Children’s House 2
January 2019 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!

Dates to Remember

January 2: Tuition Due

January 7: School Resumes

January 7: Spring Pizza Order Due (Final Day)

January 11: Behind the Screen: How Does Social Media Affect Your Child?

6:30pm (Adults Only)

January 21: Martin Luther King Day, NO School



On Friday, January 11, 2019, at 6:30 pm we will be having a presentation entitled #BehindtheScreen.  Please join us for snacks and drinks and find out what is happening to your child’s brain while they are spending so much time on screens. This is a parent only event. Please RSVP by Thursday, January 10.


Please Help Us
*Please make sure your children have (labeled)heavy coats, boots,hats and gloves every day, as we may go out if the weather is clear and above 30 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.
*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 the door (sign-up in the entryway), listening to readers and taking home prep work, especially. Please check our Sign-up Genius account online if you can fulfill your 10 volunteer hours in this way. Remember, if you do not record your hours in the binder in the entryway, we have no record of the hours that you have fulfilled. Thank you!
We will also be tabulating mid –year totals for your volunteer hours. Please make sure you have recorded all time & $ donated (such as for snack purchased) so that we may give you credit. As always, our binder is on the table in the front Canopy and our pages are the green ones. Just find your family name and jot down your time! ☺


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, Amy Barnes and Julie Shlater