MCG Special Events - Bringing Families Together
Our calendar marks many fun and unique events throughout the school year that teach our students and at the same time, unite our community of families. These events are great opportunities for our parents to connect with other parents, and of course our staff of teachers. Childrens, siblings, parents and staff enjoy time together and make lasting memories.
Our holiday festival is a highlight of the year. Our families take a "time-out" from the busyness of the season and work with other families to teach our students about doing for others. Children rotate through the school, participating in activities that help others. From homemade scarves for Hesed House to Get Well Cards for hospitalized children, we all enjoy each other while remembering our own blessings. We share appetizers and wrap up the night singing together a song of peace.
We invite parents and families for a pot-luck dinner of sorts. The "sorts" part is a special dish that a child contributes from their heritage. From Swedish meatballs to fried rice to yellow curry, it is a smorgasbord of tastes from around the world. Children love bringing their parents and siblings to school and share dinner with their friends. Parents of course, love having a night out. It's a spring tradition no one wants to miss.
The culmination of Literacy Week, Literacy Night is a great night of activity in the halls of MCG. Every room is filled with lots to do. From art activities that support individual stories, like HATS for the Cat in the Hat, to local guest authors like Cathy Cronin, it is a night with a mission to have fun reading and supporting reading activities.
What a great night together our Kindergarten families and staff enjoy at Kindergarten graduation! Since most graduates have been at MCG for three years when they graduate to first grade, our teachers know them and their families well. Teachers take time to share special memories of each graduate. Students get their own time to tell about what they like most about Montessori Children's Garden. Truth be told, there are usually a few tears this night, along with many amazing stories.