May 2017 Newsletter

Decorative Wave

I hope that all of you are enjoying this wonderful spring weather! Thanks so much to all the parents who have helped and showed appreciation for the spring party we had at the school. You are appreciated. The staff and I at Arbor View Montessori School would like to thank all of you for being so thoughtful.


May 29th Memorial Day Holiday Observed (school closed). May 12th Mother’s Day Tea Party Lunch 11:30 –1:00 {Preschool Center Noon Dismissal} And all the mothers are invited!

May Curriculum

Our May curriculum covers several different fields of study such as Botany and Zoology. We are currently learning about the flowers in the Botany, and we will be moving into the five vertebrates in the zoology unit which is the Bird, Fish, Horse, Turtle, and the Frog. Next month we are continuing in the zoology units as part of our study topic in the cultural study area.

Cinco De Mayo – May 5th

Cinco De Mayo is a wonderful time to teach students a little about Mexico. As part of our celebrations, we will introduce the children to Mexican food. Because Cinco de Mayo is a day of fun, please help us to make the day festive and full of fun by donating Mexican food and drinks for everyone such as tortillas, chips, salsa, refried beans and grated cheese. Thanks!

What happens when a child leaves Montessori?

Montessori children are unusually adaptable. They have learned to work independently and in groups. Since they’ve been encouraged to make decisions from an early age, these children are problem-solvers who can make choices and manage their time well. To facilitate the transfer, good communications between the Montessori school and the traditional schools in a community must be maintained. Montessori parents and teachers should visit the traditional school and prepare the child for whatever will be different. Teachers from traditional schools should be encouraged to visit the Montessori classes so that they can observe the level of work. Any good teacher will meet the child at the child’s level and make the necessary allowances for what he has already achieved. Perhaps the home is even more important for continuing the type of learning which the child has begun in a Montessori class. To facilitate this type of learning, the parent must take the time to explain things to the child in simple terms and then let him experiment with the essential materials. Research has shown that the best predictor of future success is a sense of self-esteem. Montessori programs based on self-directed non-competitive activities, help children develop good self-images and the confidence to face the challenges of our changing world with optimism. Thank you so much for your support and participation in Arbor View Montessori School. Happy Mother’s Day and have a great month! Sincerely, Lydia Arraf Saadeh School Director