Cowles Montessori

November 3rd

Important Dates and Events

Daylight Savings Ends

  • Sunday, November 7th
  • "Fall back" one hour

Virtual CMPG Monthly Meeting

- Monday, November 8th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Zoom Virtual Meeting
- Principal's Report:

  • "Literacy Instruction" in a Public Montessori School
  • Whole-Child Support for Struggling Students
  • SEL Student Survey Data

Thanksgiving Break

  • Wednesday, November 24th through Sunday, November 28th (No school for students)
  • Students return Monday, November 29th

Garden News

Greetings from the Garden Committee!


We continue to be busy cleaning out our garden boxes and getting them ready for winter. We appreciate all of you who donated lawn bags for us to get this done. The garden boxes will be covered with leaves and grass clippings so that the beds can rest over the winter months. Several of us received a load of free mulch for our students to put under the lower elementary window for the log maze area.


Cowles Girl Scouts have continued to be busy sanding, painting, and making our outdoor furniture beautiful! In addition, they have done several other outdoor benches, a picnic table, and another electrical spool. If you have time to walk around the building, be sure to notice the excellent work they have done.


We ordered our first set of outdoor instruments at the beginning of November with the plan to put them in the ground in the spring. We are so grateful to CMPG for sponsoring this endeavor. We can’t wait to see our playground grow!


Garden Needs:

  • We need all sizes of garden gloves; with so many students using them, they wear out quickly.
  • We were also wondering if anyone has a connection to get metal signs printed for our outdoor play areas. We want to put up a sign stating what each area is to be used for so that all who visit the playground know our expectations. Please let one of us know if you can help with this.


Thank you to everyone for your continued support of our outdoor space.


- The Garden Committee

News from Nurse Ann and the DMPS Health Department

As we look forward to the COVID-19 vaccine for younger kids (ages 5-11), we would like to help you find some trusted sources of information to answer your questions.


  • W. Kamau Bell talks to pediatricians in this great 5 minute video clip.
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine answers common questions for parents here.
  • HealthChildren.org answers questions on the science behind COVID-19 vaccines here.
  • CDC covers all the basics for children & teens here, as well as myths & facts here.


Vaccination of all age-eligible members of your family remains the most critical thing you can do to help slow the spread and reduce the risk of serious illness! So please step up and help spread the word.


Trunk or Treat 2021

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Shop for Cowles Montessori Gear

Our partner, Raygun, created the Cowles Montessori Store for children, adolescents, and adults to buy T-Shirts. A portion of your payment is donated directly to Cowles!


You can purchase mugs, hats, and other T-Shirts through our Cowles Shop.

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