Our school relies on donations and fundraising activities to help us achieve important goals like offering tuition assistance to families, upgrading our school facilities and purchasing classroom materials.
ANNUAL SCHOOL AUCTION
One of the annual events that parents, extended families, guides, staff and friends of our school look forward to most is our school auction. Managed by a parent-led auction team, members of the school community obtain donations of services, products and experiences for a combined silent and live auction. Auction attendees also have the chance to socialize and enjoy a wonderful catered dinner. See our Annual Auction tab for more details.
STAMPEDE FOR THE ARTS
Each year we hold our Stampede for the Arts event. Children collect donations from neighbors, friends and families or ask them to pledge an amount for each lap run. Kids love the event, and the funds it raises allow us to purchase high-quality arts materials, offer rich arts-based experiences, hold family arts-nights and develop special arts projects and installations that the entire school enjoys. Last year we raised almost $8,500 through this event.
With eScrip you can register your Credit or Debit card and earn up to 5% for our school when dining at various neighborhood restaurants. Shopping online at over 1,000 online merchants you can earn up to 16% back for the school! For more information and to register a card, please visit http://escrip.rewardsnetwork.com/
FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD
Support our school by shopping at Fred Meyer with your Rewards Card. All you have to do is link your Rewards Card to our NPO # 80670 and use it when you shop at Fred Meyer by following the link below. If you do not have a Rewards Card, you can sign up for one at the Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store. Please use this number when linking your card to our school. https://customer.fredmeyer.com/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fManageCommunityRewardsStep1.aspx
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Support our school by shopping at Mighty Nest, the school will receive 15% of your purchase. Simply click on the and start shopping!
OTHER FUNDRAISING EFFORTS
In addition, we conduct smaller fundraising activities including Dough for Dollars and Bake Sales. These funds, much like the special appeal funds raised at the auction, enable us to upgrade and improve the school facilities and materials.
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"At The Portland Montessori School, our kids learn to use buttons, tie their shoes, juice an orange, crack nuts and cut bananas, clean up after themselves, identify odd and even numbers, sew, set their place at the table, pour their own milk, understand the value of numbers into the thousands, and identify continents and countries on a map—and have fun doing it all!"
"Our son's vocabulary, spelling, reading and social skills have grown by leaps and bounds under the Montessori method."
"My wife and I can’t thank the school enough for helping not only our son, but also us as we try to provide a consistent learning environment in our home."
"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."
"The outdoor play area offered at The Portland Montessori School is by far the best we saw in the city, and is a daily source of inspiration for imaginative play for our son. It is a beautiful, secluded-feeling wonderland and the children use it daily, rain or shine!"