Northwest Montessori Office Newsletter

October 2009

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all."
-- Stanley Horowitz

This Past September

We did so many fun things in September that the month just flew by! We are so happy to welcome the beginning of fall: cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and the return of football. This September, Ms. Ali's class has been learning all about Italy and how to speak Italian! Ms. Denise and Sunita's classes have been learning about Mexico, complete with traditional folkdances, pinatas and a presentation done by Nico's dad! Ms. Joan's class learned about dinosaurs and even made dinosaur eggs. Ms. Meena's class has been busy learning about different body parts and "All About Me", while Ms. Malini's class has been exploring the five senses.

We can't wait for all the exciting things that we will learn about in October!

Upcoming October Events...

October 14th, 15th, 16th -- Picture Day

It's that time of year again! Our annual school portraits will be taken on October 14 for building 1901, October 15 for building 1903, and October 16 for building 1905. If you have any questions please speak with your child's teacher.

October 30th -- Halloween Party

We will be celebrating Halloween on October 30th with an entire day of fun-filled activities. So don't forget to dress up and wear your costumes because we are going to have a spooky good time!

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Why the Montessori Method?...

Character Building

There is nothing more important in education than character building. It is the foundation on which we place everything else we learn about reading, writing, and math. When you help establish character in the life of a child you enable them to take charge of their own learning, and thus instill in them the ability to make wise choices, and to overcome whatever challenge is laid before them.

African Safari

Thank you so much to Elizabeth Kahura for giving such a beautiful and inspiring presentation with her African Safari Program. Our students really enjoyed learning about African traditions, languages, clothing, dance and music. Ms. Kahura left us all with a greater understanding of the importance of tolerance and compassion towards cultures different than our own, and we will remember our time with her for a long time to come.

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• 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.
• The school will be closed on October 12th in observance of Columbus Day.