Thanks for sponsoring Hot Salsa Cool Ballroom

Posted: Sunday, March 07, 2010

One more successful celebration was possible thanks to the support and generosity of many Juneau businesses and individuals who sponsored or helped organized this event or contributed to our silent auction. With the wonderful music of Salsa Borealis and The Thunder Mountain Big Band, the Juneau Montessori School has been able to promote social dance across generations as another way to bring families and community together, but most importantly, has continued serving Juneau's young children and families for twenty five years.

The Juneau Montessori School is dedicated to provide every child with carefully prepared environments geared to their size, pace, and interests; offering experiences that challenge and fulfill each child as they move from one level of complexity to another. Montessori teachers are profound observers and recorders, trained to recognize each period of growth, need, and readiness. The result is an independent and balanced human being whose love of learning knows no bounds.

Please help us acknowledge the following businesses and individuals for their support:

Abby's Kitchen, Adolescent Montessori Program, AJ's construction services, Alaska Avalanche Specialists and Ozone Kites, Alaska Canopy Adventures, Alaska Club JRC, Alaska Coach Tours, LLC; Alaska Zipline Adventures, Anne Lind, Antonio Diaz, Art Sutch Photography, Bear's Lair, Bell Pottery, Best Western Grandma's Feather Bed, Beth Peluso, Blockbuster, Blue Shibler, Bobbie Bush, Brad Robbins, Brian Howard, Bullwinkles Pizza, Buzz Ritter, Byte Networking LLC, Capital City Fire and Rescue, Chiropractic First, Costco, Cycle Alaska, Dana Richards, Dance Loft, Dance of Hands Massage, Debbie Kesselring, Demaris Oxman, DIPAC McCauley Hatchery, Discovery Southeast, Dolphin Jet Boat Tours, Douglas Depot, Eagle Crest, El Sombrero, Ellen & Scott Carrlee, Emily Kane, Foggy Mountain, Foreign Auto Repair, Frances Field, Fringe (Hair salon), Full Circle Farm, Gastineau Guiding, Glacier Seafoods, Gourmet Alaska, Gum Drop House, Hangar on the Wharf, Heritage Coffee, Icy Bay Fisheries, Invisible World Trading Company, Irene Duvernay, Jan Parrish, Jay Nelson and Rachel Stewart, Jeff Brown, Jen Davis, Jeremy "Moose" Carillo, Kristin Price, JMS Todder Class, Julie Neyhart, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, Juneau Bowling Center, Juneau Dance Unlimited, Juneau Jazz & Classics, Juneau Jypsys, Juneau Physcial Therapy, Juneau Steamboat Company, Juneau's Imagination Station, K3 Radio Stations, Karla and John Bush, Kathleen DeMasrrs, Katy Beedle Rice, Kieth Crocker, Libby Bakalar, Lisa Daugherty, Lori Sowa, Majestic Gems, Mark Kelly Photography, Matthew Callahan, Megan Bruce, Mijita Aranda, Mike Hatch Jeep Sales, Mount Roberts Tramway, Murray and Associates, Nancy Massey, Natural Health Care, Nicole Dusenberry, Nugget Alaska Outfitter, Papa Murphy's, Paul Grant and Susan Phillips, Pavitt Health and Fitness, Payless Shoe Source, Pearson's Pond, Perseverance Theatre, Picture This Photo Mats, Pie in the Sky, Play It Again Sports, Radio Shack, Rainbow Foods, Rainforest Naturopathic Medicine, Rainforest Pediatric Care, Rie Munoz, Robin Stratton-MacDonald, Rock Dump - Indoor Climbing Gym, Russell Haight, Sandpiper Café, Sharon Fisher, Shauna Murray, Shayna Rohwer, Shear Design, Juneau- Douglas Shriners, Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures, Southeast Medical Clinic, Studio 223, Subway, Taku Fisheries/Smokeries, Taproot Yoga, Temsco Helicopters, Terry Wood, Treadwell Arena, Urban Eskimo, Vic Walker, Vita Castellana, Vito N Nicks, Wall Works, Waste Management, Wings Airways Taku Glacier Lodge, and Zen Restaurant. Special thanks go to JMS fundraising committee members Stephanie Kohlhase, Kristin Cox, Karla Bush, Weld Royal, Brooks Perkins, Susan Phillips, Steffani Evans and Tracey Hillesland.

Proceeds from this fundraising event helps Juneau Montessori School provide tuition assistance to families of modest means, invest in professional development for our teaching staff to maintain our high standards, replace needed materials in our classrooms, and offer free Parenting and Child Development Classes open to the community.

The next series of parenting classes focus on infancy and toddler development. They started Feb. 23 and run every Tuesday through March 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Feel free to attend one, two, or all classes. A light dinner and childcare is available at no cost, simply call to pre-register at 364-3535 or email us at

The community's support of our Hot Salsa Cool Ballroom fundraiser is greatly appreciated by teachers and parents alike.

See you next year!

Lupita Alvarez

Director of Education, Juneau Montessori School


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