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.
The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3rd. School starts at 8:30am and ends at 3:15pm.
Pizza Friday – every Friday. $4.00 comes with milk. Milk only .50
Fine Arts Start – Sept. 16Art, Music and Spanish Classes
Elem. I Overnight at KME – Sept. 19-20 Elementary I students and teachers will have an overnight at KME on the evening of Sept. 19th. There will be snacks and activities. Permission slips and information about this fun evening are in your folder. Parents are welcome to chaperone and spend the night.
Elem. II Overnight Camp Out To GNP Sept. 19-20
Photo Video Plus- Picture Day TOMORROW Check or cash must accompany the order form. Checks are made out to Photo Video Plus not Montessori. Orders cannot be charged to accounts. Please see front desk for another order form, if needed.
Apple Cider Pressing October 9th Students will be pressing apples for cider on Oct. 9. We will be hosting the Kindergarten classes from Woodland Montessori during the pressing. Visitors are welcome to watch.
Montessori Mile Thursday October 10th The fourteenth annual Montessori Mile will be held here at Kalispell Montessori Elementary (349 Willow Glen). This run/walk, designed for children pre-school through 6th grade, will take place on a grass trail and consists of 3 loops. Sign-ups forms are available.
We have posters! If you are able to put a poster up at your work place or are willing to post some up at local businesses, we would sure appreciate it (and you get parent hours)!!
Elem I VO-AG Heritage Day Field Trip October 11th Elem. I students will take a field trip to our local high school Vo-Ag center on Oct. 11th. Chaperones needed.
KME Open House October 15 his year our Open House will be on October 15th from 4-6 p.m. There will be dinner available for those of you who are able to attend (from 4:30- 5:45 p.m.) Open House is student led. It is an opportunity for students to show parents their work, materials and what a day in the life of a Montessori student looks like. Faith, Harris, Heather and David will also be available to answer any other questions you may have.
Soft Shell Tacos offered as school lunch on Wed. Oct 16. Soft flour tortilla shells with mild taco meat and cheese. Lettuce, salsa, sour cream also offered. Chips, a treat and milk are included. $4.00 We will take a hand count of how many students are participating on Tuesday before lunch.
No School for students October 17 and 18 (PIR Days)
Art to Remember – order for fun or think Christmas presents A personalized order form of your students’ artwork will be generated and sent back to KME. Families can order gear featuring their child’s personal artwork. Order and payment deadline is October 28. We get orders in by Nov.30!
Ravenwood Starts @ KME full day and half day experience Full Day Elementary II- Wednesday, October 23rd Half Day Elementary I- Friday, October 25th Pizza will still be served on Fridays.
The Ravenwood Chaperone Training day is Sunday, October 20th from 9am-2pm, bring a sack lunch and wear layers. PLEASE RSVP, ASAP, it is super important that all new chaperones attend to learn about the model Ravenwood uses to support students in their outdoor learning experience. :)
Montessori Walk About
Are you aware that Kalispell Montessori has a Facebook Page? We’ve been posting some really great pictures of your students (unless you’ve opted out). Check out our page to see what is happening during times like Fine Arts or to catch a glimpse of your child doing some really focused work or participating in various presentations and learning activities like feeding the class pet sour dough starter, Woody! While you’re there, please feel free to share posts you enjoy with your friends and spread the word about our awesome school. We would sure appreciate it! Here’s a direct link to our FB page… https://www.facebook.com/kalispellmontessori.org/