Author Archives: lmcanerney

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet Katie Ibes – October 9

As you know, the GRS Search Committee began searching for a Pedagogy Leader for the school in January 2014.  Through an extensive national and international search, a highly-qualified candidate has applied for the position for the 2015-16 school year.  We are pleased to present Katie Ibes, current Montessori Consultant to GRS, as candidate for the Pedagogy […]

Harvest Festival – Saturday, 9/27

The weather forecast promises a great day for our Annual Harvest Festival, this coming Saturday, from 4 to 6:30 pm.  Please join us for stone soup, games, face painting, pumpkin decorating and your opportunity to purchase items from the A2 Fall Key Experience on the farm including: potatoes wooden crafts (including Little Free Libraries) felted […]

August Events

Family Teamwork Events Students who want community engagement hours and families who want to pitch in and support a great start to the year, please join in our family work days!  Please RSVP so we can plan effectively. Saturday August 16th and 23rd, we will gather and complete projects (painting, installing, landscaping, furniture moving) in […]

Fall Orientation & Materials Lists

There is lots of summer left, but fall planning is happening at school all summer. We look forward to welcoming new and returning students and families. Fall Orientation will take place at 6:30 pm as follows at GRS during the last week of August: Elementary – Monday, August 25 High School (Adolescent 2 & 3) […]

Big Canoe Kids Club

All new for 2014-2015  -  Big Canoe Kids Club Great River School is excited to offer a fun, safe place to enjoy before and after school Monday through Friday.  The new Big Canoe Kids’ Club Program is taking applications for students ages 6 – 12.  Registration is available during the registration process coming in early […]