The Trillium

HTM News and Events | January 2017

A Note from our Head of School

Dear HTM Family,


Happy New Year! I hope each of you had some wonderful time with your children and enjoyed a restful break.


I'm always happy to welcome our students back to school, but this time was especially exciting for me as it would be the first opportunity for most of them to experience their brand new classrooms! As you know, we are MOVED IN to our new campus and are enjoying our new space enormously.


It's still overwhelming to walk through those doors each day and take it all in. So many of you have shared my dream to build this school and have supported and encouraged me each step of the way. I could never express to you the gratitude I have for your support and help, and I'm so glad we all get to enjoy our beautiful new campus from now on.


I hope to see many of you at our Open House events later this month, where you can see how your children are adjusting to their new environment. Your child's teachers will send home more information soon. Remember to check the Calendar and Events section of each newsletter for updates on all upcoming events at the school.


Again, thank you for your flexibility as well as your general enthusiasm despite the changes. We look forward to a wonderful spring semester in our new home!


With love,

Kate

Furnishing the Multi-Purpose Room

As you can see when you tour the new campus, each classroom and common area were intentionally designed with great care for our students, staff, and community. Throughout the process, we focused on outfitting daily-use areas and purposely delayed making non-essential purchases.


Now that we're getting settled, we need to purchase tables and folding chairs for our Multi Purpose Room. We'd love for you to help us search for a great buy. In keeping with the Montessori philosophy of reusing and recycling, we'd prefer to find some gently used furniture rather than purchasing new items. However, we want to make sure all the tables and chairs are clean, in good condition, and uniform (same color, model, etc).


Please keep us in mind if you hear of any businesses, churches, hotels, restaurants or other groups who may be interested in selling gently used folding chairs and long tables similar to the ones in our previous space. If you have any leads to send our way, please email us.

Snow Procedures

In the event that we experience snow or ice in the Nashville area, we may need to close school or announce a delay in opening. Since our teaches and families drive from all over the Nashville area, we carefully consider each individual weather event and make all decisions based on the safety of our staff and families.


If it is obvious that roads will be hazardous and unsafe to drive, we'll make the cancellation announcement the night before school. However, sometimes we cannot clearly determine the necessity of a closure until the morning of school. We always try to make the call as early as possible and will definitely announce a closure by 7:00am at the latest.


Cancellation and delay announcements will be posted on Channel 2 and Channel 5 as well as on the HTM Facebook page. Additionally, Kate will send an email to all HTM families to confirm. As always, we encourage our families to use your best judgment and always err on the side of caution if you're concerned about the roads in your area.

Reminder - Send Cold Weather Gear

Baby, it's cold outside - and we love to play in all kinds of weather! Since we spend a lot of time out in nature's classroom, even in the winter months, please make sure you send your child to school in seasonally appropriate clothing and with a hat, scarf, gloves or mittens, and a warm winter jacket or coat. We recommend you keep several of each of these at home so you can send a substitute when something needs laundering or in case your child loses an item. Your child will need cold weather gear every day in order to enjoy outside time.

Calendar and Events

JANUARY

1/16 - MLK Holiday; School Closed

1/20 - World Day hosted by Lower Elementary

1/24-1/26 - Open House; individual classroom schedules TBA

1/28 - Teacher Seminar: Multisensory Structured Language Education - for more information, click here


FEBRUARY

2/17 - Teacher In-Service Day: No School

2/25 - Spring Adult Event: Mardi Gras Party - Details TBA


MARCH

3/20-3/24 Spring Break: School Closed


APRIL

4/14 - Good Friday: School Closed


MAY

5/5 - Spring Celebration, Day 1: Grandparents and Special Friends' Day / Spring Musical Performance; Early Dismissal

5/6 - Spring Celebration, Day 2: Community-Wide Celebration / School Blessing, Games, Live Music, Food Trucks, and More

5/29 - Memorial Day: School Closed

5/31 - Last Day of School: Early Dismissal, School Picnic after Dismissal

About Us

Founded in 2009, Holy Trinity Montessori currently serves children ages 18 months through 6th grade with a unique and personal Montessori educational experience with a Christian perspective. Everything we do is influenced by our three key values: Peace, Knowledge, and Faith.


In January 2017 we opened our beautiful new campus, located in the serene hills of Nashville, Tennessee near the Natchez Trace.