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 10th. 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. Orders with payments need to be turned into the office by Monday, October 10th.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Pictures – Lifetouch will be taking individuals pictures on Thursday, Oct. 13th and Friday, Oct.
14th. Notes will be sent as to which day your student’s picture will be taken. No payment is
necessary at this time. Picture packets will be sent home in 3-4 weeks. At that time, you simply
choose the photos you want, include payment or pay on line, and return the pictures you will not
Fall Fun – Join us on Friday, October 28th for an old-fashioned hoedown in the school
gym. The students will be learning how to square dancing and would like to invite their parents
to come dance with them! Students and parents may dress in western attire if desired. There
will be signup sheets in the main office for special snacks.
Dance Times: K – 2nd Grades 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (snack to follow in the school age dining room)
3rd -12th Grades 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (snack to follow in the gym)
PK I & PK II 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. (snack before in the PK dining room)