January 2016 Newsletter

Northwest Montessori Newsletter

January 2016

"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 focused on seasons, while Ms. Malini's children learned the difference between hot and cold. Ms. Sunita's children took a tour of the continents, Ms. Tisha's class studied the life cycle of a butterfly, and Ms. Rubina's children visited chilly Antarctica. Ms. Crystal's class made their own play-doh and Ms. Tamara's kids learned about the parts of a turtle. 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 2016!

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Upcoming January Events:

January 15th - Blue Day

January 18th - MLK Day (School is closed)

January 22nd - Pajama Day

Why the Montessori Method?


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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• The school will be closed January 18th 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.