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Building the Pink Tower

Our director shared this wonderful video. Please watch and get inspired![youtube=]

Save the date!


Happy Birthday Dr. Montessori!


Education News From Gallup

It would be nice if all children could experience Montessori.

Back to School!


Cub Scout Pack 30 Enjoys Annual Fishing Trip

It was a beautiful night for Providence Cub Scout Pack 30 to earn their belt loops in fishing. Mr. Sharp Brown generously hosted the pack at his farm, and the scouts made good use of his pond full of bass, bream, and bluegill.


Siblings were welcome — in fact, the winning bass was caught by the sister of a scout!



Many thanks to farm owner Mr. Brown, who tended the fire for the s’mores and, as it turns out, can tell some mighty fine fish stories! Also, thanks to former Providence parent Mark Newton for arranging the expedition, and to Marialyce Gradeck for the pictures. (Click here to see a few more.)

Earth Day at Providence

Guess what? It didn’t rain this year!

Earth Day projects were shared, and everyone enjoyed the Scholastic book fair — complete with Clifford!








Some of our third graders collaborated on a Water Shed project, complete with a scale model of our surrounding area:



And of course, a good time was had by all at the picnic. It was a glorious day!

Parents Night Out!

Our annual Providence R.O.C.K.S. evening in April really … well, ROCKED!

Many thanks to our fundraising committee and all the volunteers for planning such a wonderful event. And thanks to the Lexington Fraternal Order of Police for providing the wonderful space for our celebration!

R.O.C.K.S. is an acronym for: Roots of Community, Knowledge, and Service.

Another Grant for Providence!

photo by Nevie Everly

The third-grade students of Providence Montessori’s Classroom IV are the recipients of the Fayette County Farm Bureau’s Spring Reimbursement Gardening Grant. The grant supports Classroom IV’s spring planting of cold weather crops including carrots, beets, radishes, broccoli, turnips, and lettuce and the planting of summer crops of tomatoes and beans as the season transitions into summer.

The gardening program is one component of Providence Montessori’s overall mission of teaching and incorporating sustainable practices and initiatives geared towards preparing students for their future as environmental stewards and ambassadors. Each student participates in gardening activities three hours per week as part of classroom assignments that engage in Botany lessons focused on plant parts, reproductive processes, edible portions of each species included in the the spring crop, natural insect and pest prevention, weeding and maintenance, companion plantings, and expand to include vitamin and nutritional values of the plants.

The students kicked off the spring gardening initiative by surveying the plant beds and then by using the Square Foot Method, the students planted the garden, determined the crops and quantities of each species, and then strategically located them to incorporate insect defensive plants such as Marigolds. As part of this valuable hands-on experience the students gain an appreciation for eating organically grown produce with a long-term goal of preparing students for making sound decisions about the foods they consume.

The classroom gardening program incorporates Junior Master Gardening lessons, Montessori Botany curriculum and integrates both the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension/4-H Office and the Department of Agriculture education resources.

In Like a Lion?



Green Bean stood at his post, watching the students arrive this past Monday. No snow day for them, but they enjoyed it all the same!

photo by Nicole Patenaude

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