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Hawks over the Hudson Sunday Oct 1

Monday, 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

Monday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Thursday, 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

Alumni Winners in Bergen 2016-17 Reflections

Monday, 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

Wednesday, 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!

Learning About Teeth

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

On February 3rd, we welcomed dentist Dr. Robert Bogossian back to The Montessori House to talk to our children about teeth, and how to take good care of their own  teeth.  Dr. Bogossian has been visiting The Montessori House for quite some time:  his daughter Alexandra was a student here, and is now in her second year of college!

To entertain and educate the children he uses some great props during his presentation — notable is the giant toothbrush, as you can see in the photos below.

Although Dr. Bogossian sees patients, young and old, in his office in Englewood, he and his wife Lynn reside in Tenafly.  They continue to refer new families to The Montessori House and, along with the school, they’ve been generous supporters of both Friends of Montessori Foundation and Tenafly Nature Center.

Dr. Bogossian — thanks again, and we can’t wait for you to return next year!

K/1st Field Trip

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

With support from Friends of Montessori Foundation (FoM), 17 Kindergarten/1st Grade students visited Bergen PAC in Englewood, for a performance of “The Ugly Duckling” produced by Lightwire Theater on January 31.

The children and teachers traveled by bus.  When they left the streets were dry, but by the time they returned we had snow!

Lunar New Year!

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Lunar New Year came early to The Montessori House (the Lunar New Year falls on Saturday, Jan 28th, this year).

As you can see from the photos, we have the loveliest parents!  They prepared wonderful Lunar New Year presentations and treats for all the children, with New Year celebrations in the morning and the afternoon.

Much thanks to Na Young (Audrey), Sunwoo (Anna), Gemma (Zoey and Zachary), Michelle (Phoebe and Lucy), Niya (Ella), Mina (Brandon), Nidhi (Sanjali), Hannah (Joseph), Cecilia (Thomas), and Xia (Connor).

 

Lion Dance!

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

A big thanks to Huee (mother of Isabel and Mila), who arranged for our students to have a performance and demonstration on Wednesday of Lion Dance by The Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute of New York City.  We were thrilled by the Lion Dance — as you can see below  (WOW!).