The annual Pumpkin Hunt is a fun tradition here at SWSM! It is our way of celebrating the fall season and Halloween Holiday. In lieu of children wearing costumes to school during the week, we ask you to bring them in their Halloween outfits on Sunday, October 29th, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (no rain date). Children, siblings, parents, grandparents are invited to dress for the event! We gather on the playground, the perfect spot to truly enjoy the children’s enthusiasm for the holiday. There will be a pumpkin for all of the boys and girls to find and decorate.
Dave Herzog has been involved in the art of puppetry since receiving a toy marionette from his father when he was four years old. As a full-time professional puppeteer for over 40 years, Dave has performed thousands of shows in theaters, amusement parks, schools and libraries nationwide. Our own variety show presented by the all-time favorite Dave Herzog’s Marionettes will be on Tuesday, October 31st, for the preschoolers. The cost of the in-school field trip is $6 per child. Please submit the payment to your child’s teacher by October 30th.
We are pleased to introduce you to Barefoot Books, an award-winning children’s book publisher that SWSM is very excited to be partnering with. Like you, we want your children to develop a love of reading and an appreciation for the world’s many cultures. Barefoot’s emphasis on imagination, creativity, diversity and community will be a wonderful addition to our school and your home.
SWSM will be hosting a Barefoot Books Fundraiser on Friday, November 3rd, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. where you can shop in person. Can’t make it? Shop now online at goo.gl/eBD9aQ until November 10th.
We know you are going to love the beautifully illustrated and culturally diverse books that Barefoot has to offer.
We are always happy to have the Palos Park Fire Department visit. Thank you, Fireman Rath!
School Picture Days
October 18th & 19th
Class, individual and sibling photos will be taken on the following dates:
- Wednesday, October 18th – WAM, EAM and EPM
- Thursday, October 19th – TOD I, TOD II and Extended Day / Kindergarten
Sibling portraits will be taken on the day of your youngest child’s picture day.
The for small hands catalog is a great source of obtaining Montessori materials for your home; and the above products are just a few of the staff’s favorites.
When orders over $25 are placed by December 31st, SWSM will receive
10% of the total in merchandise credit. Be sure to include our school
account #119014 when you place your order.
Did you know your everyday purchases can benefit your child’s school? Here’s how:
Amazon Smile – smile.amazon.com allows you to shop for the exact same deals as Amazon with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .5% to your favorite charitable organization — SWSM!
Shutterfly and Tiny Prints – Products ordered through swsmontessori.shutterflystorefront.com will result in a 13% commission paid to SWSM.
Give Back to Schools program by Office Depot / Office Max will donate 5% back in credits for FREE supplies when you make a purchase and provide SWSM’s school ID #70232920 at checkout.
In order to give you a give you a broader insight and better understanding of your child’s time at Southwest Suburban Montessori, view the October curriculum here.
Please join SWSM for a Back to School Potluck Dinner on Wednesday, September 27th, at 6:00 p.m.
- Bring your favorite dish to share.
- Mingle with other parents and staff.
- Greet old friends and meet new ones!
This is an adult only event.