Rosa Parks Bus Tour " A Pillar of Fairness"

Rosa Parks Bus Tour " A Pillar of Fairness"

Tuesday January 16, 2018

From: 10am-11:30am

MLK Montessori is partnering with Lincoln Life and FW Citilink for this event. The students will learn about Rosa Parks on the Citilink Bus and will hear a story read to them by a Lincoln Life volunteer in their classroom. The students will also be making Freedom Bells during this time. 

We would love to have as many parents involved as possible. If you would like to come and help and/or just experience this event with your child, please call the office and let us know.

$5 Coupon Booklet for Sale to Support MLK

A WIN-WIN OPPORTUNITY! Purchase a $5 Community Days coupon booklet and save on great products while supporting your community! 100% of booklet sales benefit Martin Luther King Montessori School. Use your coupons on Bonus Buys Wednesday, November 8 - Saturday, November 11.

Your donation of $5 will get you over $500 in exclusive coupon savings to retailers such as Carson's, including:
- $10 off a regular or sale price item of $10 or more. 
- Up to 30% off a regular or sale price purchase.
- Up to 30% off a Yellow or Black Dot purchase.
- Over 30 exclusive merchandise offers.
- And more!
Exclusions apply; see link for details. (While supplies last.)

Don't forget — coupon booklets ship for FREE with guaranteed delivery before the start of this event. You'll want this for your Christmas shopping! Buy one today! You may purchase at the school or online at the link below:

2017 SmartStart Art Auction - Guests, Artists, Sponsors - Learn More!

2017 SmartStart Art Auction - Guests, Artists, Sponsors - Learn More!

We are thrilled to announce that on September 28, 2017, MLK Montessori will be hosting its first-ever SmartStart Soirée. At this elegant event, community leaders, art lovers, and educational advocates will gather at Ashberry Real Estate’s East End Loft in downtown Fort Wayne for an evening of appetizers, cocktails, and – most importantly – art. The event will include

Free Community Movie

Free Community Movie

Join our community for this free presentation of the Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature 1970 KING A filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis sponsered by Indiana Tech Faith Services, Turner Chapel AME Church, IPFW Multicultural & Diversity Affairs.

Time: Saturday Feb. 4 @ 6pm (part 1) and Thursday Feb 9 @ 6pm (part 2)

Place: Magee O'Connor Theater, Andorfer Commons at Indiana Tech

Free popcorn and soda

Community Event: November 29

How to Talk to Your Children about Election 2016

Join us Tuesday, November 29, for a bipartisan presentation and discussion about how the divides in politics can be traumatic on kids, presented by Trauma Therapist Arlene Story at the ACPL Main Library, Downtown Fort Wayne. The event will take place in MEETING ROOM A, by the 3D printing lab (first floor).

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Presentation starts at 6:30. Light refreshments will be served. A Q&A discussion will follow the presentation. There will also be time for private questions with Arlene and MLK Montessori School Director Greta McKinney after the event.

Seating is limited:

Regardless of your political affiliations, this election cycle has been difficult. The barrage of negative rhetoric and imagery has been constant; we see it on the news, we see it on social media, and we hear it on the radio. So do our sons and daughters. 

Although it may seem like our children aren’t listening, little humans are incredibly smart, absorbent creatures who hear and grasp more than we realize. What’s more, as they internalize the anxiety they see or the ugly language they hear, they often respond in unexpected ways. While some may act as if everything is fine, others may have nightmares, withdraw, lash out, or even bully. As adults, our initial instinct is often to discipline (“Don’t do that.”) or marginalize their reactions (“There’s nothing to be afraid of.”). However, we must remember that these behaviors (and the feelings that led to them) are natural responses to distressing situations.

At MLK Montessori, we believe everyone can benefit from learning how to constructively deal with trauma and trauma-related feelings. At our event, Trauma Therapist Arlene Story will address the following:

• Events that can cause trauma in children
• The immediate and long-term effects of trauma
• Common responses and coping skills
• Effective interventions

As Fort Wayne’s longest-serving Montessori preschool, MLK Montessori is committed to the founding principles of Dr. Maria Montessori, who passionately advocated for tolerance, global citizenship, and peaceful conflict resolution.

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