Photos: Teacher Appreciation Week 2015

Dr. Driver stopped by the Craig Montessori staff meeting Monday morning.

This week, as Milwaukee Public Schools celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week, we recognize the hard work and many talents of our dedicated teachers who influence the hearts and minds of our young people every day.

Join MPS in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

This week, as Milwaukee Public Schools celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week, we recognize the hard work and many talents of our dedicated teachers who influence the hearts and minds of our young people every day.

As part of MPS’ weeklong celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, Dr. Driver, Superintendent of Schools, produced a video message to express her gratitude for the hard work teachers do every day to prepare our students for life-long success. Click the video below to view.

Families are encouraged to post photos and notes of appreciation to the MPS Tumblr account at milwaukeemps.tumblr.com.

Signs of appreciation for use by students and families are available here:

Thank A Teacher

4th and 5th Grade Basketball Team League Champions!

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Congratulations to the coed 4th and 5th grade basketball team on their championship win this past weekend!

PTO Book Fair

The PTO Book Fair will be held in the school library from 4:30 – 7:45 PM on Thursday, February 26th and Tuesday, March 3rd during parent-teacher conferences.

Chess Club

The chess club meets weekly on Tuesdays in the library. Competition occurs on a regular basis with Coach Zimmerman and Coach Petri.

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Black History Program

This year’s black history program was a success. The event involved students from all grade levels. Thank you to everyone who assisted with the program. A special thanks to Ms. Cynthia Bettine, Craig Montessori School’s choir director. You efforts are greatly appreciated!

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, February 26th and Tuesday, March 3rd from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Meetings have been scheduled through your child’s teacher.

Jump Rope for Heart

Jump Rope for Heart begins on February 24th! Donations for research to prevent heart disease can be brought to school and turned in to the physical education teacher, classroom teacher or office. Thank you!

Comet Time – Tutoring for Elementary and Adolescent Students

Math tutoring will begin on Wednesday, February 11th from 4:00 – 5:00 PM through March 25th. Reading tutoring will begin March 5th through March 26th from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. Students have been selected by their teachers and permission slips are required to participate.

Mad Hot Tap and Ballroom Participation Begins for 4th – 6th Graders

After school tap and ballroom classes will begin February 10th for ballroom and February 11th for tap. All 4th – 6th grade students that signed up for tap or ballroom dance and completed the required forms may attend. Professional dancers from Danceworks will provide the lessons.

Ballroom – Tuesdays and Thursday from 4 – 5:15 PM

Tap – Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 – 5:15 PM