Support LVMS

Little Voyageurs Montessori School (LVMS) relies on support from the families of LVMS students and members of the community. There are many ways you can support our community -- from volunteering your time, participating in employer matching programs, or incluing LVMS in your estate plan. Through your donations you support life-long learning and the success of our children.

In thanks to donations and fundraising during this past school year, the children have new materials to work with. We've been able to add to our geography and language materials, hand bells for music, and dinosaurs and marble works for our extended care rooms. We've also acquired some additional shelves and a table for use in our rooms.

Ways to Support

You Shop. Amazon Gives.

Use when shopping online, and AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Little Voyageurs Montessori School Inc.

Box Tops for Education Phone App

Use the Box Tops for Education phone app to scan the box top and your receipts. The earnings stack up for the school, giving the school double or triple the points in some cases. Plus, you can still clip the box top and turn it in to get another $0.10 for the school.

Participate in Employer Match Initiatives

Many companies have employer matching initiatives. Don't pass up the opportunities to donate to LVMS for a tax write-off and have your employer match your donation.

Acknowledgements and Thanks

Gifts in Remembrance

A bench was donated "In memory of Steve Hokanson", who loved his grandsons and felt very blessed they were able to attend such an incredible school with amazing teachers and caregivers. His message to all was: "Be Smart, Be Nice and Be Kind to those who are different from you."

LVMS has received a very generous donation from one of our alumni, Allison Kahl (Jensen), in loving memory of her mother Patricia Lucille Dugger. Patricia passed away May 24, 2014. She was a strong supporter of LVMS. With this donation, Allison wants to honor her mother and express her gratitude for enrolling her in LVMS.

Employee Giving Programs:

Thank you to parents and alumni that give through their employee giving programs. Donations for the last fiscal year (July 2021-June 2022) were $3,042. Programs include Benevity Community Impact Fund, Greater Twin City United Way, YourCause, Medtronic Foundation, and Wells Fargo Foundation Funds.

Donations of Time

Thank you to:

  • Sara F. for your continual work on the web site.
  • Brett P. for refinishing the bench and picnic tables on our playground. They look WONDERFUL and we really appreciate all his hard work!
  • Jan M. for making all of our cot sheets for the cots in the nap room. The children love the various colorful designs, and they fit the cots perfectly!
  • Laurie M. for restoring shelves and tables for the classrooms. She does beautiful work! They look like new!
  • Chris G. for replacing worn and damaged boards on the outdoor storage shed. Now it's good to go for many more years!
  • Roy J. for building a new dishwashing stand for the Montessori classroom. It is beautiful.
  • Mike D. for painting the nap room, music area, entry wall, the new kitchen, and our kitchenette cabinets. It really brightens up our environment!
  • Paul B. for overseeing and preparing the ground, adding a drain and helping to lay sod on the playground. Also for watering the sod every day for a month to be sure it was well cared for.
  • Erin S. for helping with the computer
  • Kami S. for tutoring Karen the new Quickbooks program