Just one look at this vibrant school will reveal a diverse community of families supporting and guiding the development of their children with a Montessori education. Together, with the faculty, administration, and student body, we model our mission to inspire, engage and be responsible community participants both within and beyond Brickton Montessori.
Here is a sampling of the our community building events that take place over the course of the school year. Most events are held at the school in our community gathering space known as the Great Room.
Back to School Block Party
The Back to School Block Party is the first Parent Alliance event of the year. Typically this is held on the 1st or 2nd Friday in September to welcome new and returning families back to school. Dinner and a number of games and activities are provided. There are many ways to volunteer and get involved.
Taste of Montessori
Every classroom hosts their own Taste of Montessori on a select evening in the fall. Families from your child’s classroom gather together in the Great Room for a potluck dinner and socializing. Families then spend time working with their child in the classroom learning about his/her favorite activities.
Family Movie Night
This cozy evening at school includes watching an age-appropriate movie, pizza, snacks, and is hosted by the Parent Alliance. Each year the students nominate and vote on the movie selections.
Families are invited to participate in an afternoon of bowling and pizza. Typically this event is held on a Saturday afternoon in the winter months. It is another wonderful chance to socialize and build community.
Friends of Brickton Day
This is one of our favorite days of the year! Students are invited to have a parent or special friend (grandparent, aunt or uncle, neighbor, etc) visit their school. The day begins with breakfast for the visitors in the Great Room, followed by time spent in the classroom working with their student host.
For this annual event, each Brickton student chooses a unique work of art that they created to display in the Great Room during Friends of Brickton Day. The Art Expo will be on display throughout the day so it can be viewed at your leisure.
Fine Arts Night
At this Spring evening event, performances by our third year Children’s House through Middle School students showcase their musical talents using their voices, Orff and band instruments.
Staff Appreciation Day
This event is organized and hosted by parents as a way to give back and celebrate the Brickton staff. Parents donate breakfast items, as well as time, to serve a sit down breakfast for Brickton employees. Sign-up sheets for volunteer opportuntities are posted on the bulletin board prior to the event.
Parent Appreciation Breakfast
This homemade breakfast is our staff’s way to celebrate YOU! We prepare a culinary delight for parents to stay and enjoy in the Great Room, or will package ‘to go breakfasts’ to be enjoyed at your home or office.
Families bring a picnic dinner and meet at the nearby Catherine Chevalier Woods Pavilion to celebrate the completion of the school year. The Parent Alliance provides fun activities, such as bounce houses, organized games, etc.