The Journey and Discovery

The Journey and Discovery

HRIMS (map)

Presenters: HoS & Guides
Saturday, January 20, 2018
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join the Montessori guides for a unique opportunity to put yourself in your child's shoes
and to experience Montessori through the eyes of your child. The morning begins with a
SILENT JOURNEY, followed by a hands-on experience in the classrooms and culminates
in a conversation about your shared experience and DISCOVERY. Don't miss out on this
very popular experience.

 RSVP Required: Yes Click Here

Location: HRIMS
Child Care: No

Why Elementary

Why Elementary

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Thursday, February 1, 2018
6:30 t o 8:00pm
Childcare: Yes 

RSVP Required: Yes Click Here

You have guided your child through the Montessori Children's House program, and now
she is ready to use all of the skills that she has acquired during her early formative
years. Your child is ready for the wondrous Cosmic education that will be provided in the
Montessori Elementary classroom. Join us to find out how to awaken your child's
imagination and hunger for knowledge by encouraging self-motivation, independent
thinking, and life-long exploring and discovery.


1st Annual Chili Cook-Off

1st Annual Chili Cook-Off

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church (map)

WANTED - The BEST Chili in Town!

Do you love to cook? We need YOU!! HRIMS Chili Cook-Off has 20 chili entrepreneur spots to fill for our Chili Cook-Off in February 2018.

There will be a cash prize for the "People's Choice" Winner!
Make 3 gallons of your secret chili recipe!

Hampton Roads International Montessori School’s Annual Chili Cook-off is how we will stay warm on a cold Saturday in February! We will make it our tradition to gather, and enjoy 20 chili recipes from the Hampton Roads Community.   


Saturday | February 3, 2018

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 60 Traverse Road, Newport News, VA 23606


General Admission $15 per person

·         Unlimited chili tastings starting at 4:00 p.m.  Tickets include a taster cup from all contestants, beverage and bread. All ages are welcome!  

Ways to be involved:

1.   Join Us for the Event!  Enjoy the Event, purchase tickets by email or calling 757-873-8950.  

2.   Chili Entrepreneurs!! Cook your favorite chili recipe and be one of the 20 cooks!  Email to register.  For chili entry details, click here.   

3.   Volunteer!! this event would not be possible without our volunteers working in the back ground and during the event to make it a success!  Reach out to Melissa by email or Sign Up Genius (.coming soon)

4.   Share with your friends, family and co-workers!  You may know someone with grandpa’s famous chili recipe just waiting to be discovered!  Here is the social media link to share with others!

5. Silent Auction! If you have a business, cottage, season tickets or other donation you believe would be amazing for our Silent Auction, reach out to us.  

Event Highlights:

·         Festival Games

·         Bean Counting Contest

·         Live music by Famous Dave

·         Silent Auction and Kids Raffle!!

·         Prizes, Bragging Rights, and More!

This is sure to be a fun filled community event.  Come out for a day of fun for the whole family – stay warm on a cold Saturday in February! The Cook Off will offer full line up of entertainment from live music to games, kids’ activities, delicious chili from the community, and much more!  Come with an empty stomach and full heart!

HRIMS International Month

HRIMS International Month

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March 1-31, 2018

It's in our name and we are celebrating all month long! As an International Montessori
School, we are fortunate to have families currently representing six of the seven continents (and our Head of School has traveled to Antarctica, so we get credit for that, too!) and a multitude of countries and cultures. We invite and encourage our families to share beloved customs, practices, foods, dance, dress, music, arts, holidays, language, stories, and
knowledge with our school community by planning a special visit to your child's classroom this month. (Of course, you may come to visit any other time as well!)

Location: HRIMS
Open to: HRIMSCommunity
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes

International Potluck Dinner / Social

International Potluck Dinner / Social

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Friday, March 23, 2017
5:30-7:30 pm
Pull out your well-loved recipes, and prepare to share a dish that represents your native culture with other HRIMS families and staff. Whether your family hails from Nepal or Nebraska, India or Indiana, Georgia or Georgia, honor us with your favorite home style dish wherever your hometown might be! Take time to tour the classrooms and see the wonderful exhibits depicting HRIMS families.

RSVP Required? Yes Click Here

Location: HRIMS
Potluck Dinner: Provided by HRIMS families
Open to: HRIMSCommunity
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Don't forget to wear your native costume!

International Children's Festival

International Children's Festival

Mill Point Park (map)

Saturday, April 14, 2018
10 am - 5 pm


Almost 40 different countries are represented at this annual event, featuring a parade of
nations, diverse entertainment, and international foods, arts, and activities. HRIMS hosts an information booth with hands-on Montessori materials that always attract families with

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes Click here

Location: Mill Point Park, Hampton
RSVP Required: No
Open to: HRIMS Community and Public

Annual Spring Fair

Annual Spring Fair

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
10 am - 2 pm

Shake off your winter coats, and spring into this annual festival! With farm animals, pony rides, bounce houses, carnival fare, games, and activities galore, you'll feel warm all over!

Location: HRIMS
RSVP Required: No
Open to: HRIMSCommunity & Friends
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Sponsorship Opportunities: Please contact HRIMS for details

Give Local 757 Annual FUNraising!

Give Local 757 Annual FUNraising!

Give Local 757 Annual FUNraising!
Save the Date: May 8, 2018


Give Local 757 will take place on May 8, 2018.  Donations are accepted for 24 hours on the day of the event, from midnight until 11:59 p.m.

Who Can Participate?
Give Local 757 is open to anyone who would like to participate, not just those who live in Hampton Roads. In fact, we receive donations from all over the country on this day of giving.

Where and How do I Give?
To qualify for additional prize money for Hampton Roads International Montessori School donations must be made to Peninsula Community Foundation on the day of Give Local 757. More details to come.

What Other Ways Can I Help?
We need our friends to share this exciting opportunity for grassroots
support of HRIMS with their friends and contacts! Help us spread the
word so that we can make this years local day of giving the best yet
for HRIMS!


Children's House Ceremony + Elementary Graduation Ceremony

"Free the child's potential and you will transform him into the world." - Maria Montessori

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 6:00 pm

Location: TBD

Children's House Ceremony

Join us in a ceremony marking our students completion of the Children's House program and their transition to Elementary.  

Elementary Graduation Ceremony

Celebrate our graduates completion of their Montessori journey and their transition to Middle School.

RSVP Required: Yes Click here

Year End Picnic / Social

Year End Picnic / Social

Friday, June 8, 2018, 12:00 pm

The last day of school! Come to pick up your children for the last time this school year but bring a blanket and a picnic lunch for your entire family to share. Weather permitting, we will spread out on the play scape, delve into our baskets of goodies, take a deep breath, and enjoy the sights and sounds of children playing, families chatting with each other, and farewell hugs and wishes.

Location: HRIMS
RSVP Required: No
Open to: HRIMS Community