News

We’ve got all the latest announcements and accolades right here. Check in often to see what we’ve done and what we’re up to next.

2020 Best Schools
Niche is proud to recognize Monticello Montessori Charter School for achieving the rank of #4 best public elementary school in Bonneville County! This recognition came in August 2019, from Chief Executive Officer, Luke Skurman. Please view our award certificate and celebrate this recognition with us!

2020 Best Schools certificate awarded to Monticello Montessori Charter School
Therapy Animals at Monticello

Jake and Daisy are the two service dogs at Monticello Montessori. They help many students in distress and are part of the school routine, interacting with all children. Monticello Montessori has two perfect-attendance special workers who have been helping several students. Meet Jake, the Australian Shepherd, and Daisy, the Bichon Frisé. They are the ones who can calm down any child in distress. Students with specific disorders such as autism spectrum, ADHD, or suffering a trauma at home (divorce, death in the family, foster placement, etc.) find comfort and love in those animals. We invite you to take a moment to read more about our therapy dogs and watch a special news report by East Idaho News.

Idaho Falls ARTitorium
The students in Mrs.Walker's class entered a world with a perfect blend of art and technology. The students explore a virtual gallery, experience a green screen and so much more! The students had a blast and learned a lot.
View more photos from Mrs. Walker's class field trip
Learning Algebra

Mrs. Walker's class is learning algebra Montessori style. We use varying modalities to reinforce algebraic concepts. Check out the photo below.

student learning algebra
Income Determination Form

We need your help. Please take a moment to fill out the income determination form. Charter LEAs, private schools, and other LEAs that do not operate free and reduced-price lunch programs under the National School Lunch Program must acquire information about the number of students in the school whose families meet the same low-income eligibility guidelines in another manner. You do not have to fill out the form, but if you do not, our school may not be eligible for amounts of federal funding calculated using the data. Thank you for your help!

Crazy Hair Champs!

Mrs. Walker's class had a crazy hair competition. Check out the crazy hair champions!

View more photos of Crazy Hair Champions

Halloween Activity

Mrs. Walker's Halloween activity was a great success! A huge thank you to all the parents who donated goodies for our spooky graveyard. The students really showed their creativity through this project.

view more photos of Mrs. Walker's Halloween project

    Bus Drivers Wanted

    Would you like to become a school bus driver? Teton Stage Lines is now hiring. For more information call (208) 529.8036. Please see the attached flyer for more information.  

    Skittle Experiment

    Mrs. Walker's fifth and sixth grade-classes held their annual 2019 Skittle experiment, and here are some of the results. It is always a big hit with the students.

    view more photos of the Skittle Experiment 2019

    Bus Announcement

    Dear parents of bus riders, please remember you must submit changes of transportation in writing by text via the Remind.com App or by email to Ms. Canda Parker by 2:40 p.m. This gives us time to keep everyone safe by making sure that your child, his or her teacher, and the driver all know that the arrangements for your student have changed. 

    Erica Kemery, Ed.S.
    Superintendent, Monticello Montessori Public Charter School Dist. No. 474

    Parent Faculty Association Meetings

    Our PFA will be holding meetings the second Monday of every month at 4:00 p.m.

    • October 7
    • November 11
    • December 9
    • January 13
    • February 10
    • March 9
    • April 13
    • May 11

    We will appoint officers at our first meeting. We hope that you can join us!

    GATE Club

    On May 21, 2019, GATE Club ended with a field trip to the escape rooms. They deciphered codes and clues to solve a problem. It was a fun trip! They solved all of it and even beat the clock!

    Click to view more Gate Club photos
    Board of Directors Seeking Community Business Member

    Monticello Montessori Public Charter School currently has an opening for a community business member on our board of directors. Monticello Montessori is a unique, innovative school that purposefully addresses the twin problems of student disengagement and low academic achievement by creating personalized, Montessori and project-based learning environments where all students are well-known and challenged to meet high expectations. Being a member of Monticello Montessori’s board of directors provides you with a unique opportunity to:

    • Contribute to the success of the school
    • Make a positive impact on public education
    • Serve your community
    • Expand your network and meet people with similar interests

    Monticello Montessori is a dynamic organization and needs the support and input of people with experience and insight who are excited about our goals and future growth. The board meets once a month. We strongly encourage board members to make a three-year commitment as this helps us ensure an experienced and stable board. Please note this open seat is for a community business member. A parent of a currently-enrolled student is not eligible at this time.

    If you have an interest in serving on our board of directors, please contact Cheri Parker (board clerk) at (208) 419.0742.

    Kindergarten Orientation

    Can you believe that we need to start thinking about next year already? Kindergarten orientation for new students will be on May 23, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. For any questions, please contact the office at (208) 419-0742.

    Kindergarten Parent Orientation - Can you believe that we need to start thinking about next year already? Kindergarten orientation for new students will be on May 23, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. For any questions, please contact the office
    School Open House

    We will be hosting an open house on May 15, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. We will be hosting tours, teacher interaction, curriculum, Parent-Faculty Association, and more fun stuff! This is open to new students, returning students, and the public! Please feel free to invite family and friends. Thank you for being awesome!

    Open House- We will be hosting an open house on May 15, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. We will be hosting tours, teacher interaction, curriculum, Parent-Faculty Association, and more fun stuff! This is open to new students, returning students, and the public! Please feel free to invite family and friends. Thank you for being awesome!
    Robotics

    Robotics has started in our GATE Club. They are getting ready for the Arts and Engineering Fair. Check out the photos of our robotics team in action!

    Photos of Robotics team
    Rider Count Week

    Our bus transportation program needs your support March 11 through 15! To all families who signed their students up to ride the bus this year, even as occasional riders, it is important to ride the bus all next week as much as you can so that our transportation program gets support from actual numbers of our scheduled riders. The state of Idaho partially measures the support schools get for bus transportation by the number of riders counted during rider count weeks. We have many students who ride buses on different days, take different buses to and from school, or only ride sometimes. 

    Please help support our bus service by riding as much as you can, so that all scheduled students participate in this rider count week. We really appreciate your support! Thank you!

    Book Club

    Please join us for conversation, education, and cookies at our book club on February 19 at 6:30 p.m. Parents, students, and community are welcome. For more information, please check out our book club flyer. We hope to see you there!

    National School Choice Week

    The goal of national school choice week is to let parents know that they do have a choice in their children's education. This week is for the parents. No one knows our children better than the parents do. The idea for this week is to take this time and do some research to find out if your child is getting the best education suited for their learning style. Erica Kemery, administrator of Montessori Charter School says, "Many parents assume that their local neighborhood schools best option for their child. Later they learn there are different reasons to make that decision to switch schools."

    Please take a moment to read this article in its entirety on the Local News 8 website.

    Charter School has high test Scores Statewide

    The test scores are in from the Idaho Standards Achievement Test also known as I-SAT.

    We encourage you to read the rest of this news article by Esmi Careaga on LocalNews8.com.

    Monticello Montessori Adding Middle School in the Fall

    The board of the Idaho Public Charter School Commission approved the addition of 7th and 8th grades to Monticello Montessori Public Charter School.

    The efforts of expanding the school started three years ago and finally Monticello fulfilled all the requirements of the charter commission. We encourage you to read the news article in its entirety at EastIdahoNews.com.

    Singing For Peace

    Monticello Montessori recently participated in the Montessori sing for peace day. Please enjoy this video of our talented students singing for peace.