Dear Morningside Montessori Family,
As we enter the third month of the school year, it is a pleasure to watch the children arriving in the morning eager to start their day and see their teachers and friends. Every day we witness how the school’s culture, curriculum and community work together to meet each child’s needs while fostering a shared spirit of compassion and a lifelong passion for learning. This balance between developing the child’s individuality and cultivating concern for the community makes Morningside a remarkable place for each child to begin their academic journey.
As you may have noticed, this past year we have refreshed Morningside’s facilities. There were renovations to the school foyer, hallways, one of the bathrooms, the North classroom, and the staff room. New furniture was purchased for the North classroom and new Montessori materials were purchased for all the classrooms.
In the coming year, our priorities include professional development for the school’s wonderful teachers and well as continued refurbishments to our facilities, focusing on the second bathroom and the kitchen.
To continue our growth, we need your help. Like all non-profit independent schools, we depend on tuition revenue as well as the generosity of our community of parents and alumni. With a tax-deductible gift to our Annual Fund, you will provide vital support for Morningside’s ongoing operations, our scholarship fund, professional development, curriculum enhancement and physical upgrades.
As 2017-2018 school years moves ahead, and the 2017 tax year comes to a close, we look forward to receiving your donation. Our goal is to have 100% participation from all our families. Please check with your employer to see if they have a matching donation program. That doubles your gift!
Best wishes from all of us at Morningside.
Tara Greaney, MS | Head of School & Executive Director
Peter Watt | President, Board of Trustees
Other Giving Opportunities
The Scholarship Fund
Our Scholarship Fund enables families to get their children off to the right start educationally. Each year this fund supports 10% of our student body. We began as a diverse school, representing the cross-cultural mix of the UWS, and this fund ensures that we stay that way.
The Teacher Enrichment and Assistance Fund
This fund provides learning opportunities for our teachers. We are committed to having well educated teachers and well rounded human beings. This fund allows teachers to take classes and provide experiences for their professional and personal growth.
The Strategic Planning Fund
This fund was established to allow the Director and the Board to administer to the long term and operational needs of the school. This fund has supported in-house programming needs that are not covered by tuition and aids in supporting staff beyond the scope that tuition income provides.
This is a flexible fund that expands and contracts according to the community. Family participation enhances our school in many ways. Organizing the school library, volunteering at one of our community events, or doing something special in one of our classrooms, are just a few ways that families make our community the caring and wonderful school it's been since 1966.