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Sue Ferrari to Retire in June 2018

In what she herself has called, “The worst-kept secret at MCS,” I write to inform you that Primary Teacher, Sue Ferrari, has decided to retire at the end of the current school year. In a recent letter to me, Sue wrote: “Although I am retiring from the classroom, my work in Montessori education will continue...

 “Survey says…?”

Don’t worry…I’m not about to launch into a really bad impression of Richard Dawson, Louie Anderson or Steve Harvey, for that would be an extremely ineffective way to thank all those who took the time to participate in our recent Parent Survey. In fact, there is no doubt that the most appropriate and effective way...

Tempera Mixing in Squares

Sometime in January, elder through 6th-grade students began to use tempera paint. As opposed to watercolor, tempera is not mixed with water and is not transparent. It is a thick, intensely colored paint, perfect for painting at the easel and for using to experiment and study color.   In order to be able to concentrate...

MLK Day of Service

“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to have your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” This coming Friday, January 12, all MCS students and staff will be departing...

Annual Fund

Many thanks to all those who have thus far responded to our various appeals in recent weeks with your generous donations and pledges to the 2017-18 Annual Fund, especially those of you who contributed this past week on Giving Tuesday, November 28. We have made significant strides toward reaching our $100,000 goal, and will continue to be...

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Giving Tuesday

There’s Black Friday (November 24), and then there’s Cyber Monday (November 27). And then, there’s Giving Tuesday (November 29). What, you maybe be asking yourself, is Giving Tuesday? And why is this man smiling? As the great jazz musician Miles Davis once told an inquiring record producer, “I’ll play it and tell you what it...

Chapel Hill Planning Commission

Dear Friends: I write not only to update you on our efforts to receive a Special Use Permit to expand onto our four-acre Green Property, but also to ask for your help. Next Tuesday, October 17, at 7:00 PM, MCS is scheduled to appear before the Town of Chapel Hill’s Planning Commission. The meeting will...

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Final Jeopardy

And now, it’s time for Final Jeopardy! Today’s category: Famous Movie Quotes Your Final Jeopardy answer is: “It’s not where you go. It’s who you meet along the way.” Parents, your children will have until tomorrow morning (Monday, October 2) at drop-off to provide me with the correct Final Jeopardy question. All contestants who provide me with a...

Our first week

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” I’m guessing that many of us are familiar with this quote from the Greek philosopher, Plato, since it is frequently called upon by those who need to deliver a message that speaks to “beginning” something…like a school year. But I’ll also bet that many more...

Welcome to the start of a new year

It is my honor to welcome to Montessori Community School’s 38th year. While this is only my second at MCS, it is my 37th at independent schools as a student, teacher or administrator, and I look forward seeing you and your children tomorrow when you arrive for the first day of the “New Year.” Last year when...

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