We educate 1st - 8th 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.
The 11th Annual Montessori Mile
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Race starts at 3:45 PM Last day to register October 11
The Eleventh Annual Montessori Mile will be held at Kalispell Montessori Elementary (349 Willow Glen Drive, Kalispell) to benefit Woodland Montessori and Kalispell Montessori Elementary and Middle schools. This recreational run/walk, designed for children pre-school through 6th grade, will take place on a grass trail and consists of three loops.
Race registration fee is $10 per participant. Race day registration will not be available this year, so please register before October 11th. On the day of the race, each entrant will receive a race costume (cape and mask) that is super hero themed. Our hope is that every person gets his/her #1 costume of choice but will be on a first come, first served basis. Please note your child’s first, second and third choice to ensure everyone gets one he/she will enjoy. Adults are welcome to accompany smaller children at no charge.
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We do participate in collecting BOX TOPS and CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS. 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 and Middle 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.
Congratulations to Kennedy Moore for winning the Geography Bee last week. After seven preliminary rounds and a final round, Kennedy Moore and Elizabeth Christiansen dueled in the championship round-tough competition but Kennedy persevered and came out the winner! Awesome Kennedy! She continues to the next level which is a written geography test. The results of the written test will determine if Kennedy will go on to compete in the State Geo Bee. Good luck.
Our weekly illness report with information gathered from Flathead Valley area schools is showing that influenza and cold/cough are high on the list of causes for school absences. Remember to remind the children to wash hands frequently, cover their mouths when coughing, don’t exchange snack or lunch food items with other children and wear proper outdoor clothing to stay dry and warm. If they don’t feel well at school please reinforce with them to tell their teacher. If they are sent up to Tracy in the office they will have their temperature taken and be asked to rest on the couch. Parents will be contacted if the child is too sick to continue with their school day and needs to go home from school.
We are very pleased to welcome Liza Aveson to our staff as the assistant in the Elementary I classroom. Liza comes to us with over 13 years of experience in education including, but not limited to, classroom teacher, program coordinator, cooperative learning specialist, curriculum developer, and new staff trainer. She has worked with students from grade one through college level. Liza comes highly recommended and we feel incredibly fortunate to have her as Angela’s assistant for the rest of this school year.
After School Care CHANGE: 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.
Pizza Friday – Starts Sept. 9, every Friday thereafter. $4.00 comes with milk
Fine Arts Start – Sept. 19 Art, Music and Spanish Classes
Winter P.E. Begins Jan. 6
Brd. of Directors Meeting Jan. 24 3:45 P.M.
Elem. II Overnight Trip to Loon Lake Jan. 26-27
Title I Forms Due Jan. 31 (Kalispell Dist. #5 families only)