Final Newsletter! 6/6/18

Yearbooks are IN!


This yearbook came out so cool!  It’s one hardcover book for both middle and high school and middle school starts on one side and high school starts on the other side. It is $35 and there are a limited number of yearbooks still available if you’d like to buy one.  Payment options are, OSP, cash or check made out to ‘Williams Montessori’. Purchase yearbooks in the office.

Our Campus Pets Need YOU!

(and time is running out)

 Please sign up to take Baron the bunny for a week this summer:

Baron Von Bunbun

 Water the garden and take care of the chickens:

Water and feed the chickens

 Please sign up to take Mello the guinea pig for a week this summer:

Contact Ms Patti Taddio

Seeking 2018-19 PTSO Leaders

 The Williams Montessori Parent, Teacher, Student Organization (PTSO) needs your help to support our school in 2018-2019.   Please consider taking a role in next year’s leadership team, or stepping up your efforts to participate in some way.

Available PTSO leadership positions for the 2018/2019 School Year:

  • President Elect – Serve on the PTSO Executive Board in 2018-19 as support/ back-up to the President; serve as PTSO President in 2019-20. Act as a point of contact to elementary school liaisons.

  • *CRITICAL NEED* Treasurer Elect – Serve on the PTSO Executive board in 2018-19 as Assistant Treasurer, helping the Treasurer collect and disburse money, run reports, etc.; serve as PTSO Treasurer in 2019-20

  • Fundraising Coordinator – Investigates opportunities for and coordinates PTSO fundraisers outside of Invest in Secondary and Retail Loyalty programs

We always need additional help for all our teams – let us know if you are interested in helping with Campus Beautification, Staff Appreciation, Parent Ambassadors (that’s Open House/ Wednesday Walk-throughs, etc.), Social Events, Community Parents, Sports, or anything else you want to help with!  Please review our PTSO Leadership descriptions for more information about any of these teams.

For more information, contact Trish Sheridan.

Williams Montessori Directory 2018-2019

Please take a moment to fill out contact information for next school year here:

Campus Beautification Day – August 18

Head back to campus a little early to help make it more beautiful for next year.   Saturday, August 18, come to Williams ready to get a little dirty. Get kids started on service hours early.

Spring Intersession 2019

We were so excited to meet with all rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders on June 1st to distribute and review a letter with important info pertaining to next year’s Spring Intersession.Students also met with their specific Intersession groups on Wednesday, June 6th. Please review this letter with your child and reach out to the specific Intersession guide with any questions you may have!

Counselor News

Lunch & Learns:

 **If you submitted interest to be a featured professional for Lunch & Learns this year, know that Ms. Bethani will be using that same list to coordinate our Lunch & Learns next year (which will run on a two year rotation to cover each of the 16 different career pathways). If you did not submit your name and information, but would like to speak about your career, please use this link to do so.

The school counseling website is updated monthly with information for parents and students, including a “What’s Up This Month?” page. There is scholarship information, college planning information, mindfulness, and a career page, which features a different career every month. We post helpful videos, once a quarter, which relate to careers. This is also one option for requesting an appointment with a counselor. Check it out!

Girls Soccer  

Girls Soccer is coming to JT Williams! Depending on the level of interest and the number of players registered, we may end up with both a middle school and a high school team. Spread the word – soccer open to all girls at JT Williams Montessori! Practices begin in August. For more information, please contact Jill Goodrich and send player name, player grade in the Fall, parent name and email.

Jill Goodrich

704.577.0271 (cell)

704.544.2065 (home)

Sports Planning 2018-2019

We are beginning to plan some opportunities for sports at our school next year.  No, we are not getting CMS organized sports, but we are putting together a variety of sports that can be played on campus, after school, and will include opportunities for all students.  Dara Whittle, PTSO Sports Coordinator, along with Coach Franz, our Williams Physical Education and Health teacher, will be working with students and families to organize club sports for our Williams students.   So far we are planning for Middle School girls and boys soccer , Middle School girls field hockey, MS/HS co-ed golf, MS/HS co-ed volleyball, MS/HS Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee, MS/HS Co-ed Mountain Biking. There will be a combination of teams organized through local leagues and sports “clinics” set up on campus throughout the year.  If you have a student that is interested in starting a new sport, they should communicate to Coach Franz,  who will help them seek out other students interested in playing that sport.  If you are a parent who is interested in coaching or have a connection to someone interested in coaching, or would like to lead a sport planned for next year, or would like to propose leading a different sport, please contact Dara Whittle at or call/text me at 704-930-8107.  It will take dedicated parents willing to help drive an alternative sports program at our school to make sports at Williams a success.  I strongly encourage parents who have kids who are passionate about a sport or parents who are well connected in the Charlotte sports scene to step up and help us get this program going at Williams.  We have an amazing campus so let’s use it to help keep our kids physically fit and help build community through playing sports together.

Mountain Biking Camp

Shawn Gentry is offering Mountain Bike Camp for students interested in mountain biking.  Shawn is a friend of Mountain Bike Club coach, Mark Dombroski. This camp is a great option for those interested in mountain biking and/or interested in joining William Montessori’s MTB Club this fall.  As an added bonus, Luca Hischen-Dombroski WM rising 11th grader and skilled mountain/road biker, will have a chance to co-coach this camp.

 CLT MTB CAMP is Charlotte’s first mountain biking-specific summer day camp for young riders ages 9-12. The camp is brand new, launched this year by Shawn Gentry and his 10 year old daughter Matilda. CLT MTB CAMP offers 6 different week-long camps at either Col. Francis Beatty Park in Matthews, or North Mecklenburg Park in Huntersville where riders will learn 15 different MTB skills and maneuvers in addition to: bike games, team-building, trail stewardship, bike maintenance, trailside repairs, basic first aid, physical fitness, nutrition, and more! For more information and to register online, Save 15% when you use promo code, JTWSM15.

Bike Commute – Two Wheel Tuesday

Williams Montessori Two Wheel Tuesday had our last commute of the school year with Clean Air Carolina’s Mary Stauble.  Mary got us equipped with airbeam monitors to measure particulate pollution along our route.  As it turns out, in the morning, the particulate pollution along our route is almost all green zone (which is really good!). Special thanks to Charlotte Cadieux & Douglas Andre Welton for joining us on this morning commute.  Bethanie joined us in the afternoon-strangely there were no pictures taken. Thank you to our riders for a great year of bike commuting! We’ll see you in the fall for our next commute.



Please continue to collect boxtops over the summer!

Harris Teeter

Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to  JT Williams Secondary Montessori.  We are #1430. Up to 5 schools can be linked to your VIC card.  Harris Teeter requires that you sign up each school year.

Williams Montessori Photos

Upload them now before you forget!

Parents, teachers, staff, students–I am sure you’ve all snapped a few pictures at some point this year. Every picture is valuable! Please take a moment to upload any you may have so we have as many as possible in our archive for this historic inaugural year of the first Public Secondary Montessori School in North Carolina.

Please use this link to upload. It’s so easy and quick, why not do it now before you get sidetracked. (If you can, please send a message to Karen Aman so they can be labeled and filed correctly.)


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Upcoming Events

6/8 – Field Day

6/8 – Last Day of School

6/15 – Report Cards mailed to students

8/18 – Campus Beautification Day

8/27 – First Day of School


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