Montessori School of Westfield

Elementary 2 Newsletter

April 2019

 

Hooray for Spring! Everything about this season brings wonder and amazement, from the blooming of the trees to the severe weather that plows through central Indiana every year. The forces of nature can make us feel small and insignificant, but as the weather gradually improves, the Elementary 2 class gets a chance to explore a little bit more, and answers to some of the questions about the Earth, its seasons, and other cosmic topics are available to help quench their voracious curiosities.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

March 29: Spring Break, NO School

April 1: Tuition Due

April 1-5: Spring Break, NO School

April 8: School Resumes

April 23: Taste of the World, 9-Noon

May 4: PTO Auction

May 10: Spring Program

May 28: Kindergarten Graduation, 6:30pm

May 29: Elementary 1 & 2 Graduation, 6:30pm

May 30: MS Graduation, 6:30pm

 

CLASS NEWS AND NOTES

Standardized testing is coming up for our 6th graders ONLY, and we would like all of the students to be as prepared as possible. We have already gone through practice tests and talked about some of the tricky questions they might see, but we also need your help. We ask that the children get a little extra sleep and a nice, protein-rich breakfast for these three days. These tests are not the “be all, end all” of projects, but we certainly would like to see the children’s best work, and with proper sleep and food, we can come close to that.

 

We are so excited for the Spring Program, and are grateful for the students’ efforts these past few weeks. We took care of the vast majority of the play as a class this year, and we cannot wait to perform for all of the families at the end of the evening. In case you have forgotten, the play will be at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Westfield. There is plenty of parking room for all families to enjoy the three main programs. Beginning at 6:30, the Children’s House will sing a few songs, the Middle School will follow, and then we go on. The whole night should be over before 8:00. We ask that all of the children arrive between 6:10-6:15, as organizing them will be paramount.

 

**The potential dress rehearsal at SMG has not yet been confirmed, but if it does (we will notify you immediately), we would love your help in transporting the children to the site.**

 

Taste of the World is coming up, and we shall be in need of helpers to prepare and serve foods from South America. We shall choose the dishes and send something out via “Sign-Up Genius” to keep you in the loop. Aside from a field trip, this is one of the last opportunities to fulfill your volunteer hours for the year. Thank you, in advance, for your help.

 

Please have a safe and relaxing spring break. We look forward to the home stretch that is April and May in the classroom.

 

 

Peace,

 

Garry, Julia, and Amy