FAQ

Who are the Friends of Montessori?

Friends of Montessori (FOM) is a 501(c)(3) organization made up of volunteer parents, teachers, and community members dedicated to expanding the opportunity for, and maintaining the integrity and excellence of, Montessori programs in the Houston public schools.

What is the difference between Friends of Montessori and PTO?

FOM and PTOs both work to support the learning environment by raising funds. These funds are for slightly different programmatic needs.  FOM raises funds for specific Montessori program needs supporting the Essential Elements of a Successful Public Montessori School.  FOM also interacts with Houston ISD administration to fill other gaps, such as professional developement and classroom materials, while educating parents to increase the understanding of the Montessori philosophy and methods.

Information regarding Woodrow Wilson Montessori School: http://www.wilsonpto.org/ http://es.houstonisd.org/wilsones/

Keep in touch on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wilson-Montessori-PTO/112167478848266

Information regarding Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet School:http://www.gardenoakselementary.com/

Keep in touch on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Garden-Oaks-Elementary-School/119469484783032

Support the Friends of Montessori through OneCause.org and Kroger’s Community Rewards Program

When are Friends of Montessori meetings and events?

  • The Friends of Montessori Executive Board holds monthly meetings to review campus needs and specific goals with each, as well as general Houston ISD updates and business.
  • Committees may also hold quarterly meetings, such as the Grants Writing/Fundraising/Communications Committees.
  • Announcements regarding parent education and events will be sent home throughout the year, and posted to our social network on www.bigtent.com, as well as facebook. To find out more contact your Monteessori School Representative, join a committee and check announcements at your campus.

Why does Friends of Montessori need my help?

FOM is a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to making its partnering schools the best educational alternatives in HISD. Your help is needed and appreciated in fundraising, creation of materials, communications (our newsletters and web site), planning and executing educational/fundraising events, as well as raising district awareness of authentic Montessori.