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 …

Choosing a School #2

While at a conference recently, I had an opportunity to hear Dr. Yong Zhao for the third time.  From the University of Oregon, he is an internationally known scholar, author and speaker who has focused much of his work on the implications of globalization and technology in education.  Among his many books, he has written one called, “Catching Up or Leading the Way” where he focuses on the US’s insatiable desire to match China’s tests scores despite our collective and historic inability to do so- the US has always produced poor test takers.  Given such data, Yong Zhao suggests an …

Choosing a School

So many choices, which one is right for my child  . . . and me?  For many schools, re-enrollment season occurs yearlong but at this particular moment, budgets for the coming year have been set and words like retention, attrition and the to’s and from’s of relocation begin to make the “game” more interesting.  And this is just from a school’s perspective. To you, the parent, your perspective is even more important and probably the only thing that is worth being concerned about.  The question for many who are just beginning to navigate the landscape that is populated by many …

Week 20 – A Look Ahead

Planning Ahead for Summer Camp June 17 to July 26 (not July 4) Preprimary children receive enrichment activities on campus. Elementary children enjoy once-a-week field trips and swim club visits, outdoor fun, and enrichment. Hours 8:00AM – 5:30PM Registration forms out next week. Did you know?  We are offering a 3-day-a-week option for 3-year-olds to our 3-6 program beginning in the fall of 2013. Click here to:  Sponsor a teacher to attend the auction Buy your tickets for the auction Donate an item or service to the auction Visit the auction website to see a sneak preview of the kid’s …

Week 19 – A Look Ahead

We hope you’ll stop by the Gold Star Chili Cook-off between noon and 2:30 on Sunday 1/13 at Findlay Market to support TNSM’s chef Audrey Cobb as she enters her TNSM chili on behalf of the school. Yum! January Menu https://newschoolmontessori.com/lunch/ Two ways to make an auction donation: to donate online click here  or use the attached form and return it to the office. Drop off your auction donation in the morning car line on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  To be entered into one of our auction drawings… complete a donation form (or enter it online) by January 31. NEXT WEEK: …

Week in Review – Union Terminal Field Trip

The (6-9) students went to the Museum Center at Union Terminal with their teachers and chaperones. Some of their favorite things were playing a money game, walking through the steamboat and eating at the museum.