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Highland Mill Montessori
Elementary School
3201 Clemson Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28205
Courier #: 413
P: 980-343-5525  |  F: 980-343-5589 
LC: Central 2
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: PreK-6
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Important Times in Our School Schedule

9:00 am

9:15 am

Morning Bell

Tardy Bell

4:00 pm Afternoon Bell
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Car/Van Pick-up and Bus Departures
7:00 am - 9:00 am (Separate from Highland Mill Montessori's Program) Before School Program - available upon request and minimal fee
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (Separate from Highland Mill Montessori's Program) After School Program - available upon request and minimal fee
8:00 am Office staff available
9:00 am

Breakfast begins (open until all buses are here) Car riders who are eating breakfast may go to the cafeteria at 9:00

9:00 am Earliest time to drop off children who are not in Before School's program
9:15 am Tardy after 9:15 am
3:30 pm Ending time for early pick up
3:30 pm For the safety of your child and to assure he/she gets to the correct destination: This is the latest for any transportation changes.
Important Information for Safety
9:00 am
first drop-off time
Earliest time to drop off children who are not in Before School's program Staff members have A.M. responsibilities and are not availabe to supervise children before 9:00, so please remain with your child in your car until 9:00 am - first drop-off time.
3:30 pm
Early Dismissals

Last time for early dismissals. To ensure the safety of your children, no dismissals are permitted after 3:30 pm.  This is a busy time of day and we want to avoid any confusion.

End-of-Day Dismissal.

4:00-4:30 pm.



Student's are assigned to Highland Mill Montessori through the Magnet/Student Assignment lottery.  Students must first enroll with the district by the appropriate deadlines and then submit the online lottery application.  Students must be age 4 on or before August 31st to be eligible for pre-k.  Students must be age 5 on or before August 31st to be eligible for kindergarten.  Tuition is required for pre-k students and scholarships are available.  Current immunizations are required for students to attend school.
Classroom Observations (beginning around 1st week of October)
Parent observation is an essential form of parent education. Parents may visit in classrooms at any time. In order to assure that only one or two guests observe at the same time, we ask that you schedule your observations with Beth Leo, our literacy facilitator.  She will be able to clarify the classroom activities that are taking place and answer questions about the strategies in place and the implementation of the curriculum.  Upon arrival for your appointment, please check-in at the front office and Beth will meet you there. 

The teacher's first job is to work with and care for all of the chilren in her charge.  After an observation if you wish to speak with the classroom teacher, please understand that the teacher is not availbe during instructional time.  Please plan to talk with the teacher when she is not involved with children during the school day.  Feel free to email questions to the teacher or call the office and leave a message that you would like to speak with the teacher.

Things to look for when you observe your child:

Accessibility of materials

Attractiveness of the room

Children's interest in the environment

Interaction among children

Interaction between children and teacher

Interaction between teachers

Interaction of children with materials

General work habits

Social climate

Responsible independence in children

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
P.O. Box 30035
Charlotte, NC 28230-0035
Phone: 980-343-3000
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