October 2010 Newsletter

Northwest Montessori Office Newsletter

October 2010

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
-- Albert Camus


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, and a presentation done by Maya's mom! Ms. Joan's class learned about dinosaurs and even made dinosaur eggs. Ms. Meena's class has been busy learning about new songs 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...


Picture Day - October 13th, 14th, 15th

It's that time of year again! Our annual school portraits will be taken on October 13 for building 1901, October 14 for building 1903, and October 15 for building 1905. If you have any questions please speak with your child's teacher.


Halloween Party - October 29th

We will be celebrating Halloween on October 29th 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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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.