Please see the letter below from Blythe Silva, AIMS Vice President of Membership.Ready to renew your membership? Click here to reach the Apply for Membership page. While the same form is used for new and renewing members, your application information from last year will be filled in automatically if you provide the same email address as last year, when prompted.
Welcome to AIMS!
I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to re-register or become a member of the Association of Illinois Montessori Schools. We are a respected resource for your professional growth. Everything we do at AIMS is to promote your passion and commitment to furthering children’s education.
There is strength in numbers as we encounter the changes occurring with state regulations for schools. We know collaboration will be crucial, as these new procedures and requirements will affect our schools in different ways.
During this time of change, AIMS will provide timely and relevant information to help guide all our member schools. Protecting our educational environments will require your involvement at our scheduled meetings, in addition to your membership commitment; we are convinced that your attendance will greatly enhance your school’s understanding of and preparation for any and all upcoming changes.
Membership in AIMS will provide you with up to date information at the local and national level, advocacy, and professional networking opportunities, which will help to strengthen Montessori’s viability among other educational institutions. Membership also includes an advance registration opportunity for the February 2017 AIMS Conference which will be held at a new venue this year, Benedictine University in Lisle.
Your membership reflects your commitment to the promotion of excellence in our Montessori schools and most important, you can make a positive difference in your state.
The membership registration process is simple and easy. If you are renewing your membership, simply update the information and submit payment via PayPal or check.
The board has voted to make some changes to membership dues and schedule for the 2016-17 year, including a small increase in the membership fee. Membership registration will open the week of August 17th. All schools that have not renewed membership by September 1st will be removed from the online directory as their membership lapses. Schools that renew after September 1st will be re-listed after they renew. Any schools renewing or applying for membership after October 15th will be charged an additional $25. Conference registration for member schools will open on November 15th.We are hoping that these changes will help control the flow of membership renewals and conference registrations to make the process smoother.
I look forward to personally welcoming you to the AIMS events.
AIMS Membership Director
Ready to renew your membership? Click here to reach the Apply for Membership page. While the same form is used for new and renewing members, your application information from last year will be filled in automatically if you provide the same email address as last year, when prompted.