Kingwood Montessori

January News 2016

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Happy New Year!

We hope that you all had a wonderful time with family and friends. Thank you for all of your help and support with the Winter Cultural Festival, everyone had a great time exploring the world.

Upcoming Events

January 15 - The 2nd Progress Reports sent home

January 18 - School Holiday

January 20 - Parent Forum – 8:30-9:30am, "The Montessori Language Curriculum"

February 1-29 - Reenrollment for 2016-2017 for current students only

February 12 - "Friendship Day"/Noon Dismissal/Extended Care until 4:00pm

February 15 - Student Holiday/Staff Development

March 7 – 11 - Stanford 10 Elementary Testing Week

IMPORTANT - New Gun Laws in Texas - January 1, 2016

Conceal Carry and Open Carry of Handguns is now permitted in Texas. Kingwood Montessori has decided for several reasons to not allow guns into the building. You will see signs posted on the front windows.

If you have questions about this law feel free to contact Emily Keown (Classes 206 & 208) or you read more here

There is a good chance you will see guns in this community find a way to talk with your children, and if you would like Emily to help you approach a business or church to talk about signage feel free to contact her.

In January or February, Emily would love to do a presentation for the campaign. The Be SMART campaign was created to bring together all responsible adults to reduce the number of unintentional shootings that occur when children get a hold of an unsecured firearm. If you are interested in listening to this presentation please let her know by email.

Annual Giving

Thank you to all of our families who have given so generously to our Annual Giving Campaign. We are one-quarter of the way to our goal. Please check out the Giving page of our website. Donations of any size are gratefully received and tax deductible.

Parent Forum - Montessori Language

Wednesday, Jan. 20th, 8:30-9:30am

2510 Mills Branch Drive

Houston, TX

Theme - "The Montessori Language Curriculum"

Led By Kate Broughton - KM Director

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Soccer Shots Today!

The Soccer Shots 10 week winter season at Kingwood Montessori starts today,

Tuesday, Jan 5th and will also be on Wednesday, Jan 6th. If you would like your child to participate in the program, please enroll him/her within next couple days, because there are limited spots for each school.

Here are the main emphasis:
Coaches: Hiring only the best coaches to work with children. Every coach is thoroughly trained and receives over 20 hours of on-field, classroom, and e-Learning training. Our training programs ensure that coaches are using developmentally appropriate methods and language. All coaches have their required background checks as well.
Curriculum: Our curriculum is aligned with the Texas Early Learning Guidelines and has been reviewed by Early Childhood professionals.
Communication: We handle the entire registration and communication process with parents. Each week, the parents receive a summary of what their child has learned in our program.

Stronger Youth. Beyond the Game.

Next Board Of Trustees Meeting

6:00-7:30 pm, Sunday, January 10, 2016

We are looking for new board members and advisors. If you believe that you have knowledge and talent to move our mission forward, please send an introductory letter to the Director, Kate Broughton. If you have any questions or recommendations for our board we would love to hear from you.

We are extremely grateful for the exceptional members of our Board of Trustees who give their time and wisdom free in order for us to follow our mission.

Trustees: Andrea Badot, Kate Broughton, Fonda Coleman, Keith Coleman, Nadeem Mazhar, Stewart Nelson, Fred Rosenberg, Jesse Sproles, Mark Broughton.

What is your Vision for Kingwood Montessori?

The Staff and Board of Trustees of Kingwood Montessori are currently working on the "Vision" for a new school building. If you have any ideas, hopes or dreams, or you would like to be part of a KM2 working group, please send us your thoughts.