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Barnes & Noble Book Fair – 12/11/14

Please join us on Thursday, December 11, 2014, for a book fair at Barnes & Noble, HarMar Mall, 2100 N. Snelling Ave. in St. Paul.  15% of your purchases will benefit GRS at no cost to you!  The bookfair will run all day, 9 am to 10 pm as well as online for 5 consecutive days, December 11 – 16, 2014.  Those who live far away can use their shopping to benefit GRS.

There are two ways to participate

  • In the store on December 11 – Book Fair ID #: 11497401. You will need this id at the store check out.  Click here to download and print a voucher you can use at the bookstore on the 11th.
  • On line – December 11 – 16 with or with an existing account
  1. If you are not signed into an existing account, complete your shopping online and at the bottom of the payment page during check out, enter our BookFair Id 11497401.
  2. If you are signed into an existing account, complete your shopping and click the change button in the payment section of the check out screen.  Enter our our BookFair Id 11497401 in the BookFair ID Field.   

Thanks so much! Support our Mission and Vision!

Support Great River School and public Montessori education with your donation!

2014-2015 GRS Annual Fund

Thanks for the generous support of our annual fund! We are 20% of the way to our goal thanks to wonderful support! Between now and Dec 31st, 2014, we will be sharing specific ways in which Great River students succeed as responsible, engaged, unique contributors to a better world. Your support offers students amazing opportunities to experience success as a Montessori student. Thanks for making our school so tremendously successful. Join in supporting our mission and vision!Become a sustaining supporter – the best way to give!

New Website coming soon

We are rolling out a new website at GRS in the next few weeks.  The website’s goal is to communicate why our school is unique in order to reach families looking for a school.   There will be a section of the site devoted to current families and will link to what parents need to use regularly. There will be new photos and an easy to navigate site. We are excited to share it with you!

Spanish with Language Sprout

Language Sprout Spanish classes for elementary students began towards the end of November. Using the Montessori approach, Language Sprout envisions a Minnesota in which every child is equipped with multilingualism.  All ages of elementary students are welcome with or without  previous language experience.  Classes are $10 per student per class and in session each Monday 3:15 to 4:15 when there is school.  2015 classes will resume after winter break.  Students who wish to join after winter break should contact Rebecca Hernandez at Language Sprout – please visit the Language Sprout website.

Language Sprout Information Flyer 2014-2015

Parent Education – 11/20/14

Please join us on Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 6 to 7:30 pm.

Ever wonder…

  • What does my kid do all day at school?
  • How are classes at Great River different from a ‘traditional’ school?
  • Why my kid doesn’t have a desk?
We have all asked these questions or tried to answer our neighbor’s questions about how Great River Montessori School is different from traditional education.

Attend Parent Education Night, November 20th, 6:00 to 7:30 PM to learn the answers!

  • Experience the differences between a Montessori classroom and a traditional school.
  • Participate in real classroom activities; these will model how our philosophy guides freedom and responsibility for students.
  • Hear practical ideas that encourage and allow young children to participate in freedom and responsibility at home.
  • Mentor others! If you are an experienced Montessori parent, connect and mentor parents who are newer to the experience.
  • Share tea, coffee, treats with Great River faculty and other families to end the evening.

reservation is required to have childcare, click this link to make a reservation.

Prospective Families

Want to learn more about GRS for future enrollment?  You are most welcome to join us!  Come at 5:30 pm for a short tour with a student Ambassador, then join in the program to learn more about GRS.  Please let us know if you are coming by clicking here.


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