It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear little friend Winnie. She attended the Monmouth Montessori School for three years, however, she had been running around the school yard since she was a baby.
Just months after graduating our school, Winnie was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She put up a strong fight throughout the two bone marrow transplants and many rounds of chemotherapy. Unfortunately the cancer was too aggressive.
Before Winnie passed, her family asked where she would like donations to be made in her honor. She told them that she wished she could have kept attending the Monmouth Montessori School, and for donations to be made to the school in order to help develop the elementary classroom so that other children could keep attending.
We are besides ourselves with grief, yet thankfulness. Sorrow, yet joy. We miss our friend, and appreciate the kindness that so many have shown to our school in her name.
The Monmouth Montessori School has earned a 5 Star Rating with the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). QRIS is a systemic approach to assess, improve, and communicate the level of quality in early and school-age care and education programs. A 5 Star Rating is the highest a program can earn.
Plans are in the works to expand our school to include an elementary classroom.
Our plans include 3 phases:
1- Montessori elementary teacher training
2- Expand school to make space for new classroom
3- Open 1st grade classroom. Each progressive year a new grade will be added up to 6th grade.
We have just completed phase 1. Congratulations to Juliet Sloan, the primary guide and owner of the Monmouth Montessori School. On August 1, 2020 she graduated from Montessori Northwest with an Association Montessori Internationale diploma for teaching Montessori elementary.
Phase 2 will occur over the summer in 2021 or 2022, depending on when we can fund the project. We plan to double the width of the school towards Main Street. We are currently fundraising for this and for the purchase of elementary classroom materials.
We will begin phase 3 in the fall of 2023 (assuming everything goes according to plan). That means that 3-year-old preschool children enrolling for next fall will be the first class to have the option of staying for first grade. As that group ages up, the classroom will expand. The first year the elementary class will only include first graders. The next year will be first and second. The next year will be first, second and third, and so on.
This has been a long term goal that is finally coming together. We are excited about to be heading down this path, and look forward to collaboration and support from the community.
Come get a free book at our school. There are books for people of all ages.
We currently have full enrollment for 2021-2022 school year. If you wish to be on the waiting list, please download, complete and submit the enrollment application by using the following link.
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Stay tuned for information about our 40 Anniversary Party in the summer of 2022!
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