Mercy Montessori School, a private, independent Catholic Montessori School in Cincinnati, OH

“It is the child who makes the man, and no man exists who was not made by the child he once was.”

-Maria Montessori

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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Poetry and Pumpkin Pie

A literary tradition that has taken place in one of Mercy’s 6-9 classrooms for more than a decade is an afternoon of poetry reading, followed by pumpkin pie. Parents and siblings of students in Melissa and Noreen’s lower elementary class enjoyed a stellar … Continue reading

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Grandparents’ Days

Our 290 students hosted 410 guests during November’s Grandparents’ Days. A favorite of all ages, it was a pleasure to host the grandparents, grandfriends, and other adults who spent two wonderful mornings with their favorite Mercy students. Each day begins in the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Feast a Long-Standing Kindergarten Tradition

Mercy Montessori’s extended dayers (fondly referred to as “splendid dayers”) celebrated their Thanksgiving Feast, with great glee, the Friday before the holiday. After spending a month studying the Pilgrims and Native Americans, as well as attending a field trip to the Imago … Continue reading

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Pentel International Art Exhibit Field Trip

Mercy Montessori students have participated in the Pentel International Art Exhibit for close to 20 years, with many gold, silver, and bronze medals acknowledging their artistic talents. An annual competition juried by an international panel in Japan, the exhibits are showcased around the … Continue reading

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Mercy Soccer Players Show their Talent at the Grothaus Tournament

The 31st Annual Grothaus Tournament took place at Finley Ray Park in Milford, Ohio the first weekend in November. Congratulations to all of our Mercy soccer players for an outstanding performance. Of our eight teams, six advanced to Sunday play in the … Continue reading

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Mercy Students Support the Children of Ronald McDonald House

Steve’s upper elementary circle completed a community service project benefitting the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati; they organized an all-school collection of extra Halloween candy from trick or treating. The Ronald McDonald House offers housing and support to the families of youngsters receiving medical … Continue reading

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Ecolab Ready for Winter

On Saturday, November 2nd, the Ecolab received attention from the Berger, Heitkamp, Kodas, Plush, Randolph, Salyer, Shroyer, and Spears families. Lower elementary teacher Noreen Sullivan volunteered to arrange and help with the work. While adults and older children did most of the heavy … Continue reading

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Another Wonderful Falloween

Mercy’s Falloween, an annual fall favorite for preschool and lower elementary students, took place at Parky’s Farm this year. Parent Celeste Morgan coordinated the festivities, which were underwritten by the Mercy Montessori Parents Association. The new venue offered wagon rides, animal experiences with goats and … Continue reading

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Parent Education Coffees a Great Way to Start Your Morning

The first in a series of four Parent Education Coffees for preschool parents began in October with Yvonne Reissig’s presentation of the Montessori philosophy. Scheduled for 9:00 am in the dining room, the coffees offer an opportunity to meet other families, gain a deeper … Continue reading

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Children Love Parent-Child Work Nights

Montessori students love to demonstrate their skills during Parent-Child Work Nights. On October 3rd Mercy’s lower elementary classrooms were full of busy children and engaged parents, many of whom had a chance to learn educational concepts in a whole new way. These … Continue reading

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