OMA Winter 2019 Newsletter

Working With Neurodiverse Children Series
Responding to multiple requests from our members to repeat this successful series, OMA will be holding a four-part workshop with Jennifer Heikes on Working with Neurodiverse Children + Dyslexia. Thank you to member school Harmony Montessori, who will be hosting each of the four sessions, the first of which will be held on Wednesday, January 8th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

If you’re not able to make it in person, the workshop series will also be offered online. Just choose the “online” option when registering and we will send you the necessary details.

Register Here

First OMA Sharing Fair a Success!
Thanks to the tireless stewardship of OMA board members Judi Simmons and Emily Westberg, the first OMA Sharing Fair was a great success. A special thanks goes out to member school Sunstone Montessori for graciously hosting, and in particular staff members Francesca Lowes and Virginia Stone for expertly preparing the environment. Over 50 people were in attendance, and a quick glance through the evaluations indicates that there was a lot of enthusiasm and the workshops, vendors and lessons were well received. Be on the lookout for announcements about next year’s Sharing Fair.

OMA Members Blazing ASQ Trail!
In August OMA set out a goal of training 100 “ASQ Trailblazers” within a year’s time, and thanks to the foresightedness of the member schools who have trained all of their 0-3 and 3-6 teachers, as well as the passion of many lead guides, we are over halfway to our goal with 8 months still to go! If your school has not yet joined the movement and would like to know more, please email us.

OMA Board Updates
Join us in welcoming new board members Emily Westberg of The Portland Montessori School, Francesca Lowes of Sunstone Montessori School, and Bridgett Stevenson of Community Roots School. We would also like to offer our sincere gratitude to David Cannon for his many decades of service to OMA upon his recent retirement from the board. In a display of our appreciation, OMA’s board unanimously voted to make Mr. Cannon an OMA lifetime member.

Volunteer With OMA
Just a reminder that OMA is a volunteer-driven organization, and it is only with the help of our many dedicated volunteers that we are able to offer our members all that we do. We have many projects in need of hands and voices.

Add your name to our volunteer list today!

Add Your Name to the OMA Sub List
Flu season is firmly upon us and it’s not only students that are forced to miss class. Please add your name to the OMA sub list, or encourage those you know who may be available to do so. As a reminder, school are in need of subs for assistant and support staff as well as guides.

Add your name to our sub list today!

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