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Help us make the celebration of our children's art a success!
The PTO (and your young artists) needs YOU! No experience necessary and we'll provide all the materials. We'll start off with coffee, donuts and a quick PTO meeting, and we'll end with pizza at noon. We'll even provide childcare!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we know how many to expect (especially for childcare).
Saturday, April 22nd
9AM to 12 Noon
Annual Spirit Week, with the theme of Kindness, Caring and Community, students at the Montessori Regional Charter School collected 402 pounds of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Second graders (l. to r.) William Arrington, Jr. , Isabella Hernandez and Nikita Kolesnichenko are shown here with Amanda Johnson from the food bank, who also talked with all the students at the school’s Spirit Day celebration about the importance of giving to the community and the great work the food bank does in Erie County.
On Thursday, February 16, 2017 MRCS will celebrate our
A day to celebrate our MUSTANG PRIDE!
In the spirit of
celebration we will also be holding a Food Pantry Drive on that day
To participate in the
food drive, please have your student bring in one of the
Donation bins will be
available on Friday, February 10th through Wednesday, February 15th
No glass items please – only plastic, metal and paper containers
GREAT REASONS TO Participate in THIS PROJECT
Please be aware that
your child may be taking a school bus between our campuses
On Monday, November 21st (North Campus) and Tuesday, November 22nd (South Campus) the MRCS staff and students will be celebrating The Feast.
This is the one time of year that the students and staff have a meal together as a community and celebrate all the things that we are grateful for. It is a wonderful tradition that the students and the staff enjoy. Parents, remember that you do not have to send in lunch on the day your child celebrates The Feast at his/her respective campus.
Our menu for The Feast will be: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and cranberry sauce. (If your child has a special diet, he/she may bring a bagged lunch to school that day.)
Parents who have their three state mandated clearances on record at MRCS and are able and willing to serve and clean up from 9:00-1:00 pm to serve the students lunch should email email@example.com to indicate that they are able to help. There are a limited number of volunteer openings and volunteer decisions are based on encouraging a mix of parents by grade levels, experience and availability. All volunteers should be aware that there will be no opportunity to eat with your own child during the Feast!
MRCS Carnival is May 21st, 11am to 3pm.
We need YOU to make it a successful event for the kids and the community!
Volunteers will be needed for the following:
Set up/tear down Game Booths
Bounce Houses Contests
Popcorn Machine Food Distribution
Please join us for a short 30 minute volunteer information
meeting on Tuesday, April 19th at 5:30pm at the
South Campus. Childcare is provided.
If you’re unable to make the meeting but
would like to volunteer, please email Jamie at
Dear Members of the Montessori Community,
Last year, families from around the country sent an email to Congress asking for support for charter schools—and members of Congress heard your message. The Charter Schools Program received a funding increase and your advocacy will help to open the doors for many new charter schools across the country.
Our emails, tweets, and phone calls are truly making a difference—but our work is not done yet. There are still more than one million student names on wait lists for charter schools across the country. We need your help to tell Congress to continue to make funding for charter schools a priority in 2016.
That’s why MRCS is supporting a new campaign to share stories about the positive impact charter public schools have on students, families, teachers, and communities. We have put a link on our website www.mrcserie.org which will direct you to the national campaign. You can read the inspirational stories and send a short message to Congress urging additional support for the charter school movement. Don’t worry, sending an email to Congress is easy. Just enter your information and the National Alliance for Charter Schools will do the rest of the work for you.
Thank you for your continuing support of MRCS and high quality Charter Schools everywhere!
Anthony Pirrello, CEO
The school choice debate is a fierce one in Pennsylvania. From Erie to Philadelphia, parents searching for better educational opportunities for their kids regularly square off against anti-choice groups that vilify them for seeking alternatives to failing district schools.
The arguments against charter schools are passionate, but they are often wrong. The result is these false claims can confuse and misinform parents and divide communities.
Here are the eight most popular myths and misconceptions charter school opponents use in their effort to limit school choice and smear charter school advocates.
1. Charters are not public schools.
Yes, they are. “According to legislation, the governor, both parties in the Senate and House of Representatives, and the Commonwealth and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania, charter schools are public schools,” Bob Fayfich, executive director of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools says. “Any statement to the contrary is in conflict with state law and the stated positions and decisions of all those legislative and legal institutions.”2. Charter schools aren’t held to the same standards as public schools.
“Actually, they are held to higher standards than traditional public schools,” says Jonathan Cetel, executive director of PennCAN, an education advocacy group committed to improving schools. “Like traditional public schools, they must take state standardized tests, but unlike traditional public schools, they are reviewed every five years and can be shut down if they aren’t performing.”
By Evan Grossman | From Watchdog.org January 26, 2016
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