News From Our School

Monday, January 4, 2016

Registration for 2016-17

Don't forget that priority registration for the 2016-17 school year ends Friday, January 15. After that date, spaces will no longer be held for current families without a contract. All open spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please remember that we do have a limit to the number of students in each age group, so once spaces fill, we move to a waiting list.


In order to apply for financial aid for the 16-17 school year, your contract must be turned in by Friday, January 15. Financial aid applications are due Saturday, February 27. The system will be shut off at 5:00p and inaccessible from that point forward, so please make sure your application is complete.


To access the FAST application system, simply go to the school's homepage: www.fsmontessori.com.


As always, if you have any questions, feel free to call or come by the school office.

Parent Enrichment Evening -Thursday, January 7 (5:30p - 6:30p)

Thursday evening's Parent Enrichment Evening is being modified slightly. We are going to postpone the topic of "Brain Research and Montessori Connections" and instead focus on MPATT (Montessori Parents and Teachers Together) and answering registration/financial aid/new campus questions.


Years ago, the school had a parent/teacher organization called MPATT. For whatever reason, it was not successful and went by the wayside. There is a real interest among staff and parents to reinvigorate this organization. To be successful, though, this organization cannot be driven by the school office, but needs parent input and involvement. Please join us and give input, ideas, suggestions. We will be looking for people to take on leadership roles. If this is something that interests you or you just want to learn more, please come!


We will also use the evening to answer any questions you might have about the registration process and applying for financial aid. In addition, while we don't have any specifics to share on the new campus at this time, feel free to come with your questions and we will be happy to answer them.


*Please note the time change*

Read-a-Thon

Our annual read-a-thon begins Friday, January 8 and lasts through Friday, February 12. More information be sent home in your child's Friday folder this week. This is always popular among the students who strive to read (or be read to) as many pages as possible. Each class will set a goal for the five week period. Classes that meet their goal will have a special treat to celebrate.

Dates to Remember

Remember, you can always check the school calendar: http://fsmontessori.com/calendar/.


Thursday, January 7: Read-a-thon Begins

Thursday, January 7: Parent Enrichment Evening (5:30p)

Wednesday, January 13: Board Meeting (Noon)

Friday, January 15: Last Day for Priority Enrollment

Monday, January 18: No School

Monday, January 18: Open Enrollment Begins

Sunday, January 24: Open House for Prospective Families (2:00p - 4:00p)

February 8 - 12: Book Fair

Wednesday, February 10: Grandparent's/Grandfriend's Day (9:30a - 11:00a)

Thursday, February 11: Valentine's Day parties (Time: TBA)

Friday, February 12: School dismisses at 11:30a

Friday, February 12: Conferences (12:00p - 6:00p)

Monday, February 15: No School

Saturday, February 27: Financial Aid applications due