Save-A-Pet Service Project

saveapetBy Mary Taylor

Last week, Dylan Rayburn and Tyler Mannelly gave classroom presentations about their efforts to help cats and dogs at Save-A-Pet. They even visited and gave presentations to the Toddler classrooms. Dylan and Tyler are very satisfied with all the contributions that have been made. The goods that have been deposited in their donation basket such as dog or cat food have helped them see how they can make a difference in their society.

These kinds of service projects help Elementary children learn to explore the world beyond the classroom. This is part of the work of social construction of the Second Plane. On behalf of the students, your support is truly appreciated! Thank you to everyone who has supported this cause!

Tom Zengeler Named President of Board of Directors For MSLF

tomzengelerBy John Coxon
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Tom Zengeler, President of Zengeler Cleaners, was reelected President of the Board of Directors for Montessori School of Lake Forest (MSLF). Zengeler has been a long-time supporter of the school and has served as a Director for several years. This will be his second term as President for the all-volunteer Board. Zengeler Cleaners is the Midwest’s largest and oldest cleaner, having served the northern Illinois area since 1857.

Zengeler recently welcomed the school’s parents to the 2014 – 2015 school year during MSLF’s annual Parents’ Night. He outlined exciting new activities for the year, including the announcement that the school’s very first mascot will be unveiled during its upcoming spirit week. Zengeler also introduced the school’s theme for the coming year, “The Driving Force,” detailing how faculty, staff and parents working together can become the driving force in the lives of their children.

In his remarks, Zengeler also challenged parents to become as involved as possible in the education of their children. Said Zengeler, “MSLF is fortunate to have so many parents who are driving forces – parents who volunteer their time and who fill so many important roles for the school. When you combine outstanding teachers and professional staff with parents who are actively involved in the education process, the results are simply amazing! And yes –every parent can be involved at our school, from working on committees and special events to serving on our volunteer Board of Directors.”

Montessori School of Lake Forest has provided excellence in education for 49 years. For more information about MSLF, visit A picture of Tom Zengeler is attached below. For more information about Zengeler Cleaners, please contact Tom Zengeler at (847) 272-6550 or visit Zengeler Cleaners has eight locations, including Deerfield, Hubbard Woods, Northfield, Winnetka, Long Grove, two Libertyville stores and its headquarters store in Northbrook. Zengeler Cleaners … America’s First Family of Dry Cleaning™.

Garden Club Veggie Delivery

gardenclubChildren from the Lower and Upper Elementary classrooms gathered for Garden Club in the first week of school. They worked with Mrs. Bohnert, Mrs. Moore and Mrs Mannelly to weed the garden and pick some of the beautiful summer produce. They were able to fill bags to deliver to each of the classrooms at the Laurel campus. Each class received a mixture of tomatoes, kale, swiss chard and cucumbers. Children are excited to continue working in the garden each week and to be able to sell some of the produce in conjunction with the Adolescent Friday Market. Everyone at the Laurel campus is excited to watch the garden project grow!