October 2012 Newsletter

Northwest Montessori Office Newsletter

October 2012

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
-- George Eliot

This Past September:

Last month Ms. Khataw's class learned about the continents. Ms. Denise's students focused on North America and the parts of a turtle. Ms. Sunita's children helped to bake vol-au-vant, a delicious puff pastry, as a part of their unit on France. Ms. Sharika's class learned all about rainforests and even made a small rainforest of their own. Ms. Erin's Daisies learned about the animals of Africa, and Ms. Malini's Sunflowers studied the parts of the body and their functions.

Upcoming October Events:

Picture Day

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

Building 1901 - Monday Oct 8th
Building 1905 - Tuesday Oct 9th
Building 1903 - Friday Oct 10th

Fall Festival!

We are so excited about our upcoming Fall Festival on Saturday, October 20th! The festival will take place between 10am and 1pm and will feature games, a bake sale, silent auction, a clown, pony rides and foods from around the world. We can't wait to see you there!

Halloween Party - Wednesday, October 31st

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We are looking forward to celebrating Halloween! The children are encouraged to wear their costumes to school, and a change of clothing is recommended in case they tire of it before the end of the day. This year we have decided on NO CANDY, please! Items such as stickers, pencils, erasers, and goofy Halloween toys would make great treats for the kids. Pizza will be served for lunch.

Why the Montessori Method?

Building Character

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 her wonderful African Safari presentation! Our students really enjoyed learning about African traditions, languages, clothing, dance and music.

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• 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.