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February 2021 News

A Note From Our Principal

The year is off to a great start and we’re enjoying spending the winter season with your children.   Thank you to everyone who purchased books last month in our annual Book Fair.    Not only did your local purchases support our community, our school was able to fill the teacher’s wish lists with new books in the class and order new cultural books for our library.

If you’ve not already done so, please send in an extra set of weather appropriate clothes for your child. We want everyone to be able to participate in the fun outdoor activities we have planned.

Have a wonderful month and Happy Valentine’s Day!


Lila Afoa


Priority Registration for the 2021-2022 School Year

Are you planning on re-enrolling your child in the upcoming school year? We hope that continuing your Montessori journey is top of mind!  As a currently enrolled family you are offered first enrollment opportunity for our September 2021-June 2022 school year.   The Priority Registration packets go home with students on Thursday, February 11th and run through March 1st.   To complete your child’s re-enrollment you will need to submit all registration fees and forms no later than March 1st as we will be opening up placements from our wait list after this date.

It’s never too early to start planning for summer!  We offer a variety of schedule options for students ages 2-8 years old during our summer camp months of July and August.   Camp dates this year are July 6- August 24th.  More information on our 2021 Summer camp season will be available in March.

We will be having a virtual informational event for our incoming kindergarten families as well as incoming first grade families who have interest in continuing with Montessori.   Our Montessori Elementary program is located in Eagle, Idaho.

 Registration Deadlines

February 8 – Elementary Virtual Information Night (RSVP required)

February 9 – Kindergarten Virtual Information Night 

March 11 – 2021-2022 Registration Forms Sent Home

March 31 — Summer camp registration form and deposit due


Class Valentine’s Day Celebrations

Most of our classrooms will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on February 11th.   Celebration details are included inside your child’s classroom newsletter.   We will share some photos of the events in your child’s daily report.   To help your child prepare valentines for their classroom, please have them write their name on the each envelope instead of each student’s name.   This will help in preparing and passing them out.   Also, please remember that our school does have a low sugar policy so please keep any candy or sweets at home.   Adding stamps, stickers, erasers, etc. are another way to add to the valentine fun.


Classroom Newsletters

Room 1 February Newsletter

Room 2 February Newsletter

Room 3 February Newsletter

Room 4 February Newsletter

Room 5 February Newsletter

Room 6 February Newsletter

Room 7 February Newsletter


Kindergarten Corner

“The Emperor can be as tall as a 5 year old!”

Kindergarten Corner:   You’ve got mail!   Our kindergarten students have adopted pen pals with the other Kindergarten students in different classrooms as part of their annual community project.   In Room 5, the kindergarten students studied Emperor Penguins as part of their Antarctica unit studies.  Students measured themselves and compared their height to that of an Emperor Penguin.    This learning took center stage as the students wrote to their pen pals in other classrooms.


Important Dates  

February 11th—Classroom Valentine’s Day Celebrations

February 11th – 2021-2022 Registration Packets go Home

February 12th – SCHOOL CLOSED for Teacher’s Professional Development

February 15th- SCHOOL CLOSED for President’s Day

February 8th – Elementary Virtual Information Event (RSVP required)

February 9th- Kindergarten Virtual Information Event

February 19th- School Spirit Day – Dress Up Theme:  Sports

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