Children’s House 2
January 2020 Newsletter


A new year is upon us, full of opportunities to make a difference in the lives of the children and ourselves. Let’s all take this chance to speak to them (and each other) with more patience, kindness and interest, and to encourage them (by example) to do the same. The rewards for all of us will be immeasurable! We welcome two new students to our class this month, from the Toddler room. Welcome to Addison (Ady) Gulinson and Sofia Nugent!

Dates to Remember

January 6: Tuition Due

January 6: School Resumes

January 20: No School, MLK Day

January 21: CH1 & 2 Classroom Open House, 6-7pm*

January 26: MSW Community Open House, 2-4 pm


*On Tuesday, January 21th from 6-7 p.m., CH1 & 2 classrooms will be holding an open house for our current students and parents. This is an opportunity for you to experience a shortened version of your child’s work cycle, complete work together, and experience for yourself the hands-on materials. Please RSVP to if you are able to attend. We look forward to experiencing this special evening with you!



Please Help Us
*Please make sure your children have (labeled)heavy coats, boots, hats and gloves (and snow pants, if you choose) every day, as we may go out if the weather is clear and above 25 degrees (including windchill.) On cold days we will stay out for only 15-20 minutes. You may have them wear their boots to school and they can wear their socks or slippers in the classroom. A labeled, reusable shopping bag is a great way for them to carry these items back and forth (or to leave at school, if you prefer.)
*Please have your child help by carrying their own folders and library books into the classroom on the appropriate days.   Also, please allow them to dress in clothing and shoes that they can get into and fasten themselves.   Give them time and instruction to practice these skills at home.   These skills build confidence and independence!

*Please mark your calendars for Library days and help your child plan ahead for each Show & Tell by talking with them the night before. By doing this, they will not feel left out and they will be able to find something educational and not be tempted to just grab a toy on the way out of the door/car.

*By remembering that we ask you to contact us only through our school email,, not through Transparent Classroom, if you would like to respond to something we have shared there.


There are no January birthdays.

Thank You
We can always use more help with arrival and dismissal (sign-up in the entryway), listening to readers and taking home prep work. Please check our Sign-up Genius account online if you can fulfill your 10 volunteer hours in this way. Don’t forget to mark your logs at home so that you may receive credit at the end of the year!


Updating Contact Info
Only if your information has changed since the start of school:

In an effort to have your most up-to-date contact info close at hand, we are asking that you send an email to our class account with the following information included: Home phone; both Mother’s and Father’s cell and/or work numbers; Emergency contact (besides parents’); and updated address information (if it has changed since filling out your original enrollment form.) Please put as asterisk beside the number at which you would like us to contact you first.
Thank you for doing this. It just takes a moment but assures that we will be able to get a hold of you quickly if a situation arises. We will be forwarding this to Mrs. Sumski for the school database, also.


Quote of the Month
“…{E}ducation is a natural process carried out by the human individual and is acquired not by listening to words but by experiencing the environment.”
— Dr. Maria Montessori

Montessori is for Life!

Kelly Bowe and Rachel Fitschen