is a Kansas 501-C-3 Not-for-Profit Corporation under the operative
organization, Friends of Montessori Association. The property and
business of the corporation is controlled and managed by a Board
of Directors consisting of 9 current Highlawn parents and 1 to 3
members of the community who are not Highlawn parents. The purpose
of the Board of Directors is to support and promote the educational
goals and objectives of Highlawn Montessori School consistent with
the philosophy of Maria Montessori and the standards established
and administered by the Association Montessori Internationale.
The Parent Council organizes all-school events including
Open House, Parent Education, and Fundraising. Volunteers are needed
often during the year. All parents are automatically members of
the Parent Council. Everyone is encouraged to become involved.
The Parent Council organizes several fundraising projects
throughout the year. These projects help to pay for renovations,
improvements to the school, and the purchase of Montessori equipment
for the classrooms. The fundraising activities of the Parent Council
help to keep tuition costs low and help build a spirit of community
in the school. We encourage you to participate.
At various times during the year we may schedule
Parent Work Days to help keep the building, grounds, and equipment
in excellent condition. Parents have washed windows, painted, provided
lawn care, made teaching materials, repaired equipment, etc. This
proves to be not only cost-effective, but fun. When workdays are
scheduled, please respond.