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Montessori “Madness” is right …

Planking, juggling and a clear message reached an appreciative  crowd as Trevor Eissler gave the keynote speech at The Montessori Fair in Lexington on February 23.

 

Providence was 1 of 14 area schools participating in this event, which introduced the Montessori method of education to interested families and children.

 

Thanks again to Upsorn Hutchens for these great photos! To see the entire album, click here.

Breakfast Cafe Pics!

Our annual Breakfast Cafe fills more than just our tummies. Providence families took time out of their busy mornings to share a meal with their children at school. Visiting with other families, teachers, and the children is a great way to start any day!

Many thanks, once again, to Upsorn Hutchens for the wonderful photos. We hope you click here to see the entire album!

Did someone say art?

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” –Aristotle

Hand loom weaving, print making, glaze application and creating dyes from nature are just some of the things our students have been doing. Click the link below to see photos and read all about it!

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Did you know…

Scouting is alive and well at Providence — scouts have been meeting at our school for over a decade. Here on the Providence campus are two scouting projects done by Providence alums:

Alumnus Wesley Walker created this amphitheater. This sets the stage for student performances, as well as occasional outdoor lessons.

Alumnus Tyler Weathers contributed this bridge and rock garden to the Providence campus. Students cross it to go from the FAAB (Founders’ Arts and Activities Building) to the playground, or to our main building.

Providence parent Jonathan Ware shared some news about a fantastic project that Lexington’s Gray Construction has done with the Boy Scouts of America. Click here to read his blog post about it!

A brief video for your Monday…

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We’ll see you there!

Area’s First Montessori Fair scheduled for February 23

Save the date! Area Montessori schools are joining forces to present Lexington’s first Montessori Fair, which will take place Thursday evening, February 23 at Calvary Baptist Church, 150 E. High Street in Lexington.

Participating in the event are 14 different schools from Central Kentucky, serving students from Toddler programs all the way through High School. Area parents can learn about the Montessori Method, and discover more about the options they have when choosing the educational paths for their children.

Trevor Eissler, noted Montessori advocate, speaker, and author of “Montessori Madness: A Parent to Parent Argument for Montessori Education,” will be the keynote speaker.

Click below for more info:

February 2012 – Montessori Fair Ad

You saw it here…

Montessori advocate Trevor Eissler is scheduled to enlighten the Montessorians in the Bluegrass  this coming February. Until then, enjoy his latest book here:

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Don’t miss the Winter Concert!

Come and support Ms. Franzini and all of our talented students this Thursday evening, December 15, at 7:00. Bring your listening ears and a few extra dollars — Providence Ambassadors will have their Holiday Boutique! Browse through one-of-a-kind hand-made arts and crafts. With prices starting at $1.00, you are sure to find some unique stocking stuffers!

While we may not need any reminders about the importance of music in our schools, this is an excellent video to help us appreciate the well-rounded curriculum at Providence.

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Great Job Providence!

Providence students recently participated in “Kids Can Hunger,” a food drive to benefit God’s Pantry Food Bank. Our students collected 1,691 pounds of food — that’s a retail value of $2,807! Way to go!

Click here to learn about the wonderful work God’s Pantry does in our community.

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