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


Thank You Track and Field Day Volunteers!
Monday, June 3, 2019 5:00 AM

A GIGANTIC thank you to all of you who helped with this year's Track and Field Day and parade Thursday, May 23rd!  It takes a lot of help before, during and after to make this event happen and be successful.   We appreciate everyone who pitched in to help!  We couldn’t have done it without you.  Click the title link to read the full thank you letter.


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...

Music Updates from Ms. Anita
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 7:10 AM

Click the title link to read Ms. Anita's Music class most recent updates.

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.

Spring 2019 Community Education Classes
Monday, March 18, 2019 11:30 AM

Spring is right around the corner and so the next session of Community Ed Classes. Classes will run from April 8th through May 22nd. Online registration begins March 15th and will close on April 5th. If you need a paper form they can be picked up in the main office. Please see the Community Education page for more details.

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.

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