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Round 2 of our Yum Ice Fundraiser is officially open 🎉🎉

Due to popular demand from our initial collaboration with YUM ICE, we are excited to bring it back once more to give you a chance to try this YUMMY treat you and your kids will truly love ❤

NEW FLAVORS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE along with the bestsellers from initial release 🐰

Just click ➡➡➡ “RAM Yum Ice”  to browse our current selection of flavors and to place your order 📢📢

Your support will help Montessori Classrooms and Montessori Programming in Richmond School District 38 with every purchase ☺

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COBS Bread Bakery Fundraising

RAM has partnered with Cobs Bread Bakery at Richmond Centre for fundraising. Every time you make a purchase at this location and mention you’d like to donate to RAM, 5% of the purchase value will be donated to RAM.

For helping out, there is a discount card: When you spend $15 you receive a free traditional loaf!

Click here to print your voucher:  Voucher RAM-Dough Raiser

Please note this voucher expires on March 31st, 2021.




RAM & Damien’s Waffle Fundraiser

Dear Parents,

We have an opportunity to team up with a local business, Damien’s Waffles. All their products are made in Steveston Village using basic ingredients – real butter, egg free, no oil, no preservatives, nut free.

Support RAM and our local business and get some delicious, authentic Belgian waffles!

Box of 8 – Assorted Waffles for $25 (Contains: 3 original, 1 milk chocolate, 1 yuzu (Japanese citrus), 1 matcha, 1 cinnamon & 1 apple)IMG-20210202-WA0002Pick up location:

Damien’s Waffles

2-3891 Chatham St, Richmond, Steveston

Deadline to place the order: February 26, 2021.

Pick up date: Between Thursday March 11th and Sunday March 14th, 10am – 4pm. Please indicate which date you prefer on the order form.

To place the order:

Please return your order form enclosed to


E-transfer to

Waffles Order Form – Fillable PDF

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RAM Membership Drive Early Bird Deadline Extended to February 22nd, 2021!


Great news! We have extended the deadline for the Early Bird draw to February 22nd, 2021. If you pay your RAM Membership fees before February 22nd you’ll be in the draw to win a $50Gift Card!

RAM’s annual membership and cash drive is underway electronically via Eventbrite (no need to print and return our forms and allows for credit card payments)  
RAM Annual Family Membership and Cash Drive 2020-2021 via Eventbrit

Early Bird Draw!

Get your RAM Membership Fees in before February 22, 2021 and be eligible to win a $50 Gift Card!

Other forms of payment are still welcomed.  See attached documents for more details! (All donations made before Dec 31st are eligible for 2020 tax receipt.)

Lovely thank you message from RAM staff at Graden City

A thank you from our RAM Staff at Garden City:

Hello all,

First, let me say thank you on behalf of all attending teachers, today was truly a gift. The financial support from RAM was the keystone in making this happen – without the funds to cover our classrooms and free us to meet this planning and team building would not have been possible.

We opened our day with a talking circle that encouraged each teacher to share their thoughts about their history in the Montessori program, their current Montessori practice, and their hopes for the future of their practice.

For the next 4 hours we created flow charts in the areas of:
​Cultural Arts (Science, Social Studies, History, Geography, Botany, and Zoology)
Language Arts (Reading, writing, listening, speaking)
Social Responsibility and Citizenship

It was equally energizing and exhausting! We accomplished much in a short, intense period of time.

Ending the day we discussed the dream of a long-range inquiry-based project which is an exciting project we’d like to undertake. We plan to start a long-range journal that would begin in kindergarten and follow kids up through grade seven. A handful of questions (that remain the same) asked and answered each year… demonstrating change over time….emotional and social growth…as an amazing snapshot of the children at each stage of their growth while they were in our classrooms. The questions can be spread throughout the school year – except the finale question will be the conclusion of each school year.
At the start of each new year the journals would follow the children to their new classrooms and be ready for a fresh entry.

Proposed questions —
Easily accessible questions (i.e. lower level thinking)
How would you describe yourself?
What are you really good at?
What are your favourite things to do? (or a break down: your favourite songs, books, movies)
What makes you smile/happy?
What scares you?

Deeply thoughtful (i.e. higher level of thought, analysis)
What is your place in the world?
What do you think you will be doing ten years from now?
What are you doing now that makes you happy?
What advice would you like to give to your older self – your younger self?

Finale question:
What was your proudest moment this year? (or for younger kids What did you feel good about this year?)

Thank you again for this opportunity. Our Montessori practice is stronger for it,

K. Johnson
C. Sakai
T. Serrano
A. Samra
M. Gold