March 2017 Newsletter

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A NOTE FROM MS. NANCY/MS. DEBI

We hope everyone had a great week off and are ready to get back into the routine. We want to thank all of you who have registered for the upcoming school year. If you have not done so and plan on registering, your deadline was February 28th . As of March 1 st, all late in house registration will be put on our waiting list, below public registration, who are currently waiting to receive their acceptance letters.

The Primary class will have their Geography Bee on March 28 th . Each student who will be participating, should have received a master copy of the states by color. All Kindergarten students (unless their first year), need to know all 50 states including the Capitals of the pink states. All other students must know the pink, green and orange states. Your help is greatly needed and appreciated in this endeavor.

BIRTHDAYS

Ms. Flor – 03/02

Kennedy Huggins-ward – 03/05

Jade Foster – 03/19

Marti Musciano-Howard – 03/19

Mitch Musciano-Howard – 03/19

Asia Smith – 03/27

March Calendar

March 2 nd – Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

March 10 th – ½ Day – School closes at 11:45 a.m.

March 17 th – St. Patrick’s Day – Wear Green!

March 28 th – Primary Geography Bee – 6:15 p.m.

March 28 th – Special guest from “My Face” during school hours for Jr. and Sr. Elementary Classes

March 30 th – Speech night – Jr. and Sr. Elem – 6:30 p.m. at Student Center – New Hope Baptist Church

March – TBA – Field Trip for Sr. Elem to Carter Presidential Library

 

TODDLER CLASSROOM

“Independence is not a static condition; it is a continuous conquest, and in order to reach not only freedom, but also strength, and the perfecting of one’s powers, it is necessary to follow this path of unremitting toil.”  Maria Montessori

The toddlers are learning some valuable skills to build independence. Recently we started:

 waiting

 taking turns

 pulling out and putting back our chairs

 washing hands

 blowing our nose

 speaking in a polite tone

 caring for the environment by putting materials back

 

PRIMARY CLASSROOM

We will discuss Dr. Seuss and read many of his books.

We will continue to discuss money.

We will discuss musical instruments and their families.

We will discuss different composers

We will continue to learn the States –

Geography Bee on March 28 th – 6:15 p.m.

We will discuss St. Patrick’s Day and its origin

We will review Primary colors and how to spell the words

SOUND OF THE WEEK

February 27 th – March 3 rd – “Kk”

March 6 th – 17 th – “Ii”

March 20 th – 31 st – “Ss”

 

JR. ELEMENTARY

February 27 th – March 3 rd – Dr. Seuss Week

March 2 nd – Read Across America Day

Geography – Africa

Science – Animals and Dinosaurs

History – Susan B. Anthony, Lyndon B. Johnson, Cesar Chavez

Prepare for speech night

 

SR. ELEMENTARY

Government – Patriotic Symbols, Story of the Stars and Stripes, Great Seal of the United States, Most Treasured Symbols

History – The Presidents

Geography – Mid Atlantic States

Science – The Eagle

Prepare for speech night

The Jr. and Sr. Elementary classes are celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday the week of February 27 th – March 3 rd

Monday – Fox in Socks Day – Wear your silliest or mismatched socks; bring a blanket and pillow for a fun day of reading.

Tuesday – Green Eggs & Ham – Dress in green

Wednesday – Wacky Wednesday – Wacky/Crazy Clothes and /or Wacky/Crazy Hair Day

Thursday – Cat in the Hat Day – Wear your favorite hat. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Friday – One Fish, Two Fish – Wear red

 

IN CLOSING

“The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school but for life.”

Maria Montessori