The New School Montessori Calendar

Aug
9
Thu
Staff Reports
Aug 9 all-day

Staff begin to prepare materials and spaces for the beginning of school.

Aug
12
Sun
TNSM Parent Education – Positive Discipline @ The New School Montessori
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

New School Montessori parents are invited to attend a 2-hour presentation about positive discipline for children.

  • The event will be held in the Growing Room. Childcare for TNSM-aged children will be provided.
  • RSVP to Jeff Groh by July 27.

On Sunday, Aug 12th TNSM will be bringing in a talented presenter for our New School parents to hear about a new program we are implementing at TNSM. “Positive Discipline in the Montessori Classroom”.

Positive Discipline is based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikus, both contemporaries of Maria Montessori, and is designed to teach adults how to create an environment where young people learn to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities. Based on the best selling Positive Discipline books by Dr. Jane Nelsen, it teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults.

All teaching staff will be participating in two full-day workshops on Aug. 13th and 14th. Parents are invited (and strongly encouraged) to attend the Parent Education night on Aug. 12th in the Growing Room from 6:00 to 8:00. We will provide childcare.

Not only will this workshop be a wonderful introduction to how TNSM approaches positive culture building within the classroom, but it will help build a bridge between home and school concerning conflict resolution techniques that many parents will find helpful.

Aug
13
Mon
Full Staff Meeting and Professional Development Day
Aug 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Aug
14
Tue
Full Staff Meeting and Professional Development Day
Aug 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Aug
19
Sun
New Family Welcome @ TNSM Growing Room
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Families new to TNSM are invited to meet with director Jeff Groh and the TNSM board members and their families for a get-together of lunch-by-the-bite.

Aug
20
Mon
New to TNSM – Preprimary Orientation
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For preprimary students who have not attended TNSM before, we are offering 2 days of orientation for them to grow more familiar with the routines and rhythms of their new Montessori classrooms. Students are required to attend both days. Following their orientation, their next day of school is Wednesday, August 22 when school begins.

On Monday, August 20 parents are to stay for an orientation in the Growing Room at 9 a.m.

Aug
21
Tue
Elementary Student Orientation
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This for a special orientation day for elementary-age students new to TNSM and for those entering 1st and 4th grade. The orientation begins promptly at 10AM and ends at 2PM. This is for students only. Lunch will be provided.

 

New to TNSM – Preprimary Orientation
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

For preprimary students who have not attended TNSM before, we are offering 2 days of orientation for them to grow more familiar with the routines and rhythms of their new Montessori classrooms. Students are required to attend both days. Following their orientation, their next day of school is Wednesday, August 22 when school begins.

 

Aug
22
Wed
First Day of School @ TNSM
Aug 22 all-day

All students begin their regular schedule today.

Aug
23
Thu
Parent Night (6-9) – Parent Participation @ Growing Room
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Teachers will make a brief presentation to all of the (6-9) parents, letting you know about procedures in the classroom, ways to contact them, and their educational plans for the year. There will also be time for questions and answers. Childcare is provided for children of New School age.