News and Announcements

Staff Tailgating Luncheon – September 26

Tailgating Luncheon - September 26 Hello Sands Families, Student Council is hosting a Tailgating Luncheon on September 26th to show our staff how much we appreciate them. The luncheon is a kick-off to our Spirit Week to support Clark Montessori's Homecoming.  Please...

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Student Council Information

Welcome Back 9-12 Sands Students, My name is Karen Huneke and I am the Student Council Advisor for the 2023-2024 school year. This year we want to get the ball rolling so I have provided information if your child is interested in being a part of this incredible school...

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Say hello to Dug, our Sands Circle Tail facility dog!

Did you know that Sands is the first school in our district to have our very own facility dog? Fur real. Meet Dug! Facility Dogs are specially trained to provide physical, social, cognitive, or emotional assistance to community members in schools/classrooms,...

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Welcome to the 2023-24 Sands Montessori school year!

CONGRATULATIONS! All parents, guardians, adults in the home, teachers, and staff are part of this important organization, automatically. The SMPO works with families and staff to strengthen our school community, and provide activities and events that will enrich the...

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**Attention Families of New 3-6 (preschool & kindergarten)**

**Attention Families of New 3-6 (preschool & kindergarten)** Your child’s teacher will reach out via email on 8/1 if our class lists are complete. We will notify you as soon as we are able. Don’t forget, the school is closed in July and teacher’s first day back is...

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2023 – 2024 Rudder Nominations

Sands Montessori Parent Organization Rudder Nominations The Rudder will vote on the incoming Rudder nominations for the 2023-24 school year at our April General Parent meeting. Nominations are: We are still looking for members. To see a description of each position...

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NatureGuys Podcast: Kids in Nature

Courtney Ryan, SMPO President, talks to Bob from the NatureGuys podcast about the importance of kids in nature and the Sands Natural Playscape story. Give it a listen here. Donate to phase II of our outdoor campus here. At the end of this school year, teachers will be...

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Become a Sands Room Parent!

We’re ready to kick off the renewal of our Sands Room Parent network for this school year! See the attached request for more information or contact Amy Hueneman, SMPO Volunteer Coordinator. Our goal is to have 100% of the classrooms covered by October 31st! Click here...

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SEEKING DADS/FATHER FIGURES FOR DADS ON DUTY!!! Who: We are once again seeking dads/father figures who want to make a difference! Why: Positive male role models can significantly impact and inspire children to make good life choices. We want our students to learn to...

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Exciting Updates to the Outdoor campus!

Students, parents, and teachers worked every week this summer to improve the outdoor campus at Sands. They watered 50 trees throughout the hot, dry summer. They painted new features on the blacktop. They built picnic tables for the outdoor classroom. They sawed,...

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Absences, Tardies, & Early Dismissal reminder

Email teacher FIRST THING in the morning if your student will be absent or tardy so proper attendance is recorded.  Also, email any change in dismissal plans EARLY. All change in dismissal phone calls need to be to the office BEFORE 1pm so that students are notified...

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Sands Extracurricular Program (SEP) returns for Fall 2022

Registration opens Aug. 24 for before- and after-school enrichment programs. We have a fun slate of opportunities this year, with both long-time providers and new partners. Registration is through our Homeroom platform, and scholarships are available based on need....

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$30,000 Upgrade to Our Outdoor Campus!?

Did you know that the SMPO is beginning a $30,000 upgrade to the outdoor campus? That’s right! Starting this Spring and Summer, you will notice 50 trees being planted, a natural playscape being built, the installation of a shade structure, new blacktop features, and...

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