Happy Spring Red-tailed Hawk Families!
What a whirlwind month we had last month! Our class movie was a big hit and the students had a wonderful time making it! We also had a very successful "Community Experts Night" thanks to some of our awesome parents, Ms. Judith (Frederique's mom), Ms. J.J. (Anora's mom), Ms. Kellie (Ted's mom), and Mr. Chuck (Emmie's dad). The class options for the children were Sand to Silicon, Poetry and Crafts, Acting, and Supply Chains.
As we head into the final months of school (already?!), we have several things to keep in mind. The first week of April is state testing for our 3rd grade students. While they are testing with Mrs. Amie, the younger students will remain in class with Ms. Janelle. Testing begins in the morning, so please be sure to have your students arrive on time, well slept and well fed. Later in the month, we will also have our "3rd grade visits" in which our students who are moving up to upper elementary next year, will spend a day in that environment. At the same time, we will be hosting transitioning kindergarteners from the primary for a day. It is a fun and exciting time in both upper and lower elementary environments, as we get to share in the excitement and energy of students moving up to the next plane of development.
April 24th is the deadline for parents of 3rd graders to fill out their child's Tonto Rim Christian Camp registration papers for our end of year trip. Please do not wait until the last minute, as there are several forms to fill out. An email was sent following last month's Community Meeting containing the specific link you must use for our group. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Amie ASAP.
On a final note, I'd like to remind everyone of the importance of the uninterrupted 3-hour work cycle in the Montessori environment. During this time, the students are given the opportunity for deep focus, study and concentration. In accordance with this, we do our best to limit interruptions. Any items that are forgotten at home, including lunch, music supplies, etc.. may be dropped off at the lobby. During the lunch break, students will be able to check for any forgotten items that they are expecting. For clarification or questions, please reference the Keystone Handbook.
Thank you so much! Have a wonderful April!
P.S. Please take a look at some fun pictures from last month!