News from Our School

Friday, May 6, 2016

Events This Week!

Please pay close attention as we have several important things happening this week!

Wednesday, May 11: An Evening with Sister Kevin (Blue Lion Downtown 5:30p - 7:30p)

Join us to celebrate the founder of our school and in our first fundraiser for the new campus. Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. This is Sister Kevin's first visit to Arkansas in more than ten years. We hope you will join us in supporting Sister Kevin and our school.

Attire - business casual; adult-only event

Thursday, May 12: Annual Art & Music Symposium (Fort Smith Montessori 6:00p - 8:00p)

This annual event highlights the accomplishments of our students in music and art. Enjoy refreshments while you browse the art projects, bid on silent auction items, and watch their musical performance. Students should arrive no later than 6:15p as the program begins promptly at 6:30p. All students will participate in the musical performance and have a piece in the art show. Encourage your family and friends to join us!

Wednesday and Thursday

It is imperative that all students attend and arrive on time for school Wednesday and Thursday as these will be their final practices before the show Thursday night. Rehearsal will begin sharply at 8:00a on Thursday, so please make every effort to arrive on time.

Last Day of School - May 20

Please join us starting at 10:00 a.m. (Please note the time change.)

Bridge Ceremony -

A long-held Montessori tradition that we are excited to implement is the Bridge Ceremony. Current kindergarten and third-grade students will walk across a bridge symbolizing their transition into the next environment. They will be welcomed by the students from that class. It is a moving and exciting experience for the children and parents.

Talent Show -

Following the Bridge Ceremony, is our 2nd Annual Montessori School Talent Show! Students need to register with Ms. Hayes no later than Friday, May 13 if they wish to participate. Primary children may be in one performance (individual or group). Elementary children may be in one individual and one group performance, if they choose. Performances are limited to 3 minutes.

Lunch -

We will wrap up the fun and festivities with a school-wide lunch. Tickets are $5/person and are not included in lunch bunch. Tickets for children and adults must be purchased in advance. Order forms will go home on Monday, May 9.

If you can help plan the event or help the day of, please contact the school office.

Year-End Conferences - Monday, May 23

The final parent teacher student conferences for this school year will be held on Monday, May 23 from 8:00a - 4:00p. This is an opportunity to meet with your child's teacher to review the year. Conferences will only be held on this day as the staff has much to accomplish throughout the rest of that week.

Please email Ms. Clamser to schedule your appointment. The earlier you schedule, the more options you will have with regard to available times. Elementary students should attend the conference. Attendance for primary children is optional.

Help Needed: Tuesday, May 24 - Thursday, May 26

To begin preparing for the next school year, staff will spend several days cleaning the classrooms and moving furniture. If you are able and willing to assist, please call the school office. We will work from at least 8:00a to 3:30p each day.

Dates to Know

Wednesday, May 11: An Evening with Sister Kevin

Thursday, May 12: Annual Art & Music Symposium 6:00p

Friday, May 13: Upper Elementary to Walton Arts Center

Wednesday, May 18: Lower Elementary to Naturals game

Friday, May 20: Last Day of School | Bridge Ceremony & Talent Show