Montessori Matters

December 1, 2017

Gratitude

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break and had the opportunity to spend time with loved ones. We had the pleasure of celebrating our annual Thanksgiving Blessing prior to break and as always, it warmed our hearts with the gratitude and thoughtfulness that each student showed. It was truly humbling to watch the students from Toddler age through High School deliver the bounty of canned goods, toiletry items and pennies for people to our Blessing's Table. The amount of donations that covered the table was quite the sight to see. Everyone's donations will make a true difference in our community as we prepare for the holidays ahead. Our Middle School students will be delivering canned good items to the Soup Kitchen next week. The community is always thankful for what MSA offers during this time of year. Thank you for giving so graciously!

Dates to Remember

December 8 and 9- Middle School Babysitting Fundraiser

December 12, 6-8 PM- Festival of Lights

December 15- Early Dismissal at 10 AM

January 3- ALL students return from Winter Break

Physical Science Project

Dr. Mahajan's Physical Science class studied 'the Little Boy' for two weeks as an inquiry based activity that focused on understanding the nuclear chemical reactions. The class focused on answering two driving questions: How was the Little Boy different and How were the biological effects of the bomb experienced after the detonation?

The class then put up a presentation (gallery walk) of their research summaries where UEl through HS students had an opportunity to talk with the Physical science class. We also had teacher and parent participation.

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 have placed 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, 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!!!

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Spring Benefit- Save the Date

We hope you have your calendars marked for our annual Spring Benefit! Come out for a night of live and silent auctions and dance the night away to the music from the band Split Shot! An exclusive presale for Montessori families will start Monday! An email has been sent with more details! Please email jemery@msasc.org with questions.
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