The New School Montessori Calendar

Aug
28
Tue
Parent Night (3-6) – Parent Participation @ Growing Room
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Event for parents of 3-to 6- year-olds to hear about the educational plans for their children. Childcare is provided for children of New School age.

Childcare is provided for children of New School age downstairs in Buckeye Room (across from the West Room). Please sign in and out.

Everyone should meet in the Growing Room for a brief introduction.  Families will then break out into sessions depending on what level your child is in (3’s, 4’s, or Kindergarten).  The orientation will include information on procedures, curriculum expectations, and social/emotional planes of development.
Aug
30
Thu
Parent Night (9-12) – Parent Participation
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Teachers will make a brief presentation to all of the (9-12) 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.

Sep
3
Mon
No School – Labor Day
Sep 3 all-day
Sep
5
Wed
Parent/Student Beginning Strings Orientation Sept 5, 2018 @ The New School Montessori
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meeting for prospective beginning strings students and parents will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5 in the Annex Music Room. Students in grades 2-6 are eligible.

Melissa Robinson, TNSM’s music teacher and orchestra leader will discuss the strings program and answer any questions the parents may have. Students may choose violin, viola, cello, or bass. We are thrilled to have Melissa Robinson, former NKU director of strings, leading our orchestra program.

A representative from the Baroque Violin Shop will be present to handle  instrument rental. Parents will have the opportunity to rent instrument and students will be able to take instrument home with them that evening. Students should attend the meeting with their parents so that they can be measured for the correctly-sized instrument.
Call or email Melissa Robinson if you have questions.
Sep
15
Sat
Fall Clean-up Day Is on Sept 15, 2018
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fall Clean-up Day Is on Sept 15, 2018

Interested TNSM friends, families and staff are invited to help with fall clean-up 8am until noon.

We will be spreading mulch in both the preprimary and elementary woods (50 yrds), cleaning out flowerbeds along the teachers’ parking lot and the Ginkgo House (E.C.).

Tools for parents to bring would be: rakes (leaf and garden) snow or grain shovels, pitch forks, tarps, wheel barrows or garden carts etc.

Bagels, fruit, coffee etc will be provided.

Alumni students and families: Contact the office at 513-281-7999 if you can help, so we’ll have enough snacks for everyone. (Current TNSM parents can sign up to attend via an email that was sent to them through SignUpGenius).

Sep
18
Tue
Board Meeting @ The New School Montessori
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Sep
25
Tue
Picture Day (3-6) students and their siblings
Sep 25 all-day

Helen Adams (an alumni parent and professional photographer) will be taking school photos for The New School Montessori again this year.

There is no fee involved if you do not wish to purchase any photos. Your child’s photo will be taken and included in the annual yearbook, but it’s up to you to decide what (if any) poses you’d like to buy.

Helen Adams’ Goal:

“Say goodbye to the awkward school portrait. My mission is to bring authenticity and fun to  school photography. I want to let kids be kids. Let them be sweet, funny or silly. Let them giggle and wiggle. These portraits won’t be stuffed in a drawer for the next 20 years. They will be displayed where they will bring a smile to the heart every time they are seen.”

Clothing should enhance the portrait and not distract from it. Try to avoid patterns, prints or stripes that are too bold. That being said, these portraits are meant to be fun so above all else, the clothing should be true to the subject’s personality and style.

 

 

Sep
26
Wed
Picture Day (1st-6th grade) students’ photos
Sep 26 all-day

Helen Adams (an alumni parent and professional photographer) will be taking school photos for The New School Montessori again this year.

There is no fee involved if you do not wish to purchase any photos. Your child’s photo will be taken and included in the annual yearbook, but it’s up to you to decide what (if any) poses you’d like to buy.

Helen Adams’ Goal:

“Say goodbye to the awkward school portrait. My mission is to bring authenticity and fun to  school photography. I want to let kids be kids. Let them be sweet, funny or silly. Let them giggle and wiggle. These portraits won’t be stuffed in a drawer for the next 20 years. They will be displayed where they will bring a smile to the heart every time they are seen.”

Clothing should enhance the portrait and not distract from it. Try to avoid patterns, prints or stripes that are too bold. That being said, these portraits are meant to be fun so above all else, the clothing should be true to the subject’s personality and style.

 

 

Sep
29
Sat
Harvest Moon Festival – Sept 29, 2018
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s time again for our annual Harvest Moon Festival where we come together to celebrate the TNSM community! Alumni families, current families, staff and friends gather with picnic blankets and potluck favorites from many traditions.

Please bring a favorite homemade dish or dessert to share. We provide plates, cups, silverware and water.  For your own comfort please bring a blanket or chairs for seating on the grass and drinks of your choosing.

There will be plenty of playground time for the kids. (A flashlight and sweater can be helpful as the evenings grow cooler and darker).

Please join us in celebrating the special community we are a part of.

Oct
3
Wed
Life After TNSM @ Growing Room at TNSM
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Every year TNSM offers an evening called, Life After The New School.  We invite school representatives from institutions where our 6th grade students often enroll.   All (9-12) families are invited to attend this informative evening.  We usually have representatives from 7 Hills, Cincinnati Country Day, Summit Country Day, The School for Creative and Performing Arts, Walnut Hills, Clark Montessori, and Gamble Montessori.

We also invite 7th graders to return to TNSM on that evening to answer 6th graders’ questions about their experiences at their schools.

We look forward to seeing you on Oct.3rd.  Please do not hesitate to reach out with any further questions.

Best,

Jeff Groh

Director