January 2018 Newsletter

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January 2018
Happy New Year!!! We hope you have the best year ever! It’s great to have everyone back after the restful holiday break. This month the students will be exploring winter science and talking about time and seasons. Why do we change from 2017 to 2018? We will also review classroom rules and manners. Of course, we will continue to help your student advance in all subjects.
Empty Stocking & Christmas Parties – Thank you for your generous donations for the Empty Stocking Program. Your efforts brought joy to the lives of many children! Thank you also for all the Christmas party contributions. The students had such a great time!
New Year’s Resolutions – In order for your student to receive the maximum benefit from our program . . .
     ●Please have your student arrive by 7:45 each morning! The main reasons arriving on
      time is so important to your student:
           1) We serve a nutritious breakfast until 7:45 a.m.
           2) The late student is on a different schedule than the other students and may miss
           important lessons.
           3) Late arrivals interrupt the other students.
     ●Make school a “cell free zone” so that you can give your student your undivided attention.
     ●Please keep personal toys/electronic at home.
     ●Please Do Not Bring High Sugar Foods To School. (This means no donuts, sugary drinks,
      candy, gum, etc.) We strive to serve nutritious whole grain, low sugar foods.
     ●Please make sure all of your student’s possessions have their name on them. Check
       the hooks for lost items. Putting names on possessions helps us get these items back
       to you.
     ●Most important of all -spend more quality time with your child.
Take time each day to read with your student. Have conversations about daily activities. Be
a positive role model for your child. Children need your interest, positive guidance, and
unconditional love.
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December 2017 Newsletter

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December 2017
Happy Holidays! - 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. 15th. Help your student experience the joy of giving by picking out a toy(s) or other item that they think a child would enjoy.
Christmas Parties - On Thursday, Dec. 21st 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 class will begin their party at 3:00 p.m. There will be sign-up sheets for each classroom for parents to volunteer to bring food and party items.
Gift Exchange - During the Christmas parties on Thursday, Dec. 21st 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 Wednesday, Dec. 20th – the day before the party - so that we can make sure that no student will be disappointed.
Parent/Teacher Conferences – 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.
Lost & Found – We have a collection of sweaters and jackets in the main office and after school building without names. If your student is missing any items, visit these two locations. Please label your student’s possessions with their name to better ensure they do not get lost.
Have a safe and wonderful holiday!
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November 2017 Newsletter

November 2017
WE’RE THANKFUL FOR YOU! - As we prepare for the holiday season, we would like you as parents to know how thankful we are for you! We appreciate your cooperation, trust, and support. Thank you for helping us with our activities, for your referrals to our school, and most of all, thanks for your friendship. We are so fortunate to have wonderful parents and students at our school!
FOOD DRIVE - Share the spirit of giving with your child. We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the food pantries in our area in the office area until November 10th.
FALL FUN – Our special activities provided some wonderful traditional fall harvest experiences for our students. Thank you to the musicians of First Presbyterian Church for the wonderful dulcimer performance and Ms. Kasi for teaching us the Cotton Eyed Joe dance. Thank you for your contributions.
HEARING & VISION SCREENING – If your student was 4 as of Sept. 1st, or are in Kindergarten, First Grade, Third Grade, Fifth Grade, and Seventh Grade, an annual hearing and vision test is required. Christian Mobile Services will be here November 8th to do these tests. Form will be coming home.
FUNDRAISER - Thank you to all who collected orders for the Fall Fundraiser. The top three sellers were Hunter Boddie (PK II), Kaylee Reeves (PK II), and Khloey Robinson (Primary). Good job families!
EMPTY STOCKING - The K – 12th Grade classes invite everyone to join in and bring a gift to be donated to the Empty Stocking Program. Please bring only non-violent, new or like new, unwrapped toys on or before Thursday, December 14th. The 6-12th grade class will deliver the toys to the Polk County Enterprise on Friday morning, December 15th. A collection box will be in the office area. Any contributions will help make a child smile on Christmas morning!
DID YOU KNOW? – Scientifically based research on Montessori education shows children in Montessori school do better on standardized tests. Montessori teaches your child how to think problems through in a logical manner – rather than memorizing answers to test questions.
Livingston Montessori will be CLOSED Nov. 23rd and Nov. 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday
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October 2017 Newsletter

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September was a busy month! We hope you took advantage of Open House month and visited
your child’s classroom. Studies have shown that parent involvement in a student’s educational
program is a key factor to academic success. Feel free to visit anytime.
Montessori and My Student - Children possess a remarkable ability to absorb the world
that surrounds them. Maria Montessori believed that the years from three to six are the most
critical period for nurturing a child's natural curiosity and for laying the foundation for all
future development. The main purpose of a Montessori school is to provide a carefully planned,
stimulating environment which will help the child develop an excellent foundation for future
learning. The specific goals for the students who attend a Montessori school are to develop
within each student a positive attitude toward school, help develop self-confidence, assist in
building a habit of concentration, foster an abiding curiosity, develop habits of initiative and
persistence, and foster inner security and a sense of order. For the older student, this
framework is used to maintain academic competency.
Facebook – Livingston Montessori School has a Facebook page. Be sure to “Like” our page and
check it for information about activities going on at the school. This is also another method to
contact the office by sending a Message. In addition, we have a closed Facebook group just for
parents. Search for this group and request to join. This is an easy way to share pictures with
parents of some of the activities going on at our school.
Fundraiser – The Fall Fundraiser will end October 9th. We are raising money for classroom
materials, so ask all your family and friends to help. Out of town orders can be done online – see
instructions on the back of the sheet stapled to the brochure. Orders with payments need to
be turned into the office by Monday, October 9th. Thank you in advance for your help!
Pictures – Chelsea Vick will be taking individuals pictures in October. Notes will be sent as to
which day your student’s picture will be taken. Fill out the form that will be included and send
with checks made out to Chelsea Vick or the exact amount of cash. No credit card payments.
Fall Fun – Primary will be celebrating fall with pumpkin decorating and a special snack on
Friday, October 27th at 3:00 p.m.
                  Pre-K will be celebrating a Fall Fun Morning on Friday, October 27th. There will be
pumpkin decorating, fall crafts, and a special snack.
                  K – 5th grades will have a field trip to Double Creek Farm Pumpkin Patch on Friday,
October 27th. Students will enjoy bounce houses, duck races, hay/train ride, a corn maze, and a
picnic lunch. Permission slips will be sent home.

August/September Newsletter

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622 W Noblitt Street Livingston, TX 77351

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August/September 2017
Welcome to Livingston Montessori School 2017-2018 school year! We are so glad to have you and your student with us and look forward to a productive year.
     *For information about our program, or current activities and menu, visit our website or pick up a copy of   our monthly newsletter in the office. YouTube is a great resource for Montessori information.
     *When using the front circular drive, please be sure to pull up as far as you can and to the right so as not to block the drive.
     *To ensure a smooth start to your student’s day, please have them at school by
8:00 a.m. Arrive by 7:45 a.m. for breakfast.
     * Cell Free Zone – Please turn off or place your cell phones on silent as you enter the car line. This will allow you to drive safely and spend some quality time with your student without distractions. It will truly be time well spent!
     * Please do not send sugary breakfast and/or lunch items for your student-this includes flavored milk. We are trying to instill good eating habits while at school and would appreciate your cooperation.
     * For safety make sure that your student either wears tennis shoes each day or has a pair of tennis shoes for recess. No flip-flops, backless, or slick soled shoes.
     * Students should only bring required items to school - toys and personal electronics are not allowed at school.
     *If your student is picked up at 3:00 p.m., you may pull through the front circular drive in front of their classroom building.
Tuition is due in advance each Monday. New electronic payment is now available. (Ask for a form in the office) Late fees will be applied Tuesday. Failure to pay will result in termination of enrollment. Discounts are available for annual payment of tuition. If you have a question about your account, please call the office.
Enrollment Form – A new enrollment form is required each new school year.
Registration Fee - Annual Fee ($100 per child) was applied to your account August 1st.
Thank you for entrusting your child to us!
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