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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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Donate to the MSD Annual Fund

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).
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School Photo Orders Due

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.
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Parent Education Night with Dr. Laura Flores Shaw and Dr. Steven Hughes

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!
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Coffee with the Head of School

Tammy Squires will host Coffee with the Head at 8:30am on Thursday, October 18th in the office conference room. Join Tammy and others for this casual, candid conversation. Bring your questions or concerns! Coffees are held bi-monthly and are open to all. Space is limited, so sign up to join (click on this story to register).
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No School on Friday & Picture Day Monday

Friday, September 28th is a Teacher Workday. We have a No-School camp for Early Childhood and Elementary children who have already registered.

Monday, October 1st is School Picture Day (for Early Childhood through Elementary students). Individual, Sibling and Class photos will be taken and will be available for order. Toddlers classes have a separate picture day scheduled later in the year.
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Closed on Monday, September 17th

Thanks for your patience this morning as the worst weather hit right as staff were arriving to school. We unfortunately will have to stay closed through Monday as we continue to have tornado warnings, flash flood warnings, and trees falling due to saturated grounds. The Durham County Police Department issued a message to stay off the roads as several cars have gotten stuck in high waters. On campus, we are working to stop water from entering buildings so that we can open on time tomorrow. The Parent-Education night scheduled for tonight will also be canceled. We will reschedule that event and will be in touch to register for childcare.
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