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    The Sound of Learning

    August 15th, the first day of the 2018-2019 school year, brought many fresh starts for the community of Pleasant Ridge Montessori School: new principal, Melissa Ridley, new Assistant Principal, Ken Jump and for a numbers of students, new classrooms and new teachers.  At each red light on Montgomery Rd, waves of students and parents crossed the street and a steady stream of cars wound behind the school as students bounded out of cars and into a new school year.  Walking the halls this morning around 9 am, you could only hear silence and the shuffle of feet. Stepping into a 3-6 classroom, you could hear wood Montessori materials clinking together. …

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    Welcome Back! from Mrs. Ridley!

    August 14, 2018 Hello Pleasant Ridge Montessori Friends! Tomorrow is your big day! We cannot wait to meet you and begin an incredible year of learning and fun!  YOU are all special children!   Make sure to get a good night’s sleep and we will see you in the morning! Families:  All Preschool & Kindergarten families are welcome to walk your child to his/her classroom and say goodbye at the classroom door.  We appreciate your cooperation in saying goodbye there and leaving quickly; even if your little one is having a hard time.  Our teachers are so in-tune with nurturing and loving on little ones!  You are welcome to walk-in until…

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    Ice Cream Social! Over 300 served!

    On Sunday, August 12th, Parents, Students, Teachers, Staff, Volunteers and Community members gathered behind PRM to kick off the 2018-2019 school year with information tables, spirit wear sales, Free Uniform exchange, Free cleats, Free books, Free lemonade courtesy of Coffee Cup and over 300 cups of ice cream were devoured!  Thank you to all the volunteers!  Click through the slideshow to see the information tables! It’s going to be a great year!  Come back and visit for more wonderful events like the Hands Around the School/Open House, the Fall Festival, Winterfest and so much more! All Volunteers, remember to have a current CPS Volunteer Badge!  Contact Brittany Fuller at!

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    Tying up the summer!

    Many of the PRM community gathered Wednesday, August 8th to tie up the summer with tie-dyeing PRM spiritwear and with pizza, fried chicken, chips and homemade salads galore!  The Kona Ice truck sweetened the end of the meal.  Friends blew bubbles, drew with sidewalk chalk, played four square, climbed the playground and the trees! Thank you to all the volunteers who made this possible!  Thank you to all who came! If you missed it, we missed you, so check back at for more community building events! For washing instructions for the tie-dye, click here!  

  • Tie Dye Shirts

    Order a PRM T-shirt to Tie-Dye at the Potluck!!!

    It’s been a fun back to school activity for years at PRM, and now PTO is bringing the event to the back to school potluck at Drake Park!  Order your PRM spiritwear T-shirt to tie-dye at the Back to School Potluck by clicking here! Orders are due by July 31st at Midnight! Come to the potluck August 8th 5:30-8pm at Drake Park to enjoy food, friends and fun tie-dyeing a PRM spiritwear shirt you child can wear to school!  Spiritwear is in the uniform dress code!  To view the event in our calendar, click here. Please bring the following to the potluck: Last Names letters A-M bring a Main Dish & N-Z bring a Side Dish Everyone: Bring…

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    New Principal Melissa Ridley: Welcome to PRM!

    post by Missy Kyrlach   I had the great pleasure of meeting the new interim principal for PRM this morning.  As soon as I got the news, I contacted her as a representative of and the photographer who would like to take her portrait for the site!  She promptly responded and is excited for the new school year!  The new interim principal for PRM for the 2018-2019 school year is Melissa Ridley.  She comes to PRM from Dater Montessori where she served as Assistant Principal.  She has been in education for 24 years, with 22 of those years in the Montessori environment.  Her education is from Xavier University.  As…

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    A Heartfelt Good-bye: Farewell to Principal Jenny

    Principal Jenny will be leaving Pleasant Ridge Montessori to serve as the Leadership Talent Development Manager for Cincinnati Public Schools. If there had been time for a send off, the halls of PRM would overflow with thanks and well-wishes for Principal Jenny as she has done for others, but school had let out for the summer. She will be greatly missed after serving PRM for 6 years.  We wish her all the best and congratulations on her next adventure! Here are just a few images that shows a small picture into Principal Jenny Mauch’s love of education and the PRM community! Here are her words she left for the community:…

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    Last month for Ordering School Supplies

    Great News! The school supply fundraiser deadline will be moved to August 2nd! We are off to great start in raising money for our school through this great fundraiser. Visit the following link Within a few minutes your school supply shopping is finished!!!! Check it out. You have ONLY one month left!   For detailed instructions, visit our previous Yubbler post! Click here.

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    Thank You Ms. Angela for 35 Years!

    Friday, June 29th, members of the summer community of PRM gathered to recognize the amazing service of Angela Sandidge for 35 years with CPS, 30 of those years with Pleasant Ridge as a custodian!  She was surprised and moved by the recognition and shared stories with those who came as others shared their stories as well.  She could write a book about it, to which we all replied, we would love to read it!  We thank you for your service and wish you all the best in your retirement!

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    Free Drone STEM Clinic

    When: June 24th Time: 3pm-4:30pm Where: Aiken New Tech School ​Drobots is inviting boys and girls to ​register and ​participate in ​a free drone clinic​. The clinic has been created so that the curriculum team and the summer camp instructors at Drobots​ may test some of our new ​lesson plans and activities for the 2018 summer camp season.   Enrolled participants will work with members of our full-time team and many of our new summer camp instructors. Also, this clinic will allow our instructors to experience on-the-job training. All involved will enjoy 1.5 hours of learning and pure fun!​ No need to bring anything other then a positive attitude, a…