We have implemented a new alert system. You will receive a text or voice call to alert you of school closings due to weather, special events, scheduled days off, etc. By now you should have received 2 messages, please let us know what you think or if you haven’t received the messages.
Montessori classes will close when Dublin City Schools close, however we make every effort to keep the Extended Care program open. DMA will be open regular hours even if Dublin City Schools is on a delay. You may call the school if you are in doubt, as the status of the school will be on the voicemail.
If the cold weather would ever decide that it is here to stay, it will be important for your child to dress appropriately so that he or she can participate in outdoor play. The classes will go outside if the temperature is above 26 degrees and weather permits. This becomes challenging for your child to remember the additional articles of clothing. Please discuss with your child colors, etc. of their clothing so that they may readily identify their things. All items should be labeled so that we can help your child find what belongs to them. We often have duplicate articles so labeling is especially important. You may also want to change your child’s extra set of clothing that you provided at the beginning of the year.
When sending your child to school in snow boots, please make sure to send in a pair of shoes to change into. Snow boots make it difficult for a young child to maneuver around the classroom during the day.
Winter Break Begins
Monday, December 23rd
Winter Break Ends
Friday, January 3rd
Monday, January 6th
We love all of the homemade snacks that you provide for our classrooms. However when baking, we are asking that you provide a list of the ingredients so we can check ingredients for our children with various food allergies. Otherwise, when providing a purchased box or bagged snack we do require the snack come in the original packaging.
The Tradition Continues
One tradition that we have had for many years is a food collection for St. Stephen’s Community House. The need this year is more dire than ever with empty shelves in many food pantries around the United States. With our support, St. Stephen’s offers hope and encouragement to many families during the holiday season. They are truly grateful for our donations. Beginning November 25th through December 9th, your child can bring in any canned goods or unopened non-perishable food. This is a wonderful way to show the children how their individual efforts can come together and affect so many! Requested food items include, but is not limited to: rice, pasta, canned tuna/chicken, cereals, baby food and dry baby cereal, formula, spaghetti sauce, soups, peanut butter & jelly, canned beans, canned vegetables, breakfast bars, , Hamburger Helper, fruit snacks, and macaroni & cheese dinners. Gift cards to local grocers are always welcomed.
Collection ends December 10th
Pick Ups Other than Parents
We all have occasions when we have additional people pick our children up from school. When informing us of a pick up change, please provide a phone number of that person.
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