The Families of Denison Montessori (FDM) is a 501c3 Non-Profit which acts as the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization and exists for charitable and educational purposes to Denison Montessori School. We are comprised of parents, staff and community members who are committed to working together to improve, enhance and support the educational experience at Denison Montessori. We strive to develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging involvement. Our goal is to improve the environment at Denison through volunteer and financial support. Each year we set our goals which focus mainly on community building and fundraising. We truly need your help and support! Please consider volunteering and getting the word out about our fundraisers in order to help Denison Montessori thrive!
Fundraisers play a very important function at our Denison School. Funding is increasingly limited as our school works off of the Denver public school budget. Montessori methods and concepts tend to require more resources than general public schools so we work to bring more funding to bridge the gaps. Some events we run to bring funding are: Dining for Denison, Coin Collection, Fun Run, Book fair, Denison Achieves, and many more including connecting with community partners like-King Soopers, Costco, American furniture, to name a few, !
Family and community participation is an invaluable asset to every child. It increases the aptitude of learning and gives them more fulfillment knowing that their guardians are involved and care about what they are working on in school. The Montessori method utilizes conceptual learning in the classroom and some parents do not realize that learning also continues in the home. Here are just a few reasons to get involved with Families of Denison Montessori:
1. Be a Role Model.
2. By becoming involved, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
3. Get Engaged. Discover what’s happening in your school.
4. Be our great Resources. FDM offers a variety of events created for parents and students.
5. Share ideas, concerns and experiences with other parents and educators in the community.
6. Volunteering. You gain valuable experiences and opportunities to put your skills and hobbies to good use for a great cause.
7. Witness Improvement. You’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. FDM has an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs and social events–all vital to a school’s success.
Families of Denison Montessori is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where all board members, staff, volunteers, and members feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other bias.
We’re committed to being nondiscriminatory and providing equal opportunities for volunteering and advancement in all areas of our work.
We respect the value that diverse life experiences bring to our board and leadership and we strive to listen to their views and give them value.
We’re committed to modeling diversity, inclusion, and equity and maintaining fair and equal treatment for all.
We commit to being transparent about diversity in all our interactions.
We will dedicate our time and resources to expanding greater diversity within our board and leadership positions.
We commit to leading with respect and tolerance and we encourage all employees and volunteers to express this in their work within our organization.