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BMS News—April 5, 2019

Mark Your Calendar

April 5            Purchase Gala Tickets www.bloomingtonmontessori.org; or cash or check to Main Office

April 5            Yearbook Order Forms Due, Main Office

April 6             Hire sitter for May 3

April 9             Board Meeting, 6:00 pm

April 10-11     Used Children’s Clothing and Bake Sale Pick Up and Drop Off, Commons and Annex

April 12           Elementary Science Fair, 3:30 to 4:30 pm, Annex

April 12          Last Day to Purchase Gala Tickets

April 15           May Lunch/Aftercare Sign Ups Open

April 18           3rd Thursday Coffee Chat, * 8:15 to 9:15 *, Main Office

April 18           Dine Out at Panera, 4 to 8 pm Dine with Friends! Raise funds for BMS!

Additional Important Items

April 22           Sycamore Latino Fest, 6:30 to 7:30, Commons

Used Children’s Clothing and Bake Sale

Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11 the Parent Association Committee is hosting a Used Children’s Clothing and Bake Sale to raise funds for this year’s Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week (May 6–10). All proceeds from the sale will be gifted to teachers and staff at a special luncheon in May. The sale will be held before and after school in the Commons and Annex.

How you can help:

Donate Baked Goods: Baked goods (sweet or savory!) can be delivered directly to the sale on Wednesday, April 10 at 8 a.m. OR dropped off in the main office Tuesday, April 9 – Thursday, April 11. Signup sheets for baked goods are posted outside your classroom door.

Please label any potential allergens, and do not bring anything that contains nuts. 

Donate Used Children’s Clothing: Gently used (no tears or stains) children’s clothing for spring and summer may be dropped off anytime between now and Tuesday, April 9, in the designated bins in the Commons area. We invite you to donate light jackets, shirts, dresses, pants, shorts, swimsuits, socks, and shoes. Any items that are not sold will be donated to a local children’s charity.

Volunteer: Volunteers are needed to staff the sale tables before or after school in the Commons and Annex. Please use the following Sign-up Genius link to volunteer:


Thanks in advance for helping us celebrate our wonderful teachers and staff!

Katie Lehman Pierce

Bake Sale Coordinator


For questions regarding the Used Children’s Clothing Sale, please contact

Jennifer Diaz, jenniferkdiaz82@gmail.com.

50th Anniversary Gala—May 3 at Deer Park

Gala Highlight—Scrumptious Food and Beverage

This year’s Gala will be catered by longtime friends of BMS One World Catering. Several people at One World have been part of the BMS community at one time or another, including owner Lennie Busch, and they are delighted to help us celebrate our 50th.

Our menu will include Lennie’s famous spinach artichoke torta as well as Mexican turkey meatballs, mushroom-capriole chevre tartlets, bite-sized buttermilk biscuits with country ham,  goat cheese and fig jam crostini, and an array of crudités and vegetable antipasto, to name a few. And then there are the desserts! There will be something for everyone—vegans, omnivores, vegetarians, dairy-free, gluten free. And no nuts. You will enjoy a satisfying array of beverages, including iced tea, coffee, cranberry punch and fresh water. Wine and beer have been generously donated by Nick’s.

Order your tickets now at www.bloomingtonmontessori.org! And consider Support[ing] A Staff Member while you are at it.

Thank you!

Board Meeting Highlights

On Tuesday the Board of Directors will hold its April meeting. The BMS community is welcome to attend. This month the Board will hear:

  • Updates on a variety of project and ongoing activities around the school
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Final Reading of the Slate for the 2019-20 Board
  • Formation of new committees, including

o   Sycamore Enrollment Communications Committee

o   Exploratory Expansion Committee

o   Diversity Committee

Childcare will be provided—sign ups located on the Main and Annex office windows.

Have a lovely weekend!