Author Archives: DMA Staff

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…

Parents as Partners Newsletter: December 2013

The key to a successful life in the 21st century comes from a good foundation in Reading.  While December is a busy time of the year it is also a wonderful time to turn off the television and carve out some quiet reading time with the ones we love the most and make happy memories….

Annual Report 2011-2012

Downtown Montessori Academy is pleased to provide its Annual Report for the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year. In this year’s report, our president and school leadership discuss the purchase of the school building, and plans for renovation. You will also find the school’s financial results and results from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. All parents should have…

A message from the Head of School

Our thoughts and hearts are with the families of those involved in the tragedy on Friday in Connecticut. We here at Downtown Montessori are reminded of our daily responsibility to keep your children safe. I want to reassure you that on a daily basis we do everything possible to keep this school safe.  We are…

YOU can help bring new technology to our classrooms!

All funds earned from the Coffee & Kringle fundraiser this year will directly support the purchase of new technology for DMA’s classrooms. Last year we raised over $2,600! Please look for a flyer in your child’s backpack today. Your generous support is greatly appreciated!

Art Blog

If you haven’t been inside of our building lately your haven’t seen all the amazing art pieces Brittany has done with the students so far this year. No worries, she has created a blog where she plans to upload photos of the student’s work and a little info about each of the pieces. The site…

Auction a Huge Success!

Downtown Montessori Academy is pleased to report that it’s 9th Annual Auction was a huge success, raising over $21,000 that will directly benefit the school. Many thanks go out to the tireless efforts of the 2012 Auction Chairs, Sean and Margery Kane, and all the parents and other members of the DMA community who provided…

DMA to Participate in National Bike to School Day!

When you think about commuting, you don’t automatically think about the call of the Red-wing Blackbird, Canada Geese floating across scenic lagoons or the sounds of reed grasses swaying in the breeze. Fortunately for me, this is what I encounter when I bike to work. When I  make the choice to bike to work, my…

Coffee Hour with Ginny

We would like to invite you to stop by the school on Thursday, December 15 after 8:45AM for an informal coffee hour with Ginny, our Head of School. We’ll have conversations about Montessori, your child’s classroom and how it all ties together. So stop by for a few minutes and bring your questions! This will…

Students Build Community Mural

During the month of November, a group of Lower Elementary students in the after school program worked on a mural project titled, “Constructing Community.” The students worked collaboratively as artists, designers, architects and city planners. Together they createad a cut paper cityscape inspired by their own communities. The mural is featured in the school entry…