Northwest Montessori Office Newsletter

October 2008

"Listen to the Mustn'ts, child, listen to the Don'ts. Listen to the Shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the Won'ts. Listen to the Never Haves, then listen close to me. Anything can happen, child, Anything can be."
-- Maria Montessori

This Past September...

September seemed to go by in a blink. We have been 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 Japan. Mr. Ogata, Ytaro's father, even gave a special presentation on Japanese customs and traditions. Ms. Denise and Sunita's classes have been learning about Mexico, complete with traditional folkdances and pinatas. Ms.Joan's class learned about dinosaurs and even made dinosaur eggs. Ms. Kate's class has been busy learning about the five senses, while Ms. Malini's class has been exploring the world of color.

We can't wait for all the exciting things to learn about in October!

Upcoming October Events...

Picture Day - October 8, 9,and 10

It's that time of year again! Our annual school portraits will be taken on Oct. 8 for building 1903, Oct. 9 for building 1901, and Oct. 10 for building 1905. If you have any questions please speak with your child's teacher.

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, 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.


• 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.