Toddler/Primary Meetup at Bay & Bee (FREE)
November 12, 4:30-6:00pm
Thank you so much to MTS parent Monica Bodnar-Pharr for donating the playspace for these hours so that our Toddler and Primary communities can connect. This meetup is at the Atlantic Blvd location 13475 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32225
Come play and meet other MTS parents don’t forget your SOCKS!
Nature Day at Dutton Island
Please join us Saturday, Nov. 18, at Dutton Island for our Nature Day and Camp out.
- 11:30 a.m. — Wild Wonders animal presentation for all ages at the pavilion. (You may want to bring a chair or blanket to sit on!)
- 12:30 p.m. — Bring Your Own Picnic at the pavilion.
- 2-5:30 p.m. — Sign up for an eco-tour or stand up paddle board instruction from the south kayak launch with Jax Surf and Paddle. Instruction will be every 30 minutes. Reservations will be available online for $15 per board reservation. Please bring a child’s lifejacket if you have one since a limited supply will be available.
- 5:30-7 p.m. — Lantern/headlight/flashlight hike with Mr. Kirk and Ms. Linda from F.A.C.E.
- Primitive camping overnight. Bring your own camping gear, with quiet time at 10 p.m.
- 8-9 a.m. Sunday — Potluck breakfast.
Barnes & Noble Book Fair
November 27 to Dec 2
The Montessori Tides Children’s Foundation will partner with Barnes & Noble again this year to hold a book fair Monday, Nov. 27, to Saturday, Dec. 2. The St. Johns Town Center will be the site for in-store activities Monday, Nov. 27. Start planning your holiday shopping with Barnes & Noble since a portion of all sales with a special voucher code during this week comes back to MTS! Information will be sent home in your child’s folder closer to the event.
Original Works Art Project and Keepsakes October with delivery first week of December
In the month of October, our children will be creating art (as usual) and we have a unique opportunity to turn these works of art into keepsakes. The original works art project will be sending home (the end of October) your child’s artwork along with an order form where you can have their art printed on keepsakes (a great holiday gift) the order forms will be collected the first week of November and our keepsakes will be delivered back to the school around Dec 1st (in plenty of time to ship to loved ones).
For Small Hands Catalog Promotion
Parents should soon receive in their child’s folder a For Small Hands catalog filled with ideas for a Montessori home. During the holidays, this group runs a special promotion to help schools. If you order from the catalog, please use customer number 115459, and a portion of your purchase will come back to the school. Group orders also are welcome. Information on this promotion can be found in the catalog or at www.forsmallhands.com/2-ways-to-participate.
Wine Down and Silent Auction – Feb 10, 2018
The Montessori Tides Children’s Foundation annual “Wine Down” raises funds to enhance our Montessori learning environments at the school and to invest in continuing teacher education. This event wouldn’t exist without the support of our amazing community. The foundation depends on volunteers, families, coworkers, and neighbors to lend a hand. Here’s your chance to get involved – donate an item or service to the silent auction and make a difference in the lives of our students.
*Suggested donation amount