Latest News 01/26/18

Spirit Wear – 2/2

Spirit Gear, including tee shirts, hoodies, jackets and pullovers as well as the car magnet (shown above) is available to order!


Thanks to parents Elizabeth Herger and Rachel Rodden, we have new Williams Montessori stuff to show off our school spirit.  Spirit Gear is available to purchase online through our new Cheddar Up account system.

The samples of the 1/2 zip pullover and jacket are in the office if you’d like to check them out.

PTSO Meeting – 1/30

Tuesday, January 30th from 6:00-8:00 pm is the next PTSO meeting at Leroy Fox 1616 Camden Road in Southend.  Come find out what’s going on at Williams Montessori!  There are many opportunities for parent involvement or just come to support our school.  All are welcome.


Amazon users, consider using Amazon Smile for your purchases and select JT Williams as your charity of choice.  This will help us raise funds for our PTSO.  Click this link and click the Amazon Smile icon and follow the prompts.


Please remember to submit all of your boxtops by Friday February 23rd. This will be the last submission for this school year and goes out on February 28th.  Students should turn boxtops in to their classroom teacher.  Every little bit counts and does add up when they are all collected.  Thank you for helping our school!

Community Parents  

The Community Parents have received feedback that some families are not receiving email notifications from the PTSO regarding gifts and classroom needs.  If you have not received emails from the community parents and would like to be included, please contact Jessica DeLing to confirm your correct email address.  We are so grateful for your support.

Club News

Soccer Club

Soccer club is moving forward. We have 12 kids who reached out to us and we are getting everyone registered for Charlotte Jr  Soccer by the February 1 deadline.

If you haven’t already contacted me and you would like to play, you have until the deadline to sign up with Charlotte Jr soccer and include Williams Montessori as your school and Jake Whittle as your coach.

Let me know so we can add you to your our contact information for soccer communication.

It would be great to have a few more players.

Practice is planned for at school from 4:30-6:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games are on Saturday at different fields around Charlotte.

Contact Dara Whittle if you are interested, but do it soon.

If you are already on our soccer communication please make sure you register your child with Charlotte Jr Soccer by Feb 1 or else you will not be able to play on the Williams team.

Robotics Club

The Robotics and Technology Club next meeting will be February 5th after school from 4:15-5:00 in the media center. Students have been contacted through their CMS gmail accounts and are encouraged to join our digital Google classroom. Members explored tech websites during the snow days and shared out their interests surrounding industry tech advancements.

Again, our next club meeting will be February 5th after school! We will decide which time works best for the majority of the group, be that before or after school. Mark your family calendars for our R&T Club dates this semester:

February 5th: 3rd Meeting

March 5th: 4th Meeting

March 19th: 5th Meeting

April 16th: 6th Meeting

May 7th: 7th Meeting

May 21st: 8th Meeting

Please feel free to contact Ms. Monica or Mr. Doug with questions or suggestions!

Yoga Club

The Yoga Club jumped right in to a 90 minute Power Beats class at Yoga One on Central Ave. The goal is to visit different studios to learn a variety of yoga styles, but for now we are enjoying our club discount of $5 classes at Yoga One (and the heat is welcomed in this chilly weather!). The goal is to practice together twice per month on a weekend day; please email Ms. Mindy if you would like to participate.

Angler’s Club

We got one nice weekend afternoon of fishing in before the cold front moved in, and are looking forward to getting back in the field as soon as the weather warms up! Please email Ms. Mindy if you would like to participate.

Peer Leaders Club

Peer Leaders is on a roll, and has created amazing group norms to guide their work. They planned a super fun Spirit Week, with a Twin Day, Sports Day, Time Period Day, and Trailblazers Day!  This crew has so many amazing ideas in the works that align to the goal of enlivening the spirit of the school, so stay tuned for more info!  Peer Leaders meets every other Friday at 8:00 in the Media Center.  Please email Ms Mindy if you would like to participate.

Mountain Bike Club

Practice will be Saturday, January 27 from 1:00-3:00 pm at Renaissance Park, meet at the baseball fields, not the tennis courts.   Contact Mark Dombroski.  Print and sign the waiver to participate.

Tuesday Bicycle Commute


The Tuesday Bicycle Commute will meet at Dunkin’ Donuts, 1831 South Blvd for the next couple of rides.  Meet at 7:30 am for a 7:45 am departure.  The route through uptown takes approximately 45 minutes and is 6.5 miles each way.  Return in the afternoon to Dunkin’ Donuts by about 5:00 pm.  Upcoming ride dates are 1/30, 2/6.  Contact Heather Ruckterstuhl for more details.

We’re working on plans for a new route through uptown Charlotte that includes a couple pickup stops for riders living in the Elizabeth neighborhood as well as the Plaza Midwood neighborhood.  Potentially interested riders should contact Heather Ruckterstuhl.

Wednesday Walk Throughs – 2/21, 3/7, 3/28

Interested to know what Secondary Montessori looks like in action? We have added more Wednesday Walk-Through dates to satisfy the demand for interest in our school!

Sign-up for a Wednesday Walk Through, students will guide you through an introductory community meeting as well as take you on a tour of our new campus. You’ll get to see our campus as well as observe Secondary Montessori in action in several classroom environments. The visit will end with a Q&A session where students, current parents, and staff members will be available to answer questions about our school.

Sign up for a Wednesday Walk Through here.

Co-coaching opportunities

The Ultimate Frisbee team is looking for a co-coach to help coach with Tom Parks.  Contact Tom for details about this opportunity.

Like Williams Montessori on Facebook to keep up on current events and happenings.

Join our parent discussion group on Facebook

Check out our website,

Photos needed for Yearbook and Historical Purposes

Teachers, staff, students, parents, guardians:

Upload your photos at this link. Since this is a general folder for all uploaded photos from multiple people, please rename them before you upload so we know what they are from. It’s super easy and quick to do from your computer or phone!

We are still missing photos (and videos) from the following events for Williams Montessori from first semester.

  • 9th grade intersession camp
  • 9th grade rites of passage
  • 9th grade intersession (any other activities or events)
  • Miscellaneous classroom and during the day school photos
  • November Open House event
  • Wednesday Walk-throughs
  • Upper El student visits to WM
  • Mountain biking practices
  • Tuesday Bike to School
  • Volunteer events (ex: Pop-up Market)
  • Various clubs or student activities
  • Other

Upcoming Events

1/27 – MTB practice

1/30 – Tuesday Bike Commute

2/2 – Spirit Gear deadline

2/3 – MTB practice

2/7 – Early Release Day

2/21 – Wednesday Walk Through

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