Newsletter

Northwest Montessori Office Newsletter

November 2008

"As we express out gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words of thanks giving, but to live by them!"
-- John F. Kennedy


This Past October...

October has come and gone, but before we all start getting ready for Thanksgiving, we must remember how fun it was to finally pull out our sweaters, collect leaves, and carve pumpkins. Ms. Ali's class has had a busy month learning all about spiders, seeds and pumpkins. Ms. Ohlhaver, Lola's mom, was kind enough to come and teach us all about the human body. Ms. Denise and Sunita's classes have also been learning about skeletons and how the body works, while Ms. Joan's class conducted a scientific experiment and discovered how to make eggs float. Ms. Kate's class has been learning new songs and is already preparing for the big holiday pageant at the end of the year, and Ms. Malini's class has been learning all about shapes. But the highlight of the month really was the Halloween Party. All the costumes were something to see.


Upcoming November Events...

Friday, November 7 -- Hearing and Vision Screening

Professional Speech/ Language Pathologists will be at Northwest Montessori to conduct vision, hearing, and speech/ language screening tests and will be available to children of all ages. Forms will be sent home for those interested in taking advantage of these screenings.


Tuesday, November 25 -- Thanksgiving Lunch

The day before we all break for the Thanksgiving holiday, the teachers of Northwest Montessori will prepare a Thanksgiving feast for all of our students. We will fill our bellies with turkey, corn, mash potatoes and pie, and learn what it means to truly give thanks for all that we have.


Why the Montessori Method?...

Choice

All Montessori life is rooted in choice and the need to teach our children how to make wise choices. The challenge for parents and teachers alike is to allow children to make those choices -- and let them live with the consequences and rewards of their actions. Our role as educators is to provide an environment that is safe, accepting, and encouraging where children can discover the confidence to make the right choices on their own.


Election Day...

This November 4th, The United States of America will elect a new President. No Matter who you vote for please remember to go out and cast your ballot and help teach our children that every vote counts, that every citizen has something to contribute, and that once every four years we have the right and the responsibility to stand up and be part of democracy in action.


Reminders...

• 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.