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

936-329-8600 FAX 936-329-8602
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!

August 2017 Newsletter

August 2017
Newsletter/menu – The newsletter and menu are available for view on our web site. www.livingstonmontessori.com. Be sure and join the Facebook Livingston Montessori Group – just send a request. We will post pictures, updates, and any information important to our parents.
Our new school year will begin August 21st. If you have not confirmed your child’s fall enrollment, please do so. Our classes fill quickly and we want to accommodate everyone if possible.
Why should my child continue with a Montessori education? In the Montessori environment, the student is presented with endless opportunities to develop academic skills with the aid of self-correcting materials in a prepared setting. Each succeeding year the student can move into more challenging academic areas. In this supportive, exciting environment he or she develops concentration, self-discipline, a sense of order, and persistence in completing a task. Therefore, creative self-expression and love of learning develop. These empowering habits enable our students to excel in life.
Livingston Montessori School educates students - Preschool through the 12th Grade.
As the beginning of a new school year approaches, some students may have transitions which can concern parents. These suggestions will ease the transition for your student:
     Meet the Teacher – If at all possible, meet the new teacher with your student. Children can become                stressed when they don’t know what to expect. Meeting the new teacher can help by answering some simple      questions. You and your student could set up an appointment and meet the teacher for a few minutes before      or after school.
     Preview – If your student is not familiar with his/her new class, our office staff would be glad to arrange          several “visits”.
     Discuss Concerns – Moving to a new environment may bring some concerns for your student. Even                enthusiastic children may have some questions. Talk with your student about what they can expect and what      they will be doing. Some friends will remain the same and some work will remain the same. This provides a        sense of familiarity. Everyone involved wants your student to be successful.
     Change Is Good – Change can be positive. Even with an incredible past experience, the next experience          should be even more rewarding and fulfilling for your student.
Transition times tend to bring up issues that are not dealt with on an everyday basis. Use some of the techniques above to assist your student. Learning to handle new situations now will help your child deal with changes later in life. If you have any questions or concerns about your student’s transition, please speak with a teacher or call the office.
Look for more news the first day of school - August 21st.
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July 2017 Newsletter

4th of July

July 2017
Our Summer Camps have been a great success! So far our students have explored Backyard
Habitats, enjoyed Slippery Science, and had Dino-lego Week, and explored Our Great Texas Parks.
Visit our website to see future camps. Tell your friends about our summer fun! Part time
schedules are available.
The children have had fun learning about Ocean & Water Safety, Dinosaurs, and Rain
Forest/Safaris. Activities this month will include Farm and Pets, and Castles, Kings, & Queens. At
the end of each subject the classes enjoy a party. For more details about our camps, see our web
If you have not already heard, we offer an educational program through the 12th grade. Please
spread the good news about the quality education offered at our school. Remember you can find
our current newsletter, menu, school calendar, and information about upcoming events on our web
To celebrate the 4th all classes will have a patriotic picnic on Monday July 3rd! The students will
enjoy all the fun activities the teachers have planned for this special day.
Please provide your child with sun screen and mosquito repellant labeled with their name to be left
at school. If you child has a rest blanket at school, you might need to exchange it for a lighter
weight one.
HEALTHY HABITS - Recent studies link regular family dinners with many behaviors that parents
pray for: lower rates of substance abuse, teen pregnancy and depression, as well as higher gradepoint
averages and self-esteem. Studies also indicate that dinner conversation is a more potent
vocabulary-booster than reading, and the stories told around the kitchen table help our children
build resilience. The icing on the cake is that regular family meals also lower the rates of obesity
and eating disorders in children and adolescents. What else can families do that takes only about
an hour a day and packs such a punch?
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June 2017 Newsletter

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SUMMER PROGRAM – We are looking forward to a fun and educational time with our students
this summer. All activities will include music, stories, and open-ended art. Look on our website
for our Summer Program Flyers.
Every class will have a Splash Day as notified during the summer. In general your child will
need a swimming suit, sun block, and towel. These should all be labeled with his/her name and in
a bag. Children will usually be rinsed off and wrapped in a towel when you pick them up.
SUMMER/FALL ENROLLMENT – If you have not returned your Summer/Fall Enrollment Form
or notified the office of your plans, please do so ASAP. We cannot guarantee your child a spot
without this information. We usually have openings in the summer created by vacationing
children so please let your friends know about our fun activities. Also share with them the
educational opportunity we offer for students 2 years thru 12th grade. If your child is off in
the summer, please keep in mind that they are welcomed on a drop-in basis.
TUTORING - We are offering tutoring this summer for students in K – 12th grades. Call the
office for more information.
REMINDER – Please make sure your child has a summer-time change of clothes in his/her cubby
as well as insect repellant and sunscreen. During the summer we will continue to promote good
eating habits so please do not send any sugary food and/or drinks such as donuts, soft drinks,
or candies.
DID YOU KNOW? – Montessori teaches your child to think problems through in a logical
manner rather than memorizing answers to test questions. Montessori graduates can be found
in computer engineering, literature, art, medicine, politics, acting . . . and so much more.
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Livingston Montessori School
622 W. Noblitt
Livingston, Texas 77351