A bit early, but Emily will be out tomorrow (8/15/18).
If you have any difficulties, please email IT@montessori.k12.in.us (Teresa Mandell).
Please make sure to make your selections by today at midnight.
Families (returning and new), please keep in mind that the lunch menus and aftercare registration are open for selection. Take a moment to make your selections for your children. August lunches will close on the 26th and Aftercare will close for August on that date as well. Aftercare can be chosen for the entire year but lunches are only available one month at a time.
We are very excited to be participating in our first July 4th parade as a school! Below is important information for everyone who has volunteered to be in the parade with us:
*BMS is in the PINK staging area in #48- this is the parking lot on the north side of 4th st. between Indiana Ave. and Dunn St. Please enter off of 4th St. NO VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED IN STAGING AREA FOR DROP OFF, PLEASE PLAN TO WALK YOUR CHILD INTO THE STAGING AREA
*Please arrive between 9:00-9:15, parade starts at 10:00
*Please plan to bring $15 cash or check made out to BMS for any T-shirts you bought. We will be distributing shirts before parade starts.
*If you did not buy a parade shirt, and have any BMS shirt please wear that. Otherwise, if you have any orange or green shirt that would also work, or anything else that is appropriate.
*We need each guardian to also sign a waiver before parade begins. This is a requirement of the city, not BMS.
*We will have water available for all participants so you don’t have to bring anything!
Thank you, and we look forward to a great parade experience!
Come join us in creating a float for the 4th of July Parade this year! We are continuing our celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the school with a float in this year’s 4th of July Parade.
One of our parents has graciously donated a space for the build. If you would like to join us, please contact Stacie Farmer at email@example.com for further information and location details.
Many new families have been contacting us about the start date for BMS, start of school is August 8, 2018. That is a Wednesday. Families enrolled at BMS will be receiving emails regarding beginning of school events in July, please keep an eye out for those, we will post some details here as well.
If your child is enrolled in the lunch program, you should have received account information for our Parent Portal. Please check your email for this message. If you have not received this email, please contact our office (812)336-2800 or email Teresa Mandell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mark Your Calendar
Donate your Unused Arts and Crafts Materials to BMS
From now until the end of school, we will be happy to accept your unused, non-toxic arts and craft materials to use at our school events. Please bring them to the main office. Thank you!
Come join us to prepare the school for the new school year, in which we will be celebrating BMS’s 50th year! We will have projects large and small, indoors and outdoors, so bring your children, your parents and your enthusiasm on August 5th and 6th, rain or shine, to beautify the school. Everyone’s work hours count toward your total, even your children’s and parents’. We will have snacks and beverages suitable for the time of day.
Dear BMS Parents and Students;
The Board of Directors and I are excited to welcome Nick Beatty to our faculty as the new Lead Teacher for the Sycamore 9-12 classroom beginning the 2018 – 2019 school year. Nick is a certified Montessori Upper Elementary Teacher who enjoys using Maria Montessori’s philosophy to educate children of all ages.
Nick received his Bachelor’s degree from IU Bloomington in 2013, majoring in Environmental Management. He then worked as an environmental educator in Northern Indiana, teaching children of all ages, and decided to pursue education as a career. Nick received both his Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary Certifications from the Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center in Evanston, IL. Nick has just finished his fourth year as the Lead Upper Elementary Teacher at a Montessori charter school in Northwest Indiana.
Nick also brings to the classroom a love of hiking, experiential science, and educating students about the outdoors. He enjoys sports as well as biking, camping, and spending time with family and friends.
Nick’s education, experience, and interests, combined with his grounding in Montessori philosophy and pedagogy, promise to add valuable dimensions to the Sycamore program that will enhance the Montessori curriculum the students will continue to enjoy. We look forward to having Nick as part of our community.
Because his current school year is not finished until early June, Nick will be moving to Bloomington mid-summer. Look for him around town and at the school after that time preparing for the fall, and be sure to join us at the Open House and Welcome Reception on August 7th to introduce yourselves and meet him in person.
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Additional Important Events
Become a Sustaining Donor of BMS
Did you know you can automate your annual fund giving to BMS through PayPal? It’s easy to set up an automated monthly gift. Just visit our website at https://bloomingtonmontessori.org/support/ and click on Donate. Select “Make this a monthly donation” and voila! Your gift is made each month without the need to think about it ever again.
Your donations are vital to the well-being of the school. Tuition supports on average about 80% of expenses, and our Board works to keep tuition as low as possible. Your gifts, then, provide crucial financial support for the school, including faculty professional development, Montessori curriculum materials for every classroom, maintenance and upgrades to technology, and even the repainting, cleaning, and repairs that happen each summer.
Your gift makes a difference. Thank you for your generous support.
Spring Fling Picnic and General Association Meeting
Please join us on Wednesday, May 16, for our annual all-school potluck picnic and association meeting on our own Lower Playground (rain date is May 17). The Orienteering begins at 5, with the picnic getting underway at 5:30 pm. Families are responsible for bringing their own cups, plates and cutlery. If your student is in the following classroom, please bring the corresponding dish:
Dishes should serve 15 to 20 adults. We have 207 children enrolled, who will be hungry, and usually 2 adults per child, who are also hungry, which is potentially 621 hungry people.
Please remember we are a nut-free school, and do label your dishes with all ingredients. Those of us with food allergies thank you, more than you know.
Donate your Unused Arts and Crafts Materials to BMS
Do you have craft paints, extra construction paper, and more paintbrushes and glue than you know what to do with? Are you spring cleaning your craft shelves? From now until the end of school, we will be happy to accept your unused, non-toxic arts and craft materials to use at our school events, such as Fall Festival, when we have activities for the children.
Please bring them by the main office, where there is a box marked to accept your donations, probably by the lost and found (check that out while you are in the office, too). Thank you!
Please make your selections for lunches and any necessary aftercare arrangements for the final month of school for the 2017-2018 school year!
These selections will close tonight.