Events & Workshops

2019-20 Parent Education Workshops & Community Events

 

Meet our Specialists

Wednesday, September 18, 2019: 8:45-10:30 am

Location: Art Deck and classrooms

Montessori Center School offers several enriching specialist programs in the course of the school day for all students.  These include Spanish, music, physical education, art, drama, library, and computer technology.

Join us for coffee as you meet our Specialist teachers and learn more about these programs.

This event is for adults only; rsvp to Alyssa Morris, a.morris@mcssb.org.

Target audience: All MCS parents and interested prospective community members.  

 

The Journey: Exploring Montessori Through the Eyes of a Child

Saturday, November 2, 2019:  10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location: Montessori Center School – Classrooms and Multi-Purpose Room

See, feel and experience the Montessori Method for yourself at “Journey,” to be presented on Saturday, November 2. This special event is designed to allow you to view and interact with the unique Montessori environment through the eyes of a child.

The Montessori Journey begins with an exploration of the classroom environment through the lens of quiet observation, gathering first impressions as you take in the sensory richness and detail of the Montessori classrooms, you may experience the sense of order and sequence which engages the children.

Following the silent observation, you’ll have a chance to actively engage with Montessori lessons and materials at each level. Throughout this portion, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and share reflections with other parents and staff. Finally, we will all join together to have lunch and listen to a panel of alumni students and their families discuss their experiences at MCS, with time at the end for questions. Participants will also have the opportunity to share reflections and observations.

This event is open to current and future parents and interested families, educators and community members upon reservation.

Space is limited for this special event; rsvp to Alyssa Morris, a.morris@mcssb.org, to reserve your spot.

Target audience: All parents and community members.

 

Montessori Information Night – The Primary Program

Thursday, February 13, 2020: 6:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Location: Montessori Center School Multi-Purpose Building andClassrooms

The Primary program (ages 3 – 6 years) offers a joyful atmosphere in which students learn, grow and thrive. Primary students begin their journey as learners and leave leaders. The main areas of a Montessori environment are practical life, sensorial, language, math and cultural studies. Throughout the classroom, students explore specially designed Montessori materials that are multi-sensory, hands-on, concrete and self-correcting.Extra-curricular “specialist” studies include P.E., Spanish, art, library and music.

Each child progresses at his or her own individually appropriate pace, allowing each to be appropriately challenged and to become proficient in each area according to individual development and needs.

Parents will have the opportunity to hear from our Head of School, Primary teachers and current parents, who will share their experiences about the relevance of a Montessori education at the Primary (Early Childhood) level.

This event is for adults only; rsvp to Alyssa Morris, a.morris@mcssb.org.

Target audience: Pre-Primary parents, Primary parents and interested community members.

 

Montessori Information Night – The Importance of the Kindergarten Year

Thursday, January 16, 2020: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Montessori Center School, Primary Classrooms

Montessori Center School invites parents of children in the first or second Primary year, as well as anyone who is interested to learn more about the third year of the Primary program at MCS, which is the equivalent of the kindergarten year.

The Montessori Method is a child-centered approach that involves hands-on learning, multi-aged classrooms, and teachers who guide learning.

The Montessori curriculum develops and strengthens critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, creativity and innovation, cultural awareness, collaboration, and communication skills. Our kindergarten program combines all the benefits of a Montessori education while meeting and often exceeding the California state standards.

The final year of the Primary cycle (third year) provides an opportunity for five and six-year-olds to develop their leadership skills. Third years act as positive role models for their younger classmates, assuming responsibilities that further strengthen their self-esteem. Everything that students have learned in the previous years comes together here, preparing them to take on new challenges and prepare for their elementary years.

Parents will have the opportunity to hear from our Head of School, Primary teachersand current parents, who will share their experiences about the relevance of a Montessori education in the Kindergarten year.

This event is for adults only; rsvp to Alyssa Morris, a.morris@mcssb.org.

Target audience: Pre-Primary parents, Primary parents and interested community members.

 

Montessori Information Night – The Lower Elementary Program

Thursday, February 6, 2020: 6:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Montessori Center School, Multi-Purpose Building and Lower Elementary Classrooms

Montessori Center School invites parents of children in their second or third year of Primary as well as anyone who is interested to learn more about the Lower Elementary program (1st-3rd grade/ 6-9 years old) at MCS.

Our lower elementary program offers students an innovative, progressive and personalized curriculum, which includes language arts (reading & writing), mathematics, cultural studies (sciences) and practical life. Extra-curricular “specialist” studies include P.E., Spanish, art, library, drama and music.

Students work collaboratively and independently during long blocks of uninterrupted work periods to encourage development of self-motivation, concentration and independence.

This event is for adults only; rsvp to Alyssa Morris, a.morris@mcssb.org.

Target audience: Parents and interested community members.

 

Montessori Information Night – The Upper Elementary Program

Thursday, January 30, 2020: 6:00 – 7:45 p.m.

Montessori Center School, Multi-Purpose Building and Upper Elementary Classrooms

Montessori Center School invites parents of children in 2nd or 3rd grade as well as anyone who is interestedto learn more about the Upper Elementary program (4th-6th grade/ 9-12 years old) at MCS.

One of MCS’s core values is to nurturethe child’s love of learning through the unique expression of their interests, skills and talents. Maria Montessori believed the child experiences intense periods of learning based on the prepared environment, the child’s interest and a capacity to learn.

Expanding on the course of study in Lower Elementary, academic concepts are presented with higher levels of abstraction and complexity. The educational process continues to follow the child through its inherent flexibility and adaptability. The teacher continues to guide, assess and challenge the student’s innate curiosity.

Our Upper Elementary curriculum includes language arts, math, science and history objectives. Extra-curricular “specialist” offerings including P.E., Spanish, library,art, computer technology, drama and music for all students.

This event is for adults only; rsvp to Alyssa Morris, a.morris@mcssb.org.

Target audience: Parents and interested community members.