Summer Camp News 8/17/18

We are winding down the summer.  Next week is the last week of Summer Camp.  Please make sure to take all your belongings home, even if you’ll be returning in September.  Teachers will be working hard to prepare the classrooms and each student may have a new coat hook/cubby when they return.

Remember we are closed 8/27-8/31 for staff in service, training and building maintenance.

If you have registered for fall, you should have received a welcome letter.  Please let us know if you have not.

Check out some of our food preparation pictures from this past week!

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Summer Camp News 8/10/18

Hello Parents,

We had fun learning about pre-historic animals this week.  On Tuesday, we had a Dinosaur and Reptile show.  We didn’t see  a real dinosaur but boy did we see some other amazing reptiles including a huge boa constrictor!!!  Se the pictures below.  We also did a lot of fun dinosaur projects & the dinosaur hats were a bit hit.

As we wind down summer, please don’t forget to sign up for fall if you haven’t already.  We have very limited spots in each of the preschool classrooms.  You may not be guaranteed your classroom if it fills up.

Please help us welcome Debbie Jones.  Mrs. Jones joined us Monday as our new Program Director and we are so happy to have her!  Make sure you say Hi!


  • We are closed 8/27-8/31 for teacher in-service, training & building maintenance.
  • If you are not registered for fall, please do so immediately at  There are only 10 preschool spaces left!
  • At the end of summer, please take all your child’s belongings including sunscreen and extra clothes.

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Summer Camp News



It’s hard to believe it’s already August!  We finished up a week of Sea Creatures and saw an amazing show all about Michigan Swamp Creatures!  See photos below!


  • Bring your bathing suit, towel and water shoes each day (especially Wednesdays, our scheduled water day)
  • Bring your bike/helmet on Fridays for bike day
  • Next week we have a Dinosaur show at 10 am at the school.  Don’t miss it!
  • See the August calendar below.


New Director:  We are very happy to announce Mrs. Jones  is starting with us next week. She will be the Program Director overseeing Novi Woods Montessori.  Ms. Debbie comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience.  She has her Master’s in Early Childhood and many years’ experience as a Program Director.  Please stop by the office to say Hi!




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School News 7/27/18

We had fun during Magical Science week.  Classes made slime and we had an AWESOME magic show on Tuesday.  I’ve never heard so much squealing and laughter!  See the pictures below.


  • Do not hold the door open for anyone!  Allow each parent/guest to enter their own code or ring the doorbell.  Do not worry about offending someone.  This is for the safety of all of our students.  If you don’t recognize someone, you can always allow them to go first to the door so they can ring the bell.
  • Check your child’s schedule at to check your confirmed enrollment.  Click on Calendar when you log in and you will see a green line through your scheduled days.  We have a high enrollment this summer and cannot always accommodate last minute schedule changes.  Please give us 2 weeks’ notice.
  • Are you registered for fall?  You can check by going to your parent portal with the link above and clicking on calendar.  Click over to September to make sure you see green lines through your preferred schedule.
  • Label everything with your child’s first and last name
  • We are closed August 27-31 for teacher preparation, training and building maintenance.

Mosquito Joe’s will be out to school tomorrow 7/28/18 to spray the perimeter of our property for mosquitoes.

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Summer Camp News 7/20/18

July Lunch Menu

July Summer Camp Calendar

Hello Parents!  It’s mid-summer and that means it’s time for a lot of friendly reminders!!

  • Bring bathing suits, towels, & water shoes each day and especially Wednesdays (our scheduled water day– it’s easier to bring them already wearing swim clothes this day).  Children must have all supplies to participate.
  • TODDLER CLASS:  We need all students to have water day supplies in order for this class to participate. Please bring:  Swimsuit, towel and water shoes (not flip flops)
  • Remember to bring bikes/scooters & helmets each Friday for bike day.
  • Sunscreens/bug sprays can no longer be brought in an aerosol can.  Please replace your sunscreen with a non-aerosol or cream-based sunscreen/bug spray.

Labeling items is very important.  You must include first and last names.  This includes water bottles, lunchboxes and anything else.  If your child brings a lunch that needs to be kept cool, you must include an ice pack.  If we see a lunch that has not been properly stored (example:  there is a yogurt in the lunchbox with no ice pack), we cannot serve it and your child will receive a hot lunch and your account billed for $3.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Changes to your schedule require a 2-week notice.  We have been receiving a lot of last minute changes and students who arrive to school that are not scheduled.  This makes it very difficult for us to rearrange teachers so we can stay in ratio.  Your entire Summer Schedule (what you indicated on your online enrollment) is in your Parent Portal.  Log in and click on Calendar. A green line indicates what you initially signed up for.  Schedules will now need to be changed in writing, no exceptions.  Please see Schedule Change to do it online or pick up a form near the sign in sheets and give it to the office.  Your account will be charged if we do not receive the proper notice.

Please pick up your child promptly at their scheduled dismissal time and if your child stays all day, please arrive by 6:00pm.  Construction and other delays are a part of Michigan summers unfortunately so please give yourself extra time.  If you are know you will arrive after 6:00pm, please call immediately.  Regular late pickups can result in dismissal from our program.

Next week we have a magic show at 10:00am on Tuesday!  All children are included in this program.

We are closed August 27-September 1 for Teacher Preparation.  The school year begins September 4.  Please visit if you haven’t registered for the school year.

7/13/18 Summer Camp News

We’ve had a fun couple of weeks…see our slideshow below.  Our short holiday week we enjoyed a visit from Kona Ice to celebrate Jacob’s birthday.  The classes also had fun making art projects with a 4th of July theme!

This week we are having building competitions to see who can construct the tallest structure.  Some classes have painted with Legos and others are exploring their architecture skills with Legos.

Bring your bike/scooter and helmet tomorrow for bike day!

Next week we will have a Sports/Olympics week.  All preschoolers and older should bring a plain white t-shirt that the students will paint or tie-dye. 

Please bring a swimsuit, towel, and water shoes every day.  Depending on weather, we will go outside to have water fun!  On Wednesdays, if the weather looks good, please dress your child in their swim clothes in the morning to speed things up for us!

There is no TumbleTot next week.

Please give 2 weeks’ notice when changing your schedule.  It is necessary so we can be prepared with the right number of teachers.  It may not be possible to add your student without the proper notice.

There is still time to register for Fall.  Please do so quickly if you want to request a classroom.  Fall Registration

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Summer Camp News

We had a lot of fun this week with Outer Space. We had a special program called “Our Universe Rocks” on Wednesday. He had the children laughing and singing and dancing! It was a lot of fun. Check out the pictures below. Today was a beautiful day for bike riding. Thank you for labeling helmets!

Next week we are open Monday and Tuesday only. We are full, so cannot accomodate late additions. If you cannot remember what weeks you signed up for, you can log in to your Parent Portal and click on Calendar. A green line will show up on the days we have you scheduled. Please give us 2 weeks’ notice for any changes.

Have a great holiday!

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Summer Camp Week #2

Hi Parents,

Week 2 is underway and we are having fun with Outer Space.  Tomorrow we have a guest coming at 10:00 am with a program called “Our Universe Rocks”.  Please arrive before 10am tomorrow so that your child can see the show.  All children will get to participate!

Remember we are closed 7/4, 7/5 & 7/6.  Students who attend 7/2 & 7/3 will have tuition pro-rated.  The statements will be emailed out on Friday.

Please sign in and out each day.  This is extremely important in case of emergencies and also for our record keeping.  Bring your child’s water bottle home each day.  They can not be left overnight at school.

Playground shoes should be closed-toed. Athletic shoes are best with our wood chips.

Mosquito Joe’s will be out to spray around the perimeter of the school this coming Saturday to prevent mosquitoes around the school.  We never spray during the week.  The spray schedule is posted in the entrance way of the school.

Bike day is Friday.  Preschool and older can bring their bike/scooter from home with a helmet.  Label everything!

Attached is the activity calendars for the rest of summer as well as the Hot Lunch menu for July.

July Summer Camp Schedule

August Summer Camp Schedule

July Hot Lunch Menu

Check out the Pine Room working hard last week!

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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 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

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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