Welcome to Seward

The Seward Plant Sale is on! Order your plants in advance from sewardplantsale.myshopify.com!

The Parent Teacher Association is comprised of volunteer parents who work together to strengthen and support the education and community of Seward Montessori. Our primary support activity is to raise funds for the many important activities at Seward that contribute to your child's experience beyond the classroom.

Comprehensive District Design Updates

  1. Proposed Design (Click Menu, then Proposed Design) (Minnpost and the Star Tribune also offer good summaries)
  2. District's presentations on Design (Scroll down the page)
  3. Instructions for providing feedback for May 12th meeting
  4. Contacts for school board members
  5. The "Engagement Report" tab is now the closest thing to a Frequently Asked Questions document - See the "District Response" entries after each finding
  6. Financial details, to the extent they have been provided, appear only in this somewhat hidden presentation

Notes: The above is a lot to wade through. For Seward, it would mean the loss of the Middle School and the (still Montessori magnet) K-5 program expanding up to the third floor (following extensive remodeling). Pre-K would remain, at half-day. Current students (up to 5th grade) could remain at Seward. Nearby Anne Sullivan would become a STEAM magnet and remain a K-8. Dowling would become the community school for the area around both.

The Board currently plans to press ahead with CDD consideration, leading up to a vote on May 12th. There is a petition to stop this, but note the district has to do something to balance the budget, and delay might mean implementation of "Model 1" (see below), which closes some schools and reduces busing.

Archives (those still relevant):

  1. CDD Models Presentation (Models begin on p. 12) (The Star Tribune also offers a good summary.)
  2. A critique of the elimination of K-8 schools
  3. Frequently Asked Questions

Notes: The elements in common to Models 2-5 are the most likely to be implemented. The models are still evolving. The District HAS to change something, it can not continue as it is currently. Time frame for reaching a final plan is currently late March.

What's New at Seward

Seward Plant Sale Starts March 23!

That's right! The Seward Montessori plant sale is starting up, Monday, March 23. What a great way to support Seward Montessori and get your perennials and annuals purchased in time for planting. Proceeds from the plant sale go to supporting curriculum enhancements at Seward Montessori. Order at sewardplantsale.myshopify.com.

Posted Sunday, March 22, 2020

Share the Love at Pizza Luce

Come share your love of Pizza Luce (2200 Franklin Ave E, Minneapolis, MN) and Seward Montessori on March 9, 2020 for lunch or dinner and 25% of the proceeds from your purchase will be donated to Seward Montessori!

Come support Pizza Luce AND Seward Montessori and eat some delicious pizza. Simply show up and tell them that you're "sharing the love for Seward Montessori."

Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Read Around! - Powerful People

The annual Seward Montessori Read Around is well under way! This year we are bringing back some old favorites and trying a few new things to further encourage your child to read.

  • Middle schoolers will have a reading cafe once again in Natalie's room over the recess hour if they choose to do instead of going outside.
  • Camp Read-a-Way will be February 24 - 28 (we actually set up tents in the Media Center).
  • Last day of the Read Around is Flashlight Friday. Kids can bring in lights to help read in the dark.

New this year: Middle school will be tracking the program electronically and will have weekly raffles.

The end will be celebrated with a waffle party! The top ten readers will go on a field trip to BoneShaker Books.

Posted Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

Seward Montessori Roundtable

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 5:30 - 7 pm. Seward Montessori PTA and Site Council host their monthly community roundtable meeting at Seward Montessori.

Read Around is happening at Seward Montessori and our topic for the evening will be literacy.

A light meal will be served and childcare is available for children over the age of 3.

Posted February 7, 2020

Seward Montessori Roundtable

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 5:30 - 7 pm. Seward Montessori PTA and Site Council host their monthly community roundtable meeting at Seward Montessori.

Principal Tammy Goetz and Assistant Principal Meghan O'Connor will speak on Minneapolis Public Schools' Comprehensive District Design plan.

A light meal will be served and childcare is available for children over the age of 3.

Posted December 23, 2019

Seward Montessori Roundtable

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 5:30 - 7 pm. Seward Montessori PTA and Site Council host their monthly community roundtable meeting at Seward Montessori.

Macarre Traynham will be presenting her final part in a series titled.....

A light meal will be served and childcare is available for children over the age of 3.

Posted November 26, 2019

Super Saturday!

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8 am - 2:30 pm. Seward Montessori will be hosting Super Saturday, a winter-welcome event that supports Seward Montessori programming and PTA.

Shop handmade goods, see student work, or grab a bite at the bake sale.

This event is supported by the Birchwood Cafe.

Posted November 26, 2019

Join us for a community potluck!

Thursday, September 20, 2019, 5:30 pm. Seward Montessori will be hosting its annual fall potluck to welcome new and old families to the school.

WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS to help place and hand out food! If you are interested, please contact volunteer@sewardmontessori.org.

Click here for more information about the potluck.

Posted September 4, 2019

A welcome back letter from Tammy Goetz, Seward Montessori's Principal.

Click here to view the letter

Posted August 21, 2019