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.
CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS are no longer collected. Campbell soup company no longer participates.
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.
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.
Kila Track Meet
We have once again been invited to the Kila Track Meet. For many years we attended every year but for the past 4 years we haven’t been able to go because of schedule conflicts. The 5th and 6th year students that remember the Kila Track meet are very excited and we are happy to be able to introduce our 1st through 4th to this great event. We need lots of parent involvement! Sign up forms and information is in this week’s envelopes. The children are divided up by grade level and gender so we need at least one parent with each group to supervise and help them move as a group from one event to the next. The greatest need for parent help/supervision is: El. I students in the afternoon and El. II students in the morning because that is when those groups do their field events. The running events do not require as much parent help. Please sign up by Tuesday May 23rd. Thank You!
As the school year draws to a close it becomes more and more essential that tuition and miscellaneous charges for the 2016-17 school year be paid. Each year families sign a contract with KME&MS that states parents will agree to pay tuition and fees incurred for that year. However each spring we are left with unpaid accounts even though KME&MS staff have fulfilled their educational component of the contract. Failure to pay is a breach of that contract but more than that it puts Montessori in a very precarious monetary situation for the summer months as staff salary is spread over 12 months, along with maintenance costs, etc.that must be paid through August. Currently there are many accounts that are not at zero balance. Please pay all 2016-17 accounts by Tuesday, May 30th. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Teacher Appreciation Week was AWESOME! We all love our jobs at KME&MS and come to work every day with a willing heart and hand to nurture and educate our students. It is humbling to have your appreciation for what we consider to be one of our greatest joys in life – working with your children.
Many thanks to Amber Carpenter, Christy Eisinger, Laura Christiana, Kim Bessen, Andra Townsley, Jeff Berke, Chris Dodge, Jennie Jacobson, Patricia Johnson, Helen Weems, Sarah Brown, the Stene family, the McNeil family and the many others who spoke/shared their appreciation. Soups, salads, sandwiches, tacos…… Oh My!!
End of Year Celebration
Wednesday, June 7, will be the celebration at FVCC for all of our students to celebrate their accomplishments during this wonderful school year. Graduation will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Arts and Technology Bldg. in the Auditorium downstairs.
Students will come to school at the regular time and be taken by bus to FVCC at 11:00 a.m.
Below you will see what we would like each class to bring:
1st, 2nd , 4th , 5th Year: non-sweet finger foods (meats, cheeses, etc.,), fruits/vegetables, small sandwiches (peanut butter, sub, and vegie for example).
3rd and 6th Year: desserts (cookies, bars, etc.,). Pies are too messy.
All students will need to leave from FVCC after the ceremony. There will not be aftercare on Wednesday, June 7th.
Pizza Friday – Starts Sept. 9, every Friday thereafter. $4.00 comes with milk
Fine Arts Start – Sept. 19Art, Music and Theater Classes