November 2016 Newsletter



November 2016
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 11th.
FALL FUN HOEDOWN – Thank you to those who were able to bring goodies for the Hoedown. Hope you were able to come enjoy this wonderful event with your student.
HEARING & VISION SCREENING – If your child did not have their hearing and vision tested with us, please supply the office with a copy of the results from your doctor. This is an annual state requirement for students who were 4 as of Sept. 1st, or are in Kindergarten, First Grade, Third Grade, Fifth Grade, and Seventh Grade.
FUNDRAISER - Thank you to all who collected orders for the Fall Fundraiser. We met and exceeded our goal! The top three sellers were Oliver Bremholm (Kindergarten), Nicolas Aguilar (2nd Grade), and Aliza Poskey (1st Grade).
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 15th. The 6-12th grade class will deliver the toys to the Polk County Enterprise on Friday morning, December 16th. 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 (both public and private) 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. 24th and Nov. 25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday


October 2016 Newsletter

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September 2016
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
be purchasing.
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)
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August 2016 Newsletter

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August 2016
New Secure Check In and Out – We are pleased to announce that our school will implement a biotech fingerprint system for checking students in and out each day. All individuals who are authorized to pick up your student will need to register their fingerprint. Finger scans will be required for all check ins and outs. The biotech scanner will be located in the main office.
Newsletter/menu – The newsletter and menu are available for view on our web site. 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 23rd. 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 23rd.
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Newsletter July 2016

4th of July
July 2016
Our Summer Camps have been a great success! So far our students have explored Marine Biology,
enjoyed Ooey Gooey & Other Fun Science, had Lego/Cheer Dance Camp, and explored Our Great
Lake. 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 Summer Safety, Creepy Crawly Insects, Dinosaurs,
African Animals, Ooey Gooey Week, and Oceans & Beaches. Activities this month will include
Sharks & Dolphins, jump into Fish & Alligator Week, delve into Spiders & Snakes, and experience
Bubbles. For more details about our camps, see our web site.
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
site. The address is
To celebrate the 4th all classes will have a patriotic picnic on Friday July 1st! The students will
enjoy all the fun activities the teachers have planned for this special day. School Age students
will have their Water Day this week on Friday.
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?
The staff of Livingston Montessori hope you have a fun and safe 4th of July!
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June 2016 Newsletter



June 2016

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 about twice per month throughout 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.
     2nd & 4th Wednesday P.M. – Primary (Bring items above plus a "swimmer" if needed.)
     2nd & 4th Tuesday P.M. – PK I & PK II
     1st & 3rd Friday P.M. - K – 12th Grade (Water Games)

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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