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Pound Ridge Montessori School Hosts Garden Fundraiser

Janet Lee of New Canaan, Conn.; Kristen Ancker, guest speaker; Cindy Delaney of Ridgefield, Conn., and Emily Prince of Pound Ridge.
Janet Lee of New Canaan, Conn.; Kristen Ancker, guest speaker; Cindy Delaney of Ridgefield, Conn., and Emily Prince of Pound Ridge. Photo Credit: PRMS
Parents enjoy the Pound Ridge Montessori School workshop.
Parents enjoy the Pound Ridge Montessori School workshop. Photo Credit: PRMS

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Pound Ridge Montessori School recently hosted parents and alumni for a workshop and fundraiser.

During the event, early childhood consultant Kristen Ancker led the group in a Positive Discipline Parent Workshop.

Ancker, a former school administrator and teacher, shared long-term parenting skills that encourage children to think independently, become more responsible and have a greater respect for themselves and others.

“We are delighted that Mrs. Ancker joined us for this fun evening," Grainne Bellotti, director and teacher at Pound Ridge Montessori School, said in a statement. "Her philosophy of positive discipline blends nicely with our school’s Montessori approach and emphasis on independence, freedom within limits and respect for the child.”

The event included drinks and appetizers by O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant, silent auction items and a raffle.

Proceeds from the event will go toward installing a vegetable garden at the school, which was home to a working farm until 1939.

To learn more about Pound Ridge Montessori School, call 914-763-3125 or visit http:// www.poundridgemontessori.com .

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