DMA Mindful Coloring Books Are Here!

Over 200 Unique Designs created by K-8 students!

Students at Downtown Montessori Academy worked incredibly hard to create their very own Mandala coloring book page designs in K-8th grade. Please enjoy our wide variety of designs and subject matter which highlight the unique creative genius of each contributing artist.

You can snag your own copy of this huge 200 page coloring book at our Spaghetti Dinner on May 14th for only $20!

Can’t make it to the dinner? No problem, we’ll have more for sale here in the office.

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Miss Ashley’s Class Learns Stop-Motion

Last week, with the help of a generous grant, Miss Ashley’s class participated in a research study for an up-and-coming program at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. In the program, Be a Maker: Animator, the students first designed animation reels for a zoetrope and watched them come to life. They then got the opportunity to make some incredible stop-motion videos using bottle caps. Our animation teachers even commented on how impressed they were with the way the children planned out their ideas and used trial-and-error to make some top-notch animations!
Below is a fun video the students created with the skills learned in the workshop.

Charter School Review Committee Parent Survey

DMA Parents,

As you know, DMA is chartered by the City of Milwaukee and monitored by the city’s Charter School Review Committee (CSRC). CSRC has contracted with the NCCD Children’s Research Center (CRC) to monitor the educational/academic outcomes for children enrolled in your child’s school. CRC is requesting your help in obtaining information about the quality of DMA. With your input, CRC will be able to provide a comprehensive assessment of your child’s learning experience during the 2015-2016 school year. All families will receive a paper copy of the survey at their Parent/Teacher conference this week.

All information received from individuals by CRC is kept strictly confidential. The information will be incorporated into the annual monitoring report without any individual references or identification.

CRC knows your time is valuable and thanks you in advance for your help in assessing the quality of your child’s school.

Access Parent Survey Here

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DMA Summer Camp 2016

Summer Program SignUp-Childrens House 2016_Page_1Our Montessori Summer Enrichment Program & Child Care Camp brochures are now out. If you would like to enroll your child please fill out a form and return to school by May 6.

The 5 week Montessori Enrichment Program for Children’s House students will be taught by Kim Fowler, one of our Montessori teachers. While our Child Care Camp is run by fully certified child care teachers and assistants.
For new students, this has proven to be a great way to get to know some of our staff and future classmates before the fall.

View our brochures online here.

2016 Youth Art Show

Next week Friday, February 19 is the opening of the 2016 Youth Art Show and DMA is very lucky to have 5 students exhibiting work. This beautiful show is put together by teachers and Art Appreciators and features over a hundred works of art from all over SE WI.
The opening is next week Feb 19th 5:00pm-9:00pm

Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts
19805 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI 53045

Our student pieces can be seen in the clip below at:
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