Notes Home  –  Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sugarbush Social –

If you were here last year, you may remember that many of our families tapped their maple trees and brought in the sap.  The elementary class boiled it down and made syrup.  They made pancakes at the end of the school day for anyone who wanted to stop by and taste the syrup.

If you are interested in helping us tap trees, fill out the attached form (or send us the information on a return email and we’ll fill it out for you) by next Tuesday, January 22.  We’ll get the taps and directions to you. It will probably be time to tap the trees within the ten days or so.

Open House – This is for new families considering sending a child to Montessori in the future.  If you know anyone who is curious about our program, please let them know we’ll be having an Open House on Saturday, January 26th from 11:00 to 1:00.  The visit to the Open House can take the place of scheduling an observation.

No School on Monday, January 21st.  We will have daycare for children who have either AM or PM care included in their program.

PTO  Update:

What’s new?  For the Soiree, we’ll be doing mobile bidding through our phones.  Attached are the directions if you want to get a head start on setting up your account.

16th Annual Montessoiree – 40th Anniversary of Montessori Academy

What:  Largest fundraiser of the year!  Fun adult evening with dinner, silent/live auction, dancing

When:  Saturday, February 23rd from 5:00 to 10:00

Ticket Sales start Tues., Jan. 15th – $50 per person (includes one glass of pre-dinner wine/beer).  Fill out attached form (or pick one up in the office) return with a check made out to Montessori PTO.

Early Bird Special through Jan. 24th:  Fill a table of eight and take $100 off of the final price.

What we need…

Basket Donations – All sizes to package auction items.  If you have any leftover from the holidays, we can use them!

Wine/Scratch Off Lottery Ticket Donations – All brands/price points/etc. of wine for wine baskets and any type of scratch off lottery tickets.  Wine can be placed in the donation basket in the dining groom.  It will get collected each day.  Lottery tickets have a drop off box in the dining room.

Donations – Items, experiences, lessons, etc.  Form attached. Return on or before Jan. 31st.

Sponsorship Packages from $100 Friends and Family level up to $1500 Platinum Sponsors.  See attached for additional information.  Due back on or before Thurs., Jan. 31st.

Morning Drop Off  – Just a reminder that ALL students need to be walked to where the child’s group is.  This could be:

— walking them into the East Room up to 8:00—not just the dining room/hallway.

— all the way onto the playground—not just the dining room door or corner of building on the playground.

–all the way into the classroom when we are playing inside—not just the hallway/doorway.

–If you need to speak with the teacher or office staff, we recommend that you take your child to their group and come back and speak with the teacher/office staff.

Lost –  We are on the lookout for a “Winnie-the-Pooh” hat and scarf that has been missing for several weeks.  If someone in your family accidentally picked it up, bring it to the office.