Last Thursday, September 26, The Maasai Warriors visited Providence Montessori School. Joining us were students from Montessori Middle School of Kentucky, Keystone Montessori, and The Sphinx Academy. It was a spectacular event! If you missed it, watch this short video to learn about the mission of these extraordinary young men.
Jackson Ntirkana and Wilson Meikyaya
We can thank Providence Ambassadors for arranging this. Providence teacher Chris Zachritz started this group 7 years ago. About 5 years ago it evolved from a classroom effort into an after school organization which currently boasts 22 student volunteers. This year’s group has set a goal to raise $4500.00. They work with Free The Children, the largest “children helping children” organization in the world. They also work with Me to We, and contribute to both local charities and global charities such as Unicef. Participating in We Day is a highlight for the students.
Ms. Zachritz said, “The students are empowered by the fact that this an organization for children only. Their faces light up when I share that with them.”
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.)
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!
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.
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.
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
The students are keeping the pottery wheel busy in preparation for chili night. Parents can buy their child’s bowl and enjoy some delicious chili. Put it on your calendar now!
Bowls thrown by the Elementary students.
Primary students will have bowls like these and their hand print will be set in glaze.
Ready for glazing.
See you all there!