The New School Montessori Calendar


Kindergartners to Green Acres
Dec 16 @ 4:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Kindergartners are going to the Green Acres Farm in Indian Hill to learn about the winter solstice. They have discussed many traditions of the holiday event, including singing and dancing around the Scandinavian yule log, and they have tasted yule cake.

Please make sure your child is dressed warmly on Monday with snow boots, mittens, coat and hats as the presentation is outdoors. Our chef, Audrey Cobb, will be packing a lunch for the kindergartners to eat on their adventure to Green Acres.



The New School Montessori Rocks @ Northside Tavern
Jan 26 @ 12:00 am – 7:00 am

TNSM Rocks Logo jpgThe New School Montessori has put together an event to raise funds for their scholarship program while showcasing its talented and dedicated staff, its healthy, chef-prepared lunches with vegetarian options, and its musical parents.

The evening begins in the front room of The Northside Tavern featuring various members of the staff who belong to professional musical groups outside of their roles at TNSM.

The spotlight will first be on preprimary teacher Robby Lewis who’s known as Rob Lazer, with his band LZRPNY followed by internationally renowned musician Baoku Moses who has led a drumming program at TNSM’s after-school clubs for many years.

Enjoy light snacks provided by TNSM’s cuisine team -Audrey Cobb, former owner/chef of Mullane’s Parkside Café, and her assistant Ryonen Ignatius.


At 9pm, head to the back room to help raise funds for TNSM’s Scholarship Fund by participating in Live Band Karaoke, led by TNSM parent Paul Brumm.

The whole event will culminate with a proper Rock ’n’ Roll show hosted by the bands of TNSM parents Brent Donaldson of Smasherman and Kristen Kreft of The Perfect Children.


7pm: The New School Montessori Staff Happy Hour Music and Food

9-11pm Live Band Karaoke Fundraising Experience

What is the Live Band Karaoke Fundraising Experience?

As described by the Urban Dictionary:

Skareoke /skarē-ōkē/when someone turns in a song on one’s behalf at a karaoke bar, without either one’s consent or knowledge of the song choice

STEPHANIE: Let’s skareoke tonight.
RUSS: Okay, I’ll turn in a song for you, and you turn one in for me.
STEPHANIE: Sounds good. Just no Lady Gaga, okay?
RUSS: As long as you don’t do Michael Bolton for me?

Fund Raising List:
$10 a song
$20 to get out of singing said song
$50 “Double Dog Dare” = One MUST sing said song

Let the games begin!

Kindergartners to Cincinnati Ballet @ Cincinnati Ballet
Jan 30 @ 4:45 pm – 8:00 pm

ballet_optAs part of the kindergartners’ dance studies with TNSM (3-6) teacher, Jennifer Frank, they will be taking a field trip to the Cincinnati Ballet where Jennifer teaches.

Students will observe a rehearsal for the upcoming production of Camelot and will receive a behind-the-scenes tour.

Lunch will be provided.

Creative Movement After-School Club Performance @ TNSM Growing Room
May 5 @ 7:15 pm – 7:45 pm

Jennifer Frank and her after-school club preprimary dancers will perform a dance presentation in the Growing Room beginning at 3:15 pm.

Pancakes and Poetry @ The New School Montessori Growing Room
May 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Please join us for a hearty breakfast of pancakes, fruit ,turkey sausage and eggs served by TNSM 4th, 5th and 6th grade students. This is a perfect  opportunity to invite friends and family to experience TNSM.

Join the students in their study of classic poetry as they perform live readings in the Gallery space of the Enrichment Center and share a favorite poem or your own original work in an “Open Mic.” Families are also invited to the Art Room of the Enrichment Center to turn words into tangible art to take home.

Tickets for this Endowment fundraiser may be purchased ahead of time or at the door for $7/ person or $25/per family.

pancake breakfast

Strings Concert
Dec 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Strings Concert

TNSM’s Beginning Strings and Orchestra will be performing on Thursday, December 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Growing Room.

We hope you’ll join in showing your support of this amazing group of musicians. We are pleased to have Melissa Robinson leading the strings program at The New School. She is a TNSM parent and former  Northern Kentucky University Strings Director.