Leaving for Camp Ernst

The elementary students look forward each year to our overnight at Camp Ernst where they enjoy the challenges of mastering ropes courses, water slides, zip lines and more. Students feel the support of their friends, teachers and parent chaperones as they are encouraged along the way. There’s no better feeling than to ring that bell on the top of the climbing wall knowing you have the support of your community behind you and that you did it! [fbphotos id=461573333928543]

Week 38 – A Look Ahead

IMPORTANT INFO: Did you know? In the early days of TNSM, students and teachers camped and cooked outdoors for a whole week. Over $700 has been raised in Kroger Rewards in the past 6 months with 28 families signed up. Click here to sign up. Click below to see what’s been happening lately at TNSM. These posts are on our website under Staff Blogs/Week in Review Comedy Club performance Our orchestra played at College Hill dinner Please bring in your BOX TOPS for education and keep clipping them over the summer. NEXT SCHOOL WEEK: Mon, May 27 NO SCHOOL – …

Week 37 – A Look Ahead

IMPORTANT INFO: Yearbooks will be distributed to children in their classrooms on Friday. We ordered a few extras that will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis in the office for $30. Click below to see what’s been happening lately at TNSM. These posts are on our website under Staff Blogs/Week in Review Shakespeare Club’s performance of Romeo and Juliet Non-nappers exploring the wonders of spring with Hamilton County Parks visiting guide. Samples of work from Photography Club Summer Open House on June 9 Let friends & neighbors know about your family’s experiences w/TNSM and invite them to call for …

Comedy Club Performance – Hilarious!!!

As if Alice in Wonderland weren’t madcap enough, The New School Montessori’s after-school comedy club spiced it up with appearances from Harry Potter, Oprah Winfrey interviewing the crowd and full on British accents to boot. The audience had a capital time! [fbphotos id=458452240907319]

TNSM Orchestra enjoyed an evening at a College Hill Community Dinner

The New School Montessori Orchestra and Beginning Strings students shared the gift of music with homeless and disadvantaged members of the community at a dinner hosted by the Grace Episcopal Church in College Hill. The church regularly plans these gatherings for members of the community in need. TNSM students were excited for the opportunity to enjoy a meal with the College Hill community.  Visitors expressed their appreciation by dancing to some of the numbers and by thanking the children for spending an evening with them sharing music together. We are please to have Melissa Robinson leading our elementary orchestra and …

Educating the Whole Child

While many schools are looking to eliminate arts programs in order to better meet the pressures imposed by standardized tests and data driven assessment, we’re planning to continue doing the latter while also expanding our ability to serve the whole child, through an expansion of our facilities and the arts taught within them. More to my point, you can read what’s attached to better understand the value of art for the child and the adult.  I found what’s attached in the most recent edition of Bon Appetit Magazine which focuses its efforts on food, something which we at The New …

Photography Club Work on Display in the Growing Room

TNSM parent and photographer, Tracy Clancy, led our mustached photogs this year as they learned about composition, lighting and much more. I encourage you to walk through the Growing Room to see all of the great photos on display. [fbphotos id=455760031176540]  

Animal Visitors from Hamilton County Parks

What a beautiful day for Sunny Rhein and the Non-nappers to invite Julie Stubbs and her springtime friends from Hamilton County Parks to our school. Julie showed the children many different insects, nests, bird eggs, toads, frogs and more. The kids (and I) were pretty surprised when Julie held a male carpenter bee between her fingers. We were shocked to learn that the males don’t have stingers. We also marveled at the tiny bean-sized humming bird egg next to the cantaloupe-sized ostrich egg and enjoyed using our pretend binoculars to spot various hidden nests that Julie hid in the TNSM elementary …

Romeo and Juliet – TNSM student performance

Andrea Torrice and Charles Woodman prepared a 7-minute behind-the-scenes video of Romeo and Juliet with interviews and more.   To see the 30-minute performance of Romeo and Juliet, click below.

Week 36 – A Look Ahead

IMPORTANT INFO: Click to see important calendar dates for 2013-14.  A complete calendar will be mailed in your fall packet. Summer Open House on June 9 Let friends & neighbors know about your family’s experiences w/TNSM and invite them to call for a tour. We have a tuition incentive program for current parents who refer new students to TNSM. NOW: Thurs, May 9 Shakespeare Club’s Romeo & Juliet Performance 7PM in the Growing Room.   Sat, May 11 Art Show and Pancake Breakfast 8:30AM – 11:30AM $7/person or $25/family Invite friends & neighbors to visit TNSM. Extra spirit wear will …