As we settle into October, teaching and learning is in full swing. Many teachers will be inviting families to attend conferences and share your child’s progress.
We also want to thank our incoming Elementary families for joining us for “Elementary Parent Education” nights. Events like these are fine examples of parents and educators working together to help our community connect and build skills and confidence in children.
We have a busy month! October brings opportunity for you to connect with teachers during our parent teacher conferences, participate in community events like our Spaghetti Social, Elementary Wax Museum, Montessori Farmstead Night, Scholastic Book Fair, or our Empty Bowl Campaign. Take a minute to review each:
October 3rd– 5:30-7:30pm Spaghetti and Bingo fall social– Join us at Montessori Academy for what is sure to be fun, laughter and community building through dinner and bingo. Register for dinner at the front desk.
October 9th 4:30-9pm Fun at the farmstead Do you love corn mazes and pumpkin patches? Did you know that you can get into farmstead for a discounted price of $6 just mention Montessori at the door and $1 of your entry fee goes back to BMPTO
October 16th 3pm-5pm Idaho Food bank empty bowl campaign- Montessori Academy is hosting Ceramica studio to paint bowls for their annual campaign with Idaho food bank. You can purchase a bowl to paint and it is donated to be auctioned off the day after thanksgiving and filled with soup from local restaurants all to benefit the food bank. This is a great family activity. Reserve your spot at the front desk.
October 17th-Small hands orders due to the front office. (Primary side)
October 22nd -26th – Scholastic book fair and Book it forward new/used book drive Join us at your leisure to shop the scholastic book fair selections. Your purchases benefit the library, classrooms, and book it forward program. While you’re at it, clean out your used books and drop them in the donation bin to be cleaned and sent on to a new home in the treasure valley.
October 24-26th– Parent teachers conferences- Please set aside 30 mins of time to meet with your child(ren) teacher. They have a lot of great things to share with you and your family is important. Signup sheets are available with your teacher. Please keep in mind Wednesday evening conferences are reserved for families with children in afterschool care.
October 24, Nov. 7, Nov, 14, and Nov 21 – Connection First Parenting Classes 6-8:30pm
Join Kellie Resue and members of our school community, on your journey as parents. This parent education class is an introduction or a refresher to Positive Discipline. Positive Discipline promotes positive decision making, teaching expectations to children early, and encourages positive behaviors. This is the model our teachers utilize in classroom and will provide you with hands on tools to help you navigate the challenges of parenting. Registration forms are available in the office.
October 30th– 6pm Wax Museum– Our elementary students will line the halls and classrooms to present their historical person of interest. All families are invited to walk through and learn all about these important people.
October 31st Halloween parade 9:30- Primary students gather together to walk through the halls for our annual Halloween parade. So gather up that costume and get your cameras ready for some of the best looking kids in town! As a reminder, no face masks, face paint or weapons are allowed at school for the parade.
Finally, I will be out of the office the Week of October 22nd-26th attending our 14th Annual Principal Conference. I will join 200 other principals on a journey to review a variety of thought-leader sessions on topics such as increasing professional capacity, educational leadership, elevating student efficacy, connecting positive climate, and personalized student learning.
“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do themselves, that will make them successful human beings” – Ann Landers
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