Montessori Matters

October 19, 2018

Happy Fall Break!

We hope you have had a nice, relaxing Fall Break and are ready to return well-rested and ready to learn! Please enjoy this brief issue of Montessori Matters filled with important reminders for upcoming events.

Dates to Remember

October 22 - Fall Fest food reservation form due

October 23 - PINK OUT for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 22-26 - Upper Elementary play week, see poster below for details

October 26 - Primary Book Character Day

October 27 - Fall Festival at Dbouk Farm

October 27 - National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, see note below

Oct. 29-Nov. 2 - Spirit Week

Oct. 29-Nov. 2 - Parent/teacher conferences

November 6 - Election Day, see note below about make-up day

PINK OUT for Breast Cancer Awareness October 23

October 23 is Community Service Day at MSA, and it has been designated as a PINK OUT for Breast Cancer Awareness. On this day, we encourage everyone from infant/toddler through high school students, parents, and teachers to wear pink to honor Breast Cancer Warriors!

Book Character Day October 26

On October 26, Primary students will participate in Book Character Day in which they will dress up as their favorite book character and parade throughout the school to show off their costumes. Stay tuned for more details to come from Primary teachers.

Spirit Week October 29-November 2

Upper Elementary through High School students will celebrate Spirit Week October 29-November 2 (Lower Elementary will join in the celebration that Monday and Friday). The dress schedule will be as follows:

Monday: Pajama Day (no slippers, still in dress code)

Tuesday: Sports Team/College Day

Wednesday: Costume Day (no masks, no weapons, nothing scary, still in dress code)

Thursday: Tacky/Mismatched Day

Friday: MSA School Spirit Day

November 6 Make-Up Day

We do need to make up the lost day due to Hurricane Michael, and November 6 was designated as a potential Make-Up Day prior to the school year. However, we will have Election Day polling on campus that day with voters coming and going throughout the day. We have decided to designate November 6 as an "At-Home School Day." All programs will be closed on campus, but Primary risers through High School students will be assigned work that Monday to complete on November 6 while they are at home. Teachers will provide more details about expectations closer to that date. For more information, please see the full notice from Dr. Hill in last week's issue of Montessori Matters.

Tennis Champions

Fall Break started off with yet another reason to celebrate for two of our Montessori student-athletes, Ethan MacMillan and Hallie Shuler, who won their divisions in a Junior SC Level 5 tournament Saturday, October 13. Hallie (12th grade) won Girls 18s and Ethan (4th grade) won Boys 10s. Congratulations to them both!

Parent Conferences

Parents, don't forget to sign up for parent conferences! These will be held October 29 through November 6. Please check with your teacher(s) regarding class-specific schedules.

Save the Dates!

We will be holding parent education sessions on December 4 and 6 at 5:30PM. Session topics/details will be announced in future Montessori Matters.

Elementary Students Enjoying Fall

Elementary extended day students enjoyed some exciting activities during their Fall Break on campus.

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