2016-2017 Battle of the Books Try Outs

August 21, 2016 @ 2:06 pm posted by Brycie Strother

battle of the booksWondering what is going on with next year’s Battle of the Books teams? Well, we are excited to announce the way the try outs will work for next year’s teams!

When the book list comes out next year (around September), we will choose 4 of the books from the list and start 2 Book Clubs, one for 3rd and 4th grade (day to be announced) and one for 5th and 6th grade (Thursdays after school). Anyone can join. We will read one book a week and discuss the books at a weekly after school meeting.

At the end of the 4 weeks we will have team try outs. This will include a written portion and a team battle, among other things. We will then choose the 7 students for each team.

Please feel free to email me with any questions and make sure to ask about this when we come back in the fall. I’d love to hear from you!

Ms. Holly and the Battle of the Books coaches

originally posted in May of 2016


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August 10, 2016 @ 10:10 am posted by Brycie Strother

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after school

The start of school is here!  Come join our After School Programs!  We have a wide variety of classes from Spanish to Tennis, from Chess to Crochet, from Keyboarding (typing) to Jewelry Making.  And our newest additions, Tennis Tots (targeted at Preschoolers and Kindies) and Mad Science of Colorado for grades 1-6.  We even have a few classes for Middle Schoolers, including the ever popular Special Effects Class with Mr. Sam. We offer these and many other classes on various days after school.

Sign up today to start After School Programs soon after the start of school!   We have so many classes to offer and hope your children can join us!  This session is a short one, and we plan to offer even more classes for the Fall session after Fall Break.

After School Programs Information




fall festivalOur Annual Fall Festival is just around the corner!  This is a great event for the entire family! 

The Festival starts at 3:30 right after school on Friday, August 26th.  Plan to park across the street and walk to pick up your children and head to the fun!

Friday is a “no backpack” day, so if possible have your kids leave their backpacks at home to make it easier to have fun at the Festival.  Also, while After Care is in session on the 26th, there are no After School Programs scheduled for that date.

Visit www.dcsmef.org for more information on ordering your wristbands (required for entry), tickets and a listing of events!


Back-to-School Family Photos!

Our kiddos get back-to-school pictures taken every year…. Now it’s time for a nice family photo! No reservations or sitting fees required — just show up, smile for the camera, and purchase your prints online a few days later!

Photos will be taken and uploaded to the Shoot Proof Website:
Password: DCS2016
If you would like to be notified when images are available, please register your email address at the above website. Call 1-800-516-5058 if you have questions.


Dress Code Reminders

August 3, 2016 @ 7:05 pm posted by Brycie Strother

dress code violationWith warmer weather on the way, here are a few reminders…

Acceptable appearance reflecting good taste and judgment is the key to determining what children should wear to school.  For health and safety reasons, shoes are to be worn at all times.

The following are NOT permitted at DCS Montessori:

  • Hats or bandanas (must be removed once inside the building)
  • Sunglasses (not permitted inside the building)
  • Clothing, jewelry, or any item carried by or worn by students supporting the use or endorsement of liquor, violence, tobacco, or drugs
  • Apparel that interferes with or endangers the student while he/she is participating in classroom or other school-sponsored activities
  • Clothing which exposes student’s midriff
  • Clothing which exposes the upper thigh above the extension of the finger tips
  • Clothing which reveal undergarments (such as loose fitting or shredded/punctured pants which expose undergarments, or tops with thin straps that show bra straps)
  • We discourage students from wearing flip-flops as we see a number of foot injuries caused by them each year

The decision as to the safety or unsuitability of the clothing is at the discretion of the teacher, administrator or other staff with appeal to the HOS as necessary.  While physical education does not occur every day, proper footwear is required for participation in physical education.  Failure to have proper footwear for physical education will limit participation and affect the student’s grade in physical education.

Our Colorado weather does not ensure that afternoons will be as warm as mornings. Students should come to school prepared to go out to recess, even in inclement weather.  A pair of shoes should be sent with your child on days he/she comes to school in boots.


DCS Montessori University

August 1, 2016 @ 3:08 pm posted by Brycie Strother

Parents, want to know MORE about the great method you have chosen for your child’s education? Ever wanted the “right” words for that fellow parent who rambles on and on about THEIR school’s test scores? Do you want to respond articulately about why you believe Montessori is the right choice for ALL kids?

Join us for a comprehensive six week conversation  on the WHO, WHAT, WHEN and WHY of Montessori Education!  Come to one class or come to all the classes.  It’s up to you! tempPicture1

We hope to see you here as we invest our adult learning time in the power of educating our children!  (Please note that a $10 Tuition Credit is available for Primary level Parents on a per class basis!!)

Classes are from 6:30pm-8:00pm on select evenings.  Click the link below for dates and topics.

A very limited number of child care spots are available for children 3 and older.  You will be able to register for child care using the link below.  PLEASE pay attention to the registration online – if we are full it will let you add your name to the wait list, but that means there is no room for your child at that time.  We will contact you if we have room for additional children.

Click here to register for your class!  You will be using our RevTrak program to sign up, and although you will go through screens as though you are paying – you will see your total due is $0 and you will not be charged anything for these classes, nor for the child care.




phonesOur District IT Department has undergone a major move recently.  Because of this move, schools in the District are experiencing shut downs of various programs and components.  Our phones may not be functioning at the present time.  And parents may not be able to access the Campus / Parent Portal.  Please contact us via email with any questions you might have until these issues are resolved.  Email: admin@dcsmontessori.org.  Please understand it is Summer, our staff is working reduced hours, and we may not be able to respond to your email immediately.


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