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  • It's official! The new unified MRCS Campus! We are very excited about the 2019-2020 school year at our new Montessori Campus at 2549 West 8th Street! L to R: Jane Binder, Chief Operating Officer, Mark Zielinski ...
    Posted Feb 22, 2019, 6:36 AM by The Webmaster
  • URGENT MESSAGE AFFECTING ALL DISMISSALS - DISMISSAL BEGINNING 30 MINUTES EARLY TODAY, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 Good afternoon,Due to inclement weather and poor road conditions, we are releasing students on the following schedule:-   LOWER ELEMENTARY:     *CARPOOL - Will open at 2:30 - 3:00     *BUSES WILL ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2019, 9:44 AM by The Webmaster
  • Montessori Regional Charter School announces plan for unified Montessori campus We are delighted to announce that today, Wednesday, November 14th , the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to proceed with the purchase of a 17 acre property located at 2549-51 ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2018, 8:51 PM by John Mott
  • The MRCS Feast is coming!  On Monday, November 19th MRCS staff and students will be celebrating The Feast at both campus locations.  This is the one time of year that the students and staff ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 11:38 AM by The Webmaster
  • Family Information Night
    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 5:32 AM by The Webmaster
  • Coastal Cleanup Reminder REMINDER!Dear Montessori Families,This is a reminder that this coming Saturday, September 15 is the Coastal Cleanup from 9:00am – 12:00pm, Rain or Shine!  We will begin meeting ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2018, 6:04 AM by The Webmaster
  • 5th and 6th grade dance information Dear 5th and 6th grade families,Below is a map of the drop off and pick up procedure for the dance on Friday, May 11, 2018.  Drop off will begin ...
    Posted May 10, 2018, 12:40 PM by The Webmaster
  • Exciting News for the 2018-2019 school year!       EXCITING NEWS FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR! This coming school year Montessori Regional Charter School will enter its 15th year as a charter school serving the Erie region. Since ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2018, 1:03 PM by The Webmaster
  • MRCS's 14th Annual Art Show Saturday, May 5, 20181-3pm at the South Campus Gym
    Posted Apr 16, 2018, 1:06 PM by The Webmaster
  • Miss Kimberly Williams Golden Apple Award 2018 The GOLDEN APPLE AWARD program is a tradition at JET-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania. Edinboro University is partnering with JET-TV to honor area educators who have made a positive ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2018, 5:53 AM by The Webmaster
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It's official! The new unified MRCS Campus!

posted Feb 22, 2019, 6:30 AM by The Webmaster   [ updated Feb 22, 2019, 6:36 AM ]

The new unified Montessori Regional Charter School Campus!
We are very excited about the 2019-2020 school year at our new Montessori Campus at 2549 West 8th Street!

L to R: Jane Binder, Chief Operating Officer, Mark Zielinski, CAO/Principal, Craig Palmer, Board of Trustees President accepting the keys to the new campus!

L to R: Jane Binder, Chief Operating Officer, Mark Zielinski, CAO/Principal, Craig Palmer, Board of Trustees President accepting the keys to the new campus!

URGENT MESSAGE AFFECTING ALL DISMISSALS - DISMISSAL BEGINNING 30 MINUTES EARLY TODAY, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

posted Jan 25, 2019, 9:43 AM by The Webmaster   [ updated Jan 25, 2019, 9:44 AM ]

Good afternoon,

Due to inclement weather and poor road conditions, we are releasing students on the following schedule:
-   LOWER ELEMENTARY:
     *CARPOOL - Will open at 2:30 - 3:00
     *BUSES WILL BE LOADED BEGINNING AT 2:15 - Routes will take longer due to road conditions, so please prepared that student's arrival time will be varied.

 - UPPER ELEMENTARY:
    *CARPOOL - Will open at 2:15 - 2:45
    *BUSES WILL BE LOADED BEGINNING AT 2:00 - Routes will take longer due to road conditions, so please prepared that student's arrival time will be varied.

 - CHILD CARE:
   *If you need to put your child in child care, you MUST EMAIL by 1:45pm.  PLEASE BE AWARE THAT CHILD CARE WILL CLOSE AT 5:00PM TODAY.

Please direct all questions to dismissal@mrcserie.org or Michele Reed at 833-7771, ext. 206

Montessori Regional Charter School announces plan for unified Montessori campus

posted Nov 14, 2018, 12:42 PM by The Webmaster   [ updated Nov 14, 2018, 8:51 PM by John Mott ]

We are delighted to announce that today, Wednesday, November 14th , the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to proceed with the purchase of a 17 acre property located at 2549-51 West 8th street.  The property contains a large academic and administration building that will enable MRCS to have one unified campus for the 2019-2020 school year.

We are having a MRCS community celebration this coming Friday, November 16th at 5:30 at the new location for all current Montessori families and our students.  The doors will open at 5:30 and our Board President will give a short presentation at 5:45 pm.


Directions:
You will need to enter the campus from 8th street. Follow the road to the parking area labeled on the map. It is next to the gymnasium. The community event will be held in the Administrative Building.




The MRCS Feast is coming!

posted Nov 13, 2018, 11:21 AM by The Webmaster   [ updated Nov 13, 2018, 11:38 AM ]

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On Monday, November 19th MRCS staff and students will be celebrating The Feast at both campus locations.  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.)


Family Information Night

posted Sep 17, 2018, 5:32 AM by The Webmaster   [ updated Sep 17, 2018, 5:32 AM ]

Family Information Night, Learn about MRCS Strategic Plan, Charter Renewal, Title I Programs, Positive Behavior Programs. Wednesday, September 19th.

Coastal Cleanup Reminder

posted Sep 11, 2018, 6:00 AM by The Webmaster   [ updated Sep 11, 2018, 6:04 AM ]

International Coastal Cleanup

REMINDER!

Dear Montessori Families,

This is a reminder that this coming Saturday, September 15 is the Coastal Cleanup from 9:00am – 12:00pm, Rain or Shine!  We will begin meeting at the pavilion in front of the TREC center to the right on Presque Isle at 8:30am, and begin distributing instructions and supplies. If you RSVP’d by August 31, we will have a t-shirt for you. However, everyone is welcome to join us for this wonderful service to the Erie Community!



5th and 6th grade dance information

posted May 10, 2018, 12:40 PM by The Webmaster

Dear 5th and 6th grade families,

Below is a map of the drop off and pick up procedure for the dance on Friday, May 11, 2018.  Drop off will begin at 6:45pm and end at 7:10pm.  Any student arriving after 7:10 will not be permitted inside the building.  Pick up will begin at 8:45pm, and end at 9:00pm.  Please be prompt in picking up your child.  No entry will be permitted through the front doors off of 6th St.

Dance Carpool Map



Exciting News for the 2018-2019 school year!

posted Apr 16, 2018, 1:03 PM by The Webmaster   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 1:03 PM ]

Montessori Regional Charter School logo
     

EXCITING NEWS FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR!


This coming school year Montessori Regional Charter School will enter its 15th year as a charter school serving the Erie region. Since our humble beginnings in 2004 with 120 students at one location, we have recognized that we must adapt, grow and change to effectively meet the needs of our students and families.

During the past several weeks we have met with our academic staff and Board of Trustees to plan how to most effectively serve our student population in the coming years. After many meetings and thoughtful deliberation, we have come to the conclusion that our 2 campuses must be tailored to the needs of each group. This will enable us to effectively “follow the child” at their stage of development in a more focused setting.

Therefore, effective the 2018-2019 school year we will be reconfiguring our school as follows. Lower Elementary Campus (2910 Sterrettania Road) will serve Kindergarten and the 6-9 Unit (1-3 grade) and the Upper Elementary Campus (606 Raspberry) will serve the 9-12 Unit (4-6 grade).

 

What is the benefit to students and families?


  • Academic Services within each school can be targeted to the students grade and “plane of development” – the social, emotional and academic needs of children at each stage of life

o   Student Service programs like Title One can be focused on meeting specific needs

o   Behavioral programs like Character Education, including cyber bullying, can be expanded

  • Teachers in each unit will be able to collaborate, share resources and materials more effectively
  • Students in every unit will have a larger peer social network from which to form friendships
  • Outside speakers and enrichment programs can be customized and targeted to each facility
  • Facilities  will better target the needs of students

o   Playground at Lower Elementary campus will better serve younger students

o   Gym at Upper Elementary can provide more group assemblies and sports options

o   Upper elementary students will have space for independence and self-reliance

o   Technology needs can be effectively targeted and efficiently utilized

  • Effective use of space allowing us to grow at the Upper Elementary level
  • After school programs can be tailored to each campus  to provide age appropriate programs and all grade level students will have equal access to after school programs

 


We know that there will be lots of questions related to transportation, childcare and related issues for families. While we do not have all of the answers yet, we wanted to get this information to families as soon as possible. This is a very exciting and dynamic point in the history of our school. We think that these changes enhance and support our students’ academic, social and emotional success by using our resources in a targeted manner.

We plan on holding family meetings in May, by grade unit, to update you on the plans. In addition, we will cover other important issues such as our Charter renewal, building plans and the strategic planning process.

We know that change can be difficult. We also know that our community has risen to the challenges of change many times and our ability to quickly and effectively respond to the needs of our students and families is what sets us apart from other organizations. We are asking for your support and patience as we continue to grow and evolve, setting the stage for one unified campus and expanded programs.

As we progress we will keep you updated. In the meantime please join us on Instagram at montessorierie and continue to watch our website at www.mrcserie.org for more information.

Thank you for your support of MRCS. We are looking forward to continuing to serve our students and families next year and for generations to come.

The staff of Montessori Regional Charter School

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new”               

                                                                                                                                                      Socrates

 

MRCS's 14th Annual Art Show

posted Apr 16, 2018, 12:22 PM by The Webmaster   [ updated Apr 16, 2018, 1:06 PM ]

MRCS's 14th Annual Art Show, Saturday, May5, 2018, 1-3pm at the South Campus Gym
Saturday, May 5, 2018
1-3pm at the South Campus Gym

Miss Kimberly Williams Golden Apple Award 2018

posted Jan 25, 2018, 5:51 AM by The Webmaster   [ updated Jan 25, 2018, 5:53 AM ]

The GOLDEN APPLE AWARD program is a tradition at JET-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania. Edinboro University is partnering with JET-TV to honor area educators who have made a positive impact upon the youth of our community.

Congratulations to Kimberly Williams for her Golden Apple award! 
Miss Kimberly was nominated by 3rd grader Debella Durkin.

Golden Apple Award for Miss Kimberly. Nominated by Debella Durkin.
Miss Kimberly teaches 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade at the Montessori Regional Charter School's South Campus.

Kimberly
has been at MRCS for her entire 14-year teaching career. She enjoys teaching all of her students for three consecutive years, grades 1, 2, and 3.  She says, "being with them for so long, you form this bond that is very special.  Getting to know them is very nice."

Pictured from left to right, Lou Baxter, Mary Jo Melvin, Debella Durkin, Kimberly Williams, Mark Zielinski.

See the video and article on YourErie.com

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