January 2012 Newsletter

Northwest Montessori Office Newsletter

January 2012


"For last year's words belong to last year's language.
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning."
-- T.S. Eliot


This Past December...

We hope that everyone had a fantastic holiday, full of family, friends, food and many happy memories. Everything came together wonderfully for the big Holiday Program. Thank you again to all the students, teachers and parents for their hard work!

This December, Ms. Malini's class learned about the Festival of Lights, while Ms. Jackie's students had a lot of fun studying penguins. Ms. Sharika's class had an exciting time constructing pentagon snowflakes and Ms. Denise's students enjoyed playing the dreidel game as they learned about Hanukkah. Ms. Sunita's class was treated to an informative presentation on Kwanzaa by Helen's mother, and Ms. Ali's class learned about all the winter festivals.

We hope the upcoming year is joyful for you and all of your families! Happy 2012!

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Upcoming January Events...


• January 13th - Blue Day
• January 16th - MLK Day (School Closed)
• January 20th - Pajama Day
• January 27th - Red Day


Why the Montessori Method?...


Encouragement

Of all the gifts that we receive in life, encouragement seems to be one of the greatest. It often makes the difference between failure and success, between giving up and pushing through. The simplest words of encouragement may seem small, but this kind of attention enables children to learn with confidence in their own innate potential. And once they have that kind of confidence they can continue learning and mastering without comparison and competition with their peers.


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Reminders...

• The school will be closed January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
• 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.