Fall 2018

Girls Basketball

Games: Tues/Thurs. at 4:00 pm

Creative Writing and Illustration

Mondays – 2:40 – 4:10 pm
September 17th
Room B
Do you like to make up stories? Do you enjoy drawing pictures about your stories? Great!!! This is a class for you!!!  Come with your ideas and let’s create some fun and exciting stories.
If you are in K-3 come to Room B and sign up with Claudia!!!

Board Games

Fridays – 3:30 – 4:45 pm
October 19th – November 16th
Room F
We will be learning how to play 3-5 cooperative board games including Flash Point and Castle Panic! These are a growing type of game were the players play against the game itself. We will end this club with a pizza party. Parents are invited to come and play the games with their students. Look for the sign up sheet in room C.

Dungeons and Dragons Club

“The Rim Protectorate”

Tuesdays – 3:30 – 4:45 pm
October 16th – November 13th
Room F
Join our group of adventurers (new players welcome) as they battle to save The Rim and restore peace to the valley. In this tabletop game of creating a story of heroes and villains, magic and monsters, no prior knowledge of game or story is needed. Just bring a willingness to learn, imagine, and have fun. Shannon Heavilin will be running the game. Look for the sign up sheet in room C. Limited to 10 participants in 4th through 8th grade.

Scratch Programming Club

Thursdays – 3:15 – 4:30 pm
October 4th – November 15th
Room J (Sign up limited to 12)
Calling all gamers, designers, and problem solvers!  RCM will be offering a Scratch Programming class for any 4th through 8th year student interested in learning to code or expanding their current skills.
If you have questions, contact Michelle D (Adolescent Teacher).

Running and Walking Club and Cross Country

Monday/Wednesday – 3:00 – 3:30 pm
Please contact Lindsey Grossman at (707) 599-7011 or email her with any questions or to volunteer.

Varsity Volleyball

Games Tuesday/Thursdays 4:00 pm
The RCM Foxes’ Varsity Volleyball season has begun! We encourage you to come root on our team at one of our 4:00 pm games played at our opponents’ venues. Please note some games are played at venues that are not on a school’s campus; venue details are on the schedule which is available here.

Fall 2017 – Spring 2018


Ultimate Frisbee Club

with Laurel Tree Charter School

Grades 6-12
Wednesdays 3:30 – 5 p
Alternates between Laurel Tree and RCM

Ultimate frisbee is a fast-paced game played with a flat disc that combines some of the strategies of soccer and football. Unlike many sports, however, Ultimate is self-officiated, meaning that players make  decisions about fouls without turning to a referee for a ruling. It is also played as a co-ed sport at the highest level of competition, so girls and boys are accustomed to playing respectfully as equals. And Ultimate is SO MUCH FUN!

Hart at RCM High School and Homer at Laurel Tree Charter School are teaming up for afterschool ultimate club. As coaches, they will teach 6th – 12th grade players the basics of throwing and cutting with an emphasis on Spirit of the Game. Players of all ability levels are welcome! Our meetups will rotate between Laurel Tree and RCM High School. Homer is hosting our first ultimate experience at Laurel Tree this Wednesday! Contact Hart with questions.


Girls Basketball

Grades 5-6
Practice during PE and Fridays, 4 – 5:30 pm
Games on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 pm


Thank you to Scotty Matteu and Jessica Stauffer for agreeing to coach the RCM Foxes’ 5/6th grade girls’ basketball team!


NEW! 2nd grade and up!
NEW: Thursdays, 3-4:30 pm, Oct 4 – Dec 13

Do you like to sing? Want to learn to harmonize? Join Glee!

Enjoy after school singing every Wednesday from 3 pm – 4:30 pm in Room D beginning October 4th and ending December 13th. Glee! is for 2nd through 8th grade.

Elizabeth is the lead for this class. She has years of experience singing in a choir and leading groups of students in Glee! Sign up in Room C.


Girls Volleyball

Grades 6-8
Practice on Friday, 3:15 – 4:45 pm, starts Sept. 8
Games are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 p.m.approximately.  Sheree will need driver support to games. Families arrange all rides home for players. Participants need knee pads and athletic shoes, preferably without a wedge in the sole (running shoes) due to intense lateral movement.  Players benefit from having a ball of their own, but that is not required.


All Grades Cross Country

Cross Country Schedule

To enter your child in sports activities, fill out and return the Sports Physical Evaluation Release Form.


Running Club

All Grades
Monday and Wednesday, 2:30 – 3 pm, starts Sept. 11

Redwood Coast Montessori Running & Walking Club started up again this fall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:00 on September 11th.  If your child is interested please click here for the required paperwork. In order for the club to ‘run’ well, we need reliable volunteers who can assist with supervision and motivation, counting laps or joining in to run or walk with children.  Please let us know when you can help and what you would like to do.  If your child is interested in participating in the cross country events this fall please make sure they have a sports physical on file with the school. 

Spring 2017

Track and Field Season

RCM Running Club is excited for the K-4 track meets of the season:

Grades Kinder through 4th
Tuesday, April 25th, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Humboldt State University track
Monday, May 8th, McKinleyville High track
 All track meets are free of charge.

Participation Form must be signed by participant and parent.

Schedule for the HSU meet

Track season schedule for all meets for all grades

Sports physical form must be on file with the school to participate in track meets.

Please plan on wearing Redwood Coast Montessori shirts/sweatshirts to show our school pride! Please let us know if your student is planning on going. Contact Lindsey Grossman or Cathy Larripa with any questions.

Spanish Class

Grades Kinder through 3rd
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
April 25th to June 1st

Students play bingo, learn outdoor games, sing classic children’s songs, and do many other fun activities. Along with new material, we also review previous lessons. Taught by Layla Richardson.

Maker Class

Grades 4 – 8
Thursdays, 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Room I
April 11 – May 23

Calling all dreamers, makers, and recyclers!  RCM will be offering a class for students interested in creating new projects from recycled or reclaimed materials.  We will begin with learning safety with common maker tools then quickly move into making mini jumper bots, handmade electrical circuits, and automata technology.  If you are someone who enjoys re-imagining, then this class is for you! If you have any questions, contact Michelle D (Adolescent Teacher). Sign up in room C.

Art Club

Grades 3 – 6
Thursdays, 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The next session of Art Club with Elijah Culbertson and Jennifer Ayo (Keani and Machete’s mom) will begins Thursday, March 30th. The session is Sand Art. The sign up sheet is in Room C.

Science Class

Grades K – 3
Mondays & Wednesdays 3-4:30 p.m.

Claudia Culbertson will be teaching science class for students in grades K-3rd. Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesdays from 3-4:30 p.m. The class will start on March 20th and continue on until May 17. The sign up sheet is in Room C.

Boys Basketball

The RCM Foxes’ Boys’ 6th-8th grade basketball season has begun. Come cheer on the team at one of our games! We play at our opponents’ gyms from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Boys Basketball Schedule.

Zine Class

Grades 3 – 6
Fridays 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A zine is a small book you create yourself. It can have words, pictures, drawings and poems. It is a fun and creative way to express yourself to the outside world. Classes will be April 7th, 14th, and May 5th, 12th, & 19th . You will be able to decide what topic you want for your zine. You will have access to the materials needed, so you do not need to bring your own, unless you would like too. If you have any questions, e-mail Ava at ava@redwoodmontessori.org. Taught by Ava, Dylan and Anna.


After School Spanish

Grades Kinder – 3
Mondays 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays 2:30 – 4
January 23rd – March 16th (No class Feb 13th to Feb 23rd)
Students play bingo, learn outdoor games, sing classic children’s songs, and do many other fun activities. Class emphasis includes understanding aspects of Spanish culture from educational perspective. Along with new material, we also review previous lessons. Taught by Layla Richardson.



3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Glee! meets January 18th to May 31st. We will not meet 2/15, 2/22 and 4/19. Please mark your calendars.
TALENT SHOW: Glee Club is participating in the talent show on Thursday, April 27th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Glee! members must attend rehearsals on two Thursdays, March 30th and April 6th from 3:10 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in addition to our regular schedule. If you have any conflicts, please contact Elizabeth, and we can work something out. Thank you!


After School Art Club

Grades 3 – 6
Thursdays, 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Art Club with Elijah Culbertson and Jennifer Ayo will begin Thursday, January 19th. There will be four sessions and we will explore drawing, photography, sand art, and ceramics. The first session will be drawing. This session will include three classes on 1/19, 1/26 and 2/2. Students in grades 3rd through 6th are welcome to participate. Please sign up in Room C. There will be no Art Club Thursday, February 9th.

Fall/Winter 2016

Girls Basketball

Grades 6 – 8
October 17 – December 16
Practices: Friday, 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Games: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 4:00 or 5:00 p.m.

RCM Basketball Game Schedule


Girls Volleyball

Tuesday and Thursday
4:00 p.m.


All Grades Cross Country

2016 Cross Country schedule

We are organizing a group of RCM runners to attend at least the following two meets:

Arcata Marsh Run
Tuesday, September 27th 
3:50 p.m. 
Pumpkin Run 
Rohner Park, Fortuna
Tuesday, October 11th
3:50 p.m. 
Races are 0.4 miles to 2 miles, see schedule for details. Runners who participate in two or more races they will be eligible to run in the Championship Race on Thursday October 20th. Please contact Running & Walking Club volunteers Cathy and Mark Larripa or Lindsey Grossman with any questions. A Sports Physical is required, and can be used for participating in HRRA track meets later in the year as well.


Soccer Club

Grades 5 to 8
Fridays, 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.   
In lieu of a school soccer team this year, RCM will be hosting a weekly Soccer Club for 5th through 8th grade students! Come join the fun on Fridays from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. If you would like to play soccer with other RCM students fill out the attached form and return it to the office cubby. No physical is required for club sports. If you have any questions contact Bryan.


Running and Walking Club

All students are welcome to participate in Running & Walking Club for a half hour after school on Mondays and Wednesdays. There is no fee. Permission forms are here and in Room C.

Spanish Classes

Kinder to 3rd grade
October 3rd thru November 17th
Mondays 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Layla Richardson is offering Spanish Class again!Students play bingo, learn outdoor games, sing classic children’s songs, and do many other fun activities. Class emphasis includes understanding aspects of Spanish culture from an educational perspective. Along with new material, we also review previous lessons. Spanish Class is offered through the After School Care Program.


After Care

The After School Program is provided as an optional, fee-based service for students of RCM. The program is available from 2:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.