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Waiting List Families

Parents with children on the waiting list may also attend parent nights for our current families. Those parent nights are listed below. Remember if you attend three or more parent nights, your child moves to our priority group on the waiting list (those equivalent to a child moving to Lawrence who has previously attended a Montessori school).

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Upcoming Parent Nights for the School Year 2017-18

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Toilet-Learning, Montessori-Style

Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 PM

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Have questions like:

  • What is the best time to start toilet-training?
  • What about cotton underwear/diapers?
  • Should my child run around naked all day?
  • My grandmother said, her children were toilet trained at one, what is that all about?

Join us for a parent night focusing exclusively on toileting!

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Montessori in the Home

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This parent night will focus on how to encourage the already emerging sense of independence in the young child. We will give ideas with photographs, videos and handouts on how to create a child’s corner in every room in the house.

A short film will begin the evening followed by a roundtable discussion focusing on the already emerging sense of independence of the young child. This parent night is only for waiting list families and will be limited to encourage discussion.

Past Parent Nights

A Double Feature! Kindergarten: The Leadership Year in the Primary and Elementary, Erdkinder, and Beyond: A Panel of Graduates Speak

Thursday, January 18 • 6:30 and 7:30

Please join us Thursday, January 18 at 6:30 PM in the Phoenix Great Room for a “moveable feast” when we present a parent night on the importance of the third year in the Montessori primary classroom.  We begin with a brief overview of the older child and then go to the classrooms to see the advanced lessons children receive during their final year, the capstone of the Montessori primary experience. We look forward to sharing the unlimited possibilities your child has in a Montessori classroom in their kindergarten year.  After the group leaves the Great Room, we shift gears and prepare for Elementary, Erdkinder, and Beyond: A Panel of Graduates Speak at 7:30 PM, beginning with introductions of staff, a short video and then a panel of graduates take the stage to share their stories about their Montessori  experience and what life was like after Raintree.  Come with questions; our graduates will have the answers!

Montessori 101 - Toddler and Primary

Thursday, August 31, 2017 • 7:00 PM

One of the most important parent nights of the year, Montessori 101 provides parents keys to unlocking the mysteries of the Montessori classroom.  Join our current families for this introductory Montessori parent night. Each toddler and primary classroom host their own informational evening for their parents. Meet the staff and get to know other Raintree families! Remember this is a parent-only event. Watch for registration.

The Silent Journey and the Journey of Discovery

Friday evening and Saturday morning, September 15 and 16, 2017

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“The Silent Journey and The Journey of Discovery” is the consummate Montessori experience for parents to learn about what their child does in a Montessori classroom. Friday night will begin with light refreshments and a brief introduction before the silent part of the journey begins. Our staff will guide the group silently from the toddler community through the primary into the elementary and finally to the Erdkinder. Saturday morning you return for a delicious breakfast buffet followed by an introduction to the Journey of Discovery. You retrace your steps, but this time, you will have an opportunity to work with materials and get lessons from the teachers at each level.

At the end of the journey, our staff facilitate a discussion. You will leave happy, enlightened and joyful. Guaranteed! For more information, Silent Journey: A picture essay.