DHMC students participate in Make A Difference Day activities

HEIGHTS – Students at Dearborn Heights Montessori Center learned firsthand how they can make a difference in the lives of others. During the month of October, students, families and staff demonstrated how they are part of a larger community by collecting personal care items for the Fire Department’s project for U.S. military veterans.

Students, parents, teachers and staff also worked together through the school’s annual Book Fair and Family Literacy Night to raise money and donate books for children in metro Detroit.

The Book Fair, sponsored by the Parents Association, generated nearly $200 in donations to purchase over 30 books for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s Rosa Parks Children and Youth Program. Families and staff donated 60 additional books for the program.

“Fostering a healthy sense of compassion and community spirit is an important part of the Montessori curriculum,” said Laura Springer, DHMC’s assistant head of school.

Families interested in DHMC are invited to attend the school’s fall open house event from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Teachers and staff will be on hand to provide informational tours of classrooms for toddlers through eighth grade. The school is at 466 N. John Daly in Dearborn Heights.

In addition to academic programs provided by experienced staff, DHMC offers foreign languages, art, music, physical education, technology, field trips, and in-house presentations as well as full-day care and latchkey programs. A summer day camp also is offered.

Children are also welcome to attend the open house with their parents, and light refreshments will be served.

For additional information and programs available at DHMC, call 313-359-3000 or go to www.dhmontessori.org.