Positive Discipline Workshop

Tue, Jun 9 11:50pm

If you haven't already, there's still time to register for Tomorrow's workshop   Breakthrough families have provided a wonderful outpouring of support for our school and community this year.  As the S ... [More]

DC Schools Re-Opening Family Survey

Tue, Jun 9 2:15pm

The Mayor's Office has extended the deadline so families have until 10pm on Wednesday, June 10 to reply. Currently, 48.4% of Breakthrough Montessori families have participated. Survey results are coll ... [More]

Thank You BMPCS Families!

Fri, May 29 1:43am

2020-2021 SHA Executive Board Election Results

Tue, May 5 7:39am

Dear Breakthrough Families,   We are writing to share the results of the Breakthrough SHA 2020-21 Executive Board election. Thank you to everyone who ran for a position, nominated someone to run for a ... [More]

New Family Ambassadors - Please Read

Sun, May 3 2:07pm

  Hello all,   We hope everyone is staying safe.  As we prepare to start a new school year in these uncertain times, we are looking for parents to serve as ambassadors for incoming Breakthrough Famili ... [More]

Teacher Appreciation Week May 4th-8th

Sun, May 3 1:53pm

Hello everyone,   Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week.  SHA has something special planned for all of our guides, administrators, and support staff.    We'd also like something special to come from ... [More]

SHA General Meeting Minutes and Video Update from Emily Hedin 4-21-2020

Sun, Apr 26 9:28pm

Hello all,   In addition to the minutes from our last SHA General Body meeting, please find a video update from Emily Hedin provided during our Zoom General Body Meeting (4/21/20) in the link below.  ... [More]

SHA Elections- please vote by Tuesday!

Sun, Apr 26 3:33pm

The last day to vote is this Tuesday for the Breakthrough SHA Executive Committee for the 2020-2021 school year. We will announce the results during the first week of May. Click here for the ballot an ... [More]

Breakthrough Montessori SHA Family Fun Zoom Class!

Wed, Apr 22 9:27pm

  It's time for another Breakthrough Montessori SHA Family Fun Zoom Class!  Be sure to join us from 2-2:30 pm, Thursday, 4/23/20!   Parent, Kibrom Mesgina, will lead us in a class entitled:    “Sharin ... [More]

First BMPCS Fun Family Zoom Class!

Tue, Apr 7 2:04pm

Hello, Breakthrough families!   We are excited to launch our Family Fun Classes today!  They will occur every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00pm - 2:30pm   Today, please join us for a beginner tap dance ... [More]

How BMPCS's Families Communicate - Are You Connected?

Wed, Apr 1 6:53pm

COMMUNICATION OPTIONS AT BREAKTHROUGH MONTESSORI With so many communication options, this is an explanation of how we use our online tools. They are more important now than ever! Let’s stay connected. ... [More]

Breakthrough announcement: School will remain closed through April 24

Fri, Mar 20 3:37pm

        Mayor Announces Extended School Closure Breakthrough closed through Friday, April 24 Distance Learning from March 24 to April 24    Dear Families, This afternoon, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced ... [More]

School Resources & Distance Learning -- email from Emily Hedin

Mon, Mar 16 1:02pm

        Dear Families, While our school is closed for the next two weeks, we remain committed to supporting our students and families. Please stop by the Takoma campus on Tuesday, March 17 anytime bet ... [More]

Announcement from Breakthrough Administration regarding school closings in response to Coronavirus

Fri, Mar 13 9:02am

Breakthrough Montessori via gmail.mcsv.net  8:43 AM (17 minutes ago)     to me               Dear Families, In order to protect the health of our community, Breakthrough Montessori is following the de ... [More]

Coronavirus Update from the Breakthrough Administration

Fri, Mar 13 8:19am

Good morning!   Emily Hedin has asked that parents read the following notice:   DC Public Schools has announced a modified schedule starting 3/16 through 4/1. Breakthrough Montessori will announce its ... [More]

Update about tonight’s SHA meeting

Thu, Mar 12 4:31am

Good morning! While we will still be holding tonight’s SHA meeting, we would like to clarify that the administration will not be providing new information beyond what they have previously share about ... [More]

Share Your DC

Tue, Mar 10 12:31pm

Share Your DC, a community building program happening at Breakthrough, is starting this Saturday. It’s not too late to sign up! Here is the info: Share Your DC Sat. March 14, Sat. March 28 and Sat. Ap ... [More]

DATE CHANGE UPDATE: Sign-up sheet for Black History Month Food Fair

Thu, Feb 20 10:35am

Hello all,   The fair will now be held on Monday, 2/24 in hopes of more families participating. Please read the following message on behalf of Johari Malik:   "Breakthrough will hold our first Black H ... [More]

Bylaw Amendments Approved

Fri, Feb 7 12:27am

The proposed amendments to the bylaws have been approved via the community voting process.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the review process and voted.     You can find the approved, and n ... [More]


Thu, Feb 6 12:45pm

  Hello,   Please find the minutes from our 1/29/2020 SHA meeting attached.  We've included contact information for each SHA Executive Committee member within the minutes so that you can email us dire ... [More]

Breakthrough Camping Trip Save-the-Date

Tue, Feb 4 3:16pm

Our annual Breakthrough camping trip continues! Those of you who have been in past years know this is a great time for the Breakthrough community to spend some quality time together, no matter your le ... [More]

SHA General Body Meeting, Wednesday, January 29th at Takoma - See You There!

Sun, Jan 26 12:20pm

Bylaw Amendment Comment Period

Tue, Jan 7 2:34pm

Hello!  Those who volunteered for the bylaws committee have completed meetings and complied suggestions related to updating the bylaws to better fit with how the SHA and school function.  The next ste ... [More]

SHA Announcements and Meeting Minutes

Mon, Jan 6 3:27pm

CORRECTION: Petya's email is Petya.r.balevska@ampf.com, there was a typo in the previous version of this email.  Thank you.     Please find the minutes attached from our SHA meeting this past Wednesda ... [More]

SHA Meeting Minutes 11/7/19

Tue, Nov 12 7:00pm

  Hello,   Thank you to everyone who attended our SHA meeting this past Thursday.  Please find our minutes attached for your review.  You will see that we had a robust conversation about our new play ... [More]

Thank You from DEI!

Sat, Nov 2 3:21pm

DEI   Thank you to all who helped make this year's Hispanic/Latinx potluck social event and movie night a delicious success! We were very excited to see so many new and familiar faces enjoy the festiv ... [More]

We Did It!

Wed, Oct 30 10:52am

Thank you BMPCS Families! We have raised $18,881.25!!!  We’ve surpassed our SHA Fall Fundraising goal of $18,100! Thank you to all the classroom parent reps for your help, thank you to everyone who ho ... [More]


Sun, Oct 27 8:54am

TODAY'S BIKE RIDE IS CANCELLED - WE WILL RESCHEDULE!!!! We are concerned about the leaves and wet roads being unsafe for parents and their little ones. We will make this happen another day. We hope yo ... [More]

The Breakthrough Weekend

Fri, Oct 25 3:10pm

Breakthrough Montessori SHA    The Breakthrough Weekend!! This weekend, we have activities for the whole family as we enter the final stretch of our SHA Fall Fundraiser! Please come out, have fun and ... [More]

It's Tomorrow! LatinX Pot Luck Social and Movie Night

Thu, Oct 24 11:43am

  Dear Parents,   For our upcoming LatinX Pot Luck Social and Movie Night, we are encouraging all who identify with Latinx cultures to wear traditional clothing from their country of origin. If you ha ... [More]

You're Invited!

Thu, Oct 17 2:55pm

The SHA is excited to introduce a new way to gather, build community and give. Please consider signing up for one of these great events taking place on October 27th.   10:00 am: A delightful bike ride ... [More]

Breakthrough SHA Fall Giving Campaign - TIME TO GIVE!$!$!

Wed, Oct 16 7:57pm

Breakthrough MONTESSORI  SHA                                        Dear Breakthrough Family,    It’s time for our Breakthrough SHA Fall Giving Campaign! We need all of you as we push for 100% partici ... [More]

Woods play and hiking opportunities: join the "Woods Play Group"

Wed, Oct 2 12:47pm

Breakthrough families are invited to come together for outdoor adventure, play, and learning in three different ways.  Join the "Woods Play Group" social group here on Konstella to stay up to date wit ... [More]

Would you like to host a Cottage party?

Mon, Sep 30 12:35pm

  Dear Breakthrough Family,   The SHA is excited to introduce a new way to gather, build community and give. During our Fall Giving Campaign, we are asking at least 10 of our BMPCS families to host a ... [More]

SHA Minutes and Final Budget from 9/26/19 Meeting

Sun, Sep 29 11:19pm

Hello Breakthrough families,   It is the SHA Executive Committee's goal to ensure that our families receive minutes from our general meetings within a week of the meeting.  Our first SHA General Meeti ... [More]

The Breakthrough Montessori SHA Back to School Picnic

Mon, Sep 2 11:25pm

Breakthrough Montessori's SHA Presents The Back to School Family Picnic   Please join us:  Saturday, September 14th, 10am-12pm The Emory Community Center Playground 5801 Georgia Avenue NW, DC The Brea ... [More]

Would you like to be more involved?

Tue, Aug 20 2:07pm

Hi,   I hope you are having a wonderful summer!      As the school year fast approaches we have an exciting way for you to get more involved in the Breakthrough community.  Our SHA (School-Home Associ ... [More]

Summary of June 10th Breakthrough Montessori Board Retreat

Mon, Jun 24 11:28am

Dear Parents, My name is Vivek Swaminathan, and I'm father to Tara, a rising 1st grader in Ms. Rachel's Cherry Blossom classroom. I'm a parent representative on the Breakthrough Montessori school boar ... [More]

Picnic Group Photo

Fri, Jun 21 1:17pm

Here is a panoramic of the group photo yesterday and one patched together with photoshop (not very well ha!) .  https://app.box.com/s/cs6zz0rzxr26v4ntgtbqb261a9a37afx   It was a fun ending to a great ... [More]

Reminder: End of the year picnic! Today!

Thu, Jun 20 10:52am

  Hello everyone,     Friendly reminder: End of the year picnic. Today at Takoma Park, Hill C from 12:00-3pm.    See you there!

2019-2020 SHA Election Results

Tue, Jun 18 2:37pm

Breakthrough Families, On behalf of the Elections Task Force, we are pleased to announce the results of the SHA elections and introduce you to the Executive Committee for the 2018-19 school year. Pres ... [More]

Voting Period open through June 14 for 2019-20 SHA Executive Committee Positions

Mon, Jun 3 10:50am

Dear Breakthrough Families,  On behalf of the Elections Task Force, I am writing to inform you that the ballot is ready and elections are open for next year's SHA Executive Committee.  Included on the ... [More]

Last call to order a 2018-2019 Yearbook. Deadline Saturday @ Midnight

Fri, May 24 2:36pm

In the event that you did not already purchase a yearbook with a school photo package but would like one - this is the last call!  Cost:  $25 each Deadline to request: Saturday @ Midnight Email:  jacl ... [More]

2019-20 SHA Executive Committee Nominations Now Open

Mon, May 13 12:09pm

CLICK HERE FOR NOMINATION FORM Dear Breakthrough Families, The 2019-20 SHA Executive Committee election is coming up and nominations are open. Nominations will be accepted up until MAY 20. I also want ... [More]

Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10

Thu, Apr 25 2:59pm

Hello Breakthrough Families!   Welcome back from spring break! I hope you and your family had a wonderful time. This email contains details about Teacher Appreciation Week and how your family can be i ... [More]

Election Task Force

Thu, Apr 18 4:54pm

Hello Breakthrough Families, As we head toward the end of the 2018-2019 school year, the time is approaching to elect SHA officers for the 2019-2020 school year. Each year, per SHA bylaws, the electio ... [More]

Spirit Wear is Here!

Mon, Apr 8 10:19pm

Hello All,   Breakthrough spirit wear has arrived! You can pick up your spirit wear order during the potluck this Wednesday. If you still need to pay for your order, don't forget to bring a check made ... [More]

Affinity Social Groups

Tue, Mar 26 9:51pm

Affinity Social Groups are now open here on Konstella!  Affinity groups are often used as a way for people who have a common experience to connect with each other, particularly members of a marginaliz ... [More]

Spirit wear ordering now closed

Fri, Mar 22 9:25am

Hello Breakthrough Community,   Our ordering window for spirit wear has officially closed. Stay tuned for details on when and where to pick up your spirit wear orders.   Missed your chance? We will ha ... [More]

Survival guide for new parents

Tue, Mar 19 8:56am

Hello Breakthrough Family,  I am getting ready to send out a survival guide for new parents so that new parents can get acquainted and learn to navigate the day to day life of a Montessori student. I ... [More]

Spirit Wear--Last Chance!

Mon, Mar 18 8:35pm

Hello All!   Don't miss your chance to order your Breakthrough Spirit Wear! We will be placing our order in the next few days, so order right now if you don't want to miss out. Use this link to place ... [More]

Thank you for a very fun night!

Mon, Mar 18 9:55am

Families of Breakthrough,    Thank you for making Friday's Family Fun Night so much fun!  It was fantastic to see kids and families having such a great time together while building the Breakthrough co ... [More]

Last Days to Order Spirit Wear!

Fri, Mar 15 10:10am

Hello All!   I hope you're enjoying this fabulous spring weather. Just a quick reminder that all orders for Breakthrough Spirit Wear must be submitted by Sunday, March 17th.    Why not complete your o ... [More]

Info About Family Fun Night Tonight

Fri, Mar 15 9:17am

Tonight's the night, friends!     We are so excited to celebrate the Breakthrough Montessori Community with all of you.  There will be a dance party, movie lounge, art studio and more!  Dinner will be ... [More]

Diversity and Inclusion Lending Library Launch

Thu, Mar 14 12:50pm

The SHA's Diversity & Inclusion Committee, with support from the Breakthrough Staff, has created an excellent lending library of Diversity and Inclusion focused books that parents can check out from e ... [More]

Breakthrough Families Camping Trip

Wed, Mar 13 10:11am

Hi Breakthrough Families- We are organizing a camping trip for school families the weekend of June 15.  The outing will take place at Prince William Forest Park, which is about one hour from Washingto ... [More]

REMINDERS: Family Fun Night, Volunteers, Art Supplies, Music, Cookies & T-shirts!

Tue, Mar 12 10:13am

Hi, All--   A few reminders about big things happening at Breakthrough this week:   1) Family Fun Night 6-7:30PM @ Takoma RSVP Here   2) Volunteers Needed for Family Fun Night (just 3 slots left!) Sig ... [More]

Get your Girl Scout Cookies and support BTM's Daisy Troop 42063

Tue, Mar 12 9:49am

  When you buy a box of delicious Girl Scout Cookies, you help power new, unique, and amazing experiences for every awesome G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ in your community who s ... [More]

Announcing Breakthrough Spirit Wear!

Thu, Feb 21 5:33pm

Hello Breakthrough Families!   Breakthrough Montessori now has spirit wear! The SHA is selling t-shirts in toddler, youth, and adult sizes and a toddler crewneck sweatshirt.  You can see the t-shirt d ... [More]

We need your help!

Tue, Feb 19 10:52am

Hello everyone, hope you had a nice holiday weekend.    We are planning our the end of the year picnic and we need volunteers. We need to secure a location, porter parties, etc. We need at least 3-4 v ... [More]

REMINDER: Dine out at Little Coco's this week and support Breakthough!

Mon, Feb 18 10:41am

Don't forget: 10% of your purchase this week at Little Coco's will be donated to Breakthrough if you email your receipt to SHAreceipt@gmail.com.   Reservations are strongly recommended.   You can make ... [More]

2 Hour Delay 2/11/19

Sun, Feb 10 10:27pm

Due to weather, Breakthrough will have a 2 hour delay on Monday, Feb. 11. Class begins at 10:30am. Doors open at 10:15am.

Sojourner Truth School Info Session

Mon, Feb 4 8:52pm

Hello families,  The Sojourner Truth School have more upcoming info sessions scheduled in different places around the city.  They have information and news updated on their website listed below. These ... [More]

Aftercare Today

Fri, Feb 1 1:01pm

A note from Emily with regard to aftercare today: Aftercare is available today, as scheduled. However, roads will be slick. If you can pick up early from aftercare, we encourage you to do so.   For fa ... [More]

It's time to get involved!

Thu, Jan 24 1:44pm

Hello Breakthrough family,    My name is Miguelina Zapata, the President of the School Home Association (SHA), just in case you didn't know ;).  I am reaching out to you because we need your help.  We ... [More]

Two Easy (and free!) Ways to Help Breakthrough

Mon, Jan 14 12:07pm

Hi, Breakthrough Families--   There are two great (and easy!) ways you can help out Breakthrough in the next few weeks:   1) Volunteer at Open Houses: Emily needs a few more volunteers to help with up ... [More]

No School Tomorrow

Sun, Jan 13 7:56pm

Due to weather conditions, Breakthrough will be closed tomorrow, Monday, January 14. Enjoy your snow day!

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 questio ... [More]

December Book List: Holidays and Celebrations

Mon, Dec 3 9:50pm

We are excited to share the complete list of books that will circulate among our classrooms here Holidays Book List. This month, our goal is to expose children to the rich diversity of holidays that p ... [More]

Thank you!

Thu, Nov 15 2:04pm

Good afternoon  Breakthrough Family,    We (the SHA) want to thank you all who donated (time and/or money) to our Back to School Fundraiser campaign. I am happy to report that even though we did not g ... [More]

School is Open Today

Thu, Nov 15 7:39am

Hi, All--   Here's the official word from Emily:   “we do have school today at our normal time. There is no closure or delay.”   See you soon & stay warm, friends!   Jenny   ——- Here’s the official BT ... [More]

Can you give?

Sat, Nov 10 2:16pm

On behalf of Jessica Salsbury and Nick Hahn, I'd like to share this email:   Hi everyone,   Just a quick note, on the last day of the fall fundraising campaign, to share why our family decided to give ... [More]

Imagine...Donate today!

Mon, Nov 5 2:49pm

Dear Breakthrough Family,    Imagine you are at another DC charter school, and they ask you for a long list of items your child needs for school (e.g., pencils, tissue, clorox wipes, notebooks, etc). ... [More]

Email from Emily

Wed, Oct 31 1:20pm

Hello families, Happy Halloween! Emily sent us all an email that went to the google promotion folder. It's called Breakthough's School Quality Score and Tier. Please read it and if you have any questi ... [More]

SHA Meeting Update: Sojourner Truth School

Wed, Oct 31 10:54am

Good morning and Happy Halloween from the SHA!   At last night's SHA meeting, we hosted Justin Lessek.  Justin is leading the design team for The Sojourner Truth School, which will be DC's first publi ... [More]

Breakthrough SHA's Back To School Campaign Needs Your Support!

Mon, Oct 15 2:05pm

Why is the SHA raising money? This is an important building year for Breakthrough Montessori--we have two campuses and added three elementary classrooms to our school. Our generous giving will empower ... [More]


Thu, Sep 13 4:16pm

PICNIC DATE CHANGE Due to the chance of rain this weekend, the Back-to-School Potluck Picnic has been rescheduled for next Saturday, September 22nd from 11AM-2PM in the same location, Takoma Park.  Ho ... [More]

SUPPLIES REQUEST: Easel for the Takoma Campus

Mon, Sep 10 10:45am

Hi--   The Breakthrough team is looking for an easel that can be donated to the Takoma Campus to hold the announcements bulletin board in the lobby.  (We have the bulletin board.)  The easel at the Pe ... [More]

Volunteer Request for this week

Tue, Aug 28 3:47pm

Hi, All— Breakthrough has requested some help from parent volunteers today or tomorrow to assist with final preparations. Specific tasks include: - Hanging cubbies - Putting together Ikea storage, cha ... [More]

Before Care: Survey from school admin

Wed, Aug 1 11:43am

Families - The school is asking for family feedback to make a final decision about Before Care.  This is the same survey that was in the email sent today from the school and we wanted to highlight it ... [More]

Updating your profile for 2018-2019

Wed, Aug 1 11:36am

Hello all!  As we near the start of the  2018-2019 Breakthrough Montessori school year, there are a few Konstella house keeping items that we need your help with. If you are receiving this email you f ... [More]


Fri, Jun 22 1:16pm

YOUR NEW SCHOOL HOME ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE!  On Tuesday the Elections Task Force announced the results of the SHA elections and introduced the Executive Committee for the 2018-19 school year ... [More]

Today is the last day for voting!

Sun, Jun 17 7:01pm

If you haven’t voted for the SHA Executive Committee positions yet please do so by midnight tonight via this link: https://goo.gl/forms/8gz9K6pEVrF8kxld2 Voting will be closed at midnight. Thanks for ... [More]

Monday Memo 6/11/18

Mon, Jun 11 11:51pm

As Monday comes to a close and we look to the week ahead there are few reminders and info to share! It the Monday Fab Four!  1) PRIDE MONTH POTLUCK / June 14 / 6-7:30p Thanks to Ms. Leslie for taking ... [More]


Mon, Jun 4 4:04pm

A few quick updates for your Monday:  - Due to logistical roadblocks the National Arboretum field trips have been cancelled for this week. We are looking into if there is the option to reschedule for ... [More]

BREAKTHROUGH RISING 2018 – 2019 Summer Giving campaign / BREAKTHROUGH HACIA ARRIBA! 2018 – 2019 Campaña de Verano de Recaudación de Fondos

Sat, Jun 2 12:29pm

School’s almost out for the summer! Let’s show our support and help our kids get ready for a fantastic 2018-2019 school year. Breakthrough Rising is Breakthrough Montessori’s SHA-sponsored summer fund ... [More]

SHA This Week 5/28/18

Mon, May 28 12:57am

With all the community activity this newsletter is formatted in date order so you can do a quick print of this email for a reference list.  Additionally, below is an index of what you will find in thi ... [More]

SHA Elections / Task Force Introduction

Tue, May 22 10:56am

All -  It is time for the 2018-2019 SHA Executive Committee election process.  The elections task force is Alpa Patel, Katie Walls and Tom O'Brien.  Thank you to this group for handling this important ... [More]

Great Falls Park Change of Plans

Sun, May 20 11:20am

Hello, again!     Another change of plans: our Great Falls Park adventure is canceled due to limited access to the park.  We apologize for the inconvenience! But you know, that doesn't have to stop th ... [More]

Camping trip reschedule due to weather / Join in Sunday for an outdoor adventure!

Fri, May 18 1:31pm

Hi Family - I hope you're all well. As you all know, we have a camping trip planned for May 19th.  Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather, we are canceling the trip this weekend.  It is being res ... [More]

MEMO DE LUNES: Carta de SHA a las familias Breakthrough con respecto a la diversidad, la equidad y la inclusión

Mon, Apr 30 11:29pm

    Breakthrough Montessori es una escuela intencionalmente diversa. Esta intencionalidad fue escrita en el estatuto, ya que los creadores de la escuela creían entonces lo que los estudios han demostr ... [More]

MONDAY MEMO: Letter to Breakthrough Families from the SHA Regarding Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Mon, Apr 30 11:26pm

  Breakthrough Montessori is an intentionally diverse school.  This intentionality was written into the charter, as the school creators believed then what studies have consistently shown-  in diverse ... [More]

TOMORROW / Nature Walk at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens tomorrow! CAMPING / Sites are filled!

Sun, Apr 29 9:18pm

Two quick notes as we look to the last day of April and a PD at school.   1) The camping sites have all been filled for the May trip.  Details coming to those who RSVP'd.  2) Join the Nature Walk at K ... [More]

SHA Esta Semana 4/26/18

Thu, Apr 26 7:33am

Hola, familia!  Ha pasado un tiempo desde nuestra última actualización. Acéptalo a nuestras cabezas y no a nuestros corazones. Todavía estamos entrando en acción desde nuestro descanso. Sin embargo, n ... [More]

SHA This Week 4/26/18

Thu, Apr 26 7:32am

Hi, Family!  It’s been awhile since our last update.  Charge it to our heads and not our hearts.  We’re still springing into gear since our break. We haven’t forgotten about you all though.  As a matt ... [More]

SCHOOL PHOTO ORDER / Extension if needed

Sun, Apr 1 2:54pm

If you missed ordering school photos by the March 30 deadline, you can request an extention from Katie Walls. Please make that request by Tuesday @ noon and place your order by Wednesday @ midnight. Y ... [More]

SHA This Week 3/14/18

Wed, Mar 14 5:06pm

Hello Family, Thank you again for your attendance at the SHA Community Meeting yesterday!  If you were unable to physically be there, we'll count you there in spirit and thanks to those who used the c ... [More]

Monday Memo 3/12/18 - Agenda

Mon, Mar 12 11:02pm

    We look forward to seeing many of you at the SHA Community Meeting.  Please join us at 6:15 and we will cover the agenda items listed below.  Thank you! SHA Community Meeting Date:March 13, 2017   ... [More]

SHA Esta Semana 3/8/18

Thu, Mar 8 12:49pm

  Hola familia, ¡Esperamos que todos estén bien! Como muchos de ustedes saben, tendremos una reunión Comunitaria de SHA el próximo martes, 13 de marzo de 2018, a las 6:15 p.m. Esta reunión, sin embarg ... [More]

SHA This Week 3/8/18

Thu, Mar 8 12:49pm

Hi Family, We hope that you’re all doing well! As many of you know, we are having an SHA Community Meeting on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:15pm.  This meeting, however, will be a bit different than on ... [More]

SHA Memo de Lunes - 3/5/18

Mon, Mar 5 10:23am

    Colecta de Cupones de Box Tops  - Ayúdenos a obtener fondos para la escuela con las cosas que ya compra.   Todos sabemos que podemos encontrar los cupones de Box Tops en las cajas de cereales y pa ... [More]

Monday Memo 3/5/18 - Box Tops

Mon, Mar 5 10:23am

    Box Tops Drive - Join In! Earn cash our for school from things you already purchase.   We all know Box Tops can be found snacks and cereals but did you know you can also collect them from many hou ... [More]

SHA Esta Semana 2/28/18

Wed, Feb 28 4:43pm

Nos reímos el viernes pasado, compartiendo historias sobre el crecimiento de nuestros hijos acompañados  de la música y la comida. Algunas cosas se sintieron  familiares, como las coles rizadas y el p ... [More]

SHA This Week 2/28/18

Wed, Feb 28 4:43pm

We laughed together last Friday, sharing stories of our children’s growth over music and food.  Some things felt familiar to me, like greens and cornbread sopping up potlikka.  Others, new -- Haitian ... [More]

SHA Esta Semana 2/21/18 - Viernes de la cena

Wed, Feb 21 1:09pm

¡Venga a disfrutar comida, música y actividades que exhiben la cultura Negra / Afroamericana este viernes, 23 de febrero, 6-8 pm! ¡Esto es lo que va a pasar durante la noche!: ¡las aulas y salones est ... [More]

SHA This Week 2/21/18 - Potluck Friday!

Wed, Feb 21 1:09pm

Come enjoy food, music and activities that showcase Black/African American culture this Friday, February 23rd, 6-8 pm!  Here is what will be going on throughout the night!  Classrooms and halls will b ... [More]

SHA Memo de Lunes - 2/12/18

Mon, Feb 12 4:33pm

  Saludos Familias Breakthrough, ¡El tema mensual de febrero se enfoca en la cultura e historia de la negritud! Esto incluye culturas africanas, afroamericanas y caribeñas. ¿Quieres involucrarte? Así ... [More]

Monday Memo 2/12/18

Mon, Feb 12 4:33pm

  Greetings Breakthrough Families, The February Monthly Theme focuses on Black Culture and History! This includes African, African American, and Caribbean cultures. Want to get involved? Here’s how: F ... [More]

SHA This Week(end) 2/9/18

Fri, Feb 9 7:19pm

Today the last class got to go on the SHA sponsored field trip  A special shout-out to all who chaperoned the past 3 weeks to The Tales of Beatrix Puppet Show.  We definitely couldn’t have pulled it o ... [More]

Update on Conference Reports from Hannah Richardson

Wed, Jan 31 10:19am

Hello - Hannah has asked us to pass on this message.  Please see below.     Dear Families,    A glitch occurred in Transparent Classroom and you may have received an email that stated that Conference ... [More]

SHA Esta Semana 1/25/18

Thu, Jan 25 2:17pm

¡El nuevo año ha tenido un comienzo activo para nuestra comunidad! A continuación, encontrará algunas cosas que los estudiantes están experimentando durante el día escolar y otros eventos comunitarios ... [More]

SHA This Week 1/25/18 - 2nd times a charm!

Thu, Jan 25 2:16pm

The new year is off to an active start for our community! Below you will find some things that students are experiencing during the school day and other community events that parents can join in on. T ... [More]


Thu, Jan 25 1:10pm

All -   Human error while formatting the newsletter/testing I hit PUBLISH.  Please delete that email and you will get the pretty version shortly :)     Thanks!  Bethany

SHA This Week 1/25/18

Thu, Jan 25 1:08pm

The new year is off to an active start for our community! Below you will find some things that students are experiencing during the school day and other community events that parents can join in on. T ... [More]

Monday Memo 1/22/18

Mon, Jan 22 2:27pm

SHA COMMUNITY MEETING TOMORROW! PLEASE JOIN US!  January 23rd @ 6:30-8:30pm Breakthrough Family Room/Main Conference Room The school sent out an email this morning with Q&As pertaining to the facility ... [More]

SHA Memo de Lunes - 1/22/18

Mon, Jan 22 2:25pm

REUNIÓN DE LA COMUNIDAD SHA MAÑANA! ¡POR FAVOR ÚNASEA NOSOTROS! El 23 de enero a las 6:30 a 8:30 p.m. Breakthrough Family Room / Main Conference Room La escuela envió un correo electrónico esta mañana ... [More]

SHA Memo de Lunes - 1/16/18

Tue, Jan 16 2:24pm

  Escuchen, escuchen: ¡únanse a nosotros en nuestra primera reunión comunitaria de SHA de 2018! Se llevará a cabo el 23 de enero a las 6:30 a 8:30 p.m. en la Sala familiar Breakthrough / Sala de confe ... [More]

SHA Monday Memo 1/16/18

Tue, Jan 16 2:23pm

  Hear ye, Hear ye: Please join us for our first SHA Community Meeting of 2018! It will be held January 23rd @ 6:30-8:30pm in the Breakthrough Family Room/Main Conference Room. Our next meeting is par ... [More]

SHA Esta Semana 1/12/18

Fri, Jan 12 10:42am

  Feliz Año Nuevo familia! Estamos muy contentos de comenzar el 2018 con cada uno de ustedes! Estamos listos para continuar a ofrecer programas de enriquecimiento y divertidos para nuestros niños y fa ... [More]

SHA This Week 1/12/18

Fri, Jan 12 10:39am

Happy New Year, Family! We are so pleased to start 2018 with each of you!  We are looking forward to again providing enriching and enjoyable programs for our children and families of Breakthrough.  Be ... [More]


Mon, Jan 8 2:55pm



Thu, Jan 4 7:28am

This is a copy of the email that was sent by the school.  Please see below.     SCHOOL CLOSED DUE TO WEATHER THURSDAY, JANUARY 4 Breakthrough Montessori Public Charter School will be closed on Thursda ... [More]

SHA Esta Semana 12/10/17

Sun, Dec 10 10:13pm

    CELEBRACIÓN DE VÍDEO DE VACACIONES / ENCUESTA DE LA COMUNIDAD SHA CELEBREMOS CON NUESTRA COMUNIDAD: ¡dirígete a la Biblioteca Petworth después de la salida temprano para el almuerzo, palomitas de ... [More]

SHA This Week 12/10/17

Sun, Dec 10 10:13pm

    HOLIDAY MOVIE CELEBRATION / SHA COMMUNITY SURVEY Friday, December 15 / 12-3p / Petworth Library Main Meeting Room (Lower Level) LET'S CELEBRATE WITH OUR COMMUNITY:  Head the Petworth Library after ... [More]

SHA Memo de Lunes (a veces martes)

Tue, Dec 5 10:25am

      A veces los lunes pasan tan rápido ... ¡así que Feliz Martes!     Solo un recordatorio rápido de que hoy es el último día para contribuir con regalos navideños para guías y asistentes de clase. ... [More]

SHA Monday (Sometimes Tuesday) Memo

Tue, Dec 5 10:24am

      Sometimes Monday goes by so quickly...so Happy Tuesday!    Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to contribute for holiday gifts for guides and classroom assistants.  Thank you to all ... [More]

SHA Esta Semana 11/29/17

Wed, Nov 29 10:57am

    RINCÓN DEL COMITÉS   ENCUENTRO DE DIVERSIDAD E INCLUSIÓN: Jueves noviembre 30 de 6-8p / Petworth Library - Study Room B Planificación de los temas y actividades mensuales de diciembre y enero. Pue ... [More]

SHA This Week 11/29/17

Wed, Nov 29 10:55am

  COMMITTEE CORNER   DIVERSITY & INCLUSION MEETING: Th November 30 6-8p / Petworth Library - Study Room B Planning for December and January Monthly Themes and activities. You can dial-in to participat ... [More]

AmazonSmile - How to Shop and Support Breakthrough SHA!

Tue, Nov 28 3:09pm

If you do any shopping at Amazon, take a moment to add Breakthrough Montessori SHA to your charities. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to our SHA. You will need to login to your regu ... [More]

SHA Esta Semana 11/22/17

Wed, Nov 22 7:51pm

  GRACIAS POR: Dándose a ti mismo cada semana. Fútbol los lunes. Guiando a los niños a través de las lecciones. Martes camina en el bosque. Conversación y café con liderazgo. Just Rock, miércoles. Pla ... [More]

SHA This Week 11/22/17

Wed, Nov 22 7:50pm

  THANK YOU FOR:  Giving of yourself every week. Soccer on Mondays. Guiding children through lessons. Tuesday walks in the woods.Conversation and coffee with leadership. Just Rock, Wednesday. Planning ... [More]

SHA This Week / SHA Esta Semana 11/15/17

Wed, Nov 15 2:54pm

NOTE: If you are on the SHA Listserv you also received this update via that email.  This is the last week it is being sent from the Listserv.  All future newsletters will come like this one via Konste ... [More]

URGENT - School Closing today 11/3 @ 11:45 AM

Fri, Nov 3 9:47am

The below was just sent out by the school.  Please read!   November 2, 2017 Dear Breakthrough Families, Please pick up your child(ren) as soon as possible, at the very latest by 11:45, as the building ... [More]

Monthly Celebrations / Created by Breakthrough Teachers/Staff and supported by the SHA

Mon, Oct 16 5:18am

At Breakthrough Montessori, we value diversity and want to instill this same value in our children. The school leadership, guides, assistants, and the School Home Association (SHA) are eager to celebr ... [More]