Summer Recap: We had a great and productive summer program! All the children loved all the fun filled activities. We had in house field trips such as Stoil the magician and a visit from the Alhambra Fire Department discussing fire and safety. The children were super excited about the animal petting zoo visit that took place during our Carnival. Thank you to all staff for making this year’s carnival such a great success. Thank you also to all the parents and children that attended this great event! Throughout the summer months the children really enjoyed water play, dance, music, sports, arts/crafts and much more.
The month of June will be educational and informative. Lessons on Transportation and California will be highlighted. Specific topics will include: the timeline of transportation as a Montessori history lesson, California Geography, animals, famous landmarks, and exploring California culture. In the art activity, children will be creating Father’s Day gifts which everyone will enjoy. Please RSPV for our Graduation performance later this month. Invitations and letters regarding the ceremony and performance were sent out last week.
We are looking forward to a wonderful end to this school year and exciting Summer Program. As always, if you have any questions or concern, please see the office. Thank you!
The month of May was very full and exciting. Children learned about the Rainforest and South America. In addition, each classroom from Preprimary on up was able to watch the lifecycle of the butterfly in action with live caterpillars that munched and munched until they spun their chrysalis, where they stayed until ready to be a beautiful butterfly. After a few days in the classrooms as butterflies, each classroom released them on the playground. The children loved the experience! We will be looking for more opportunities in the future to watch the lifecycles of different animals in real life.
Mother’s Day was a wonderful success. Thank you to all the moms who joined us for a small breakfast. Your children love your presence in the school on special days. Hopefully everyone enjoyed their gifts. Parent-Teacher conference were busy with many parents joining their children’s teachers for updates on how they are doing in the classroom and goals for the upcoming weeks and months. Parents went above and beyond for our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. Our staff are very dedicated to families and children and your appreciation of what they do is amazing.
For the month of April, the children have taken part in learning about Oceania, Australia, and our Plant Earth. We celebrated the Week of the Young Child as well by having a spirit week. It was fun to see the children in their princess and superhero costumes. There were also several projects and great discussions that the children took part in when it came to celebrating Earth Day.
We welcomed a new member to our Kitchen staff this month. Ruby has brought great nutritional value to the meals we serve daily. We are glad she is a part of Little Acorn!
The office has started to send out a “Friday Wrap-up” email weekly. The email will consist of important information to be aware of such as dates, events, reminders, and things to look out for. You can reply to the email with any questions you may have as well.
Petite Feet Creative Movement class introduces students to dance in a playful and creative ways. The next session will be starting May 1st and running through May 29th. The class is held every Tuesday from 3:15pm-3:45pm and at 3:45pm-4:30pm. If you would like to sign-up, please feel free to fill out the form that is located by the back door of the school and return to the office.
In the month of March, the children had fun learning and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Many children participated in wearing their green for the day. In addition to learning about the holiday, there were many arts and crafts that the children created, class parties with delicious snacks, and they even had a surprise visit from Lenny the Leprechaun! The children also started planting seeds outside in their garden. We will look forward to growing tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and zucchini this year!
Our maintenance has been on campus this month working on several projects. The Infant/Toddler room has been enjoying their new playground floor and the Primary classes have been active in their new sandbox. We also received tile in our front entrance and are looking to improve more things in our building for the future. We will keep you posted on future work that will be done.
The office will be sending out an email every Friday with information on things that have happened during the week and events to look forward to. Emails will also continue to be sent out to parents during the week if there are urgent matters that you need to be aware of. If you are not receiving the office emails, please check your junk mail and/or notify the office. If you have changes to your address, email or phone number please notify the school immediately. We want to ensure that we can reach you in case of an emergency.
Re-enrollment for our current students will end March 30th. We are looking to re-enroll many students for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year!