An Evening with Ana Maria Garcia Blanco

Wednesday, November 29 at 7 pm
Join the DC Montessori Community to hear the inspiring story of public Montessori in Puerto Rico, and raise funds for reconstruction.  Space is limited.


Clothing Donations and Returns

We have almost entirely run out of extra clothing for our students who need a loan for an emergency change during the course of the day.  If you have clothing that you can donate, or Breakthrough clothing at home waiting to be returned, we would appreciate the assistance in rebuilding our stock.  We're looking for clothing from size 3T through size 6 or 7, especially pants.  Thank you in advance for your help!


Breakthrough & the DC Montessori Teacher Residency

This week, Breakthrough guides and assistants are diving into their coursework for the DC Montessori Teacher Residency. The Residency is designed to complement Montessori teacher training with supplemental training and resources for meeting the varied needs of children in the public sector. You can learn more about the Residency at



If you aren't able to make it to Little Coco's by November 22, not to worry!  A second week has been added.  And if you have already gone (and no doubt had great food and a great time) then do it again!

Please see this flyer for how to submit your receipt, hours and other details. 
(View Spanish Flyer)


Looking Ahead
Next Month

Equity Discussion
Monday, December 4 at 6 pm

A presentation on our equity statement of values, along with detailed information about how it has been implemented at Breakthrough and our vision for what it will look like in the future, followed by a discussion moderated by Jenn Roberts, founder of Versed Education Group.  So that we can plan, please drop us a line here to let us know if you plan to attend.


Coffee with Leadership Team

Our next session will take place on Wednesday, December 6. Please click here to let us know you plan to attend.


What is Montessori Elementary?
Thursday, December 7 at 6pm

This session is designed especially for families with five-year-old children. It will give you a taste of what to expect as your child prepares to transition to the Elementary Program.  Please click here to let us know you plan to attend.


What's Going on in This Classroom? 

Our next session will take place on Wednesday, December 6 at 8:45 am. Please click here to let us know you plan to attend.


Holiday Performances
Friday, December 15 at 9 a.m.

Please come and see your child's class sing a song or recite a poem in a small performance, followed by a shared snack and gathering in the classroom.  Look for more details in future bulletins.