January 11, 2019
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
- William Arthur Ward
Time is coming up shortly. Re-enrollment time, recruitment time, and hopefully, gratitude time. During the next four weeks, there will be opportunity to touch base with why you, as a family, are choosing a Montessori education for your child(ren). As you evaluate that decision each year, we are also asking you to be thinking who else in your neighborhood, your family, your book club, etc. just might be interested in at least exploring the idea of sending their child(ren) to a Montessori school. If not ours, one in their area of the country/world.
At our school, these four weeks are designed to facilitate that yearly exploration. One of our alumni families, whose two children graduated two and six years ago, reflects on their yearly decision process and why they feel gratitude and are passing that “present” on to young families:
“Looking back on why I chose to keep my girls in MSA until they completed High School, I have the fondest thoughts and know it was definitely the right choice for us. I think mostly it was the community, the arts and music programs (even though both girls ended up majoring in science and engineering) and for high school - the early access to dual enrollment. We also loved the teachers and the versatility for the students to follow a path of interest that came up in a class. Finally I think for me it is the fact that my girls came out of the whole process with a love of learning.“
So: “tag – you're it!” An Ambassador Family! Please consider bringing your friends to the Open House on Sunday, Jan. 27th from 1-4. And/or have them call us here to set up an appointment with our Admissions Director, Amber Lockhart (phone: 864-226-5344, email: firstname.lastname@example.org), for a tour. Lastly, there are different level Information Meetings on Tuesday, Jan. 29th set up for you and the community.
If indeed, you feel some degree of gratitude, wrap that present and give it to someone else. When that happens, it is a win-win-win. Your child wins (more wonderful children to share with in the classroom), your family wins (more opportunities available then for extra activities after school, etc.), and the school wins (more families to share and enjoy the journey with).
See you at Open House or at the Information Meetings.
WE ARE GRATEFUL for you.
Dates to Remember
January 21 - Martin Luther King Day - All Programs Closed, Extended Day Available
January 27 - Community Open House 1-4 PM
January 29 - Observation Day for parents
January 29 - Parent information meeting 5:30-6:30 PM
February 1 - Letters of Intent sent home
February 11-15 - Middle School Play Week
February 15 - Letters of Intent due
February 18 - Presidents Day - All Programs Closed, Extended Day Available
Battle of the Books
Middle School Lunch
Wrapping Up J-Term
Flex Time Stations
Spring Benefit Tickets on Sale
Anderson Pediatric Dentistry
We'd like to send a special thank you to one of our Spring Benefit sponsors, Anderson Pediatric Dentistry.