From the Principals Desk
Happy Spring! I love the later sunsets, the blooming flowers, songbirds in the morning, and the smells of spring in the evening on my deck! All those signs of the changing season make me smile!
However, April brings with it the realization that our school year is quickly coming to an end. Our students are busily working on final projects in upper and lower elementary, K-6th students will have summative assessments this month, and our Primary students are learning about the renewal of Spring through lessons on the life cycle of plants, animals, and insects.
All students are showing amazing strides in reading as we conclude our month of literacy and move into a month of Poetry! In our school, we will celebrate reading, writing, and sharing poetry all month. We will start each morning with a poem read over the intercom and provide surprise Stop, Drop, and Read or Stop, Drop, and write poetry!
We will post poems all over the school, hang them in our trees, and more! If you or your child has a favorite poem to share during our morning read-aloud, please let us know!
We have many events this month so please look at the dates and reminders section to ensure that you do not miss out!
We had such fun celebrating and recognizing the importance of literacy this month. Our kick-off week and dress-up days were so much fun!
Our goal was to read 350 books school-wide in March. Drumroll please, we read 371 books!! Yahoo! We will start having students pick out their books next week!
Thank you to everyone for making this fun and enjoying books with your children.
What is National Poetry Month?
Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and, of course, poets, marking poetry’s important place in our lives. In 2021, the Academy of American Poets looks forward to celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of this annual celebration! (poets.org)
Earth day is on April 22, 2021. Our school will be participating in Parent Teacher Conference on the official day, so we will celebrate all week long! Earth day is designated for fostering an appreciation for the earth’s environment and awareness of issues that threaten it. Students will explore these topics based on age and grade. Please be on the lookout for sign up genius to help us meet our Earth Day goals. Every student is encouraged to bring 1 flower to plant around the school grounds.
Due to the pandemic, our PTO has been unable to be as active in our school as they would like. To show their appreciation for all our families and staff, they have graciously scheduled to support a community pizza lunch! Pizza lunch will occur on April 16th (gluten-free options will be available). Please send your child with a drink and sides to accompany pizza. If you need a gluten-free option, please email Jordan at Jordan@montessoriacdemyidaho.com. If you prefer your child to not participate, please just let us know.
Montessori Movie Night (Save the Date)
Since our PTO is unable to host our normal Spring Social and fundraising throughout the year, they have partnered with Frontier Drive-in at the Mill, to host a combination event of a safe socially distanced social and fundraiser.
Funds raised will support PTO projects like our school library, specialized classroom materials, and events for our school.
You are cordially invited to Montessori Family Movie Night at Frontier Drive-in Theater at the Mill!
When: Friday April 23, 2021
Time: 8:00 pm
Cost: $25.00 per carload
Official invitations are forthcoming with final details and how to purchase a ticket.
Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on April 22nd and 23rd, 2021. The school will not be in session. We will send out registration information the week of April 7th so be on the lookout.
Summer camp brochures went out earlier this week. Our priority registration has started and will conclude on April 16th, 2021.
We will move to our second wave of registration for all our families that are registered for Fall and then we will invite all our Alumni in our third wave.
Please register early as we are limited on space. We are excited to offer once-a-week off-campus field trips for our Elementary campers and once-a-week on-campus field trips for our Primary campers!
We additionally will be offering specialty camps and we will announce those camps starting April 18th. Specialty camps are open to anyone and are first come first serve. Specialty camps are provided by separate vendors such as……They usually are a 1 -2-hour commitment and will occur in the morning on our Elementary playground.
Dates to Remember:
April 1-10th —Priority Registration for Summer Camp
April 18th —Registration opens for Specialty Summer Camps
April 19th-21st —Earth Day Celebrations
April 22nd –23rd —Parent-Teacher Conference
April 23rd —Montessori Movie Night
with your million-jillion feet,
how do you know which foot should go
as you’re walking on that leaf?
You make it look so easy,
right-left-right, the way you do,
sometimes MY feet get tangled up
and I have only TWO.