Elementary Program Welcome Letter
July 21, 2017
Dear Parents of Elementary Children:
While there are still many days left to the summer we are already looking forward to welcoming you to the new school year come September. By the time you receive this packet of information our new website: lolmontessori.org, will have launched. Most of the information included herein will also be available as our website under the Parent Corner tab, then clicking on Forms & Docs at lolmontessori.org/forms-docs. For details, be sure to read the gold colored page from Patty Morrissey who has worked so hard to make this overhaul of our website a reality. Thank you Patty!
Some of the most creative, successful individuals in our country today are people who trace their success back to their Montessori education. The foundation of our school is in the “vigorous mindset” instilled in our students.
As independent self starters with a love of learning, they send us messages and stop by for visits after they graduate to tell of their success in all sorts of venues and ventures. Part of the excitement that comes with planning for the new year is the knowledge that we are preparing the kids in our Montessori classrooms to successfully engage the challenges of the new world order.
We look forward to nurturing the light that is most precious to us all – the brightness of your children!
We will be having an organizational/election meeting of the PTA on the Tuesday before Labor Day, August 29th at 7:30pm in the Blue Room, Harborside Campus. We hope our elementary parents can be present to help welcome the new parents and begin sharing ideas on the value of being committed to Montessori education for the long term.
Enclosed please find:
PA Welcome from Courtney Thaler, our Parent Association President.
School calendar – We start the Wednesday after Labor Day.
Our Extended Hours program, will operate from the first day of school. Extended Hours will run from 12:00 Noon until 5:30pm at Harborside. At Top of the Hill campus the hours will be 12:00 to 3:00PM. Children needing to stay past 3pm at Top of the Hill will be brought to Harborside at 3PM. It is available to all children on an as needed basis, for $8.00 per hour.
An updated version of the Parent/Student Handbook is posted on our website at lolmontessori.org/parent-handbook.
A form to be signed by you and returned by the start of school, acknowledging that you have read and agree to abide by the provisions and expectations stated in the Handbook.
Physical and shot record form was sent to you with the acknowledgement of your child's enrollment. It needs to be returned during the month of August.
A required school supplies list. As in the past, we are purchasing these in bulk. Unless you prefer getting these supplies on your own, there is no additional action required besides paying the invoice that was sent out with the tuition bill.
Parent information sheet regarding your child. For those returning, we know your children well; but we are all evolving constantly – being updated on any changes that you see in your child is good for us to know. Please fill out and return before school starts.
A reminder to the kids about their summer reading assignment.
We trust you and your children are having lots of good summer experiences - we look forward to seeing you in September and beginning anew the joy and adventure of another school year.
Sheldon & Cami Thompson, Co-Directors