Welcome to Seward

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.

What's New at Seward

Upcoming Seward Montessori Roundtable and PTA Meetings

Seward Montessori's December Roundtable meeting has been moved to December 3, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Roundtable meetings take place on Zoom and can be accessed by clicking here.

The original scheduled date conflicts with the start of Hanukkah. The December PTA Meeting has also been rescheduled to December 1, 2020 at 8 am. The December 1 PTA meeting will take place on Zoom and can be accessed by clicking here.

Posted Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

Seward Montessori Roundtable Meeting

Seward Montessori's November Roundtable meeting was held for parents on Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 pm. Click on the image and link to view the recording of the meeting. Roundtables normally take place the second Thursday of the Month at 6:30 pm on zoom. We will be rescheduling the December Roundtable for the first or third week of December.

Posted Friday, November 13, 2020.

Seward Montessori Roundtable Meeting

Seward Montessori's October Roundtable meeting was held for parents on October 8. Click on the image and link to view the recording of the meeting. Future Roundtables will all take place the second Thursday of the Month at 6:30 pm on zoom. The next roundtabe will be November 12.

Posted Thursday, October 8, 2020.

Seward Montessori Roundtable Meeting

Seward Montessori's October Roundtable meeting is at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 8. Click on the image and link to view the recording of the meeting. Roundtable meetings are a great way to meet other parents and hear about goings on at Seward Montessori from teachers, administration, and volunteers.

Zoom Link

https://zoom.us/j/4578006016?pwd=ZmZOazlCdHRmdHllSWQxaGY1OFBlZz09

Passcode: roundtable

Posted Monday, October 5, 2020.

Children's House Meet Up

Have a child in Children's House (Kindergarten) this year? Come meet your fellow parents at this year's Children's House parent meet up at 6:30 pm on Friday, September 18. We usually meet (and hug) over coffee the first day of school. Instead this can give us a chance to ask questions and meet some new faces. You can join at:

https://zoom.us/j/4578006016?pwd=ZmZOazlCdHRmdHllSWQxaGY1OFBlZz09

Passcode: roundtable

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2020.

Seward Montessori Roundtable Meeting

Seward Montessori's first Roundtable meeting was held for parents on September 17. Click on the image and link to view the recording of the meeting. Future Roundtables will all take place the second Thursday of the Month at 6:30 pm on zoom.

Posted Thursday, September 17, 2020.

Seward Montessori Roundtable Meeting

Seward Montessori's first Roundtable meeting for the 2020/2021 school year is this Thursday, September 17, at 6:30 pm. Roundtable meetings are a great way to meet other parents and hear about goings on at Seward Montessori from teachers, administration, and volunteers.

Zoom link removed.

Posted Friday, September 11, 2020.

Seward Montessori Open House

Make sure to stop by Seward Montessori either Wednesday or Thursday for an opportunity to pick up learning kits, devices, and school supplies. The Open House will be held outdoors. Don't forget your masks!

Last name beginning with A - L: 3:00 - 4:00 pm; M - Z: 4:00 - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday, September 2: Pre-K, Kindergarten, and E1

  • Thursday, September 3: E2 and Middle School

An Important Message from Tammy Goetz for Children's House (Kindergarten) Families

Many families may have found out that School Messenger did not deliver information on your child's placement in their Children's House for the upcoming school year at Seward Montessori. View and download the welcome and registration letter from Tammy here.

2020/21 Registration

Last name beginning with A - L: 9:00 - 11:00 am; M - Z: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

  • Elizabeth's class: Tuesday, August 18

  • Ellen's class: Wednesday, August 19

  • Cathy's class: Thursday August 20

  • Lori's class: Friday, August 21

Posted Thursday, August 17, 2020.

Site Council Meeting - August 14, 2020

A recording of this Site Council meeting is available here. Please contact the Site Council co-Chairs at sitecouncil@sewardmontessori.org with any questions.

Posted Thursday, August 17, 2020.

Comprehensive District Design

  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. Contacts for school board members

  4. Financial details, to the extent they have been provided, appear only in this somewhat hidden presentation

Notes: For Seward, this plan means the loss of the Middle School and the (still Montessori magnet) K-5 program will expand up to the third floor (following extensive remodeling). Pre-K will remain, at half-day. Current students (up to 5th grade) could remain at Seward.

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

Posted Thursday, August 6, 2020.

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