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 id 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.
Charlie Brown is ready as well as Lucy, Linus, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Marci, Freida, Schroeder, Violet, Snoopy, Woodstock and our wonderful narrators, lighting and sound crew, and choir members! Heather, Marcy, Carmela, Angela and David are also ready to bring you this terribly cute Christmas musical. Don’t forget the band students will be performing a medley of Christmas music to get us in the mood for Charlie Brown’s Christmas. Have the children at GHS by 6:15 p.m. in their play attire. The play will get under way at 6:30 p.m. Don’t forget to invite relatives and friends – the more the merrier!
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.
Christmas Trees Delivered! Sign up to get your family's Christmas tree delivered to your door. $65 donation to Kalispell Montessori includes choice in size of tree up to 14ft, harvesting, and delivery of your Christmas tree. Larger trees(over 9 foot) incur a small 'extra work' charge of $25. Order one for a friend or extended families. Orders are limited so reserve yours now. Order forms in today’s envelope and more forms at the front desk.
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.
Fine Arts Start – Sept. 19
Holiday Program on Dec. 8th at Glacier High School*****TIME CHANGE***** Students will need to be at Glacier High School promptly at 6:15 p.m. The program will start at 6:30 p.m. General Christmas attire is the costume request, ladies no high heels and gentlemen no snow boots (GHS will not allow snow boots on the stage). After care students need to be picked up by 5:00 p.m. due to the Holiday Program – Please be on time.
Woodland Montessori’s Breakfast with Santa Dec. 10
Chili Dogs for Lunch Dec. 14
Free Vision Screening at KME & MS Dec. 15
Brd. of Directors Mtg. Dec. 15 @ 3:45 p.m. Giving Tree Items Due Dec. 16
Gift Exchange Gifts Due Dec. 16 Holiday Craft Day Dec. 20th
Pajama Day Dec. 21 Early Dismissal @ 11:30 (no lunch or aftercare)