September News Letter

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Welcome To Novi Woods Montessori. We are excited the school year is starting. Our news letter is sent out monthly for up to date information on what’s going on at Novi Woods Montessori, and important dates to save.

Upcoming Dates

First Day of School: September 7th, 2021

Orientation Night: Maple Room September 14th, 2021 @ 5:30 p.m.

Pine Room & Tulip Room September 15th, 2021 @ 5:30 p.m.

Please check our welcome letter here for all supplies, uniforms, and other items needed for school.

School Policies / School Drop-Off and Pick-Up Policies

Drop off and pick up will be done at the front door. A teacher will be there for drop off to take temperatures and assist students walking down to class. Students MUST be in the classroom and on morning circle by 8:45 a.m. Your student is considered absent after 8:50 a.m.

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Your first tuition payment is due the first day of school. You can pay by sandbox, check, cash, or money order. If you need assistance with setting up sandbox please let us know.


Lunch will start to be offered September 13th, 2021. The first week of school students will need to pack lunch with utensils. Novi Woods Montessori will still provide morning snack. If you have any questions please let me know.

We want to take this time to wish one of our teachers, Mrs. Maya well wishes on her new journey in life. Mrs. Maya has been with Novi Woods Montessori for over 15 years and has decided to endeavor a new path with her family this year. You will truly be missed and we wish you nothing but positivity!!!

POEDUBICKY, STEFANI / Meet the Teacher

Welcome parents to our 21/22 school year. I’m Ms. Janell, the director here at Novi Woods Montessori. I’ve been in childcare for over 15 years. I started as a kindergarten teacher in 2006. I’m also a Qualified Behavioral Health Professional specializing in children with autism and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. I have one son who is 9 years of age. In my free time I love to travel. I hope this school year brings us lots of educational fun and new experiences for our students!

Hello, I am Mrs. Dee the assistant director here at Novi Woods. I have been here since 2005 and enjoy working with all the lovely families I have come across. In my free time I love to go camping, and working in my garden. You will often see me greeting you at the door in the mornings. Welcome to Novi Woods!


Hello, I am Miss Tamisha. I am the new lead teacher in the Maple room and I have been a teacher for over 7 years. I received my Montessori teaching certification at NAMC. I’m the mother of 4 and grandmother of 2. I love working with children. My passion has always been to help others. The Montessori philosophy is wonderful, and I am excited to share my knowledge and skills with Novi Woods Montessori. My hobbies are creating different kinds of crafts, painting, and design.

Hello parents, my name is Girija (gee-ree-jaa). I am an assistant teacher in the Maple room. I have been here since 2006. I enjoy working with children. I have a daughter who is a senior at University of Michigan. I am looking forward to welcoming the children back to school, especially after this tough times that all families are going through. Hope to have wonderful year with your children.

Hello parents. My name is Asha Thalla. I have been an assistant teacher for 20 years. I enjoy working with children. I have two sons who are in medical school. I am eagerly waiting to welcome everyone here. We will have an awesome year.


Hello, my name is Ms. Evelyn. I have been the lead teacher in the toddler classroom for over 20 years here at Novi Woods Montessori. Before I became a teacher here, I was a midwife in the Philippines. I earned my Montessori certification at a Montessori school in New York. Since then I value the importance of early childhood education. I am looking forward to the fun we will have this year.

Hello, I am Ms. Tana, an assistant teacher here at Novi Woods Montessori. You would usually see me in the afternoon for the after care hours and during pick up. I am excited to meet all our new students!

Hello, I am Ms. Kia. I am an assistant teacher here at Novi Woods Montessori. I enjoy afternoon enrichment with line movements, songs, arts, crafts and story time. We are excited about this school year!

Hello, I am Ms. Rakshanda and I am an assistant teacher in the toddler classroom. I have been in the toddler classroom for about five years now. I look forward to meeting all of our new students.

Pine Room Teachers

Hello, my name is Ms. Sue. I am a lead teacher in the Pine room. I want to welcome everyone to a new school year. I cannot wait until the 1st day of school so I can meet everyone. It is going to be an amazing year filled with lots of fun. I have been teaching at Novi Woods Montessori for over 30 years.

Hello, My name is Ms. Jenna. I am a student at UofM- Dearborn studying Elementary Education. I am a huge math nerd and hope to teach middle school math in the future. I love running, watching movies, and going up north. I am happiest when I can be creative and artistic. I enjoyed assisting during the summer and look forward to the school year!

Hello, my name is Ms. Ana. This is my second year at Novi Woods Montessori. I am from Mexico and have two children. I am an assistant teacher and I teach Spanish with exciting songs, arts, crafts and writing. I am excited to meet the new students!

Hello, I am excited to start this school year as co-teacher in the Pine Classroom. I have been teaching for over four years and enjoy the Montessori curriculum and the great foundation it gives our students. Let’s have a great school year!!!!

Hello Novi Woods Families. My name is Amber and I am a senior at Madonna University completing a double major in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Making an impact on young students and their learning is a huge ambition of mine. Lets have an awesome school year!!!