October 29, 2021
What an eventful week - Spirit Days and Fall Fling activities! You may have seen some previews from the week already, but there are plenty more photos below for you to enjoy. There was even a surprise “Primary Share Day” visitor!
Monday, Nov. 1 is our Parent-Teacher Conference Day. This is a student holiday for Infant/Toddler through Upper Elementary. (Extended Care is available only for I/T and PR.) It will be a remote learning day for Middle School and High School students. Be sure you’ve registered for your conference time slot!
Next week begins the kick-off to our November MSA Tigers and Gamecocks for People Bowl that will benefit AIM. Students of all ages have the opportunity to participate in this community collection. We will publish the “SCORE” over the next three weeks ($10 = 1 point). Show your support for your favorite team and stay tuned… the winner will be announced in the Nov. 19 Montessori Matters.
Thursday and Friday, next week, I will be attending the SCISA Fall Heads Conference in Orangeburg, SC. Ellen Weaver, CEO of Palmetto Promise Institute, will be providing an update on the School Choice Initiative that is gaining momentum in South Carolina. There is an effort to pass the Education Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) bill when the General Assembly reconvenes in January. Want to make your voice heard on school choice? You can find your lawmaker with this simple tool. Let’s do our part to make 2022 “The Year of School Choice” in South Carolina!
Have a frightfully fun and safe Halloween weekend!
Dr. Dana Hill
Dates to Remember
October 31 - Have a safe and happy Halloween!November 1 - Conferences - Student holiday for IT-UE, Extended Care Available for I/T-PR, virtual MS-HS
November 3 - Make-up photos, Infant/Toddler whole-class photos, sibling photos
November 7 - Daylight Savings ends - set clocks back an hour
November 23 - Thanksgiving Blessing
November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break - All Programs Closed
Playground clothing request: With cooler weather approaching, please be sure to send a protective jacket or sweater with your child for use during recess. Our South Carolina weather is sometimes unpredictable and we want the children to be able to participate in outdoor play and get exercise during these beautiful fall days.
Fall Safety Reminder: It's ALMOST Time to Change Your Clocks and Change Your Batteries on Nov. 7th
When it’s time to "fall back" and change the clocks on Sunday, November 7, make sure to check the batteries in all of your smoke alarms-- it could save your life.
Have a safe, healthy and spooktacular fall weekend,
Susanna Merriman, RN