Families from Horsham Montessori Children’s House showed their kindness by collecting 8 cartons of non-perishable foods to donate to the Horsham Forever Drive. The children learned the importance of giving to children and others who might be hungry during this holiday time. The collection started the day of the school’s Halloween parade.
The PA Affiliate of the Council on American Private Education or PA CAPE recognizes the value of effective teaching and leadership that promote proficiency in student learning and influences the school with a positive culture. Each year they recognize excellence in both teaching and leadership and this year, Nona Melnick, Principal of the Montessori Children’s House in Horsham received the leadership award.
Nona was nomiated by Brenda Briefer who had the following kind words to share; “An administrator must go beyond the obvious of attracting and maintaining a warm functional educational system for all. A great administer fosters an environment that expresses loving, motivating, character building and self-worth in each student without excluding any student due to physical or learning differences. When a student displays characteristics that require intervention, proper measures are taken. My candidate possesses all of these qualities and more. Teaching is only one aspect of the daily repertoire at the school. Life lessons, character strength, respect and independence are the hallmark of her ideas and realization.”
Congratulations Nona and keep up the good work!
Montessori Children’s House in Horsham is honored to have been chosen to receive a $1,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Community Connection Program. The Wells Fargo Community Connection Program is an annual program where each of its retail banking stores explores the needs of their local communities and selects a nonprofit organization or school to receive a $1,000 grant. This year, Wells Fargo will award more than $300,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations and schools throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware.
The grants are part of the company’s broader support of its communities. In 2015, Wells Fargo and its team members invested more than $11 million in nonprofit organizations and schools and team members volunteers more than 36,000 hours across Pennsylvania.
Nona Melnick, Principal of the Montessori Children’s House in Horsham was there to receive the check for the second year in a row. When asked about this generous award, Nona responded “At the Wells Fargo Community Connection Program, they showed a video of their generosity to the community. It’s wonderful how acts of kindness can effect so many people. We really appreciate the bank manager Daniel Ntow-Mensah for recognizing us for the grant.”