December 7, 2018
Dates to Remember
December 12 - Last day for Fall Photo order forms to be returned before the break
December 18 - Winter Holiday Program, 6:30 P.M. at Boulevard Baptist Church
December 19 - Share the Warmth Tree donations due -- see note below for more information
December 19 - Early Dismissal
December 19 - Last day for paper Fall Photo order forms
December 21 - Last day for Spring Benefit pre-sale ticket pricing
December 20 - January 2 - Winter Break
Winter Storm Diego and Potential At-Home Classwork
Operation: Share the Warmth Tree
As the holiday season approaches, we look to the spirit of giving and service to others. Once again this year, MSA will be sponsoring the “Operation: Share the Warmth” Tree.
Here’s how the service project works. I will be placing a Christmas tree in the front office of the Montessori Administrative building during the Thanksgiving break. The Christmas tree will only have a ribbon on the top of tree and lights. Our students, families, MSA classrooms and clubs are asked to provide the decorations.
The decorations should consist of new mittens, gloves, socks and scarves. If you have gently used jackets, coats and shoes they will gladly be accepted. Some of you may remember how beautiful the tree looked last year, all decked out in warm clothing finery!!!
The tree will remain on campus until the December 19th when the school closes for the Winter Holiday. The items will then be donated a local charity organization, Anderson Interfaith Ministries. This project allows our Montessori students and families to provide the basic need of warmth to those who may not have the ability to stay warm during the cold winter months. Thank you in advance for your generosity!!!
Susanna Merriman, RN
Spring Benefit Pre-Sale
We also had three of our runners place in the events: Polly Smolen placed second and Tessa Dobrin placed third in the 6-9-year-old one-mile race category, and Eliza Wolken placed third in the 6-9-year-old category of the 5K race. Congratulations to those girls and to everyone who ran this past Saturday!
Upper Elementary Community Service
A Visit from Dr. MacDonald
Hour of Code
Lego STEM Construction
Cleaning the Peace Garden
Upper Elementary Wreath-Making
Please reduce speed while traveling onto MSA school property. Due to the increased amount of traffic on our campus, we respectfully request that you remain with your children at all times while on the MSA campus. Pedestrians (especially small ones) are difficult to see and we want to address this safety issue to protect the lives of our MSA students. It is essential that all visitors and students use the sidewalks and remain in control of your children at all times. Please refrain from parking in front of classrooms, the flagpole or on sidewalks and use designated parking spaces when picking up and dropping off students outside of carpool times. Too often, drivers are in large vehicles, become distracted and may not see a child who has gotten away from their caregiver.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Susanna Merriman, RN
Holiday fire safety
Please see below for important tips from the U.S. Fire Administration regarding fire prevention during the holidays. Click the image to view a larger PDF format.