June 2019: WELCOME TO 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

We want to welcome our new and returning students and families to Montessori School of Ruston for the 2019-2020 school year. I hope you will find Montessori School of Ruston to be a community of families who share a common vision of children as stewards of hope for the future. Our staff is ready to engage your child in learning experiences that will inspire joy, wonder, and a sense of purpose in each of them. 

As we enter our 34th year of Montessori education in Ruston, Louisiana, we give thanks for the many ways our school is growing and improving. MSR’s scope of programs for students in kindergarten thru eighth grade is expanding to include formal instruction in music, outdoor education, and coding in addition to P.E., Spanish and art. Five MSR staff members are beginning their Montessori certification this summer and two more are completing their certification and returning to share their knowledge and passion for the child with our school. Our entire faculty continues to deepen their knowledge through professional development opportunities and collaboration with one another. And of course, we are all learning from our students every day.

Our school is happy to welcome some new staff members and some returning staff members to new positions. Dr. Amanda Walker will be using her Doctorate of Curriculum and Instruction and passion for Montessori education to serve our school in her new role as Instructional Coordinator. Mrs. Amanda Serio will be nurturing your child's sense of wonder in the Outdoor Classroom as our Outdoor Education Specialist. Mrs. Hannah Buxton is joining Mrs. Katie Guinn and will be using her degrees in Secondary Literature and Library Science to engage our Middle School students conversations about literature, the power of words, and writing. Finally I am certain many of you have already noticed Mrs. Angie Biscomb being in the office more than usual. Mrs. Angie, our 2018-2019 MAPS chair, previous board member, and supportive parent, has stepped on board as our business office coordinator. Please be patient with us as we use the summer to get everyone established in their new roles. I, along with the rest of our staff, are confident in the abilities, skill sets and dedication these wonderful ladies will bring to our school.   

We will be contacting you regarding your child's enrollment information to ensure we have all the information needed in place and correct. Class rosters are being finalized and your child's teacher will be contacting you no later than June 30th to notify you of supplies, important dates, classroom procedures, and if requested a time to meet and see the classroom. Please use the calendar to keep updated on events and dates. We make every effort to keep the calendar updated on our website. If you see we've missed something please call! 

I cannot stress the gratitude we have for our students…your child…each amazingly unique and gifted in their own way. They are the reason we are here and it is a cornerstone of the MSR experience for our school to function as a community where staff, board members and parents work together as partners to serve the child. We look forward to building relationships with each of you this year and are excited about the work we will do together! Thank you for being a part of our beautiful school and allowing us to serve you.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Lisa Post