We educate 1st - 6th grade and inspire a passion for learning!
Child-centered education: Montessori education is achild-centered approach to teaching that is very different from traditional models of education. Teachers carefully consider each student's individual developmental and education level in an effort to meet the needs of the "whole child."
Life-Long Learners: We strive to provide a stimulating work environment that naturally draws children to learning They are given the responsibility to choose what they want to work on and when. By allowing students to explore their own interests, their learning experiences are richer, more intense, and long-lasting. Consequently our students love school and become life-long learners.
Leaders: Our classrooms are multi-leveled. Older, more experienced students guide and mentor younger students socially and academically. This fosters a greater sense of responsibility and confidence. They participate in group activities both in school and in the wider community. Consequently, our students display unparalleled leadership qualities.
We do participate in collecting BOX TOPS. Please save them up and bring them in. Easy way to earn money for our school.
School closure due to weather conditions please remember that Kalispell Montessori School will close if Kalispell District #5 closes. Please listen to Bee Broadcasting radio stations and KOFI radio for announcements about school closures. The Flathead County School website also lists all school closures (they list both public and private schools) http://flathead.mt.gov/schools/closures.php
Kalispell Montessori does not have late start school days. The school is closed if School District #5 has a late start.
Drop Off and Pick Up
Students need to be at school by 8:30 a.m. for outside stretches and running however once the running path becomes snow bound students will not run until it is clear of snow and ice in the spring (it’s also a little more challenging to run in snow boots). Please remember that school is dismissed at 3:15 p.m. Students should not be picked up any earlier unless there are special circumstances. It can be very busy prior to dismissal and the teachers need to dismiss their classes as a whole group. We are responsible for each and every student so check out is essential to make sure all students leaving the school are accounted for. All students must check out withtheir teacher before leaving.
After School Care : In order in ensure that our staffing meets the requirements of our families, we periodically review our program. Only two times since school started have students been in after care after 5:00. To keep our costs in line with our needs, after care will now be from 3:30 until 5:00. As per handbook, “Pick-up after 5:05 is considered late. A $1.00 late fee will be assessed for each minute after 5:05 p.m. payable to the Childcare Staff on duty.” If you are going to be late, please make every effort to let Childcare Staff know when you expect to arrive. Thank you.
First Day of School 2017-2018 Sept. 5
Pizza Friday – Starts Sept. 8, every Friday thereafter. $4.00 comes with milk
Fine Arts Start – Sept. 18Art, Music and Spanish Classes
Community Helpers to Woodland Start November 2nd
Woodland Montessori’s Breakfast with Santa Dec. 2
Innisbrook Wrapping Paper Sale Dec. 5 & 6
Holiday Program Thursday Dec. 7 Students need to be at GHS at 6:00 p.m. Program Starts at 6:15 p.m.
Free Vision Screening Dec. 12
Chili Dogs for Lunch Dec. 13
Giving Tree Items Due Dec. 15
Gift Exchange/Secret Santa Gifts Due Dec. 15
Craft Day Dec. 19th
Pajama Day Dec. 21 Early Dismissal @ 11:30 (no lunch or aftercare)
Christmas Break Dec. 22 through Jan. 2
School Begins Jan. 3
Gift Card Wreath
This time of year, we could all use some extra spending power or stocking stuffers, right? That’s why we’re doing this simple, fun holiday fundraiser…we are looking for as many families as possible to bring in gift cards ranging from $5-$10 dollars to contribute to the wreath by December 1st…so while you are out braving the holiday black Friday crowds, eating out at your favorite restaurant, or getting your hair done at the salon, grab a small gift card, which will be placed with others on beautiful custom wreath, made by Shinnah Sullivan. What we’re saying is…get creative with your card selection so we can get a variety of “goods” together for the lucky winner! Who knows, the winner could be you! (More info about the drawing to come!)
Montessori Walkabout…THANK YOU!
I have an affirmation for our students, teachers and our parents here at Kalispell Montessori Elementary. As I think about conference month, I reflect on the hard work and dedication it takes…you are all caring partners in the educations of our students. Students and teachers have worked to prepare for conferences, and parents- you have shown up to celebrate your children that you share with us each day, sending the message that their educations are a priority to you! I feel so fortunate to get to work with each and every one of you this year. THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart!