Fall Food Drive Thanks!

November 8th, 2017

Thanks to Montessori House Families !

We collected a record amount of in-kind food donations for the Center for Food Action(CFA)  in Englewood.

(Parents can see more photos by logging in to the Parents section of our website and selecting Photo Gallery from the left nav bar). 

Today, with the help of many parents, we had a caravan of ten (10)parent cars make their way down Knickebocker Ave. to the CFA.  The caravan carried our Kindergarten/First Grade students and our food donations, Once there, the children helped unload and also received a tour of the facility and some explanation of how their donations will help neighbors in need.

Parents had fun too! (that’s Ms. Maria running to get into the picture — she just made it, but look pretty tiny back there!)

We filled four large bins at CFA — a whole heap of food!  Here’s a bit of what we delivered:

 

Hawks over the Hudson Sunday Oct 1

September 25th, 2017

Hurry over to State Line Lookout in Palisades Interstate Park in Alpine NJ this Sunday for Hawks Over the Hudson.  At 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. you can get up close and personal with live hawks, eagles, owls, and falcons.
More information: http://www.natureprogram.org/hawksOverHudson.html

(Even if you can’t attend the program, it’s worth a visit to State Line Lookout anytime.  At this time of year you’ll certainly see migrating raptors, turkey vultures, great hiking, and great views of the Hudson!)

For more earth science, on October 7th just head a little further north to Palisades, NY for Columbia U Lamont-Doherty Observatory open house.
More informationhttp://openhouse.ldeo.columbia.edu/

Science: Lamont-Doherty Open House Oct 7th

September 25th, 2017

A great opportunity to introduce children of all ages (and adults) to the exciting science going on right next door.  In grade school Ms. Maria’s children loved the Lamont Open House, and her older daughter, Isabella, worked at Lamont from 2014-2016.

Located nearby 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964, just across the NJ/NY border near exit 4 on the Palisades Parkway.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for this year’s Lamont-Doherty Open House on October 7, 2017.

Whether you’re an aspiring young scientist or a long-time science enthusiast, you’re sure to enjoy Lamont-Doherty’s Open House. Tour a lab, participate in hands-on earth science demonstrations, and learn from world-renowned researchers about their latest discoveries.

Open House is free and open to the public, with a $5 suggested donation.

Kindergarten/1st Grade Party Food Choices

May 24th, 2017

Food!  Glorious Food!

A year-end Montessori House tradition has the graduating Kindergarten/1st Grade students bring a favorite food to the All-School Party following their graduation ceremony.  Each K/1st student brings 15 to 20 servings of their favorite food — the school provides plates, napkins, drinks, and additional refreshments.

We’ve asked the K/1st families to let us know what food their graduates have chosen.  Here’s a sneak peek that we’ll keep updated as families report in:

  • Dumplings
  • Cupcakes
  • Cauliflower and carrots (with ranch dressing)
  • Fruit punch
  • Corn dogs
  • Coconut shrimp
  • German pancakes
  • Mini muffins
  • Fruit kebabs with marshmallows
  • Croissants
  • Oreo truffles
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Madeline cookies
  • Chicken
  • Empanadas
  • Blow pops and ring pops
  • Pita chips and hummus
  • Sliced mango

Friday, January 9th, 9 a.m. Graduation, 10 a.m. All-School Party

Latest Tomorrow’s Child from The Montessori Foundation

April 27th, 2017

We find The Montessori Foundation provides excellent information and resources for the parents of students at The Montessori House, and for parents considering The Montessori House for next school year.

Access to their latest issue:  Tomorrow’s Child May 2017:

Cover TC May 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Concert

April 25th, 2017

We had the pleasure of having Olivia’s grandparents — Alan and Bonnie — perform songs on mandolin and harp on March 17.   Thanks for the lovely music!

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Alumnae: Congratulations Madison

March 1st, 2017

Her mother writes, “Madison was accepted at Swarthmore College and will play lacrosse there.  So excited!  It’s a really good, academic school, and we credit The Montessori House for putting her on a strong academic path :)”.

Madison and her two sisters — Jacqueline and Hannah — all attended The Montessori House through Kindergarten.

Alumni Winners in Bergen 2016-17 Reflections

February 13th, 2017

We’re pleased to congratulate three alumnae of The Montessori House on their wins in the Bergen County 2016-17 Reflections Program:

  • Hypatia Spezakis (Kindergarten) for Literature Primary Level (Pre-K to 2nd Grade)
  • Lulu Ke (2nd Grade) for Literature Primary Level (Pre-K to 2nd Grade)
  • Suhani Pandya (3rd Grade) for Literature Intermediate Level (3rd Grade – 5th Grade)

Not only did they all attend The Montessori House, but they each have younger siblings who attended or are now attending The Montessori House.

Suhani, Lulu, and Hypatia–  Congratulations! from your friends at The Montessori House.

Feb 9: School Closed Weather Emergency

February 8th, 2017

The Montessori House School will be closed Thursday, due to the severe weather predicted for the day.  We hope to see everyone back at school on Friday — remember to wear your snow clothes!

Alum: Ileana Aramendi – Dean’s List

February 6th, 2017

Ileana attended The Montessori House in 2000 (and her two sisters attedned too).  This is the first in a new series spreading the news about Montessori House alumni (and pictures we still have on file).   Congratulations Ileana!