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Northwest Montessori Office Newsletter

June 2009

"If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older."
-- Tom Stoppard

Happy Father's Day


Upcoming June Events...


Summer Fun Days

Summer's in full swing here at Northwest Montessori, and we always like to celebrate the season with some extra fun in the sun. We cannot wait for all the fun activities we have planned for this month...


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Friday, June 5th -- Hat Day
Friday, June 12th -- Ball Day
Friday, June 19th -- Father's Day Projects
Friday, June 26th -- Picnic


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Friday, June 5th -- Splash Day
Friday, June 12th -- Color Day
Friday, June 19th -- Ball Day
Friday, June 26th -- Game Day
Tuesday, June 30th -- Ms. Ali's 4th of July Celebration


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Friday, June 5th -- Yellow Day
Friday, June 12th -- Ball Day
Friday, June 19th -- Father's Day Projects
Friday, June 26th -- Splash Day


Summer Reading Program

It's almost time! Be on the lookout for our summer reading contest coming up at the end of the month. Last year, our students surprised all of us with how many books they read, and we cannot wait to see what they'll do this year.


Other June Events

Flag Day -- June 14th
Happy Father's Day -- Sunday, June 21st

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Why the Montessori Method?...

Help for the strong-willed child

More traditional schools can sometimes be a difficult place for strong-willed children, who often begin challenging the system when they themselves are not being challenged. Strong-willed children are leaders. They are born that way. Our responsibility, as educators, is to take that raw power and drive and help the child transform it into harnessed energy. The advantage of a Montessori environment is that children have choices, which allows strong-willed children to focus their drive and energy towards accomplishing their desired goals. When we give the strong-willed child as much free choice as possible, we nurture their natural desire for independence, and therefore allow them to discover on their own what great things they are capable of achieving.


Reminders...

• Please have a seasonally appropriate change of clothes in your child's cubby.
• 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.
• Please Label everything in your child's cubby, including nap blankets, and show and tell items.
• Please remember to bring a bottle of insect repellent to school labeled with your child's name.