SHA Updates & Reminders
Tue, Dec 11 9:22pm


Hi, All--

As we wrap up 2018, we have a few notes and reminders for all Breakthrough families.  Please feel free to reach out to any of the SHA Executive Committee (listed below) if you have questions.



If you do some of your holiday shopping on Amazon, you can support Breakthrough Montessori SHA.   To set up your charities in Amazon you just go to the "Smile" version of Amazon:


 Search for Breakthrough Montessori Public Charter Schools School Home Assn
(see Konstella calendar for your child's performance time.)
This informal and fun gathering. featuring short and sweet songs sung by our kids, has become a Breakthrough tradition. The 'performance' takes only a few minutes, with an emphasis on heart, not production values. Afterwards, join families for some holiday treats and socializing. Please note that this will be a half day.
As the fall semester comes to a close, we hope you will join us in preparing a special gift for our faculty members. We are preparing a collection of notes of gratitude for each member of our faculty (including guides, assistants, dedicated aides, aftercare staff and front desk staff). We will give each person their collection of notes at our staff holiday party. 

How you can help:
  1. Take a moment to think of the adults who serve your child at Breakthrough.
  2. Write a few words of thanks to each adult (please include their names) and send via e-mail to Ms. Emily ( Please send your notes by Wednesday, Dec. 12.
  3. In addition to your child's guide, please also consider assistants (AM, PM and aftercare) as well as dedicated aides and reception staff.



We want to hear from you! As we plan for the second half of the year (and the school year to come), we want to know how to better serve your family. We hope you will take 10 minutes to reply to this survey (18 questions). You feedback is crucial as we prepare for 2019!



There are still spaces available for additional volunteers on the SHA Committees.  (Click on the "Committees" link in Konstella to read more.)  We're looking for volunteers to help with Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, Event Planning, and more!


(contact any of us, any time via Konstella)

Miguelina Zapata, President

Jane Olson, Vice President

Natasha Oyedele, Treasurer

Zach  Walls, Secretary

Jenny Frederick, Director of Communications

Rebecca Helgerson, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Thanks and we look forward to seeing many of you at the holiday performances on the 18th!  


Take Care,


Jenny Frederick and the SHA Executive Committee