Vacation Policy

Hello Parents!

As we are approaching a time when many of our families take vacations or extended trips, we thought we’d send out a quick note to remind you of our policy which is listed below.  If you have a trip planned for more than 2 weeks, please click on the link below the policy to view a more detailed explanation and see an example.

Extended Absence:  Tuition is not subject to adjustment because of illness, vacation/travel or extended absence, unless over two weeks.  If the absence is over two weeks, the first two weeks’ tuition is still charged in full.  Beginning on the third week and each week following, your account will be credited for half of your tuition.  This guarantees your child’s place upon return. 

Extended Absence & Vacation Policy

School News 11/10/17

This week we have learned about our 5 senses, Australia, and experimented with sink and float and color mixing!  Next week we will have our animal visitors and learn about their senses and how they compare to ours! We will also explore the Human Body and start getting ready for Thanksgiving with some fun projects!


Here are some reminders!

  • Monday, November 13th is the Animal Senses show.  This is for Toddlers and Preschool children and the cost is $5 per child.
  • Friday, November 17th is parent teacher conferences.  Please sign up near your child’s classroom door.  School is closed for students this day, but they can attend during your scheduled conference time!
  • Monday, November 20th book orders are due.  Here is the link to order!  Class Code RJH3C
  • Tuesday, November 21st is our Thanksgiving Lunch at 11 am.  Parents are welcome to attend!
  • Thursday, November 23rd and 24th school is closed!

Thank you to all the parents who came to our curriculum night! We hope that you learned a little more about your child’s day at school and what the Montessori Method is all about!

This Sunday, from 10 am- Noon,  we will host an Open House for new families!  If you have a friend that is interested in our school please send them the Flyer Open House!

School News 11/3/17

This week was full of pumpkins!  We had fun celebrating Halloween and learning about the life cycle of the pumpkin! Next week we will be talking about the five senses and doing sink or float experiments.

Here are some reminders:

  • Wednesday, November 8th from 5:30-6:30 PM is our Pre-School curriculum night. This is a great opportunity for preschool and toddler parents to come visit the classroom and really understand what you children are learning at school!  You can ask questions, and see some of the work in the classrooms.  Please RSVP for this event on the pink clipboard.
  • Monday, November 13th at 10 AM we have a gust visitor to talk to us about animals and their 5 senses!  This is be for all families and will cost $5 per child.
  • Friday, November 17th is Parent Teacher Conferences.  School is CLOSED this day.  You can sign up for a time to meet with your child’s teachers on or near the classroom doors.

We have lots going on this month and I will continue to post reminders this way!  Have a great weekend!


School News 10/27/17

This week we learned about parts of the pumpkin and are having fun getting ready for Halloween!  November is going to be a busy month here, so here are a bunch of reminders for you all:

  • School Pictures will take a few weeks to get back.  We will let you know when they arrive for you to decide what to order!
  • Tuesday, October 31st is our Halloween party from 10-11 AM.  You can send your child in or with their costume that day.  Please makes sure they have a change of clothes for after. Thank you in advance to the parents who plan to bring items of the party!  We truly appreciate it!
  • Wednesday, November 8th is Pre-School curriculum night from 5:30-6:30 PM.  We encourage at least one parent to attend.  Here you will be able to see some of the Montessori work that your children are working on and get an explanation of the meaning behind it. Please sign up on the pink clipboard on the counter. 
  • Monday, November 13th we will have a school visitor to talk about and show us Animals and their senses as we learn about our 5 senses.  This is be $5 per child to attend.
  • Friday, November 17th is Parent Teacher Conference day.  Our school is CLOSED that day.  Please watch for sign up sheets next week to reserve a time.
  • Thanksgiving feast has been changed to November 21st at 11 AM.  Details to follow!
  • Our school is also closed November 23rd and 24th for Thanksgiving.

Thank you for being so understanding as we worked through the water issues.  Thank you to the parents who offered to get us drinking water.  If you have not already joined, please join the Remind text app. This is a fast way to get you all important updates when school is closed etc.

Here is a fast way to add yourself to our school:

Text @noviwoodsm to number 81010

This will get you added to our school!  Have a great weekend!


School News 10/20/2017

What a busy week we had!  Picture days, learning and celebrating Diwali, Asia, and working on parts of the apple and tree!  This week we also had our first Chinese class with Ms. Yuan!

Halloween party will be Tuesday, October 31st starting at 10 am.  You can bring your child dressed in their costume, or fun Halloween colors.  Please remember to bring a change of clothes for after and a bucket with you child’s name on it to hold their goodies!

There will be a sign up sheet for specific items on your child’s classroom doors, but you may also bring a peanut free treat to share with the class that day!  Peanut Free candy is ok, but it is also fun to have stickers, bubbles, pencils, chips etc.

Please bring enough for:

  • Cedar room (Sue): 25 children
  • Maple room (Maya): 20 Children
  • Pine room (Dee): 24 Children
  • Toddler room: 12 children
  • Infant Room: 3 children


  • Please label all container’s in your child’s lunch boxes.  It is very helpful when we are warming up lunches in the kitchen, and when you child takes everything out of their bag while sitting at a table with other students.  We do not want to mix anything up!
  • Make sure you sign up for the next sessions of Yoga, Dance and Gymnastics!  We are starting a new group and would love your child to join us!
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 will be curriculum night in our pre-school classrooms.  This is a great time for parents to come in and ask questions about some of the Montessori work that your children have been learning so far this year.  It will also be helpful when you have your parent teacher conference on November 17th. (Sign up sheets will be posted soon!)  School will be closed for students that November 17th!

Happy Dilwali!  Have a great weekend!