It is hard to believe that it is March. As we march into the last few months of the year, I want to thank Parkcenter Montessori parents for being involved in your child’s/children’s education this year! It really takes a team to help all our children grow to full potential.
Parental involvement is more than volunteering at school. In fact, research shows that supporting your child at home is even more important. Having conversations with your child about school will not only keep you informed about what your child is doing, but will give you some special time together in the evening after school. Asking your child what he/she did at school will likely result in the classic response, “Nothing.” Here are some questions/suggestions that will result in a more engaging conversation and opportunities for activities that you can to together.
- Tell me what you learned today that you’d like to know more about. (This could lead to a trip to the library to do some research or a visit to a museum.)
- Describe a book you enjoyed today. (Use this interest to build a daily reading habit. Encourage reading and listening skills by reading aloud and letting your child read to you.)
- What’s the coolest thing that happened? What wasn’t cool?
- What was the most creative thing you did?
(Adapted from Home & School Connections: Working Together for School Success.)
We have a busy month this month, here is what you need to be aware of:
This parenting class held at Parkcenter Montessori is a 3 week class from 6:30 – 8:30 pm every Tuesday. Based on the book “Siblings Without Rivalry”. Tired of your kids fighting? Want to learn how to empower your kids to be the caretakers of their relationship? This is the class for you! Cost is $60 individual | $85 couple. To register please see the front office.
MARCH 12: All school pajama dress up day!
MARCH 15: Scholastic Book orders due. Catalogs and information can be found in the lobby.
- The 5-6-7-8 Irish Dancers will be performing for all the children. | 9:30-10 a.m.
- Kindergarten Workshop |1-2 pm: Boise Urban Garden program will be visiting our Kindergartners presenting “Alive and Green”
MARCH 17: Saturday Open House | 10-1pm
Teachers and administration will be available to tour our school to any family that may not have heard about Montessori.
MARCH 21 and 22: “Mug Shots” with Barb Bergeson | 9 am-11 am
Bergeson Studios is once again offering their school “Mug Shot” photography for our families. Order forms are available at the front office.
MARCH 23: Kindergarten Workshop | 1:30
Author Betsy Davany visits Parkcenter Montessori for a book reading and writing workshop. Students are encouraged to bring their “lovey” from home. You can also catch Betsy Davany at Barnes & Nobel on Saturday, March 24th as she reads her children’s book “Lucy’s Lovey”.
MARCH 26-30: School is closed for Spring Break.
Spring Camp will be open from 8am-5pm. This year’s spring camp is STEM themed with fun activities revolving around math, technology, science, engineering and fun! Cost for camp days is $37 per day and add/drop deadline is March 16! In addition to camp, there are two Specialty Spring Camps being offered; see ELECTIVE CLASS NEWS.
ELECTIVE CLASS NEWS
Engineering Spring Camp | March 26 | 9-12pm | $55 Sign-up at the office; deadline: March 12
Spanish Camp | March 27 and 28 | 9-11am | 1 class $50 or both for $85| sign up at office; deadline: March 12
Yoga Elective | Please Welcome Miss Kacie as she is our new Tuesday Mindful Movement Instructor!
FUNDRAISER – Art To Remember:
Our students have been working hard creating a project that can be created into a variety of mementos! Brochures featuring your child’s artwork along with order forms will arrive on March 9. All orders will be due by March 26. Online Ordering information will be printed on Brochure!
FROM THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT