St. Joseph Montessori School
2019 - 2020 Parent Education Series Upcoming Events
Montessori 101 and Child Growth & Development - REGISTRATION CLOSED
When: September 17, 6:00-7:30 pm
During this course, we will cover the basic foundations of Montessori philosophy and the Planes of Development. This course is open to all parents, and childcare will be available for currently enrolled SJMS students. Sign up here to attend and to register for childcare. Childcare will be available for currently enrolled SJMS students.
Positive Discipline Series - REGISTRATION CLOSED
When: Each Wednesday from 9/18 - 10/23, 6:00-7:30 pm
(9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23)
During this six week course, our Head of School, Brenda Huth, will examine positive discipline techniques. This class is geared towards parents of our younger students but anyone is welcome to attend. There will be a $30 materials fee per family for the course workbook package. Sign up here to attend. Childcare will be available for currently enrolled SJMS students. Sign up here for childcare, you must sign up for each session that childcare will be needed.
Stress, Anxiety, and Depression - REGISTRATION CLOSED
When: September 24, 6:00-7:30 pm
Representatives of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will visit SJMS to educate parents of our Upper Elementary and Middle School students on how to help students suffering from stress, anxiety, or depression. Please register here to attend and for childcare. Childcare will be available for currently enrolled SJMS students.
Journey & Discovery - REGISTRATION CLOSED
When: October 10, 5:00-7:30 pm
Our Head of School, Brenda Huth, will lead parents on a journey of discovering what life is like inside a Montessori classroom. While you can read about the Montessori experience, this class will allow you to explore the continuum of the school and experience Montessori the way your children do. Space is limited, so register early! Dinner will be provided for course participants and children in the childcare option. Childcare will be available for currently enrolled SJMS students. Sign up here to attend and for childcare.
The Importance of the 3-year Cycle
When: January 21, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
One very important component of a strong Montessori program is the 3-year cycle for children. Each child remains in the same classroom with the same children of their age group for 3 years. Each year new younger students come into the program and each age group moves up into the next cycle of the program until a child has spent 3 years in the classroom environment. It's essentially giving them the experience of being the youngest, middle, and oldest of the classroom and the responsibilities that come with those roles.
As a parent, there are so many reasons to keep a child in a Montessori program for the full 3 years. Please come and learn the overarching goals and learner outcome benefits your child can gain by remaining in a Montessori program for the full 3 years of the program cycle. Childcare will be available for currently enrolled SJMS students. Sign up here to attend and for childcare.
Cosmic Education in the Atrium
When: January 30, 6:00-7:30 pm
Together we explore the Montessori roots of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd through the presentation “The History of the Kingdom of God: Its Unity and Vastness.” With this cosmic perspective as our scaffolding, we explore the spiritual needs and capacities of the child at each level, seeing how work, transformation, hidden-ness, joy and service connect the Bible and history to Montessori pedagogy and experience. The responses of the children -- written and in art -- will be shared. Childcare will be available for currently enrolled SJMS students. Sign up here to attend and for childcare.
Moving Up Night
When: February 4, 5:30-7:00 pm (2 same sessions, 45 minutes each)
Come see a snapshot of what the different levels look like at SJMS at our next Curriculum Night. Teachers will show how Montessori materials are used to develop more complex and abstract concepts across different levels. Two consecutive presentations will take place so parents have the opportunity to visit two levels. Free childcare is available to enrolled SJMS students. You do not need to register to attend the event, however you do need to register for childcare. Please sign up for childcare here.
Can You See Me Now?
When: March 12, 6:00-7:30 pm
Representatives from HART (Health Awareness & Recovery Together) will visit SJMS to help educate parents on identifying signs of drug and alcohol use in young people. This program features a “teen bedroom” where adults learn to identify potential warning signs of drug and alcohol use and risky behavior. Guests will walk through the simulated teen bedroom to try and spot the signs of drug and alcohol use and will hear from local law enforcement officials and first responders about what they are seeing now in regard to substance abuse in the community. Childcare will be available for currently enrolled SJMS students. Sign up here to attend and for childcare.