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Wed. 11/23 - Fri. 11/25

Give Thanks!

MPS Reads (great book suggestions here!)
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The MAM Digital Art Gallery!

This gallery will be continuously curated as the year progresses.
MAM Website
MAM Calendar

Greetings MAM Community,

November is Native American Heritage Month. I invite you and your family to review the following resources, lessons and discussion materials provided by the National Museum of the American Indian, a Smithsonian institution.

Harvest Ceremony, Beyond the First Thanksgiving

Rethinking Thanksgiving Celebrations: Native Perspectives on Thanksgiving

I am thankful (this month and always) for the ability to learn and unlearn and to question and for opportunities to gain new and different perspectives. Practicing life-long learning, in real time, and in front of our children is one of the most valuable (and FREE) gifts we can give them.

Since I am expressing gratitude, I have a few more thanks to offer in this, the last Weekly E of November:

Thank you to our children/students, staff and families who made our school such a welcoming place for Mrs. Bosworth to serve as our APIC/acting principal in-charge while Mr. DiCarlo was out on his medical leave.  It is a tricky dance to show up in another school community for a short term gig; Mrs. Bosworth served dutifully and willingly. Thank you, Mrs. Bosworth!

We heard that Mr. DiCarlo is (thankfully!) doing very well and is excited to return to MAM (as anticipated) on Monday, November 28th.

Thank you to the MAM Community for really turning up for kids last week for the MAM Fund’s Fall Giving week and thank you to Jasper the Jaguar for coming out to celebrate!

Thank you to our students and staff for an adorable day-before-break PJ DAY!

I do hope your next few days are filled with friends, family, relaxation, growth and gratitude.  

-Ms. Jenni

Mrs. Bosworth & Ms. Brenda on PJ DAY.  Credit: Ms. Jessica                 
Jasper the Jaguar celebrates Fall Giving Week! Credits: Kelsey Molinari


The annual Boswell Book Night is just around the corner!!

MAM Book Night and Community Shopping Event

Sunday, December 4th 3-6pm 

Boswell Book Company 2559 N Downer Ave.

Guest readers!

Shop for classroom gifts, teacher recommended titles AND MORE!

Boswell generously donates a % back on purchases to be used for books to stock our MAM Community bookshelves and new this year we will be sharing our book credits with some other Milwaukee Public School classrooms!

Don't miss it, open to the public, so bring your book (and more!) buying friends!

There will not be refreshments at the Boswell event this year; we encourage families to enjoy the many local dining and beverage establishments within the neighborhood surrounding out school.

We need some volunteers to serve as Guest Readers, Greeters and Gift Wrappers!

Volunteers are wanted - sign up to lend a hand!

Kick Off MAM's Shop Local Weekend
Friday, December 2nd at Little Monsters!
Friends and Family Shopping Day
Friday, December 2nd, from 11AM to 5PM

On Friday, December 2nd, Little Monsters will donate 10 % of all their sales to Maryland Avenue Montessori School/MAM Fund.

Little Monsters is a local children’s boutique that carries clothing (sizes infant thru 10), toys, accessories, books and so much more … even candy! They have a little something for everyone. You will always find a variety of special items that they are happy to wrap for you, free of charge!

Little Monsters is a local family owned business, located just on the westside of school.

Friday hours are 11AM to 5PM.
For questions or more information, call MAM Mom Stephanie  212 920-9102 or Little Monsters 414-964-2323.

Please share this with all of your friends and family!!!

Little Monsters . Children’s clothing, toys and accessories. 

Owner Andie Zacher

2445 N. Farwell Ave. (414) 964-2323.
Upper El Dance: DID YOU KNOW?
Since October, MAM Upper El students have been sharing their gym time once each week (thanks Coach Melissa!) with the 
Danceworks' Mad Hot Rhythm program. ALL Upper El students are expected to participate in dance classes and those that want will have the opportunity to participate in the Danceworks Mad Hot Rhythm city-wide competition in April 2023 (date TBD). Check out these short videos to learn more about the 3 dance styles in this year's program (NOTE: these videos share information about the dance styles the students are learning, they are NOT the choreography for this year's program): The students have all seen these videos, so they might delight in watching them with you. I also encourage the students to practice outside of the once-a-week in-school classes; one of the BEST ways to practice dance is to teach it to someone else! Consider having your Upper El dancer teach you, a sibling, or another family member/friend some of their dance moves 😊.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the Danceworks' Mad Hot Rhythm program.
Ms. Joelle
It is NOT TOO LATE to give to the MAM Fund!  There is still a donation MATCH on the table, so please remember to donate if you have not already!

Matching for Maryland

Through the generosity of several MAM families and community businesses, all donations to the Maryland Avenue Montessori Fund during Fall Giving Week will be matched up to a pledged amount. No amount is too small! Invite your friends and family to support our school as well, and they will be happy to know that their efforts will have a double impact!  If you are interested in becoming a matching family, please contact the fund at


Here’s how you can make your tax deductible donation:


  1. Online (preferred!): click on the DONATE button on the MAM FUND webpage at 

  1. Check: Return a CHECK made out to MPS Foundation with memo MAM FUND to school in the provided envelope.

  2. Triple Match: check out the attached non-exhaustive list of Milwaukee area companies that match donations - perhaps yours is one of them!  Check with your employer if you don’t see them on the list, they still may provide a match.  If so, your donation could be TRIPLED!

    Many corporations feel a sense of responsibility to give back. The following corporations have either direct giving programs, foundations, sponsorship programs, in-kind donations, product donations, volunteer programs, or matching gift programs.

    If you don’t see your company on this list, but believe it should be, please let us know so we can share it with the community! If you aren’t certain, check with your HR department!


Thank you for investing in our children and our teachers! 


In gratitude,


The MAM Fund Board


Heather Black

Kelsey Molinari

Amy Turner

Tyler Abderholden

Chelsea Matson

Eric Strom

Danielle Ewald-Finn

Angelique Fehr

Alicia Mohn

Thea Watters


Jaguar Sports Spot -

Click here for information.  Hard copy forms can be picked up in the office as needed.

Please contact our Sports Director, with questions. 
Ms. Nacole

Milwaukee Recreation Weather Hotline

What to do when your student is absent from school-

Always call the attendance hotline and leave a message # 414-906-4800, even if you have informed the classroom teacher.

State the nature and date(s) of the absence.

If you are keeping your student home as a precaution to monitor Covid-19 related symptoms, please state that on the message on the attendance line.  

Extended Learning Opportunities is pleased to offer a variety of tutoring opportunities.

Families are able to request virtual tutoring services (via the link below) to utilize at home with students. It is essential that the request is submitted by the parent/guardian, as parents will be notified about approvals and next steps via email. Requests are accepted first come, first served on a rolling basis and are typically reviewed and approved weekly.

If you have further questions about virtual on-demand tutoring, please contact Cathy Montemurri, ELO coordinator, at 414-475-8256 or

Register here:

The Montessori Advisory Committee (MAC) needs your thoughts, ideas, and voice. Join us to help strengthen Montessori education in Milwaukee. Be part of a committee working to make MPS a global leader in Montessori practice.

Meetings are 5:30–6:30 p.m. one Monday every month at MPS Central Services, 5225 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208. Meetings are held in room 206–208 unless designated as a virtual meeting. Everyone is welcome at all meetings.

Upcoming Meetings

December 12, 2022

January 9, 2022

February 13, 2022

March 13, 2022

April 17, 2022

May 8, 2022

June 12, 2022

If you have any questions, please do hesitate to contact us at or visit our webpage at

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