October 2015 Newsletter

Northwest Montessori Newsletter

October 2015


"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 different types of apples. Ms. Denise's children enjoyed presentations on North America from Nina's mom and Jane's dad- thank you to our wonderful parents! Ms. Crystal's students were busy practicing their sign language and Ms. Tamara's children enjoyed making their own froggy snacks. Ms. Sunita's children studied rainforests, Ms. Tisha's students had an interesting unit on the five senses, and Ms. Rubina's kids learned about living and nonliving things. Ms. Erin's Daisies studied growth and measured their heights, and Ms. Malini's Sunflowers focused on parts of the body.



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. 19th
Building 1907 - Tuesday Oct. 20th
Building 1905 - Wednesday Oct. 21st
Building 1903 - Thursday Oct. 22nd

Halloween Party - Friday, October 30th

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. Some suggestions for treats include stickers, pencils, erasers, and goofy Halloween toys. 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.