Notes for the End of the Year
We are planning the move of three classrooms for our Primary, ages 3, 4, and 5, to Westminster Presbyterian Church, with materials to move out of our current Primary classrooms and items to move in and out of storage this summer. Jessica will be sending out a request for parent help for these activities. Both of the churches we rent from will be doing some work this summer, so we will have more put-away and storage than usual, I think. The elementary will remain on this site, of course.
Enrollment for next year is very good, with a few 3 and 4-year- old places available. I am interviewing teachers for our elementary teacher openings at this time, and hope to have the elementary classrooms staffed soon.
We have a lot of work to do!
The effects of Montessori experience are cumulative, and that is the reason we encourage parents to keep their children in the Montessori program as long as possible. Habits of good work choice, attention to detail, and responsibility for one’s own learning develop over time. That is also why we try to keep the children with the same teacher for each 3-year cycle; Primary, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary. Skills as well as social interactions are consistently practiced when the same teacher works with the children over multiple years. And the teacher gets to know the children very well during this extended time.
End of Year Picnic and Last Day of School Celebration
Our Last Day of School picnic and Move Up presentation is scheduled for tomorrow, May 27th. The school educational day will end for all students at11:30, after which we will have a Moving Up Ceremony on the lawn, followed by a picnic. Everyone will go home by 2:00, except After Care students who will be able to stay until 5:00. Please let Jessica know if you will be needing After Care. If it rains that morning we will hold the celebration inside, but the picnic will have to be cancelled.
We are asking each of you to provide food for your own family for the picnic. There are so many allergies and food restrictions these days that even potluck meals can have accidental results if children eat something that is dangerous for them. I think that parents are the best providers and guardians for their own children’s meals.