Author Archives: Liz Becerra

Wisconsin Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month Contest

We are extremely proud and honored to have two students from DMA receive awards for their flag designs for Youth Art Month! Stella (Ms. Beth’s Class) and Lucy (Ms. Kelsey’s class) were chosen to receive Honorable Mention awards in the Wisconsin Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month Contest. They are invited to attend a closing ceremony to receive recognition…

DMA Student Wins 2nd Place in Milwaukee Film Festival Contest

Congratulations to Matylda, who won 2nd place in the Milwaukee Film Festival Essay Contest!  She was competing against students in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade all over Milwaukee. Students were asked to write an essay about films they saw at a Milwaukee Film Education Screening. Cara Ogburn of the MFF awarded her on Tuesday with…

Old Local Tree to Find New Life in Downtown Montessori’s Playground!

A large Catalpa tree that needed to be removed from the owner’s small city property is going to find new life as a centerpiece in the “adventure course” portion of the new Downtown Montessori Academy playground. It’s an amazing way this beautiful old tree can continue to provide joy and shelter to the community even…

Playground Update

Construction on our new playground will begin in the next few weeks and our plan is for it to be completed before the start of the new school year. The total cost for Phase 1 construction (main playground and trike path) is now $171,000. To date, the fundraising efforts of our amazing parents and DMA…

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…

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…

DMA Summer Camp 2016

Our 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…

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…

Save the Date! DMA Spaghetti Dinner!

We are excited to announce we have a date for this year’s Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser. Our dinner will be on Saturday, May 14th at the Marian Center. We have a great group of parents organizing this year’s event and are excited to get started. We’ll need plenty of help not only on the night of…

Calling All Grandparents!

We need your memories! Come share your knowledge and personal memories about growing up in your generation with a collaborative project involving Mr. Micah’s class and the Milwaukee High School of the Arts. We will have coffee and sweets! Because of the attributes of this project, participants must be willing to participate in all three…