News & Updates
I offer my most sincere gratitude to all of you for participating in the Anchorage Montessori School (AMS) 40th Anniversary Celebration.
Please enjoy the video presented at the event: “Celebrate the past, Honor the Present, Embrace the Future” by visiting this page.
The generosity of many helped to make this celebration a success. If you would like to make a donation please click on the Pledge Link.
It was a memorable event and made so by you being there. Thank you to each family, individual, and sponsor who attended.
There was representation from all the successful decades of this fine school’s existence, from the founders to today’s families. This was no better illustrated than by the Hensley family who have and both children and grandchildren attend AMS.
In addition, the presence of our generous donors and vendors increased the diversity of the participants and added another level of community connection.
All in all, longstanding friendships were renewed and new connections established. The conversations were ongoing and the dancing was fun! The smiles were contagious and a festive atmosphere bathed the evening.
Thank you sponsors and donors:
Alaska Heart Institute
Arctic Office Products
BP (Procurement by Jessica Lidquist)
Superior Mechanical Services
Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Moody
Rebound Sports and Physical Therapy
Birch, Horton, Bittner and Cherot
The Bradley Company
The Buckley Family
Coast International Inn
Spinell Homes, Inc.
Spenard Builders Supply (Procurement by Charles Buckley)
The excellent food was provided by Sal’s New York Grill and the fine music by Blackwell and Friends.
Complimentary professional photography was courtesy of Richard Johnson of Purnell Photography.
Our reliable and pleasant bartenders were Jessica and Timbre.
Invitation and program design was produced by George Sookiayak Jr. with editing and revisions by Maleia Schaezlein and Melissa Moody. The mailings and the program were printed by PIP Printing Co.
Video production was by Greta Seitz and Mark Guess.
Social Media wizard, Tabitha Ronzone, provided ongoing recognition and updates on the AMS Facebook page.
Announcements by Ellen Firestone, Erin Ballantyne, and friends.
Thank you to the following companies for the donation of beer and cider:
Broken Tooth Brewing, 49th State Brewing, and Double Shovel Cider Co.
Thank you to the Anchorage Bible Fellowship for lending us the table coverings.
Raffle Winners: Hesketh Island Cabin Stay-The Bradley Family
Weekend Fly-In and Cabin at Butterfly Lake-The Gamble Family
Finally, thank you to the Kincaid Chalet, our Master of Ceremonies, Frank Reuter, the AMS Board of Directors, my incredible planning and implementation committee: Kelly Hamlin, Kolo Saunoa, Maleia Schaezlein, Jennifer Wagner, Kevin Armstrong, Liz Hamlin, Macie Grammer, Ling Zhou, Madi Masuhara, Joseph Shellhamer, Ewout Damen, Alex Englishbee, and Kyle Masuhara.
As we move forward to the next 40 years your support and energy will help carry us there!
“Within the child lies the fate of the future.”
Rick Toymil/Executive Director
AMS Newsletter_Fall 2017