Dear KMS Parents,
Keene Montessori School parents are vital members of our school community; our school's spirit remains strong through your continued involvement. From your investment in our school, our students' experience is enriched.
It's for that reason that we ask parents to participate in a minimum of two activities during the school year, ideally one activity in the fall/winter and another during the spring/summer. We understand some families may have other obligations which prevent participation in many of our planned activities. But it's not too late and there are still numerous ways those families can get involved throughout the year.
As KMS parents, you can show support in a variety of ways including donating supplies to the classroom, offering to bring home some room towels to wash, participating on committees, assisting in the classrooms, volunteering for events and fundraisers and attending the annual meeting.
All of this helps us to raise and allocate funds for program extras your kids love like yoga, music, art and other specials. Without your help and support, those extras would mean significant tuition increases. Your support helps us keep costs down and enrich our standard programming.
Another important way in which parents participate in the school's well-being is to volunteer to sit on the Board of Directors. The Board is the governing body of the Keene Montessori School, and is responsible for setting strategic direction and school policies. It's so gratifying as board members to see the happiness on the children’s and staff’s faces from our involvement in the planning of things like the playground expansion, teacher appreciation and family outing days, in addition to many other activities.
And don't forget, volunteering with our school is also a great way to meet other KMS parents. Many alumni parents fondly remember their time spent helping our school because of the friendships they made and sustained over the years
We encourage you to reach out to us to learn of all the small ways in which you can help our school, keep our programs strong and show your sons and daughters the value and joy of volunteering.
The KMS Board of Trustees
Wish list items we're always happy to accept:
Arts & Craft Supplies:
Water color paper(any paper is great – sometimes offices have old paper that they like to get rid of that we can use for drawing & painting)
Plain white paper plates
Wall paper books
Glue sticks (Avery brand is preferred)
Soft facial tissues to help with runny noses
Clear hand soap refill bottles
Hand sanitizer bottles
Ziploc bags (Gallon and quart size)
Odds and Ends:
Garden tools for little hands
Hula hoops for outdoor play
Gently used clothing, shoes and outdoor wear (coats, snow pants, mittens and hats) to be placed in our spare bins (sized from 15 months – 5 years)
Gift cards from Target, Walmart, Michael’s and Petco to purchase supplies are always welcome!