21st Annual Christmas Program

We celebrated our 21st Annual Christmas Program – It’s a Small World – with over 300 guests. Children organized performances representing the seven continents. The Langham Creek High School Madrigal Choir kicked off our show with classic Christmas carols, and our children welcomed their families with the Pledge of Allegiance. Our Toddlers became penguins representing the continent of Antarctica and a Kindergartner recited the story of the Gingerbread Man Down Under. Our Primary students performed folk dances from Austria Mexico, and Japan and later recited a folktale from South Africa. Our children ended the night performing as a band and singing a Peace anthem, sung by Montessori schools around the world. Santa arrived with two alpacas courtesy of Bluebonnet Hills Alpaca Ranch, and children took professional photos courtesy of Alumni parent Susan McLeroy, Realtor. Thank you to our amazing families who brought cookies and treats representing over 30 different countries.

We’re off to the Carnival!

Last Friday, our children organized their annual Halloween Carnival. Full of old-school games like ring toss, fishing, and a cake walk, our Kindergartners guided our Toddler and Primary students from room to room and show them how to play! Our Halloween Carnival, unlike local Fall Festivals, is designed to help children be independent in social engagements. They learn to wait their turn, socialize politely, and have fun as a group.

Children Launch Campaign to Support YMCA’s #OperationBackpack

Two of our #LeadershipForKids students launched a campaign in support of the YMCA’s #OperationBackpack. They also designed postcards as a thank you for neighbors who choose to donate.

These two young leaders created only 61 limited-edition, handmade postcards. Why? To raise awareness of the 61 million girls who are out of school. And this was all their idea.


School supplies can be dropped off at Montessori Preschool @ Copperfield, 8007 Queenston Boulevard, Houston, TX 77095 until August 11.

The YMCA is collecting backpacks and school supplies to support children across Houston so they can start school with the right tools. All supplies will be given to the Langham Creek YMCA. Drop by and you get your limited-edition postcard!

Recommended supplies include:

  • 1 package of pens
  • 1 package of #2 pencils
  • 1 pencil sharpener
  • 1 eraser
  • 1 24-pack of crayons or 8-pack of markers or colored pencils
  • 1 12-inch ruler
  • 1 pair of child safety scissors
  • 2 pocket folders
  • 2 spiral notebooks (100 sheets each)
  • 1 one-inch wide binder
  • 1 glue bottle or glue stick
  • 1 roll of tape
  • School box for storing supplies
  • 1 12″ Ruler
  • 1 package ruled looseleaf 8.5 x 11 paper (wide ruled)
  • 1 new backpack

28th International Montessori Congress

Our love and best wishes to our friends and colleagues at the 28th International Montessori Congress in Prague, Czech Republic.

The International Montessori Congress is a large-scale educational congress. Ever since Maria Montessori established the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) in 1929,  congresses have taken place regularly to share best practice, discuss new insights, and renew our commitment to Montessori education.  The Congress inspires and encourages growth, development and action on personal, local and global levels.

AMI is the custodian and cultivator of Montessori philosophy and pedagogy, seeking to maintain the integrity of Dr. Maria Montessori’s legacy and increase capacity to serve children around the world.

The goal of the Congress is to raise worldwide awareness and understanding of Montessori
education, as well as to provide a platform for Montessori professionals to connect with one another. Since 1929, only twenty-seven Congresses have taken place around the world. The 2017 Congress will demonstrate that Montessori is an educational approach guided by the natural laws of human development, which enables all human beings to become agents of positive social change. The Congress will inspire a universal effort. Through dialogue, solidarity and collaboration each participant will come away with practical tools to effectively impact their respective social communities.

Text adapted from Association Montessori Interanationale.

5th Annual Children’s Art Show

In March 2017, over 200 Cy-Fair residents joined our 5th Annual Children’s Art Show – Deep in the Heart of Texas. The art work celebrated the diverse culture and rich economic history of the second largest state in the United States. Each child worked one-on-one with our Montessori Art Directress to create their painting, showcasing their creativity and skills in color blending and composition.

The event featured Face Painting and a Photo Booth coordinated by Alumni Parent Susan Mcleroy and the launch of Cy-Fair’s first Tinker Fair, developed by Budding Engineers. The event also included a specialty Mocktail Bar, with custom drinks crafted by Mixologist Niel Ahuja, and a Book Fair led by parent volunteers.