Black Lives Matter

hands forming a circle

Not only today, but for over 400 years in this country, we have watched and lived and died at the hands and bodies and minds of racism, exclusion, bias, and hate…truly at the hands of fear.

This is not now. This has been.

Our work together continues, and it must get louder and stronger in order to build true connection with our family.

George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, Eric Garner, Tony Robinson, and countless more. We stand by the voices and peaceful protests. We acknowledge the hurt and pain of our sisters and brothers of the global majority.

We acknowledge the continued and ever-present responsibility for our white brothers and sisters to be agents of change.

Together we can listen. Together we can feel. Together we can connect and learn.

Our work as educators is to observe, guide, and above all, to love. We must watch for the good and share it. We must name the oppression and learn from it. We must guide while trusting and we must love with our whole hearts.

Montessori’s Integrated Mission, or “The Integrated Framework of the Cosmos”, puts ground under our feet, provides a place for us to acknowledge and confront the ongoing and traumatic injustices in our society. Together we can become aware of our social responsibility and honor each other as one human family.

We serve the children, and the children are our future.

Melissa M. Droessler
Head of School

Carrie Marlette
Head of School

2018 Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2018 Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction! It really was a success due in large part to the energy and enthusiasm of all those who attended. We also want to take a moment to recognize and acknowledge the business sponsors who gave their time, space or product to support our school:

 

Movement Exchange at IMA!

 

 

JOIN MOVEMENT EXCHANGE at Isthmus Montessori Academy!

Members of the UW-Madison chapter of Movement Exchange will be leading a weekly 45 minute movement class and would love for your students to join!

These activities are intended to get the students moving, creatively challenge and allow discovery through the body, and be a fun emotional outlet.

No previous experience is required, come as you are, and move to change!

We look forward to meeting everyone next week for our first class!

Parent Teacher Conferences & Other News

 

Hello IMA Families!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

1.  Please remember that Thursday 2/8 is a half day for Primary, Elementary and Adolescent.  Pick-up will be at NOON!  Nido and YCC will have regular full day attendance.

2.  Friday 2/9 there is NO SCHOOL at all levels.

3.  We will have childcare available for your child(ren) during your conference appointment.

Please find the Parent/Teacher conference Sign Up Genius below.  Once you have signed up be sure to write down your time(s).

You can click on the link(s) that correspond with your child(ren)’s program level in order to select a time to meet. You will find when you choose a time, you are only able to select one option, so please make sure that the time will work for you before it is saved.

Below you will find the links to the program’s sign up:

Upper Elementary (Ms. Melissa): For this classroom there are times on Thursday 2/8 only.  If at all possible, Ms. Melissa would like each student to show their own books and work for the second half of the conference.

Lower Elementary  (Ms. Carrie): For this classroom there are times on Thurs 2/8 and Fri 2/9.  Please pay attention to the day and time that you choose and write it down.  If at all possible, Ms. Carrie would like each student to show their own books and work for the second half of the conference.

Primary Mendota (Ms. Brittany): For this classroom there are times on Thurs 2/8 and Fri 2/9.  Please pay attention to the day and time that you choose and write it down.

Primary Monona  (Ms. Keerun): For this classroom there are times on Thurs 2/8 and Fri 2/9.  Please pay attention to the day and time that you choose and write it down.

YCC  (Ms. Calla)

Nido (Ms. Maura)

Adolescent (Ms. Allison): Ms. Allison will reach out to parents individually to schedule a meeting time.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to call or email!

IMA Souper Supper

Come join us for our Souper Supper on Wednesday, February 7th, from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Funds raised from IMA’s February Souper Supper will be given to benefit an organization in the Madison community, which will be voted on by Souper Supper attendees that evening.

Join us for delicious food, good company, and a great cause!

Attention: Opportunities to help this week!


Dear IMA Families,

Hopefully this finds you well and echoing our news of celebration regarding IMA becoming a public school in 2018!

As our school community turns towards positive changes of public access, we welcome the opportunity to do the heavy lifting this transition will require. This effort will be the collaboration of our existing school community as well as the growing student body and their families.

Can you please help the school with the following items:

  • Come to the FTO meeting on Tuesday, January 23 and bring a notebook!
  • Sign up to canvas surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Provide childcare for canvasing groups.
  • Sign up for a training on IMA talking points
  • Identify opportunities for us to speak to interested groups or at events.
  • Remember this is good news for all children within our community as we work towards our ultimate goal of becoming part of MMSD.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We are here to listen and help in any way that we can.

IMA Spring Semester: No School Dates

 

Hello IMA Families

Here is a reminder of the days IMA will be closed during the Spring semester.

January 15th: No School Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 8th: Dismissal at Noon for Primary, Elementary and Adolescent classrooms – Parent Teacher Conferences (YCC and Nido will have regular full day and after school care)

February 9th: No School for all levels – Parent Teacher Conferences

February 16th: No School – Association Montessori Internationale Refresher Course Conference (Staff Continuing Education)

February 19th: No School – Association Montessori Internationale Refresher Course Conference (Staff Continuing Education)

March 26th – 30th: No School Spring Break

May 28th: No School Memorial Day

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