Important November Dates and School Closures:
Nov. 3rd Daylight Savings—Fall Back
See’s Candy Fundraiser
We are holding a fundraiser this month and hope you can assist us in raising some money through sales of See’s Candies. We will send out order forms on November 1st. Please return on November 25th. Deliveries will then be ready prior to Christmas.
Parent-Teacher Conferences. November 6th and 7th. They will be held for all classrooms including our Toddler room. There will be available Care for your child only at the time of your conference. School closes at 3:00 pm. If your child is not picked up at 3:00 pm, late fees will apply.
Thanksgiving Feast Please help our classrooms celebrate the holiday by signing up to bring ingredients for our thanksgiving feast. This event is only for the children. Items may be brought the day before or the morning of the 27th at 11 am. Classes will prepare, as their food prep project, a dish to enjoy during the potluck. Sign-up sheets on specific dishes to bring in will be posted in the classrooms as the day approaches.
Nov. 11th School Closed-Veterans Day
Nov. 15th Parent’s Night Out from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Nov.28th-29th School Closed for Thanksgiving.
During November, the children will learn about Harvest and Healthy Bodies. They will explore the process of planting, growing then harvesting of crops. Then the students will discuss the nutritional value of harvesting fruits and vegetables. We will go over how to keep our bodies healthy. Some classrooms have already experienced the benefits of planting and growing their own vegetables. We have done so in our garden on campus.
As we approach Thanksgiving, children will discuss and learn about how to show kindness to others and things to be thankful for. Your child’s teachers will model and discuss how everyone should work together in a peaceful manner, truthfulness, responsibility, and how to show empathy towards others. Please see your child’s classroom board and online blogs for more information.
October has been busy with many fall activities. It’s so exciting to see the children building new friendships. Parents, thank you for all your patience and support as we made a few changes to the layout of our center. The children are so excited to work in such an open space. It is allowing the older students to model to the younger children the proper ways to use the Montessori materials. The Halloween Parade was lots of fun! It was neat to see everyone (including our teachers) dressed up. The bookfair was also a great success! The children enjoyed the latest books that sparked their interests, wonders, and intrigues. Thank you to the parents who purchased booked and to the parents who volunteered. We couldn’t have had such success without you!
Back to School
September Recap: We are excited to start the new 2019-2020 academic school year! We would like to welcome all Little Acorn Montessori new and existing children and parents. The theme for the month of September is All About Me! The children are getting to know each other by making friends. They are learning and making crafts about themselves and what makes them so special. The children are discussing family trees with their teachers as well as having discussions on extended family and friends.
Throughout the school year we ask parents to participate in our Snack Host Program by providing a snack for their class each morning. The morning snack will be assigned. A reminder notice will be sent to families the day before their designated day. A calendar with assigned days will be found on each classroom’s bulletin board. Thank you for your help!
To stay connected to our School Website please go to www.la-montessori.com On our website, you will find a Parent section with a drop-down option listing each classroom. For passwords please ask your child’s teacher or the office administrator. Here, you will find lots of information about what activities your child has been doing or what is planned for the coming month. We will also post photos of activities and upcoming events! Please check us out on Instagram and Facebook!
Back To School Night
Back To School Night was a success! Parents had the opportunity to come out to meet with teachers to get a glimpse into your child’s learning day. Teachers shared information on the curriculum and academics while hearing strategies that are used to help your child in his or her daily routine.
The summer flew by! The children had such a fun time during our summer program! Our school carnival, the biggest event of the summer was a huge success! I would like to thank the parents who took the time to volunteer! The parent volunteers made the games and activities even more enjoyable. We couldn’t have put on such a large production without your support! And to the parents who were able to take time off work to attend. I hope you enjoyed the event!
Throughout the month of July, the students participated in so many fun activities. They enjoyed water fun days that included a water slide, bubbles, and a splash pad for our toddlers. For our in-house fieldtrips the children were entertained by Professor Egghead. She explained to the children the importance of the states of matter. As well as safety precautions when using scientific tools for experiments. The students were able to participate in the experiments then they were able to take home their own container of snow.
For the month of August, we continued our water fun days as well as our in-house field trips. The Alhambra Fire Department did a wonderful job-sharing important information about fire safety and prevention. The children were able to see the firefighters suit up close, so they know not to run from them in case of an emergency. Then Ranger Jack came to our school with a high energy, musical performance that included live singing, dancing, instruments and puppets. The staff and children had such a great time, learning new songs and singing familiar ones. This was a time filled with fun and laughter.
The book of the summer was, “Only One You,” by Linda Kranz. The moral of the book was to embrace the individuality in our own strengths. We may face difficulties, but we should view the positive around us despite the challenge. The story was told from the perspective of a mother fish sharing her wisdom to her baby fish. The illustration of the book displayed fish with their own unique design. This inspired the rock river that is now placed on the primary playground. The river contains rocks that are painted by each student from our school to serve as a reminder of the beauty in being different.
June was such an amazing month! We have completed another school year. The children have accomplished so much. On behalf of Little Acorn Montessori Academy, we would like to congratulate our graduates! We wish them the best of luck as they move on to the next grade level! Thank you, parents, for all your support throughout the school year! This year was a success because of your participation, big and small.