Artists Jam with Junk at MBTS!

On May 23rd, art will once again take centre stage as the MBTS Parents’ Guild hosts a very special Gala Evening and Auction celebrating S.C.R.A.P. (Socially-Conscious Recycled Art Project)! S.C.R.A.P! is a school-wide project focused on environmental stewardship and inspired upcycling. The Gala Evening will offer a thrilling live auction of “scrap” art collaborated upon by children and some of Cayman’s most creative and prominent local artists:

-Shane “Dready” Aquart
-Kaitlyn Elphinstone
-Karoly Szucs
-Martinne Mills
-Heidi Bassett-Blair
-Betty Christian Gayle
-Mary McTaggart Yates

Each of these renowned community artists will be heading a special, collaborative project with one of the classes at MBTS. They will work with and alongside the children to create stunning, one-of-a-kind art pieces that incorporate recycled and nature-based materials. Already, several artists have begun on their projects with the children at MBTS. Check out some of the photos of Kaitlyn Elphinstone and Karoly Szucs during their introductory sessions with the Casa and LEU classes:

The evening will also feature an exciting, new Silent Auction highlighting local products and services that incorporate recycled, eco-friendly/nature-based materials or themes. If you are creative, crafty or are a master upcycler, or own a local business, get some great exposure by contributing to MBTS S.C.R.A.P! The Silent Auction will feature the finest of Cayman’s homegrown products, arts and crafts and services. Contact to get involved, or CLICK HERE for more information on how to donate!

All proceeds raised during the Gala Evening and the Live Auction directly fund school enrichment and enhancement programs spearheaded by the MBTS Parents’ Guild. In the past, Guild funds have been used to purchase computers and tablets for classroom use, to refurbish the school playground, to provide resources and training for a dedicated Learning Support program, and to fund environmental projects. This year, the Guild is focused on making significant contributions to MBTS’ literacy program and resources. Complementing the school’s charity partnership with LIFE (Literacy Is For Everyone), the Guild Gala Evening & Live Auction aims to deepen and improve access to a wider, richer range of literature, by significantly improving classroom libraries and resource collections at MBTS.

We cannot wait for this amazing evening of creativity, community and care for the environment! Mark your calendars now and join the entire MBTS community on May 23rd to celebrate S.C.R.A.P!


Montessori By The Sea would like to welcome its new staff members, students and families, as well as returning students for the 2013-2014 school year!  We are truly looking forward to a great year with you!

Each classroom and Specialty class will be updating their blogs on the ‘happenings’ of their classes regularly (often with pictures), so please come by and visit often!

We have an ‘Open Door Policy’ and welcome feedback and questions from parents.

Important e-mail addresses at MBTS are:

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This year promises to be a fantastic one and we are looking forward to being partners with you in your child’s educational journey!

As always, should you have any questions, please let us know.

Enjoy our site!

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