BMS News—September 28, 2018

“Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding.” —Albert Einstein

Mark Your Calendar

Oct. 8 and 9     Fall Break—No School

Oc. 8-15          Tea School Days—Tea Collection fundraiser (see article below)

Oct. 10            Parent Forum: The Montessori Spiral A Brief Overview of the Philosophy and Practices of Montessori Education

                                      5:30 to 7:30 pm, Commons, includes light dinner and childcare

                                      Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4ca8af23a2f58-fall

Oct. 10             Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-ups Open for Families with Siblings

Oct. 11            Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-ups Open for All

Additional Important Items

Oct. 15-17       5th Grade Trip to Bradford Woods

Oct. 15             Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-ups Close

Oct. 15             November Lunch and Aftercare Sign-ups Open

Oct. 16             Board Meeting, 6:00 pm

Oct. 18             3rd Thursday Coffee Chat, 8:30 to 9:15, Main Office

Oct. 19            Deadline for For Small Hands group order (see article below)

Oct. 21 & 22   Parent-Teacher Conferences

Oct. 22 & 23   NO SCHOOL

Fall Parent Forum

Join us on October 10 for our first Parent Forum of the school year. Jessica Davis, our Director of Montessori Programs, will provide a brief overview of Montessori philosophy and practices and discuss how content, activities and learning methods spiral through the grades as children build on skills and understanding as they move through the nine-year curriculum scope. The presentation will be informative for parents with children of any age at BMS.

The evening will begin with a light dinner for parents and children at 5:30. At 6:00 children will go to childcare while the adults gather in the Sycamore classroom for the presentation. The evening will conclude by 7:30.

Please sign up for childcare and the meal as well as the forum through Sign Up Genius. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4ca8af23a2f58-fall.

Fundraising Opportunities: For Small Hands, Tea Collection, and Chipotle

For Small Hands: This company, which offers toys, games and practical life items sized for small hands, continues to give to the school a percentage of purchases made using our school code (101965). The school uses these donations to order many of the classroom materials used by your children every day.This fall the school is organizing a group order, which could provide free shipping to shoppers as well as increase the percent donated to the school. We must reach a $500 group threshold to receive the free shipping, so browse the catalog you found in your parent pocket, check out sample items at today’s Fundraising Friday table, and bring a little Montessori into your home. Orders must be placed by Oct. 19. Questions? Contact Allison O’Boyle at oboyleas@gmail.com.

Tea Collection: Another School Days shopping opportunity is October 8 through 15. Beginning October 8, shop at TeaSchoolDays.com using our school’s unique promo code SDF18BLOOMINGTON. Shoppers can also receive free 6-10 business day shipping (please select that option to receive the free shipping). The school will receive 15% of purchases made through this website during the time period.

Dine Out At Chipotle: November 7 from 4 to 8 pm, at the Chipotle by the mall. Once a $300 threshold is reached, the school will receive a whopping one-third of the total purchased. So, mark your calendars, invite your friends. More details to come.

Daffodils for Spring

Did you optimistically purchase 250 daffodil bulbs and just don’t have time to plant them all? Did you just see daffodil bulbs on sale and couldn’t resist, leaving you with extra? Donate them to the school! We will be having a daffodil planting day once the weather seems to be staying cool, and any bulbs you’d like to contribute to the effort would be most appreciated. Please bring them to the Main Office and place them on the table by the window. Thank you!