Category Archives: community

Lower Elementary’s Birdhouse Gourds

Last spring, Lower Elementary students planted birdhouse gourd seeds along part of the fence of their outdoor classroom. The seeds were quite successful, yielding around 20 gourds! Our current Lower Elementary students harvested the gourds and pruned their stems and leaves during … Continue reading

Posted in community, Lower Elementary, practical life

Earn 4 Family Work Hours by enrolling your Kroger Card!

Did you know that each year McGuffey raises hundreds of dollars simply by families and friends linking their Kroger Plus card to McGuffey? Simply link your Kroger Plus card to McGuffey through your online account and we receive a percentage from … Continue reading

Posted in community, fundraising, McGuffey

Audubon Bird Art Exhibition 2016

On March 19 Audubon Miami Valley held their 5th annual Bird Art Exhibition. Although McGuffey students in grades 1 though 8 traditionally have the option to submit artwork, this year the kindergarteners joined in. The kindergarten class joined the first graders for … Continue reading

Posted in art, community, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, Upper Elementary

Grassroot Soccer Partnership Next Month

McGuffey is pleased to partner with Grassroot Soccer and the Miami University Women’s Soccer Team in raising money for at-risk youth around the world. McGuffey parent Jon Ralinovsky kicked off this program with a generous donation that brings Jessica Byron … Continue reading

Posted in community, McGuffey, physical education

Read-A-Thon is underway!

The Read-A-Thon is here and McGuffey’s students are excited about it! The Read-a-Thon is an annual event where, for two weeks, we celebrate the joy of the written word and encourage our students to read, or be read to. We … Continue reading

Posted in announcements, community, fundraising, language arts, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, parents, Primary, Upper Elementary

Exploring Our Strengths

Our Middle School students had a great opportunity this week to take Gallup’s StrengthsExplorer assessment. Students from Miami University’s Buck Rogers Leadership Program led them through a workshop to explore their top themes or strengths. McGuffey students had a chance … Continue reading

Posted in community, field trip, McGuffey, Middle School

2016 Shop Local Cards Available Now!

2016 Shop Local cards are here! Get them at MOON Co-Op, Juniper, the Oxford Farmer’s Market and McGuffey Montessori for only $15. This year’s card features benefits including… —5% off every day at Moon Coop —15% off one item at Juniper … Continue reading

Posted in community, fundraising, McGuffey

Tai Chi and Taekwondo: Soft and Hard Martial Arts at McGuffey

This year at McGuffey, our students have had the opportunity to study Tai Chi and Taekwondo. Both are martial arts; Tai Chi (a Chinese martial art) emphasizes softness, balance, and yielding, while Taekwondo (a Korean martial art) emphasizes hard strikes, … Continue reading

Posted in community, McGuffey, outside, physical education

Martin Luther King Jr. Creative Arts Exposition

Several students in the Upper Unit participated in Oxford’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Creative Arts Exposition. They were challenged to create a visual or written piece of art based on either the inspiration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. … Continue reading

Posted in art, community, language arts, peace, upper unit

Ice Skating!

Yesterday was our first day of ice skating! This is an opportunity for students big and small to spend some time on the ice, using a combination of strength and balance to keep themselves upright and moving. Beginners and experienced skaters … Continue reading

Posted in community, field trip, McGuffey, physical education