About the Parent Group

  • The Parent Community is an energized, effective and accomplished group of parents: it’s you. Every parent with a child attending The Montessori School of the Berkshires is a member, whether or not they attend meetings. The Parents’ Community exists to foster cameraderie among parents and to help channel their support for the school and its teachers. Parent Community leadership plans and carries out fundraising events, helps with school activities, provides volunteers when necessary, and assists the students and school as needed.

    The Parent Community provides support for MSB in a number of ways: 

    • We initiate and implement specific social, enrichment, service, and fundraising projects as to support MSB;
    • Provide classroom/teacher support wherever possible;
    • Designate funds for specific purposes in support of school programs, and
    • Enhance communication within the broader MSB community.

    Guidance for the Parent Community is provided by the Leadership Council – a passionate and committed group who have stepped forward to take a leadership role in ensuring that the Parent Community’s purpose is achieved throughout the school year. They are assisted by Core Leaders in the School Support, Enrichment, and Events teams who carry out specific programming, activities and events.

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Parent Group Leadership Team

 Becky Cachat

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Becky Cachat

Parent Group Chair

Becky has been part of the MSB community for six years, and chair of the Parent Group for two. Becky's son Athan is in his second year in the Elementary classroom.  

 Kathy LaPointe

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Kathy LaPointe

Vice-Chair, Communications Coordinator

Kathy is new to the Parent Community, having joined the MSB community midway through last fall. Kathy's son Karl is in his first year in the Elementary classroom.

 Laurie May Coyle

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Laurie May Coyle

School Support Team Lead

Laurie has been very involved with the Parent Community in her time at MSB.  You might find her at Cut & Chat on Tuesday mornings or leading a crafty creations After School enrichment group. Laurie's daughters Natalie and Gabby are in the Elementary and Children's House.

 Kay Cuthbertson

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Kay Cuthbertson

Events Team Lead

Kay has been involved with the Parent Community for several years. This is her second year as Events Team leader, and she's looking forward to planning this year's Winter Oasis.  Kay's daughter Lucy is in Children's House I.

 Sara Mugridge

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Sara Mugridge

Enrichment Team Lead

Sara has worn many hats at MSB over the years, and is heading into her third year coordinating the school-wide and afterschool enrichment efforts. Sara's children, Augie and Lena, are in Children's House 2 and Elementary, respectively.

 Sarah Ober

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Sarah Ober

Administrative Liaison

Sarah is in her second year as the point of contact between the Parent Community and the school's administrative team.  Her son Simon is in Children's House 2.