Archive for the ‘Urgent Alerts’ Category

CLOSED: Wednesday March 21st due to snow.

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

SCHOOL CLOSED Thursday March 5

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

The Montessori House will be closed today, Thursday March 5, due to weather.

We will schedule a make-up class for after school Chess Club.

OPEN — Monday February 9th

Monday, February 9th, 2015

The Montessori House is open today on the usual schedule.

Conditions vary locally.  Parents should use their judgment and feel free to keep children home, come to school late, or pick up early, as they see fit.

If children arrive late or leave early, please be patient, as it may take some time to respond to your request.


CLOSED: Monday, February 2nd

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Due to weather, The Montessori House will be closed Monday, February 2nd.

We expect to re-open Tuesday February 3rd on the usual schedule, conditions permitting.

If our plans change, we will update our website, and our phone message.   

We hope all families are safe.

CLOSED — Tuesday January 27th

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Due to weather, The Montessori House will be closed Tuesday, January 27th.

We expect to re-open Wednesday, January 28th on the usual schedule

If our plans for Wednesday change, we will update our website, and our phone message.  Please note, if we lose power we may not be able to update the website.  For the latest information on Wednesday plans, please check our phone message after 7 a.m. on Wednesday  (201-816-8343). 

Finally, even if the school opens Wednesday, parents should evaluate their unique snow and transportation situation and should feel free to keep children at home.

We hope all families are safe.

Open Monday January 26th — Chess Canceled

Monday, January 26th, 2015

The Montessori House will be open on its regular schedule today, Monday January 26th with the following exceptions:

  1. Beginner Chess is canceled this afternoon.  We have a make-up class scheduled for March 23rd.  Parents should pick up children at 3:00 p.m. dismissal.  For Chess students we will provide After Care until 3:20 p.m. at no charge.
  2. If you plan to use After Care today, we ask that you plan to pick up your child by 4:00 p.m. to allow our staff to leave before the worst of the blizzard begins.  If you will not arrive by 4:00 p.m., please call before 4:00 p.m. to provide your estimated pick-up time.

We will confirm before tomorrow, but most likely The Montessori House will be closed on Tuesday, January 27th.

Normal Schedule — Jan 21, 2014

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

The Montessori House is operating on its normal schedule today, despite the snow.  We’ll dismiss at the normal time (11:15 a.m. for the morning session, 3:00 p.m. for the afternoon session). 

After school, Piano and After Care will proceed on the normal schedule today.

Parent who wish to take children home early may do so following the standard procedure: park, ring the bell at the front door, and we’ll invite you to come to the top of the stairs to receive your child.  Note, because of winter clothing, and the likelihood that other parents may also come early, you may have a slight wait until your child is ready — please be patient.   In addition, after 2:45 p.m. we may ask you to wait in car line to pick your child up at normal dismissal.

Welcome Back! School Re-Opens Monday, November 5th

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

The Montessori House has regained electric power and plans to reopen on its regular schedule Monday, November 5th.  Right now we can confirm that we will have After Care, but we’re still waiting to hear if Ms. Lisa is available for Suzuki Violin after school.  

In case repairs elsewhere cause a further loss of electric power (which we consider possible but unlikely), we suggest parents check our phone message after 7 a.m. on Monday to confirm that school is open (201-816-8343).

Electric Power Restored!

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

As of Saturday morning, we again have power at The Montessori House.  We’re inspecting our facility and checking with teachers, and hope to re-open Monday on our normal schedule. 

By Sunday afternoon, parents will receive a special communication on our final plans for Monday, November 5th.

School Closed Friday, November 2nd

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The Montessori House school is still closed as we continue to have no electric power on Friday, November 2nd.

The most up-to-date information continues to be found at 201-816-8343. We will update our information by 6:00 a.m. Monday. Please call 201-816-8343 after 6:00 a.m. Monday for the latest information.

Finally, we have extended our deadline for any payments that were due November 1st.  Please deliver November 1 payments on the first day school is open. 

 We hope all families are safe, and that your electric power (and ours!) is restored this weekend!