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 2018-2019 Sept. 4
Pizza Friday – Starts Sept. 7, every Friday thereafter. $4.00 comes with milk. Milk only .50
Fine Arts Start – Sept. 17Art, Music and Spanish Classes
Community Helpers to Woodland Start November 2nd
ELEMENTARY I SLEEPOVER IS TONIGHT 9/20/18
There will be snacks and activities, planned by students.
Angela and Faith have had a great response for requests for food and drink items.
**Remember to pack a lunch for Friday unless they plan on purchasing pizza.
Parents are welcome to chaperone and spend the night.
Summit Bus Update
Unfortunately, Eagle Transit has decided they are not able to provide us a bus to the Summit this year. We appreciate the patience and understanding of our families who were counting on this service. In place of the bus, our school is going to drive our school van to the Summit daily to transport students who need to get to the Summit for SPARK program and swim lessons. The charge will be $1/day. We will keep a monthly log of bus riders and charge this amount to your account. In addition to the school bus, there are two parents who have offered to assist in helping get students up to the Summit. Please call Heather if you have any questions regarding a ride to the Summit. If your student will ride the bus, please fill out a permission slip for the school year.
Art To Remember
The children busy are creating their artwork this week. We will send it to Art to Remember and they will send back a personalized order form for each family. This is a wonderful fundraiser to participate in because there are so many products to choose from that will showcase your child’s artwork. It is also a chance to buy early holiday gifts for grandparents, stocking stuffers and keepsakes.
Elem. I Pumpkin Patch Sept. 28th.
Sweet Pickin’s Pumpkin Patch is at 512 Kingfisher Lane, Kalispell.
$6.00 admission per visitor will be charged to your accounts.
Photo Video Plus- Picture Day October 2
Please do not laugh at your students when they are practicing their picture day smiles in the mirror at home. Please do complete and send your form with payment on/by Tuesday October 2nd.
Ravenwood @ KME full day experience
Elementary II- Thursday, October 4th
Elementary I- Friday, October 5th
Three Weeks Left Until the Montessori Mile
Thursday, October 11th will be the annual Montessori Mile. Sign-ups to follow.
KME Open House October 16This year our Open House will be on October 16th from 4-6 p.m. There will be dinner available for those of you who are able to attend our Open House. Open House is student led. It is an opportunity for students show parents their work areas, materials and what a day in the life of a Montessori student looks like. Angela, Faith, Heather and David will also be available to answer any other questions you may have. Dinner will start at 4:30 and go until 6:00 p.m.