Welcome to April! Spring has Sprung! We hope everyone had a great Spring Break; we had a fun and busy break here at school at our Spring Camp. There were Ocean themed activities and games, flower planing, parachute play and much much more.
In April, our after school classes have many exciting focus that will include spring in space, spring and dinosaurs/fossils and continuations of learning about how the body works!
April Dates to Remember
April 3 (2-3pm) Parents, you are invited for a light reception on Monday, April 3rd to meet the visiting members of the accreditation team. The team of 6 are visiting both Montessori Academy and Parkcenter Montessori to observe, report and hear from all of you! Please join us on the back patio for a causal meet and greet reception from 2pm-3pm.
Popcorn Fridays: Kindergartners will continue to sell popcorn each Friday for 50 cents per bag. The money raised will go to shipping costs associated with shipping Montessori materials to South Africa and Samoa; this is part of the Kindergartners yearlong project of giving. Thank you for your support!
April 10: Yoga class has been moved to Tuesday, April 11th.
April 11th: Butter Braid Orders are coming soon! Please arrange to pick up your product at time of arrival, as the school has limited freezer storage capacity. Orders are expected to deliver April 11th by 4:00 pm.
April 12: All school dress up backwards day!
All kindergarten students are leaving campus for a field trip to Birds of Prey. The group will leave school at 9:30 and return back to school by 12:30. If you are interested in chaperoning this trip, please be sure to note on the field trip release waiver that is in your child’s cubby. (Field Trip schedule has been amended. Due to vendor location changes, the kindergarten students will be unable to attend the STEM bus field trip as scheduled. However, a in house STEM workshop at Parkcenter Montessori has been scheduled in it’s place.)
April 14th– Summer Camp registrations are due. You may turn in summer registrations after this date, but we will be unable to guarantee your preferred class.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday, April 27th and Friday, April 28th: School will be closed on these days. Childcare will be available for your conference time only. Next week you will see sign ups on your child’s classroom to choose your conference time. You will meet with your child’s teacher in the classroom to discuss all the work your child has been doing. Please bring your questions that you may have for your child’s teacher; time slots are limited so sign up quickly.
Boise Montessori Parent Teacher Organization Upcoming Events:
*Parkcenter Montessori 2016-2017 Yearbook sales are now open. All classes are included. A very big thank you to the parents that have given their time to this very special project! Pre-order sign up sheets are available in the lobby. Cost is $26 per yearbook through April 28. After April 28th, limited yearbook purchases will be available after April 30th, at that time cost of the book will go up to $30·
*We will have our annual Spring Show on May 18th from 6pm-7pm at the Idaho Shakespeare Theater. The entire student body of both Montessori Academy and Parkcenter Montessori will participate. This is a wonderful event and more information will follow as the date gets closer.
*WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!! Teacher appreciation week is May 1-May 5 and we are looking for great ways to spoil our teachers. Please contact Miss Jamie with any ideas or services you’d like to offer!
*The BMPTO will be hosting a meeting at Parkcenter Montessori some time in April. If you are interested in attending and a day/time works best for you, please let the office know. A final day and time will be posted soon.
Note about April Billing:
Billing will be completed by end of Monday, April 3rd and all ACH accounts will run the evening of April 3rd. In addition to your normal monthly billing, you will note registration and spring camp billings for those of you that registered for fall and participated in Spring Camp. If you have a credit card on file, those will run on Wednesday, April 5th. Late fees will apply to all unpaid accounts after April 5th. Please see Miss Kellie for any billing questions you may have. Thank you.
From the Education Department