Northwest Montessori Office Newsletter

September 2008

"It is necessary, then, to give the child the possibility of developing according to the laws of his nature, so that he can become strong, and, having become strong, can do even more than we dared hope for him." -- Maria Montessori


We sincerely welcome all of our new students and parents to the Northwest Montessori family. We look forward to being part of your children's learning and growing.

Of course we miss all our kids who have moved on to elementary school this year but we know they will carry all the lessons and fond memories they gathered at Northwest Montessori out into the world.

Happy Birthday Maria Montessori !!

Maria Montessori was born in Italy on August 31, 1870, and was the first woman in Italy to receive a medical degree. A world-renowned physician, educator, philosopher, humanitarian, and pioneer; she is best remembered as the founder of the Montessori method of education which encourages all children to develop their own skills at a pace they set. She believed that education should not only impart knowledge but also seek to unlock human potential. Her philosophy has been used successfully across cultures and economic classes throughout the world.

Upcoming Events...

September 24th -- African Safari

Elizabeth Kahura was born and raised in Kenya and has given over 700 school presentations on African culture and lifestyles in an effort to encourage greater tolerance toward cultural differences.

This Summer...

We have had so much fun this summer! Special activities like Splash Day, Ball Day, National Ice Cream Day, Board Game Day, Dress-Up Day, Hat Day, and Pajama Party have been real highlights. Of course our 4th of July show really showcased the skills and dedication of all of our students and was a wonderful experience for all the parents and staff. The summer reading program surpassed all of our expectations. In two weeks Ms. Ali's class read 941 books, Ms. Denise's class read 500 books, Ms. Sunita's class read 165 books, and Ms. Joan's class read 121 books. Congratulations to all the students who participated!

This Fall...

Now that fall is coming up we can all, hopefully, look forward to a slight break in the heat, but more importantly Spanish classes, Kinderdance, Gymnastics, and computer classes will all be starting up again.

If you would like more information about any of these programs please check the pamphlets by the front doors or drop by the office any time.


• Please check and clean out your children's cubbies regularly
• Labor Day- September 1st is a school holiday
• Tuition is due by the 7th of each month. Payment received after the 7th will incur a $25 late fee and payment received after the 20th will incur an addition $30 late fee
• Please don't park in either of our neighbor's parking lots, specifically 1907 Koenig Lane.