Enriching Students’ Lives Through Montessori Values

| February 21, 2013

By GREGORY DIXON
Your Voice Contributor

Montessori School of Louisville (MSL) will hold the fourth annual Butterfly Benefit auction, in tribute to the shared values of Dr. Maria Montessori at The Olmsted on Friday, Feb. 22, in Louisville.

Proceeds from the Butterfly Benefit will support MSL and provide a significant source of funds for the 2013-2014 school year to ensure the continuation of Montessori education offerings in the Metro Louisville community. In keeping with Montessori’s community ideals and extension of prepared learning environments, MSL has chosen for proceeds from the Butterfly Benefit to support a natural outdoor classroom (learn more at www.naturalplaygrounds.com) and edible playground, working closely with Whole Foods.

Giving to the earth is powerful for students. Whether helping to plant a tree, studying an insect, or preparing a garden for winter, students become connected to the earth. That connection empowers them through a sense of achievement and wonder. In turn, it motivates them to build on a foundation of sustainability and compassion and contribute meaningfully through a sense of community.

Live auction items at the benefit will include a trip to Mexico, “be a conductor for a day” with a real engine train ride, as well as beautiful stone carvings created by Nelstone Stones and chiseled out by MSL students. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Butterfly Benefit will directly enrich the lives of our students.
Montessori School of Louisville, founded in August of 2006 by a group of Montessori parents and Montessori educators, serves pre-K through eighth grade students. The aim of Montessori education is to foster competent, responsible, adaptive citizens who are lifelong learners and creative, peaceful problem solvers. For more information about Montessori school of Louisville, please visit www.montessorischooloflouisville.org.
To purchase tickets for the Butterfly Benefit, which are $75 per ticket or $500 per table of 8, or to book a tour of the Montessori School of Louisville, please contact Greg Dixon, Head of School, at 502.640.8585 or by emailing gdixon@msl-edu.org.

Gregory Dixon is the head of school at Montessori School of Louisville, Inc., a nonprofit organization.

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