Montessori Matters

April 2, 2021

April 2 Updates

  • Next week is Spring Break. Holiday care will be available for those Infant/Toddler and Primary families who pre-registered. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate drop-ins.

  • During the week of April 12 - 16, MSA will be administering the STAN 10 to students in grades 4- 8 and the ACT to students in grades 10 & 11. Parents will receive more information from their child’s teacher regarding the specific testing schedule.

  • Last year due to COVID, MSA was unable to hold our annual Spring Benefit & Auction. Soon you will be receiving information about how we have adapted this event so that we can safely raise funds for our vital tuition assistance program. Spring Benefit is our largest and most important fundraiser each year. Proceeds from this event allow us to offer financial aid awards, as well as tuition discounts (annual pay, sibling, alumni, military, etc.). By providing tuition assistance, MSA is able to:

    • increase our enrollment;

    • broaden our community;

    • keep tuition affordable for all!

I hope everyone has a very relaxing and enjoyable spring break! If you do travel or participate in holiday gatherings over the break, please continue to take precautions so that we can all return to campus safe and healthy. (If you have any questions or concerns about possible COVID exposure or symptoms, please contact Nurse Merriman at before returning to school.)

Happy Spring Break!!!

Dr. Dana Hill

Dates to Remember

April 2 - All Programs Closed

April 5-9 - Spring Break - School Closed, IT-PR extended day available

April 12-16 - Stanford 10 / OLSAT 8 testing week (grades 4-8)

April 13 - ACT test date

Nurse's Notes

SCDHEC message:

In the coming week, many students will be on #SpringBreak. And while you may be on a break, COVID-19 isn't. Continue to physically distance, wear your mask and get tested before and after your break if you travel.

For additional travel information:

MSA will be closely monitoring illnesses for several weeks following spring break. If you suspect or have a known exposure and are showing symptoms consistent with Covid, please stay home and contact your healthcare provider about being tested for Covid-19. MSA continues its commitment to provide a safe and healthy academic environment Please stay safe during Spring Break and continue to follow the public health measures set by the CDC and SCDHEC so we can return to a strong end of the school year.

Have a safe and healthy Spring Break!

Susanna Merriman, RN

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Toddler One Photos

These students in Toddler One enjoyed spring works and weather this week.
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Lower Elementary Activities

See below for some of the works completed by students in Lower Elementary this week.

Flower Planting and Carrot Harvest

This Upper Elementary student harvested carrots this week, and Lower Elementary students planted flower seeds.

Egg Hunt PE Activity

Students in Mrs. Patch's PE class enjoyed an exciting egg hunt activity this week in which eggs were hidden under cones and, once found, could only be scooped up and carried with scoops. Groups tried to collect as many different color eggs as possible and searched for miniature eggs hidden in clover patches.

Career Research Presentations

Students in the Upper School researched potential careers in lieu of in-person internships this year, and the students presented their research to their peers on Wednesday morning.
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Interactive Spanish Lesson

During a Spanish lesson on Wednesday students got to play Bingo and get up and be active.
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Yearbook Work

Students on the yearbook staff have been putting finishing touches on yearbook pages. There are still yearbooks available for purchase! Yearbooks may be purchased at this link or through the front office.
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