This year’s auction will take place Saturday, April 21, 2018 at The Melody Ballroom.
WHAT IS THE ANNUAL AUCTION?
For those new to TPMS community, the annual auction is a fun party where Portland Montessori School parents, grandparents, and friends enjoy dinner and bid on Silent and Live Auction items. Each class comes up with a class project that is part of the Live Auction. The class projects are truly amazing!
There are parts of the auction that you can be a part of even if you don’t attend, including purchasing and selling raffle tickets and signing up for the community easel parties.
Proceeds from the auction provide tuition assistance to make our school accessible to students who would not otherwise be able to attend. Without our auction, we would not be able to provide this funding. Additionally, each year we have a special appeal paddle raise which underwrites a specific need of the school.
"I have taught in public schools for the past ten years, including six years in kindergarten, and I can attest that Montessori is different, special, and provides an optimum setting for children's growth and development."
"Having entered our third full year at what is now The Portland Montessori School, we have been moved by not only Mr. Curt, whom Beck looks up to a great deal and thinks is the smartest person in the world, but also by the entire staff’s commitment to each child’s development."
"If it's true what Maria Montessori said, that the test of the correctness of an educational approach is the happiness of the child, then this school is succeeding beyond our wildest dreams. Both our boys are so happy to go to school and so proud of their work."
"The school community at The Portland Montessori School creates a truly inspiring environment that is nurturing and encourages independence and a desire to learn. We see the results of this in our daughter every day."
"When our son started kindergarten at The Portland Montessori School, his behavior problems stopped almost immediately. That’s because he had interesting, engaging work to do. He’s so proud to show us the work he’s done when we pick him up after school."