A Note From Our Principal
Thank you all for helping our school celebrate Earth Day last month. Together students at our school released over 1,000 ladybugs and planted over 100 flowers and veggies. In addition the spring time learning continues in the classroom as lady bug larvae are the new class pets! Celebrating Earth Day as a community provides our teachers with many opportunities to relate science, math and literacy concepts to everyday life. I also wanted to extend a huge thank you to all our young Farmer Market artists and customers who helped our school raise almost $1,200 for our Parent/Teacher organization (BMPTO). 100% of funds raised will go towards enhancing the Montessori experience in our school.
As we move into May, we are getting our classrooms ready for a summer of additional enrichment for our preschool students and summer camp for our school-age students. We can’t wait to spend summer with you and your children and hope you’ll join us at the family activities we have planned this month!
Sincerely, Lila Afoa
Mother’s Day Classroom Celebrations
We will be celebrating the moms and mother figures in our community in all of our Primary Montessori classrooms. Please join us for some food, fun and great photo ops! Classrooms 2-5: Thursday, May 9th from 9- 10 am.
Classroom 6: Friday, May 10th from 9-10
Classroom 7: Friday, May 10th from 12-1
Teacher Appreciation Week
We love our teachers! Check out these great activities we have to celebrate them the week of May 6th! A huge thank you to our Teacher Appreciation Committee who helped plan to make this such a fun event!
This year, students are invited to bring in a plant-able flower or plant for their teacher’s hanging flower garden. (These will be given at the end of the week to each teacher.) We are looking for parent garden helpers to assist the students in planting these for their teachers! * See the sign up in the office. You will also see a basket for each classroom that you may contribute to throughout the week!
Monday 5/6: Taco Bar Lunch for Teachers |Families provide food items; see sign up!
Tuesday 5/7: “Treat Yourself” Tuesday | Families are invited to bring an item to include in a “Self-Care” station set up for the teachers.
Wednesday 5/8: Teacher Tailgate | The BMPTO is sponsoring a food truck luncheon for all teachers; PARENT VOLUNTEERS for classrooms are needed! *See sign up form in the office.
Thursday 5/9: “Thoughtful Thursday” | students are invited to do something thoughtful for your teacher! (a special note, a flower, a hug, etc)
Friday 5/10: Teachers will receive flower pots and baskets!
You can help to make this a special week of celebration for our teachers by being a part of any of these events, visit the sign up lists posted in the lobby for more information.
Kindergarten Field Day
May 24th from 10-11 am; our 2019 kindergarten students will be participating in our annual field day event. This event showcases the PE class that each kindergarten student participates in throughout the year. Parents are invited to come and cheer on your favorite kindergarten student as they run the obstacle course and celebrate with fruit popsicles!
For more information about what May happenings are in store for your classroom, please click on the link below.
May 17th- Early Release
Montessori Academy will close early on Friday, May 17th for a teacher-in-service training. School will close at 3:15 on this date. All after school and elective classes from 3-4 are also canceled on this date.
May 1st—Classrooms 3-5: Spring pictures with Lifetouch Photography
May 2nd– Classrooms 6-7: Spring pictures with Lifetouch Photography
May 3rd — All school sing-a-long with JJ Dion! Singing begins at 9:30.
May 4th– Saturday Open House 10am-1pm: Open for any family interested in learning more about our school.
May 6th-May 10th—Teacher Appreciation Week!
May 9th– Rooms 2-5: Mother’s Day Celebrations
May 10th—Rooms 6 & 7: Mother’s Day Celebrations
May 17th—Early Release, school will close at 3 p.m.
May 24th—Field Day, 10:00-11 am
May 27th—CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY
From Our Education Department