Category Archives: Green School

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

Downtown Montessori Academy is pleased to announce we have engaged with site design group, ltd. for the design and build of the school playground. site design group, ltd. is an award-winning landscape architecture, urban design, and architecture firm based in Chicago. They are a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). “As…

Our Green and Healthy School

As you may know, Downtown Montessori Academy became a state certified Green School in 2007. What you may not know is what that means and why it is important to our school community. To become certified as a Green and Healthy School, the school must complete a series of assessments. These assessments were conducted by…

Students Make Cloth Lunch Kits

For the past couple of months I have had the pleasure of teaching DMA students some basics of sewing.  Miss Sara and I decided to do a project for her class in which the children created something useful, beautiful, and good for the environment. We decided on cloth lunch kits. Each child in Sara’s class…

Outpost Natural Foods Awards Lunch Grant to Downtown Montessori Academy!

We are pleased to announce that Outpost Natural Foods has generously awarded Downtown Montessori Academy a grant to provide all full-day students with a FREE, nutritious, organic lunch with locally-sourced organic milk on a monthly basis throughout the school year. Downtown Montessori Academy is very grateful for this opportunity, as this will expand the number…

Harvest Fest and Clothing Swap this Friday!

Please join us this Friday for our Fall Harvest Festival and clothing swap from 3:30PM to 6:00PM. We’ll have art projects, cider making, raffles, food and beverages! We will also have recycling stations for toner, cell phones, batteries and # 5-7 plastics. Don’t forget, this is a zero waste event so bring your own plates,…

Clothing Swap at the Harvest Festival

The Fall Harvest Festival is right around the corner, on Friday September 16th. In order to promote reusing and recycling, we are holding a DMA Uniform Clothing Swap. HOW IT WORKS: For each item you contribute to the swap, you are entitled to take an item in return. If you haven’t contributed anything, that’s no problem!…