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Diamonds & Denim Fundraiser

Diamonds and Denim

Friday, March 28, 2014
7:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Break out your jazziest jeans and brightest bling, and join us for “Diamonds & Denim,” a rompin’, stompin’, Texas-themed party that will raise funds for initiatives that support Montessori public awareness and public policy. The evening will feature a buffet dinner, open bar, live auction, and a dance instructor who will have you scooting across the ballroom floor doing the Texas Two-Step—and more!

We look forward to seeing you at this lively—and important—event!

Tickets are priced at $200/per person. Buy now!
Table sales are also available. Contact Kristine Cooper.


Come prepared to raise your paddle! We’ll be auctioning off a raft of alluring items at the event including: 

Dreaming of France
C’est magnifique! Follow your dream and spend 10 days in a beautifully modernized apartment in the charming, historic seaside city of Vannes, France. Built in 1735, this 1-bedroom apartment sleeps 2 adults and up to 2 children, with an updated kitchen, 2 fireplaces, and Wi-Fi available. It’s right in the center of town, near the Wednesday and Saturday open market. Paris is just 3 hours away by train. This package also includes a $2,000 gift card that can be used for airfare, crepes, or berets, the choice is yours!

Upscale Relaxation in Mexico
Are you in dire need of down time? How about some sunshine, sand, massages, and margaritas? Spend a week at a 5-star resort and spa in Mexico. You’ll stay in a 1-bedroom suite that sleeps up to 4, with a full kitchen, washer/dryer, 2 full baths, and all the amenities you need. The suite can accommodate a family, or it’s perfect for that much-needed gs holiday. Choose from one of the Villa Group’s 6 breathtaking locations: Villa del Palmar in Puerto Vallarta, Villa del Palma Flamingos in Nuevo Vallarta, Villa del Palmar in Cabo, Villa del Arco in Los Cabos, Villa del Palmar in Loreto, or Villa del Palmar in Cancun.

Board Boot Camp
Is your school poised to move to the next level? Let Dane Peters, former head of Brooklyn Heights Montessori School and the current vice president of the AMS Board of Directors, help your board develop the tools to foster and guide your school’s growth. The consultation will begin with a morning session of conversation with Dane to build the agenda, including discussions of appropriate readings assigned by Dane. Sessions will follow in the afternoon and throughout the next day, including a dinner session the first night. Dane, a popular writer on education issues, has served on 10 nonprofit boards and is a passionate advocate for the importance of professional development.

Vintage Montessori Collectibles
Own a precious piece of Montessori history! This incredible lot includes a rare 1912 hardcover edition of Maria Montessori’s The Montessori Method, a 1945 edition of her book The Secret of Childhood; 10 vintage pictures of Montessori, each framed with a quote from the year the picture it was taken; and a 1907 – 2007 “Centenario della prima ‘Casa dei Bambini’ di Maria Montessori” Collectors Stamp with a seal stamp from Italy; as well as a rich assortment of books.

Priceless Montessori Memorabilia
Here’s a rare opportunity to own an original 1929 edition of Reader's Digest magazine featuring Maria Montessori. The issue includes her 3 page article entitled “Blazing New Trails in Education.” A must have for the avid Montessori collector.

Terrific Tahoe
Take a break in winter or summer at this North Lake Tahoe resort home—it’s a 4-season mountain paradise. Just outside the historic town of Truckee, CA, the resort is set on 600 acres of towering pines and rolling hills, just 25 minutes from the shores of Lake Tahoe. You’ll stay in a spacious 3-bedroom cabin with gourmet kitchen, plasma and LCD TV, Wi-Fi and a private outdoor spa for 3 blissful days. Enjoy cross-country skiing or snowshoeing along with a complimentary shuttle to the slopes at Northstar California ski resort. Indoor swim, fitness and spa facilities are on site year round, and in summer the kids will love the outdoor pool, complete with a slide. Also included in this deluxe mountain retreat are 2 rounds of golf for 4 on the world-class golf courses of Old Greenwood and Gray’s Crossing, as well as a $500 gift card.

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