January 2017 Newsletter
If it becomes necessary to close school because of winter weather, it will be on radio stations: WTVN (610 AM), WSNY (94.7 FM), WNCI (97.9), and WCOL (92.3 FM) and television stations: WCMH-NBC4, WSYX-Channel 6, WTTE-FOX28 and WBNS10TV. PLEASE NOTE: Dublin Montessori will be listed under DELAWARE COUNTY and not Franklin County where other Dublin schools are listed. Montessori classes will close when Dublin City Schools close, however we make every effort to keep the Extended Care program open. Montessori classes will be in session normal hours even if Dublin City Schools are on a delay. Please use your own discretion regarding the safety of your family. You may call the school if you are in doubt, as the status of the school will be on voicemail.
Registration forms for next year will be going out in February. It is already time to begin thinking about what you would like to do. If there is a sibling that you would like to register, please let us know and we will send home the appropriate form. It is different than what current students will receive. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office at 614-761-2020.
A parent meeting on January 12th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, is designed to allow open dialogue between parents of upcoming eligible kindergarten children and the Dublin Montessori staff to ensure that all your questions are addressed regarding the Montessori kindergarten year.
The meeting is open to all parents, however, the topic will be exclusively the importance of fulfilling the final year of the Montessori three to six program.
Winter Break Ends
7:00 to 8:30 pm
Monday, January 16th
Martin Luther King Day
Thursday, January 26th
4:30 pm/concludes at 7:00 pm
This occasion is a time for you to spend with your child in the classroom. Your children are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to show you what they have achieved and what they are striving to accomplish. Plan on enjoying some homemade refreshments! Please mark your calendar for Thursday, January 26th. The venue is open house which begins at 4:30 and concludes at 7:00. Stay tuned for more information regarding this fun event.
The school will be completely
closed on Monday, February 20th for
Presidents’ Day. There will be
NO Extended Care on that day
Thank you for providing such healthy, wholesome snacks for our children. Just a reminder, we would like to forward the food preparation requirements from our licensing agency the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. These can be found in our Nutrition Guidelines. Please feel free to contact us with an questions. The staff greatly appreciates your efforts in helping us provide a safe environment for all.
Choking Hazards are a concern with infants and toddlers and preschoolers.
The following is from the Department of Job & Family Services regarding Food Preparation Requirements. Please keep in mind when preparing your child’s lunch and also when providing snack for you child’s classroom.
For Preschoolers (Ages 3-5) the following preparations are recommended:
· Prevent choking by shredding or cutting meat into small pieces, no larger than one-half (1/2”) cubes.
· Cut cheese into thin slices or small one-half inch (1/2”) pieces.
· Round foods like hot dogs and grapes should be cut in half lengthwise so the shape is no longer round.
· Cut cherry tomatoes, grapes (lengthwise) and strawberries in half.
· Peanut butter—spread peanut butter thinly on toast, crackers, fruit or vegetables. Do not serve in large globs. (This reference is for packed lunches, not snack as we do not serve nuts at our school).
· Hard candy over 1/2” in diameter and gum should not be provided to preschoolers in child care.
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