December 2012 Newsletter

Northwest Montessori Office Newsletter

December 2012


"The manner of giving is worth more than the gift."
-- Pierre Corneille


This Past November:


We hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday full of family, friends, and food. This month we opened our newest addition to campus, building 1907, led by Ms. Sunita and Ms. Lindsey. Ms. Crystal also took over as a lead teacher in building 1905. It was a month full of exciting changes! Vegetables were a topic of discussion in Ms. Malini's class., while Ms. Erin's Daisies discovered different kinds of weather and the meaning of opposites. Ms. Sunita's students explored the state of Texas and Ms. Denise's class was treated to a fascinating presentation on Ethiopia from Tamenech's mother, Marcia Gibbs. Finally, Ms. Khataw's class had a wonderful time learning the history of Thanksgiving and Veterans Day, two important November holidays.

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Upcoming December Events:

Winter Holiday Program - Friday, December 14th

On Friday, December 14th the school will close early so that we can get ready for our big year-end holiday program! All classes will have lunch at 11:30am. Please bring lunch as usual then pick up your child or children between 12:00pm and 1:00pm. Then come join us at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church at 5:00pm for an evening full of song, snacks, and Santa. The children have been working so hard and we cannot wait for you to see what they can do! More details about the program will be sent home in the next few days.


Why the Montessori Method?


Confidence

We, as educators, try to understand confidence as a force not simply bound by the building of self-esteem but as something greater defined by a conscious awareness of our own powers and abilities. It is one of the primary goals of Montessori education to teach children how to control themselves and control the outcome of their activities again and again, knowing that these successful experiences and the awareness of challenges mastered are what builds confidence.


'Tis the Season!


Happy Winter Solstice
Happy Hanukkah
Merry Christmas
Happy Kwanzaa


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Reminders...


The school will be closed January 21st 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.
• Please help to keep the busiest times of day for drop-off and pick-up successful by limiting your time in the parking lot and following the arrows to exit and enter the lot. Thank you so much!