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Registration Forms

Parent Education Nights- We welcome parents into their child(ren)’s classrooms during Parent Education Nights throughout the school year to discuss curriculum, parenting, etc. MSD provide free childcare for students (and non-MSD siblings), based on availability. The registration forms for childcare are linked in the announcement newsletter


Pasta Tuesday & Pizza Friday Lunch Fundraisers- Pasta Tuesdays (available to Elementary students) and Pizza Fridays (available to After School, Kindergarten, and Elementary students) are lunch fundraisers to support the spring Upper Elementary trip! Registration is available in the fall for the full school year through forms linked in the announcement newsletter.


Student Health Forms

Health Assessment Form- Prior to Orientation, the below form must be submitted for all new students along with the child's most recent records of immunization or exemption. The child's doctor’s own form will also suffice if it covers the same information. 
Permission to Administer Medication Form- All medicines must be taken to the MSD office, not given to teachers or students. Provide the office with the below form, listing dosages, instructions and any associated requirements.This information and the medicine will be given directly by the office to the teacher in charge, to be kept secure.

Student Academic Forms

Learning Styles Form- We value your knowledge of your child, and welcome your comments about his or her learning style and characteristics.  Please share with us your observations of your child in a few phrases with the below form. 


Permission to Release Student Information- All requests for student records, recommendations, evaluations, and other forms should be given to the office rather than to the teacher. Many schools now send the requests via email directly to the teacher. Please inform the requesting school that the records/recommendations must be sent by email to Records and recommendations will not be transmitted until the office receives the below record release permission signed by the parent(s)

Auxiliary Program Registration Forms

All registrations for MSD Enrichment classes, No-School Camps and Summer Camps can be made through the parent portal available on the drop-down menu. Enrichment classes are open to MSD students and to children in the community. No-school camps are available to MSD students only. Please register by the deadlines posted on the school calendar.

Montessori Resources & Recommendations

The school maintains a small lending library for parents in the office. Books on Montessori philosophy, parenting, child development, and discipline may be borrowed at any time. The most popular titles in our lending library include:
Parenting Books-
How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Sucess by Julie Lythcott-Haims
The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
No Bad Kids by Janet Lansbury
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel Pink
Montessori Books-
We have Maria Montessori's works available and also suggest:
At Home with Montessori by Patricia Oriti
Math Works- Montessori Math and the Developing Brain by Michael Duffy
A Parents' Guide to the Montessori Classroom by Aline Wolf
The American Montessori Society provides a wealth of information about Montessori education to parents.
Visit their website at