News from Armatage
2019-2020 Welcome Letter and Classroom Assignments
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:00 AM

Current and New Families to Armatage Montessori will be mailed letters to their home address on Friday, August 23, 2019 with a Welcome Letter and Classroom Assignments.

Armatage Open House and Meet your Teacher! Wednesday, August 28, 4-6 pm
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:00 AM

The Armatage Open House will be on Wednesday, Aug. 28th from 4-6pm. This will be an opportunity to meet your child's teacher and drop off school supplies. We are looking forward to connecting with families before the school year begins! For a list of school supplies by grade, click here.

2019-2020 School Year!
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:15 AM

The 2019-2020 School Year will begin:

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 for Grades 1-5 students

Thursday, September 5, 2019 for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students

School Hours:  7:30 am - 2:00 pm


Pick Up and Drop Off at Armatage Montessori: 


56th street (Door 5, Main Entrance to the school)

No cars are permitted to enter the driveway between 7:05 – 7:40 a.m. / or until all buses have arrived. 

There is no on street parking on 56th street 

There is no drop off on 56th street as it creates a traffic jam.   In addition, it creates a situation in which children, buses and cars are in the same space.  We DO NOT want children running along side, in front of or between vehicles.

For the safety of everyone, families should use the park board parking lot to drop off students in the mornings.


Park Board Parking Lot (Door 15 entrance)

When exiting the park lot, please do not turn left. There have been a few fender benders and near misses as cars come around the bend when cars are turning left. 

We really appreciate your help in making drop-off and pick-up a safe experience for our children. 


New to the school?  Be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ).

Environmental Health & Safety Notices Posted
Monday, August 12, 2019 7:20 PM

Environmental Health & Safety is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning and working environment for students, staff and the general public that enter our buildings. Learn more at the Environmental Health & Safety site. For your convenience, direct links to notices are available as well.

New Social Emotional Learning(SEL) Themes
Friday, August 2, 2019 9:25 AM

We are adding a new communication monthly for parents related to our SEL (social emotional learning) themes.  Parents are invited to read the monthly connection.  Click the title link to read the full article.

From the Desk of Principal Franks
Friday, August 2, 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.

New Safety Procedure
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 10:15 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.

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:

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