December 5, 2018

JMS Newsletter

Hello JMS Families!

The children have been excited to play outside in the snow as we welcome winter through the Joy of the children.

If you have not already done so, please complete this parent survey to help in planning for our 18-19 summer program and the 19-20 school year.

Tonight, December 5th, Maria Libra will present our parent workshop on the topic of Montessori Language at home. The workshop will take place in the Treehouse from 5:45-7:00pm. We hope you can join!

On Monday we sent home information about the Scrip Gift Card Sales Fundraiser just in time for the holidays! Be sure to turn in your order form and payment by this Friday, December 7th. If you did not receive an order form, we have copies available at the front desk.

If you are a family who picks up after 3:30 and cannot get a hold of anyone using the 952-448-5232 school telephone number, please call or text Emily Leskee at 605-496-4929 to inform staff of emergencies or late pickups.

Upcoming Events:

12/5 Wednesday - Parent Workshop with Maria Libra 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

12/7 Friday - Scrip Fundraiser Order Forms Due

12/14 Friday - Parent Coffee 9:15 in the Tree House - special guest Maria Libra

12/14 Friday - VIP Night (Children's House Event - Casa Ginkgo and Casa Willow)

12/19 - Last day to bring non-perishable food or mitten donations for Bountiful Basket Food Shelf

12/20 - Scientifically Science presentation in the Treehouse 4:00pm

12/24 - 1/1- No School - Holiday Break

December Updated Newsletters from our Guides

VIP Night

On Friday, December 14th we invite Casa Willow and Casa Ginko parents a VIP night! This is a special event where the children are able to show you the work they are doing in the casa. Children are so proud to demonstrate their work and we hope you are able to attend.

Sign up for VIP Night

Thank You to everyone who came out for our FUNdraiser at Dolce Vita!!! It was a wonderful evening!!!

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Shop with Scrip - How Does It Work???

With Scrip you place an order for gift cards from an extensive list. Scrip gives 2%-14% of each gift card sale to the school! You can purchase gift cards for everyday use such as gas, groceries, restaurants, home repair and travel! It is a also a great opportunity for Holiday Gift Giving. Look for a paper order form to come home in your child's folder. Return the order form and a check made to JMS for the order total to Ka by this Friday December 7th. We will distribute the gift cards before holiday break!

Bountiful Basket Food Shelf

We have been talking with the children about caring and sharing with the less fortunate. Since this is the time for giving we would like to invite you to participate in our school’s food drive to

benefit Bountiful Baskets here in Chaska.

If your family wishes to be part of this, please be so kind to send with your child a non-perishable food item or new/gently used gloves or mittens to help the less fortunate and to keep their hands warm. We will put two boxes by the front desk; one for the food and one for the gently used mittens.

We are grateful for your help!

Sign Up For Remind 101 Before The Snow Flies!

JMS will be using Remind 101 as an instant communication tool for school closures and delays. Please install Remind 101 on your mobile phone as it will be the fastest way to receive important information. Use the JMS class code (jms2018-19). You may follow the directions below (PDF format) to get started online or download the app to get started.

Email: if you have any questions

Mustard Seed Donation

Our friends at The Mustard Seed generously donated

the greenery in our front entry.

On behalf of our JMS community, thank you for helping

to create a warm and inviting entry!

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