December 2019 Newsletter
December brings a lot of seasonal festivity and fun in our classrooms. This month your student will learn about traditions, sights, sounds, smell, and tastes of the holidays. There will be an abundance of holiday art, songs and literature. The students will be making various decorations for their school Christmas trees, so we hope you will plan to visit during the holiday season to see their wonderful creations!
Empty Stocking Program
The K – 12th Grade classes invite everyone to join in and bring a gift to be donated to the Empty Stocking Program. This program supplies toys and needed items to disadvantaged children. Please bring only non-violent, new or like new toys, and/or items from the posted list unwrapped by Friday, Dec. 13th. Help your student experience the joy of giving by picking out a toy(s) or other item that they think a child would enjoy.
On Wednesday, Dec. 18th our classes will be having Christmas parties and special Christmas activities! K – 12th grade classes will have brunch at 10:00 a.m. and the students will exchange gifts at 11:00 a.m. K – 12th grade classes will dismiss at 12:00 p.m. The parties for PK I and PK II will start at 10:30 a.m. The Primary and Preschool classes will begin their parties at 3:00 p.m. There will be sign-up sheets for each classroom for parents to volunteer to bring food and party items.
During the Christmas parties on Wednesday, Dec. 18th the students in each class will have a book exchange. Please bring a wrapped book for a student approximately the same age and gender as your child. Be sure to label the gift “from” your child. The book should have a $5.00 limit, be age appropriate and non-violent so that all students will have a positive experience. Please bring the gifts by Tuesday, Dec. 17th – the day before the party - so that we can make sure that no student will be disappointed.
As we near the end of the first half of the school year, we would like to remind you that you can schedule a conference with your student’s teacher at any time to discuss progress and set future goals.
Early Release on December 18th for K-12 classes. No K-12 classes December 19th – January 7th. K-12 classes will resume January 8th.
Activities will be provided during this time if your child needs afterschool/holiday care. Please let us know if your student will be attending during the Christmas Holiday so we can plan accordingly.
Livingston Montessori School will be closed
Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th