We are pleased to announce two important components of the Rogers Park Montessori School’s ZOOOMVENTURES summer programming through July.
Summer Service is a collaboration to support our neighbors each Tuesday.
Summer Support is RPMS a faculty led Parent Education Series each Thursday.
Same Zoom link each week
Tune in on Tuesdays at 4:00 pm. Programs will be recorded and available to view on Friday mornings at 9:00 am on this page.
This summer we are collaborating with Common Pantry, a nonprofit food pantry founded in 1967 to combat food insecurity in Chicago. With 6 short conversations each week, we can help our children grow in compassion and respect for neighbors who struggle with food insecurity.
Each session will include a hands-on service activity to benefit Pantry clients - such as writing notes and cards, baking cookies, making a bookmark, donating a book, or potting an herb to offer homebound clients.
Goodie Bags for Common Pantry Clients!
Amy Pagliarella is a founding member of “Common Kids,” the Pantry’s program for children and families. She has two sons who attend RPMS and enjoys working with RPMS students as they make and serve lunch at the Pantry each month. Amy will lead us in a short gathering time each week. She will keep the conversations appropriate for our youngest children and introduce projects that kids of any age will enjoy. She will follow up afterwards with details for easy contact-less drop-off of children’s completed projects.
Zoom links are listed each week by presenter, below
Tune in on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm. Programs will be recorded and available to view on Friday mornings at 9:00 am on this page.
As part of our free summer programming RPMS is pleased to announce our Parent Education Series Summer Support for Parents!
July 2nd Toilet Training -due to technical difficulties, this video is not available at this time.
June 25th DISCOVER YOUR PARENTING STYLE
July 9th TECHNOLOGY: TOO MUCH TOO SOON?
July 16th THE ROLE OF PRAISE
July 30th PROCESS VS PRODUCT
Carol Martorano has been working in the Montessori community since 1996, teaching ages 6-12 as well as serving as Director of Education and Head of School. She has served on the board of directors of the Association of Illinois Montessori Schools for 11 years and is the parent of two children who attended Montessori through elementary school. She is currently the Oak Room teacher and 9-12 team lead.
Sarah Ball is the mother of a five-year-old and a trained early childhood Montessori educator. She has been working at RPMS for 16 years, the last six of which have been as the directress of the Redwood classroom.
Audrey Smith has been at RPMS for five years as an assistant in the Sassafras (toddler) classroom. She began her Infant and Toddler Montessori training last summer and hopes to finish soon! She has two children and is excited to talk about the ways in which Montessori philosophy sets the stage for toddlers and young children to become confident and capable members of their families, school, and communities.