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Feb 19, 2010

Classroom VII enjoys the snow on the playground by building a life-size snowman.

Jan 11, 2010
Imelda Inuca, from Ecuador, shared with the children of Providence the cultural richness of the kichwa people by demonstrating the original art of embroidery created by many kichwa women from different communities in Ecuador. She shared the extraordinary and unique ability to embroider extraordinary images and figures both by hand and by machine. 
Dec 14, 2009
Paschal the Rascal from The Lexington Spellbinders entertained the Lower Elementary students with his stories.  The children were spellbound.
Dec 4, 2009
Mr. Monarch, a Providence dad, demonstrated his fencing skills for the school.  He brought with him some friends who showed the school their fencing abilities.  The children really enjoyed the demonstration.
Nov 11, 2009
Camp Shawano is an experience that Lower Elementary Students look forward to in their third year.  The children spend the night with their teachers at the camp.  It is a time of bonding and fun.
Oct 23, 2009
This is a collage of pictures from the Mr. Martin's last day of after school clay class. The students participated in a primitive pit firing in the back of the playground. The student's vases can be seen in the primitive pit and a finished vase appears on the bottom right.
Oct 7, 2009
The 4th Annual FAAB Bash was held on a beautiful day in September on the Providence School Grounds. Fazoli's catered the food and Fifth Third Bank sponsored the inflatables for the children. Families enjoyed raffles, silent auction, cake walk, face painting and inflatables. A fun time was had by all.
Sep 23, 2009

Elementary students at Lexington's Providence Montessori School will join Montessori students across the globe to sing "Light a Candle for Peace" in celebration of the United Nations' International Day of Peace.  The song will be sung continuously on Monday, Sept. 21 by over 65,000 children in 31 countries.  The singing will start in New Zealand and end in the Hawaiian islands.  Providence students in grades 1 - 6 will sing the song for five minutes, beginning at 10:47 a.m.

The United Nations' International Day of Peace - marked every year on Sept. 21 - is a global holiday when individuals, communities, nations and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace.  Established by U.N. resolution in 1982, "Peace Day" has grown to include millions of people around the world who participate in all kinds of events, large and small.


Providence commemorates Peace Day annually.  The teaching of peace is at the center of Providence's curriculum and is present in our primary through upper elementary levels. The peace ceremony is a great opportunity for our children to celebrate what they practice throughout the year.




Sep 23, 2009
On Monday, September 21, the Providence Montessori student body (toddler through 6th) participated in the International Day of Peace. Our students joined Montessori students across the globe to sing "Light a Candle for Peace" in celebration of the United Nations' International Day of Peace.  The song was sung continuously by 65,000 children in 35 countries.  The singing began in New Zealand and ended in the Hawaiian Islands.  Due to the rainy weather, the students and staff gathered in the FAAB to celebrate this historic event. School Director, Carol Hiler, read a poem - An Affirmation for Peacefulness and with some of the children's help said
P-people E-on Earth  A-with attitudes C-of cooperation E- empathy.
Providence children singing "Light a Candle for Peace"
Sep 19, 2009

The children of Providence have been using a variety of mediums in art class. Mr. and Mrs. Martin have introduced weaving, Play-Doh, Pointalism painting, monoprints and many other exciting art projects.

Sep 1, 2009
Ms. Zachritz, head teacher of Classroom V, gave new students a tour of the Providence grounds on their first day back to school.  The students enjoyed seeing the beautiful butterfly gardens.
May 29, 2009
Providence art teachers, Sue and John Martin, introduced a new art piece, "Every Leaf Counts" to the school in May. The project was inspired by the Providence tree logo representing growth and individuality. Each elementary student painted a leaf of their choice to place on the canvas. This beautiful piece now hangs in Haley Hall.
May 26, 2009
Our children participated in the Children for Peace activity Saturday by creating poems, essays and drawings based on the statement "A Peaceful World will include....." We had many beautiful entries which were displayed at the Peace Fair. Sophia Voskuhl's art work "Singing for Peace" won for the youngest age level. Julia Radhakrishnan's essay won for the lower elementary age level. And Lindsey Diggin's poem won for upper elementary. Congratulations Sophia, Julia and Lindsey!

Our O Ambassadors, led by Ms. Zachritz, spent the day sharing stories of children from third world countries and selling items which our students have been making. Thank you Ms. Zachritz and all the children and parents who participated in the Peace Fair.
May 17, 2009

Larry Pemble, a Providence parent, treated the upper elementary students to a lesson in Mandarin Chinese during the last weeks of school. Mr. Pemble, who is fluent in Chinese, stated that Chinese is a tonal language and gave the children four pronuniciations and meanings for "ma." The children also learned how to say and spell their names in Mandarin.

May 16, 2009

Recently, Classroom IV visited the Kentucky Capitol where they met the Governor and Mrs. Breshear.  Speaker of the House, Greg Stumbo gave a grand tour along with a civics lesson on the three branches of government.  As the children sat in the Supreme Court chambers, Mr. Stumbo asked the children who planned to work in Frankfort.  Many children raised their hands and stated that they would like to be judges, state representatives and even the governor!

May 14, 2009
Providence Montessori is a co-sponsor of this annual event that celebrates having an open heart to other ways of seeing the world. The fair will be held Saturday, May 16 at Bluegrass Community and Technical College's Cooper Dr. campus. The focus this year is individual and community self-reliance. The fair is free, and everyone is welcome. Look for the beautiful peace streamers - made by the children at Providence Montessori - and beautiful sails with bamboo - made by young people in our community - decorating BCTC's campus. For additional information, go to
May 12, 2009
Michael won the Kentucky State National Geography Bee in his age category. He will represent Kentucky at the national level this May in Washington DC. This will be Michael's second trip to Washington! Michael graduated from Providence last year. Good Luck Michael!
May 12, 2009

Drew Howard, a current sixth year student in Room VIII, placed first in both the Geography and Spelling Bee at Providence this year. He competed at the State level in the Spelling Bee and will participate in the State Geography Bee.

Michael Kamer (a 2008 graduate of Providence) will be representing The Lexington School at the State Geography Bee. Michael also made the First Honors List for 1st and 2nd term at TLS.
Nolan Phillips (a 2008 graduate of Providence) will be representing The Montessori Middle School of Kentucky at the state Geography Bee as well. Drewwill be competing as a 6th grader, Michael and Nolan will be competing at the 7th grade level.

May 12, 2009
Congratulations to Delaney Rayens, a classroom V student, for her 5th place trophy in the K-1 division of 2009 KCA State Individual Scholastic Chess Championship.
May 9, 2009
GOTR-Providence started in April 2009 and culminated in a 5K race on May 9th for all Girls On The Run in Lexington. Our Providence group, led by Coach Lynda Ison, completed the race in their best time ever and received medals as they crossed the finish line. It was a great and positive experience for these Providence girls. Keep in mind that a Fall Session is in the planning stages. If you are interested in GOTR for your 3rd-5th grade daughter or would like to coach or co-coach during the Fall Session, visit the website: More information about GOTR-Providence will be available soon.
Mar 18, 2009

Mrs. Snider accompanied six students from Providence to New York City March 2-5 so they could participate in the Montessori Model United Nations. Daniel Brenzel, Briar Campbell, Tom Hafley, Henry Hesseldenz, Lucy Macfarlan, and Lydia Newton debated with other Montessori students from all parts of the United States on issues such as free trade, the global orphan crisis, and world poverty. The final session was held at the United Nations where students voted on their resolutions. Those resolutions will be received by Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in the coming days. The trip was a culmination of months spent researching and preparing positions. The delegates convened with the purpose in mind to work together to find solutions to world problems. Congratualtions Daniel, Briar, Tom, Henry, Lucy and Lydia and thank you Mrs. Snider for the many months of afterschool preparation time.