The first month of school gave us the perfect opportunity to begin our community service projects. With Hurricanes Harvey and Irma taking their toll in Texas and Florida, the American Montessori Society (AMS) created a “Rebuild Your School” campaign to help Montessori schools in need in the affected areas. The funds collected in the campaign were matched by AMS and additional funds donated by Nienhuis Montessori (a Montessori materials company). We talked to our children about the hurricanes and how we can help other Montessori schools in need by collecting coins. This was a wonderful opportunity to spread peace and kindness through the community. Our children loved bringing in their coins and with the help of some very generous parents our final tally amounted to $600.00.
So, as always, thank you Dublin Montessori families, for opening the piggy banks, the extra change from your cup of coffee and the loose change in your pockets! You really made a difference!
December found us again renewing our promise to St. Stephens Community Center.
The collection of can goods and food products helped supply the needs for the food baskets which are distributed through out the community. For those family who find themselves with less and less this time of year. The foyer was overflowing with food donations. St. Stephens is very grateful to the families of Dublin Montessori for their boundless spirit of giving.
Also in December, on a very cold Saturday, Miss Sheidler (our in house marathon runner) registered for the Mt. Carmel Lewis Center four mile run to support One Warm Coat. Again, it was not only Miss Sheidler who easily crossed the finish line successfully, but all our wonderful families who donated gently used coats, hats, mittens and scarves to this well known organization. She collected and delivered several large bags of warm, usable, outerwear to be distributed as needed in the community. Again, thank you!!
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