LEARNING IS A LIFE-LONG PROPOSITION. JOIN US TO EXPAND YOUR BRAIN AND MEET NEW FRIENDS.
MSD offers unique, thoughtfully designed, informative, adult events during the school year that we refer to as our “Parent Programs.” These events provide the opportunity to learn more about child development, best practices when it comes to teaching and parenting, give you a peek inside the classroom, and more about the hallmarks of a MSD education. There are morning coffees, evening presentations, weekend workshops, Community Gatherings with students, and much more! All of these events are dynamic experiences that get you even more engaged in your child’s education. We look forward to seeing you on campus!
In fulfilling a family’s Work Bond obligation for the school year, MSD asks each family to attend at least one Parent Program event (worth two Work Bond credits). Of course, you are welcome to attend as many as you’d like! Each time a family member attends a Parent Program event, they should note the event on their Work Bond form.
MSD Community Podcast Series
Podcasts are the new way for people to get information fast, when they want it, and how they want it. Since we have such busy lives, what’s attractive about podcasts is that you can get information that’s important to you while you’re making dinner, working out, driving in the car, or weeding your garden. That’s why we decided to launch the "MSD Community Podcast Series—Montessori Parenting Information On-the-Go." We have compiled a series of podcasts at each grade level that are snapshots of what parents want to learn more about. We hope that this format will be helpful in keeping you up-to-date on the latest Montessori strategies and tactics for raising children from Toddler – Middle School. Listen once or as often as you like, or forward it to a friend or family member that could enjoy learning about a particular topic. We will be populating the site with new material as the year unfolds, so check back often. Happy Listening!
2019-2020 Parent Program Events
We welcome current parents, their friends, family, and neighbors, prospective parents, as well as members of the community to join us for certain Parent Program events. If an event is marked with an asterisk (*) it is open to the public. Please RSVP for ALL Parent Programs you plan on attending by emailing email@example.com (unless otherwise noted). Thank you!
Community Gathering - Carnival & South America: Friday, February 28, 2020
- 8:15-8:55am, Parent Pre-Gathering Coffee
- 9-10am, Community Performance
Lower El FUNdamentals Fair: Tuesday, March 3, 2030, 6-7:30pm
Parent Coffee - Inclusive Parenting: Friday, March 13, 2020, 8:30-10am
Parent Coffee - Education at the National Level: Friday, April 3, 2020, 8:30-10am
Girls Leadership Nine Tools for True Friendship: Mondays, 5:30pm - 7:00pm (4/6, 4/13, 4/20, & 4/27). Grades 2-3.
Through fun and interactive games and discussions, girls and grown-ups will learn and practice how to explore and share feelings, communicate authentically, and make healthy relationship choices. The program will include topics such as "Standing Up For Yourself," "Sharing Feelings," "Double Sorry," and "Choices For Friend Trouble." The cost is $215 per Girl & Grown-Up pair. Click here to register.
Love & Logic Session 2: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm (4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, & 5/13). $375 for up to two adults - includes workbook. *Cash or checks made out to ‘Mary Bareis-Golumb’ accepted - drop off to Welcome Center OR Venmo 'firstname.lastname@example.org' for $375. The deadline to register is April 1.
Buzz-In! Week (TODD-MS): April 14-17, 2020, 8:10-9am
- PRI/K: Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 8:10-9:00am
- UE/MS: Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 8:10-9:00am
- LE: Thursday, April 16, 2020, 8:10-9:00am
- TODD: Friday, April 17, 2020, 8:10-9:00am
Community Gathering - Earth Day & Doing Good: Friday, April 17, 2020
- 8:15-8:55am, Parent Pre-Gathering Coffee,
- 9-10am, Community Performance
Student Gallery Night: Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 5-7pm
Student Cultural Fair, The Americas: Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 8:45am-12pm
Parent Coffee - Toddler to Primary Transition: Friday, May 8, 2020, 8:30-10am
Parent and Buddy Lunch Day: Friday, May 15, 2020
- TODD/PRI/K: 11:30am-12:30pm
- ELEM/MS: 12:00-1pm
8th Grade Graduation: Friday, May 29, 2020, 9am
MSD 101: Saturday, August 24, 2019, 9am-1pm
Back to School Night: Thursday, September 12, 2019, 6-8pm
Parent Coffee - 8th Grade Outplacement Mtg: Monday, September 16, 2019, 8:30-9:30am
Parent Coffee - Program Updates: Thursday, September 19, 2019, 8:30-10am
- Transitions (PRI-MS)
- Toddlers and Toileting (TODD)
*Lessons from the MSD Farm: Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9-11am
*Fall Family Stewardship Day - RiverSweep: Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9am-12pm. Please register.
Back to Work Night (TODD-MS): Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 5-6:30pm
*An Evening with Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of How to Raise an Adult: Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 6:15-8pm. Please go to Eventbrite for tickets. MSD and ACIS community members: please use your special promo code to access your tickets.
Community Gathering - Roots & North America: Friday, October 18, 2019
- Parent Pre-Gathering Coffee, 8:15-8:55am
- Community Performance, 9-10am
Parent Coffee - Supporting Literacy Skills in the Classroom and at Home: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 8:30-10am
Buzz-In! Week (PRI-MS) November 5-7, 8:10-9am
- UE/MS: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 8:10-9:00am
- LE: Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 8:10-9:00am
- PRI/K: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 8:10-9:00am
*Alumni Night Roundtable: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6-7:30pm
Parent Coffee - What Parents Need to Know About Bullying vs. Teasing: Friday, November 8, 2019, 8:30-10am
Parent Coffee - Montessori Beyond the Primary Years - Elementary and Middle School 101: Friday, November 15, 2019, 8:30-10am
*Movie Screening, Inside Montessori: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 6-8:30pm
Parent Coffee - Kindergarten 101: Friday, December 6, 2019, 8:30-10am
Community Gathering - Winter Concert, "Our Roots:" Friday, December 13, 2019
- 8:15-8:55am, Parent Pre-Gathering Coffee, MSD Store Open, and Maria's Market
- 9-10am, Performance
Parent Coffee - The Power of Parenting in an Unpredictable World: Friday, January 10, 2020, 8:30-10am
Parent Coffee - Primary 101: Thursday, January 17, 2020, 8:30-10am
*Raising Resilient Girls: Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 6-7:30pm. Click here for more info and to register. You must register to attend this event.
Buzz-In! Week (PRI-MS) January 22-24, 2020, 8:10-9am
- LE: Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 8:10-9:00am
- UE/MS: Thursday, January 23, 2020, 8:10-9:00am
- PRI/K: Friday, January 24, 2020, 8:10-9:00am
Lunar New Year Dragon Parade: Friday, January 24, 2020, 9am
Parent Choice Night: Thursday, January 30, 2020, 6-8pm
- Montessori in the Home for Toddlers
- Introduction to Positive Discipline
- The Montessori Math Experience
- Meet the Specials Team
Love & Logic Session 1: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm (2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4, & 3/11).
*Community Dialogue About Equity and Inclusion with Rosetta Lee: Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8:30am-4pm.
Back to Work Night (TODD/PRI/K): Thursday, February 20, 2020, 5-6:30pm
Upper El & Middle School Science Fair: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6-7:30pm
Kindergarten KaBoom! Friday, February 21, 2020, 2-3pm