“Do not offer the child the content of the mind, but the order for that content” Dr. Maria Montessori
Ice Cream Social/Annual Meeting-Saturday, September 21, 3:00-4:30
Parent Education Night, October 10, 6:00-8:00 – Enrichment & Curriculum, Mandatory for all Families
Speech & Language Screenings – Friday October 11
Halloween Carnival-Saturday, October 26, 3:00-5:00
Ice Cream Social and Annual Meeting
On Saturday, September 21 from 3-4:30 we will be hosting our first family event of the school year, sponsored by the PTC. Our very own 4th and 5th level students serve the ice cream while families can socialize from 3-3:30 on the north playground. At 3:30-4:00 the Board of Directors and the Administration will present an annual update and new board members with be officially voted in. At the same time the children will be accompanied by CMS staff to see a magic show in the Lady Bug classroom. There will be an interactive activity immediately following under the direction of the PTC. When you arrive enter through the gate on the north playground. Please sign in and pick up your name tag at your designated classroom table which will have balloons and signs. We hope to see everyone there and a special thank you to our PTC for giving their time and dedication to this event as well as to our Owl students and teachers.
Parent Education Night
On October 10, from 6-8 CMS will host our second parent education night of the school year. It is a required event for all new families and everyone is encouraged to attend. You will be hearing not only from your classroom teachers on the Montessori curriculum and program, but from our Enrichment Instructors as well. An overview of the music, Spanish, PE, Computer and art programs will be presented. We hope to see everyone there and child care will be available.
Speech & Language Screenings
Therapies for Success will be offering Speech & Language screenings at CMS on Friday October 11th. If you would like to have your child’s speech and language skills assessed, please feel free to sign up for a screening.
These screenings are available for $50. A certified and licensed speech-language pathologist will assess your child using a standardized screening protocol. You will receive a brief summary of the results and suggested follow-up.
Please complete the Screening Authorization form (found in resource documents on RenWeb) if you would like your child screened. Completed forms can be returned to the office along with your check made payable to Jodie Schuller by Monday October 7th.
Annual Campus Maintenance
New sand and wood chips have been replenished on our playgrounds. All trees have been cleaned up and checked, as well as the gardens. All classroom water dispensers/filters have been changed and cleaned and regular Orkin site visits are ongoing. Our solar project on the elementary building is almost complete.
After School Classes
Below is a list of all our after school class offerings organized by day of the week.
Monday: Early Childhood – Art, Dance to Evolve (starts 9/23), K-5 – Lego Robotics
Tuesday: Early Childhood – Cooking, Elementary – Art, Endangered Rangers
Wednesday: Early Childhood/ Elementary – Baton
Thursday: Early Childhood – Ooey Gooey Science, Playball, Elem. – Playball
Friday: Early Childhood/ Elementary – Yoga
CMS Webstore Open!
We are pleased to announce that the CMS web-store is now open click here. The new CMS web store is open year round, so anytime you wish to purchase a CMS t-shirt, you may do so. Shirt sizes range from Toddler to Adults, so any family member can purchase a shirt.
We will pick up all orders once they are ready and have them available for you to pick up at CMS every 7-14 days (dependent on how many orders we have).
Other items such as CMS tote bags, and sweatshirts/hoodies will be available in the near future.
Montessori at Home for Early Childhood -Create an Ordered Environment
Having a place for everything, on a child-friendly scale, encourages both independence and self-discipline. Children know where to find what they need, and where to put it when they are done. An ordered environment also has fewer distractions, allowing children to focus on the task at hand.
To make things accessible to your young child:
Provide low shelves or drawers for clothing; lower the rod in the bedroom closet.
Keep a small step stool in the bathroom and kitchen so your child can reach the sink.
Arrange toys and games on low open shelves with a particular place for each. Sort smaller items into trays or baskets by category, such as puzzles, art supplies, and blocks.
Put healthy snacks and foods on a low pantry shelf so your child can help himself.
Pour drinks into small, manageable pitchers placed on a low refrigerator shelf. Keep cups within your child’s reach—along with a sponge to clean up spills.
The CMS Family