Speech and Hearing Screenings
The Columbus Speech and Hearing Center will conduct speech/language and/or hearing screenings on Wednesday,
October 23rd. We are offering this as a service. There is no obligation to participate. The cost of each hearing and speech screening is $10.00 or $20.00 for both. Signed permission slips and payment are required in advance. Results are provided within a day or two. This information will be distributed on Friday, October 6th. If you have any questions, please call the office.
The monthly snack program is a wonderful way for your
children to experience Montessori at home and share their
efforts with their classmates. Attached you will find the monthly snack calendar where we have assigned a day to
almost every child (sometimes there are not enough days to go around). On this day, we ask that you provide a nutritious snack choosing 1 item from 2 of the food groups (fruit/vegetable cut for serving). If juice is a selection, please be aware that juice manufacturers love to mislead us on their labels with all of the wonderful nutrition information, however a small percentage of actual juice listed in fine print. The school will furnish cups and napkins. For snack ideas, please refer to the Nutrition Guide and Healthy Snack Habits information sheet you received with your new school handbook.
In an effort to make it simpler for parents with children in multiple classrooms, snack assignments have been scheduled on the same day. If you would prefer a different arrangement, please call the office. We want this to be a positive experience for everyone!
So much happens at the beginning
of a student’s day. Socialization, sharing and building a routine help build a child’s confidence and to feel like a part of the classroom. We recognize that there will be an occasional tardiness, but ask that the children arrive at school on time. Morning session begins at 8:30 am and ends at 11:30. Afternoon session begins at 12:30 pm and ends at 3:30, with classrooms 1 & 3 beginning dismissal at 3:20 due to the number of children completing their day.
Thank you for your commitment.
Drive Thru Procedure
The arrival and dismissal process has so many benefits for the children and parents, however everyone’s safety is our primary concern. We must keep things moving so that Sawmill Road flows, otherwise you are vulnerable to other traffic problems. When you reach the parking lot, please be sure that your child is unbuckled and ready to exit the car on the sidewalk side. If they are not ready or you have car seats to drop off etc., please park and escort your child or deliver the necessary items. Also, if there is a message that needs to be relayed to the office or teacher, please put it in writing. The staff’s concentration is on making the start to your child’s day a positive one. Remembering many messages becomes difficult. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
The Halloween Celebration will take place on Thursday, October 31st. It is important that your child arrives at normal start time (morning session at 8:30 a.m. and afternoon session at 12:30 p.m.). It will be an opportunity to share and celebrate with family! The children will parade in their costumes, sing some wonderful songs to you with their classmates, and serve you cider and doughnut holes as a special treat! They should arrive in costume. Masks and props such as swords, knives, guns, etc. should be left at home in the interest of safety. The children in extended care should arrive with a change of clothes to be more comfortable after their morning class. The All Day Kindergartners ( and All Day Classes) may stay in costume all day so you may want to choose a costume that is comfortable. If you are interested in contributing cider, doughnut holes, napkins, etc., please call the office. We are looking forward to another heartwarming day...a sure bet to bring tears to your eyes!
Monday, November 11th
Extended Care Program In Session
Tuesday, November 12th
No P.M. Classes
Full AMS Member School