skip to main content
Cornerstone Stepping Stones News 10-16-20 - English
Posted On:
Friday, October 16, 2020

Dear Families,

I hope the last two days has been a nice respite for all of you.  The staff had a very productive time, planning for the coming weeks, preparing for conferences, and engaging in professional development.


Parent Partnership - Monday!

We are delighted to offer a Parent Partnership event this Monday, October 19, on Parenting Your Elementary Child.  Click here to join the meeting at 5:30pm.  From Liesl:

Click here for a link to a 20+ minute video for you to watch prior to our Parent Partnership event on Monday evening. 

My hope is that this video gives us some common ground from which to begin, and to which we can refer during our conversation and activities on Monday. 

Click here for a link that contains a brief activity to do in preparation for Monday, which I explain at the end of the video. 

I'm looking forward to being in conversation with you!


Material Pickup

The next material distribution for distance learning will be next Friday, October 23, between 11am and 5:30pm.  If you need an early morning pickup on Monday the 26th, please let us know.  Thank you so much for coming to collect these materials every two weeks.  We are working hard at getting more Montessori materials in the children’s hands, and these distributions give us an opportunity to lesson plan and prepare without overwhelming the children and staff.


Fall Conferences

Conferences are coming!  These are such an important time for you to share with your child’s guide their successes this fall.  You will also be able to schedule a time with our specialists:  Amber (math), Cynthia (ELL), Megan (literacy), and Suzi (special education).  Please click here to sign up for a spot on October 29-30.  Please note conferences this fall will be conducted by Zoom and there will be no school those days.  If you need help registering, contact Daylin at or 651-774-5000.


Request for Volunteers

As part of our effort to get more Montessori materials to your children, we would appreciate assistance with creating these materials.  If you’re able to do some handwork over the next few weeks, please let us know!  Bags and instructions will be available for pick-up with the next work packet this coming Friday.


Parenting Support Group

Minnesota Community Care is offering a virtual parenting support group for families with children ages 5-11.  There are two upcoming sessions:  October 22 at 8pm and October 29 at 10am.  Email to reserve your spot.


Box Tops

If you are collecting Box Tops, please turn them in when you come on Friday to pick up materials.  We appreciate your support!


Stay warm this weekend!


View all Latest News