February 2011 Newsletter

Northwest Montessori Office Newsletter

February 2011


This Past January...

The first month of the New Year has come and gone. We had so much fun in January getting to know all of our new friends and learning all about MLK Jr. Ms. Malini’s class learned about different birds and old vs. new concepts, while Ms. Meena’s class learned about the parts of a bird and Australia. Ms. Sunita and Ms. Joan’s class also talked about Australia, their native people, and the different animals that live there. Ms. Denise’s class explored Europe and were treated to a presentation on Holland by Ms. Hayman.  Also, they preformed an experiment about solids and liquids.  Central America was one of the many topics studied in Ms. Ali’s class.



Upcoming February Events...

Wednesday, February 2nd
Groundhog Day

Everyone will wake up early to see if Punxsutawney Phil, the world's most famous groundhog, emerge from his den to see his shadow. Of course, if he does, we're all in for six more weeks of winter.

Friday, February 4th
Red Day

Let's wear Red to celebrate Chinese New Year. This is the Year of the Rabbit. The holiday is spent with family, giving gifts and eating special food. Thursday February 3rd marks the start of the celebration.

Friday, February 11th
Valentine's Day Party

What better way to celebrate the season of love than to have a party with our friends. We will eat pizza, play some games, and exchange Valentines. Don't forget to wear your pink and red!


Why the Montessori Method?...


Development of Initiative

A Montessori environment not only encourages initiative but also fosters it. Students do not wait around for the teacher, but have been taught the general principles and approaches to the material and are therefore free to explore on their own. Too many of the tasks we take on in life are forced on us, but a true passion for learning comes when we get to choose our own projects and pour all of our energy into their completion. A Montessori education is specifically designed to nurture this kind of initiative, exploration, discovery and love of learning in every child.

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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 additional $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.

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