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Day of Giving

Our school was founded by Lorene Dekko Salsbery who, through her own personal philanthropy, provided us the vision and road map to be a premier Montessori school serving Northeast Indiana. It only seems fitting to honor her birthday with on campus activities for students and faculty and a community-wide Day of Giving on Friday, November 10, 2023. 


During this time, there are a variety of activities that faculty and students participate in to celebrate Lorene’s legacy.  


  • Acorn for Change drive that is held the week preceding Founder’s Day. Students learn about our founder, the role philanthropy played in our school’s founding and are able to participate in our annual giving in a way that is meaningful.
  • Spirit Week is designed by our Middle School students and is a fun way to celebrate our founder’s fun-loving spirit. 
  • Founder’s Day Classroom Celebrations are held. These special ceremonies are each classroom's personal way of celebrating our history.
Did you know YOU can sponsor Oak Farm Montessori School all year long! We will showcase your business in our digital Day of Giving campaign on Friday, November 10th, and at the Tall Oak Gala, Saturday, February 24, 2024. Your sponsorship helps us build awareness about our school and our mission, brings the Montessori philosophy to more families, and prepares our students for life. Please contact Nicole Lowe for more information!