Montrose Messenger

Week of November 9, 2020

Kindness Matters

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Greetings Montrose Families,

This week's newsletter is dedicated to Kindness.

Special thanks to Mrs. Pasko, who learned about World Kindness Day and wanted our little corner of the Universe to celebrate!

Literacy. Math. Play. They’re the keys to the success of our children, right? But what about the skills that will help when things get tough?

What about the ability to communicate feelings and needs? To really listen to others? To self regulate and understand other points of view? To empathize with people who are different?

We believe these skills—all linked to kindness—are just as important as academic skills.

On Monday, Montrose will begin to celebrate a Week of Kindness. Read on to find out more.

In Partnership,

Mrs. Samuels

World Kindness Day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. This day, celebrated on November 13 of each year, has the purpose to help everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together. This understanding has the power to bridge immeasurable gaps.

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The Kindness Book | Read Aloud by 5 year old | Kindergarten Stories
We will kick off with World Kindness Day this Friday (tomorrow), November 13. Please have your child draw a picture of someone smiling. They can add as many details as they want in order to tell a story. If you are able, please email a photo of your child's drawing to their teacher by the end of the day.

Celebrate: Montrose Week of Kindness

Monday: Read to a neighbor, buddy, or family member OR help with a chore

Tuesday: Make a card for someone you love OR clean up after playing with something

Wednesday: Give someone a compliment OR call a family member to say hello

Thursday: Make a sign/picture for someone outside of your home to say, "Thank you!" (mail carrier, trash collector, delivery person, classroom staff, etc.)

Friday: Wear orange - the color of kindness AND choose a food or clothing item to donate to someone in need

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The Montrose PTA encourages everyone to become part of its membership.

Joining is easy and you are not obligated to volunteer. Join us through this link:

Kind regards,

Montrose PTA

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Principal's Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 7-7:45pm

This is an online event.

Topic: Promoting Preschoolers' Independence During Remote Learning

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