Get connected and involved!
There are many ways to connect with the school and with other families, and take care of your Community Service requirement, too. Check the Help Wanted! section of our school Newsletter for a regularly updated list of specific community needs - or browse below to get inspired and find your Brush Creek niche.
We are excited to be launching a 5-year vision for the school’s growth and beautification. We are assembling a team to shepherd this vision through its three phases: site planning, the renovation of our existing office into a beautiful, functional multipurpose community space, and the construction of a new office and Primary classroom. If you have skills or enthusiasm for fundraising, landscaping and building, photography/videography, or community outreach - or something else entirely that might help us grow - we’d love to have you on our team!
Please contact Board member Amy Robinson at amy+bcms (at) turningplanet (dot) org to talk about how you can help. We’re looking forward to working with you.
We hold one large fundraising festival and several small events each year. These include Teacher Appreciation Lunches, parent education nights, movie nights, and more. Right now we are asking for help with our:
Alice in Wonderland Wrap Party - May 18, 4-7pm
Please contact Board member Cheyenne Stenvers-Stolzfus at gus7829 (at) yahoo (dot) com to learn more. Thank you!
The 2nd Cup of Coffee Club is a parent-run and parent-only conversation time, on the 2nd Friday of each month, from 9:00-10:00am. Parents of Saplings, Redwood, Amber, Eucalyptus and Sequoia children are all invited! This is a great way to connect across classrooms.
If you are interested in helping to host the 2nd Cup of Coffee Club (it does count towards Community Service hours), please contact Amy Robinson at amy+bcms (at) turningplanet (dot) org. It only requires some light room preparation, and a conversation starter.
Website and Social Media Support
Are you a social media enthusiast? Do you know WordPress, or would you like to learn? Are you a writer or photographer who could help generate original content--perhaps even with the help of Brush Creek kids? We always need parents who are in love with Montessori to help us with our internet presence.
Contact the office to learn more about this important way to contribute.
Several Community Workdays per year provide an opportunity for families to participate in classroom upkeep and beautification of the school grounds, and also fulfill their Community Service requirement. They are also fun and help you meet other families!
Our next Community Workday is on April 22, 2017.
The number of adults in a Montessori classroom is deliberately kept to a minimum, because children need space and opportunity to flourish as self-reliant individuals. At the Primary level, especially, young children are exploring the many ways they can become capable and independent. So we do not encourage regular classroom volunteering. But there are lots of other ways to to volunteer your talent and time. Past contributions have involved getting seedling donations from nurseries, sharing cultural traditions (like dance or food or holidays), or borrowing books from the local library for themed curriculum units.
What are your passions and your gifts? We want to know! Stop by the office or consult with your child’s teacher for ideas on how you can support your child’s classroom.
The BCMS Board is a dynamic group of parents, educators, writers, and lovers of Montessori. We would love to know if you are interested in joining us.
Please contact Board President Amy Robinson at amy+bcms (at) turningplanet (dot) org if you would like to learn more.