Geist Montessori Academy@GeistAcademy
Volume 11, February 17, 2020
Creative Critters Catching Valentine Love
Swing into the Sock Hop this friday!
Please join us on Friday, February 21st, from 6:00PM - 8:00PM for our Family Sock Hop in the Gymnasium!
- Swing dance lesson by Naptown Stomp
- Performance by Leen Illusions
- Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family.
- Please send in your registration by February 20
- Please send your registration (see attached) in by Wednesday to help with preparations.
- We could still use a few more hands to help make this a great event.
Like to be involved? We'd love to have you! Sign up here
Great Skate Party at Roller Cave!
Thank you calendar committee!
A special thank you to the creative and dedicated calendar committee!
The 2020-2021 DRAFT Calendar will go to the Board for a vote on 2/19.
Please see the attached proposal. Also, please make note that all snow days will be eLearning Days on the day of the occurrence. As such, all of the typical FLEX Days are now DAYS OFF. The committee was also mindful to put Professional Days/eLearning Days next to already scheduled breaks.
In addition, start and end times will remain the same, Pre-K and Kindergarten: 8:30-3:00 and 1st-8th grades: 8:30-3:30. We hope you enjoy that your input was heard and the majority vote on both surveys was used to build the calendar. Again, we are so appreciative of your feedback on the surveys and the dedicated team who created the calendar.
A word from Jeanie Wiesler
My name is Jeanie Wiesler. My husband and I have three grown children who live in Cleveland, Tacoma and Indianapolis. I have taught English, Spanish and French for 30 years. I also speak a little German and understand some Italian (and not just pizza, gelato, latte, and al fresco). Here at Geist Montessori, my work is to help students learn English.
I am also a Tree Steward which means that I love trees, try to learn more about them every day and work to keep the woods healthy by pulling invasive species a few mornings every week.On the weekend, you might find me bird-watching, kayaking, bicycling, wildflower spotting or just staying home with my computer, a good book, or some knitting.
My greatest accomplishment would be to leave Earth a greener place.
My advice to you students is to remember that you matter, that what you know matters. Learn all you can about speaking and writing so that you can tell people what you know.
What tree would I be? A white oak. They grow big and strong. They can feed and shelter more than 500 kinds of insects and animals.
WE need your leadership!
A note from Anne, our PTO President
PTO Board 2020-21
Would you like to positively impact GMA in concrete ways?
Join the PTO!
We are an organization of parents and teachers giving our time and talents to make GMA a great community for our children.
Board members for next year will be elected at our April 14 meeting.
Contact Anne Tordai firstname.lastname@example.org for details on the following roles:
VP of Teacher Appreciation
VP of Fundraising
We are eager to have you join our PTO!
Meet the hoy Family
Jackson is now a 7th year, Violet is a 4th year and Ollie is a 2nd year.
Jackson loves to read, write stories, design cartoons, create stop motion videos and be funny. He has read the Harry Potter series at least 10 times and loves Star Wars.
Violet loves our Pug Maggie. She likes to try new things, always has a project to work on at home, loves being outside and swimming. Ollie loves llamas. He likes to figure out how things work, sing and act with Ten West theater group and to tell jokes. Matt and Danielle just sit back and try to manage the chaos.
As a family, we learn about kindness, differences and the world by watching CBS Sunday Morning. In the summer, we like to hang out with our friends at the pool, have epic Nerf Gun battles and go to the drive-in movie theater. During the winter months, we read, have Family Movie night and play games. We all celebrate our half birthdays with small gifts and our favorite cookies. We define success as working together to get through life.
Take a ride with Middle School Students who Traveled Silk Road
Roller Coasters Galore!
STEM Club - Mechanical Engineering
STEM Club with Engineering for Kids starts March 3 for students in grades 3-8 ( K-2 begin April 14). This session's topic is Mechanical Engineering. They will learn the basics of energy , traction, aerodynamics, and trajectory all while constructing roller coasters, catapults, and more.
Please refer to the attached registration form due Feb 28.
Limit 20 students
We Love Learning!
February 18: School Board Meeting in the Art Room, 5:30 p.m.
February 20: Dine to Donate: Souper Panera
February 21: Family Dance, 6-8 p.m.
March 3: Engineering for Kids
March 7: Come cheer on the Robotics Team at the State Championship!
March 11: End of Third Quarter, conferences
March 12: Early Release, Conferences
March 13: Early Release, Conferences
April 2: International Festival
April 3: Flex Day (or eLearning)
April 6-10: Spring Break/No School
April 20-May 15: iLearn State Testing
It's spring enrollment time!
Additionally, current GMA families, it is that time of year to let us know if your current student has a sibling not currently enrolled in GMA that wishes to enroll for the 2020-2021 school year. Per our charter regulations, siblings of current students have priority. If you have a student that will be joining us for the 2020-2021 school year, please complete this form:
Please contact Ms. Jane with any questions or concerns, 317-813-4626.
Learning labs are going well and will continue until the end of the month. Parents will be notified by February 28 if their child will be invited to join a learning lab or if their child will be be invited to continue in the lab for another 5 week session. The second round of FREE tutoring will run from 3/9-4/24 ( Spring Break is in that time frame.) We are so excited to be able to provide this extra layer of support for our students and look forward to further enhancing their achievement and learning development.