BMS News—September 21, 2018

“Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.” — President Lyndon B. Johnson

Mark Your Calendar

Sept. 21           International Day of Peace https://internationaldayofpeace.org/

Sept. 25           Lunch and Aftercare October Sign-ups Close

Sept. 26           Magnolia Children’s Evening, 5:15 to 6:15 pm

Sept. 27           Maple/Walnut Children’s Evening, 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Additional Important Items

Oct. 8 and 9     Fall Break—No School

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

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

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

International Day of Peace

“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.” —  The Buddha

The International Day of Peace is observed around the world every year on September 21. “Peace Day” was established by unanimous United Nations resolution in 1981 to provide a day for all people around the world to commit to peace and contribute to creating a culture of peace.

https://internationaldayofpeace.org/

Peace education is part of the curriculum here at BMS, and on Peace Day the students come together to sing songs of peace, share inspirational quotes, and further strengthen their understanding of peace and what it means to make a culture of peace, setting aside our differences and working together.

Look for photos of our students’ celebration over the next few days, and take a moment today to ask your child(ren) how you can join them in making Bloomington a more peaceful place to live.

What does your family do to build peace? We’d love to hear from you.

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” — President Barak Obama

Volunteer Opportunities

We have a few volunteer opportunities available for parents. In particular, if you haveexpertise in Java, WordPress or Perl, please contact Teresa Mandell at it@montessori.k12.in.us asap. Thank you!