February Newsletter

February, 2017

 

Dear Parents,

Happy February!

 

Calendar Dates:

Feb. 7                                 Barbara Callahan – Parenting Seminar – 9:00am

Feb. 14                               Valentine’s Day Celebration

Feb. 17-20                          Winter Break – no school

Feb. 16                               Montessori Matters* – The Language Curriculum     9:00am

Feb. 22-27                          Re-enrollment forms distributed

Feb. 23                               Hoopla!  In-house field trip

 

Barbara Callahan – Parenting Seminar

Barbara will be presenting a parent workshop on “Birth Order” on Tuesday, February 7 at 9:00am.  Please join us for a wonderful morning.

 

*Montessori Matters* – The Language Curriculum       Feb. 16, 9:00am

Please join us for this lively discussion on Thursday, February 16th at 9:00am. 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 Tuesday, 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.

*DO NOT ADDRESS EACH 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 17th through February 20th.  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. 22-27, 2017

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 22 and we ask that you return the form by Monday, February 27, 2017.

 

“HOOPLA!”   February 23

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/ImpetigoPlease 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                                            Lyme disease

Molluscum Contagiousum                  Pneumonia                       Ringworm                                   Strep

 

 

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!

 

JARS !

We are preparing for the end of the year Art Fair….if you can believe it!     We would like to ask each family to send in 1 glass jar with your child….about 10-12 oz. jar.  All we ask if that the glass have no inscription etched in the glass (like the Mason jars).       If you soak the label off…that would be great…otherwise, we can do that for you.    Thanks!!

 

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.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!