Weekly Memo Oct 29

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  1. MOJA COFFEE/FERRERO ROCHE FUNDRAISER Our annual Coffee Fundraiser started on Monday, October 26th. This year, we have also included yummy Ferrero Rocher chocolates. Order forms and all details were placed in your family’s hallway pocket earlier this week. Go forth and spread the joy of coffee and chocolate! Please make cheques payable to North Star Montessori and place them, along with order forms, in the envelope posted on the office bulletin board.
  2. MOJA MONDAY complimentary coffee is coming again on Monday, November 2nd. Maria Wentzel will be in our lobby in the morning to help start your day with a delicious cup of coffee. Bags of Moja coffee will also be available for purchase at that time. Coffee bean sales = classroom materials and classroom materials = a prepared and happy learning environment!
  3. BAKE SALE The Upper Elementary class will be hosting a bake sale tomorrow Friday, October 30th to raise money for their Grad Trip to participate in the Montessori Model United Nations in New York City. Baked goods will be on sale at both morning and afternoon pick-up.
  4. MONITORING INSPECTION The Inspector of Independent Schools will be at North Star for a routine Monitoring Inspection on Monday, November 9th. Monitoring Inspections are interim check-ins between the much larger and more comprehensive Ministry External Evaluations. School policy, curriculum planning and implementation and adherence to all Ministry expectations and health & safety guidelines will be reviewed.
  5. REMEMBRANCE DAY is Wednesday, November 11th. School will not be in session.
  6. OPEN HOUSE Our next Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18th from 4:00-7:00pm. Casa and Infant & Toddler teachers will be on-site to answer questions for prospective families. Please help spread the word to friends and family! This is a great opportunity for new families to tour the school, visit inside of the classrooms and meet our wonderful teaching staff!

Infant & Toddler

  1. RE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE Reminder that the re-registration deadline was on Monday. Families will be notified of confirmed registration of class day & time by Monday, November 2nd at which time registration will open for families not currently registered.
  2. SAVE THE DATE! If you are interested in individual photos of your child, a photographer will be here on Monday, November 23rd. Please check back for more information closer to the date!

Casa

  1. AMI CONSULTATION Two AMI Consultants will be at North Star on Monday, November 2nd and Tuesday, November 3rd. They will be observing in both Casa environments checking for adherence to Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) standards and to provide feedback and support to North Star faculty.
  2. OUT OF UNIFORM DAY Reminder that tomorrow Friday, October 30th is Out of Uniform Pirates & Princesses Day at North Star! Please see the attached information sheet for further details. A hard copy was also placed in your family’s hallway pocket last week.
  3. AGM & PARENT SOCIAL Information regarding North Star Montessori’s Annual General Meeting scheduled for 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 4th was distributed to all families last week via email. Please RSVP to Jeanne for attendance and childcare. In addition, attached is the bio of a new candidate running for Member-at-Large that was omitted from the previous AGM documentation.

Extended-day Kindergarten

  1. AMI CONSULTATION Two AMI Consultants will be at North Star on Monday, November 2nd and Tuesday, November 3rd. They will be observing in both Casa environments checking for adherence to Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) standards and to provide feedback and support to North Star faculty.
  2. EXTENDED-DAY PE The Extended-day Kindergarten students will not have PE on Tuesday due to the AMI Consultation and will be participating in co-operative games on Thursday.
  3. OUT OF UNIFORM DAY Reminder that tomorrow Friday, October 30th is Out of Uniform Pirates & Princesses Day at North Star! Please see the attached information sheet for further details. A hard copy was also placed in your family’s hallway pocket last week.
  4. AGM & PARENT SOCIAL Information regarding North Star Montessori’s Annual General Meeting scheduled for 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 4th was distributed to all families last week via email. Please RSVP to Jeanne for attendance and childcare. In addition, attached is the bio of a new candidate running for Member-at-Large that was omitted from the previous AGM documentation.

Elementary

  1. LOWER ELEMENTARY PE The LE students will continue with dance at Pro Arte for PE next week.
  2. UPPER ELEMENTARY PE The UE students will be swimming for PE next week. Please complete and submit the attached permission form form on or before Monday, November 2nd.
  3. UPPER ELEMENTARY PROJECT The UE students will be participating in a small project on Media Literacy. Would you please have your child bring in one magazine (sports, fashion, food etc.) on or before Monday, November 2nd.
  4. OUT OF UNIFORM DAY Reminder that tomorrow Friday, October 30th is Out of Uniform Pirates & Princesses Day at North Star! Please see the attached information sheet for further details. A hard copy was also placed in your family’s hallway pocket last week.
  5. AGM & PARENT SOCIAL Information regarding North Star Montessori’s Annual General Meeting scheduled for 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 4th was distributed to all families last week via email. Please RSVP to Jeanne for attendance and childcare. In addition, attached is the bio of a new candidate running for Member-at-Large that was omitted from the previous AGM documentation.
  6. FREE DRESS DAY Our next Free Dress Day is Friday, November 6th. Students donate a minimum of $1.00 to their teacher upon entering the classroom first thing in the morning to wear their choice of clothing rather than the school uniform. Students must wear appropriate footwear, clothes must be in good repair and hats/gloves are not permitted to be worn inside the classroom.

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