Donation Requests: old tennis balls and extra clothes

Tennis balls: If you have any used tennis balls that you are looking to get rid of we are happy to take them! We are looking to put the balls on the legs of chairs for our youngest students, so used or new tennis balls would be welcome.

Extra clothes: We are seeking some new or gently used sweatpants to keep in our health office should children need a change of clothing throughout the day. We are primarily looking for sizes that will fit our 4-7 year-old children, but larger sizes are also welcome.

You can drop off any donations at our main office. Please call us at 651-274-2597 with any questions.

Annual Fun Run

The Fun Run is a Nokomis Montessori South PTO fundraiser to fund field trips, teacher appreciation events, new playground materials, playground equipment, and other school materials.

During the school day on September 30th, classrooms will complete the Fun Run on the school playground. Leading up to the Fun Run, students will collect donations from family and friends (your student should have brought home a flyer). The class that earns the most donations will get a special pizza lunch with Principal Abby!

Donations can be made by cash, check, or Venmo (see the flyer). NOTE: We are just collecting flat donations (e.g., $1, $5, $10). We are NOT collecting per lap donations.

Watch for more information in the coming weeks with specifics about when your child’s class will run. Families are welcome to come in to cheer on their student and their class!

Back to School – Important Links

Here are some links to the key stuff you need to kick off the school year:

Family Welcome Letter

The Nokomis Montessori South Welcome letter has information on school times, buses, school lunch, before- and after-school care, and more.

Fill out the School Lunch Application for Educational Benefits

Even if you know you won’t quality and have no intention of being considered for the program, it helps the school if we all fill it out. Click the link to go to SchoolCAFE, where you can apply for benefits or login. BONUS: once you log in, you can top off your account if you plan to pay for lunch!

School Supplies

Here’s the School Supplies list for the 2022-2023 school year.

Nokomis South Fun Fair, Friday, May 20, 5-7pm

Gather with kids, parents, teachers, and staff at the Nokomis South playground to have some fun! Let’s come together and celebrate our students and our school!

The Fun Fair features:

  • games
  • prizes
  • silent auction
  • food

Suggested Donation: $5 (goes toward field trips and the artists-in-residence program)

Silent Auction

The Fun Fair has a Silent Auction, including gift baskets made by each class!

  • Bidding opens: Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00am
  • Bidding closes: Friday, May 20 at 6:30pm

Items can be picked up after 6:30pm at the Fun Fair, at school the following week, or sent home with your child.

Help out 🙂

Donate – Support the Fun Fair by donating 2-liter bottles of pop for the Pop Toss or store-bought/ pre-packages cakes, cupcakes and Little Debbie/ Hostess Cakes for the Cake Walk. These items can be left on the cart in the lobby at school. Please mark them “Fun Fair”.

Volunteer – Grab a 1-hour timeslot and help with games, setup, or cleanup. We really appreciate your time.

Music Concerts June 1st

Students have been working very hard in their music classes, guided by Ms. Rita.

Nokomis Montessori South will host music concerts on Wednesday, June 1st. As of now, families are able to attend the music concerts. In an effort to keep audiences relatively small, we will hold them at different times for each grade level. We will also encourage masks/face-coverings.


  • Children’s House (Grades Prek and K) @ 1:45-2:00 PM
  • E1 (Grades 1, 2, and 3) @ 2:15-2:45 PM
  • E2 (Grades 4 and 5) @ 3:15-3:45 PM

Please reach out to Ms. Rita at or call our main office at 651-744-5500 with any questions.