Weekly news and notes from Head of School Marie Dugan
CELEBRATIONS! January 30 and February 8
There is so much to celebrate this year! We are in the process of preparing for two important 50th anniversary events and we hope you will join us for both of them! On Thursday, January 30 at 11:15 a.m., all 236 students and their teachers will gather in the gym for our annual WMS birthday celebration. The official date of incorporation by the state of Delaware for the Wilmington Montessori Association was January 31, 1964. Each year, we celebrate our school's birthday with the children, but this year will be extra special!
By now, you should have received your invitation to our celebration for adults on February 8 at 7 p.m. It will be a night to remember, and we truly want everyone to join us. Please contact me directly if you want to be there and need help with the cost. Some people are volunteering to help that night in exchange for a limited numbers of tickets. Tickets and other details are available online at www.wmsde.org/50years. Reserve yours today - space may be limited!
As I mentioned last week, one of the highlights of the evening will be the debut of our new film. Our children and staff members play a big part in the film, which is being produced by the video production company the Kitchen. 50th Anniversary committee member Brad Wason (class of 1996), who designed the Kitchen's logo, helped us make the connection with this talented group of filmmakers. We expect many former parents and former students to be with us that night, along with our current families and staff. We will also launch our important Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future campaign. Expect some exciting surprises! Most of all: please plan to be with us.
Speaking of new campaigns, check out our new advertising campaign: "Today's Learners; Tomorrow's Leaders." The first ad, featured in the January issue of Delaware Today magazine as well as Delaware Today's Ultimate Guide to Delaware, is below. We will share this on our Facebook page - help us get the word out about WMS by reposting and sharing with friends!