A Note From Our Principal
Every year our kindergarten students choose an annual project. Last year it was the Kindness Project, the year prior was a Montessori Cultural Exchange with other Montessori schools from around the world. This year the Kindergarten students will be working on publishing their own books entitled “Peace in My Community”. There will be more information about this work in the weeks to come but we are all excited as our students lead the way in looking for harmony in our community and reporting back to us.
We look forward to the important work that lies ahead this fall!
School Events in October
Tuesday, October 9th-Fall Social at the Farmstead: Once again, our school will be joining families from our Montessori Academy school in Eagle for an evening of fun and community at the Meridian Farmstead. Tell the ticket booth that you are with the Montessori group for a discounted entry rate of $6. There are corn mazes, hayrides, cow-train rides, farm animals, games and much more to keep you entertained. There are also food vendors available!
At 6:30 pm there will be a all call for our “Kiss the Pig” event. We will hold a last call for any final donations and see which teacher raised the most monies for their classroom. This family fun event is a fun way for us to get out into the community and support our Boise Montessori Parent Teacher Organization.
Wednesday, October 31st is Halloween. However, we ask that you save the costumes and candy for your home celebrations. Instead, we have a “crazy hair” dress up day that children and parents are welcomed to participate in! If you are wondering what to do with all that candy; the Montessori Sweet Swap Shop is returning! Children can trade in 10 or more items of candy for small toy items in our shop. It will open on October 31st and remain open until items go. The candy raised will be donated to the Idaho Food Bank.
October 15-19 Montessori Academy Book Fair: Boise’s local bookstore “Rediscovered Books” is returning once again to sponsor our annual book fair and raise new books for our school library! R.D. Books will be providing a wide variety of hand-picked books for our school and students! We are looking for parent volunteers to help host this event during the week M-F; 8:45-9:15 and 2:45-3:15. Please see Miss Jamie if you’re interested! To find out more about Rediscovered Books, check them out here :http://www.rdbooks.org
October Dates to Remember:
- October 9: Fall Social at The Farmstead
- October 2: Positive Discipline Parenting Classes begins at Parkcenter Montessori
- October 5: All Kindergarten students will begin afternoon PE and Music classes from 1:20-2:30 every Friday. Please be sure that your kindergarten student wears appropriate outdoor clothing every Friday for their PE.
- October 25-26: School will be closed for Teacher/Parent conferences. Childcare will be provided during your family’s conference times. Sign up for your teacher conference is posted on the classroom doors.
- November 7: Kindergarten field trip to Boise Creative Center
With cold and flu season around the corner we wanted to take a moment to share our Illness policy. We take the health of all our students and staff very seriously and make proper hygiene and cleaning a priority. Undoubtedly, despite our efforts, during the winter month’s colds and flu will become present. In order to minimize the impact of these illnesses we ask that children remain home if the following occur:
- Child develops or is sent home from school with a fever of 100 degrees or more
- Vomiting within the previous 24-hour period
- Diarrhea within the previous 24-hour period (this will include recurring episodes of diarrhea at school (minimum of 2 episodes))
- Heavy colored nasal discharge
- Persistent cough or sore throat
- Cold or Flu symptoms (persistent cough, sore throat, sneezing)
- Rash within the previous 24-hour period
- Child “not well enough to go outside”
- Behavior that is atypical of the child
Children sent home from school with any of the above symptoms may NOT return to school the following day as they need to be symptom free for 24 hours.
From the Education Team