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  • The MRCS Feast is coming! 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 ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2016, 10:56 AM by The Webmaster
  • Back to School Night Please join us for Back to School Night to be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. See the flyers below for more information about the event to be held at ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2016, 10:08 AM by The Webmaster
  • MRCS Carnival 2016 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 ...
    Posted Apr 12, 2016, 12:24 PM by The Webmaster
  • 12th Annual Celebrate Art Show
    Posted Apr 13, 2016, 9:26 AM by The Webmaster
  • National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Support Click here to take action   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 ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2016, 10:54 AM by The Webmaster
  • SPIRIT DAY CELEBRATION   SPIRIT DAY CELEBRATION             Spirit Week Schedule Next Wednesday, February 11th 2016 MRCS will celebrate our ~5th Annual SPIRIT DAY ~ A day to celebrate our MUSTANG PRIDE! Each MRCS student will ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2016, 2:03 PM by The Webmaster
  • The 8 biggest misconceptions about charter schools 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 ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2016, 5:32 AM by The Webmaster
  • MRCS families volunteer at Toys for Tots! MRCS Staff and Families donated toys and time for Toys for Tots! Thanks to Crystal Carpenter for setting up the volunteer time and to all those participating in the event ...
    Posted Dec 21, 2015, 11:57 AM by The Webmaster
  • Junk in your Trunk Rummage Sale This event has been canceled.PDF version attached
    Posted Oct 16, 2015, 1:53 PM by The Webmaster
  • New to Me Book Drive and Sale! PDF version attached.
    Posted Oct 1, 2015, 6:26 AM by The Webmaster
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The MRCS Feast is coming!

posted Nov 10, 2016, 10:34 AM by The Webmaster   [ updated Nov 10, 2016, 10:56 AM ]

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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 office@mrcserie.org 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!

Back to School Night

posted Sep 19, 2016, 10:00 AM by The Webmaster   [ updated Sep 19, 2016, 10:08 AM ]

Please join us for Back to School Night to be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. See the flyers below for more information about the event to be held at each campus.

South Campus

Back to School Night South Campus

North Campus

Back to School Night North Campus


MRCS Carnival 2016

posted Apr 12, 2016, 12:23 PM by The Webmaster   [ updated Apr 12, 2016, 12:24 PM ]


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.
MRCS Carnival 2016
If you’re unable to make the meeting but
would like to volunteer, please email Jamie at
jamiereneeczech1978@gmail.com.

12th Annual Celebrate Art Show

posted Apr 12, 2016, 12:14 PM by The Webmaster   [ updated Apr 13, 2016, 9:26 AM ]

MRCS 12th Annual Celebrate Art Show



National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Support

posted Feb 10, 2016, 10:34 AM by The Webmaster   [ updated Feb 10, 2016, 10:54 AM ]

Click here to take action  

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!

Sincerely,

Anthony Pirrello, CEO


SPIRIT DAY CELEBRATION

posted Feb 5, 2016, 2:00 PM by The Webmaster   [ updated Feb 5, 2016, 2:03 PM ]

 

SPIRIT DAY CELEBRATION            




Next Wednesday, February 11th 2016 MRCS will celebrate our

~5th Annual SPIRIT DAY ~


A day to celebrate our MUSTANG PRIDE!

Each MRCS student will receive a Mustang Pride T-shirt at our rally.


In the Spirit of celebration we will also be holding a Food Pantry Drive on that day to support the Second Harvest Food Pantry on 7th and Raspberry.

To participate in the food drive, please have your student bring in one of the following suggested donations by Wednesday, February 10th, 2016.

Donation bins will be available on Friday, February 5th through Wednesday, February 11th
You may send donations through your child’s backpack, drop off donations during carpool, drop them off at the childcare room or at the North or South campus lobbies.


 Kindergarten classes

 One box of pasta (any kind)

 First Grade

 Boxes of Kleenex and toilet paper

 Second Grade

 Shampoo and soap

 Third Grade

 Boxes of Cereal and rice

 Fourth Grade

 Cans of tuna fish or salmon

 Fifth Grade

 Canned vegetables and fruits

 Sixth Grade

 Cans of chili and tomato paste and tomato sauce



No glass items please – only plastic, metal and paper containers

GREAT REASONS TO Participate in THIS PROJECT

Teach our students social responsibility
Reach out and help our community
Helping others is empowering for students



Food Drive


Please be aware that your child may be taking a school bus between our campuses
that day to participate in the Spirit rally.


*Permission slips are not necessary when students are traveling between MRCS locations.

The 8 biggest misconceptions about charter schools

posted Feb 4, 2016, 5:32 AM by The Webmaster

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.


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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.”

Read the full story on the Watchdog.org

By Evan Grossman | From Watchdog.org    January 26, 2016

MRCS families volunteer at Toys for Tots!

posted Dec 21, 2015, 11:57 AM by The Webmaster

MRCS Staff and Families donated toys and time for Toys for Tots! Thanks to Crystal Carpenter for setting up the volunteer time and to all those participating in the event!

MRCS Families volunteering at Toys for Tots

Pictured in order left to right:

 

Row 1: Owen Hess, Brett Kuhlman Jr., Kira Kuhlman, Emmalee Campbell

 

Row 2: Kevin Mosher, Sarah Strickenberger, Jane Binder, Crystal Carpenter, Jennifer Trochowski, Amber Kuhlman, Zach Binder

 

Row 3: Faith Kuhlman, Brian Kuhlman, Brett Kuhlman Sr.


Junk in your Trunk Rummage Sale

posted Oct 1, 2015, 6:57 AM by The Webmaster   [ updated Oct 16, 2015, 1:53 PM ]

This event has been canceled.

Junk in your Trunk rummage sale banner


PDF version attached

New to Me Book Drive and Sale!

posted Oct 1, 2015, 6:17 AM by The Webmaster   [ updated Oct 1, 2015, 6:26 AM ]

New to Me Book Drive and Sale!

PDF version attached.

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