Now that the auction is over and thank you cards to our vendors have been sent, days are beginning to settle down here in the office. Again, thank you for attending, bidding, donating and working on our successful fundraiser. The total money cleared this year was $28,081.33 . . . wow! Currently, we are working on adding a gardening spot for the children to use. You will be hearing more about this soon as work is already underway.
Thank you for all who returned the NAEYC survey. It will be used as a tool as SWSM goes through our reaccreditation. As this endeavor progresses between now and the fall, you will certainly be hearing more.
If you have not done so, 2017/2018 contracts need to be returned immediately. Classes are filling, and unpaid spots will be opened for new children.
Father’s Night is rapidly approaching. Be sure to mark your calendar — March 22nd for the West and East A.M. classes and March 23rd for the East P.M. class. The events are from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. You won’t want to miss the fun!
The entire staff attended the Association of Illinois Montessori Schools Spring Conference at Illinois Benedictine University. Having everyone return to school with a renewed spirit meant their time was well spent at this day-long event. Did you know the staff is required to complete at least 15 hours of continued education yearly? It always adds to their expertise and keeps them current with educational trends.
The other day’s snowfall was beautiful . . . but we’re looking for spring to stay!