Category Archives: Students

2012-2013 Annual Report Now Available

In this year’s report you will find Downtown Montessori Academy’s updated financial results, our current Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction report card, and an overview of our exciting building renovation project this past year!  All parents should have received a printed copy in their child’s backpack, and the electronic version is available for download here….

Ms. Jenny’s Class to Buy and Donate Goat

Ms. Jenny’s class has teamed up with Heifer International and through donations will purchase and donate a goat to a family in need in Africa. On small farms, goats are often the key to a family’s survival.  Along with training and education in its care, each goat gift donation: Provides milk, cheese and butter for nourishment…

Robotics Club at DMA

We’re so excited to finally have a Robotics Club here at Downtown Montessori! Robotics is open to all students in grades 7 & 8 and is run by two of our DMA parents. In Robotics Club, “students are encouraged to brainstorm in order to find creative solutions to problems and then develop them through a…

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….

A Note From a Former Parent…

Since our integration of an adolescent program in 2007, we have prided ourselves in keeping track of each and every student graduating from Downtown Montessori. Our very first DMA graduate will be starting at Alverno in the fall and we couldn’t be happier. While the student below did not graduate from DMA (our school only…

DMA student receives handwritten note from Vice President Biden

  A lower elementary Downtown Montessori Academy student wrote a letter to Vice President Biden, which the Vice President responded to with a handwritten note, as detailed in an article picked up by local news and the Associated Press. “Dear Vice President Biden, I have a great idea to help make our country safer, better and…

DMA Releases Series of Montessori Videos

If you are a part of our Facebook family then you may have already seen some of our promotional video shorts showcasing DMA. We’ve already uploaded a few to our site on our new Videos Page, but you can expect to see more in the next few weeks.     

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…

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…

Why Your Child Should Read 20 Minutes a Day

Hi Parents, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Mrs. Barb Rankin and I am the new reading specialist here at Downtown Montessori. I received my teaching and reading license along with my Masters in Reading-Language Arts from Cardinal Stritch University. I have been teaching for about 22 years and bring to this…