Parent Community

Our vibrant and active parent community helps to create a warm, cooperative atmosphere and sets a positive role model for our students. Parents volunteer a minimum of 10 hours per year in many roles, including committee work, classroom support, grounds and maintenance, and technical support.

Throughout the year, activities for parents and the whole family keep everyone informed and involved.

  • Parent Education nights are offered several times a year, covering various topics related to the Montessori philosophy, classroom materials, and parenting.
  • Parent Observations and Parent-Teacher conferences help to foster a strong bond between home and school.
  • Family Event activities are planned throughout the year to provide opportunities for families to get together outside of school time. Past activities include hayrides, family dances, bowling parties, Parent’s Night Out (with corresponding pizza-pajama party for the children), and an ice cream social.

2014-2015 Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

Cheryl Ellis, President
osms.president@gmail.com

Leslie Saylor, Vice President
osms.vicepresident@gmail.com

Christine Sprunger, Treasurer
osms.treasurer@gmail.com

Meghan Devinat, Secretary
osms.secretary@gmail.com

School Committees (*denotes a current board member)

Buildings and Grounds
Tucker Densley* & Tami Ferriauolo
osms.building@gmail.com

Communications
Mary Lee Dixon*
osms.communications@gmail.com

Community Events
Meghan Devinat* & Tedessa Doff
osms.events@gmail.com

Finance
Christine Sprunger*
osms.treasurer@gmail.com

Fundraising
Alizah Holstein* & Odessa Holt
fundraising.osms@gmail.com

Grants
Karl Treen
grants.osms@gmail.com

Head of School Search Committee
Wynter Kelly
osms.search@gmail.com

Strategic Planning
Sam O’Connell*
osms.strategicplanning@gmail.com

Technology
Joshua Ellis
technology.osms@gmail.com

Additional Board Members:
Barry Pahlavi
Daniel Woodward
Jeremy Woodward