Summer Camp – Week 1

We’re off to a great start for our first week of Summer Camp.

Here are a few reminders:

  • Make sure to sign in and out each day on the tablets.  This is very important!
  • You must bring home water bottles every day
  • We will have a lot of water play this summer.  Please bring appropriate water shoes.  No Crocs or flip flops!!  Something similar to these water shoes would be great!
  • Check out our calendars for the summer below.  We do not leave the building for ‘field trips’.  All of our programs are held at school
  • The hot lunch calendar for June is also shown below

 

June Calendar

July Summer Camp Calendar 18

August Summer Camp Calendar 18

Hot Lunch Calendar

June Hot lunch

 

 

Summer Camp Information!

Hello Summer Camp Parents!

We are looking forward to welcoming you to your first day of Summer Camp.  Our first week of activities are planned and we’re excited to explore Transportation!

Please give yourself extra time on the first day to make sure all paperwork is in order (even if you’re not new).  Check in with Ms. Amanda at the table by the fish tank.  You will need to bring:

  • Emergency Card (you should have been notified by email if a new one is due or a review of your old one is needed)
  • Health Appraisal (if needed- you will receive an email soon if one is due)
  • First week’s payment (you will receive an email with your invoice or statement on the Friday prior to each week with your balance)
    • You may pay by cash, check or ACH (direct debit) online.  We do not accept credit cards.  ACH is available through your Parent Portal and you may find instructions HERE.
  • Sunscreen/Bug spray if needed (must be clearly labeled with your child’s first and last name and a medication form is required.  See office)
  • A water bottle (clearly labeled with your child’s first and last name).  This is to be brought home each day
  • Nap Supplies if needed (clearly labeled with your child’s first and last name). This is to be brought home at the end of each week.
  • Lunch if not buying hot lunch (lunch boxes must be clearly labeled with your child’s first and last name)

Read our Welcome Letter to familiarize yourself with some of our procedures

Sandbox’s Parent Portal will be the way you can log in to check your child’s schedule, tuition balance, update important contact information and pay your tuition.  You should have received a registration email to set up your account.  If you haven’t, please email us at novimontessori@gmail.com and we will re-send the invitation.  Parent Portal instructions are HERE.  Unfortunately, only one parent can access billing information so we suggest both parents use the same email account for your parent portal.

You can send your child’s teacher a message through the Parent Portal.  Log in to your Parent Portal and click on Messages.  Type your message and click Send.  Your child’s teacher will respond as able.  During class time, their focus is on the students.  If you have a billing or urgent matter, please do not use the parent portal and call or email novimontessori@gmail.com

All parents’ cell phones will be added to our emergency text message service called Remind.  We will use this to contact you if there is a school closure due to loss of power, water, etc. or if there is an urgent message or last minute reminder that needs to go out to all parents.  By Friday 6/15/18, you should receive a text message that says “You were added to the 2018 NWM Summer Camp with Novi Woods Montessori”.  It will come from a non-local number.  If you do not receive an automatic addition, you can join on your own by following the directions below. If you wish to unsubscribe, text back @ LEAVE.

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School News 6/12/18

We are sad to let everyone know that Ms. Geanine is leaving us at the end of the school year.  She found an amazing opportunity and we wish her well.  Please join us in giving her well wishes as you see her the rest of the week into next Tuesday.  At this time, Ms. Angelina will be returning as our Interim Director.

As our year wraps up, we just have a few reminders:

School is closed Friday June 15 for our picnic.  Parents, students & families- meet us from 9am-12pm at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills to celebrate a great year!

  • The park is at 24915 Farmington Rd.  Farmington Hills, MI  48336
  • We will meet under the pavilion
  • Bring a picnic lunch, blanket, sunscreen & swimsuit if your child would like to play in the splash pad
  • This is a family event.  You must stay with your child, no drop-offs.
  • School is closed for the remainder of the day

Other Notes:

  • By Friday, please take home all of your belongings, including extra clothes, backpacks, jackets, medications, sunscreen, etc.
  • If you are coming for summer, bring a fresh change of clothes, linens, backpacks, jackets, medications, etc. on your first day
  • If you’re coming for summer but haven’t registered yet, please do so ASAP at Summer Registration.  We have VERY limited availability and have closed registration for new students.

School News 5/18/18

Hello Parents,

As we wind the Academic Year down, please take a look at all the upcoming events.  You can always check the newsletter at noviwoods.com/blog.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Thursday May 24 at 3:00 pm:  School Closes in preparation for the concert
  • Thursday May 24 at 6:00 pm Spring Concert (students arrive by 5:30, see location below)
  • School Closed- Memorial Day May 28, 2018
  • Report cards go home June 8, 2018
  • Last day of school June 14, 2018
  • School Closed- Family picnic June 15, 2018 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Spring Concert on May 24, 6:00pm is at the Theatre and Event Quarters at the Novi Civic Center 45175 Ten Mile Road Novi, MI 48375 (between Novi and Taft Rd)
248-347-0400

Confirm with your child’s teacher if they will need a special outfit for the concert.

The Family Picnic on June 15 9:00 am will be at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills.  More information to come!

Register for Summer and Fall at noviwoods.com/register.  Summer space is limited!

 

 

School News 5/4/18

Hello Parents,

Last week we sent the newsletter through the Parent Portal and we understand not everyone received it.  Scroll down after this newsletter and you will see the one from last week.  You can always check the newsletter at noviwoods.com/blog.  Because not everyone received it, and there was a lot of registration information in it, we will extend the 2% discount until Monday.  Use the direct link here:  Fall Registration with 2% discount.

Upcoming Events

  • May 8 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cedar Room- Mother’s Night (Moms come to school with your child)
  • May 9 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Maple Room- Mother’s Night (Moms come to school with your child)
  • May 10 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Pine Room- Mother’s Night (Moms come to school with your child)
  • May 24 at 3:00pm:  School Closes in preparation for the concert
  • May 24 at 6:00pm Spring Concert (students arrive by 5:30)
  • School Closed- Memorial Day May 28, 2018
  • Report cards go home June 8, 2018
  • Last day of school June 14, 2018
  • School Closed- Family picnic June 15, 2018 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Spring Concert on May 24, 6:00pm is at the Theatre and Event Quarters at the Novi Civic Center 45175 Ten Mile Road Novi, MI 48375 (between Novi and Taft Rd)
248-347-0400

The Family Picnic on June 15 9:00am will be at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills.  More information to come!

Classroom news

Classes are busy preparing for the end of the year concert!  We also had an in-house guest last Friday.  Please check out the slide show and video from the Japanese Drummers.

Mother’s Night is coming up for Preschool & Kindergarten!  Please see the Upcoming Events above to see which day your child’s class is.  Moms, don’t miss this special night with your child!

As the weather warms up and we see more of the sun, please apply sunscreen to your child before school and then we will reapply after lunch if needed.  Sunscreen is considered a medication and you’ll need to fill out the state-medication-form.

 

 

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School News 4/27/18

Hello Parents.  We have a lot of important information as we are winding down the school year.  Please take a moment to go over everything and make a note of important dates and events.  Classrooms are busy preparing for our Spring Concert.  Please let your teacher know if you will NOT be able to attend on Thursday May 24 at 6pm.

Upcoming Events:

  • April 27 at 9:30 am – 10:30 am Japanese Drum Presentation
  • May 8 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cedar Room- Mother’s Night (come to school with your child)
  • May 9 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Maple Room- Mother’s Night (come to school with your child)
  • May 10 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Pine Room- Mother’s Night (come to school with your child)
  • May 24 School closes at 3:00 pm in preparation for the Spring Concert
  • May 24 Spring Concert- 6:00 pm (children arrive at 5:30) 
  • May 28 School Closed- Memorial Day
  • June 8 Report cards go home
  • June 14 Last day of school
  • June 15 School Picnic at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills
  • June 18 First Day of Summer Camp

 

Registration for Summer and Fall:

Summer:  Join us for the whole summer or just a week or two!  We have fun activities planned.

Current Families can take advantage of a 2% discount for the 2018-2019 Academic Year (September-June) if you register by May 1.  That’s Tuesday!

 

Parent Portal:

Did you know you can access a LOT of information through your parent portal?  Check it out at parentportal.runsandbox.com  You can see:

  • Billing and Tuition Information (Click on Billing)
  • What your child is registered for (Click on Child Info)
  • When your child was signed in and out (Click on Attendance)
  • Change your address, emergency contacts, change your timeclock passcode and more (Click on Contacts)
  • Use it to message the school (Click on Messages)
  • Set up Online Payments through ACH (Click on Settings) More info on that HERE

 

Classroom News:

The Cedar, Maple and Pine Rooms have been busy studying North America and the USA map.  They also celebrated Earth Day.

Preschool and Toddlers were able to learn a lot from the Fire Department visit!  Check out the pictures below.  Ms. Mari was able to get some amazing shots!  The link is not public and is just shared with parents at school, but feel free to order any of the photos using the link.

Fire Truck Visit Photos

 

 

School News 4/16/18

Hello Parents,

You should have received a notice yesterday about one case of Impetigo (a skin infection) at school.  The school was sanitized over the weekend, but please keep an eye out for symptoms.  Students cannot come back to school until they’ve been on antibiotics for 48 hours or with a doctor’s note.  Read more HERE

Please let your teacher know if you will not be here for our Spring Concert, Thursday, May 24 at 6:00pm.  Remember, school will close at 3:00pm this day.

Registration is open for Summer Camp and Fall!

  • Summer Registration:  Tuition is charged weekly.  Choose only the weeks you want to come!  To Register, you will need to enter the password 4555.
  • Fall Registration:  Tuition is based on the Academic Year and then broken into 9 equal payments due September-May.  To Register, you will need to enter the password 4555.  Current families will receive a 2% discount if you register for Fall before May 1.  Don’t miss out on this big savings!!
  • Kindergarten:  Kindergarteners will receive one payment off their tuition.  The payment off will be in the form of a credit spread out over each installment due.

Referrals

Our Open House is this Sunday 2:00-4:00.  If you know someone who is interested in our program, please refer them & let them know about the Open House.  If they enroll and mention your name, you will receive a $50 credit on your account!

Important Dates

  • Science Fair April 17, 2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Fire Truck Visits Novi Woods April 18, 2018 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Japanese Drum Presentation April 27, 2018 at 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Cedar Room- Mother’s Night (come to school with your child) May 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Maple Room- Mother’s Night (come to school with your child) May 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Pine Room- Mother’s Night (come to school with your child) May 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Spring Concert– Thursday May 24 6:00pm.  School closes at 3:00pm this day!
  • School Closed- Memorial Day May 28, 2018

Class News

Cedar Room News

Maple Room News

Pine Room News

Toddler Room News

Infant Room News

School News 4/2/18 (Late Edition!)

Hello Parents,

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend and maybe some extra time off for Spring Break!

Last week all the classrooms were excited for Spring and Easter and enjoyed art projects and Egg Hunts!

This week our new security system takes effect.  Please read this note from Ms. Geanine:

“Starting on Monday, April 2nd, we will be launching our new entrance procedure. On Monday, the outside doors will be locked. You will need to use the key pad for entrance. Each parent will have their own individual code to enter the building. Your new code is the same as your sign in code for attendance, using the last 4 digits of your phone number. For example, if you use 1234 to sign your child in, you would use 1234# to enter the building. Again, don’t forget to press the # key as well. The second set of doors entering the building will now be unlocked and will not require a code for entry. 

To exit the building, you would press the green button on the wall, then open the door. 

Please remember, if you enter the incorrect code or forget the # key the door will not open and will take several seconds to reset. Also, this process does not eliminate the sign in/out process on the iPads. Please remember to continue to sign your child in and out daily. 

Thank you for working with us as we improve security here at Novi Woods Montessori, and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me or Mrs. Dee.”

Remember, we are closed on Friday for Parent Teacher Conferences.  Schedules for Conferences are with your teacher.  Please sign up for a time slot so you can review your child’s classroom progress.  Report Cards will be distributed and explained on this day.

Please complete Summer and Fall Registrations.  Registration is now open to everyone and certain classrooms (such as Toddler) will fill up fast.

Upcoming Events:

  • Registration for fall and summer is open!  Click HERE to register for Summer Camp and Fall.  Returning families will receive a 2% discount on 2018-2019 Academic Year tuition if you register and turn in your $100 registration fee by May 1.
  • School Closed- Report Cards Issued and Parent Teacher Conferences April 6, 2018
  • Science Fair April 17 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Fire Truck Visits Novi Woods April 18, 2018 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Japanese Drum Presentation April 27, 2018 at 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Cedar Room- Mother’s Night (come to school with your child) May 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Maple Room- Mother’s Night (come to school with your child) May 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Pine Room- Mother’s Night (come to school with your child) May 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

School News 3/23/18

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our curriculum night last night!  What amazing students we have and their love of learning sure showed!

Click on classrooms below for class news:

Cedar Room News

Maple Room News

Pine Room News

Toddler Room News

Infant Room News

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Registration for fall and summer is open!  Click HERE to register for Summer Camp and Fall.  Returning families will receive a 2% discount on 2018-2019 Academic Year tuition if you register and turn in your $100 registration fee by May 1.
  • School Closed- Good Friday March 30, 2018
  • School Closed- Report Cards Issued and Parent Teacher Conferences April 6, 2018
  • Science Fair April 17 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Fire Truck Visits Novi Woods April 18, 2018 at 10:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Japanese Drum Presentation April 27, 2018 at 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Cedar Room- Mother’s Night (come to school with your child) May 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Maple Room- Mother’s Night (come to school with your child) May 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Pine Room- Mother’s Night (come to school with your child) May 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

School News 3/10/18

This week the preschoolers continued to study Europe.  They also worked on learning about butterflies, and started making a book about the parts of an insect.

Parents remember to sign in and out.  Our software is now set up to recognize when your child is signed in outside of their normal schedule and will be automatically billing you for those times (there is a bit of a grace period!)  For example, if your child is 8:30-11:30 and they stay until 12:15, you will be automatically charged $5/hour.  If you pick up your child after 6:00 pm, you will be charged $1/minute.

Registration for Summer and Fall is now online.  We will have some paper copies available if you’d prefer that.  Please see the office.  If you encounter any problems with the registration process, have any billing or tuition or Sandbox questions, please email Amanda at novimontessori@gmail.com.

Summer Registration is open to everyone!  In summer, our tuition is charged weekly so you can pick and choose your weeks based on your schedule.  When registering, select all the weeks you think you’ll be coming.  Then, give us a 2 week notice of any changes!  There is no registration fee for current students.

Fall Registration is only open to our current families for the rest of this month!  We do fill up each year with a wait list, so please don’t hesitate to register.  Beginning April 1, we will accept registrations from everyone.  **Current families will receive a 2% discount on tuition if you register and pay your registration fee by May 1**  The Registration fee is $100 and is due for all students.  Next year, all in-house programs/guests are included in your tuition and we won’t be charging separately for those.  Any big field trips we take will be separate.

Referral Credit!  Please tell your friends about Novi Woods!  If you refer a family that enrolls with us, we will give you a $50 credit on your next invoice.

Summer Camp Themes and Prices

Fall Programs and Prices {includes 2% discount until May 1}

Summer and Fall Registration