Newsletter 9/26/13

Dear Six Rivers Montessori Families,

Now that we are a few weeks into our school year, staff wants to remind you of how important it is to continue the work of fostering your child’s education at home. Along with all of the amazing and creative activities you may do with your children, we also encourage you to make sure to read with your child everyday and practice math with them. Prepare an environment in the home where your child can engage in reading, writing, and math in a way that is comfortable, fun and poignant. Our job is not to direct the child, but to do our best to provide an environment whereby they can grow into lifelong lovers of learning!


1. RUMMAGE SALE – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th
2. SRM WELLNESS GROUP MEETING – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3rd
3. PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE SIGN UPS
4. TUITION DUE – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3rd
5. YARN NEEDED
6. TAKE A CHILD OUTSIDE DAY – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th
7. WISH LIST

1. RUMMAGE SALE – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th

School Rummage Sale this Saturday from 8 to 4 in the SRM parking lot.

Donation Drop Off on Friday between 10 to noon.

If you signed up to make something for the bake sale you can drop it off on Friday or Saturday morning. We will have napkins and waxed paper bags to hand out the treats in so there is no need to individually wrap each piece.

If you have questions contact:
hopemorel@gmail.com or 599-0812

Thank You,
Hope Morello
Fundraising Committee Chair

2. SRM WELLNESS GROUP MEETING, OCTOBER 3rd

A handful of parents interested in the SRM Wellness group will be meeting for the first time October 3rd 9-10 a.m. at the Clam Beach parking lot for a beach walk to discuss ideas and possibilities. Please join if you like or email Nicole Nada (nicolenada@gmail.com) if you can’t make it and have ideas or suggestions.

Thanks, Nicole

3. PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES – SIGN UP

Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up. Please follow these instructions to sign up for Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary respectively:

Lower Elementary (1st – 3rd year): Conferences with Bridget will be held starting Monday, October 7th – Thursday, October 17th afterschool. New students will have a 45 minute conference, and returning students will have a 30 minute conference. You can sign up for a conference on the school calendar in the entranceway. The 45-minute slots for new students are highlighted green. Please sign up by next Thursday.

Upper Elementary (4th & 5th year): The main day for Upper Elementary conferences with Rebecca is Friday, October 18th. Conferences will run from 8:30 – 2:00 and will be 30 minutes each. You can sign up for a time slot on the calendar in the entranceway. Please try and make this day work. If you absolutely cannot make it work on that Friday, please contact me directly so we can make alternative arrangements.

4. TUITION DUE – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3rd

October tuition is due by Thursday, October 3rd. Please submit tuition into the manila folder marked “Tuition” in the entranceway. If you are paying tuition in cash, please make sure to put the cash in some kind of envelope and write your name on the envelope.

New Families: If you paid a $100 deposit in the Spring or Summer to confirm your child’s space, please remember to deduct that from your October tuition payment!

5. YARN NEEDED

Handcrafters are looking for some small diameter yarn for folk doll hair (all colors and fiber content welcome). If you have some around the house that you’d like to contribute please send it to school next week.

Thanks!
Autumn Feral

6. TAKE A CHILD OUTSIDE DAY – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th

This Sunday, September 29th is “Take A Child Outside Day”. Various outdoor activities will be held at Sequoia Park in Eureka from 11 – 3PM. Take a look at the attached flier for more information.

7. WISH LIST

-Digital camera (a good one)

Education Quote of the week:

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” -Ray Bradbury