February Newsletter




February, 2018


Dear Parents,

Happy February!

Calendar Dates:

Feb. 6 Barbara Callahan – Parenting Seminar – 9:00am
Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day Celebration
Feb. 15 Montessori Matters* – The Language Curriculum 9:00am
Feb. 16-19 Winter Break –no school
Feb. 22 Hoopla! In-House field trip
Feb. 21-27 Re-enrollment

Barbara Callahan – Parenting Seminar
Barbara will be presenting a parent workshop on “Birth Order” on Tuesday, February 6 at 9:00am. Please join us for a wonderful morning.

*Montessori Matters* – The Language Curriculum Feb. 15, 9:15am
Please join us for this lively discussion on Thursday, February 15th at 9:15am. A wonderful overview of the amazing Language curriculum. A terrific opportunity to ask all your questions and get the answers. Feel free to bring a friend and share discussions over a cup of coffee.

Valentine’s Day
Our Valentine’s Day celebration will Wednesday, February 14th. The children love this holiday and in an effort to keep it fun for everyone, here are some helpful hints. If you are going to send Valentine’s, please send for your child’s class only.
*Have your child sign their NAME ONLY on the Valentine.

This makes it easier for Cupid to deliver one Valentine to each person. Happy times will be had by everyone!!

Winter Recess
School will be closed for Winter Recess, February 16th through February 19th. This schedule will enable you to have a nice, long February weekend. If you have not made vacation plans yet, it’s never too late!
Don’t forget to send us a Postcard!

Re-enrollment: Feb. 21-27, 2018
The re-enrollment forms will be distributed to the current 3 and 4 year old students. I thank each family who has shared their child with us and has believed in the full Montessori program. Our hope is that through this three-year journey, each child will be curious, patient and confident in their abilities to discover the world and build lasting relationships with those they entrust. If you have any questions regarding the placement of your child for next year, please ask. We are honored to be teaching your child. Reenrollment forms will be distributed on February 21 and we ask that you return the form by Tuesday, February 27, 2018.

“HOOPLA!” February 22
Sounds like a really fun time for the children! A fantastic in-house field trip with Hula Hoops and music! Lots of fun to be had by all!!!

Change of Clothes
Please check your child’s Change of Clothes box. Many are missing items and are in need of pants for these winter months. Sweatpants work well! Shorts are a little chilly for this time of year but we will be in need of those in a month or two…..or three!

*Healthy Notes
We would like to keep everyone healthy while they are here. Please keep in mind that we have a few parents with suppressed immune systems. Keeping everyone healthy is so important for all of us.

Here are a few reminders:
Fever: 24 hours fever free – no meds
Stomach Virus: 24 hours of keeping food down before returning.
Pink Eye: Conjunctivitis: * 48 hours on medication prior to returning
Strep/Impetigo: Please call the office immediately to notify.
Head Injuries: Please know that for your child’s safety, I will need a doctor’s note from your child’s doctor
upon their return to school.
We are required to report Communicable Diseases to the Health Department. Please let me know of any Communicable Disease that your child may have. This may be done by a phone call to the office or by sending an email to the school.

Communicable Diseases which are to be reported are:
Bronchitis      Chicken Pox        Conjunctivitis      Flu
Coxsackie virus      Croup       Fifth Disease       G.I. Virus
Head Lice      Impetigo       Pneumonia
Molluscum Contagiousum       Ringworm      Strep

Disinfecting Wipes
We are trying to keep everyone as healthy as possible and with your help……..I know we will succeed! We are asking each family to send in 2 Containers of Disinfecting Wipes for their child’s classroom. We have been wiping down the tables, chairs and shelves continuously to keep the children and adults healthy. Your help is so appreciated!

On the Road Again…
We thank you for all the POST CARDS that you have collected or sent from your travels. Our collection of geography pictures has grown dramatically! Please continue to remember us in your travels both home and abroad, especially when you are away on business and this Presidential Weekend!

Traffic Reminder
Kindly drive behind the Church complex in the morning at drop-off……… and at lunchtime when picking up your child. Thank you for driving so carefully.

*Looking Waaaaaaay Ahead!

*Parent Observation March 21, 2018
This is a new date so please make a note on your calendars. The other date conflicts with the Public School schedule.

May 18, 2018 – Graduation
Graduation is for the children who are currently enrolled in the “Extended Day” program that goes until 2:45pm each day. All students, including those who may stay for a Pure Fun Friday, will be dismissed at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 18, 2018.