School Events

School Events

Throughout the school year, MSP and the MSP PTO host several events for our school community. Events range from a Fall Festival on campus to Gala off campus, which includes an art show, auctions and catered dinner. Students perform throughout the year, including putting on winter performances and end of the year ceremonies. Middle School students present projects and plays in conjunction with their studies. MSP’s open-door policy invites parents to visit the classrooms at any time. We also host special times for parents, such as Moms’ Week, Dads’ Week, Family Nights, and Grandparents’ Day.

Fall Festival

Fall Festival is a yearly fundraiser.  This Saturday family event includes games, a toy and book exchange, food, and entertainment.  Tickets for booths are sold and the proceeds contribute to PTO funds.

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Fall Festival is a chance for parents to volunteer and families to enjoy games, food, and talent show.

Gala

Started in 2008, in honor of the school’s 30th anniversary, Gala has become the PTO’s biggest fundraiser. There is a silent auction with items ranging from massages to condo rentals.  Each classroom creates art pieces for a live auction.   This adult-only evening event is a great chance for parents to socialize.

Gala Solicitation Letter

gala table
Gala takes place at an off-site venue for an evening of art, food, and fun.

Mini-thon

Every year MSP students participate in the Mini-thon.  For this fundraiser, students run laps for pledges.  The MSP Mini-thon tradition includes tie-dyed shirts, a potluck “feast”, and ribbons for each student.  Middle School students help at both campuses with setting up the running routes and counting laps for students.

Head of School, Maria Mitkevicius, gets support from students as she ran in the 2010 Mini-thon.

Student Art Show

Started in 2016, the MSP Art Show happens on the Montessori Drive campus and allows students, families, staff, and friends to see artwork on display from every child in the school.

At the 2017 show, attendees were invited to leave messages for the artists.  Here are some of the “fan mail” comments that were left:

“Dear Students, Your artwork is stunning!  All of your hard work and dedication shines through.  You all should be very proud of yourselves.  I know I am!  Love, Your Art Teacher”

  • “The water looks like it’s moving.”
  • “I felt happy looking at your art.”
  • “Your art looked so hard to do.”
  • “Your art looks very 3D.”
  • “I liked your Frank Stella inspired art.”
  • “I am so inspired by your art.”