Welcome to the section of the Charles Towne Montessori Web site for current parents Please visit this area frequently for updates, important forms and fundraising information. Check the drop-down menu under the “Current Parents” button on the navigation bar above.
Montessori tips for practical life at home
Parents often have questions about ways to incorporate Montessori training into home life. Primary teacher Jennifer Cerny offers these helpful practical life guidelines:
Realistic responsibilities. Parents wonder what their children can do around the house. This document outlines specific activities that are age-appropriate for Montessori children. It’s filled with a lot of interesting ideas: Click for Practical Life: Realistic Responsibilities.
Toolbox. This is a one-page list of things you can have around your home to help children. Click for Practical Life: Toolbox.
Improving dexterity. Here are some ideas for how you can help your child improve dexterity around the home. Click for Practical Life: Improving Dexterity.
Dealing with things that break. Lots of stuff these days is made from plastic and things that break. It’s much different in a Montessori classroom. Read more about dealing with things that break. Click for Practical Life: It Broke!
Allowance. This one-page sheet outlines some things you might want to think about when considering whether to give your child an allowance. Click for Practical Life: Allowance.
Annual fundraising information
School fundraisers can be fun for everyone, so get the whole family involved. Funds generated through financial giving and fund-raising are very important to support our school’s programs, goals and mission. Traditionally all funds raised provide the sole funding for our tuition assistance program, and special designated projects.
Fall festival. Parents of CTM children are planning an exciting fall festival. More info coming.
Annual fund. Every year, we ask parents to give at least $150 to the school through this annual fund to support capital improvement projects. If you’d like to give now or learn more, click here.
Other fund-raising opportunities
Publix. Present your Publix Partners Card to the cashier at any Publix nationwide and Charles Towne Montessori School will receive a percentage of every sale. If you have misplaced your cards or need extra cards to share with family members or friends, stop by the office to pick one up.
Harris Teeter. You may also register your Harris Teeter VIC Card at the customer service desk to the number 3876. Harris Teeter will then give a percentage of every sale to Charles Towne Montessori School. VIC cards can also be registered online at Harristeeter.com