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Warm Clothing Drive

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.
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Elementary Program Tour & Info Session

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.
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Diversity & Inclusion Community Conversations

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.
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Happy International Peace Day!

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.
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Register for Fall Enrichment Classes!

Register now for fall enrichment classes! There are many course offerings for Early Childhood and Elementary students. With questions, please contact Griet, the Director of Auxiliary Programs at griet@msdurham.org. The deadline to register is 6pm on Tuesday, September 10th. Siblings and friends are welcome to register.
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MSD Fall Picnic

The Parents' Association cordially invites all MSD families to our All-School Fall Picnic at Little River Regional Park Picnic Shelter (301 Little River Park Way, Rougemont, NC 27572) on Sunday, September 8th from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Gather your family and come visit with friends old and new!

Bring drinks for your family and a dish to share with the MSD community (with serving utensil). Please label your dish with all ingredients so families with allergies can be aware. There are some picnic tables at the park, but you may also bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets for seating in the grassy area.  The Parents’ Association will provide plates, utensils & napkins. Little River Park has a playground, large field, and hiking/biking trails so bring bikes and balls if you would like.  Come early and enjoy the park and trail. Please note, if 3:30 conflicts with nap time or other needs, families are welcome to arrive at any point during the picnic that best suits their children’s schedules. All items should be removed from the picnic area by 5:15  for clean-up and break down.
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Spring Fling

Join us this Saturday, April 27th (11am-3pm) for the MSD Spring Fling on the Early Childhood playground! Feel free to bring friends and neighbors! Tickets for games and the bake sale will be sold in the dismissal shelter. Saturday is also the first day of the Scholastic Book Fair.
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