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 27th, 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. Please bring your favorite savory finger food or sweet and healthy treat to share. There will be a pumpkin for all of the boys and girls to find and decorate.
Please join SWSM for a Back to School Potluck Dinner on Tuesday, October 8th, 6:30 – 8:30 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.
Join SWSM in the Palos Park Parade on Saturday, September 21st. Wear RED and bring the whole family to the Plush Horse at 10:30 a.m. to line up and then join the fun as we march in the annual parade at 11:00 a.m.
The children enjoy handing out candy almost as much as being in the parade. If you would like to toss candy while walking the parade route, please bring a bag for your family.
Afterwards, spend the afternoon at the Autumn in the Park Festival which will be featuring live music, great food, chili and BBQ cook-off and so much more. This event has something for everyone! For more information, go to Autumn-In-The-Park-Festival.
A new parent meeting is scheduled on Wednesday evening, August 28th, at seven o’clock. This meeting will introduce you to the Montessori philosophy and the basic view of children, families and learning that we have here at SWSM. We hope you will make arrangements to attend this adult evening so Kathy Williams can answer your questions and concerns. This meeting should last only about one hour.
Parents and families, please join us . . .
West A.M. 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
East A.M. 8:45 – 10:45 a.m.
East P.M. 12:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Weather permitting, it will be held on the playground.
Please note the early dismissal time.
Please join us for Mother’s Tea on Friday, May 10th! The children and teachers work for weeks to make this a special occasion for everyone. So don’t miss this exciting time here at SWSM. The scheduled arrival times for children and guests are as follows: WAM Class – 9:30 a.m., EAM Class – 9:45 a.m. and EPM Class – 1:30. Parking is limited, and it is suggested you park at the forest preserve’s lot.
Mark your calendar for Father’s Night! The excitement is building as the children prepare to bring their dads to school to share in a special evening and show off their favorite works to him. It is also a great opportunity for you as a parent to spend some quality one-on-one time with your son or daughter.
The East and West A.M. classes will celebrate on Wednesday, April 3rd; and the East P.M. class will celebrate on Thursday, April 4th, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. If it is not possible for a dad to attend with your child, a grandfather, uncle or family friend is welcome to join us. This is certainly a not to be missed occasion!
Registration packets for the 2019/2020 school year were distributed to current SWSM students on February 7th. Please sign the enclosed contracts, retaining one copy for yourself and returning SWSM’s copy with the registration fee/deposit. Send your signed contract and payment to the school office by February 25th to secure your child’s class.
Come to the informational meeting for parents of next year’s Extended Day/Kindergarten children. This meeting is designed to give you an overview of the curriculum, meet the teachers and help give you the information you need to make a decision regarding your child’s kindergarten year. It will be held on Wednesday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Extended Day room.
It will be a special day on Tuesday, December 18th. Santa will greet the students with a boisterous ho, ho, ho; and all the good children will be treated to candy canes!