News from Armatage
Family Inclusion Day, Friday, February 22nd!
Monday, February 11, 2019 7:15 AM

Join us for our Armatage Family Inclusion Day, Friday, February 22nd, 7:30-9:00 am

We want to honor our family traditions and rich culture throughout our school community. Families will begin in the small gym with treats and beverages & an opportunity to learn about cultures from around the world. Classrooms are working on artwork based on family traditions and culture across our school. Please join us in celebrating student’s artwork and writing about their family traditions & culture! If you are interested in volunteering as a parent on Friday, Feb. 22nd between 7-9:30am please email, Carey Seeley, Assistant Principal:

Science Fair Project Proposals Due Feb 22nd
Monday, February 11, 2019 7:00 AM

It’s time to start getting ready for the Armatage Montessori Science Fair! All students in PreK – 3rd grade are encouraged to participate in this fun non judged fair. 4/5th grade students are required to participate in the science fair with their homeroom class. Registration forms will be going home this Wednesday February 6th and should be turned in by February 22nd, so let’s start thinking about science! If you have any questions feel free to contact the science specialist Kaitlyn Fashingbauer (  Click the title link for more information.

Family Reading Night, Thursday, May 16th
Thursday, February 07, 2019 8:30 AM

Family Reading Night is rescheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Music News from Ms. Anita
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 6:00 AM

Amatage Music Specialist Ms. Anita Webster shares what students have been up to in music class.  Click the title link to read her full letter.

Fundraising for Foster
Fundraising for Foster - Tickets available for purchase online!
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 5:45 AM

Let’s Put the Fun in FUNdraising!  Friday, March 15, 6:30-10:30 pm

**Tickets now available for purchase online!** Keep the fun going!  The Fundraising for Foster online auction will go live at 9:00 am on Wednesday, March 13 and stay open until 6:00 pm on Friday, March 15.  All proceeds from the online auction will provide much needed funding to support student learning at Armatage. Beginning March 13, visit to see all the wonderful items made available through the generosity of our school community.  Bid early and bid often!

Visit the Fundraising for Foster website for more information about this event.

Girls on the Run Spring Registration Lottery 2/1-2/6/19
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:55 AM

Registration for the Spring Season of Girls on the Run (GOTR) at Armatage is open from 2/1 to 2/6/19 with the lottery running on 2/7/19 to fill all open slots.   Click the link for more information.


Science Update from Kaitlyn Fashingbauer
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 6:00 AM

Read the latest Science News from our Specialist Kaitlyn Fashingbauer.  Click the title link for more information.

Remembering Steve Bonine
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:00 AM

It is with great sadness that we share, our schools longtime Community Education Director, Steve Bonine, passed away last Saturday, January 12.  Steve has been working for Minneapolis Public Schools for 22 years, at both Armatage and Lyndale schools.  He is well known and highly regarded by the district, school, community and afterschool students and families.  A memorial service has been planned for this Saturday, January 19 in the Armatage Montessori lower gymnasium.  There will be a visitation from 10:00 am, and a Celebration of Life service at 11:00 am.  Following the service, guests will be invited to go upstairs to the cafeteria for refreshments.  You are your children are invited to attend.  At one point in the service, Ms. Anita will invite any Armatage student interested in helping sing a song dedicated to Mr. Bonine to quietly and respectfully come up and join her.  We are setting up a Steve Bonine Scholarship Fund to support students whose families cannot afford to pay for after school activities.  If you are interested in making a donation, please send a check to:  Armatage Montessori School and in the memo line write Steve Bonine Scholarship Fund.  Here is a link to Steve's Obituary in the Star Tribune:

New Safety Procedure effective 1/7/2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 5:55 AM

To ensure the safety of all students, we are amending our current procedures to ensure all children are dismissed to the appropriate people / or locations.  Any phone request to have a student go home via a different method than usual must come by 12:00 p.m. and be followed up with an email to the classroom teacher & the secretary at:  This will allow the office staff to double check the student’s emergency card for any exclusions.

PTA Meeting Thursday, January 10 - 6:30 PM
Thursday, January 10, 2019 12:45 PM

The PTA meeting tonight is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. not 6:00 p.m. as stated on the Robo.  We apologize for the mistake.

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