Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


February 13, 2014

Roses for Rosie's: A gift from Montessori School

For the 12th year, students in Andover School of Montessori’s Lower Elementary 1 classroom have spent the days leading up to Valentine’s Day showing their love for those less fortunate.

The students in grades one, two and three have been making paper roses to sell this week in an effort to raise money to benefit Rosie’s Place, a shelter in Boston that supports women and children in need.

Founded in 1974, Rosie’s Place welcomes each guest who may experience a short-term emergency or have long-term needs with respect and unconditional love. It accepts no government funds and relies on dedicated volunteers and private supporters to accomplish its work.

The Valentine’s tradition at Andover School Montessori has become a community outreach activity that serves as an excellent lesson in giving love and caring for others, Head of School Joanna DeStefanis says.

The school educates students ages 2.9 through grade eight. Visit for more.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

Pictures of the Week