“Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.” – Maria Montessori
A total of 410 students participated in the Fun Run and ran, walked, skipped, and danced their way through 8,200 laps, equivalent to 683 total miles! So far, the Fun Run has raised over $14,000 for the school, exceeding the original goal of $12,000. The donations collected help fund programs and materials supporting FHM’s Three Tenants: Individualized Instruction, Engaging Curriculum, and Strong Community.
On November 4, over 155 individual student prizes were delivered to classrooms for distribution. Prizes are based on the amount a student raised and turned. The items are labeled for each student and sealed so that they can open in their car or when they get home.
Thank you, Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who helped to make this event so much fun for the students. A BIG thank you to the students who make this event possible. They ran so hard and were so supportive of one another! It wouldn’t be an event without them!
The Free Horizon Montessori Foundation (the “FHMF”) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in 2002 to support Free Horizon Montessori. The purpose of the Foundation is to serve as the fundraising arm of the school and provide an independent bank account from which the school could draw upon to support itself. In 2006, the Community Support Network (CSN) was established by FHMF to better address the needs of the FHM community.
Your CSN is excited for the upcoming year and has created the 2016-17 CSN Welcome Packet. It is four pages containing all sorts of handy information and links. Check it out.
Read more about the CSN.
Parents, grandparents and guardians of FHM students are welcome to join the Free Horizon Montessori CSN closed Facebook group. This Facebook page serves as a virtual method for our FHM community to connect about play dates, community resources, community events, fundraising events, summer camps, and more. The group guidelines are published here.