Many have asked if we have special requests from teachers. The answer is yes!
Requests for materials or program opportunities are included in the “Wants-n-Wishes” Campaign wish list. You may sponsor a request by designating this in your donation to the campaign. Sponsors will be recognized with a listing on our website.
World Geographical Map $500
History and Geography are the daily dialog for students in Middle School. An easy, up-to-date reference map will make teacher-students discussions easier and come alive. (Middle School) Click here to sponsor this item.
Biology Science Enhancements $1,500
Biology, like most sciences, is hands-on. Most of us learn best when we are actively participating in a “topic.” These materials will help students achieve a broad, conceptual understanding of biology as they are introduced to scientific ideologies and concepts that not only shape the biological world, but also shape humans. It stresses the integration of ideas, making connections that form our understanding of the living world. (Middle School) Click here to sponsor this item.
Outdoor Fitness Equipment $75,000
Older children still love to play and stay active while outdoors. Imagine an outdoor playscape environment featuring a variety of activities specifically suited to the developmental needs of
Junior II and Middle School students. This type of equipment will provide students with physical activities and also keep them engaged, motivated and challenged. We have lots of ideas and would like to meet with you to discuss our interests. Contact Marsha Stencel. (Junior II and Middle school) Click here to sponsor this item.
Give Teachers the Gift of Learning $15,000 (shares of $500)
Consider making a difference in the life of a teacher — the possibilities are unlimited! Each year, the teachers’ request for professional development opportunities exceeds $15,000. Last year, teachers were able to attend conferences and workshops in specific fields of interest through the generous Gifts of Learning given to teachers. This year, several teachers have expressed interest in researching more about learning and the brain. Click here to learn more about the conference. Other conference interests include iPads in Education, NJMAC Annual Conference, AMS Annual Conference, NAIS Annual Conference, and many others. Questions? Call Marsha Stencel. (All Teachers) Click here to sponsor this item.
Bring the Animal Farm to the School $800
Working with animals will teach children responsibility and promote good character and integrity. Research has shown that children who have been exposed to farm animals from a young age tend to better listeners, do well in school, and develop integrity and compassion above their age level. Kafka Farms brings the farm experience to our students. Children can see, touch, and feed farm animals right here. (Toddler-Primary) Click here to sponsor this item.
Sponsor a Teacher Education Seminar August 2013 $5000
Dr. Joyce S. Pickering is a 40-year Montessorian, speech and hearing pathologist, and learning disabilities specialist who has devoted her life to addressing the needs of students with learning differences. Currently, Joyce is executive director emerita of the world’s largest private school for children with learning differences. PCTE would be interested in hosting Dr. Pickering for a teacher and parent education lecture here at Princeton Montessori School. (All Teachers) Click here to sponsor this item.
Infinity Room Carpeting $2500
Communication and research activities are more fun in an acoustically sensitive classroom. After using the Infinity room for two years, we have determined that carpeting will help make this a more useful and enjoyable environment. (Junior II and Middle School) Click here to sponsor this item.
Junior II Fraction and Geometry Materials $500
Arithmetic deals with shape, space, numbers, and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols. Children in Junior II have an intense interest in fractions and basic geometry. These materials and storage shelves will enhance their math lessons. (Junior II) Click here to sponsor this item.
New Tables for Junior II $3000
Our Junior II program needs an upgrade of the student tables. Teachers have selected tables that accommodate individual work and can be easily moved for small and large groups. These tables will provide comfort, quality and durability for years to come. (Junior II) Click here to sponsor this item.
School Cameras $1500 (shares of $500)
Teachers love capturing special moments as children explore and discover, as well as creating digital portfolios of students and sharing pictures with parents. Your donation will purchase high quality cameras and charging adapters for a specific program. (All Programs) Click here to sponsor this item.
iPad Initiative $12,500 (shares of $2,500)
This year, our 8th grade (Level 3) students began using iPads in the MS curriculum because of a generous donation from Anton and Sally Kuppek last year. The Middle School teachers would like to expand the possibilities by increasing the number of iPads in the program, purchasing peripherals (charging stations, ear buds, cases, etc.), acquiring apps, and additional iPad training for educators. The iPad offers educators diverse methods for delivering instruction, engages students in learning. and assists the students in up-to-date ways of scheduling time, managing their work, presenting, reading and researching. (Middle School) Click here to sponsor this item.
Environmental Science In-Residence Consultant $7500
We have the space, the teachers have the interest to add to their curriculum options, now help us bring an “in-residence specialist” to engage the children in environmental learning experiences indoors and out. Science “happens” all around us every day, and there are endless opportunities to invite children into the wonders of science. Our increasingly technological society will need citizens who have received far more advanced instruction in science and technology than most of us received when we were in school. Even children who don’t want to become physicists, chemists, engineers or computer technicians will need some knowledge of science and technology to conduct their everyday lives. These sometimes messy, sometimes wet and always interesting experiences are designed for Primary, Elementary and MS Students. (Primary, Elementary, Middle School) Click here to sponsor this item.
Sport Outreach Adventures $4000
Donate to the Extended Calendar Adventures for the Elementary Students in March and June. Teachers would like to extend the curriculum to include Golfing in the spring and Tennis & Ice Skating in June. Students will learn basics of each sport or be placed in appropriate level for their experience. They will enjoy an art experience and be bussed to a sport each day. Pizza will be served on each extended calendar day in March, May and June. (Hey, Mom — you don’t have to prepare a lunch!) This may be worth more than you think! (Elementary Extended Calendar) Click here to sponsor this item.
Imagine, Create, and Design $1000
Imagine gifting the Toddler teachers the possibility of refreshing their class art and practical life activities. The teachers invite you to do just that. Each teacher would cherish the possibility of considering different choices to do and play with your child. (Toddler Program) Click here to sponsor this item.
Computers, software, charging station $25,000
Using computers at the Junior II level enhances students’ research capabilities, peaks their inquisitiveness and builds their creative writing skills. The teachers integrate technology into the Junior II curriculum just as they integrate books and pencils. The Junior II program needs computer updates to allow students appropriate access to essential information along with improved systems and software tools. (Junior II) Click here to sponsor this item.
Would you or your company consider sponsoring a child to enjoy the joys of the SummerQuest program this summer for a family in need? This is a win-win situation for the recipient and for the Princeton Montessori School students and teachers. Consider reaching out to give the gift of learning, fun and community to a deserving child. Contact Marsha Stencel for more information. (Children ages 3-9) Click here to sponsor this item.
Operetta Sponsorship $10,000
Celebrate with us at the 25th Annual Operetta. This is a unique opportunity to sing, perform and dance experienced through a 2-week Opera immersion which allows the students “live and breathe” all things opera. A professional choreographer and artistic specialist join the group to make this a once in a lifetime experience for the children. The evening performance for family and friends is magical. Each year new sets, adjustments to the lighting, props, costumes, t-shirts and other technical backstage work is needed to produce this Opera. Partial sponsorship: Family is recognized as an Opera Sponsor in the program.
Full sponsorship: Family receives 6 front row designated seats in addition being recognized as an Opera Sponsor in the program.
Junior I, Junior II or Primary 3rd-year T-shirts (with donor name on the shirt), $500 each program; Spotlights and lighting, $1000; Videographer, $1000; Costume and Sets, $1000; Artistic specialists, $2000; Choreographer, $2000; Costumes and sets, $1,500 Click here to sponsor this item.
Off-Campus Field Trips $5000 (Shares of $500)
Teachers find that off-campus trips add to their curriculum. These visits provide a social experience, promote independence, foster practical life skills, and provide additional depth to aspects of the curriculum. Give your child’s program this addition to enrich their program opportunities. (Elementary & Middle School) Click here to sponsor this item.
Primary Geography Materials $1000
Through sensory experience and the use of imaginative stories, children in the Primary program learn about their physical world. They can touch a sphere and compare the shape to the globe. They build landforms and fill forms with water. These hands-on activities build memory by physically engaging in the concepts of geography. Your donation allows teacher to enhance their geographic curriculums in music, clothing, animal forms and maps. (Primary Program) Click here to sponsor this item.
Spanish Immersion Materials $1500
The Princeton Montessori School Primary program offers group lessons each week. To expand this opportunity of learning Spanish, teachers wish to integrate Spanish to a broad range of day-to-day activities by developing activities that children can do throughout the week in their classrooms. This donation provides teacher resources to develop Practical Life to Sensorial, from language to math, in Spanish, and thus naturally increase the vocabulary in their new second language. (Spanish Program) Click here to sponsor this item.
Sandbox Overhead Cover Named by YOU $7500
The children love to dig and build in this creative space but need to have protective cover from the sun. Unfortunately, the winds of Hurricane Sandy took down our sand box cover. We would like to have a more permanent cover constructed similar to the existing one near the classrooms. Honor a teacher with this gift! Your family name in honor of your child’s teacher will be mounted in the main corridor will be added to the plaque in the corridor hallway. (Primary Program) Click here to sponsor this item.
Toddler Playspaces and After School Enrichment $1500
Climbing, building and dreaming are favorite activities for the Toddlers. The teachers invite you to make a donation to enhance the outdoor and after school equipment. Leave it to the teacher’s imagination to enjoy selecting the perfect activities! (Toddler Program) Click here to sponsor this item.
Outdoor Fitness, Play and Beyond $2500
What to do on a cold or rainy day? Adding indoor activities will allow the teachers to expand the fitness choices for children at each level – for rainy days and any day. Did you know that table tennis has amazing health benefits? Not only is it entertaining and fun, but when played regularly it improves reflexes, hand-eye coordination and balance, while toning and strengthening the core muscles and improving cardiovascular health. Sponsoring this “wish” will provide students with indoor fitness items such as table tennis, air hockey, parachutes, and accessories. (Primary-Middle School Programs) Click here to sponsor this item.
Infant Resources $500
The Infant teachers have some ideas to that will spark the interest of the youngest and fill the desires of the oldest. They would like to refresh their environment with some new materials they will purchase or make. Give them the opportunity to tickle your child’s fancy! (Infant Program) Click here to sponsor this item.
Reference Books $1000
The Montessori curriculum is complimented with reference books by the many authors whose work enhances the interesting areas of the curriculum – history, botany, art, geography and science. The teachers request a donation that allows them to find the perfect books for their classroom. (All Programs) Click here to sponsor this item.
LEGO® Education Academy Training $2000
The LEGO Education Academy offers professional development programs for teachers to learn about teaching robotics to children ages 5-14. Educators experience a motivating approach to teaching, learn to facilitate rather than direct classroom learning, and discover how to encourage students to take a more active role in their learning. Bringing this program to the classroom is a perfect way to combine discovery, physics, science, technology, engineering and mathematics into a fun learning experience. (Primary and Elementary Teachers) Click here to sponsor this item.
LEGO Robotics Construction Sets $1500
The LEGO® Education WeDo Robotics Construction Set is an easy-to-use set that introduces young students to robotics. Students will be able to build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as language and literacy. (Club, After School & Extended Calendar) Click here to sponsor this item.
Give Life to our Gardens $250 per class
There is nothing closer to the child’s interest than watching then sharing the food and flowers grow that they plant, water and nurture. Our gardens are blessed with the love of helping hands from parents and teachers but need to be refreshed with bulbs, seeds, gardening tools and hoses. We would like to put in two new planters near the Primary playground and one in the Toddler playground. (Toddler, Primary and Elementary) Click here to sponsor this item.