November 17, 2017
The third element of this ritual has to do with a different kind of feeding - that of feeding the spirit of fellow friends, faculty, and family. In two circles, we offer a blessing that is sung to each new face on our journey together around the flagpole. It is done with dignity and thoughtfulness by most. Listen to the heartfelt meaning of this ritual by one of our graduates as she looks forward to participating Tuesday, 21 at 10:00 AM.
We welcome and encourage you as one of our community members to join us. You will quickly understand the simple "take a step to the right" and the hand movements associated with the words. I guarantee that you will feel the essence of this blessing as you witness the beauty of the faces before you.
**Additional parking for the communal meals on Tuesday can be found in the field across from Camp Lou Ann Dr.
Don't forget to bring your donations of food, toiletries and pennies to school by Tuesday, Nov. 21. Items most needed by the Soup Kitchen include pasta, pasta sauce, rice, dried beans, canned vegetables and fruit, peanut butter and individually-wrapped snacks. Clean Start's needs include toiletries, detergent, bleach, and adult-sized socks. Pennies for People will help needy families during the holidays. We will collect "blessings" from all classrooms at our Thanksgiving gathering at the flagpole at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Thank you for your generosity!
Community Service Coordinator
Dates to Remember
November 21- MSA Spirit Wear orders due
November 21- Primary Communal Meal
November 21- Thanksgiving Blessing
November 22-24- Thanksgiving Break ALL programs are closed
December 8 and 9- Middle School Babysitting Fundraiser
December 15- Early Dismissal at 10 AM
January 3- ALL students return from Winter Break
Students in Upper Elementary work on their Podcast for science class.
A Lower Elementary student plays tennis in PE.
Some of our high schoolers during Orchestra class.
Nurse Merriman's Notes
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 December 15th 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!!!