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January 2015 Newsletter

School Closed: January 18th

Mathmatics in Montessori:

Every child and adult needs to know and understand math.  It is an integral part of our everyday life.  We count money, we measure, we cook, we sort things, we may use mathematics tools, etc…

Your child learns math everyday while they are at school but research shows that families are essential part of this process.  How can you make math part of your family’s life?

  • Talk about Math.  Talk about why it is important.  Keep the conversation positive and avoid sharing any of your dislike or struggles with math.
  • Know what your child is studying in math.  Talk with your child.  Talk with your teachers and know the standards regardless of whether you have a preschool age child or in High school.
  • Encourage your child to use math tools.  Math , math tools, and technology are great partners whether it is a calculator, compass, computer, ruler, etc.  Doing tasks that involve math help children prepare for the future.
  • Make math an everyday part of your family.  Puzzles, board games, making shopping budgets, cooking, home repairs all are opportunities to engage your child in math.
  • Notice Math in the World.  Point it out.  Show they the importance in math in the world around them.  How does math fit within your job, sports, music, art, etc.

Excerpt public service announcement on math form California Office of Education.


Parent Survey

We are requesting five minutes of your time to complete a brief survey about your experience at your school. The information you provide will help us make our schools better for our families.

Between January 5th and January 7th, you will receive an email containing a link to our online school survey. If you have not received your survey by Friday, January 8th, please contact your school principal for assistance.

Please be assured that all your answers will remain anonymous and only combined answers will be shared with your school’s Principal and Executive Director.  Note, more than one parent may receive and respond to this survey if you have furnished your school with both email addresses.  To ensure that you receive the survey in a timely manner, please add schoolsurvey@mghus.com to your email address book. Doing so will greatly improve deliver-ability.  Thank you for your honest feedback.


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January at Parkcenter Montessori

Montessori Math Curriculum:  Parent Event

Have you ever wondered how the Math curriculum develops in a Montessori classroom?   This month our teachers will be walking you through the Math Curriculum for the Primary classrooms and also the Elementary classrooms.   This is a great event for parents to attend who are interested what their child is working towards with the Montessori materials.   Childcare will be provided for those who RSVP in advance.   We will need at least 5 families RSVP in order to hold the event so be sure to sign up at the front office.

Primary Montessori Curriculum at Parkcenter Montessori:   January 13, 2016 at 4:30

Elementary Montessori Curriculum at Montessori Academy:   January 12, 2016 at 4:30

School Closure:  January 18, 2016

Our school will be closed on Monday, January 18th for Human Right’s Day.   We will be offering childcare for our students and alumni.   Registration for this childcare day will go up this week and close by Friday, January 15th.   We will need at least 12 students in order to offer this childcare service.   Remember that childcare days are limited from 8AM-5PM and lunches are not offered during these days.   Please see the front office for more information.

Open House:  January 23, 2016

Our school will be hosting a Saturday Open House for any new family interested in learning more about Montessori.   This is a great opportunity for any new family members, or current family members that may not know what Montessori is.   We’d like to extend the invitation to any of those grandparents, aunties or uncles that you may know.

Priority Re-Registration for 2016-2017

Soon it will be time to make decisions regarding your child’s enrollment for next school year.  Enrollment decisions are difficult and we want to ensure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

We will be hosting a Kindergarten Orientation and Elementary Orientation to provide you with all the information you will need to help in your decision making process.  Our Orientation nights will be specific to our school but we will welcome any and all questions.  If you are considering a different school, I encourage you to meet with the Principal, tour the school, join their informational nights, and ask all your questions!

Priority enrollment for our school will begin on January 20th and end on February 20th.  Priority enrollment is open ONLY to currently enrolled families.  Once Priority enrollment closes, we will begin open enrollment starting with those families in order on our waiting list.  We of course want ALL our returning students!

Questions, stop by and see Kellie, your child’s teacher, or myself (Lila)!

Kindergarten Orientation  Feb. 3, 2016; 6:30 pm-7:30pm( At Parkcenter Montessori)

Elementary Orientation  Feb. 4, 2016; 6:30 pm-7:30pm (At Montessori Academy)


School Community Events

Idaho Stampede Event–Sunday, January 24th:  Our children have been invited back to open the Idaho Stampede basketball game by singing the National Anthem on the main court!   This event will be a ticketed event all information about how to purchase tickets and details about the event will be sent home with the children.   All of our Primary through Elementary classrooms will be practicing the National Anthem in class this month for the performance.   Participation to sing is optional but it is a wonderful family event for those that have attended in the past.

Our school will be hosting Friday Stampede Spirit Fridays throughout the month of January.   We encourage your children to wear red and black (the colors of the Idaho Stampede) on those days!

BMPTO Events and Board Meeting:   January meeting still to be determined.  We will post once it is set with time, date and location.

Upcoming Parenting Classes:  Spring Parenting classes are on their way!   Dates and registration information to come.


Dates to Remember

January 12th:   Elementary Math Curriculum Event (at Montessori Academy) 4:30pm

January 13th:  Primary Math Curriculum Event (at Parkcenter Montessori) 4:30pm

January 18th:  School Closed (childcare available if pre-registered by January 15th)

January 20th:  Last day for any February schedule changes/ Scholastic Book orders due

January 20th:  Priority Re-Enrollment for Parkcenter Montessori begins

January 23rd: Open House 10am-1pm

January 24th:  Idaho Stampede Event 3:00pm


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