News from Our School

Friday, October 9, 2015

School Pictures - Wednesday, October 14

Next Wednesday, October 14, Robert Poole Photography will be on campus for 2015 school pictures. If your child is absent, retakes will be on Wednesday, October 21.

No School - Friday, October 16

Remember, there is no school next Friday, October 16. It is a professional development day for school staff.

Box Tops

Box Tops are an easy way for the school to receive additional funds. If you already clip them, thank you! If not, we hope you will start. The school receives at least ten cents per Box Top and that adds up fast! Our last check was over $300.

Please turn in any Box Tops you are currently collecting by Wednesday, October 14 and we will send them in by the November deadline.

Parent Enrichment Evenings

Please make plans to attend our upcoming Parent Enrichment Evenings on October 20 (Primary) and October 27 (Elementary). Each will focus on the progression of math through the Montessori curriculum. Attendees will receive lessons on the materials and have an opportunity to give it a try! If you have friends interested in learning more about our school, feel free to invite them to join us.

Pizza and an activity will be provided for students enrolled in our school.

Exciting School News! - A Note from Jessica

We are having a wonderful school year! The staff and I are thankful for your support of and confidence in the school. That confidence is evident in the school's enrollment. Between last school year and this, enrollment increased by 16%. We are on track to experience even more growth next year. As a result, it's quite possible that the only spaces available to new families for the 2016-17 school year will be for 3 and 4-year olds. As people call the school inquiring about tours, we encourage them to tour now and not delay.

The addition of the middle school in fall 2017 means this trend will continue well into the future. Our building was not designed to be a Montessori school and while it has served us well, there are many things it lacks. We have been at capacity for the last few years, even when we had a smaller school population.

I've spent the last few months researching our options, meeting with a variety of community entities, and working with the Board of Directors to determine the best route forward. After many conversations and discussions, the Board has decided to make an offer, likely this week, on 13 to 15 acres at Chaffee Crossing. Once the offer is made and accepted, we will hold two parent meetings. These meetings will provide families the opportunity to learn more about plans for fundraising, buildings, the campus; ask questions; and learn how to get involved.

This is a very exciting time for our school. It will take a lot of help and support, not only from those involved in our school, but also from the community at large.

Please feel free to call or email me with questions. Once the specific details are in place, there will be much more information available. In the meantime, you can mark your calendars for these dates: Thursday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, November 3 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).

Date Correction - Veteran's Day Parade (November 14)

Please note that the Veteran's Day Parade at Chaffee Crossing is Saturday, November 14 not November 7. We are still in need of volunteers to help build our float. Please contact Ms. Clamser if you can assist or even better, take the lead! Families had a wonderful time last year and we look forward to participating again.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, October 14 - School Pictures

Friday, October 16 - No School

Tuesday, October 20 - Parent Enrichment Evening (Primary)

Tuesday, October 27 - Parent Enrichment Evening (Elementary)

Thursday, October 29 - Parent meeting about new campus

Tuesday, November 3 - Parent meeting about new campus

Friday, November 13 - School Dismisses at 11:30 a.m. (No After School)

Friday, November 13 - Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, November 14 - Veteran's Day Parade

Friday, November 20 - Fall Family Feast