February 21, 2020
Peace Walk: “Take My Hand. We will walk. We will only walk.” - Thich Nhat Hahn
It is Montessori week next week, Feb. 24 – 28. And just for interesting information:
There are 4,500 Montessori schools in the US.
There are over 500 Montessori programs in public schools in the US.
There are some Montessori schools associated with the Jewish, Hindu, Christian, Muslim faiths.
There are approximately 20,000 Montessori schools worldwide.
There are Montessori schools in Russia, China, and even Syria.
The largest Montessori school is in Lucknow, India with over 55,000 students and a faculty of over 2,500.
And closer to home:
There are 45 public Montessori schools in SC.
There are 427 private Montessori schools in SC.
There is one Montessori school in Anderson, SC with ages 6 weeks – 12th grade.
(And just for fun - there is one faculty member at that Montessori School in Anderson who worked at one of the earliest Montessori programs to be established back in the US in 1963 whose nuns were trained at Bergamo, Italy – with Maria’s son Mario as one of the lecturers.)
Come join us this Monday, Feb. 24th at 12:30 (weather permitting; it will be rescheduled for later in the week if not), when we begin the week out at our flagpole with Thich Nhat Hahn’s Peace Walk. Just be part of our circle, our community, and “sense” a peace that is almost tangible. It is ten minutes but it lasts in our memories much more than ten minutes and, heaven only knows, we need it in this particular time and climate.
Dates to Remember
Remember that you can always check the MSA website calendar for upcoming calendar events.
February 25 - High School students attending college fair
February 26 - Box Tops for Education due
February 29 - Spring Soccer Shots registration due to participate on March 5
March 2 - Primary Dr. Seuss Day
March 2-6 - Play week
March 5 - Annie JR. at Electric City Playhouse at 1 PM and 7 PM
March 6 - Annie JR. at Electric City Playhouse at 10 AM and 7 PM
March 20 - Professional Development Day, school closed - Extended Care Only
March 23 - IT-LE Conference Day - Extended Care Only
March 23-27 - Conference Week
April 25 - Escape to Kokomo - Spring Benefit & Auction
Infants at Work and Play
Kids Heart Challenge
Instagrams for Quadrilaterals
Drawing Cats and Dogs
Amphitheater Steps Update
Soccer Shots Registration
Registration will remain open over the Spring semester, but it takes several days to complete before your child may participate. Registration must be completed by February 29 in order to start on March 5. Click the image below or this link to view the MSA program offerings (including summer camps!) and enroll today.