News from Armatage
From the Desk of Principal Franks
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8:00 AM

Principal Joan Franks shares the latest news with the Armatage Montessori community in her letter dated Monday, June 3, 2019. Click the title link to read her full letter.

Clean-Up Volunteers needed for the Armatage Courtyard
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 7:50 AM
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity? Or a way to get outside this summer? Join an email group to learn about meetings for the Armatage court yard clean up one morning a week, 8:30 am - 11:00 am. You can come as much or as little as your schedule allows. Please come help us make the Armatage court yard beautiful again. Contact


New District Comprehensive Design
Friday, May 10, 2019 6:45 AM

Minneapolis Public Schools has served this city for more than 100 years. Over those years, student and family needs have continued to change. Even today MPS and Armatage Montessori must evolve in ways that meet those changing needs and also position our district and our school to serve students well into the future. English...

Minneapolis Public Schools ha estado sirviendo a esta ciudad durante más de 100 años.  En el transcurso de esos años, las necesidades de los estudiantes y de las familias han continuado cambiando. Incluso hoy en día, MPS y Armatage Montessori deben evolucionar en maneras que satisfagan esas necesidades cambiantes, y que también coloquen a nuestro distrito en posición de servir a los estudiantes en un futuro a largo plazo. Español...

Dugsiyada dadweynaha Minneapolis waxay magaalada Minneapolis ka howlgalayeen mudo ka badan 100 sano. Sanadahaas, waxaa hadba is badalaayey baahida qoysaska iyo baahida ardayda. Xitaa maanay  MPS iyo Armatage Montessori waa in ay gutaan waajibkooda oo ay ka soo baxaan sidii ay u dabooli lahaayeen baahidaas, sidoo kale dugsiyada degmadu waa in ay u adeegaan ardayda mustaqbalkaooda si wanaagsan. Somali...

Minneapolis Public Schools tau los qhia ntawv rau lub nroog no tshaj li 100 xyoo. Nyob rau cov xyoo dhau los, menyuam thiab tsevneeg yuav tsum muaj kev hloov ua ntu zus. Txawm hnub no MPS thiab Armatage Montessori yuav pauv txoj hauv kev uas yuav raws cuag yam xav tau hauv txog kev hloov thiab npaj peb lub district thiab peb cov tsev kawm ntawv los pab peb cov menyuam kom zoo lawm yav tom ntej. Hmoob...

Summer School
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 7:00 AM

Interested in having your child attend summer school or GEMS/GISE summer program? Please click the title link for more information and to read the summer school letter.

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.

Armatage Assessment Schedule 2018-2019
Monday, September 24, 2018 1:35 PM

Find the 2018-2019 Standardized Testing dates for Armatage.  Click the title link for a full list of dates.

Armatage's Online Store is Open!
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 8:20 AM

Shop for Armatage t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, pins, and more at  All proceeds help support our classrooms.  Orders placed online will typically be sent home with your child unless other arrangements are made.  Email any questions to


Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 9:15 AM

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!  Principal Joan Franks welcomes and updates the Armatage Montessori School Community about the school construction project, staffing changes, and meet and greet your school teacher event on Thursday, August 23, 12:30 - 2:00 pm.  Click the title link to read Mrs. Franks full letter. 

Monday, August 27:  First day of school for First through Twelfth Grade

Wednesday, August 29:  First day of school for Pre-K and Kindergarten

Welcome New Assistant Principal Carey Seeley!
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 9:00 AM

Armatage Montessori school welcome our new Assistant Principal, Carey Seeley.  Click the title link to read her letter to our school community.

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