March 2016 Newsletter

spring

March 2016               

 

Spring is on its way!!  All of our classes are embracing spring by learning all about plants, life cycles, rebirth, etc.  We have many fun projects planned to celebrate spring.  If you have any spring flowers that you would like to bring, the students enjoy the art of flower arranging.  This adds beauty to our classrooms and is also educational.

 

St. Judes’s Bike & Trike-A-Thon – We are hosting this event on Friday, March 4th to raise money for children with cancer.  You will receive an information sheet which includes a permission slip and a pledge sheet.  Please return the permission slip by Wednesday, March 2nd and collect pledges the week of February 29th -March 18th.  The pledges will be based on the number of “laps” your student rides their bike/trike or you can collect flat donations.  We will need a lot of volunteers for this event so please let a teacher know if you can help.  Money must be turned in by March 18th

 

Fundraiser –The Telefunds Fundraiser orders and money need to be turned in by February 29th.  Thanks for helping us purchase materials for our classrooms and gym.

Easter Egg Hunt - Thursday, March 24th all the students will be having Easter Egg Hunts. 

Check below for your child’s time, location, and items to send.

       Primary – 3:00 p.m. on their playground.  Children will need a labeled basket and 6 filled, taped shut plastic eggs.  These can be filled with raisins              boxes, little plastic toys, stickers, etc.  We appreciate any parent help and hope you can enjoy this time with your child.

       Pre-K I., II.,& Kindergarten - Pine Ridge Health Care Center has invited us to their annual Easter Egg Hunt. We will need parent drivers so              sign up on the permission slip if you can help transport children.  We hope you can join your child for this lovely party put on by the residents.  Your            child will need an empty basket and a car seat on this day both labeled with their name.

       First – 12th grades will have their own Easter celebrations. More information to come.

                             

Income Tax Information2015 tax statements can be emailed, faxed, or printed. Our EIN number is listed on the printed statement.

There will be no classes for K – 12th Grade classes March 14th-18th - other activities will be provided.

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February 2016 Newsletter

happy valentines day 2016

February 2016

 

      Did You Know? – Scientifically based research on Montessori education shows children in Montessori schools (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.  There are many famous Montessori graduates in computer engineering, literature, art, medicine, politics, acting and so much more.  Larry and Sergey Brin- founders of Google.com- Jeffrey P. Bezos – founder of Amazon.com, Julia Child – world famous television chef, Anne Frank – renowned World War II diarist are just a few examples.

 

      Valentine’s Day - On February 12th the children will be celebrating Valentine’s Day. Primary, PK I, and PK II’s parties will begin at 3:00 p.m.  K – 5th Grade parties will begin at 2:00 p.m.   Your child should sign their name on the back of their valentines. (Primary & Pre-K) Please do not address the valentines to a particular child. Parents are always welcomed.

                                                                          

     Primary                  13                Pre-K I                   25                Pre-K II             25

     K – 1st                     18                1st – 2nd                   16                 3rd – 5th                13

                                            

       FundraiserThe fundraiser will begin on Feb. 18th and continue through Feb. 29th.  We are raising money to add more educational materials to our classrooms and gym equipment for our physical education program, so be sure and pass the catalog to your family and friends.  There will be an option for ordering on line for family and friends out of town.  There are plenty of gift ideas for Easter, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day.  Earn fun prizes for your student.

      Income Tax Information – If you need a tax statement for 2015, please stop by the office or call.  Statements can be emailed, faxed, or printed.  Our EIN number is listed on this statement.

Important Note-   Please put your child’s name on their jackets, sweaters, and coats. Look at items hanging on the wall for your child's possessions.

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January 2016 Newsletter

new year

January 2016
 
Happy New Year!!! We hope you all 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 2015 to 2016? 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
       our Lost and Found in the office area for items that may belong to your student.
     ●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.
K-12TH GRADE CLASSES RESUME WED. JANUARY 6TH
NO K-12th GRADE CLASSES MON., JANUARY 18TH 
 
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December 2015 Newsletter

Xmas wreath                                                                      

December 2015
 
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 to disadvantaged children. Please bring only non-violent, new or like new toys, unwrapped by Thursday, Dec. 10th. Help your student experience the joy of giving by picking out a toy(s) that they think a child their age would enjoy.
 
Christmas Parties - On Friday, Dec. 18th our classes will be having Christmas parties and special Christmas activities! K – 12th grade classes will have lunch at 10:00 a.m. and the students will exchange gifts at 11:00 a.m. K – 12 th grade classes will dismiss at 12:00 p.m. The parties for Primary, PK I., and PK II. will start at 3:00 p.m. There will be sign-up sheets for each classroom for parents to volunteer to bring goodies and party supplies.
 
Gift Exchange - During the Christmas parties on Friday, Dec. 18th the students in each class will have a gift exchange. Please bring a wrapped gift for a student approximately the same age and gender as your child. Be sure to label the gift “from” your child. The gift should have a $5.00 value, be age appropriate (not dangerous) and non-violent (no guns or fighting figures) so that all students will have a positive experience. Please bring the gifts by Thursday, Dec. 17th – the day before the party - so that we can make sure that no student will be disappointed.
 
School Pride – Share the good news about the educational program we offer at our school. Your friends may not be aware that we have private school classes for students in Kindergarten through the 12th grade.
 
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.
 
LIVINGSTON MONTESSORI WILL CLOSE
THURSDAY DEC. 24th & FRIDAY DEC.25TH
Have a safe and wonderful holiday!

November 2015 Newsletter

November News | Livingston Montessori School

 
November 2015
 
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 missions in Guatemala in the office area until November 13th.
 
FALL FESTIVAL – Thank you for all your help with the Fall Festival. The students thoroughly enjoyed your efforts!
 
HEARING & VISION SCREENING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH - If your preschool through first grade student was at least 4 years of age or older as of September 1, 2015, they must have a vision and hearing test every year in order to be enrolled in school. Additionally students in 3rd, 5th, and 7th grade must also be tested. On November 17th Barbara Dubose will be conducting hearing and vision tests. The cost of the both tests is $16.00 per child. If your student only requires one test the cost is $9.00. Please fill out the form sent home and return by November 17th. Prepare your young child by talking positively about using the earphones “like an airplane pilot” for the test and/or a patch “like a pirate”. If your student had these test(s) done elsewhere, please check the appropriate place on the form and return to the office with a copy of the results.
 
FUNDRAISER - Thank you to all who collected orders for the Fall Fundraiser. The top two sellers were Justin Amakwe, Jessica Smith, and James Foster-Launiu. The proceeds will help us purchase educational materials. Way to go 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 toys, unwrapped on or before Thursday, December 10th. The 6-12th grade class will deliver the toys to the Polk County Enterprise on Friday morning, December 11th. 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. 26th and Nov. 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday
 
 
 
 
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