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Interactive Open House

Prospective Families are invited to MCHD for an Interactive Open House. This hands-on interaction with the teachers, materials, and classroom will be held on Monday, October 30th at 9am or 11:30am. This event is for parents only. RSVP to reserve your space at either session.
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Meals for Urban Ministries of Durham

Urban Ministries of Durham needs our help to provide lunches for the homeless right here in our community. Join in sharing this experience and the lessons that go with such an endeavor with our students! The Community Connections Committee is coordinating this annual community service project. Click to learn more and to sign up to donate.
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Schedule your classroom observation!

You are invited to observe your child(ren)'s class(es) before conferences! Classrooms will be opening in two weeks for observations, and appointments are available daily thereafter.  Grandparents and other special family friends are welcome to schedule an observation as well. Call or email Ashley ( to schedule your appointment today!
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MCHD Alumni: Where are they now?

MCHD alum, Ray Palma, is now a junior at Riverside High School and has coordinated “Meet​ ​Your​ ​2017​ ​Durham​ ​Mayoral Candidates​ ​to​ ​Discuss​ ​Their​ ​Vision​ ​for Youth​ ​in​ ​Durham.” He has been able to round up all five candidates running for Mayor of the City of Durham to be present for a Q&A on Monday, October 2nd at Riverside High School.
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Picture Day is Monday, Oct. 2nd!

School Picture Day for Early Childhood through Elementary students will be Monday, October 2nd. 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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International Peace Day

International Peace Day is Thursday, September 21st. In the classrooms, the children will be singing peace around the world, joining their voices with children in thousands of Montessori schools around the world.
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No-School Camp Registration

No-school Camp is offered to all MCHD students (except Toddlers) on most Teacher
Workdays, Parent/Teacher Conference Days, and Spring break. The first No-School camp will be held on September 29th for the Teacher Workday. The deadline to register for this No-School camp is Tuesday, September 19th. Registrations can be made through the online parent portal.

The MCHD Calendar is a good resource for keeping track of NSC days. There is NO drop-in care on No-school Camp days. Space is reserved on a First-Come, First-Serve basis. Registrations received after the deadline will be placed on a wait-list.
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Pasta Tuesday and Pizza Friday

Support the Upper Elementary trip to NYC for the Montessori Model United Nations with these beloved fundraisers:
Pasta Tuesdays (available to Elementary students) and Pizza Fridays (available to After School, Kindergarten, and Elementary students) are lunch fundraisers to support their spring trip. This school year, the registrations are for the full year (rather than by semester). Online registrations forms can be found in the Parnet Resources section of the website. Payment is due in the office no later than Wednesday, September 13th. With questions, please contact
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