January 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am posted by Brycie Strother

The DCS Fine Arts teachers would like to invite all students to participate in the 4th Annual DCS Montessori Arts Festival! This is an opportunity for our school to showcase student talent and creativity through an arts and crafts exhibit, literary competition and a performing arts talent show! We utilize professional judges who award 1st -3rd place in each category. A flyer was sent home about the Arts Fest in your Friday Folders before the Winter Break, and now it’s time to register to perform your talents and enter your art pieces.
This year the funds raised from the festival will go toward the purchase of a keyboard for our music program. There is a charge of $5.00 per entry (this is the main source of our funds raised for the festival), however, if you are unable to pay this amount, please email us.
Students may also choose to donate their submissions for a silent auction, which also raises funds for the festival.
Categories will be judged within grade levels of Primary, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary and Middle School. Ms. Lorraine and Mr. Sam will have the rules and regulations for each category.
Deadlines are fast approaching – for Literary Arts the deadline to register and submit your writing is next week Wednesday, the 17th of January.  For all other categories, the deadline is Friday, January 26th.  You can submit as many entries as you wish. Perform your dance on Friday, and also submit your sculpture! Just be sure to register here for each entry .

Questions?  Please email us at ArtsFest@dcsmontessori.org.



Location:  DCS Montessori School Main Campus

Admission $5.00 per family or $1.00 per person, cash or check made out to DCSM

Performing Arts & Art Gallery:   Friday, February 2nd 6 pm – 9 pm

Art Gallery:  Saturday, February 3rd  9:30 am – 12:30 pm

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aspCome join the Winter Session of our After School Programs!  We have a wide variety of classes from Martial Arts to Tennis, from Fencing to Bricks 4 Kidz, from Soccer to Exploring the World of IT.





Save in a few easy steps…

  1.  Buy gift cards from DCS Montessori
  2. Pay for your gift cards through PrestoPay (very similar to PayPal)
  3. Use the gift cards for your own purchases as well as to give as gifts


We sell gift cards for HUNDREDS of national and local retailers.  They’re the same gift cards that you buy at the store.  Do you shop at Whole Foods or King Soopers?  We have those cards!  How about Starbucks or Safeway?  Yep!  Click here for a list of retailers, restaurants and more who sell their cards – all you have to do is order them.

We will credit you for 50% of the Rebates you earn.  We post these credits twice yearly.  While most families earn between $10 and $200 annually, one of our families earned over $400 in rebates in just 6 months!  Incredible!

This may sound confusing, but we promise it’s really quite easy once you start.  Please let us help you start saving today!  Email brycie.strother@dcsdk12.org and Brycie will be happy to explain further.

Read more on our Scrip page and start saving today!


This program is available to all DCS Montessori families – you can save on your tuition and class fees!


Parent Book Club

November 13, 2017 @ 7:08 am posted by Brycie Strother

Welcome to our Parent Book Club.  Check out our schedule and planned book list.

The book group is open to all to all parents, grandparents, community members, staff and anyone with an interest in reading and discussing books geared toward the Montessori methodology, parenting, children’s education and other related topics. Members are welcome to pick and choose which books they want to read and there is no required attendance at the meetings. You can even join the discussions without having read the entire book (you’ll still get a lot out of it)!

Next Meeting:  Monday, December 11th, 7-9pm at The DCS Montessori Library

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown available on Kindle, Audible and print and also through Douglas County Libraries. Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It’s about courage. In a world where “never enough” dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It’s even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there’s a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena—whether it’s a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.

Sheila Wolfe, DCSM Curriculum Director

720-531-3311 ext 7206   sheila.wolfe@dcsdk12.org


Working on your Taxes?

January 8, 2017 @ 8:17 am posted by Brycie Strother



Our Tax ID number is #84-1412032.

For Preschool, Kindergarten and Childcare Tuition and other Fees: Remember to log into the Campus Portal, click Fees, and print out your statements.  You can print a statement for any year needed.

For Summer Camps and After School Programs:  View the  Instructions to Print Tax Statements through Parent Portal  This will get you a statement for your Summer Camps and After School Programs.

This is not to imply that any of these fees are tax deductible, this is for you and your tax professional to determine.

Have you made donations this year?  Donation to DCSM Tax Form     MEF donation receipt



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