News from Our School

Friday, January 8, 2016

Read-a-Thon

Read-a-Thon packets were sent home in Friday Folders today. Please take a few minutes to read through everything. Even if you did not choose to fundraise this year, the Read-a-Thon is fun for everyone. Students must turn in at least one reading log in order to participate in the class treat if their class reaches its goal.

2016-17 Re-Enrollment

Don't forget priority registration for current families ends next Friday, January 15. After that time, all spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


Applications for financial aid must be completed through the on-line FAST system by Saturday, February 27 at 5:00p. In order to apply for financial aid, please be sure to have your contract returned to the school by next Friday.


As always, please don't hesitate to contact the school office if you have questions or need help.

Upcoming Dates

Remember, you can always check the school calendar: http://fsmontessori.com/calendar/.


Wednesday, January 13: Board Meeting (Noon)

Friday, January 15: Last Day for Priority Enrollment

Monday, January 18: No School

Monday, January 18: Open Enrollment Begins

Sunday, January 24: Open House for Prospective Families (2:00p - 4:00p)

February 8 - 12: Book Fair

Wednesday, February 10: Grandparent's/Grandfriend's Day (9:30a - 11:00a)

Thursday, February 11: Valentine's Day parties (Time: TBA)

Friday, February 12: School dismisses at 11:30a

Friday, February 12: Conferences (12:00p - 6:00p)

Monday, February 15: No School

Saturday, February 27: Financial Aid applications due

MPATT

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for last night's discussion. Within the next few days, an email will be sent to all families summarizing the conversation and next steps in the MPATT process.


One topic of conversation was the implementation of a summer program this year. For the first time in several years, we will be offering summer care. In order to offer a high-quality experience, and while we get our feet wet, we will limit enrollment to 20 children per week. Enrollment forms will be sent home in mid-to-late February, with more information. Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. In the meantime, if you have questions, please let us know!


We'd love to hear from you, too, as to what you look for and need in a summer program. Please send thoughts and ideas to Jessica - jhayes@fsmontessori.com.

Volunteers Needed

As the book fair and Valentine's Day approaches, we need your help!


Valentine's Day (Thursday, February 11) is the party of the year and the children look forward to it. This year, classroom parties will be held from 9:30a - 11:00a (Primary) and 1:00p - 2:30p (Elementary). Parties are planned and implemented by parent volunteers with input from the classroom teachers. If you can help, please contact the school office or your child's teachers.


Book Fair (February 8-12) - The book fair is one of the most popular activities each year. 50% of the cost of each book sold comes back to the school for resource materials, reading materials, or other resources. Last year we sold more than $4,000 worth of books! Volunteers are needed to set-up/take down the fair and also to "sell" books. We are in need of someone to coordinate volunteers, too. Please contact the school office if you can help.