October 2013 Newsletter

Northwest Montessori Newsletter

October 2013


"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. Ali's class learned about the different types of apples. Ms. Denise's students had an interesting unit on the parts of a turtle, while Ms. Crystal's students learned about New Zealand. Ms. Sunita's children studied rainforests, and Ms. Lindsey's students were introduced to the work of Shel Silverstein. Ms. Rubina's class was treated to a fascinating presentation on England from Lila's parents. Ms. Erin's Daisies enjoyed making their own playdoh, and Ms. Malini's Sunflowers discovered the five senses.



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. 7th
Building 1907 - Tuesday Oct. 8th
Building 1905 - Wednesday Oct. 9th
Building 1903 - Friday Oct. 11th

Halloween Party - Thursday, 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 send items such as stickers, pencils, erasers, and goofy Halloween toys; they 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.


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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.


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 additional $30 late fee.
The school will be OPEN on Columbus Day.