Mark Your Calendar
Nov. 13 Board Meeting, 6:00 pm
Nov. 14 Hickory PM Children’s Evening, 5:15 to 6:15 pm
Nov. 15 3rd Thursday Coffee Chat, Annex Multipurpose Room
Nov. 15 December Lunch and Aftercare Sign-ups Open
Nov. 16 Deadline to register for Montessori in the Home Parent Forum
Additional Important Items
Nov. 19-23 NO SCHOOL—Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 25 December Lunch and Aftercare Sign-ups Close
Nov. 28 Parent Forum: Montessori in the Home Session 1 of 2, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. See article below.
Dec. 2-4 6th Grade Chicago Trip
Update on Lunch
Thank you for all your comments and suggestions about the lunch program. After reading over all the thoughts received, the school has decided to move to offering a choice of main courses–one meat and one vegetarian–on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and offering a vegetarian main course on Wednesdays and Fridays. Kelsey will continue to serve some old favorites and try out some new ideas here and there, some contributed by our families. Please let us know what new favorites your children discover!
The school always follows the nutrition guidelines set forth by the National School Lunch Program, so please rest assured that your child will be served all the protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals needed for a growing mind and body. Kelsey continues our emphasis on whole grains, fruits and vegetables as well, and will contribute a regular article to the newsletter about her recipes and Montessori in the Kitchen.
Parent Forum: Montessori in the Home
Join us on Nov. 28 and Dec. 12 for a two-part workshop on Montessori in the Home, about creating a supportive home environment using Montessori methods and philosophy. The workshops, presented by Bloomington Family Wellness, are designed for families with children ages 3 to 6 years old, with sessions on Nov. 28 and Dec. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30. Light dinner and childcare will be provided.
The cost of the workshop series is $30 per family. This fee, payable in the Main Office by cash or check made out to Bloomington Montessori School, includes the workshop and materials as well as childcare and dinner.
Registration is open now, using the link below. Families should plan to attend both sessions. Up to 12 families may participate. Please register and pay by November 16.
Parent Volunteers and Materials Needed
The Early Childhood Classrooms would love a donation of 10-15 tree coins (slices of logs or branches), small logs, and small boards (approx. 1-2 feet wide to 3-4 feet long) for the children to build with on the large playground. Please bring your donations to the Main Office, and remember to log the hours you spent preparing the wood. Thank you!
Making Aftercare Changes
Do you have a change to your aftercare sign-up? Contact Haley! Call her at 812-336-2800 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not try to reach us through Facebook or the website, or reach out to another staff member. Thank you.