The New School Montessori Calendar

Feb
4
Sat
Interviews for 3-year-olds (prospective parents)
Feb 4 all-day

Schedule is determined by Admissions Director
Our Admissions Director, Ceara Comstock prepares a schedule for 3-years old who’ve applied to the school to come on a Saturday morning for an interview with a preprimary teacher. If you’re interested in applying and having an interview for your 3-year old, call Ceara at 281-7999.

Feb
16
Thu
Grandparents/Special Friends Night – Parent Participation
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Grandparents/Special Friends Night - Parent Participation

Grandparent and Special Friends Day is a time when students of all ages enjoy sharing their school with relatives, neighbors and friends. It is not an event with a presentation or formal tours. Instead, it’s a time where the children can take relatives or family friends through a typical day, showing them some of their favorite works, where they eat lunch, the woods, etc. Classroom teachers are available to answer any questions that may arise.

Feb
20
Mon
No school – President’s Day
Feb 20 all-day
Feb
21
Tue
Board Meeting @ TNSM Growing Room
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

You are welcome to attend TNSM Board meetings usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. We have 10-12 parent board members each year who meet with administrative staff to help guide the business and mission of the school.

Mar
3
Fri
No School – Staff Development
Mar 3 all-day
Mar
7
Tue
Montessori in Motion @ TNSM Growing Room
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

You are welcome to attend our daytime or evening presentations of (6-9) dance, (9-12) dance and music  in our Growing Room. Students have been working hard and have much to share.

As a certified Dunham teacher, Jeanne Speier shares rich cultural and social dancing heritage from Haiti and Africa with New School students. 

We are grateful to have Jeanne Speier on our staff. She’s spent years studying dance in Bali and from Katherine Dunham herself. Katherine Dunham was a dancer, choreographer, anthropologist and humanitarian who developed a modern dance technique based on the primitive rhythms she experienced in Haiti and Africa. Dunham and her dance company performed in 52 different countries, in movies and on Broadway before settling in East St Louis where TNSM dance teacher Jeanne Speier studied with her.

In the video below, you will see students dancing with a blend of Dunham dance movements like Nagu and Haitian rocking horse.

In the video below, students are doing the African welcoming dance that moves into the Yonvalu which is a Haitian snake dance.

 

Mar
8
Wed
Montessori in Motion @ TNSM Growing Room
Mar 8 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

You are welcome to attend our daytime or evening presentations of (6-9) dance, (9-12) dance and music  in our Growing Room. Students have been working hard and have much to share.

As a certified Dunham teacher, Jeanne Speier shares rich cultural and social dancing heritage from Haiti and Africa with New School students. 

We are grateful to have Jeanne Speier on our staff. She’s spent years studying dance in Bali and from Katherine Dunham herself. Katherine Dunham was a dancer, choreographer, anthropologist and humanitarian who developed a modern dance technique based on the primitive rhythms she experienced in Haiti and Africa. Dunham and her dance company performed in 52 different countries, in movies and on Broadway before settling in East St Louis where TNSM dance teacher Jeanne Speier studied with her.

In the video below, you will see students dancing with a blend of Dunham dance movements like Nagu and Haitian rocking horse.

In the video below, students are doing the African welcoming dance that moves into the Yonvalu which is a Haitian snake dance.

 

Mar
13
Mon
TerraNova Test Grades 3rd-5th
Mar 13 – Mar 17 all-day

Children in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade spend a portion of each day this week taking a section of the TerraNova Test. This is the only standardized test given during the year.

Taking the TerraNova serves as a practical life tool but also identifies student performance toward mastery of specific content objectives. It’s important to note that children’s academic progress is based on a number of factors that include, but are not limited to, the TerraNova test alone.

Mar
16
Thu
(6-9) Musical – Evening Performance @ TNSM Growing Room
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

You are welcome to attend the (6-9) musical in our Growing Room from 7:00-7:30 PM. The students and their instructors have been very busy working on a wonderful show.

Mar
17
Fri
(6-9) Musical – Morning Performance @ TNSM Growing Room
Mar 17 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am

You are welcome to attend the (6-9) musical in our Growing Room from 8:30-9:00 a.m. The students and their instructors have been very busy working on a wonderful show.