Community Participation

Your involvement at Sunstone is vital to fulfilling our mission of providing an academically strong, emotionally nurturing, and socially supportive environment for all! We depend on your participation and partnership to support the classrooms, build community, and nurture the development of your child(ren).

As a member of the Sunstone community, please sign up below for:

Thank you!


Classroom Support

Please sign up as directed below. As a part of the Sunstone community we ask every family to contribute to their child’s classroom as described below:

Huckleberry: Flowers

  • Please sign up to bring in flowers 4 times per child. Thank you!

Butterfly: Flowers and Laundry

  • Please sign up to bring in flowers and/or take home the laundry a total of 4 times per child . Thank you!

Honeybee: Flowers and Laundry

  • Please sign up to bring in flowers and/or take home the laundry a total of 4 times per child . Thank you!

Hummingbird: Flowers and Laundry

  • Please sign up to bring in flowers and/or take home the laundry a total of 4 times per child . Thank you!

Camassia: Laundry/Flowers

  • Please sign up to take home the laundry and bring in flowers 2 times per child. Thank you!

Trillium: Laundry/Flowers

  • Please sign up to take home the laundry and bring in flowers 2 times per child. Thank you!

Lupine: Laundry/Flowers

  • Please sign up to take home the laundry and bring in flowers 2 times per family. Thank you!

Community Building 

Please browse the events below and find at least one way to support our community building efforts.

Parents often ask how they can meet other parents, be a part of, and contribute to the life of our community. We offer several social events for our families throughout the year, and in order for these events to be a success we need your participation. Please sign up below. 

Sign-ups will be linked as they become available.


Parent Education

Your children thrive when we are in partnership with each other. In support of this partnership we offer an array of parent education on topics including child development, Montessori, and parenting. It is our expectation that families will attend the parent education opportunities that are relevant to their age child. It is also our expectation that every family will participate in the Silent Journey and Discovery at least once during your child’s enrollment at Sunstone.

Please Click Here to RSVP and Reserve Childcare

  • New Parent Orientation (Aug 25/Sept 1)
    • New parents must attend
  • Back to School Night (Sept 22)
    • Attendance is expected of both returning and new parents
  • Going Out Chaperone Training (Sept 21, 26, 28)
  • Toddler Parent Ed (Sept 28)
    • Functional Independence
  • Silent Journey & Discovery (Oct 21-22)
    • Attendance is expected at least once during your child’s enrollment at Sunstone. We provide 25 spaces, first come, first served.
  • Children’s House Classroom Sharing (Oct 27/Feb 2)
  • Elementary Presentation Day (Feb 9)
  • Conferences (Nov 3-4, March 9-10)
    • Attendance is expected of both returning and new parents
  • Toddler Parent Ed (Jan 11)
    • Facilitating Peaceful Transitions/Avoiding Power Struggles
  • Importance of the Kindergarten Year (Jan 12)
  • Introduction to Montessori Elementary (Jan 19)
  • Importance of the Graduate Year (Jan 26)
  • Toddler Parent Ed (Apr 26)
    • Montessori in the Home/Toileting

Please Click Here to RSVP and Reserve Childcare


Other Opportunities to Support Sunstone

Items will be linked when they come available.

Classroom Wish Lists

Classroom Amazon Book Wish Lists

Classroom Pet Care During Breaks

  • Butterfly
  • Honeybee
  • Hummingbird
  • Camassia
  • Trillium
  • Lupine

Fundraising 

  • For Small Hands (Sept-Oct)
  • Bingo Night (Feb 24)
  • Auction & Gala (May 6)

Campus

  • Campus/Facilities Projects Call List – Sign up and when opportunities become available we’ll contact you.
    • Advertising/Marketing
    • Architecture Planning
    • Carpentry/Painting/Handy Person Projects
    • Computer/IT
    • Electrical/Mechanical
    • Gardening/Watering
    • Photography/Filming/Media
    • Plumbing
    • Transport Materials

Shop & Earn

  • Anyone can easily earn money for Sunstone Montessori School when they shop Amazon, Fred Meyers, or Office Depot. Learn How

Donate

  • Sunstone does incredibly important work by developing well-adjusted, independent individuals who know how to be peaceful, contributing members of society. Giving to Sunstone today is a way to ensure the world is properly cared for in the future. Donate Now

Your Choice

  • If you have any skills, experience, or interests that you can bring to our community, please let us know. Volunteer opportunities do arise and you never know when you may have exactly what we need. Email Sara, smacrae@sunstonemontessori.org.
  • Look around and tell us what you see. If you ever see anything at Sunstone that needs improvement or better yet, that you can help to improve, please let us know. We welcome your ideas and your support. Email Sara, smacrae@sunstonemontessori.org.