News from Our School

Friday, April 29, 2016

Buy One, Get One Book Fair - Starts Monday (Volunteers Needed!)

Our spring BOGO book fair begins Monday. We still need volunteers to help make this a success. Times are flexible, so please e-mail Ms. Clamser if you can help. The book fair will be up through Thursday. All books are Buy One, Get One Free, which makes it is a great time to stock your child's library and donate books to the classrooms.

No School Next Friday (May 6)

Don't forget that school is closed next Friday for staff professional development.

Spring Picture Orders are Due Monday (May 2)

If you would like to order spring pictures, please be sure to turn in your order and money on Monday.

Art & Music Symposium - Thursday, May 12

This year's Art & Music Symposium will be held at the school beginning at 6:00p.

Help is needed before and after the event to make this our most successful yet! If you are able to assist with set up and/or clean up, please contact the school office. It is a big job and the more help we have, the quicker it goes.

Last Day of School - May 20

Our last day of school is shaping up to be a lot of fun and fellowship.

Please join us starting at 10:30 a.m.

Bridge Ceremony -

A long-held Montessori tradition that we are excited to implement is the Bridge Ceremony. Current kindergarten and third-grade students will walk across a bridge symbolizing their transition into the next environment. They will be welcomed by the students from that class. It is a moving and exciting experience for the children and parents.

Talent Show -

Following the Bridge Ceremony, is our 2nd Annual Montessori School Talent Show! Students need to register with Ms. Hayes no later than Friday, May 13 if they wish to participate. Primary children may be in one performance (individual or group). Elementary children may be in one individual and one group performance, if they choose. Performances are limited to 3 minutes.

Lunch -

We will wrap up the fun and festivities with a school-wide lunch. Tickets are $5/person and are not included in lunch bunch. Tickets for children and adults must be purchased in advance. Order forms will go home as the time approaches.

If you can help plan the event or help the day of, please contact the school office.

Year End Conferences - Monday, May 23

The final parent teacher student conferences for this school year will be held on Monday, May 23 from 8:00a - 4:00p. This is an opportunity to meet with your child's teacher to review the year. Conferences will only be held on this day as the staff has much to accomplish throughout the rest of that week.

Please email Ms. Clamser to schedule your appointment. The earlier you schedule, the more options you will have with regard to available times. Elementary students should attend the conference. Attendance for primary children is optional.

Help Needed: Tuesday, May 24 - Thursday, May 26

To begin preparation for next year and our increased enrollment, school staff will spend several days moving classroom furniture and doing year-end cleaning. If you are able and willing to assist, it would be greatly appreciated. We will work each day from 8:00a - 3:30p. If you can help, please let the school office know so we can plan accordingly.

Upcoming Dates to Know

Monday, May 2 - Thursday, May 5: BOGO Book Fair

Tuesday, May 3 - Upper Elementary to Lunch & National Historic Site

Thursday, May 5: Lower Elementary to Academy of the Arts production

Friday, May 6: No School|Professional Development Day for Staff

Wednesday, May 11: An Evening with Sister Kevin

Thursday, May 12: Annual Art & Music Symposium 6:00p

Wednesday, May 18: Lower Elementary to Naturals game

Friday, May 20: Last Day of School | Bridge Ceremony & Talent Show

An Evening with Sister Kevin - Wednesday, May 11

Join us on Wednesday, May 11 as we welcome Sister Kevin Bopp, the founder of our school, to Fort Smith. There is no cost to attend the event, though it is a fundraiser for our new campus. You should receive an invitation in the mail. Please let us know if you do not. Feel free to invite others to join us.

Details: Blue Lion at UAFS Downtown (101 N. 2nd Street)

5:30p - 7:30p

Please note that this is an adult only event.