Parents’ Association

The Parents’ Association in any independent school provides an essential service to the school leadership and the school community. Every parent is a member of the Harborlight  Parents’ Association (HPA)

HPA organizes family-friendly events, supports the School events calendar, provides classroom level support for students and parents, welcomes new families, and informs parents about the School’s unique philosophy and programs. Volunteerism is an integral part of building a successful school community and we welcome you to become involved in a variety of ways.  

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Parent Association Coordinators

Rhonda Kaloutas

Minora Collins 

Jackie Raposo   

Stacey Chicoine  

 

Upcoming Parent Association Events

Popsicle Party                 Tuesday, September 4, 2018         3:00 pm – 4pm

After your Classroom Visit, come to the main field so your child can have a popsicle, enjoy music and art, and play with friends!

Welcome Coffees            Wednesday, Sept 5      8:15am – 9 am

After drop off, come to the Main lobby in the main building and enjoy some coffee and refreshments. It is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new families at the school!

Harborlight Day at Myopia Polo   Sunday, September 16:   Join us under the tent at the Windrush Cup.  Match begins at 3:00 and gates open at 1:30.  Pack a picnic lunch and a blanket and come watch Polo while building community with friends from Harborlight.

Parent Association Meeting       Friday, September 28         8:45am – 9:30am

See what the Parent Association has planned for the upcoming year and put forth your ideas as well! We are always looking for volunteers — any amount of help is needed and much appreciated.

Family Festival          Sunday, October 14, 2018      10am-2pm at Marini Farm

Pack a picnic lunch and come enjoy the festivities! Family friendly events will include crafts, games, music and more!

Curriculum Spotlights          Ever wonder what the Montessori works are and how they help your child learn and develop? The Curriculum Spotlights are short teacher presentations going over Montessori works and teaching concepts. Put them in your calendar so you can attend all throughout the school year!    8:45 – 9:15 am

September 13th @ 8:45am:   Experience Weeks!      Watch Video HERE 

October 25 @ 8:45am:     Conflict Resolution in the Classroom (Faculty Panel)

January 31 @ 8:45 am:   Spotlight on the Infant/Toddler Program with Hiro Sudachi

Apr 25 @ 8:45am:   Montessori Math with Heather Carnevale and Diana Norma Shafer

May 30 @ 8:45 am:   Creative Writing Strategies with Kate Dickman

 

2017-2018 CURRICULUM SPOTLIGHTS, Please enjoy videos below: 

November, 2017:  Recipe for Success:  Harborlight Through 8th Grade

January, 2018:  Language Program in Harborlight’s Upper Elementary Grades

March, 2018:  Cosmic Children: Big Questions and Big Answers

April, 2018:  Introducing Science to Young Children

 

2016-2017 CURRICULUM SPOTLIGHTS, Please enjoy videos below: 

Great Gatherings

These Gatherings focus on a shared activity hosted and paid for by volunteering Harborlight families. Great Gatherings are designed to bring people together who share similar interests, want to learn something new, or just want to have fun with their kids and friends. It is also a good way to meet someone new to the community and make a new friend!

When this year’s Gatherings are listed, simply sign up and donate the designated funds*, attend and enjoy! Once registered for an event, you will receive an email from the host with details and confirmation. All money raised will support faculty professional development. This money allows teachers to offset the cost of furthering their education. When teachers learn more, children directly benefit and their experience in the classroom is that much more unique.

Sign-up sheets will remain in the lobby until they are full. Space is limited, so come check us out early! * Payment can be paid by charging to your school account, by cash or by check made payable to Harborlight Montessori.

Great Gatherings Group

 

Rhonda Kaloutas

 

Last Year’s Great Gathering Events 

Deacon Giles Distillery GG 2018

GG- Scotch 2018

GG- Escape 2018

GG- Cake Wars 2018

GG – Pizza & Movie 2018

GG – Clay Dreaming 2018

GG – Boat Cruise 2018

 

 

 

Volunteer Parents & Grandparents

Volunteer parents (and grandparents) create, strengthen, and support the connections between and among students and adults in our community. Each classroom has a few representative volunteers who help the teachers coordinate classroom activities and foster a warm welcome to all family events as ambassadors of the School.

Parents for Sustainability

One of our goals is to effect lasting change by challenging our students to be thoughtful stewards of our planet. We are continually inspired by our thoughtful parent community to consider new approaches that can make a genuine positive impact on our School campus and community. The Green Team is a committee of students, parents, and faculty. Together they promote green practices and select programs and activities toward understanding sustainability.

Have an idea or suggestion? Join the parent association meetings or email them at 

 

For more information about Harborlight Montessori and our infant/toddler, preschool, elementary, or middle school programs, please make an appointment to visit our Beverly, Ma campus. You can contact us here