Community Parties with Openings

Community Parties at The New School Montessori are a longstanding tradition. It’s a fun way to fundraise and to get to know one another better.

The process begins in late fall when parents, staff and alumni families donate community parties as an auction gift. These parties are revealed on auction night where auction attendees have the first opportunity to sign up and donate their admission fee (for the party) to the school. Throughout the year, families can continue to sign up for parties that have openings.

Listed below are parties from the 2015 auction with openings.

To sign up for a party:

Please look through those with openings below, and call or stop by the office 513-281-7999 to reserve your spot and arrange for payment and further details.


Parties for Children

6-9 Bowling Party with Teachers

Winter bowling bash with your favorite 6 – 9 teachers! Drop your kids off for an afternoon of fun with Kristen, Catherine and Jean. Includes snacks, bowling, and shoe rental. 6-9 students welcome!

Saturday November 18, 2017
1 -3 p.m.
6-9 students
Crossgate Lanes, 4230 Hunt Road, Blue Ash
Price: $30.00 per student

Donated by: Catherine Bollmann, Jean Eschenbach, Kristen Rammel

Annex Pizza Party
After earning a reputation as the kids’ party of year, the TNSM pizza party is back with extra cheese in 2017! Laura, Nancy and Emily will chaperone a game-filled evening in the Annex with your third-through-sixth-graders. No parents allowed!

Friday, December 1, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
3rd-6th grade
The New School Annex
Price: $25.00 per student

Hosted by: Nancy Buchmann, Emily Olexsey and Laura Slanker

Gingerbread Making Party
Straight from the New School kitchen, it’s sugar and spice and everything nice when Metta, Ryonen, Lou and Jen help your kids make the best-ever gingerbread house – just in time for the holidays! Pizza will be provided.

Friday, December 8, 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
4th – 6th grade
TNSM Kitchen
Price: $30.00 per student

Hosted by: Meta Richter, Ryonen Ignatius, Jen Cabanas and Laura Boyle
Donated by: Laura Boyle, Jen Cabanas, Brent Donaldson & Ryonen Ignatius, Mette Richter

Playart Party
Have fun with art through play. Get messy while making your own paints, play dough and kinetic sand. Experiment with different art in motion stations. Play with your food by creating edible pictures too. Take home supplies and a “recipe book” to keep making at home. It’s not about the end product, it’s all about the journey there!

Feel free to drop off your child or stay for the fun.

Saturday, February 10 2018, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
ages 3-6
In the Growing Room of TNSM
Price: $25.00 per student

Hosted/Donated by: Margaret Keller, Lydia Neiheisel, Erin & Mike DeSantis

Parties for Families

Summertime Mural Tour and Street Pops Popsicles

Ever want to learn more about the artists and stories behind the public murals in Cincinnati? Join Colleen Houston (TNSM mom and VP of Programs at ArtWorks) for a summertime family focused walking mural tour in Downtown and OTR Cincinnati. The tour will visit the epic, lifelike Cincinnati Toy Heritage Mural featuring toys designed in Cincinnati including Star Wars figurines, Care Bears and PlayDoh to name a few. The mural tour will end at Washington Park with popsicle treats from Street Pops and the option to stay, play and have a potluck picnic lunch with other TNSM families.

20 E Central Pkwy
Limit = 7 families

Sunday, July 30
10:30 a.m. – Noon
Price: $40.00 per family

Donated by: Colleen Houston

End of Summer Luau and Pool Party
Pina coladas with fresh pineapple by the pool. A summer luau by a giant pool that boasts a diving board, slide, and gallons of fun. Kara and Mike Fleisch present one last Hawaiian-themed summer blowout before the kids head back to school. Don’t miss it! Delicious Eli’s BBQ is on the menu!

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
4 p.m.
Price: $50.00 per family

Donated by: Mike and Kara Fleisch

Mama Jama Pajama Party
A night just for mama’s and their daughters! Time to bond and be silly. Have fun and be frilly. Clown around. Upside down. Snacks, games, mani and pedi’s, dinner and dancing! Wear pajamas of course!

Lou Boyle’s home

Saturday, September 9, 2017
5-9 p.m.
ages 6-9
6 mom/daughter pairs
Price: $40.00/pair

Donated by: Laura Boyle, Alison Dearden

Movie Matinee at the Owl Light Theater – September 24
Calling all Roald Dahl Fans!

Fall Feature at the Owl Light Theatre: “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

An exclusive, matinee showing at the Owl Light Theater! Drop-off or stay with your pre-primary child at Colleen and Andy Houston’s cozy home-theatre/garage. Enjoy a cozy wood-burning stove, candelabras, popcorn and apple cider and Mrs. Bean’s Famous Nutmeg Ginger Apple Snaps while you take in, “Fantastic Mr. Fox” on the big screen.

Fantastic Mr. Fox, directed by Wes Anderson is a stop-motion animated comedy film based on Roald Dahl’s children’s novel of the same name. The film is about a fox who steals food each night from three mean and wealthy farmers. They are fed up with Mr. Fox’s theft and try to kill him, so they dig their way into the foxes’ home, but the animals are able to outwit the farmers.

Sunday, September 24, 2017
1 – 4 p.m.
Price: $25.00 per family

Limit = 10 families (children ages 3-6 – Preprimary and Siblings Welcome)
Hosted by: Colleen and Andy Houston

Bella Notte Spaghetti Dinner
Checkered tablecloths, candles, crusty garlic bread, crisp salad and delicious pasta with Audrey’s house made marinara.

Bring the family to our sumptuous old school style spaghetti dinner, as the Growing Room is transformed into a charming old world cafe. Wine and dine to the dulcet sounds of Robby strumming the guitar. Celebrate our community with a cozy fall evening for parents and children alike. Before dinner, families can chat together outside while the kids enjoy the play equipment and the woods.

Saturday November 11, 4 p.m.
Price: $40.00 per family

Donated/Hosted by: Audrey Cobb, Brent Donaldson & Ryonen Ignatius, Klaus & Amy Ramberg, Chris Schade

Parties for Adults

Over-the-Rhine Party
Please join our OTR resident families to celebrate part of Over-the-Rhine’s history and its recent renaissance. Kick off a late spring/summer afternoon with a private tour of two historic pre-Prohibition breweries, including abandoned lagering cellars and tunnels 30-40 feet below ground in Cincinnati’s Brewery District. Following the tour, enjoy drinks (of course, local beer) and appetizers at the Hampton house with scenic views of OTR and downtown.

20-person limit
Saturday, August 26
Price: $40.00 per person

Donated by: Lisa Cameron, Sarah Corlett, Geoff Gulley, Jason Hampton, Matt Rosen, Jen Rosen

Cameroonian Feast
Are you a foodie? Come enjoy mouth watering, taste bud popping, savory cuisine from the only place in the world they call “Africa in Miniature”. You won’t find Cameroonian food anywhere else in Cincinnati. Come prepared for a fabulous meal, smooth drinks, and amazing company at the Hyde Park home of Jessica and Ndiba Dioh.

Saturday, November 4,
6 p.m.
Price: $50.00 per person

Donated by: Ndiba Dioh, Jessica Donohue-Dioh







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