October 2011 Newsletter

Northwest Montessori Office Newsletter

October 2011

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


This Past September...

Several parents in Ms. Ali's class came to school to discuss their professions. Ms. Denise's class ate pancakes and maple syrup while studying Canada. Ms. Sunita's class studied Mexico and learned about the parts of the body and their functions. Triangles and Europe were studied in Ms. Sharika's class. Ms. Jackie's class drew self portraits and fall hand print artwork. The five senses and weather changes were observed by Ms. Malini's class.


Upcoming October Events...


Picture Day

It's that time of year again, for our annual school portraits. If you have any questions, please speak with your child's teacher.

October 10th - Building 1901
October 11th - Building 1905
October 14th - Building 1903


Halloween Party -- Friday, October 28th

This day will be a one of pure fun and celebration. The children are encouraged to wear their costume to school, and a change of clothing is recommended in case they grow weary of it before days' end. Substitutions for candy treats are preferred (to lessen the unavoidable sugar binge and resulting crankiness). Items such as stickers, pencils, erasers, and goofy Halloween toys would be appreciated. Pizza will be served for lunch.

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African Safari...

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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.


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.
The school will be OPEN on Columbus Day.