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    Annual Silent Auction: What is it?

    To understand the Annual Silent Auction beyond a one word answer, it helps to start at the beginning. Pleasant Ridge Montessori used to be a traditional neighborhood school, until the parents and community worked together so that when they re-opened the doors of the new building in 2009, Pleasant Ridge would have the Montessori method of teaching.  The Pleasant Ridge School Foundation was created by passionate parents who support the vision of PRM: to offer every neighborhood child a quality Montessori education, in a peaceful and environmentally conscious setting that nurtures a love of learning.  Every year after Winter break, they host a Silent Auction to raise money to support…

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    The sound of joy and music filled the halls of PRM on Thursday night December 14th at PRM’s 2018 Winterfest!  Coffee Cup class served hot cider as nervous students and proud parents walked in the door.  The Scholastic book fair gave plenty of gift ideas as you walked down the hall.  From 5-6pm in the art room students made colorful works of art with holiday scenes!  Strings showed how hard they have been working with a full half hour performance of wonderful holiday music.  The 2nd and 3rd grade music club packed the cafeteria with joyful performances and eager faces.  Webby Dance performed with great pizazz lifting everyone’s spirit in…

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    We need You!! Needs Assessment Survey!

    Staff, Parents and Community members! Please click here to complete a Needs Assessment Survey! By completing this survey, you will be helping the leaders of PRM to understand both the wishes and needs of our amazing community to assist them as they look for a principal for the 2019-2020 school year. All answers will be completely anonymous and confidential: any findings will only be shared in anonymous, aggregate form with relevant decisions makers and leaders. Completing the survey will also give you a chance to win a $100 dollar Kroger gift card! If you are interested in being entered for the gift-card drawing, please be sure to leave either your…

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    PRM Garden and Playscape: Input wanted!

    Walking into the garden at PRM is like walking into a secret room or going through an old wardrobe to the secret world of Narnia.  When you walk in, you are surrounded by flowers, vegetables and beautiful artwork sometimes hidden until you walk up close. It’s common to find bunnies, deer, groundhogs, squirrels, birds and other wildlife.  The hidden space goes on further as you venture down the hill into the playscape.  The playscape had a lot of damage after so much rain had fallen last spring and much of it was off limits.  The task to rebuild it is underway thanks to fundraising by PRM foundation and the PRM…

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    Sign up for Emails! It’s easier then ever!

    We’ve made it a one step process to subscribe to the email communication from PRMRocks.org!  This is a great way to stay informed about the school.  Our school resource coordinator, volunteer coordinator and parent leadership all utilize this mode of communication to keep you notified about all the amazing things happening at PRM. Simply go to our homepage, prmrocks.org, type in your email and hit submit! Don’t forget to add communications@prmrocks.org to your email contacts to keep us out of your spam folder or create a filter to include it in your inbox!


    We need You!

    We need you!  PRM is growing!  Join us as we embark on this campaign to expand PRM and/or address our growth in other ways.  LSDMC (Local School Decision Making Committee) has these great suggestions.  Check out the LSDMC page for the meeting minutes to find out more information.  We need you to remain engaged in five ways: 1. Get to know the new Board of Education: https://www.cps-k12.org/about-cps/board-of-education https://www.cps-k12.org/news/whats-new/new-members-sworn 2. Attend a board meeting! This is the schedule – the next meetings are: December 10th at 6:30p (Education Center) December 17th at 6:30p (Education Center) Find future dates here: https://www.cps-k12.org/sites/www.cps-k12.org/files/pdfs/boe-2018-REVISED-BOE-Mtg-Schedule.pdf When you attend a board meeting: Wear a PRM t-shirt! Listen…

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    Simon says Battle! Field Trip to XU!

    The Cintas Center at Xavier University was full of PRM students from the 6-9 and 9-12 classes along with many other CPS schools on Thursday November 29th!  The music had all the students, teachers and staff out of their seats dancing.  The Xavier University Women’s basketball team had all who attended shouting and cheering!  Make some noise flashed across the screen and PRM students showed how much volume and spirit they had and it was loud!  Some students had spent some time in class learning about the history of women’s basketball and this field trip gave them a chance to see their learning in action.  When the students arrived, a…

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    Coat Drive!

    PRM Winter Coat Drive Dec. 3-7 Donations of new and gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves/mittens accepted in the PRM lobby. Items will be distributed during Winter Fest on Dec. 13.

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    Giving Tuesday

    The nature playscape is between the playground and the golf course. Several years ago, the PRM Foundation transformed it into a delightful learning and playing area including trails, climbing ropes, tree forts, and a slide. Due to environmental factors, the playscape has been unusable… But that’s about to change – Thanks to you. On Tuesday, November 27 look for the #GivingTuesday donation button on social media and the PRM website: PRMRocks.org/give/donate Phase 1 is complete behind the school (see photo below). The PRM Foundation, through generous donors, has been able to make the ground behind the basketball hoops playable space again! Thank you so much for your continued support. Phase…

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    Grandparents Day: a magnitude of support!

    Friday, November 16th 2018, Pleasant Ridge Montessori school welcomed Grandparents and Special friends.  The magnitude of the support, diversity and heart of PRM became visible in the many grandparents and special friends that filled the room.  It was an amazing picture of how many people were supporting each child. The school could be filled many times over with those who are supporting the students, whether they are parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, staff or community members.  Thank you to everyone who supports PRM!  There were readings from students who answered the question of what makes PRM great and what makes their grandparents so special.  M.O.R.E. began with asking permission to start…