Gator Bites

March 22, 2017

Annie Jr.
Thank you to everyone who showed up or helped out to make Annie Jr. our best musical ever, and perhaps the best-attended event in our school's history! Your hard work on behalf of our students is appreciated. 

Staff vs Student Basketball Game
The annual staff vs student basketball game is this Thursday, March 23rd.  Doors open at 5:30 and tip off is at 5:50.  Please come cheer on your favorite staff and students as they battle it out on the court!  Tickets are $3, concessions and split the pot tickets will also be sold.  Contact Ms. Erin Wilson with questions.

Outdoor Adventure Club
On Sunday, April 30th, the Outdoor Adventure Club will be going to Camp Kern to Zipline and climb the Tengo Tower! Because of the change of venue, there are two additional sheets that MUST be filled out in order to participate. If your child is planning on attending, please make sure they get the permission slips and return to Ms. Doyle. I must have completed forms by April 27th in order to attend this trip.

Requests for Hospitality
Parents - our plan is to have our site visit for American Montessori Society accreditation next spring. We are working to keep costs down for our guests coming from out of town to stay for several days while they evaluate Gamble and Clark. If you can assist by offering a place for 6 to 8 people to stay, or a meal at a restaurant, or to provide some other comfort from home to make their stay easier and less expensive, please email Mr. Jose with the word "hospitality" in the title of your email.

Pigeon Key Floriday - Grade 7 meeting
7th graders, it is already time to begin thinking about next year's marine biology study in Pigeon Key Florida. An important organizational meeting, with information about timelines, costs, and other details will be Wednesday, March 22nd from 6 to 8 in the auditorium. This meeting is for all 7th grade students and their parents. 

Senior Gators Give Back
The following announcements are from our seniors who are working on the Gators Give Back portion of their senior project. We urge you to find a way to get engaged in one or more of these projects.

Concussion Awareness Convention
There is going to be a concussion awareness convention in the Gamble gym on March 22, 2017 from 4-5pm. If you are interested in learning about prevention, causes, and treatment of concussions, we hope to see you there.  Please enter in the front doors by the main office. This concussion awareness event is free of charge.

Raise Funds for Transgender Boy Scouts
Do you want to help raise money for transgender boy scouts? Well now you can. is a fundraiser created by a senior at Gamble Montessori. Our goal is to raise $1,000 and the money will be given to a troop in Cincinnati to help pay registration and other fees for transgender boys in the troop. Money not assigned to a specific troop at the end of the school year will go to Scouts for Equality, which is an LGBT scouting organization.

The remainder of the items are for high school students only:

Greater Cincinnati Apprenticeship Council
On Wednesday, April 19th the Greater Cincinnati Apprenticeship Council is holding an Apprenticeship Career Fair at IBEW/NECA Electrical Training Center at 5455 Glenway Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45238.  There will be a morning session, an afternoon session, and ad evening session to help you learn more about the different apprenticeship programs in Greater Cincinnati.  For more information visit

Women in Science Experience Camp
Are you a young woman interested in a career in science?  If so, Mount Saint Joseph University has an amazing opportunity for you!  June 25th through June 28th there will be a Women In Science Experience camp held on MSJ's campus in Delhi.  This camp is an opportunity for young women to participate in science-based activities under the guidance of college professors on a college campus.  This 3-night, 3-day on-campus program is available to students who are entering the 10th and 11th grade in Fall 2017.  The price for this experience is $299.00 and there are opportunities for full scholarships.  For more information, and how to apply please contact Gala Erland at 513-244-4411 or by email at

The remaining two announcements are for Parents/Guardians of Juniors:

State Testing
On Thursday of this past week, all juniors were presented with information about State testing requirements and each student received a paper explaining the progress. Please contact Ms. Doyle with any questions.

Cincinnati Public School Ambassador Program
Calling all current Juniors!  Cincinnati Public Schools Ambassador Program is a new collaboration between the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Public Schools to help encourage CPS students to understand what is needed to be college ready, guide them through the application and confirmation process, and increase the number of CPS students who enroll at a post-secondary institution.  Applications are now being accepted for the ambassador positions from interested applicants. If you are interested in this type of opportunity, please apply by the deadline on Friday, March 24, 2017. Completed applications can be sent to Kendra Dewberry at via email.  The application has been sent to the junior class via their Naviance accounts and hard copies can be picked up in Miss Korengel's office.  Please consider applying! 

As always, there are lots of ways to get involved at Gamble Montessori, where we make a commitment to learning every day, and we will see you there!