Are you looking to give back to The Montessori School this holiday season? Purchasing items off of our classroom wishlists is a great way to support your child’s classroom! Our website features a classroom list for each room with a variety of materials and gift card options.

Contributions to our Annual Fund are also appreciated anytime of year. These funds are used to make improvements to our buildings and playgrounds as well as fund teacher professional development.

Our yearly fundraiser is also a great way to give back to TMS. We are excited to announce that our big fundraiser, The Main Event, will be on the evening of Saturday, March 11, 2017. Please mark your calendars! This will be a fun night with friends, food, drinks, wonderful auction items, and more!

The Main Event (also known as “Montessori Night”) is an incredibly important evening not only for building and strengthening our community, but also as our largest fundraiser of the year. The Montessori School is a non-profit organization. We use tuition and childcare fees to cover our costs, but it is the proceeds of special events like this that support all of the extras. Last year, The Main Event raised $27,000! Funds raised go to playground and building improvements, new classroom materials, staff development, and to support our tuition assistance program.

Below are some items that we were able to purchase this summer with the funds raised:

Sheds were added in Richland and Kalamazoo to store outdoor learning materials.

Sheds were added in Richland and Kalamazoo to store outdoor learning materials.

 

The children enjoy our newly purchased water and art tables in Kalamazoo.

The children enjoy our newly purchased water and art tables in Kalamazoo.

 

Students use the water pump in Richland to water the plants.

Students use the water pump in Richland to water the plants.

 

Each Lead Guide received an iPad to use for Montessori lesson planning.

Each Lead Guide received an iPad to use for Montessori lesson planning.

Ann Pilzner is the Head of School at The Montessori School. She taught at a traditional school in Detroit for two years before falling in love with the Montessori concept while searching for a preschool for her first child. Pilzner went on to become a teacher at a Montessori school and later an administrator before joining The Montessori School in 2016.