Bid On Items, Have Some Pancakes!


then, come to the



Sunday, April 23
11 am – 1 pm

Isthmus Montessori Academy
1402 Pankratz Street, Madison


Enjoy a delicious brunch, bid on a range of goods and services to support our school, learn about public Montessori education, and have fun with friends.

Open to the public — Bring your friends!

$6 child (active eaters) — $8 adult

Questions? Email us!

Donating to the IMA Silent Auction? It Starts Soon!

Dear IMA Families and teachers,

Would you like to donate an item, or — even better — your time and talent, to the IMA Silent Auction? The auction is starting soon!

If you or your children have something you’d/they’d like to donate, please let Ms. Allison know the following information, and we will get it listed on the auction website:

WHEN / HOW ITEM WILL BE DELIVERED TO IMA (or the winning bidder, depending on item):


for example — one real auction item, one imaginary:

AUCTION ITEM: 2 hours with a Parents’ Helper!
DESCRIPTION: 2 hours with a qualified, experienced, 12-year-old Parents’ Helper.
DONATED BY: Miriam Bloom
WHEN / HOW ITEM WILL BE DELIVERED TO IMA (or the winning bidder, depending on item): I’ll make a certificate and give it to Ms. Allison on 4/16


AUCTION ITEM: Homemade pickles
DESCRIPTION: 3 jars of homemade gourmet pickles
DONATED BY: An IMA grandma
WHEN / HOW ITEM WILL BE DELIVERED: we’ll email a photo and bring the actual pickles to IMA on 4/18

Thank you!

Ms. Allison

Isthmus Montessori Academy Night at the Duck Pond

Come join us at The Duck Pond at Warner Park for a night of fun and baseball!

On Sunday, July 30th, the Battle Creek Bombers out of Battle Creek, Michigan face off against the Madison Mallards in a Northwoods League extravaganza.

For this special IMA night game, $14 gets you a reserved stadium seat and an official Mallards baseball cap. And $5 of every ticket sold goes to IMA!

Our IMA Mallards Night at the Duck Pond last year was a big hit. The Mallards put on a good show, with plenty of between-inning activities and surprises for kids and families. There’s also great food and drinks to be had by all.

To purchase your tickets, click here and then click BUY TICKETS in the upper-right corner.

In the Promotions Box, enter Promo Code IMA. Then come join us Sunday, July 30th.

If you have any questions, you can contact the Mallards or contact us here at IMA. We hope to see you on the 30th!


3rd Annual IMA PTO Online Auction

3rd Annual IMA PTO Online Auction

April 1-22, 2017

Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction on April 23, 2017

We’re looking for auction donations! Do you have a favorite local business that would contribute? Could your family donate a craft item or a service? In the past we’ve had amazing donations like:

  • Theater tickets
  • Homemade meals and desserts Mother’s Helper Service Catsitting
  • Jewelry-making lessons Grandma-made quilts and doilies Antiques
  • Restaurant gift cards
  • Massage gift cards
  • Museum memberships
  • Plants
  • Books
  • Tours of local attractions

We also will need help setting up the auction and breakfast, and flipping pancakes! Get in touch with Ms. Allison to donate or help.

Natural Family Expo at the Monona Terrace

Calling all community members! Calling all volunteers!

This weekend Carrie and Melissa will be presenting at the Natural Family Expo at the Monona Terrace. They are in need of the following help for set-up and take-down if you’re interested and available:

  • Tech-savy person to help with a slide show set-up at the booth that actually includes sound and possible Internet option
  • People to help load materials and furniture at IMA early Sunday morning
  • People to help unload and set-up materials and furniture at the Monona Terrace early Sunday morning
  • People to help take-down and load the van around 4:00pm Sunday at the Monona Terrace
  • People to help unload and return materials and furniture at IMA Sunday between 4:30 pm — 5:30 pm

If you’re available and interested, please reach out to Chet so that he can get a team together for Melissa and Carrie.

Thank you in advance for your consideration!

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

This Sunday IMA is a part of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade around the capitol square!

Thank you to Sara Colopy for getting this organized, candy purchased, and registration complete. We are looking forward to throwing candy in our green Race to the Finn shirts!


Meet at the Madison Children’s Museum entrance at 12:30 pm. This is line-up time.

Wear you green Race to the Finn t-shirts (Need one? Ask Mr. Chet)

Get excited to walk around the square, throw candy, and hold up signs about our public school status in 2018!

The children who participated last year had a really good time, and we are looking forward to another fun experience.

See you Sunday!

IMA Supplies Drive for Briarpatch

Dear IMA Families and Friends,

The Adolescent Community at Isthmus Montessori Academy is holding a Supplies Drive to benefit homeless youth at Briarpatch. Briarpatch is an organization that serves at-risk youth and families in various ways, particularly in the area of homelessness. One of our IMA community parents helps run their Transitional Housing program, so we wanted to get involved and help provide supplies for the young people who are living there. You can learn more about this program here.

We are asking for supplies (a specific list is below) rather than most foods, because more resources are available for food, like food stamps and food pantries. Homeless people, especially teenagers, are in need of the sort of things they cannot purchase with a Quest/foodstamps card. We also can show them that we care about their well-being by providing the specific items they need.

Our supplies drive will run through the end of this week — March 10. Any supplies you can donate will be delivered directly to Briarpatch next week. You can drop supplies off in the bins outside our AD classroom.

Thank you so much for your consideration and kindness. Please contact Ms. Allison with any questions or stop by our classroom.


Best wishes,
Ms. Allison and the Adolescent Community


Items Needed — all clothing should be new, not used

  • Anti-diarrhea tablets
  • Bandaids and other portable first aid items
  • Bath Towels
  • Bras (sizes 32-36)
  • Bug spray
  • Bus passes (youth & adult)
  • Combs / brushes
  • Flashlights with batteries
  • Food gift cards ($10-25)
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Hair picks
  • Hoodies
  • Lip balm
  • Men’s and women’s socks, short and long
  • Nail clippers
  • Pepper spray
  • Q-tips
  • Rain covers / rain shields
  • Rain gear
  • Razors
  • Ready-to-eat, non-perishable food items (no can goods — bars, ramen, jerky, candy, etc)
  • Shoes (durable and weather appropriate, any size)
  • Shorts
  • Sun screen
  • Tee shirts
  • Tissues
  • Triple antibiotic ointment
  • Twin sheet sets
  • Umbrellas
  • Washcloths
  • Wet wipes
  • Women’s hygiene products (tampons and pads)
  • Women’s underwear (sizes 6, 7, 8, 9)
  • 2600mAh Portable Mobile USB Power Bank External Battery Charger (for cell phone backup)

Hair products, more specifically:

  • As I Am Coconut Cowash Conditioner
  • Blue Magic hair grease
  • Doo-gro Jamaican black castor oil leave-in conditioner
  • Duke Waves & Fades black durag
  • Luster’s pink lotion
  • OGX Moroccan Argan oil
  • Satin sleeping caps (all sizes)
  • Shea Moisture brand shampoo, leave-in conditioner, African black soap, 100% pure oils, Control Friz, Yucca & Plantain anti-Breakage Strengthening MasqueSuperfruit Comples 10-in-1 Renewal System Hair Mask

IMA STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics) Fair

Dear IMA Family & Friends:

Please join the Isthmus Montessori Academy Adolescent Community for a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics) Fair on Wednesday, March 1, at 1:00 in the Adolescent classroom.

IMA’s Adolescent Students will present their original research and inventions, mathematics and biology projects, and research on historical and contemporary scientists.

We’ll also be serving science-themed snacks.

We hope you will stop by and take a look at what we’ve been learning!

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