BMS News—February 8, 2019

Peace Quote: “An eye for an eye, and soon the whole world is blind.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Acts of Peace: Call a friend or family member you haven’t spoken to in a long time.

Be especially kind today TO EVERYONE.

Mark Your Calendar

Feb. 12 Board Meeting, 6 pm

Feb. 15 Enrollment Forms and 1st Installment of Deposit Due Half Day = $75 All Day, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary = $150

Feb. 15 March Lunch/Aftercare Sign-ups Open

Feb. 17 Sycamore Shakespeare Play, 4:00 pm, Monroe County Public Library The Tempest

Feb. 18 NO SCHOOL—Teacher Professional Day

Feb. 20 Parent Forum–“Science Across the Nine Years” 5:30 to 7:00 pm, light dinner and childcare provided. Sign up for both on the sheets in the Main and Annex Offices.

Feb. 21 3rd Thursday Coffee Chat, 8:30 to 9:15 am, Main Office

Additional Important Items

Feb. 25 March Lunch/Aftercare Sign-ups Close

Feb. 27 Hickory AM Children’s Evening

Mar. 1 Hickory YOUNGEST Group Parent/Teacher Conferences *No School for Hickory Only*

Mar. 11-15 Spring Break

Spring Parent Forum

Our spring Parent Forum will provide an in-depth look at the Montessori science curriculum, including a philosophical overview, the structure of the curriculum at both the Early Childhood and Elementary levels, the learning objectives and outcomes, and examples of lessons and activities. All parents are welcome. A light dinner will be provided from 5:30 to 6, and childcare will be provided from 6 to 7.

Please sign up to attend on the sheets posted on the windows of both the Main and Annex Offices. Children must be 3 to attend childcare.

Summer Camp Dates

While the faculty are finalizing the plans for this summer’s camps, please mark your calendars for the three sessions: June 3-14, June 17-28, and July 1-12 (no camp July 4). More details and enrollment information will come in March.

BMS Logowear On Sale Now

BMS now has logowear items available for purchase online! 50th anniversary t-shirts, BMS logo t-shirts, sweatshirts, fleeces, winter caps and baseball hats, take your pick. Each purchase raises funds for the school as well.

The online store will be open through midnight on February 21. Your orders will be delivered to BMS two to three weeks later.

Order through our website at https://bloomingtonmontessori.org/support/.

BMS in the Community

One of the wonderful things about BMS is how active BMS folks are in the larger Bloomington community, from our students volunteering at Wheeler Mission and MCUM, to the PAC organizing efforts to support the kids at the Crestmont Boys and Girls Club. Recently, two of our faculty members, Eve and Sam Cusack, and their family, were featured in IU News for their work with IU professor Ellen Ketterson developing and monitoring a Bloomington-area bird banding station. It’s an inspiring read.

https://news.iu.edu/stories/2019/01/iub/03-grand-challenges-bird-banding-station.html

Do you know of a BMS community member who is making Bloomington a better place? Let us know! It is great to share stories and discover the many ways we can volunteer our time and talents. Who knows, you may find yourself getting up at 5:20 am to band some birds.

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Peace Quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”– Margaret Mead