Alumni News! Alexander Alumnus Ilan Arboleda (Class of 1987) is the son of Ms. Cynthia Arboleda, our Middle School Prep Social Studies Teacher. He is also the founder and producer of Creative Chaos, a successful film company in New York. Ilan recently produced a documentary film entitled This Changes Everything which received First Runner-Up for the People's Choice Awards at the Toronto Film Festival in September, and will be shown at the Miami Film Festival in March 2019. We're extremely proud of Ilan! Here's a link to his company's site for more information:
On September 22, 2018, our 4th and 5th Grade Alexander Wildcats Girls Team competed in their first soccer game of the season against the Panthers. We won 3-2! Miranda de Armas scored 3 goals while Sofia Palencia and Lily de Armas played great defense. We're always so proud of the whole team!
Our Middle School Prep Students (4th and 5th Graders) all received their own iPads last week! Each student will take his or her own iPad to every class. Check out their smiling faces while using their cool new technology!
Each year, our Alexander Parents Association (APA) helps to raise funds for activities that enhance the experience of our wonderful students. One of the primary fundraising events for our APA is the Charleston Wraps/Label Circus Fundraising Campaign, which started last week! Here are a few photos from our big assembly to kick off the campaign this year.
September 21st was the International Day of Peace and a perfect time to reflect on the wisdom of the creator of the Montessori Method, Dr. Maria Montessori, who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize three times in her life. She was an extraordinary woman who contributed greatly to understanding the role of education in a child's life. We are proud to continue her legacy of learning here at Alexander Montessori School.
The United Nations General Assembly declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Peace Day 2018 celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Alexander Middle School Prep students made their commitment to Peace Day by wearing white and creating original "Peace" art work in Mrs. Kondrat's Art Class. Those original designs, along with Social Studies produced designs, were enjoyed throughout the Ludlam Road Campus.
Alexander Preschoolers held a brief ceremony at the start of their day with several families to acknowledge the day and recognize that we can, in any moment on any day, bring peace to our lives and the lives of others.
Congratulations to Meghan Camilletti's MC Dance Miami Junior Dance Competition Team for qualifying with high honors to attend Nationals Dance Competition in Orlando, Florida this past June! Invited to attend were student alumni, Angeline Fraiz, Anna Gazarian, and Jordyn Levy, based off of their high scores during Regional Competition. Their Trio Dance, entitled "The Vine," won the prestigious "Judges Choice Award" for Choreography and Overall Presentation, and received "High Platinum" in Advanced Junior Contemporary Level. Soloist Jordyn Levy also won "High Platinum" in Advanced Junior Lyrical Solos. We wish them and the new Mini Dance Competition Team of MC Dance Miami another successful year ahead!
Our Ludlam Road Campus hosted our Fourth & Fifth Grade parents on September 12th for the Middle School Prep Open House. They spent the evening running through a mock version of their children's schedules. Our Teachers gave them insight into what a typical day at school is like for our Middle School Prep students, what they can expect throughout the school year, and a peek into their classrooms. We're so excited about the 2018-2019 School Year!
September 6th was National Read a Book Day and students of all ages at Alexander Montessori School grabbed books to celebrate. Our students love reading and enjoyed time in all of their favorite reading nooks throughout our various Campuses.
On September 7th at our Old Cutler Road Campus, we hosted our New to Preschool Orientation for all of our new Preschool parents. The parents had blast trying out some of the same hands-on lessons that their children will do throughout the year. We're looking forward to another wonderful school year!
Yellow Door parents stopped by to help the students replant our garden as September's monthly craft organized by parents at our Old Cutler Road Campus. Not only did everyone have a blast, but it was a great way to show the students how to take care of plant life!