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Montessori Magnet School

Montessori Magnet School

Prekindergarten-Grade 5

 

45 Tremont St., Albany, NY 12205 (click here for directions)

Phone: (518) 475-6675

Fax: (518) 475-6677

 

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Principal: John C. Powell

E-mail: jpowell@albany.k12.ny.us

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2019-20 School Supply List

 

School times

  • Building opens: 7:35 a.m.

  • Breakfast begins: 7:40 a.m.

  • School day begins: 8 a.m.

  • School day ends: 2:30 p.m.

  • After-school child care ends: 5:30 p.m.

Upcoming events

  • Wednesday, Sept. 4 -- New Family Orientation, 6-7 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 6 -- First Day of School
  • Thursday, Sept. 12 -- Ice Cream Social, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 16 -- Open House, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 17 -- Dads Take Your Child to School Day
  • Sunday, Sept. 22 -- Falcon 5K and Fun Run in Washington Park, 9:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24 -- MCC Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 30 -- No School (Rosh Hashana)

2018-19 news and information

  • Montessori helps celebrate LEADership -- Montessori Magnet School fifth-grader Jillian Katz helped the City School District of Albany and three other area school districts celebrate the end of the ninth year of the LEADership Project on June 19. The LEADership Project is an anti-gang training for fifth-grade students in Albany, Lansingburgh, Schenectady and Troy. (MORE)
  • 'Oh the Thinks You Can Think' -- First and second-graders in Pat Stone's music classes channeled their inner Dr. Seuss in a performance for family members.
  • Students greet Special Olympics Torch Run -- Fourth and fifth-graders cheered on members of law enforcement as the torch promoting the Special Olympics NY Summer Games traveled down Central Avenue.
  • Black History Month on the air -- An hour-long program highlighting our school's celebrations can be viewed during the month of June on Channel Albany(Spectrum 1301). It airs Sunday-Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m. during the month of June. The program is also available for online viewing thanks to Open Stage Media.
  • Scooterville: a favorite end-of-year tradition -- Thank you to retiring PE teacher Marianne Leung (33 years with the district, 8 at Montessori Magnet School) for another great week of Scooterville! You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • Hands on science is the best science -- First and second-graders became geologists for the day. They learned about the science, observed rocks and then cracked open geodes to find crystals inside! LINK to photos of the lesson. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • Bike to School Day -- Thanks to APD, families and, of course, our energetic student for making the ride down Austain such a success. Check out a Facebook photo album from the event. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • First and second-graders tiptoe through the tulips -- Field trip to Washington Park teaches students about Albany's ties to the Dutch flower. Check out a Facebook photo album from the visit. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • Ramadan lesson for 1/2 class -- Students learned about the Muslim holiday and the ways it is similar to the many other holidays observed by students in the classroom. Link to photos. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • Colonial Day -- Long-standing fifth-grade tradition ends with patriots winning town hall debate over loyalists. Check out a Facebook photo album from the activities. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • World Autism Awareness Day -- Students and staff donned blue to create a more inclusive world and to support their peers. A Facebook link to the photos can be found here. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • District hosts Autism Fair at MMS -- Thanks to the educators, vendors and - most importantly - families who made the 2019 Autism Fair such a huge success. Check out a Facebook photo album from the event. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • Full STEAM ahead at MMS - A glimpse into our second (of three) round of afterschool enrichment can be found here. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • Writers' Celebration in 1/2 -- Integrated English language arts and science curriculum project wows parents. Check out a Facebook photo album from the event. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • AHS theater students visit MMS -- Original series of skits help fifth-graders deal with emotions and the challenges of the teen and tween years. Check out a Facebook photo album from the performance. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • "HONK Jr." wows audience -- Congrats and bravo to the talented students and dedicated staff. Check out a Facebook photo album from a matinee. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • MMS improves justice and equality through technology -- RPI team assists students with cultural and computer lessons. Check out a Facebook photo album from a session. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • Black History month begins -- MMS kicked off Black History Month with song and dance. Check out a Facebook photo album from the assembly. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • Kindergarten Kwanzaa - Volunteers taught students about the holiday that celebrates African heritage and African-American culture. Check out a Facebook photo album from the lesson. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • Hanukkah Celebration - PK/K students learned about the history and customs of the Festival of Lights. Check out a Facebook album from the celebration. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Art comes to life at MMS - Tang Teaching museum creates masterpieces with students in grades 1 and 2. Check out a Facebook photo album from the lesson. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking "not now."
  • Day in the Life of the Hudson River Estuary -- MMS fourth graders became scientists for the day. Check out a Facebook photo album from the event. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now." 
  • Veggie stand success -- Fall is harvest time at MMS and families were able to enjoy the "fruits" of the students' labor. Check out a Facebook photo album from the event. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • Clap-In -- Drums, tambourines, chimes, applause and laughter welcomed students to Montessori Magnet this morning. Check out a Facebook photo album from the morning. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • Ice Cream Social -- It was a sweet and savory event this year at MMS. Check out a Facebook photo album from the evening. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."
  • First day of school -- The first day at Montessori Magnet School is off to an excellent start! Welcome back staff, students and families!  Check out a Facebook photo album from the day. You don’t need a Facebook account to view the pictures: A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now."

About Montessori Magnet School

One of three magnet schools in the City School District of Albany, the mission of Montessori Magnet School is to create and support the development of a responsible, culturally diverse community of individual learners through diligent work in and adherence to the Montessori philosophy and method. The school began in 1993 and for 12 years was located in the former Cathedral Academy near Lincoln Park. In 2005, the school moved to its current home -- a new building in Westland Hills equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

 

For more information about the magnet program and application process, please contact the district's Magnet Office at (518) 475-6551.

 

Absence from school

If your child is absent from school for any reason, call (518) 475-6675 during the morning and provide a written excuse when your child returns to school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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