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Sign Up for Conferences and Observations!
September 26th, 2017

Sign Up for Conferences and Observations!

We welcome and encourage parents to come to Greene Towne for the first parent observations of the year – and we are excited for you to see what your children are doing in their classrooms!  An observation is a great way to get a view of the classroom community as a whole and your child’s place in it. 


All observations take place outside the classroom in the fall. Autumn is the great “settling time” in a Montessori classroom.  Children are very sensitive to change, and the classroom’s equilibrium is particularly easy to disrupt during these early months of adjustment. 


An opportunity to join your child in the classroom will come in December and January (check your GTMS calendars) when parents are invited for an evening visit with their children.  Second year Primary, third year Primary, and Kindergarten parents will also have an opportunity to observe from inside the classroom in the spring.  


What are observations?
An observation is an opportunity to watch your child in action in the classroom.

How long does it last?
Depending on the classroom, 15-20 minutes at the most.

When can I observe?

Slots are available from Monday, October 23 through Thursday, November 16, depending on your child’s Movement and Playdeck schedule.

Days NOT Available: Wednesdays for East Primary classes, Friday for West Primary classes, Conference days

What times can I sign up for?
Toddler parents: 9:15-9:30am OR 9:40-9:55am

Primary parents: 9:00-9:20 OR 9:30-9:50 OR 10:00-10:20

Can my partner and I observe together?
Of course! We encourage you to observe together as slots for observation fill fast.

Can other family members observe with us?

Unfortunately not. We have limited time, space, and availability. We ask that other family members or friends visit in May for Grandparent and Special Friends Day. Thank you for your cooperation with this.


Whom do I make an observation or conference appointment with?

Call, email, or stop by to see EILEEN at GTMS East for Primary observations and click below for Desiree McNeill observations and all East conferences.

McNeill Observations



Call, email, or stop by to see Zuri at GTMS West or click below for all West conferences and observations.

Please have a couple of dates/times in mind for observations when calling – this will streamline the scheduling process. If you cannot make your appointment, let us know so we can open that slot up to another family. If there is a situation of no call/no show, other parents will be given priority signup.