August 30, 2019
Come Walk with Me
This is the image that is hard to get unless you walk the campus day to day. Starting at one end, you might visit the toddler classroom where delicious mac and cheese is being prepared by the chief toddler chef of the day. Then you pop in to the elementary level where snack is set up for two buddies. You catch them fixing bagels and cream cheese together while having a good chat over their morning’s work. And finally you arrive at the Middle School where the cooks are preparing a spaghetti lunch for the whole Upper School and faculty.
Now I ask you: where do you find that on one campus? And bigger question: so what? What difference does it make? Is it important to learn about hand washing before preparing a meal for yourself or others? Is is important to know how to measure just the right amount of an ingredient? Is it important to value preparing ANYTHING from start to finish, whole process (including washing the dishes afterward)? Is it important to create an esthetically pleasant meal environment including flowers on the table? Is it important to care about community and know how to contribute to the well being of others? Is it important to have lived this for some 15-18 years so that it is “part of your bones”?
What difference does it make? Come walk with me someday when you have time. I do this occasionally and am always reminded why we do what we do. I want you to see it too and be reminded why you spend the extra time and money to have your children in a whole Montessori program – start to finish. Come walk with me...
-- Karen Holt, founder
Dates to Remember
Happy Labor Day! Please remember that all programs are closed Monday, September 2 in celebration of the holiday.
September 2 - Labor Day Holiday, all programs closed
September 6 - Daddy-Daughter DanceSeptember 12 - Toddler One Covered Dish Dinner
September 19 - Toddler Two Covered Dish Dinner
September 26 - Toddler Three Covered Dish Dinner
October 8 - Family, Food, and Philosophy event
October 11 - Early dismissal for professional development, no extended care
October 14-18 - Fall Break, extended day available
Welcome to the 2019-20 school year, families! We are excited for the opportunities this new year brings to our students.
Thank you to our wonderful faculty and staff for a great start to the year! We hear and see the joy of MSA students of all ages as they explore the beautiful environment of their classrooms and broaden their horizons with new learning challenges designed just for them. This truly is a community of joyful scholars!
The board has spent the summer preparing for this school year with upgrades to the fire alarm and security system, upgrades to the IT infrastructure, implementing additional cost-saving measures and ongoing work of various committees to support the school. We are especially grateful to the marketing committee which has hosted and participated in multiple events to spread the word of the great education MSA has to offer. You are a vital part of making that known as well. Do you have a friend or neighbor whose children would benefit from the same wonderful experiences your children have at MSA? Please share with them and encourage them to come see for themselves what MSA has to offer!
Looking forward to connecting with returning as well as new families in the days to come!
MSA Board of Trustees Officers for 2019-20
Jennifer Cline – Chair
KD Mohsseni – Vice-Chair
David Rogers – Treasurer
Chris Simcoe – Secretary
Nurse's Notes - Safety Alert
MSA families and visitors, please share the following information with anyone who may be visiting or picking up your student on the MSA campus. We respectfully request that everyone follows the appropriate traffic flow and refrain from entering the exit at the center of campus. All traffic needs to enter the campus at the entrance closest to the MSA Administration Building. This has become a growing safety concern.
We appreciate your assistance with this matter.
With safest regards,
Susanna Merriman, RN