October 26, 2018
Fall Festival Tomorrow!
Picture this: First and foremost - an invigorating Autumn day on a lovely farm setting with barn, cows, and rolling pastures. Then listen: for the sound of children laughing inside the Bouncing Tent, for the squeals of delight when a certain numbered plastic duck crosses the finish line, for an excited cheer when a father wins the cake walk, for an “ahhhh” in showing off newly painted nails and cheeks, for quiet murmurs of families being warmed next to the bonfire, and for happy folk sitting at the picnic tables chatting over a delicious bar-b-que lunch.
Just some of the sights and sounds to be expected tomorrow at Montessori’s 40th Fall Fest!
Come join us from 10 am to 2 pm at 347 Bowlan Rd. (10 min. from the school).
Happy Fall Festing 2018!
Directions to the Dbouk Farm and FALL FEST
Take a right out of the MSA parking lot on to Sam McGee. Take a right on to Concord Road. At the stop light at the intersection of 81N and Hopewell Road (7-11, Shell, Subway) go straight. Continue on Hopewell Road for approximately 2½ miles. At the four way stop (Hopewell Rd and Breazeale Rd), go straight. You will cross over a small bridge and then the road will fork (Bowlan Rd). Take the fork to the right and the Dbouk Farm will be on your right. There will be signs!
Dates to Remember
October 27 - Fall Festival at Dbouk Farm from 10am-2pm
October 27 - National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Oct. 29-Nov. 2 - Spirit Week
Oct. 29-Nov. 6 - Parent/teacher conferences*
November 6 - Election Day and At-Home School Day for Primary risers-High School
November 16 - Reindeer Run registration forms due
*Please schedule your parent conferences if you have not already done so!
Spirit Week Schedule
Monday: Pajama Day (no slippers, still in dress code)
Tuesday: Sports Team/College Day
Wednesday: Costume Day (no masks, no weapons, nothing scary, still in dress code)
Thursday: Tacky/Mismatched Day
Friday: MSA School Spirit Day
Upper Elementary Presents Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.
October has been a busy month at Montessori and we are so please to have participated in several health promotions on campus. The Upper School participated in Scoliosis Awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness and Fire Prevention and Safety Month.
Montessori hosted a school wide "Pink Out" acknowledging Breast Cancer Awareness month. Our MSA community all came together, students and teachers alike, in a bright display of "pink" to honor, remember and support all of those (male and female) whose lives have been touched by this disease. Thank you to all who wore pink bringing awareness and advocacy for breast cancer.
For more information on Breast cancer advocacy, early detection and screening, treatment, survivorship and support, please go to the following link: https://ww5.komen.org/
With Halloween next week, I wanted to share Halloween and Pedestrian safety information with you. Please follow this link or click the image below to view a document containing important Halloween and Pedestrian safety tips.
Finally, please join me in thanking the Hopewell Fire Department for assistance with recognizing Fire Prevention and Safety Month. Hopewell Fire Department's Assistant Chief Brian Boyle visited with our Primary and Lower El students and discussed fire prevention and safety. After the educational program, the children were given the opportunity to explore the Fire Engine. Please ask your child about the fire safety tips that they learned.
Clemson School of Computing Research Presentations
Hot Air Balloons
Light the Night
MSA will be participating in the Anderson Area YMCA 18th Annual Reindeer Run elementary school competition for a chance to win $500 or possibly even $1,000. A few years ago we were the champions for FIVE years in a row with the highest percent participation (counting staff and K5-5th grade students). We would like to start our next winning streak! Please stop by the office to get a registration form and return it** with your entry fee (made out to Anderson Area YMCA) to the school office by Friday, November 16th.
**If they are not turned in at MSA we will not be able to get credit for those runners.
Yearbook Recognition Ads
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