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Children’s House Summer Camp: Movement in Nature

Children’s House Summer Camp: Movement in Nature

We began our first week of Children’s House summer camp with new introductions and the joy of being outdoors. “Movement in Nature” was our theme for the week and mother nature was quite kind in all that was offered.  With the beautiful sunshine we enjoyed stick forts or “princess castles” and collecting sticks for our hanging stars. Climbing tress was a favorite activity this week that connected us to nature while developing our physical strength.

Learning about our wild life and exploring a variety of insects had us running from ant hills to butterflies and slugs. We also felt lucky to have the rain and enjoyed puddle jumping, running in the rain, while making and racing boats.

We wound down the week with an obstacle course and stick limbo.

Wow! This was a great week.  We thank our families for sharing their children with us and we look forward to more exciting weeks ahead.

Warmly,

Stephanie, Summer Camp Coordinator
Lindsay and Amanda, Summer Camp Assistants
Ava and Alexis, Summer Camp Volunteers

Thank You for Going Wild for Hershey!

Thank You for Going Wild for Hershey!

Dear Friends of Hershey Montessori School,

Saturday, April 27th, members of Hershey Montessori School’s community gathered for a very special,  fun-filled evening in support of Hershey Montessori School. Thank you all who were able to join us!

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo provided an exotic backdrop to our glamorously decorated room filled with many current and former parents, alumni, Montessori colleagues and community friends.  It was delightful to see so many new friends and families as well!  There were some special guests including a Kookaburra, an armadillo and two very wild giraffes!

In addition to the warmth and friendship shared by our guests, the evening was truly impactful for Hershey Montessori School.  Thanks to the generosity of donors through sponsorships, ticket sales, bidding on auction items, the dessert dash and the call to the heart for Financial Aid, our initial figures showed that we raised over $120,000!

The success of the evening would not have been realized without the amazing leadership, creativity and passionate work from our event committee.  We are grateful to our dedicated volunteer families.

All proceeds go directly to benefit our students.  Hershey purposefully keeps tuition as low as possible to increase access to a wide range of families—”more Montessori for more children”  The tuition covers only 75% of our school’s operations.  The funds raised at Go Wild for Hershey are critical in continuing to provide optimal environments for our children to thrive.  We couldn’t continue to provide and enhance Hershey Montessori School’s unique, successful programs as a model for schools all over the world without the help and support from our devoted families and friends, and for this we are truly thankful!

With gratitude,

 

 

Anne Marie Kollander
Director of Development

 

 

Julie Loxterman
Development Coordinator

Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Friday, May 3rd, 2019, Hershey Montessori School welcomed Grandparents and Special Friends.  The morning was full of love and was indeed a special day. The visitors trickling into the gymnasium was an amazing visual of the village and people that support each Hershey Montessori School child.  Thank you to all the grandparents and special friends who traveled near and far to visit with us. And thank you to all our parent volunteers for the tasty treats and refreshments. It was a joyful morning!  You may visit our Facebook page to view additional photos.

Alumni Spotlight: Cameron Zona

Alumni Spotlight: Cameron Zona

Hershey Montessori School is proud to put a spotlight on one of our alumni, Cameron Zona.

Cameron was able to travel with the Mercury Theatre Company to perform in the National Performing Arts Festival on February 21-24. Cameron and his group were judged on national standards by four world class judges. They performed an original 20-minute cabaret, Disney on Broadway, composed of 14 songs from different Broadway musicals like Mary Poppins, Frozen, Aida, and Aladdin. 

The group placed first in their division and second overall and were able to perform half of their show on stage at Disney Springs. Cameron received an award for his singing, dancing, and acrobatic skills during “Seize the Day” from Newsies. 

While at the Festival, Cameron was also able to participate in master-class workshops run by employees and actors at Disney, including former and current Broadway and National Tour actors and actresses.

Photo courtesy Cameron Zona.

Upcoming Performances:

  • The Bridges of Madison County
    March 8-16

    Western Reserve Playhouse
    Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00, Sundays at 2:00
    Synopsis: This musical tells the story a love story between a woman and a photographer who has come to town to take pictures of the famed bridges of Madison County, Iowa. Cameron plays the son, Michael.
  • 1776
    April 11-May 5

    Ohio Shakespeare Festival
    Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00, Sundays at 2:00
    Synopsis: This classic musical recounts the writing and ratification of the Declaration of Independence. Cameron plays The Courier, who closes Act One with a song that reminds the audience just how even when there are arguments happening within congress, the real problem lies on the battlefield.
    This is a good one to bring middle/upper school students to, great music and very historically accurate.
  • The 10-10 Festival of New Plays
    June 21-July 13

    Chagrin Valley Little Theatre (River Street Playhouse)
    Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00, select Sundays at 2:00
    Synopsis: Ten original one act plays, each ten minutes long! Cameron will be directing five of them selected from nearly 800 submissions.
  • Himalayan Dreams (a Tale of Nepal)
    September 14-October 6

    Talespinner Children’s Theatre
    Fridays at 7:00, Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 (Possible 10:00AM school matinees on Fridays)
    Synopsis: The story of a Sherpa boy’s humorous coming of age adventure that teaches him about himself, and about his father, a porter.
    This is a great show to bring lower/upper elementary students to, entertaining and original play that teaches about another culture and preaches equality between all children.
Go Wild for Hershey Website is LIVE!

Go Wild for Hershey Website is LIVE!

Go Wild for Hershey! Website

Click here to visit the website.

The website for the 2019 spring fundraiser gala, Go Wild for Hershey!, is live! The event is being held April 27, 2019 at 5:30pm at the beautiful Stillwater Place at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Individual tickets can be reserved for $185, but we also encourage you to look at the sponsorship and table host packages!

Be sure to visit this year’s website in order to:

Hershey is grateful for your continued support, and we hope to see you there!