The Montessori School of Durham Diversity & Inclusion Committee invites you to the 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Symposium on Saturday, March 2nd from 9am-12pm. Join us as we hear from current MSD parents:
Corinne Matthes (Elementary Parent, speaking on Neurodiversity in Montessori Communities: Bringing Awareness to Different Learning Styles); Erika Wilson (Elementary Parent, speaking on Color Blind Racism: The Persistence of Racial Inequalities in the U.S.); Vernetta Alston (Toddler Parent speaking on LGBTQ Inclusion and Policy Making)
One of our librarian parents will have a table of books highlighting diversity. RSVP by emailing Ashley@msdurham.org.
Visit and meet with administrators and teachers from ten local independent schools at the third annual Diversity Teacher Job Fair. The Diversity Teacher Job Fair will be held on Saturday, February 9 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill (4011 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705). Please attend or share with friends who may be interested. MSD is helping to sponsor this fair and will be represented by MSD staff. Please click the story to access the registration page.
Register today! Enrichment classes are available to children in Early Childhood and Elementary. Read more about the course offerings and register online. Non-MSD students (siblings and friends are also welcome to enroll in Enrichment classes. With questions, please contact Griet, the Director of Auxiliary Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to register is 6pm on Tuesday, January 15th.
Please take part in this year's Annual Fund. This is a terrific opportunity to demonstrate gratitude to this community. The money we raise will support MSD’s financial aid efforts and will also purchase campus improvements specifically requested by our staff. One family has pledged to match donations made through #GivingTuesday (up to $5000).
Photo proofs and orders are due (Early Childhood and Elementary families) on Friday, October 19th. Even if you do not make an order, the proofs must be returned to the office. The class photo proofs are at the front door of the office for you to check out if you would like to order that as well.
As part of a national speaking tour, Dr. Steven Hughes, pediatric neuropsychologist, and Dr. Laura Flores Shaw, adjunct professor at John Hopkins University, will join us on Thursday, November 29th from 6:30-8:30 to share the latest research on brain development and how it relates to your child’s education. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to engage Dr. Shaw and Dr. Hughes to come to MSD while they’re on their national tour to share this very important research with our parents. The number of spaces is limited so please click to register to ensure your spot and to learn more. Due to the fact the event will not end until after bedtime for our students, we will not be offering childcare so be sure to schedule your own childcare so that you don’t miss this event!