News and Announcements

Craft Fair and Kids’ Market

SMPO will hold its first-ever Craft Fair and Kids’ Market on Saturday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include raffle prizes and concessions, with all proceeds benefitting the SMPO. If you're a crafter or know of someone who might be interested in...

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Sands Eagles Basketball 2019–2020

Basketball is open to Sands students (boys and girls) grades 2nd through 6th. Teams participate in the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League or CPYBL (, which consists of schools from all over Greater Cincinnati, but with an emphasis on programs...

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Amendments to SMPO bylaws | May 2019

We would like to update our bylaws in two areas.  These will be discussed and voted on at our May SMPO meeting. Per our current bylaws, we must make this public at least five business days prior to the meeting so people may know the proposed changes.    ...

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2019 Rudder Nominations

Sands Families: The Sands Montessori Parent Organization is now accepting nominations for all positions on the SMPO Rudder except President and Business Manager. SMPO is one of many ways you can become involved in the future of your child’s school. Keep in mind that...

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Mrs. Johnson’s “I am a Scientist” Camp

Sign up now for Mrs. Johnson’s “I am a Scientist” Camp! Two sessions will be held, June 10–14 and June 17–21. Camps are half-day, from 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. and will take place at Sands in room 2005. Cost is $100 and $25 deposit by May 18 is required to secure your...

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Purchase your 2019 Sands Peace Shirt

Purchase your 2019 Sands Peace Shirt: We will hold a school-wide peace celebration in April and our goal is to have every student and staff member wear one of our special peace shirts designed by Sands 5th grader, Katie Spector. Please also consider contributing extra...

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Mrs. Johnson’s Book Club

If your child enjoys reading, writing, crafts, and interacting with great books then sign up for my book club. We will meet for a total of 8 sessions in community 2005 at Sands Montessori. The cost is $110.00. We will meet on Thursdays from 3:45–5:00. Our first...

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Education Technology Drive | 2018–2019

Every Sands student and family is unique. Our students find love, joy, and achievement in the many different activities offered by our community. Each of these experiences helps them make the world a brighter, peaceful, happier and better place. A variety of...

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Sands Eagles Basketball 2018 – 2019!

Sands Basketball is open to Boys and Girls grades 2nd through 6th. Teams participate in the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League (, which consists of schools from all over Greater Cincinnati, but with an emphasis on programs inside the 275 loop....

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Grades 1–3 Monday or Tuesday from 3:45–5:15 p.m. ALL NEW RECIPES AND TECHNIQUES Looking for a fresh and interesting creative outlet for your child? Every Monday or Tuesday kids will enjoy working alongside classmates learning to make a variety of healthy snacks, bread...

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Top Ten Reasons to Volunteer at SMPO

Volunteering makes a big difference. Research consistently shows that kids whose parents are involved in their schools do better. Volunteering offers tangible ways to be part of things. Sometimes we might mean well, but our busy lives get in the way of committing....

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SMPO Welcome Letter 2018–19

Dear Friends, Welcome to the 2018–19 school year at Sands Montessori! My name is Krystan Krailler, and I’m excited to serve as president of the Sands Montessori Parent Organization (SMPO) this year. SMPO works together to strengthen the Sands Montessori community of...

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Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run teaches life skills to 6th grade girls through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding themselves, valuing relationships and teamwork, and...

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Back to School Picnic

The Sands Montessori 2018–2019 Back to School Picnic is Sunday August 12 from 4:00–6:00 p.m.. This year the event will be held at the Lunken Playfield (Spirit of ’76) Picnic Shelter. The SMPO will provide popsicles, drinks, cups, and napkins. You are welcome to bring...

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