Parent Association

A Letter from PA President Preetha Kurudiyara

My name is Preetha Kurudiyara and I am the current president of the Milwaukee Montessori School Parent Association (MMS PA).

On behalf of the MMS PA, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our returning and new students and families. I hope that you are having a relaxing summer, and as we look toward the 2014-2015 school year we are looking forward to reconnecting with returning families and welcoming new families to what promises to be a wonderfully busy year at MMS.

As an MMS parent, you automatically become a member of the MMS Parent Association. Our goal is to support the school’s mission, develop volunteer participation by organizing fund and “fun” raisers that provide financial support to the school as well as provide a sense of community.

Your participation provides you with a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and get involved in the life of the school.  This year we have a variety of events planned to engage both students and their families, and we are excited to introduce several new events this year and look forward to starting new traditions.

We know that all of our parents are busy with the demands of everyday life, but want you to know that even a small contribution of your time and energy can significantly contribute to the PA’s efforts to support enriching activities for our school community. Volunteering not only helps support our children and their school but also fosters the nurturing family community that we are fortunate to have here at MMS. We will present volunteer opportunities this September.

The parents of MMS have dedicated countless hours to the school activities and events that make it great; however, we always need parents who are willing to step forward and take leadership roles in organizing key events. Learn how to become actively involved, read the Guide to Giving and Getting Involved.

We are very much looking forward to the upcoming year and welcome and appreciate your participation. I assure you that it is a worthwhile endeavor that you will find personally rewarding and fun.


Preetha Kurudiyara-Hill

MMS Parent Association President




The PA sponsors fun-raising and fundraising events throughout the year for the whole family.  Make great memories with your kids while helping the school become stronger each year.

Welcome Back Ice Cream Social:
Friday, September 5: 4:30 - 6 pm
Kick-off the school year by catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.
Volunteer for a shift to help out.

RSVP or Volunteer

Family Movie Night
NEW DATE - Friday, September 19: 7 pm - movie to start at dusk.
Join us in the MMS backyard for a screening of a family-friendly movie: Gnomeo and Juliet.
$10 per family (immediate family)


Parent Education Speaker & Dinner
Catherine Steiner-Adair: Families in the Digital Age

Thursday, September 18 at MMS: Dinner from 5:30-6:30 pm; Lecture from 6:30-8:00 pm
Learn more about the speaker 


Fall Toddler Social
Wednesday, October 1:
5 -6 pm
MMS Backyard

Family Bowling
Saturday, October 25:
3 -5 pm
AMF West Lanes

Toddler Event
Sunday, November 9:
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Big Backyard

Sip & Shop: Ladies Night Out
Friday, November 21:
7 - 9 pm
Join us at MMS for an evening of making new friends,
enjoying wine, and finding unique items from a host of vendors.

Parent Education Speaker & Dinner
John E. Chubb: Technology, Politics & the Future of Education

Monday, November 24 at MMS: Dinner from 5:30-6:30 pm; Lecture from 6:30-8:00 pm
Learn more about the speaker

Water Park Family Night
Sunday, January 11: 3 - 6 pm
Country Springs Water Park

MLK Community Service Day
Monday, January 19

Hunger Task Force

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Saturday, January 31: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Milwaukee Public Museum

Spring Toddler Social
Wednesday, March 4:
5 -6 pm

Annual Gala Dinner & Auction
Saturday, March 28:  6 -10 pm
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Book Fair
Tuesday, May 4 - 8
Share your love of reading. Help at the Scholastic Book Fair. Join the planning Committee or volunteer to work a shift.
St. Therese - enter via MMS.

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
Tuesday, May 5: 11 am - 2 pm
Celebrate the hard work and dedication of our teachers.
Sign-up to bring a dish, assist with set-up, clean-up or serving.

Children's House Preview Night
Tuesday, May 13: 5 - 6 pm
See the classrooms, view some of the lessons, and meet the teachers.

Family Miniature Golf
Saturday, May 16: 10 am - 12 pm
Prairieville Park

End of the Year Picnic
Wednesday, June 10: 11:30 am - 1 pm
Commemorate the end of the school year in the MMS Backyard.

Click here to learn more about Volunteer opportunities at these events. 
Or, if you already know you want to help, click here to complete our online sign-up form.


Get Involved

If you are interested in joining any of planning committees or you would like get involved in any of our events, please contact the following people:

  • Preetha Kurudiyara, PA President
  • Michelle Vandenhouten, Director of Development  

Or, sign-up for volunteer opportunities now!




Want to learn more?


  Check out our 

  Guide to Giving and

  Getting Involved




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