The New School Montessori Calendar

Oct
16
Mon
6th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.
Oct 16 – Oct 20 all-day

Our 6th graders have the opportunity to explore Washington D.C., its monuments and other important museums and sights as they travel by plane and public transportation with teachers and chaperones. Students try new foods, learn to budget their meal allowance and enjoy the thrill of our nation’s capital.

Oct
23
Mon
No School – Staff Development
Oct 23 all-day
Oct
26
Thu
Picture Day Re-takes @ TNSM
Oct 26 all-day
Fall Evening Strings Concert @ TNSM Growing Room
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us in celebrating the music of TNSM’s orchestra. We are thrilled to have Melissa Robinson, former NKU director of strings and TNSM parent, leading our orchestra program as she challenges and engages the children in their music.

Oct
27
Fri
Fall Daytime Strings Concert @ TNSM Growing Room
Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Please join us in celebrating the music of TNSM’s orchestra. We are thrilled to have Melissa Robinson, former NKU director of strings and TNSM parent, leading our orchestra program as she challenges and engages the children in their music.

Elementary Halloween Party – Who Am I? @ TNSM Growing Room
Oct 27 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Each year at TNSM, elementary students celebrate Halloween in a special way. The photos below, show some of the famous characters we’ve identified from previous years through their clever costumes and spoken clues about their lives. The 6th graders share their love of anatomy in a “D’em Bones” song that lists bones from (head) parietal bone… to (toe) the distal phalange.

We are looking forward to this year’s celebration. Our typical schedule is listed below:
  • At 12:15 the elementary children celebrate Halloween by having a party outdoors at recess. Parents sign up to bring healthy snacks and to help with crafts and games.
  • At 1:30 the 6th graders sing their rendition of “D’em Bones” on the porch steps, covering many of the 206 bones in the human body in song. Parents are invited to attend.
  • At 1:45 the elementary students dress up as famous historical or literary characters and parents and students guess who they might be from clues the child discloses.  Parents are also invited to attend the “Who Am I?” portion of the festivities too.
Nov
2
Thu
(P4/K/3rd) Next Step Meeting for parents of current 4-year-olds, kindergartners and 3rd graders
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Parents of 4-year-olds, kindergartners and 3rd graders are to arrive at 6:00 p.m. for their meeting at TNSM.

Each year, parents of 4-year-olds, (next year’s kindergartners), kindergartners (next year’s 1st graders) and parents of 3rd graders (next year’s 4th graders) learn about what comes next in their children’s education as they continue on in their journey through the 9-year cycle here at TNSM. Valuable information about curriculum and what is expected of students at this next level will be shared, as well as seeing how parents’ involvement matters.

  • Parents of 4-year-olds will meet in the first floor (3-6) space.
  • Parents of kindergartners will meet in the (6-9) space.
  • Parents of 3rd graders will meet in the Annex
Nov
7
Tue
NO SCHOOL – Parent/Teacher Conferences
Nov 7 all-day

Sign-up sheets for conference times will be available prior to conference day. Watch our weekly newsletter for notification of sign-up sheets being posted or sent through SignUpGenius.  Childcare is provided on an as-needed basis for children of New School age.

Nov
15
Wed
Fun with Drums: An after-school club performance @ The New School Montessori
Nov 15 @ 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

After-school club leader and TNSM parent, Ian Smith, has been leading a Skool Aid drum club for a number of our students. They have planned a performance in the Growing Room that is open to all to attend.

Nov
21
Tue
Elementary Thanksgiving Celebration @ Growing Room
Nov 21 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Elementary students perform a Thanksgiving play, a brief skit or a poetry reading as a way of sharing what they’re thankful for. There are also opportunities to give thanks with our annual community participation with Cincinnati’s Freestore Foodbank. You may deliver clothes or canned goods to the Mansion Lobby on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

Preprimary and elementary parents and families are invited to attend and are welcome to join us after the students’ presentations for a small piece of pumpkin pie.