Northwest Montessori Office Newsletter

March 2009

"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

Our 25th Anniversary

As some of you may know already, this year we are proud to be celebrating our 25th Anniversary. Ms. Shireen de Silva AMI, with the support of her husband Kenneth, established a small Montessori school in April of 1984 with only 12 students and named it Northwest Montessori House of Children. Since its foundation, Northwest Montessori has expanded to include three adjacent campuses with over a hundred students and 23 caring and dedicated teachers. We are planning a big program to celebrate the occasion on May 29 and want as much parent involvement as possible. If you have any suggestions at all on anything from program planning, guest lists, food, decoration, etc. we would be happy to hear from you. Please drop by the office or e-mail us at

Upcoming March Events...

March 16 - 20, Spring Break

What better way to celebrate the coming of spring than spending quality time with family and friends. For those of you taking a vacation we wish you wonderful memories and safe returns, and for those staying home we wish you a relaxing and enjoyable holiday.

Friday, March 13, Green Day

Since we'll all be enjoying our spring break over St. Patrick's Day, let's celebrate the holiday a little early by wearing green, bringing green show and tell, and bringing some green food in our lunch boxes. We'll celebrate four leaf clovers, leprechauns, pots of gold and all things Irish.

Tuesday, March 31,Science Fair

Ms. Ali's class has been busy learning about bubbles, magnets, electricity, etc. for our upcoming Science Fair. Every student in Ms. Ali's class will put their scientist hats on and present a scientific experiment to the class, their parents, and local scientists.

Why the Montessori Method?...


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.


• 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 don't park in either of our neighbor's parking lots, specifically 1907 Koenig Lane.
• Please Label everything in your child's cubby.