Family Connections

Family Connections, the parent organization of Madison Community Montessori School, was formally organized in 2008.  Family Connections (FC) serves to support both the MCMS community and the school by hosting events designed to foster relationships among families, students and the school.

Family Connections is headed by volunteer parents/guardians who serve as Chair & Co-Chair, and report directly to the Head of School. There is a standing meeting at the school on the second Tuesday of every month, typically at 8:15 AM; all parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.  All families of currently enrolled students at MCMS are automatically members of Family Connections.

Montessori Colors Variety Show

Many FC social events are organized each year in order to foster relationships within our school community.  Events are also organized to help raise funds for projects that benefit our entire school community.  In addition, FC facilitates passive fundraising opportunities, such as the MCMS Rewards program, where businesses return a portion of a customer's purchase back to the school, with no additional cost to the customer.

All of these amazing activities take place due to the considerable amount of help from many hands within the MCMS community. There are many opportunities to contribute that time, matching the varying talents, interests, and availability of our parents/guardians. We hope that every family will feel moved to participate in a way that is meaningful.

The 2013-14 Family Connections Leadership Team:

Chair: Jen Baldock 
Co-Chair: Michelle Schoepp 

Please contact us at family.connections@madisoncommunitymontessori.org with any questions or comments.

Family Connections Events for 2013-2014

Fall All-School Potluck (October 3, 2013): A great way to start the school year, reconnect after the break or connect for the first time - MCMS families come together to share food and fun. 

Volunteer Opportunities: Sign up to bring a dish, help set up before, or clean up after

Location: Rennebohm Park; Time: 6 -8 pm

Barnes & Noble Bookfair and Sing Along (November 16, 2013): Sing along with children, family and friends and browse through specially requested books/materials for each class room - A great opportunity for community building and an occasion to build resources for your child’s class room as you kick-start your holiday shopping.

Volunteer Opportunities: Work with class teachers to obtain book lists, coordinate with store to arrange space and order books, create flyers & write TB announcement promoting event, set up tables and organize books by classroom and help clean up.

Location: Barnes & Noble West; Time: 9:30 am

Craft and Bake Sale (December 18, 2013): A long tradition in MCMS with both families & classrooms contributing crafts & baked goods to this sale 

Volunteer Opportunities: create flyers & write TB announcement promoting event, setting up, staffing or cleaning up after the sale.

Location: School; Time 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

MCMS Annual Auction (February 7, 2014): MCMS’s biggest fundraiser will be an evening, adult-only event.

Volunteer Opportunities: Solicitation of sponsors, creating flyers & writing TB announcements promoting event, setting up, staffing and cleaning up after the auction.

Location: TBD; Time 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Montessori Colors Variety Show (April 6, 2014): MCMS students & families share their talents & skills during this afternoon variety show held at Middleton's PAC.

Volunteer Opportunities: create flyers & write TB announcement promoting event, solicit information about acts from school community, organize/maintain flow of the show.

Location: Middleton Performing Arts Center; Time: 2 pm

Follow the Child Family Fun Run (May 17, 2014): A 5K and 1 mile timed run open to the general public.

Volunteer Opportunities: Map route and set up race course, design and order T-shirts, obtain corporate sponsors, create flyers & write TB announcement promoting the event, set up and maintain race website and active.com site for registration, serve as announcer prior to and during the run.

Location: Keva (Middleton); 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Picnic in the Park (June 11, 2014): Bring your own picnic and celebrate the culmination of another fantastic year together! This event follows the half-day dismissal on the last day of school. Kick off your summer with your family and friends at MCMS!

Volunteer Opportunities: Help with set-up or clean-up

Location: Settler's Prairie Park; 11:45 am - 1:15 pm