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Parents Association

MdTL's Book Fair: Wednesday, April 18 & Thursday, April 19th!

MdTL's beloved Book Fair returns to the Sanctuary.

In addition to purchasing books for your family during the fair, our wonderful teachers have selected books that they "wish" will be purchased during the book fair and donated back to the classroom. This special purchase is a fantastic way to give back to the school and teachers, and serves as a great memory of your child's attendance in that classroom. Our sponsor, Book Passage, will generously donate 15-20% of the proceeds to our school.

Wednesday, April 18 3pm : MdTL Book Fair Opening Books & Treats! 3pm -4:30pm

  • Join us by the Sanctuary for treats and book browsing after 3:00 PM pick-up until 4:30PM

Thursday, April 19, 7:45 AM-8:00 PM – Coffee, Reading Activities, Family Night & More! The Book Fair is OPEN for Purchases ALL Day!

  • 7:45-9:00 AM – Books and Coffee. Join the Parent's Association for coffee, tea, lattes and breakfast treats while you browse and shop the great book selection after the kids are in class (time to make some gift purchases?)
  • 12:00-1:00 PM – Story time with Jaye. For those children with a noon pick-up, meet in the Sanctuary for snacks and story time with our Head of School, Jaye Flynn!
  • 5:30-8:00 PM – Book Fair Family Night! A favorite evening for the entire MdTL community, Family Night includes a food truck dinner available for purchase, a final chance to peruse and purchase books, and an opportunity for Upper Elementary students to showcase their reading and writing talents on stage in the Sanctuary! Kids are invited to wear pajamas.
  • In addition, the MdTL classrooms will be participating in several book-related activities throughout the day. View highlights of books that will be featured at the Book Fair for each program level via the links below.

The Parent Association (PA) of MdTL serves to build community through education and social events and provides a resource for parents to get involved and stay connected. We are fortunate to have a very active and diverse parent body that understands the importance of supporting the school, sharing their unique talents and connecting with other families.

    The PA oversees several events throughout the year which give the families of MdTL an opportunity to come together as a community. We also hold periodic educational and informational meetings. In addition, the PA helps facilitate and support the transition to MdTL for new families and becomes a resource by providing information on how to become involved in supporting the distinct and rich environment at the school.

    We strive to give our parent body ample opportunity to develop strong personal relationships that are integral to the success of the school.

    The Parent Association welcomes you and invites you to get involved! Read more about our annual events and volunteer opportunities or tell us how you are interested in getting involved!
    Marci Friedman and Katie Louderback, Co-Chairs 2017-18 MdTL Parent Association

    Halloween Festival - Saturday, October 28, 2017

    This popular event is for Primary and Pre-Primary students and run by the Elementary students with support from the Parents Association. It takes place at the school and involves festival games, face painting, a bake sale, and books for prizes! MdTL parents, click here to volunteer and help with bake sale, books, decorations, games, and more!

    MdTL Night at Book Passage - Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:30pm - 9:00pm

    Join us at Corte Madera's Book Passage for an evening of holiday shopping benefiting MdTL, light bites, wine and refreshments and a talk by Book Passage's specialist with book recommendations for all ages. Your holiday shopping has never been so easy and a generous percentage of the proceeds return to support Montessori de Terra Linda.

    Holiday Party- Friday, December 8, 2017

    Our annual Holiday Party is a great way to kick off the holiday season in a fun and festive atmosphere. Held in the evening, this parents-only event provides a nice opportunity to meet and mingle with both parents and staff of the school. Come toast the season with a glass of wine or a warm mug of spiced apple cider, hearty appetizers and the great company of our MdTL community.

    Pancake Breakfast- Saturday, February 10, 2018

    Pancake Breakfast = Fun! This gathering is fun for kids and parents alike and has become a bright spot in the middle of winter for our families. Many volunteers organize, shop for and prepare a fabulous breakfast feast for our entire MdTL community. In 2010, we went organic and local with most of our food items and drastically reduced our waste by composting and bringing our own washable plates, utensils and mugs, bypassing the need for disposable paper products.

    There is live entertainment for the children. In the past we've had a singer, clowns, the bubble man and even a reptile expert from East Bay Vivarium who thoroughly engaged and educated the entire crowd with a menagerie of creepies, crawlies and critters! We welcome family, friends, extended family, teachers and staff to this warm and wonderful gathering.

    Book Fair- Wednesday, Thursday, April 18-19, 2018

    There are lots of books to buy and a love for reading being shared. Join us and Book Passage for three days of storytelling, treats, readings, and a fun family night. There are lots of ways to help with this three day long event from selling books to organizing day specific events.

    Staff Appreciation Lunch- Friday, May 5, 2018

    The Staff Appreciation Luncheon is a lovely way to thank the phenomenal teachers and staff at MdTL. A chairperson and a group of parent volunteers work together to make and serve a beautiful and delicious lunch for our well-deserving teachers and staff. This is a great way to share a favorite dish or just pitch in an hour or two to let them know how much we truly appreciate all they do for our children.

    End of Year BBQ- Friday, June 8, 2018

    An energetic potluck style barbeque typically at a park or beach that allows families to celebrate the end of the school year.


    Throughout the course of the year the MdTL Parent Association holds periodic meetings to keep you abreast of school events and to share speakers we hope you find engaging or enlightening. To get involved, please email Co-Chairs Marci Friedman or Katie Louderback.