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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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Register for Summer Camp!

Register today ! With options for children aged 3 -14, students will express creativity in art and pottery camps, perform musical theater, study in "little veterinarian school", get creative in the kitchen, and choreograph a hip-hop dance routine!
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Diversity & Inclusion Symposium 2019

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.
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Diversity Teacher Hiring Fair for Triangle Private Schools

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.
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Spring Enrichment Registration

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 griet@msdurham.org. The deadline to register is 6pm on Tuesday, January 15th.
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