May 2013 Newsletter

Northwest Montessori School Newsletter

May 2013


"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
-- Elizabeth Stone


Happy Mother's Day!


This Past Month:


In April Ms. Khataw's, Ms. Denise's and Ms. Crystal's young scientists worked very hard to prepare for the Annual Science Fair and were excited to share their discoveries with their parents, friends, and fellow Austin scientists. Ms. Sunita's class became experts on the germination of a seed and Ms. Lindsey's students discovered South America. Ms. Erin's class learned their vowels, while the importance of books was discussed in Ms. Malini's class.


Upcoming Events:

  • NWM Annual Science Fair:
  • • Wednesday, May 1st - Ms. Crystal's class
    • Thursday, May 2nd - Ms. Denise's class
    • Friday, May 3rd - Ms. Khataw's class

    The children cannot wait to show off their experiments. We hope you can join us!

  • Sunday, May 12th: Mother's Day
  • Mother's Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for moms, and we hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday full of good food and memories. We will be spending time in all our classes discussing and giving thanks for everything mothers do for us.

  • Monday, May 27th: Memorial Day
  • This day is set aside to commemorate and honor the U.S. men and women who lost their lives serving our country.


Why the Montessori Method?


Hands On

The 'Hands On' method is distinctive to Montessori education, and one of the primary reasons it has been so successful. 'Hands On' is the active employment of all senses focused on achieving a particular goal. We believe that we should not stubbornly fight against a child's natural desire to experience the world tactilely, but rather use this desire to improve muscular development, hand-eye coordination, organization, processing, and concentration.

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Reminders...


The school will close EARLY at 5pm on Friday, May 17th for the Annual Teachers' Dinner.
School will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.
• 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 label everything in your child's cubby. Thank you!
• Please remember to bring a bottle of insect repellent and sunscreen to school labeled with your child's name.