WMS Wednesday Update

September 14, 2016

Annual Auction - November 11, 2016

Planning is underway for our Annual Auction which will be at Downtown 301 on November 11, 2016. This is a fun adult evening with dinner, silent and audible auction, and great fellowship. We will celebrate our 40th Anniversary - so start shopping for that after-five outfit.


We will have a general auction meeting on Wednesday, September 21 at 8:30am in the Oak Room. Many hands make light work - we would love to have your help.

HEB Gift Cards

It is HEB Reward time. We would love for you to donate your reward dollars to the school.

Just ask the cashier for a gift card when you check out and then give to Linda in the front office.

Gift cards donated at this time will be used to help with Annual Auction expenses. Thank you!!!

PTO - Volunteers Needed

The Waco Montessori PTO is using SignUp.com (the leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our master volunteer list. Parents may use the link below to sign up for specific events.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/6faQqr
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Kimberly Hale at hale.kimberly81@gmail.com and she can sign you up manually.

Parent Observations September 26 - October 26

Each year we ask parents to observe their children for a scheduled 30-minute period between September 26 and October 26. Early Childhood through 6th Levels may observe through the window or in the classroom. Toddlers will observe through the window.

What to do...
1) After September 19, call or see Linda to schedule an observation time.
2) On the day of your scheduled observation, get a clip board and observation form from the basket on the display case in the foyer. The form will help guide your observation.
3) Focus on your child and answer the questions on the form.
4) Return the observation form to the office. The observation form will be reviewed by the head of School and a copy will be given to the teacher.
5) The teacher will be able to address any questions during your fall conference.

Most observations take place inside the classroom. Toddlers will be observed through the window. If your child would be distracted by your presence in the classroom, we ask that you observe through the window. Observations are scheduled in order to limit the number of people in the classroom or standing at the window. You may contact the front office starting Monday, September 19 to schedule your observation time. Observations are blocked for 30 minutes.

Picture Day is Coming!

We will take individual and class pictures this month.

Thursday, September 22 Toddler 1 & EC
Friday, September 23 Toddler 2 & Elementary
If your child does not attend on the day scheduled, you may bring them that day as long as you are able to stay with them until their class pictures are completed.

Please take a look at callieannphotography.com to see an example of the quality of photographs.

Loved Ones' Day - October 14

Loved Ones' Day is a wonderful morning when our Early Childhood and Elementary students share their school with grandparents and special friends.

A form requesting addresses will go home this Friday. An invitation will be sent to the addresses that are provided by September 23, 2016. You may access the form on our website by clicking here.

Early Childhood will have refreshments in the Art Room and each EC classroom will have a scheduled circle time to share songs they have learned.
Circle Times:
9:00am - 9:30am EC 1 Ms. Tita and EC 2 Ms. Julie
9:30am-10:00am EC 3 Ms. Margaret and EC 4 Ms. Cory
10:00am - 10:30am EC 5 Ms. Cara and Ms. Stacey

Elementary students may invite their Loved Ones to join them in their classroom after 9:30am. They will have refreshments in the classroom and may take a tour of the school. The Elementary students will have a program in the gym at 10:30am.

If Toddler Loved Ones' are visiting with older siblings, they may observe through the window and look forward to being with the Toddler once they move to the EC program.

We will dismiss school at 11:30am - so make plans for lunch and afternoon fun with your children and Loved Ones'.

Dismissal Pick-Up Reminders

It gets better everyday!! Be sure to tell nannies, sitters, grandparents and anyone else who picks up the kids.

Please use your right blinker.

Please keep your sign visible.

No cell phones.

Right turns only.

Hug the curb.

Please do not block.

Upcoming Events

September 16 8:30am Executive Committee in Oak Room

September 16 LE to Mayborn Science Theater in Killeen
September 20 6:00pm Board Meeting in Oak
September 22 Toddler 1 & Early Childhood School Pictures by Callie Carruth-Harper see her work at http://callieannephotography.com

September 22 3:30pm Staff Meeting in Oak
September 23 Toddler 2 & Elementary School Pictures by Callie Carruth-Harper
September 23 Kinders to Library
September 26 Parent Observations begin
September 28 11:45am School Life Meeting in Oak
September 30 LE to Dance Fest & Anniversary Park
September 30 EC 1 & EC 5 Kinders to Dance Fest
October 5 Health Screenings
October 7 Lunch Bunch
October 7 Out on a Limb/Dance Buds Social Dance Night at WMS click for more info
October 12 12:00pm PTO Meeting

October 14 Loved Ones' Day
October 14 11:30am Dismissal No After-School
October 14 Box Tops Due
October 14 PTO Poinsettia Sale begins
October 17 Montessori Math Night (Come and Go in gym)
October 18 6:00pm Board Meeting in Oak
October 20 8:45am 40th Anniversary Speaker Series - "Latest in Montessori Research" with Janet Bagby
October 20 3:30pm Staff Meeting
October 21 Kinders to World Hunger Farm

October 25 UE to Children's Symphony
October 25 Health Screenings
October 26 Parent Observations end
October 28 Fall Progress Reports
October 28 Kinders to Library
October 28 EC Fall Parties
November 4 No School - Fall Conference Day
November 11 Annual Auction