January/February 2012 News
During severe winter weather there may be school closings. Please check our website (News Page or Home Page) to see if Peaceful Pathways Montessori is closed. We also try to list our closing with www.emergencyclosingcenter.com but sometimes their website becomes slow on inclement days when so many schools are reporting.
Parent Child Classes Begin - NOW ENROLLING - Classes begin February 10, 2012
Parent/Child classes are an opportunity for the child (ages newborn through 2 1/2) along with the parent or caregiver to experience time together in a prepared Montessori classroom environment. Materials are geared to the infant and toddler age. The teacher acts as the facilitator of learning and play, and provides information and readings to help the adult experience and understand the child's growth and development - including social interactions. The classes are based on the Montessori approach to learning -focusing on observation of the child, successful learning experiences of exploration and basic skills. The method lets the child have meaningful experiences in a prepared environment that is guided by a Montessori trained teacher.
Classes are held in the Toddler Classroom at Peaceful Pathways. The room is equipped with learning materials and furniture appropriate to this age group. There is also an adult lending library with articles, books and videos available in our school office. The same parent or caregiver should attend class with each child for the entire session in order to receive the greatest benefit for the child and adult.
A parent only orientation meeting is held before the start of each session to familiarize the parents with the classroom and daily schedule. We will also review the Montessori philosophy and goals for children in our school.
Classes will meet on Fridays from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Culver's Night Fundraiser
This event will take place on Thursday, February 2 from 10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. at the Culver's in Yorkville. Ten percent of all sales go toward Peaceful Pathways Montessori Academy when you or your friends bring in a flyer from our school and purchase food items. Flyers are available in our school office.
1745 Marketview Drive, Yorkville IL - on Route 47 in front of Menard's
Elementary Dad's and Mom's Nights
During the evenings of January 18 and February 15, the elementary classroom will be open for current elementary students to show their moms and dads the classroom and what projects they have been working on. The classroom will be open between 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for students and their parents to stop in.
Please plan to bring only one parent per student. There are two evenings scheduled so that each parent can observe and have time for one on one interaction. When two parents come together, or a parent and a sibling come with the elementary student, the dynamics change. Please plan to make arrangements for siblings to have alternate care so that adequate time can be spent with your child one on one. You may even elect to go have a treat afterward to end your special evening!
Dad's Night is Wednesday, January 18 and Mom's Night is Wednesday, February 15.
Monday, January 16, 2012 for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
Friday, February 17 (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
Monday, February 20, 2012 for Presidents' Day
Coffee & Chat
Ms. Shawna will be available on Wednesday, February 22 at 9:00 a.m. There is no special agenda or topic. It is just a fun time to visit and chat. Please check your February calendar for details of the location.
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