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.