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MESS Needs Your Help!

Community Montessori Education
MESS hosts an annual Child in Nature Symposium in partnership with the Oatland Island Wildlife Institute, the Charles Ellis PTA, and St. Andrews Academy. We are also hoping to offer a free or low-cost Montessori workshop series for in-home, church-based, and independent daycare providers this spring. We would love volunteers to help plan these events.

Fundraiser Planning
We plan two annual fundraising events and could use help with the advance planning as well as on the days of the actual events. We will host our Holiday Family Photo Fundraiser and our Holiday Party.

The number one thing you can do to support MESS is talk to your friends and family about what we are doing. Help us find and reach out to other people who you think will want to support our goals.

To get involved, send us a note via our Contact Form with Helping Out in the subject line.


Our News

MESS Holiday Photo Fundraiser

MESS Holiday Photo Fundraiser

The MESS 2017 Annual Holiday Photo Fundraiser is back! Thanks to the generous contributions of professional photographers (and current and former Ellis parents)...


New Projects for MESS!

We are excited to announce that MESS has successfully completed its first project – partnering with SCCPSS to raise $110,000 to provide training leading to...


2016 Child in Nature Symposium!

The second annual Child In Nature Symposium will be held at Oatland Island on Friday, April 8th from 4 pm until 7 pm and Saturday, April 9th from 9 am until 1 pm....