October Newsletter

HRM tree

 

 

October 2016

 

Dear Parents,

 

We welcome you to a new school year, new friends for you and your child…. and a busy month ahead!

I would personally like to say “thank you” to everyone for their patience during the car pool drop off and pick up.  Thank You so much.

 

October 6                   School Pictures!

October 10                 Columbus Day – no school

October 11                 Pumpkin Patch field trip – Kate and Rachel’s classes        9:15am

October 13                 Pumpkin Patch field trip – Christine and Suzy’s classes     9:15am

October 14                 Sweatshirt orders due

October 18                 Barbara Callahan – Parenting Series   9:15am

October 27                 Montessori Matters-Intro to Montessori Education   9:15am

 

School Pictures

The children will have their pictures taken on Thursday, October 6th.  Ted, the photographer, has done a fine job for us in the past and we look forward to him coming again this year.   If you would like to have other children in the family photographed, you are welcome to do so beginning at 12:00 noon.

Gone Sailing…

We wish you all a Happy Christopher Columbus Day!  The holiday will be celebrated on Monday, October 10th.  There will be no school on that day.

Pumpkin Pickin’

Tuesday, October 11th                 Kate’s and Rachel’s classes                     9:15 am

Thursday, October 13th              Christine’s and Suzy’s classes                 9:30 am

 

We will be taking all of the children for a hayride and to pick pumpkins at Sherwood Farm in Easton on October 11th or 13th.  We will leave the school parking lot at 9:15 a.m. sharp.  Please return the permission slip and indicate if you are available to drive.   *We will need a copy of your license and car insurance if you are willing to drive other children from our school.

 

Sweatshirts

As the weather get cooler and we begin to look for something warm to wear….how about a Hunt Ridge Montessori sweatshirt?!  This year we are ordering navy sweatshirts with white/green logo.  We also are able to order white T-shirts with the Hunt Ridge logo on it.  Please return all orders by Friday, October 14th!

 

Parenting Series – Oct. 18th at 9:15am

Barbara Callahan will be offering a parenting Seminar on    Discipline and Neurobiology: Parenting for the Ages   on October 18th at 9:15am.   Please join us for an exciting morning! Please bring your coffee along!

 

Montessori Matters – October 27 at 9:15am

Please join us for the first in the series of Montessori meetings.  We will provide an Introduction to Montessori and the area of Practical Life.    This will be a casual talk about why a Montessori curriculum has been created and what your child will be doing in the classroom each day! We hope you will join us!  It will be in our gym.

 

Flu Immunization  

All students attending The Hunt Ridge Montessori School are required by State Law to receive the Flu Immunization.  Any child under the age of 5 who is enrolled in our school is required to have the Flu Immunization and the documentation from the doctor.  Please ask if you have any questions.  *  If you choose NOT to have your child receive the Flu Immunization, we will need a NOTARIZED EXEMPTION FORM before December 15th, 2016.

 

Name that Coat!

When the weather turns cooler, the children come to school with sweaters and coats.  Oftentimes, these clothes are new, we do not recognize them and neither does your child!  Please take five minutes and write your child’s name in their coat, hat, gloves and boots.  It will help us return your child to you in the clothes he or she came in!

 

In Parting…

When your child is leaving for the day we like to shake their hand and say good-bye, just as we do when they arrive.  Will you please help us reinforce this wonderful lesson in grace and courtesy?

 

The Grand Finale

Halloween can be a delightful time of year for most; however, it can be quite scary for the younger children.

It has always been our policy to have the Halloween costumes remain at home.

We would be so sad if someone’s costume was torn, or worse yet, have some snack spilled on it!!! So save that costume for the Night of Fright! I am sure we will hear all the details!  Don’t forget Fairfield’s Trick or Treat on Safety Street is during the daytime in downtown Fairfield.

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!