About MCC

What is the Montessori Community Council?

MCC brings everyone involved with the Montessori Magnet School together to create a rich community environment. Created in the same year that the Montessori Magnet School was founded, the original community members wanted a parent teacher organization that included each member of the Montessori Magnet School community. In order to belong to MCC, you need only to be part of the MMS community (i.e. your child needs to attend the school or you need to be a member of the staff). Acting like a PTA (but without the membership dues) the MCC uses fundraising to help contribute to important school programs, events and field trips.

MCC Meetings

MCC Meetings are held bi-monthly at 6:30 p.m. in the school library, unless otherwise noted. Childcare is provided for meetings, but in order to receive childcare, you need to call the main office, (518) 475 6675, to reserve a spot.  See the events page for specific dates.


What the MCC does


Primarily focused on developing a supportive community for the school, the MMS acts like a PTA, only everyone is already a member when they join the school. Therefore everyone can have a say on how the MCC runs.  MCC is responsible for school social activities and events, fundraising, school book fairs and any other business that parental involvement and volunteering can help the school achieve. One of our current successful programs involving the entire school community is Gardens and Outdoor Life.


Keeping in Contact

An important part of MCC is keeping the community connected. We do this by maintaining a shared google calendar, a Yahoo Group, and a voluntary school directory.

The Yahoo Group acts as a listserv, giving families a convenient way to discuss different ideas, learn about upcoming events, look for volunteers, and stay connected. Please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MontessoriMagnet/ to join the group.


MCC Officers 2017- 2018

Co-Chair:                  Debbie Conti debcon22@icloud.com
Co-Chair:                  Danielle Gillespie dsgillespie75@gmail.com
Treasurer:                 Michael Lefebvre nymike999@gmail.com
Secretary:                 Erica Ringewald erica.ringewald@gmail.com
Member-at-Large:    Cynthia Blake cblake7373@gmail.com

Subpages (1): Gardens and Outdoor Life