Welcome to the 2013-2014 Academic Year!
Last week we got off to a great start. We started classes on Wednesday and our returning students had a great day reconnecting with their teachers and friends. Then, our new students joined class on Thursday. It's always so much fun to see how our returning students use their well developed skills in Grace and Courtesy to embrace new children in their class. Montessori's vision of the beauty of multi-age classrooms is apparent from the first day as the new students enter a room where older or more experienced children work busily and with purpose. Students assist their teachers in giving lessons and serving as a role model to those who are just joining the group.
The teachers are looking forward to talking about what you can expect in your child's class this year at Back To School Night. Even if you are a returning family to MCS, we encourage you to attend so that you can learn anything that might have changed this year. Also, its a wonderful time to rub shoulders with other parents in your child's class. Children are in a sensitive period for social development and while this varies from program to program and child to child, it can be extremely beneficial for children to nurture their friendships outside of school. Back To School Night is a great time to get to know the other parents in your child's class and open the door to interactions outside of school. Early Childhood Back To School Night is tomorrow, Tuesday, August 27 at 6:30 pm and Elementary Back To School Night is on Thursday, August 29 at 6:30pm.
We look forward to a wonderful year and appreciate your continued support.
Robyn, Ramira, and Britney