Spokane Public Montessori Newsletter
March 2024
Dear Spokane Public Montessori Families,

I feel like Spokane Public Montessori is that place at the end of the rainbow. You know... where the pot of gold shines! We are feeling lucky because our Public Montessori model is supported by Spokane Public Schools and wonderful families who believe in Montessori access for all. We are busy welcoming new families and working out student placements and planning for next year.

As a Public Montessori Options school in SPS, it is an expectation to have high parent involvement. It takes more effort to build a community when we are not all attending our neighborhood school. The unity that we build has a DIRECT positive impact on your student’s success.

We have several committees available for you to contribute to our beautiful environments; how else do you think we keep all the classroom animals alive and well? Our classrooms need lots of parent volunteers, so please email your child’s teacher with available support you may provide. 

I’ll leave you with this quote as we are near springtime and many students are leaning into their learning and preparing for the transition into next year:

 “The child who has never learned to work by himself, to set goals for his own acts, or to be the master of his own force of will is recognizable in the adult who lets others guide his will and feels a constant need for approval of others.” — Education and Peace “… in every child is the seed that will mature into an adult.” 
 Rhonda Turnipseed
Spokane Public Montessori Principal
Become a Volunteer!

Download the Volunteer Application and return it to the Spokane Public Montessori Main Office, along with a copy of your driver's license.

Materials may also be scanned and emailed to Volunteerservices@spokaneschools.org. You may also call the Volunteer office at 509.354.7340 to have an application packet mailed to you.

Thank you for your feedback!

We have been intentional in our practice of focusing on student learning and having a positive school climate. Thanks to all two-hundred and seventeen families who completed our Mid-Year Survey. Your feedback helps us be reflective and constantly strive for improvement.
Here is what you told us:
How well we responded to your desire for more SPM community involvement.
Acedemic Goals Being Met
Sense of Belonging
Within the SPM Community
Overall Satisfaction with Spokane Public Montessori
To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
We appreciate your support with our American Heart Association fundraiser. It is very rewarding to come together as a community to raise awareness and funds for such a worthy cause.

Calling all Volunteers!
We are looking for help at our crosswalks 30 minutes before and after school.
If you are available to be a crossing guard, please call the main office at 354-6409.
Thank you for donating your time to helping keep our students safe!
Spring is right around the corner! March 29th marks the last day of school before Spring Break (April 1- 5). To have a soft landing back at school following the break, click here for some helpful ideas on supporting your student.
Upcoming Events:

The Silent Journey on March 22 & 23 will be an exciting time for new and current families to come together to experience the Montessori environment through the eyes of your children. This will also help you extend learning into the home environment. If you are interested in attending, please email a RSVP to Gayle Waner at gaylew@spokaneschools.org.

  • Mondays: Montessori Elementary Music Club 3:15 - 4:15 PM
  • Wednesdays: Montessori Middle School Music Club 3:15 - 4:15 PM
  • Wednesday, March 6th: Gear Swap 6:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 7th: Coffee with CoMP 8:30 AM
  • Thursday, March 7th: Reading Night 5:00-6:30 PM
  • Friday, March 22: Silent Journey Part 1 6:30-8:30 PM
  • Saturday, March 23: Silent Journey Part 2 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Friday 29th: Art Party - kick off to Spring Break
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