About the Parent Network
The Parent Network is the principal organization for parents and volunteerism on behalf of The Montessori School. Its mission is to build a stronger community and provide financial support for the school. Parents are welcome to attend monthly meetings and are encouraged to participate in the school community through the Parent Network. The primary means of communication by the Parent Network is through notices in the weekly e-newsletter that is sent out to all school families. The Parent Network:
- Encourages community participation through social events
- Supports the school’s community service curriculum
- Augments school services with programs such as the Lunch program to benefit parents
- Contributes to the operating budget through an array of fundraising efforts
Parent Network sponsors various events throughout the course of the school year including the Fall Festival, Global Celebration, the Spring Auction, the End-of-the-Year Picnic and the Golf Outing. These events are designed to help school families form friendships, engage in community service projects together, learn more about TMS and the Montessori method, volunteer their talents and skills for TMS, enjoy seasonal activities and watch children’s performances. Read more about school events here.
Parent Network leadership opportunities and positions include:
- Officers of Parent Network (Chair, Communications Liaison and Treasurer)
- Classroom coordinators
- Event committees and chairs
- Host families
- Community service coordinator
- Lunch program coordinator
“passive” Fundraising incentives
Below are easy ways to raise funds for TMS! They range from donating your unwanted car all the way to basic shopping. Choose one or two (or more!) that fit within your busy lifestyle!
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education has helped schools in America earn over $475 million since 1996. You can earn cash for your child’s school by clipping Box Tops coupons from hundreds of participating products. Box Tops also offers easy ways to earn even more cash for your school online. Click here for more information.
Target Red Card: “Take Charge of Education”
Since 1997, Target has donated over $354 million to K-12 schools. Support your school by enrolling today! Click here for more info. The TMS School ID Number is 15381.
GIANT A+ School Rewards
Parents and other supporters can help TMS earn much needed cash. Each time supporters shop at any Giant using their Giant Bonus Card from Oct. 6, 2013-March 22, 2014, TMS will earn School Rewards, money which can be used in any way. Customers need to designate their Bonus Cards every year to start earning A+ School Rewards. TMS’ School Rewards ID number is 03701. Click here for more info and to register your store card.
Labels for Education
The Montessori School collects Labels for Education to earn points which may be redeemed for art, athletic and academic merchandise for our school. Click here for a complete list of participating products. Click here for info about The Montessori School.
V DAC = Vehicle Donation to Any Charity
V DAC is a free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductible donation benefiting The Montessori School. You can donate online or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation. Don’t donate your car or truck to some charity you have never heard of. VDAC makes sure your vehicle is properly handled so you get your tax deduction and your charity, The Montessori School, gets the benefit of your donation. Click here for more info.
The Amazon Associates Program
TMS receives a benefit when an order is placed from this special banner link as a member of the Amazon Associates Program:
SunnyD Book Spree
Buy SunnyD products and save entire labels for returning to TMS to help us earn books for our Library. Click here for more info.