Weekly Update, June 3

Parent Guild and FCMA 10 Year Anniversary Items needed for Craft Potluck 

Do you have craft items awaiting creativity? If so, please consider donating them to the craft potluck where students can create something from your surplus of craft items.  Corks, tacky glue, sequins, acrylic paint, stencils, cardstock, stickers, etc. Collection bin will be located inside the main Herbert St. entrance starting June 1st.

Parent Guild is gearing up for Field Day Around the World!

Monday, June 17th At Rosie’s Park
Pre-K, Early El, Lower El: 9-11am

Lunch 11-noon all families are welcome to bring their own lunch and picnic with their students.

Upper El, MS: Noon- 2pm

Kickball game: 8th graders vs. staff 2:15pm

Popsicles will be served during the kickball game

Stay tuned for a sign-up genius to help facilitate morning and afternoon stations and request some equipment.

Bagel Sale Update: 

Dear upcoming 7th and 8th grade returning families,
Part of the Middle School curriculum includes fundraising to supplement Class Field trips to Washington D.C., Chicago, camp and other events.  Yearlong bagel sales provide an opportunity for students to serve community hours and raise money.We are looking for a couple more parents who can supervise Friday morning bagel sales. The time commitment is from 7:30-8:10am.  The students run the sales, but it is always helpful to have one or two adults on-hand to support them.  The adults will need to count money and leave it in the office. We are asking for help so that new families can be ‘trained’ before the end of the school year. Please contact Mr. Darin if you are interested in continuing this MS tradition. 
Friday Bagel sales will continue through Friday June 7th. As a token of appreciation for your continued support, bagels will be 75 cents on June 7th! Please remember there is a pre-sale option to have bagels on-hand through your weekend!  Forms are outside the office or here.Bagelorderform

Please welcome our new team to lead the Parent Guild!

Megan Modica and Cemone Moy will co-Lead the Parent Guild.  Christi Cook is our finance liaison. Leesa Elkins and Andrea Hicks are in charge of passive and active fundraising.  Angela Holmes will be joining Jennifer Bartleman to lead the Native Garden and Habitat.  Marie Lang and Andrea Jarvis have teamed up to continue Michigan Green School efforts.  Angela Dagle will continue maintaining the website.  Nicole Massie is continuing her roll as the Lead Classroom Liaison.  Parent Guild is always looking to build teams within these focus groups, either year-round or for specific events.  Please check out our website for more info.  We will be updating it shortly.

Weekly Update – April 29

Thank you to everyone who donated to PlanetAid, Electronics recycling, Planet Green recycling! 

Did you know Planet Aid bins are located in the gym corridor for year-round collection of worn shoes, sheets, clothing. Please consider these bins before discarding your textiles. 

Did you know Colorcycle is our newest recycling initiative? Markers, highlighters, or dry erase markers can be placed in the marker collection inside the main Herbert street entrance doors.

Thank you to our Green Team, Marie Lang and Andrea Jarvis for organizing these events and to everyone who helped clean-up Belle Isle!


Parent Guild is host a seedling planting after school at FCMA Thursday, May 2 3:30-4:30pm.  Donations in kind appreciated to support FCMA Native Garden and Habitat.  Potting soil and seeds provided. Please bring your own flower pot; limited quantities will available on-hand.


Parent Guild is starting their Endangered Species Sponsorship Campaign May 1st!  Each classroom has a container to collect your loose change. Proceeds go towards supporting the chosen Endangered Species, which will be voted upon by the students and staff on Endangered Species Day May 17th!  This year we will bring awareness to Asian Endangered Species- be on the lookout for posters highlighting these fascinating species.  Check your car, couch and backpacks! Bring in your loose change!


Four Corners Montessori Academy has been approved for Michigan Green School certification!  Thank you in supporting our efforts in recycling, reducing energy consumption, supporting environmental protection. 

Our Native Garden and Habitat and The Serviceberry Tree will be blooming soon! Please be mindful of where the buds are coming through. We ask that you stay on the path, off the mulch, and leave the buds and branches to grow freely. Thank you for your continued cooperation.