WHAT WE DO….
Ever wonder what exactly the Denali Montessori PTSA does?
Denali’s classrooms look different. In the Montessori curriculum students learn by using Montessori materials; real objects to translate abstract ideas into concrete form, that invite exploration and discovery. These materials are provided from funding outside of Anchorage School District funds, largely through the efforts of the Denali PTSA.
With the exception of the Life Skills program, all Denali Teachers are trained Montessori teachers. Additionally, teacher training never stops. Denali PTSA support teachers by providing scholarships for their training.
Denali PTSA organizes our annual Fall Carnival, held at the end of fall parent-teacher conferences. It is a time for great fun, and is also a major fundraiser for the school.
Denali PTSA sponsors the annual Back-to-School Picnic.
Denali PTSA provides funding for each class to take a school bus for a field trip.
Denali PTSA offers small classroom grants to teachers for special projects.
Denali PTSA supports our students physical education by providing grants for the purchase of PE equipment. Most recently, we contributed to the purchase of cross-country skis and ski boots, so that all students get to experience this great snow sport.
Spelling Bee and Geography Bee
Denali PTSA provides funds to support our schools participation in academic competitions such as the Spelling Bee, Geography Bee and Battle of the Books.