March 2014 Newsletter

Northwest Montessori Office Newsletter

March 2014


"Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted."
-- Garrison Keillor


This Past February:


We had a wonderful time at our Valentine's Day Party! Thank you to all of the parents and teachers for your help. Ms. Ali's class had an interesting unit on dental hygiene, while Ms. Denise's students enjoyed presentations on several different countries in Asia. Ms. Crystal's class studied Black History Month and discovered several countries in Africa. Ms. Tamara's students learned the parts of a horse, and Ms. Rubina's kids studied plants. Ms. Sunita's students explored the Solar System, and Ms. Lindsey's kids discussed gravity. The students in Ms. Erin's class learned to recognize feelings and Ms. Malini's class talked about the meaning of friendship and community.


Upcoming March Events:

  • March 10th - 14th: Spring Break
  • What better way to celebrate the coming of spring than spending quality time with family and friends? We wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable holiday!

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  • Friday, March 7th: Green Day
  • St. Patrick's Day falls during Spring Break, so let's celebrate the holiday a little early by wearing green, bringing a green show and tell, and packing some green food in our lunch boxes.

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Why the Montessori Method?


Discovery

There are few things that come more naturally to children than the desire to discover and explore. It is part of what defines us as human beings. It is what motivates us to cross oceans and race into space, and what drives us to become artists and scientists and teachers. In a Montessori environment we encourage this natural ability to discover, and foster opportunities where students are able to follow their interests down a multitude of paths. Confidence is achieved when students learn that their passion for discovery will translate into accomplishment.

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Reminders...


School will be CLOSED from March 10th - 14th for our annual Spring Break.
• 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, including nap blankets and show and tell items. Thank you!