Newsletter

Northwest Montessori Office Newsletter

May 2009

"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
-- Elizabeth Stone


Upcoming May Events...

Wednesday, April 8, Egg Hunt

Cinco de Mayo honors Mexico's unlikely defeat of the French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin. At Northwest Montessori we will be celebrating the culture and heritage of our neighbors with traditional Mexican song, dance, and food.


Sunday, May 10, Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for moms, and we hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday full of good food and memories. We will be spending time in all our classes discussing and giving thanks for everything that mother's do for us.

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Monday, May 25, Memorial Day

Of course Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer, and we hope everyone takes the long weekend to celebrate with their family, and enjoy the season with loved ones. But we must always remember that it is a time to remember and honor the U.S. men and women who lost their loves serving their country.


Friday, May 29, Anniversary Party

It's almost time! Our big 25th Anniversary is just around the corner, and all our students are busy putting together a wonderful show. We cannot believe it has been 25 years, and we know that it would not have been possible to reach this milestone without the endless support of the Austin community, and the dedication of the many students, parents, and educators who have become a part of the Northwest Montessori family. Thank you so much for a wonderful 25 years! As with our holiday program, the school will be closing between 12:00-1:00pm so that we can all be ready for the program at 5:00pm.



Why the Montessori Method?...

Hands On

The 'Hands On' method is distinctive to Montessori education, and one of the primary reasons it has been so successful. It was the great philosopher and teacher Aristotle who first observed that there is nothing in the mind that is not first in the hands. 'Hands On' is the active employment of all senses focused on achieving a particular goal. We believe that we should not stubbornly fight against a child's natural desire to experience the world tactilely, but rather use this desire to improve muscular development, hand-eye coordination, organization, processing, and concentration.


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 addition $30 late fee.
• School will be closed Friday, April 10, 2009.
• Please don't park in either of our neighbor's parking lots, specifically 1907 Koenig Lane.
• Please Label everything in your child's cubby, including nap blankets, and show and tell items.
• Please remember to bring a bottle of insect repellent to school labeled with your child's name.