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    Crossing Guard Appreciation Day!

    Photos for Crossing Guard Appreciation Day! photos taken by Amy Scroghan On March, 21st, we show our gratitude and thanks for our crossing guards at Pleasant Ridge Montessori.  Thank you to our crossing guards who keep our kids safe day in and day out, rain or shine, sleet or snow, cold or hot, dark or sunny!  Thank you from all the staff, students, parents and the community!

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    Terracycle: Support PRM!

    Support Pleasant Ridge Montessori and Keep Trash Out of the Landfill! It’s a win-win situation! PRM is raising money for green programs while also keeping as much trash as possible out of the landfill. Here are some ways you can help: Collect your “trash” for our “brigades” All brigades are listed below. Collections should be CLEAN, DRY & SEPARATED as much as possible. It makes it much easier on us if it’s done right! Attend the Community Collection Day on March 23rd at 9:30am @ St. Peter’s United Church 6120 Ridge Road 45213 Collections can also be dropped off at any time at 3228 Harvest Ave, 45213 Donate $ for new Terracycle…

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    Fundraiser: Chocolate, Coffee, and Tea – oh, my!

    Order from Equal Exchange and PRM Foundation receives 50% of the total order. It is an amazing fundraiser that support PRM and farmers across the world. It is also amazing, because lots of upcoming events and holidays might require chocolate (Mother’s Day, 6th grade recognition to name a few). Spread the word! Ask family and friends, too! Email Jen at jkramerwine@gmail.com, by March 25th with the item number and quantity (i.e. F2 – 2 for two bottles of Olive Oil). Once Jen receives the order, she will respond with a confirmation and price. All orders will be available for pick-up at the April 3 Summit (5:45-8 at PRM) – bring cash or check then!…

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    Donuts with Dudes!

    At PRM’s Annual Donuts with Dudes event on Friday March 1st, the gym filled up quickly as students guided their Dude to the gym.  They received a warm welcome from Mrs. Ridley, staff and volunteers with donuts, no line, no waiting!  Coffee Cup class greeted them with fresh hot coffee!  Rumbling tummies were tamed and Dudes and students got to share a morning away from the bustle and demand of the week.  Bill Myles, assistant superintendent of Cincinnati Public schools, gave a talk that was inspired from his heart.  He shared how as a child he had ADD and not many friends, but it was the people around him that…

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    Highlight: Parent-input classroom placement

    Celebrating new beginnings and changes at the school of Pleasant Ridge has been a part of its long 200 year legacy along with its heart, diversity and love of education and PRM’s mission to be a quality neighborhood Montessori school.  As PRM looks to the coming months facing many new changes with a growing student population and hiring a new principal, you can find more information by clicking here for the ILT minutes and clicking here for the LSDMC minutes.  Our current Principal Mrs. Ridley has taken great care to nurture the children and community through this transition.  You can click here to see the family newsletters!  Here is the highlight of…

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    STEAM Team: A pin hole to a new world

    Friday, Febraury 15th, a few PRM students were taken back in time to view their world in a way they had never conceived of before. PRM’s STEAM team is piloting a program bringing together multiple disciplines centering around pinhole photography using traditional light sensitive and chemical processes. Photography has the ability to freeze a moment for us to look back upon. It frames it in such a way that it allows us to see, feel and experience the past again and we often see new things as we do this and experience how others see, much like a news story. Pinhole photography, in its other worldly characteristics, gives us a…

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    Heart: A night of Basketball and Cheer

    Friday, February 8th, a night of celebration reached every inch of PRM when families, friends, coaches and volunteers celebrated the 6th graders in one of their last games as PRM students.  Coach Todd Gailar announced each 6th grade boy basketball player and 6th grade cheerleader!  They ran into the gym as honor and pride was showered upon them from the crowd – it seemed as if  they were new to such an honor and humbly rushed through smiling with joy.  The cheerleaders were full of tears saying goodbye to such a place as this and to such dear friends and an amazing coach in Milynn Graves.  The 6th grade boys…

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    A Fishy Story!

    On a mild February day, something fishy swam through the hands of Miss Jenn’s 3-6 community, 1105.  They have been studying the parts of a fish and concluded their studies on fish by using a real bass to make prints!  The students painted the fish, made a paper print and a fabric print.  The paper print will be used for labeling parts of a fish and the fabric print, the students will sew together to make a pillow.  The whole floor smelled of a dead fish, but they were ready with the sweet aroma of oranges for snack…and teachers used plenty of febreeze.  So if you hear rumors of a…

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    Assembly Friday January 25th!

    Hello PRM Families, The K-3rd graders are having an assembly on Friday, January 25th from 1-1:45 pm. The Assembly is the NED Show’s Mindset Mission in which your child will be taken on a journey filled with humor, yo-yo and magic tricks, puppetry, and storytelling inspiring them to: Never give up-to understand the Power of Yet! Encourage others – to spark courage in other people! Do their best – to always be learning and growing! The following week, January 28th-February 1st, K-3rd students will have the opportunity at their lunch time to purchase yo-yo’s connected to the performance. Students will need to bring exact cash no change will be given in order to purchase…