Welcome to the Dixon Montessori Charter School Middle School website
OPEN ENROLLMENT for 2017-2018
Priority Open Enrollment for the 2017-2018 School Year closes at noon on Friday, February 10th. Enrollment Checklists are available in the school office and on the DMCS enrollment webpage. Please see the DMCS Enrollment Page to download a checklist or for more information about enrollment.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are around the corner! Conferences are scheduled from February 27th - March 3rd. See the DMCS Middle School conference page for more information.
Middle School NEWS!
Dragonfly Dinner and Auction 3/18/17
The Dixon Montessori Dragonfly Dinner and Auction is around the corner. Come join us for a fabulous evening of dinner, dancing and fun!!! This is the most important fundraiser of the year for the school. The money raised from the Dinner and Auction helps make it possible for us to continue our dedicated teaching to students at DMCS. Please show your support for the school by attending the Dinner and Auction or by donating items. Please see the Dragonfly Dinner and Auction webpage to purchase tickets and for more information.
La fecha de nuestra Dixon Montessori Dragonfly cena y subasta está cerca . Venga a celebrar una noche fabulosa de cena, baile y diversión! Esta cena es la recaudación de fondos más importante del año para la escuela. El dinero recaudado de la Cena y Subasta ayuda a que podamos continuar nuestra dedicada enseñanza a los estudiantes de DMCS. Por favor muestre su apoyo a la escuela asistiendo a la Cena y Subasta o donando artículos. Por favor, consulte la página web de Dragonfly Dinner y subasta para comprar boletos y para obtener más información.
The Deans Corner: News from Mr. Ernest!
Happy New Year!
January at Dixon Montessori is a month to celebrate hard work and determination. I want to take this opportunity to say how proud I am of all of the students’ hard work so far this year. Every day I am privileged to see the results of their efforts.
Maria Montessori was no stranger to hard work. She believed that students who worked hard at school and at home would develop skills for setting goals, mastering tasks, and elevating self-esteem. Modern psychologists agree, students who work hard at school and at home develop a growth mindset.
At Dixon Montessori assignments are called “jobs” to emphasize the work that goes into accomplishing a task. Dr. Montessori realized that children’s play is their work—their effort to master their own bodies and environment—and out of respect she used the term “job” to describe all their classroom activities. Dixon Montessori students work hard, but they don’t experience it as drudgery; rather, it’s an expression of their natural curiosity and desire to learn. At home we call these jobs chores.
Although not required by any means, chores are a natural extension of the environmental and skill level exploration we do at DMCS. Most children want to feel needed and helpful, but many today do not know how to contribute at home. If you are looking for activities at home to raise self-esteem while simultaneously teaching life skills, here is a sample list. New York Times Montessori Chore List. Every child has a different skill set, and may not be able to complete this type of chore list, but every child is also capable of working hard and giving their best effort.
Ms. Kemp sent an email this week explaining how parents can keep up with student grades and assignments on Alma. This is the easiest and best way to keep up with how your student is doing. Middle School is an important time to stay on top of student progress. They can get behind very fast, and the Middle School has a very strict late policy (helping kids to understand deadlines.) If you have any questions or problems, please contact Ms. Kemp!