Community Events

FAMILY ASSOCIATION

Friend-raising Events

From friend-raisers to fundraisers, the Family Association of MSD (FAM) offers all kinds of fun opportunities for supporting our school. Friend-raisers build the sense of community that is so important to MSD, and the fundraisers support the four areas that help to keep our school strong – professional development, new technology in the classroom, financial aid for our families, and wherever it’s needed most on campus.

Fall:

  • MSD 101
  • Parent Reception
  • Fall Harvest
  • GrandFriends Day

Winter:

  • Colorado Gives Day*
  • Winterglow
  • Book Fair

Spring:

  • Auction*
  • Staff Appreciation Breakfast

Summer:

  • Program Meet Ups, organized by Room Parents

*Fundraising Events

Parent Reception with Food Trucks and Connections | MSD Parent Community | Montessori School of Denver Community and Connections
WELCOME (BACK) TO MSD!

Annual Parent Reception

All MSD parents and caregivers are invited to a welcome back parent reception under the stars on the MSD Field. Join us for food, drinks, and fun as we say goodbye to summer and welcome in another fantastic school year together. Adults only event!

Parent Reception with Food Trucks and Connections | MSD Parent Community | Montessori School of Denver Community and Connections
A LONG-TIME FAVORITE FOR MSD FAMILIES!

Fall Harvest

Every Fall, our campus is transformed into a festive fall celebration for students, parents, and community members to enjoy. MSD’s annual Fall Harvest Festival is a long-time family favorite, and the Family Association works hard to put together an incredible event for our families.

Admission to the Fall Harvest will be open to our whole MSD community! Tickets and unlimited wristbands for a wide variety of activities, games, crafts, and food will be available for purchase at the event. The event will include many free games, snacks, and activities in addition to ticketed ones.

Fall Harvest Fest 2022 | Children at Fall Harvest Fest | Seasonal Community Events at Montessori School of Denver
Family and Staff at MSD Auction 2022 | Rock of Ages
A TREASURED TRADITION AT MSD

GrandFriends’ Day

Our students have a million reasons to love their grandparents, aunts, uncles, nannies, neighbors, close family friends, and everyone who plays a big role in their lives! These people are their biggest fans. They champion their awesomeness in everything they do, and they love them in that special way only GrandFriends can.

At MSD, we treasure GrandFriends, too! Each year, they visit our campus to celebrate the important work we do at MSD. They join us for a light breakfast, a choir performance, student-led presentations in the classrooms, and to see MSD in action on GrandFriends Day.

Sometimes GrandFriends attend our annual Auction fundraiser in April. Throughout the school year, we enjoy seeing these very special guests on campus in carline and in the classrooms celebrating birthdays and special occasions with us.

We also count on GrandFriends to help make what we do at MSD possible each year with their financial support of the Annual Fund. Inscribe a special message on a legacy leaf for your grandchild! Support our Grandparents’ Walk here.

MSD Community Gatherings | Montessori School of Denver Traditions: Beehives | MSD Teachers, Staff, and Students participate in making origami hearts for Beehives
ALL ARE WELCOME!

Community Gatherings

MSD offers unique, thoughtfully designed, informative events for the whole community. Often, these gatherings provide opportunities for the whole school to come together and enjoy cultural programs and celebrations.   

  • Swallow Hill in 2022: Rhythm – A Multicultural Music Experience
  • Mudra Dance Studio in 2022: Diwali – Sharing Indian culture through live music and dance
  • Swallow Hill in 2022: We Will Rock You – The History of Rock-and-Roll
MSD Community Gatherings | Montessori School of Denver Traditions: Beehives | MSD Teachers, Staff, and Students participate in making origami hearts for Beehives
Family and Staff at MSD Auction 2022 | Rock of Ages
MSD’S LARGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR

Auction

MSD’s Auction supports our Annual Fund every Spring with an epic night of community building and fundraising! It is truly inspiring to see how our community comes together to raise funds for a great cause. While Auction themes vary every year, they’re always fun!

  • 2023: Heart of MSD
  • 2022: Rock of Ages (pictured)
  • 2021: Montessori Night Live
  • 2020: Making History
  • 2019: MSD 54
  • 2018: Putting on the Glitz
  • 2017: Havana Nights
  • 2016: J’Adore MSD
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