kids Club” – It’s PJs for Patients! Cancer is something that, unfortunately, affects us all on some level. Most of us know someone who has battled or is currently battling cancer.  One out of every 330 children will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 20.  Many pediatric cancer patients spend their days in pajamas so we are having this pajama themed fundraising event. On Friday, September 25th, students can come to school dressed in their pajamas for a minimum $1.00 donation. All donated funds will be given to Alex’s Lemonade Stand to further research efforts in the battle against childhood cancers. Lemonade can be purchased at 12:00 noon dismissal at the front and back doors and at 4:00 PM dismissal at the front door for $0.25/cup. Full day students may purchase lemonade during the lunch hour for $0.25 as well. We would love to see everyone dressed all comfy and cozy in their PJs on Friday!

Few Reminders

Good afternoon. We made it through the first few days of school successfully. . . thank you for all of your patience! A few reminders:

We are at the midway point of our KidStuff coupon book fundraiser. If you would like to keep the book that was sent home, please send in $25.00 to cover the cost of the book (checks should be made payable to “MCDS.”) If you do not want the book, please return it to the front desk as soon as possible.

Student Photos will be taken next week on Monday, September 21st and Tuesday, September 22nd. Your child will be given an information sheet to take home with details pertaining to photo day, including which day your child is scheduled to be photographed. Please look for this sheet in your child’s bag this week. Attached to the information sheet is an opt-out form. Our photographer now accepts paper orders AND online orders through her password-protected website. If you do not want your child’s school photograph on the password-protected site, please return the opt-out form to school by Friday, September 18th. Please note that if you opt out, you will not be able to purchase photographs online.

We are working on putting the student directory together. If you would like information in the directory, please hand in your directory sheet that was sent home before the start of school. Jamie would like to have the directory ready to be sent home by the end of September. Thank you!

School Closed

Due to the inclement weather, we are closed today, Monday, January 26th. Be safe and we will hopefully see everyone tomorrow. Thank you.

New Parent Orientation

Thank you to everyone who attended our New Parent Orientation tonight. We hope you found it informative – and fun, thanks to our wonderful librarian Sally! Please email the school or call us at 610-777-3080 with any questions or concerns that you may still have. We will see everyone in a few weeks

New Parent Orientation August 13th, 2014

Tonight is New Parent Orientation from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. When you arrive at school, please head up to the Multi-Purpose Room. There will be a sign-in sheet for you and you will be able to pick up your child’s school bag. We look forward to seeing all of the new faces tonight!