You and your children can explore our classrooms and playgrounds. Teachers and current parents will be available to answer your questions about the curriculum, philosophy, and culture of our school. If you are unable to drop-in during this time frame, please contact Natalie@msdurham.org to set up a personal tour and classroom observation appointment!
Sign up for this candid, parents-only discussion. This meeting will be held in the Multi-Purpose room on Wednesday, Nov. 20th from 6:30-7:30pm. RSVP and sign up for free childcare with the link in Tuesday's announcement newsletter.
One of our All-Day Toddler Assistant Teachers, Dayane Friedkin, is coordinating a warm clothing drive with the MSD Community Connections Committee as our fall community service project. Donations of warm clothes, gloves, scarves, coats, and shoes are needed in all sizes for all ages. Dayane meets with a group (Coffee com Amor) each weekend to serve a meal to homeless people in downtown Durham. In November, they will distribute the warm clothing donations. Please drop off all donations in the bin in the front office by Friday, Nov. 8th.
Join us for one of the Elementary Tour and Info Sessions (Oct. 28th 6-7:30pm or Nov. 11th 9-10:30am). Learn about Montessori in the Elementary years, ages 6 to 12. We will discuss Maria Montessori’s philosophy on the second plane of development and the highlights of the Elementary programs at MSD.
Community Conversations is an initiative of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at MSD. The goal is to create a space for conversations on topics salient to the community. We come together to share our questions, experiences and knowledge in order to support each other as parents, caregivers, and educators.
Our first conversation is scheduled for October 19th, 10-11:30am and will be about media and its impact. Please register to attend. We are also offering free childcare in the After School building. If you are unable to attend this gathering, we hope you can join us for future conversations and for the Spring Diversity and Inclusion Symposium.
If you are a parent or caregiver interested in leading a community conversation, please contact Diversity and Inclusion committee chair, SK Fishback at SarahKateFishback@msdurham.org.
In celebration, MSD has officially become a World Peace site. We commit to these five Peace Actions: seek peace within yourself and others, reach out in service, protect the environment, respect diversity, and be a responsible citizen of the world.