Our school’s mission is to present a high quality prepared Montessori environment. We will provide learning opportunities based on everyday experiences interwoven with our Christian beliefs. The experiences are designed to promote independence, self fulfillment and social interaction. Each child will be able to pursue these opportunities at their own pace, as they are ready and have interest.
We will care for the children and teach them about their world and humankind. We will provide healthy nutrition, an interesting outdoor play environment, native plants and trees and educated teachers. We will offer music, dance, handheld instruments, and foreign language. We will offer language and reading acquisition, mathematics, geography, science and culture through our Montessori Materials. We will regularly offer Bible stories. Classrooms have multi-age groupings, which encourages a family-like atmosphere where learning can take place naturally.
We will offer extended care to meet working parents’ needs.
Ourfall program will start Monday, August20 for all students. We also take new students throughout the year. You can sign your child at your convenience.
You will need following items/paperwork for the first day of school: -Fallregistration fee $150.00 If you paid the summer registration fee and attended summer program you don’t have to pay the fall registration fee -Tuition check for August. - $30.00 supply fee -Blue card (please check with the office if the old one on file is still current) -All registration paperwork for new students or if you have changed your address -Change of clothes
Here is some information about the school and your child’s class that can be helpful at the beginning of school and throughout the year.
Arrival Protocol At the beginning of the school year, we want to bond with your child and create a class community. In order to accomplish this, we ask parents to say their “good-byes” at the Good Bye spot in front of the classroom. It is important to create a good-bye ritual that is consistent every time you bring your child to school. Your teacher can help to create this routine if you would like some help. If you come later, please make sure a teacher sees that your child has arrived.
Asking for ID (new students) Please be aware that we will photo ID anyone who is authorized to pick up your child until we know them. Let us know who your child may be released to. Any other pick up arrangements require a signed note by the parents or guardians.
Bathroom Independence Gaining bathroom independence is part of the curriculum in our school. When teachers or parents first sense that it is time to begin this process, a plan is made that is consistent at home and school. Please be sure your child has plenty of pull-ups and wipes. 3-5 class – must be toilet trained but we are aware that occasional accidents may happen. The staff is ready to assist your child in their changing of clothes. Make sure to keep up to date with your child’s supply of clothing left at school.
Birthday celebration You are welcome to join the class when we celebrate your child’s birthday. We hold a special ceremony celebrating each child’s timeline. There is a form you will get prior for your child’s birthday. Check with your child’s teacher to schedule his or her celebration.
Classrooms Now and Later At the start of the school year, our shelves will contain simple, familiar pieces of work. Each day more lessons are presented and children are shown how to use the material and where it goes on the shelf. Gradually, all the shelves and materials will be available to the children.
Class Rules We spend the first weeks of school practicing these rules so that the children have a safe place to work. It is essential that parents follow through with these same rules while at school. Sometimes children break these rules when they see their parents. Please help your child learn that these rules are practiced at all times.
Clothing Please send in two changes of clothes for your child’s cubby – LABEL EVERYTHING. If you notice that your child is in different clothes when you pick him up please check the porch area where we put soiled or wet clothes. Flip flops or clogs may be worn to school provided that they are not a hindrance in the classroom. However in order to play on the playground shoes must have backs, covered toes and have no “high” heels.
Illness Please see attachment when not to bring your child to school. When we see that your child is not feeling good we will call you to pick him/her up and give you a note to sign when your child may return. They may return sooner only with the note from the doctor. This will help to not spread cold, stomach virus etc.
Medication If your child needs any medication while at school we must have the doctor’s form he signs and a permission form from you. We are not allowed to administer over the counter medication. Please bring a mosquito repellent for your child and place them on the front porch. Spray your child before coming in. Health Department does not allow us to spray any chemicals on your children.
Snack and lunch Lunch - we have a no sugar policy. Children can either drink milk or water only. If you send in milk with your child you need to send another cup with water .Not all the cups are transparent and we don’t want children to be drinking warm milk. If you would like to bring an additional snack, you are always welcome to. If your child is attending our summer program, please pack a lunch every day. We will begin cooking lunch and providing snack daily at the start of September.
Line Leader The teacher will rotate line leaders. We ask that your child bring an item that is educational, please no toys. (photos from vacation, a special book, etc.)
Fundraising Our only source of income is tuition. We do not plan to increase tuition fees this year. To keep tuition as low as possible, our school has several fund-raisers during the school year. In the beginning of every month, starting in September, please bring $6.00. We will order pizza for the children two times/month. Leftover money will be used for different activities and projects. Suggestions are always welcome for more fundraising events. Participation in any fund-raising event is much appreciated.