Sands Montessori Parent Organization (SMPO)
“The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.” – Dr. Maria Montessori

Welcome to the Sands Montessori Parent Organization (SMPO)

Hello Sands Families,

Last week two of our students were involved in a serious car accident

The family is in need of a great number of prayers and good thoughts as well as monetary support for medical expenses. If you would like to help, please click on the following link:

Thank you, in advance, for any support you can lend. 

Thank You Sands!

Dear Sands Families,
It is hard to believe this school year is almost over!  It has been a pleasure to serve as SMPO President this year.  Many great things have happened this year and I want to thank our parents, teachers and administration for their hard work and support.
I appreciate that Julie Ayers has worked tirelessly on behalf of our children at Sands.  Aside from her 10-12 hour days, Julie has gone above and beyond by securing $120,000 in grants for our school which... read more »

May Sands Reporter is ready

See it via the link in the right sidebar

SMPO Silent Auction Parties - (Info & Signup)

Please consider signing up online for a Sands Party.

Sands 5th Grade Boys Basketball Champions!

Coach Marlow Lawson's 5th Grade Boys basketball team won not one but TWO Championship Games on Sunday, March 9th!  GO SANDS!!!
Congrats to the team:  Ben Burton, Evan Economou, Asad Dates, Thomas Maddox, Maxwell Lawson, Peter Caley, Anthony Colettta, Etienne Acher, Issac Morris, John Cruise, Tony Alvis, Karabo Maloba, and Marcus Cook.

The March SMPO Newsletter " Sands Reporter" Available to Download

(Please download it now using the link in the right sidebar.)

*A very limited number of print copies available in the office each month

Celebrate Ohio's Montessori Education Week!!!

Governor John Kasich signed a resolution declaring the week of February 23 to March 1, 2014 as Montessori Education Week.
Click here to see the resolution.

The Sands Enrichment Program Packet

The SEP committee would like to make the SEP Packet available online this term. The cost of copying for 700+ students and the added guilt of wiping out a forest has brought us to this decision. You will still need to print the Enrollment Form and (if necessary) the Sharon McCreary scholarship form.  The Sands Office will have a small amount of hard copies available for those who do not have access to a printer.

Download the SEP Enrollment Form »

Download the Sharon McCreary Scholarship Form »

Have a wonderful winter break!
-- Cara Alpern, SEP coordinator

Strategic Financial Planning Committee Proposal

View the proposal from the Strategic Financial Planning Committee: click here.

The December edition of the Sands Reporter is available

Please click the link in the right sidebar of this site to download it.

Information on the new common core standards

Learn about this initiative »

NEW - Kroger Community Rewards program

Started May 1st, 2012. Link Sands to your Kroger Plus card today!
Learn more now »

Maybe You Should Join Sands Montessori Choir

At Sands Montessori, choir will begin again soon. All interested students are eligible to join!
See some reasons why »

"No Cost" Fundraising

Please continue to support Sands by collecting box tops, using your Kroger gift card, Target red card, etc. Find details on these and other programs »
Thanks again for supporting Sands!

An Easy Way to Get Sands Spiritwear

Spiritwear is available at school events throughout the year. 

Please choose 'Sands Spiritwear' at our Contact Form
to send a message to Jessica Ford for more information.  Thanks!

Got Suzuki?

Have you thought about “Twinkling” with your child?  Then enrolling in the Sands Suzuki Instrumental program is the first step for your family!
Read More »

Crayons to Computers

Free supplies for our teachers! You can help »

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