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Activities for the School Year

Important Dates and Activities for 2017-2018 Activities take place during the school day unless otherwise noted August 4 Open House 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. August 7 First Day of School – school starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. August 24 Curriculum Night 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
September 8  Field trip to ASU Natural History Collections September 21 Show Me Night 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. September Field trip to Library (students need a valid Mesa Library card)
October 27 Fall Mercado in the evening October 31 Storyboard Presentations, morning and evening
November Trip to library for science research November 13 Parent Conferences begin November 22 Thanksgiving Feast in class
December 8 No school, Parent Conferences December Science fair presentations December Concert December 11-15 Student-Made Holiday Shop open for business
January Field trip to library for ancient cultures research January 18 Moving up/Big trip parent meeting 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. January 17 Field trip to symphony hall
January/February Trip to Musi…

Paperwork

Dear Parents,

Our Curriculum Night was so well attended that we ran out of chairs!  We are so glad that so many of you were able to take time from your busy schedules to support our work in the classroom.  For those who missed it, we have sent handouts home.  I have also attached the handouts via email from our meeting.  The document also includes important dates and activities for the remainder of the school year. Other handouts being sent home include a permission slip for our next field trip, a going out permission slip, and a Camp Surf form. We are happy to meet individually with any of our parents, particularly our new ones, who need more guidance. 
Going Out Forms This year, our insurance company requires that you submit your insurance information with  your permission for going out.  Goings out, are trips planned by small groups of children to the library, pet store, and other places for further research and exploration.  While most of our students have a signed permission form, v…

Our Big Trip to San Diego

Dear Parents:
We are pleased to announce the dates for our “Big Trip” to Camp Surf in San Diego have been solidified for the week of April 23rd thru April 27th, 2018.   
Camp Tuition cost per student will be $300.00. Transportation fee is approximately $100.00 per student.  We will be traveling to and from Camp Surf on a charter bus.  
Fundraising opportunities will be available for students to help defray the cost of transportation.   Camp fees can be paid for with Arizona State Tax Credit donations ($200.00 per individual or $400.00 for married).  All fees are due on April 2, 2018.  Payments of $50.00 per month can be made as installments.  Chaperone camp tuition fees are $150.00 per adult chaperone.
Please indicate below if one or both parents would be interested in chaperoning, or assisting in fundraising opportunities.
Thank you,
Ms. Liza, Mr. Larry, Ms. Adrienne, Ms. Kathy and Ms. Ally
Please return bottom portion by August 31, 2017 -----------------------------------------------------…

Thank You for Attending our Curriculum Night!

Our Curriculum Night was so well attended that we ran out of chairs!  We are so glad that so many of you were able to take time from your busy schedules to support our work in the classroom.  For those who missed it, we will send handouts home.  I have cut and pasted the handout from our meeting.  Other handouts being sent home include a permission slip for our next field trip, a going out permission slip (for small trips to the library, pet store, and other places) and a Camp Surf form.  We are happy to meet individually with any of our parents, particularly our new ones, who need more guidance. Thanks again for supporting your child's Montessori education!


Upper Elementary Curriculum Night2017-2018 Practical Life The hallmark of the Montessori philosophy centers around practical life.  In primary, the first lessons a child is taught come from the practical life shelf.  In upper elementary, the  first assigned homework given to your child was in the area of practical life.  This inc…

Our Solar Eclipse Fundraiser

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Win this Solar Telescope!

Dear MEC Families: The Upper Elementary Classes( Room 101 and 102)  will be hosting a special solar viewing with this powerful telescope.  For just $2, your child may purchase a raffle ticket that gives them a opportunity to view the solar eclipse more closely and safely.  Additional raffle tickets are available at a discount.  Students will be able to view the eclipse between 10am and noon on Monday, August 21.  Parents are welcome to take a quick peek as well.
Raffle Tickets 1    for    $2 4    for    $5 10  for  $10
Raffle tickets will be on sale in the office and also during recess.  Please fill out the form below and we will make sure your child’s  name and room number are filled out on each ticket before the drawing.  Students will view the eclipse at the best time for their respective classroom. Some may get a second chance to view the eclipse during recess. The winner will receive this 70mm Suncatcher Telescope from Explore Scientific, suitable for day and…

Welcome to Another Fantastic Year!

Dear Parents,
We have really been enjoying getting to know our new students and seeing how much last year's students have grown.  This week we have been getting to know each other and the new routines and procedures in our classroom.  Please see below for more information about upcoming activities and changes to our classroom.
New Homework Folder/ Planners Most parents are already signing our new planners each day.  We appreciate any discussion you can have with your child about what they are learning and how they are managing their time to stay on top of bigger projects and works.  Most children have been able to complete the math and language work in class, but if a child is behind, we will leave a note in their planner on the back of the page for that day.
Snack and Laundry Calendar Your child should have brought home the snack and laundry calendar home yesterday.  Please check and make sure you are able to bring snack on your designated day.  You may make substitutions from the…