Farm Day!
Here's the last installment of "Live from Lower El" for the 2015-16 school year! Enjoy, and have a fantastic summer!
Tibetan Monks

All the friends at DMS had a lesson on how to use our new blocks from Community Playthings today! These blocks will be a well-loved addition to our playground.

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The mulch is all spread, so our workday is over early! Thanks to everyone who helped out this morning!


Quick reminder, we are here at DMS this morning from 7-10 a.m. working to spread mulch on the playground. More helpers would be greatly appreciated!

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What a wonderful Valentine’s Day celebration at DMS! Having a snack together as a group, a great story read by Mrs. Lavonda, and a fun mix of valentines for all the children made the day very special. Enjoy your Winter Break, and we will see you back on Tuesday!

Dothan Montessori Families! Earn money for our school when you buy essential kids clothes! Shop Primary with our school's unique link: and 10%-15% of that sale goes directly back to our school. Plus, new customers get 20% off their first order with code DOTHAN and you receive an additional discount if you buy 3 or more of one item. If you have any questions, please let Molly know.

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DMS is always looking for qualified substitute teachers! If you are curious about learning more about the Montessori Method, do consider joining us as a substitute. DMS Toddler and Primary classrooms operate five mornings a week, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and our Lower Elementary operates 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Job requirements include a love of children, an open mind, ability to work well as part of a team, professionalism and a positive attitude. If you have questions or need more information, please call us at 334-671-7170. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to DMS Director Molly Culley at We look forward to hearing from you!

Have you heard? Tonight's full moon is extra special!

First, it's a blue moon, which means it's the second full moon to happen in one month. It's also a super ...moon, because the moon is a little closer to Earth than normal. This means it will appear a little bigger and brighter than normal! Finally, it is also a blood moon, because there will be a total lunar eclipse tonight! During the eclipse, the Earth will come between the sun and the moon, causing the moon to appear copperish in color for about an hour. The last time these three things happened at the same time was over 150 years ago!

You can learn more about tonight's "Super-Blue-Blood Moon" (and stream the lunar eclipse) here:…/super-blue-blood-moo…/

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The cosmic trifecta of a supermoon, a blue moon, and a total lunar eclipse hasn’t been seen anywhere on Earth since December 1982.

Lower El took an amazing field trip to Florida Caverns State Park today! Such a wonderful treasure only 45 minutes away from DMS!

Last Thursday we enjoyed our ribbon cutting in honor of rejoining Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce. Thank you for your visit and your interest in touring our school! Please call (334)671-7170 to schedule YOUR tour today!

Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce added 27 new photos to the album: Dothan Montesorri School - Jan. 11, 2018.

Congratulate and welcome to the DACC's new member Dothan Montessori School on its ribbon cutting ceremony - Jan. 11, 2018. Located at 205 Holly Lane in Dothan,... the school's mission is to provide a carefully prepared Montessori environment that nurtures children's innate curiosity and love of learning. They are there to guide each child and support their intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development. For more information, call (334) 671-7170 or visit

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Hi DMS Families, DMS will be back in session tomorrow, January 19. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in the morning!

Due to the lingering icy road conditions and dangerously cold weather, DMS will remain closed on Thursday, January 18. We look forward to seeing everyone back on Friday, January 19. Please stay safe!

Due to the timing of predicted inclement winter weather, DMS will be closed Wednesday, January 17. Stay safe and warm, friends!

Make plans to join us for our Ribbon Cutting and Open House!

Mark your calendars, and please stay for tours afterward!

A worthy cause for one of our wonderful local museums!

Feb 3 - Feb 4Barnes & Noble (Dothan, AL)Dothan, AL
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Would you like to know more about Montessori education? We would love to give you a tour of DMS after our Ribbon Cutting!