Entertainment by “The Black Honkeys”

Hosted by “Catfish” from 103.5 FM

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Our Annual BASH “Building a Scholastic Heritage” Semi-Formal Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction Party is coming again to PHMA on Saturday, March 21st, 2015 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. followed by our Annual Golf Tournament, themed “Scholastic Classic” on Sunday, March 22nd, 2015.


This is an exciting fundraising event that will continue to provide scholarship support for deserving students as we maintain and modernize our teaching resources, support the arts program, physical education program including swimming, our technology program and continue to attract and train exceptional teachers providing opportunities for a challenging education.


We are excited to announce that the BASH Party will include Live Entertainment by the “The Black Honkeys” and hosted by “Catfish” from 103.5 FM. There will be delicious food, awesome music & dancing, silent & live auctions, 50/50 raffle, balloon pops and door prizes as well. The Golf Tournament will take place the following day with 18 holes of golf, hole-in-one prizes, lunch & awards.


We are in the process of forming committees and need Project Chairs and many volunteers to be part of the process.


Please complete the Volunteer Form below and return it to the front desk or email it to: schelena@floridamontessori.comPlease R.S.V.P. to the meeting at:


Your time and talents are greatly appreciated!


Sheryl Chelena, Jon Chelena

Chairs of the Scholastic Classic 2015

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School Calendar for 2014-2015

Here is the link for the School Calendar for 2014-2015 for you to print out or view at your convenience.  Questions call (727) 786-1854. School Calendar ALL THREE 3-14



Flu Prevention at PHMA

As the flu season quickly approaches we want to inform our parents about the measures we are taking in the classroom to help minimize the spread of germs during this flu season.


Hand Washing:

Hand washing alone can greatly reduce the spread of germs and viruses.  All children are instructed to wash their hands several times throughout the day;  i.e., when a child enters the room from outside the building, before and after meals,  each time the restroom is used and after they sneeze, cough, or blow their nose.


Covering your Mouth and Nose:

Students are being encouraged to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when they cough or sneeze.  We are also teaching the children to cover coughs and sneezes using their elbow instead of their hand when a tissue is not available.


Avoid Touching your Eyes, Nose and Mouth:

Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated and then touches their eyes, nose or mouth.  The children are encouraged to keep their hands away from their face to help minimize the spread of germs.


Clean Surfaces and Classroom Items:

Surfaces that are more likely to have frequent hand contact such as door handles, water faucets, basins, desks, etc. are disinfected every day.  Classroom materials are also cleaned on a regular basis to ensure the environment is clean and safe for all children.


Send Sick Students, Teachers and Staff Home:

If your child should become ill and needs to be sent home during the school day, we are requesting that you come to pick up your child as soon as possible.  The longer a sick child remains in the classroom the greater the risk of the spread of germs and viruses.  It is important that sick students and staff stay home at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever and/or flu like symptoms (without the use of fever-reducing medication).  This will reduce the risk of a relapse as well as help minimize the spread of infection.


If we all follow the above mentioned guidelines, we will decrease the exposure to the seasonal flu and the N1H1 virus while limiting the disruption of the school day and the vital learning that takes place.  As always, we are committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for the entire PHMA community.   Thank you for your support!




We have been nominated for the Tampa Bay Business Journal Readers Choice Award for Best of the Bay.  We would love for everyone to vote for us on their website.  The voting is going on right now, so please log on to this link and vote away!!!!  Thank you for your continued support of Palm Harbor Montessori Academy.




If you are a computer guru and can teach the children and teachers about computers, a Smart Board or any of the Microsoft programs like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.   We have volunteer opportunities for you!!!!  Please contact Sheryl Chelena at or call her at 727-786-1854.