January 10, 2020
The time is coming up shortly: to decide on your child’s education for the next year. At the end of the month, you will be receiving your packet of information for next year including tuition sheets, re-enrollment forms, etc. It is also a time when we encourage you to observe your child’s current class and, if they are moving up a level, the next year’s class or classes. There is a general Open House for this purpose on Friday, January 17th from 9 – 11 am, but if you cannot make it then, other hours/days may work as well. Just give us a call at the office and we can schedule another time.
Besides the observations, we are having an information gathering night, Family, Food, and Philosophy Night, 5:30-7:30, January 28th, that will enable you to understand philosophically how Montessori works across the age groups. There will also be breakout sessions for each level. Parent conferences are not scheduled until March but you are welcome to request an early one if there are important questions you would like answered before then.
Bottom line: we all wish you could be here day to day to hear the busy hum that exists in each of the classrooms. The hum of children engaged in their work and interacting with their friends, other peers, adult mentors. And when you come right down to it, that “hum” includes two of the best predictors of a happy, meaning-filled adult life: being an engaged worker and navigating successfully relational dynamics. Montessori recognized this over 100 years ago:
“Joy, feeling one's own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.”
Dates to Remember
We hope everyone had a nice, relaxing break and that everyone is refreshed and ready for the second semester! See below for some upcoming dates and remember that you can always check https://www.msasc.org/calendar for an interactive calendar.
January 17 - Ship It Day
January 17 - Open House 9-11 AM
January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - extended day only
January 21 - SCISA Math Competition
January 28 - Food, Family, and Philosophy event on campus at 5:30 PM
February 6 - High School internships
Family, Food, and Philosophy
Nurse's Notes: Share the Warmth
Thank you for your generosity and support with the MSA Share the Warmth Tree. I am so honored and grateful to be part of a community that is so giving and willing to assist when a request is made to support children who have specific needs, such as the need for warm winter wear. Thank you to each of you for decking out the MSA office tree with all of the beautiful decorations of warm clothing. Anderson Interfaith Ministries was so appreciative to receive all of the donated items.
Wishing you health, safety and peace this holiday season.
Primary Letters to Santa
Santa at MSA
Elementary Gingerbread Houses
Elementary Trip to Grove Park Inn
Van Gogh Exhibit in Columbia
High School Winter Trip
STEAM Activity: Gingerbridges
Note-Taking in Anatomy and Physiology
Meet Amber Lockhart, Director of Admissions (Primary-High School), College Guidance
I was born and raised in Anderson, and I attended MSA from Primary-4th grade. My husband and I live here in town with our two cats, Ollie and Lily. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our first child, a boy named Jace, in February!
- I graduated from Clemson University in 2015 with a BA in Psychology.
- I spent three years as a social worker at Richard Campbell Veterans' Nursing Home before joining MSA in August 2018.
My favorite things:
- Book/Movie - Harry Potter series, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
- Color - Purple/light blue
- Food/Snack - Potatoes
- Sport/Team - Clemson
- Activity/Hobby - Reading and snuggling my cats
- Vacation spot - Pigeon Forge, TN
- Your favorite thing about teaching at MSA - Spending my days with the high schoolers