News from Our School

Friday, December 4, 2015

Fundraising Orders

Thank you for your patience on this! We have been in constant communication with the fundraising company and apparently, the warehouse is where the problem lies. Ours is not the only school affected by this. This morning we were told that orders will be here next week. We are clarifying what "next week" means. As soon as we find out what to expect, we will let you know.

Registration - 2016/17

As a reminder, priority registration for current families ends Friday, January 15, 2016. If you turn in your 2016-17 contract by Friday, December 18, you will be entered in a drawing for $200 off next year's tuition.

Financial Aid

FAST is now live on our website for your financial aid applications. Please keep in mind that the amount available for awards next year is dependent upon the amount in our scholarship fund. We still have about $3,500 to raise to finish the challenge grant we received from the Windgate Foundation. There will be two opportunities in the spring to add to the "pot," and of course, we welcome donations to it any time of the year.

Teacher Holiday Fund

It is a long standing tradition of the Montessori School for families to contribute to the Teacher Holiday Fund in lieu of buying individual gifts for teachers. If you would like to make a donation (tax-deductible) to the fund, please mark your check "Teacher Holiday Fund" and send to the school by Wednesday, December 16.

Pajama Day/Pajama Party - December 18

Friday, December 18 is our annual Pajama Day! Children are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas to school (keep in mind it may be cold that day!).

Parents and grandparents are invited to join us at 1:00 for a "Pajama Party." We will have cocoa (or coffee) and cookies made by Upper Elementary. Please let the office know if you will be able to join us so we have plenty of refreshments.

Upcoming Dates - December and January

Please make sure your calendar is marked for these upcoming dates. You an always find them on the school calendar: www.

Tuesday, December 8 - Upper Elementary to Little Rock

Friday, December 11 - Upper Elementary to Walton Arts Center

Wednesday, December 16 - Spelling Bee (Upper Elementary)

Wednesday, December 16 - Upper Elementary "out to lunch"

Friday, December 18 - Pajama Day

Friday, December 18 @ 1:00p - Pajama Party

Thursday, January 7 - Parent Enrichment Evening

Topic: the connection between Montessori and brain research & the re-establishment of MPATT (Montessori Parents and Teachers Together)

Wednesday, January 13 @ noon- Board of Directors meeting

Friday, January 15 - Priority enrollment for current families ends

Monday, January 18 - Open Enrollment begins

Monday, January 18 - No School

Sunday, January 24 @ 2:00p - Open House for general public