Announcements week of March 20, 2017

March 15, 2017

Bridge closure at Marburg and Wasson

Beginning March 20, 2017, the Marburg Avenue bridge at Wasson Road will be closed for approximately six months.  Find out more about the closure by viewing the City of Cincinnati Traffic Alert and the Marburg Avenue Closure map. We anticipate additional traffic along Erie as commuters figure out their new routes.  For all parents who drop off students, please be extra patient as you wait to turn into the Clark driveway, or drop your students off on the Clark side of Erie Avenue and allow them to walk up to school.

Events this week

ILT mtg. – Wednesday, March  22 – 3:45 pm, Room 1009

Save the date

SPRING BREAK – NO SCHOOL – March 27 – 31

12th Annual Spring Fling – Clark Montessori Athletic and Music Boosters Fundraiser – Fri. Apr. 7, 7:00–10:30 PM (See announcement below)

Montessori Band Night – Wed. Apr. 12, 7:00 pm, Clark gym

Clark Jr./Sr. Prom – Sat. Apr. 29, 8:00 -11:00 pm at The Redmoor.  Tickets: $60; sold during lunches beginning Apr. 3

Staff Appreciation Luncheon

The Clark Montessori Foundation is looking for a parent to serve as a coordinator for the Staff Appreciation Luncheon in May. This volunteer will organize efforts for the luncheon including organizing other volunteers, coordinating sign-ups for food, collecting food for the event as it is dropped off at school and managing all aspects the day of the luncheon. Students will be assisting on this day.  If interested, please email Please send a message and we will contact you soon!  Thanks! 


Please consider ordering items via Smile.Amazon - All orders placed simultaneously support Clark students and teachers.

Andros Stuff Swap

We are organizing the first ever Andros Field Study Stuff Swap. If you have fins, mask, snorkel, mesh bags, and field guides rattling around in your closet that you would like to donate, please bring items to the front office by April 7th and we will make sure that they get to an 8th grader who will put them to good use!

High school students who would like community service for helping to organize collection and materials please see Sherry Young in the office. Also, if you are the parent of an 8th grader who needs any or all of these items, please contact the main office.

Student Community Service 

  • North Avondale Montessori movie night – Fri. Apr. 7, 6:15 to 9 pm

Volunteers are needed to assist with setup, concessions, supervising the students of NAM and clean-up.  Students would need to be there at 6:15 p.m. to 9:00p.m.   Contact NAM at 513-363-3900 or email Kevin Seck with questions or to volunteer.

  • American Red Cross Smoke Alarm Megablitz – Sat. Apr. 29 

The American Red Cross is saving lives by installing smoke alarms in the homes of those who need them.  They need volunteers help with their smoke alarm MegaBlitz  to help meet their goal of installing 1200 smoke alarms in a single day.  Youth ages 16 and 17 may serve with adults on 3-person in-home installation teams. Youth ages 13 – 15 may serve in support roles at the program base.   For more information and to register, visit the Red Cross Smoke Alarm Megablitz webpage.

  • Kilgour Carnival – Sat. May 13, 11 am – 5 pm 

Volunteers are needed to work 9:00 am-noon. Volunteers would be helping run game booths and the Redemption Table. Lunch is provided.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email Sara Lippert or call 513-325-8274 for more information.

Growth and Learning Opportunity

Redcross Leadership Development Camp – July 13 – 16, Xavier University

Prom dresses

Kenzie's Closet is a nonprofit organization that provides prom dresses and accessories to high school juniors and seniors at no cost to those who are in current financial need. See Sherry in the office for more information.

Spring Fling Fundraiser (for Clark Adults) – Fri. Apr. 7, 7-10:30 pm


For more information about sports, go to our Athletics webpage or to our dedicated Athletics website.

Games this week

3/21: Varsity Baseball Scrimmage vs MVCA 4:30p @ Withrow

3/21: MS Lax scrimmage @ Walnut 6pm South Field

3/23: Varsity Baseball Scrimmage vs Clermont Northeastern 4:30p @ Withrow

3/25: Varsity Baseball opening day! vs Napoleon HS 10am @ Withrow

Postsecondary Planning

For more information about student employment and college/career development, go to our Postsecondary Planning webpages.

Senior Families: If your college bound student has not yet received any financial aid awards, please reach out to us for assistance. We want to help solve potential problems before you are faced with having to make a decision. May 1st is the national college decision deadline.

Families of students scheduled to take AP Exams:

Partial fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Please call Amy or Jenny in the Post Secondary Center by Tuesday, 3/21 if you qualify for a waiver or need additional information.

Juniors - UC is partnering with CPS to establish an ambassador program within each of the high schools. Clark needs two juniors to serve in this paid position. Check your 3/13 email from Clark 2018 for details and the application. Deadline to apply is Friday 3/24.