Dater Traditions

This is brought to you by the Dater Montessori Parent Teacher Network (PTN) with the intention of letting new families know about some of our traditions. The calendar is posted on the web with the projected dates of all events early in the school year.


Book Fair

Each year, our wonderful library staff and volunteers host a book fair, or two to support the Dater library. We earn credits for Scholastic and/or Barnes & Noble books to supplement the school library while adding to our own bookshelves at home.

Dater After Dark

An evening to support Dater Montessori including  * Food * Silent Auction * Dancing * Conversation * This is an adult only event usually held in February.

Fine Arts Night

This is a showcase for the Enrichment Programs provided by the Parent Teacher Network (PTN) and the Specials (Art, Music, Gym, and Technology/Library) classes available at Dater Montessori. This event happens each spring.

The Harvest Moon Festival

This is one of the most popular events every year. It's a great reward for the kids at the end of the first quarter. Each classroom sponsors an activity, which is organized by the room parent. There are lots of fun things to do and prizes to win. It is coordinated by the Parent Teacher Network's Room Parent Committee and Friends of Dater Montessori.

New Family Social

Each August new Dater families are invited to the building when they will be connected with current Dater families to go over their Welcome Packet, take a tour of the school and have a chance to ask questions. The event is planned by the Parent Teacher Networks (PTN) Welcome Committee.

Suzuki Lessons (Violin and Cello)

Instruction is available at Dater Montessori. You will receive information at the beginning of the year.

Teacher Appreciation Week

In May, we spend a week celebrating all of the hard work and enthusiasm our teachers give our children each day. Somehow, a week just doesn't seem long enough!

Unity Dinner — Mid-January

This is a night of cultural discovery. One or two teams from each age level take a continent to explore. All ages work together to make visual displays. Parents and staff bring dishes from their assigned continent potluck-style. The event is planned by the Home School Committee with the help of the Parent Teacher Network (PTN) and the room parents.

Volunteer Appreciation

Each year, Dater staff will recognize parent volunteers for all of their hard work.


This Dater event takes place at the end of the year. It is the largest FUNdraiser of the year and is followed by a huge party. You'll see committee members throughout the year at different events working to make this a great success.