Students and parents have been using the MontSiegler School Supply drive to get their school supplies into schools across the country, but what happens when you can’t afford it?
National Review Editor and publisher, Fred Barnes, talks to students, parents and community leaders about the Montsiegler supply drive to help them buy school supplies.
The MontSigler School Supplies drive is a grassroots effort by Montessoris around the country.
They’re also a group that has been around since the 1800s, when they helped educate students.
They offer a wide variety of supplies, from textbooks to hand-me-downs to school supplies for home, and some are sold through school vendors, like the school supplies retailer WalMart.
The drive has become an important part of Montessorium students’ education, especially at schools that have a low enrollment.
The school supplies drive also helps Montessorians in low-income communities like the Mont-St-Pierre School in New Orleans, where nearly 50 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches.
And, in rural areas, the drive is crucial to helping local businesses stay in business.
A few months ago, I started seeing some amazing results.
Students in a handful of local schools were making a lot of money and were spending more time with their teachers.
And the Montseignes also were seeing some incredible results, with some of the best grades and most student retention among their students.
The idea for the MontSeignes school supply drives started as a small idea for a group of teachers in the community.
As a group, we had come up with a plan to bring in a lot more school supplies to our schools.
We thought we would just buy a bunch of textbooks, and then bring them in for the kids to use.
And that’s when I came across a blog post that had a lot to do with Montessoria.
We had a teacher named Nancy L. and we had a student, who we would call Toni.
So we just thought, this is a good opportunity for a small group of people to do something that’s really important to them.
The first thing I did was send a request to the MontStPierre School.
They had the supplies they needed, and it was just an idea.
Then, a few weeks later, we got a response from the school, which was really helpful.
They sent us a package of books.
We opened the package and found the books that we needed.
I was so excited because it was something I had never seen.
It was the Montiels.
And then I found out it was a set of books from the Mont St Pierre School, which I hadn’t seen before.
The books were really well thought out.
There were some really good illustrations, like an amazing, beautiful set of coloring books that had been donated to Montiuli by the Montpelier Historical Society.
It really reminded me of Montiulias original library, which they used to draw maps and maps.
So, they were very well done.
The next thing I knew, the school had donated 10 sets of coloring pencils and 20 sets of markers.
And they had the materials for them in a backpack.
And we were able to bring them into our classrooms.
And I’m so grateful to MontSt-Princes for their generosity.
And then we were just blown away.
We were so happy.
And a few months later, when we went back to school, the teachers were happy as well.
The second thing I had was a little box from the library that had all the materials and a sticker that said, I don’t have a lot.
It said, The Montsigler Supply Drive is for you.
I love the Montsteins school supply.
And so, we were in awe of their generosity and their passion.
And after a couple of weeks, the teacher and the students started making money.
They started making a little money.
And now, after a few more weeks, they’re making a great deal.
The students who were on the Mont Siegler are making a very good deal.
And the students that were in the Mont StaPierre are making good money.
So, they’ve done a wonderful thing.
They’ve taken a small investment, they have their own school, they can buy their own supplies, and they’re really happy.
We hope that the Montstres will keep doing this, because it’s really a great way to raise money for schools.
I know a lot people don’t know that there are other programs that help Montessorial schools, and the Montsiels have some very good programs.
And if MontSts does well, maybe they’ll have a MontSt Pierre in their future.