May 21, 2024
Annapolis, US 60 F

Montessori Plunges

For the fourth year students, parents, staff, and alumni from Montessori International Children’s House (MICH) took the plunge to support the Special Olympics in Maryland at last Saturday’s Polar Bear Plunge. To date, Team MICH has raised over $9,000 for Special Olympics.

Colette Tettemer, Team MICH Captain, explained that this “worthy event is a win-win for everyone. We raise needed funds for an important cause, and it increases our sense of school community. Working together for a mutual cause makes the plunge a very rewarding and memorable experience.”

Jean Burgess, MICH Administrative Director, indicated that community involvement is an important part of a MICH education. “When staff and parents can model this for our students it exemplifies the Montessori philosophy of caring for the world around you. This year our students provided Thanksgiving baskets, collected canned goods for My Brother’s Pantry, collected and sent books to the Oglala Lakota Indians Pine Ridge Reservation Library, and participated in the plunge.”

Montessori International Children’s House, a coeducational Toddler through 6th grade school, inspires excellence, nurtures curiosity and enhances creativity. Accredited by the Association Montessori Internationale, MICH’s student centered learning community emphasizes hands-on experiential learning, respect for self and others, and the development of inquiry skills that enhance life-long learning. For more information about MICH, visit or call 410-757-7789.

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