Hello and welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. It is so exciting to walk through the halls of the elementary wing and see so much ‘big’ work happening. The halls are filled with projects that are too large to do in the classroom, students playing music and the smell of delicious baking projects. At this stage of development, the classroom is not contained inside four walls, their work is big and can often overflow into the hallways and outside of the building. We want students going out into the community, whether it be a trip to the library or the grocery store, or to interview a pastry chef or go to the train museum to learn more about the history of trains in Minnesota. We call these trips a Going Out. We are still looking for volunteers to chaperone these trips, if you are interested please come to orientation on Wednesday October 9th at 5:00 in Zumbro River classroom.
We are so excited to be offering evening events for parents this year. Our first event was Montessori 101 on September 26th. If you were not able to attend, but would like some basic information, here is an article. We will continue to offer more parent education events throughout the year, including Healthy Relationships, Practical Life and the work of the home, and Montessori math.
We look forward to parent observation starting for Lower Elementary on October 15th, and Upper Elementary November 7th. Click here to read the full communication on our announcement blog. If you need an alternate time, please reach out directly to me or Derek and we will try to accommodate your schedule.