The Montessori Foundation and The International Montessori Council have been personally reaching out to our schools in the states and neighboring Islands that have recently been terribly impacted by the hurricanes. Of course, we’ve not yet heard from so many because power and internet will not be available to them for a long, long time.
Schools from around the world have reached out to just make certain we here, in Sarasota, were OK. Thankfully, we are fine. Very little damage and our power quickly coming back.
Our thoughts and wishes for recovery go out to everyone of our friends and hope that the rebuilding and recovery goes swiftly.
Our friends in Houston expected to go back to school this past Monday and the Foundation’s Lab School, NewGate’s was able to reopen both campuses this morning, helping the children get back into their routines.
Our keynote speaker and dear friend, Julia Volkman of Maitri Learning sent me this email this morning.
“If any schools were damaged, Maitri will replace their lost materials for free. Just let us know what people need.”
That’s what a community does for each other. That’s what make Montessorians such wonderful global citizens.
Please, if you have any updates on schools that were impacted, let us know.
We really do care.