First General School Home Association Meeting Tuesday, October 26 8 PM

Mon, Oct 25 9:23pm

Dear Breakthrough families,   Please join the School Home Association Executive Committee tomorrow, October 26 at 8:00 via Zoom for our first General SHA meeting. We will vote to pass the 2021-22 budg ... [More]

Tuesday Night, October 19, 8 PM Preliminary Budget Meeting and Discussion #2

Mon, Oct 18 11:27pm

Join the SHA Executive Committee for a discussion of the revised (attached) 2021-2022 SHA Budget! Join with the Zoom link below at 8PM on Tuesday, October 19.  Please review the attached revised budge ... [More]

Join us! Upcoming SHA meetings!

Tue, Oct 12 4:52pm

Dear Breakthrough community, We are writing to share the dates for two exciting meetings upcoming the next few weeks. 
On Tuesday, October 19 at 8 PM, we will hold the second of our preliminary budget ... [More]

Laundromat Help Needed Tomorrow (Oct. 7) & New Groups to Join

Wed, Oct 6 10:04pm

Hello SHA,    Thank you to the people who have already signed up to work on SHA committees, groups, and to wash the school's lunch mats at the end of the week!  It's wonderful to get working together ... [More]

Ways to Connect and Engage in the SHA

Tue, Sep 28 9:09pm

Hello SHA!   We have many ways to get involved in the SHA and benefit our students and the school.  Several sign-ups (through Konstella) are available with a variety of ways you can get involved, and ... [More]

SHA Fall Survey Ends Tonight (Wed, Sept. 22)

Wed, Sep 22 1:02pm

Hello Breakthrough SHA community! Thank you to everyone who already completed the SHA Fall Survey. The survey closes tonight (Wednesday, September 22), so please take a few minutes to fill it out. SHA ... [More]

SHA Budget

Sun, Sep 12 12:51am

Dear Breakthrough School Home Association Members,   Whether you know it or not, if you have a child attending Breakthrough Montessori Public Charter School, you are an SHA member! We want to hear fro ... [More]

September 2021 Breakthrough SHA Newsletter

Tue, Sep 7 11:12pm

Read the September 2021 Breakthrough SHA Newsletter!

SHA Family Survey!

Fri, Sep 3 3:15pm

Happy long weekend, families! We hope the first two weeks of school are off to a great start for your children. Please take the time over the long weekend to fill out the Breakthrough School Home Asso ... [More]

Family Yoga Night !!

Wed, Jul 14 12:05pm

Friday, July 16 from 6:30-7:30pm Takoma Campus lawn (Willow Street) Join us on Friday, July 16, 6:30-7:30pm for Family Yoga! This will be a playful, yoga based class for all ages that encourages bondi ... [More]

Announcing next SHA President and Vice-President

Tue, May 18 10:55am

  We are happy to announce the results of our SHA election!   Kendra Harpster will be our next SHA President. Amanda Lutz will serve as our next SHA Vice-President.   You can learn more about our next ... [More]

Family Interest Survey on Busing

Sun, May 2 7:00pm

Family Interest Survey on Busing As Breakthrough prepares to consolidate our community in Takoma, families and staff have expressed an interest in a busing service to keep our school accessible.   We ... [More]

SHA General Meeting

Fri, Apr 23 8:27pm

  Join us for our SHA General Meeting on Tuesday, April 27 at 6:30pm!   During our meeting, we'll hear about the important work that has been happening in the SHA committees. We'll also hear from cand ... [More]

Q4 Backpack and Materials Pick Up for Virtual Students

Thu, Apr 22 8:33am

  Attention all Breakthrough families with virtual students!    Q4 materials are ready for pick up.  Each virtual student has a backpack jam packed with materials coming directly from the guides’ sugg ... [More]

Distance Learning Volunteers Still Needed

Sun, Apr 11 8:41am

To the Breakthrough families who already volunteered or bought items from our Amazon List, thank you!    We still need volunteers!! The sign-up has several small tasks that need to be completed to mak ... [More]

Breakthrough community, the Distance Learning Committee needs your help!

Mon, Apr 5 10:00pm

Breakthrough community, the Distance Learning Committee needs your help!    We asked the guides how our community can help improve virtual learning.  The guides said materials in virtual students’ han ... [More]

Time to Nominate SHA Officers!

Wed, Mar 24 9:40am

  Dear Breakthrough Families,   The 2021-22 School Home Association executive board election is coming up. Nominations will be accepted until Wednesday, April 7, 2021.  Self-nominations are welcome an ... [More]

Join the SHA Elections Task Force!

Mon, Mar 22 10:49pm

Are you interested in becoming more involved in the SHA but aren't sure if running for an office is your calling? Do you want to have a voice in the SHA next year? Help us find talented parents and gu ... [More]

Photo Make Up Zoom Sessions

Mon, Mar 22 11:17am

Hello everyone! Thanks to your children for sharing their smiles via Zoom so we can put together a yearbook for this very different year! There are two items below that we are in need of parent help. ... [More]

We've been virtual for a year.

Mon, Mar 8 8:49pm

Our next SHA meeting will be a drop in to acknowledge one year of being virtual.  ASL interpretation will be provided. We're inviting folks to drop in anytime on Friday 3/12 from 6-8pm to acknowledge ... [More]

Tell the Distance Learning Committee How to Make Virtual Learning Better

Fri, Feb 26 11:12am

Tell the Distance Learning Committee How to Make Virtual Learning Better   The SHA Distance Learning Committee wants to hear how your child’s virtual learning could be better! Would you like different ... [More]

Join the School Reopening Meeting TODAY at 4pm

Wed, Feb 17 10:06am

Hello all! This message went out from Emily Hedin yesterday. Please join the family meeting today at 4pm to discuss reopening plans. Zoom link can be found below. Best, SHA Executive Committee   Dear ... [More]

SHA General Meeting Notes and Save the Date

Sat, Jan 30 9:43pm

Please find the meeting notes and recording from the January 13, 2021 SHA General Meeting via the links.   Also, please save the date for our next SHA General Meeting on Tuesday, February 23 at 7pm.

What do you think about school reopening? Answer the survey soon!

Thu, Jan 21 11:54am

Good morning families and welcome back!   The family survey on reopening is still open, and we encourage you to share your feedback:   Let the school admin and the ... [More]

CORRECTION: Update on COVID-19 & Reopening Plans meeting will be on Thursday, January 14

Tue, Jan 12 7:03pm

Dear Families, As we move into the new year, I would like to provide an update on Breakthrough’s response to COVID-19 and approach to resuming in-person learning.  Please mark your calendars for Thurs ... [More]

Join us WEDNESDAY 12/16 for a Training with Stewards of Children

Tue, Dec 15 9:15pm

Stewards of Children helps parents and guardians learn how to recognize, prevent, and respond to child sexual abuse.   The training will take place from 4-6:15pm, and families can register here: https ... [More]

Tell your friends about EdFest on 12/12!

Fri, Dec 4 5:34am

EdFest is coming up! There will be a virtual event on Saturday, December 12 for families to get to know Breakthrough. Each year, the school is contacted by prospective families who found the school be ... [More]

SHA Forming a Distance Learning Committee

Mon, Nov 30 7:13pm

In an effort to enhance the virtual learning experience for all children in our community, we are forming a Distance Learning Committee within the SHA. All are invited to join. Sarah Wyss has voluntee ... [More]

Materials Survey Due by Wed. 11/18

Mon, Nov 16 9:07pm

Breakthrough is preparing supplies and Montessori materials for students to use at home. To help staff prepare the accurate amount, we ask that families complete the survey linked below by Wednesday, ... [More]

Give now to help our students and our community!

Fri, Oct 30 10:04am

This year, we've set an ambitious goal to raise $15,000 to ensure students have what they need to be the best virtual learners they can be! Since kicking off our campaign yesterday, we have already ra ... [More]

Announcement from Emily Hedin: Virtual Learning for Quarter 2

Mon, Oct 26 4:29pm

From Emily Hedin:   Dear Breakthrough Families, I’m writing to share an important update about the second quarter. After careful consideration, Breakthrough will remain fully virtual for the second qu ... [More]

SHA Mtg Minutes and Recording Now Available on Konstella

Thu, Oct 22 9:02pm

The School Home Association held our October General Meeting on October 19. Full minutes and a recording of the meeting can now be found on Konstella. We've created a folder for School Year 2020/2021 ... [More]

T-Shirt Pickup Monday and Notes from SHA Meeting

Sun, Sep 13 4:25pm

    T-Shirts have arrived and can be picked up at the Takoma Campus from 10am-4pm on Monday, September 14th. We will mail orders that can't be picked up. Thank you for your patience and support!   We ... [More]

Connecting with Class and Cohort Members

Wed, Jul 29 6:24pm

Good evening!   Emily Hedin just sent out an email message detailing the class and cohort your child(ren) have been assigned.  Some families have expressed interest in socializing (virtually or in per ... [More]