November Newsletter

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                                                                                                                                                                               November, 2016

Dear Parents,


As we get ready for the Holidays, we are reminded of how quickly they come upon us and how little time we have to do everything!  However, we do hope that you will take a moment to make a note of the items listed in the newsletter.


November 3                  Drum-n-Dance         in-house field trip

November 6                  Daylight Saving Time   –   fall back an hour!!!

November 8                  Election Day – no school

November 9                  Parent Observation Day

November 11                Veterans Day – no school

November 15                Barbara Callahan –  Cornerstones of a Happy Family Life    9:00am

November 14-18           Conferences

November 18               Sibling Enrollment

November 22               Thanksgiving brunch – 12:00 noon dismissal for all children

November 23-27         Thanksgiving Recess – no school

December 1                  Montessori Matters –    The Beautiful Sensorial Materials   9:00am


Drum-n-Dance – November 3

What a wonderful in-house Field Trip for the children!   Randy Brody will be bringing his drums and wooden instruments to share with the children.  We can’t wait!!!


Flu Immunization Requirement

This mandate has been brought to us by The State of Connecticut:  Children aged 6 months – 4 years (59 months)  are required to have the Flu Vaccine by December 31st, 2016.  Written confirmation from the doctor stating that your child has received this vaccine is required.  The vaccine is available now at your physician’s office.   If you choose not to immunize, the form from the State of Ct. needs to be notarized.


*Art Fair:

It’s never too early to begin thinking about the Arts and Crafts projects that will happen on June 5, 2017.

Mrs. Staci Dunbar is beginning to organize a collection of ideas and people who will be willing to help her with this fun day.  Kindly contact her if you are willing to help with the planning.


Election Day

Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th.  School will be closed on this day.  Voting takes place in our building.


Parent Observation:    Nov. 9, 2016

The Parent Observation is held once in the Fall and once in the Spring.  This is a time for you and your child in the class to come to school and see what he/she has been working on since September.   We hope that you will join us in their classroom.


November 9   (Wednesday)     Parents of    3 & 4 year olds                                  9:00 – 10:30 am

November 9   (Wednesday)     Parents of    Extended Day students                      1:00 – 2:30 pm


Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day will be observed on Friday, November 11th.  There will be no school on this day.


Drum-n-Dance – November 5

What a wonderful in-house Field Trip for the children!   Randy Brody will be bringing his drums and wooden instruments to share with the children.  We can’t wait!!!


Sibling Enrollment

We are so grateful to our families who have chosen to educate your child at The Hunt Ridge Montessori School.  At   this time, we wish to offer positions for the 2017-2018 school year to the siblings of our families who are interested in our program.  Kindly stop by the office and pick up your child’s Application.  Please return sibling applications by November 18, 2016.

*Spread the Word*

We are always in search of wonderful families like yours who have made the choice to educate their child in our Montessori environment.   Therefore, if you introduce a new family to The Hunt Ridge Montessori School and they enroll for the 2017-2018 School year, have that family mention your name at the time of their visit and you will receive a $100.00 credit toward your current tuition.


Conferences are scheduled from November 14-18.  A sign-up sheet will be available during Parent Observations and anytime thereafter.  Please make a note of your day and time.       *The Extended Day students will have half-days during Conference week and will be dismissed at 12:00 noon.


Parenting Seminar – Barbara Callahan

Barbara Callahan will be hosting her monthly Parenting Seminar on Tuesday, November 17th at 9:00am.  The topic for this month will be :  Cornerstones of a Happy Family Life.


Thanksgiving Holiday

We will have a small Thanksgiving Brunch for the children at school on Tuesday, November 22nd, at 11:00am.

The brunch will be made by the children in each class.  All adults who would like to help us are welcome! All children will be dismissed at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 22nd.  School will be closed November 23    through Sunday, November 27.  We send our best wishes to everyone for a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends!


*Montessori Matters – The Sensorial Materials –    December 1st 

Another Cornerstone!!!!   What a wonderful opportunity to learn about the Sensorial Materials in our classrooms.   So beautiful and colorful….they call to the children!   Please join us on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 9:00am to learn more about the Sensorial materials and their importance in the Montessori classroom!

The Weather

Now that the cold weather is on its way, it will help us if your child’s clothing is labeled with their name inside.  Also, the children are learning how to put on their coats on by themselves and how to hang them up!  Encourage them to do the same at home!  It may take a bit more time but it will help to know how to do it before the snow pants come along!!   Snow???   Not yet, however, if the Fairfield Public Schools are delayed, we are delayed too…..but we will open at 10:00am   If they are closed due to the weather, we are closed.  All the local radio stations carry the information so stay tuned.  Hopefully it will be awhile before the snow arrives!  To learn of school delays or cancellations you may dial:




Please keep all the children’s toys at home or in the car.  We do not have a place to store them while they are at school and we would be sad if a treasure got lost in class.  Thank you for helping us out.

Your Child’s Schedule

During the week your child meets various people who are important to them and their development.  For a schedule of their weekly activities:


Tuesday                            Suzuki Piano with Maurya Brown

Wednesday                      French with Mme. Maryse Jolicoeur

Friday                               Creative Movement with Jill Hedman


Please notify the school immediately of any change in residence and/or employment phone numbers.  Your attention to this matter is most appreciated.

  • Also, all Health Forms must be updated every year and on file in order for your child to be in school.

*School Photos should be here any day…..can’t wait to see to see them!