A Note From Our Principal
Fall is in full swing and our students are enjoying the extra outdoor time, nature walks and seasonal curriculum activities. We are planning fun fall-themed activities for our students this month and are excited to share photos with you all through Links 2 Home app. As always, please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Sincerely, Lila Afoa
Health & Safety
Our goal is to stay open for 5 day a week in person learning. To ensure this can take place we need your support. As we continue our health and safety protocols here at the school we ask that you please support our efforts by following recommended safety measures while at home and out in public. Below are a few items that our school is adding to our health and safety protocols and procedures. For more information about those measures please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html Together we can keep our classrooms open.
- As of October 1st, we are opening our classrooms earlier to encourage our families to utilize the below staggered drop-off & pick-up times.
Rooms 2, 3, 5 & 7: Drop-off window 8:40-8:50 am; pick-up window 2:50-3 pm.
Rooms 1, 4 & 6: Drop-off window 8:50-9:00 am; pick-up window 3-3:10 pm.
- The school policy regarding facial covering has been amended to state that all staff will be required to wear face masks unless they obtain an approved modification.
Kindergarten students will begin their weekly enhancement programs of Music and PE. Music class is lead by Miss Kat and will be every Wednesday while PE class will be lead by Miss Emily every Friday. Kindergarten students will also begin their year long community service projects. This month all kindergarten students will have a in-house field trip to Ceramica. Children will paint soup bowls to donate to the Empty Bowl project. Paint days for your Kindergarten student will be posted on your classroom door. Bowls will be sold in the community and funds raised will benefit the Idaho Food Bank.
Montessori Community Events
Lowe Family Farmstead: The Lowe Family Farmstead has offered a special Montessori night for all of our families. October 28th from 4pm-9pm, you can bring your family to the Farmstead for a discounted entrance rate of $6.99. This family fun, outdoor venue offers games for the kids, pumpkins for sale, food, corn mazes and much more! Just mention “Montessori Academy” at the gate to receive your discounted rate.
Boise Speech Tree – Free speech and language screenings will be available at Boise Speech Tree for any of our Montessori Academy families. Early detection and intervention of speech-language delays results in better outcomes, so this is a great opportunity to make sure your child is meeting their developmental milestones. Screenings will be conducted individually using norm-based tools at Boise Speech Tree. Please contact Laura Rogers, MS, CCC-SLP at (208) 830-9311 to schedule a screening. More information will be available in the school lobby.
For Small Hands: This year our school will be participating in the For Small Hands School Credit promotion. This program allows our school to earn credit to use to purchase classroom materials to enhance your child’s learning experience. The For Small Hands catalog is filled with hundreds of age-appropriate, child-size items that encourage independence creativity, and problem-solving. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase unique and educational holiday gifts for the children in your life. Catalogs are available in the office and order forms are due back to the office no later than October 20th if you’d like to participate in a group order to save on shipping and handling.
Scholastic Book Club: Scholastic Book Clubs has served schools and families since 1948 by providing affordable, just-right books for kids that are carefully selected by teachers and reading experts. Book Clubs supports teachers with FREE Books and resources for the classroom, while helping children discover the pleasure and power of reading each month through choosing and owning their own books. To participate, you can order online or turn in your order forms to the school no later than 15th of every month. When ordering online, be sure to use our SCHOOL ORDER CODE: GXLZ9
School Closed – Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 21-22 school will be closed for parent/ teacher conferences. Meetings like this are a great way for you to sit down with your child’s teacher and work together to foster your student’s growth and success. Your teacher will be sending out a link to their virtual meeting schedule by October 6th. We look forward to 100% participation this year!
Join us for our Virtual Potty Training Workshop on October 27 from 1:00 PM PDT / 4:00 PM EST
Are you ready to take that next step? Do you need ideas or support to make your child’s potty training a success? Learn tips and techniques to ensure a successful, positive experience. Register today at https://conta.cc/3ywftwW.
October 14-20 -Kindergarten In-House Workshop with Ceramica
October 15th – Scholastic Book Club orders due back to the office.
October 20 – “For Small Hands” group orders are due back to the office.
October 21-22 – Parent/Teacher Conferences – School Closed
October 28 – Montessori Night at The Farmstead
October 29 – School Spirit Day- Crazy Hair!