Week in Review – Musical Performances

TNSM music instructor Andrea Rosenthal Warnken teaches elementary students concepts involved in creating music and in appreciating music from many cultures and times.     TNSM strings instructor Melissa Robinson has led our elementary strings program for 2 years. We have a first-year program for beginning strings and an orchestra for second-level strings. Melissa  was formerly the Director of the Strings Division at Northern Kentucky University.     Parents, grandparents, staff and students enjoyed the hour’s musical showcase.  

Week 28 – A Look Ahead

IMPORTANT INFO: Check out the “After-Auction Sales” folder in dropbox to see: unsold items you’d like to buy community parties you’d like to sign up for portraits and quilt squares to purchase Did you know? 7 of 50 inductees into the Walnut Hills Cum Laude Society last week were 2007 TNSM alumni. THIS WEEK: Tues, Mar 19  Board Meeting 6:30PM Growing Room   Wed, Mar 20   (9-12) Music and Strings Showcase 2-3PM in the Growing Room   Thurs, Mar 21 Spring Break Care Forms are due   Fri, Mar 22   Spirit wear order forms due  NO SCHOOL – Parent Conferences   Sat, …

Week 27 – A Look Ahead

FORMS AND DUE DATES: Final opportunity to order a yearbook and to create appreciation ads in the back of the yearbook. Last day March 25. Spring Break Care Forms due Mar 21. Our website has a new look and now our spirit wear does too. Check Friday folders or see the attachment to fill out a form. Spirit wear forms are due Mar 22. NEXT WEEK: Wed, Mar 13   (6-9) and (9-12) Dance Showcase 2-3PM in the Growing Room   Fri, Mar 15   Kindergarten Play and Art Show 9AM COMING SOON: Tues, Mar 19  Board Meeting 6:30PM Growing Room   Wed, Mar 20   …

Week 25 – A Look Ahead

IMPORTANT INFO: Auction tickets are still available. Order yours online today. Volunteering at the auction is a great way to meet people. Click here to see where we need help. EMAIL THE ATTACHED AUCTION CATALOG TO FRIENDS YOU’RE BRINGING WITH YOU TO THE AUCTION.  TICKETS FOR FRIENDS ARE $50. Forms and Due Dates: Contracts for next school year are due. Check Friday folders (and the attachment in this email) for an opportunity to create appreciation ads in the back of the yearbook. Spring Break Care Forms due Mar 21 NEXT WEEK: Mon, Feb 25 – Mar 1   Terra Nova Testing Please …

Week 24 – A Look Ahead

IMPORTANT INFO: Send in your auction RSVP card, or order your tickets online. Forms in Dropbox  Yearbook Orders due Feb 22 Spring Break Care due Mar 21 Revised directory Spring Club Forms due Fri, Feb 22 Summer Program Contract due May 17 Click this link to volunteer for the auction using SignUp Genius. There are a lot of slots still open, and we need everyone’s help.  Click here to:  Sponsor a teacher to attend the auction Buy your tickets for the auction NOW: Turn in your auction RSVP card and check or order tickets online NEXT WEEK: Tues, Feb 19 …

Week 23 – A Look Ahead

IMPORTANT INFO: Be sure to send in your auction RSVP card by Feb 11, or order your tickets online.  The Auction is March 2 from 6-10PM at Longworth Hall Forms in Dropbox (also attached) Yearbook Order Forms Due Feb 22 – $30 hardcover only. We have less flexibility with this company for late orders, so submit yours today Spring Break Care Forms Due Mar 21   Did you know?  We welcomed 2 new families to pre-primary this week. Please introduce yourselves to: Nicola Lionetii / Monia Palese and their 4-year-old daughter. Mounir Fertikh / Nassima Baba-ahmed and their 3-year-old daughter. $1,200 was raised by …

Week 22 – A Look Ahead

IMPORTANT INFO: There is still time to donate to the auction, but please hurry. Click this link to volunteer for the auction using SignUp Genius. www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090E4CA9AF2FAB9-auction Click here to:  Sponsor a teacher to attend the auction Buy your tickets for the auction Donate an item or service to the auction Did you know?  We have 29 different nationalities represented within our current school population. NOW: Donate to the auction Send in your RSVP for the auction or purchase your tickets online.   NEXT WEEK: Thurs, Feb 7  Auction Committee – 8:10AM Nap Room   COMING SOON: Yearbook Order Forms coming …

Week 21 – A Look Ahead

IMPORTANT INFO: We really need your donation ideas by Thursday to prepare the catalog. Forms in Dropbox (and attached) Spring Break Child Care – due March 21 Summer Program – due May 17 Did you know?  Most people find out about our school through New School families sharing their experiences? Please invite someone you know to this Sunday’s Open House from 2-4PM. Watch your email for a message from Sign-up Genius with opportunities to volunteer for the auction or click here for the link www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090E4CA9AF2FAB9-auction Click here to:  Sponsor a teacher to attend the auction Buy your tickets for the auction Donate …

In the Environment

Observing a classroom environment at TNSM, specifically a 3-6 environment, can be very enlightening.  When people come and observe in the classroom, one of the first things they notice is the way teachers and children interact with each other.  Teachers keep themselves low to the ground, they get down to talk to children and they maintain and respect the same groundrules that they expect the children to follow, including keeping their voices low and talking softly. These routine teacher practices enable children to keep their attention on the work on the shelves instead of on the adults, minimizes a hierarchical structure …

Do I have a bidder?

On Saturday, March 2, 2013, The New School Montessori community will join together to celebrate the opportunities that TNSM presents to every child and family.  While not limited to only members of the TNSM community however, “The Journey Begins Here” Auction is open to anyone and will surely excite and enthuse.  Held at Longworth Hall this year, the Auction has been coordinated by countless staff and volunteers and will provide everyone with an opportunity to participate and make a difference.   While certainly cliche, The Journey Begins Here is about fundraising and FUNraising.  Sure, it’s an important event where small …