November Newsletter

Dear Parents:
The overall theme of November is a time for “giving thanks”. We as teachers and staff give thanks for the possibility that each child represents and also take a moment to renew our own faith and commitment to what we believe in, the child’s eagerness to learn and the Montessori Method of education.
The education of your child has begun! Your child has successfully introduced to a series of Practical Life lessons or skills for living and adapting to one’s own environment. These experiences are designed to help the child learn order, concentration, coordination and independence. The child now begins to gravitate naturally into other areas, feeling competent and comfortable in his own environment. All of the children are now progressing into areas such as sensorial language, math, art, and geography.
In the afternoon, the older children are progressing: formulating words with the movable alphabet. They are also able to create stories with the movable alphabet and will start recording words in their writing tablets. Higher level math with teens and tens combinations. All 5 year old students are now reading three letter words and are now able to sound out words and match pictures. Please reference word list for word boxes and homework notebooks need to be handed in weekly.
Classroom Observations: are available by request only November 13th – November 16th (Monday- Thursday). No observations on Fridays. Half hour sessions in the morning ONLY. Please call Ms. Peg to schedule.
The Food Pyramid: with Ms. Peg – Good nutrition, healthy foods! What’s in your lunch box today? A nutritionist may visit our school! We thank all parents for packing NO sodas, candy etc. in their child’s lunch each day.
Veggies: Due by Mon. Nov. 20th, each child must bring in a raw vegetables of their choice (in a zip-lock bag), and the school will provide the rest of the ingredients to make turkey soup!
Turkey Soup Day: This will be our Thanksgiving Day Dinner. Parents may also contribute pumpkin bread or homemade cookies or pies. Parents see sign-up sheet for recommended food items. Please confirm by Nov. 20th that you will be attending. This event will take place at the school from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22nd. School will be dismissed promptly at 1:00 p.m. Wed. Closed Thur. and Fri. and re-open on Monday November 27th. Standard tuition rates apply for this week.
Parent Meeting: On Wednesday Dec. 8th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the school. Please sign up at the front desk area. All the parent meetings are mandatory. Please be prompt. Each parent will have an opportunity to share their own experience of how their child is doing in the program. We will take a few moments to discuss upcoming events such as Conference times and Holiday Projects. Children will not be attending. Bring a friend to the meeting. Light refreshments will be served.
Monthly Theme – North American Indians
Pine Cones Needed – Large sized pine cones for Holiday crafts!
Parent please send any used CD’s or DVD’s to decorate our recycled holiday tree.
We the staff of the Dover Montessori Country Day Academy wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sincerely,

Margaret A. Kling, Directress
Ms. Sophia • Ms. Lisa • Ms. Michelle
Ms. Crystal • Granny Franny (Music)
Ms. Michaela (Computer) • Ms. “B” (Spanish)

Wednesday, November 22nd
Early Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.
– No PM Care Provided! –

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