Parent involvement and volunteerism help to build and maintain a vibrant and active parent community at the OSMS, as well to create a warm, cooperative atmosphere. Parent volunteerism also sets a positive role model for our students and helps build relationships among our families. Parents volunteer 10 hours per year in many roles, including contributing in the classroom, assisting with one-time events, helping out on an as-needed basis with technical support, building and grounds, etc., or serving on an ad hoc Task Force, Committee, or on the Board of Directors.
Throughout the year, OSMS hosts activities for parents and the whole family keep everyone informed and involved.
- Parent Education Opportunities
are offered several times a year, covering various topics related to the Montessori philosophy, classroom materials, and parenting.
- Parent Observations
and Parent-Teacher Conferences
help to foster a strong bond between home and school.
- Family Event Activities
are planned throughout the year to provide opportunities for families to get together outside of school time. Past activities include hayrides, family dances, bowling parties, Parent’s Night Out (with corresponding pizza-pajama party for the children), and an ice cream social.