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Annual Flapjack Fundraiser 1/25 RIVER WALK-A-THON IS RIGHT AROUND THE BEND River Montessori Foundation will be holding its annual Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, January 25, from 8:00am – 10:00am, at Applebee’s in Petaluma. Please come out to support RMCS by enjoying a delicious breakfast of pancakes, bacon, potatoes, coffee & orange juice. Gluten free pancakes will also be available!

Please spread the word, invite your friends and family, and help make this year the best Flapjack Fundraiser we’ve ever had! Tickets are $10 in advance (visit the Foundation website) and $12 at the door. We look forward to seeing you there!


Jack VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We’re looking for help from River parents with ticket sales, promoting the event locally and at the event. Volunteers will receive a free ticket for the breakfast! To become a Flapjack Volunteer, sign up online at the SignUp Genius page.

“A child is an eager observer and is particularly attracted by the actions of the adults and wants to imitate them. In this regard an adult can have a kind of mission. He can be an inspiration for the child’s actions, a kind of open book wherein a child can learn how


to direct his own movements. But an adult, if he is to afford proper

Pancake breakfast served up right!

guidance, must always be calm and act slowly so that the child who


is watching him can clearly see his actions in all their particulars.”

$10/adv. $12/door

Saturday January 25, 2014 8:00 – 10:00 am

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5301 old redwood hwy., petaluma

-- Dr. Maria Montessori, The Secret of Childhood

Chairperson: Abby Calvert a b b y j c p c @m s n . c o m


Rowing with River Crew Need care for Spring Break? River Crew is here for you! Sports Camp and Leadership Camp can’t be beat…sign up today!

Please welcome Emily Zanardi to River Crew! Emily is a California credentialed teacher, currently enrolled in her Montessori Elementary Credential with The Center for Guided Montessori Studies. Emily will oversee River Crew’s function and implementation. We are thrilled to have the creativity and expertise of Emily joing our very talented River Crew team!

Does your child want more play-dates than you can arrange? Does your child need some social time? Down time? Fun time in a busy schedule of sports or extracurricular lessons? River Crew is a good time for that old-fashioned kind of play that all children need. Children play ball, create art or science experiments, read, cook, and just hang out and laugh. Sign up today for a day here and there or a day a week to provide your child with a much needed unstructured play time!

Meeting Dates

RMF NEXT MEETING: Thursday, January 16, 2013 from 7-8pm Meetings are typically held on the 3rd Thursday of each month, but please check the RMF web site for any changes or additions.


the RIVER CURRENT January 2014  

Monthly newsletter of River Montessori Charter School in Petaluma, California