January 2015 Newsletter

Northwest Montessori Newsletter

January 2015


"For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning." --T.S. Eliot


This Past December:


We hope that everyone had a fantastic holiday, full of family, friends, food and many happy memories. Everything came together wonderfully for the big Holiday Program. Thank you again to all the students, teachers and parents for their hard work!

This December, Ms. Erin’s students had a lot of fun learning about trains and trucks, while Ms. Malini’s children learned the difference between hot and cold. Ms. Sunita’s children took a tour of the continents, Ms. Lindsey’s class did an interesting experiment on freezing and melting, and Ms. Rubina’s children visited chilly Antarctica. Ms Crystal’s and Ms. Tamara’s classes had a festive Kwanzaa celebration. Ms. Denise’s students enjoyed playing the dreidel game as they learned about Hanukkah and Ms. Ali’s class learned about different winter festivals.

We hope the upcoming year is joyful for you and your family! Happy 2015!

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Upcoming January Events:


Blue Day - Friday, January 16th


MLK Day - Monday, January 19th (School is closed)


Pajama Day - Friday, January 23rd



Why the Montessori Method?


Encouragement

Of all the gifts that we receive in life, encouragement seems to be one of the greatest. It often makes the difference between failure and success, between giving up and pushing through. The simplest words of encouragement may seem small, but this kind of attention enables children to learn with confidence in their own innate potential. And once they have that kind of confidence they can continue learning and mastering without comparison and competition with their peers.

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Reminders...

• The school will be closed January 19th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.
• Please have a seasonally appropriate change of clothes in your child’s cubby (preferably layers).
• 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.