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January 2020

Message from the Principal

Dear Montessori Academy Families;

Happy New Year!  I do hope each one of you had some time to enjoy friends and family this Winter Break/Holiday Season.  While some of you and most children think Winter Break is not long enough, I know I am energized and ready to get back to routine.

I cannot thank you enough for all the kind words, cards, and gifts bestowed upon my family and I.  We thoroughly enjoyed all the homemade goodies (popcorn, granola, cranberry bliss bars, and more)!  The homemade cards and family picture cards were most enjoyable to see and enjoy!  Finally, those special sentiments, gift cards, olive oil, tea, and coffee gifts are being enjoyed well into the New Year.  I am truly blessed to work with such wonderful families, friends, and peers.

February marks my 20th year with our schools and the impact it has made on my life is difficult to define.  The role each and every family, child, or peer regardless of how long, or how brief, how positive, or negative, how ordinary, or extraordinary, has shaped my world for the better.  I have learned many lessons, some hard, shown me paths I could have taken, guided me through ebbs and flows of life, and made an irrevocable impact on who I am as a person, parent, school leader, and educator.  I am so lucky and thankful I have had these 20 years to have people in my life that have been a constant light as well as those I only have crossed paths with briefly like a shooting star.

I will continue to sub this month in Room 2 as we onboard and train our newest team member Zoe Stone.  If you need anything, please do not hesitate to reach out via email, phone call, or stop by Room 2.  The lovely ladies, Ms. Randi and Ms. Jordan along with Mr. Justin will continue to support those immediate needs in the front office.

Sending you peace and joy into 2020 and beyond.

Kim Brooks

Principal, Montessori Academy

Important School Events

Bring a Parent to Work Day—January 15th

Please join us for Bring a Parent to Work Day!  This is an open house invitation to come and see first hand what your children are learning in class.  They will have an opportunity to show off their favorite “work” to you.  Teachers will be available to answer any curriculum related questions you have.  Parents for Elementary students are welcome to arrive 8:15 and stay as long as you would like.  Parents for our Primary students (Toddler-Kindergarten) are welcome to arrive at 8:45am and stay up to an hour.

Parent Education—Lobby Time January 13 and classes starting March/April

Kellie Resue will join us in the lobby on January 13; 8:45-9:30 for any and all parenting support needs.  Please stop by and see her!  She will also have some parenting classes beginning in March and April.  More information will be available on those during her visit with us.

 

PTO

Thursday Jan 9th – PTO meet and greet with 6th graders- 8-9:15.

 

Wed, Jan 15th -PTO meeting at noon and 5:30

 

Thursday, Jan 23rd – PTO event, more details to come.

 

Spelling Bee—Elementary (1st-6th grade)

Elementary students will begin preparing for our participation in the Scripps National Spelling Bee!  Any first -sixth grade student will be eligible to join.  We will host local spelling bees at our school during Friday assemblies to determine our school representative at the Regional Spelling Bee held at Boise State in March.  We invite you to join us and watch these students exhibit their strength, grit, determination, and spelling prowess as they stand up in front of an audience and give it their all!  Congratulations in advance to all student participating!  This is no easy task.

Enrollment for 2020-2021

Re-enrollment will begin February 3, 2020.  Application packets will be placed in student cubby’s to take home and complete.  Priority enrollment will begin at this time for all currently enrolled families.  Open enrollment will occur on February 28th for all those families on our waiting list.  If you have questions regarding our programs, we will be sending home our information from our Kindergarten and Elementary Night program that occurred in December.  We encourage all families seeking enrollment in our Elementary program for Kindergarten, First Grade or Fourth grade, to schedule an observation/meet with our Educational Director to help in you in the decision-making process.

We offer a high-fidelity Montessori Program recognized by Advanced ED and American Montessori Society with innovative and rigorous standards.  Space in our program is limited, register now!  Please note, our Kindergarten thru Sixth grade applications are a binding agreement for the year.  If Montessori is not your priority option, please defer enrollment opportunities, if available, to May 2020 as there is a financial risk.

Dates to Remember

Bring a Parent to Work Day—January 15th

No School for MLK Holiday—January 20th

National Compliment Day and Spirit Day—January 24th (school shirts or colors) -Uniforms will be mandatory on Mondays starting September 2020.

 

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