Grandparents & Special Friends Day

Friday, April 26, 2019

Near North Montessori Big Gym
1434 W. Division Street
Chicago, IL 60642
(Please enter the Big Gym through the doors on Greenview)

One of the core values of Near North Montessori is building community and we strive to achieve this by including family and friends in our activities. Near North Montessori is thrilled to honor and celebrate the special people in the lives of our students and hosts an annual Grandparents’ and Special Friends Day every year, welcoming hundreds of loved ones to our campus to spend the morning learning about, and participating in, a typical day of our students.

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Due to construction taking place, navigating around the school will take some additional time. Staff and volunteers will be present to help guests navigate around the detours, allowing you to enjoy all that this special day has to offer.

We sincerely appreciate your patience, understanding, and flexibility as we work to move everyone safely around the school to enjoy the day with your students.

Parking is available on the S.E. corner of Cleaver and Division.

If you plan to take your student(s) off campus for lunch, please make sure their teachers know before you leave the building!

Questions may be addressed to Claire Bracco, Events Manager, at

8:45 AM: Breakfast and Welcome

10:00 AM: Classroom Visits

10:30 AM: Fun activities open around the school for everyone to enjoy

  • Family Pictures
  • Gardening
  • Special Arts and Crafts
11:45 AM: Event Ends; Grandparents and Special Friends are welcome to enjoy lunch with NNM students off campus

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