Family Engagement

The success of our school depends on all of us; staff, students and families working together as a team. There are a number of ways for you to get involved in making MCS RI the best it can be.

Provide needed items for the classroom: Each week, parents/families will provide healthy snacks for our classroom community. This is part of our yearly calendar and schedule. We will also need family volunteers to provide flowers for weekly flower arranging and food preparation items, aside from snack. In addition to these weekly classroom needs, we have begun a comprehensive “Wish List” to include other items that we are looking to be donated to MCS RI.

Share your talents with the children: Throughout the school year, there will be opportunities to come in to the classroom or school, to enrich our community with your talents or interests. We invite family members into the school and/or classroom to share something meaningful with the children. For example; a favorite food, favorite story, favorite craft, plus other ideas are welcome. We will inform you of when and how to sign up for this activity.

Share expertise with staff and administration: Provide workshops for staff, volunteer your time doing administrative work, help plan and manage events, help make phone calls, web and graphic design, translate meetings and/or documents, help with fundraising opportunities, IT help, the list goes on and on! We welcome your ideas as well.

Donate: Please visit our Giving page, or send the link to your family, friends and colleges. Every dollar helps!

Parent Nights

Each school year we host a series of Parent Nights. These are times dedicated for parents/family members to learn more about early childhood development, Montessori Community School of RI curriculum, and other relevant topics related to young children.

In the beginning of the year, we have a curriculum night. This is an opportunity for family members to visit their child’s classroom to learn more about the scope of the curriculum for the year and to see what their child is doing at school. The other Parent Night topics will be determined throughout the year and are based on need and interest.

All ideas for involvement are more than welcome. Let us know how you would like to get involved by filling out this form:

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MCS RI Wish List: things we can always use:

- plastic bags, diaper wipes, trash bags

-Outdoor classroom design and building new materials

-Cultural artifacts from all  continents

- Children’s books

- Indoor/outdoor plants

-pots for outdoor plants

- Building materials

-furniture for common area spaces

- Gardening/outdoor supplies

- Volunteer opportunities

-3-6 classroom materials

-School camera-DSLR

-If you are interested in providing any items on this list or others, please make sure to email Amy Borak at: aborak@mcsri.org to learn more about our specific needs.