Major projects are well under way at the Huntsburg campus as part of the capital campaign. Obviously, our Upper School building is rising. But also, the “Bike Barn” has been converted to a beautiful auxiliary classroom and the Guren House has been renovated and expanded to become a 16 student Upper School dormitory.
The campaign will benefit both campuses by providing funding for projects, such as a strategic plan of growth for the Concord Campus’s increasing enrollment, raising additional funds for the endowment to increase sustainability for the whole school and to expand financial aid for students.
We are excited to be constructing a classroom building that is in alignment with our values. Care of the environment is a pillar of Hershey Montessori School’s core philosophy and includes implementing the highest respect possible for nature, the environment and sustainability. These values are reflected in the vision and building goals of the new Upper School classroom building.
Our school is the first in the Midwest being designed and built to Passive House Institute of the United States, PHIUS, strict design principles committed to reducing energy consumption in building practices. This will also create significant savings in operation costs.
Please consider being a part of our Annual Giving Drive this year. Your gift is your “vote” for the school and the school’s mission. As we apply for grants, foundations and corporations want to see that our community is on our side. Each and every gift to the Annual Fund makes a big difference in reaching our goal of 100% participation – no matter the size of the gift! We are so very grateful for your support.
If your pledge is received by November 10th, you will be entered to win $50 to spend at the Hershey Arts Fest on November 12th! You can pay your pledge online or by check anytime up to June 1, 2017 – or set up a monthly payment plan online if you prefer.
In order to create access to high quality Montessori education for as many families as possible, Hershey Montessori School intentionally keeps the tuition costs as low as possible. We look to our community fundraising efforts to help make up the difference. Your gift will help pay for important items such as the beautiful classroom materials, salaries and professional development programs for the talented staff that work with the children – and so much more. Please consider a gift today
Visit our Hershey Montessori Donation Page online to donate now: http://bit.ly/HMSDonate
Thank you so much!
These programs support Hershey Montessori School by allowing our parents to donate while shopping, searching and clipping! Just follow the provided instructions and links to turn your normal every day shopping activities into donations to Hershey:
We are thankful for the support of local and national programs that support Hershey Montessori School.
Smile.Amazon – Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible purchases to Hershey Montessori School whenever you shop on Smile.Amazon. Use your Amazon Prime membership or usual login and start shopping! Your Hershey Montessori School Parent Contact is: Sheila Harvat at SAH061473@aol.com
Heinen’s – Are you a Heinen’s Tasteful Rewards Member? If so, a percentage of your grocery bill can be donated to Hershey every time you shop. Register your card. Your card must be reregistered every fall. Your Hershey Montessori School Parent Contact is: Sheila Harvat at SAH061473@aol.com
Giant Eagle – Do you use a Giant Eagle Advantage Card? If so, a percentage of your sales can be donated to Hershey every time you shop. Register your card. Our school code is 2344. Each time you shop Hershey receives award points to use toward technology devices, classroom supplies and materials. Your Hershey Montessori School Parent Contact is: Sheila Harvat at SAH061473@aol.com
Box Tops for Education – Collect “box top” labels from General Mills products and send them into the office. Check out the Box Tops for Education webpage for activities and coupons! Your Hershey Montessori School Parent Contact is: Kim Hrenko at email@example.com
GoodSearch.com – Use goodsearch.com as your search engine to generate funds for Hershey! Goodsearch.com, powered by Yahoo!, works like any other internet search engine. For each search you perform Goodsearch.com will donate to a cause. Join, choose Hershey Montessori as your cause, and start searching!
Hershey Art’s Fest – Saturday, November 12th, Concord Campus 9am to 4pm
Join all our artists and craftspeople and shop these incredible goods for unique gifts and treasures.
Bring your family and friends for this enjoyable day!
Only $3 entry (ages 6 and under FREE!)
There will be delicious baked goods, snacks and refreshments offered all day by our wonderful parent
volunteer bakers. The café will be serving up items that can be enjoyed by the whole family:
- Famous Mac & Cheese
- Luisa’s homemade Salsa
- Slow cooked Pulled BBQ Pork
- Fresh Popped Popcorn
- Homemade Baked goods
We look forward to seeing you there to celebrate great arts, crafts, delicious food and our wonderful community!
Parents and Staff only: Donate to Annual Giving before end of day Nov 10 and you are entered to win $50 to spend at the Arts Fest: Donate Now
We continue to invite you to donate to the Hershey Montessori School Capital Campaign as we move toward our ultimate fundraising goals but we wanted to take a moment to thank all the families and friends as well as the Elliot-Montminy Family for the amazing outpouring of support for this campaign during the Elliot-Montminy Family Challenge Grant time frame. Thanks to you, we raised $40,000 for the Hershey Montessori Capital Campaign!
The campaign benefits both campuses of the school. The campaign’s goal is to cover the costs of construction for the upper school classroom building on the Huntsburg Campus for the new 10th, 11th and 12th grades, provide program and capital improvements for the Concord Campus as well as initiate a study to most effectively respond to increasing enrollment in a long-term, strategic way. The campaign also will raise additional funds for the endowment to increase sustainability for the whole school and to expand financial aid.
This is a historic campaign as once successful, Hershey Montessori School will be the first school in the world to offer a complete continuum of Montessori education that most closely replicates Dr. Maria Montessori’s vision which includes an option of a residential component for adolescents on a working farm.
Donate online here or read more about Giving.
Screen Free Week is when people around the country will turn OFF TV, video and mobile games, and other screens they use for entertainment, and turn ON the world around them! Take time to think, read, play, daydream, explore nature, enjoy family and friends–do all this and so much more when you spend the week unplugged. This year, in support of Screen Free Week, HMS will again be offering families some fun, “screen free” activities at school, both after school and in the evening. Information was sent home last week via a flyer in your family boxes. Perhaps your children will come up with some great ideas of their own!
See the pdf below for this year’s offerings.
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