Tasting New Food at Jungle Jim’s

The elementary summer students visited Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield with $5 in their pockets to purchase whatever they wanted. It was great for the children to budget their money, make choices and pay for it themselves. When they unloaded their groceries back at school, they had a wonderful time sampling many foods from around the world. See what the kids had to say about their trip to Jungle Jim’s: There was a really funny “cereal band” on top of the seafood boat, and there were live lobsters and fish! ~ Niko Right when we walked in I thought, “This might …

What staff has been up to over the summer.

Administrative Team: Eric Dustman trekked across the United States with 6 children and Philip Theodosopolous in an RV. They had a great time showing the children the expansive midwest as they stopped here and there to see exciting sights along the way. Their last stop delivered the Theodosopolous family to their new home in San Francisco. Jeff Groh hiked part of the Appalachian Trail with his friend for a few days and vacationed with his wife and son for a relaxing week of naps, diaper changes and lovely hikes by the lake. Beth Barton vacationed at Niagara on the Lake in Ontario …

Parky’s Farm

2 eggs + 1 goat under a chair = GREAT FUN at Parky’s Farm   [fbphotos id=469272389825304]

Last Week – A Look Ahead

IMPORTANT INFO: TNSM students’ Rainbow Project glass creations will be exhibited at Brazee Street Studios June 14 and July 12 from 6-9PM. Works are for sale for $10. Click Staff Blogs/Week in Review to see some of the events that happened this week. What’s the buzz? Honeybees visit TNSM Some photos from Camp Ernst 3rd grade presentations and play photos Preprimary playing in puddles Fall Orientation Packets will be mailed out mid July. It would be GREAT if you could mail or drop your completed forms by the office before school starts. (Office re-opens on August 8). THIS WEEK: Fri, …

Just singing in the rain…

Turn the washing machine dial to HEAVY; the kids might come home a bit dirty today. Who can resist playing in puddles left by a spring shower?   [fbphotos id=464557530296790]  

What’s all the buzz? Honeybees visit TNSM.

Andrew Kartal is a longtime beekeeper and friend of The New School Montessori. He enjoys visiting us each year to share his love of bees (and honey) with the non-nappers. We always invite Andrew to join us for lunch, and he stays into the afternoon giving the children plenty of time to ask questions and see the bees up close. Even Yance, our facilities manager, was lured by the buzz and had some questions of his own. [fbphotos id=464151880337355]

Action Photos from Camp Ernst

The elementary-age students have the opportunity each year to experience a high adventure YMCA camp called Camp Ernst with its jumbo water slides, kayaks, rope bridges, climbing walls, zip lines and rope swings. It’s a wonderful time for students, parent chaperones and staff to challenge themselves a bit and to get to know one another better on this 2-day and 1-night adventure.   [fbphotos id=464142290338314]

3rd Grade Presentations and Play

The third-grade students did a remarkable job of presenting their projects on Ancient Mesoamerica, and we also enjoyed their play called, The Boy Who Could Do Anything. We are grateful to parents Megan Park, Josefa Rangel and Jennifer Frank for their assistance in directing the play. [fbphotos id=464113853674491]

Week 39 – A Look Ahead

NEXT SCHOOL WEEK: Wed, June 5 Next Year’s Auction Brainstorming Session 8AM in Ex-Day Come with your comments and ideas. Thurs, June 6 Parent Appreciation Breakfast 7:30-8:30AM on the lawn Fri, June 7 Preprimary Picnic at Noon Graduation for 3rd, Kindergarten and 6th Grade Students 6:30PM in the Growing Room COMING SOON: Sat, June 8 Geocaching GPS Treasure Hunt (Auction Community Party) 10AM-1PM beginning @ Spring Grove 4th-6th graders $25/person. Call the office to sign up. End-of-year Party at Ohlinger-Pray’s (Auction Community Party) 5:30-9:30 at Mary’s home in N. Avondale. $35/family. Call the office to sign up. Sun, June 9 …

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]