As I sit here and write this, I look out the window and see the snow falling. To most kids, snow is a way to get out of school but to Montessori parents, snow can be another lesson in our world. It can be an art lesson, a science lesson, a lesson in thought and reflection- the everyday becomes the classroom for us. This is the wonderful world of Montessori- we help our children not only discover and learn our world but then teach them to use that as a way to think about "the box" and how to break out of it!
NO SCHOOL MONDAY!
The HMM Spring Dance is scheduled for March 12th at the Oasis Shriners (where it was held last year). Only 225 tickets will be sold. Keep an eye out in the next few weeks for more info on how to purchase your tickets!
SECONDARY MONTESSORI NEWS
click this link to find out more about 9th grade at Sedgefield!
Here's some FAQ's directly from Sedgefield Middle School and you may have questions. Please remember that you do not have to enter the lottery for your child to go to Sedgefield. It is an automatic feeding pipeline.
CURRENT 6TH GRADERS: MONDAY, JANUARY 25th CAMP AT SEDGEFIELD
Monday, January 25th, is a Teacher's Workday. Sedgefield Middle School is having a Camp for Upper Elementary students for all the elementary Montessori schools.
Here's more information http://sedgefieldmontessori.com/2015/12/17/sedgefield-montessori-kids-camp-for-upper-el-students-jan-25/
NEWS FROM CMS
As winter weather approaches, now is the perfect time to download the CMS mobile app on your Apple or Android device. The app makes it easy to receive weather-related updates and access the latest CMS news, calendars and more anytime, anywhere. Visit bit.ly/cmsapps from your mobile device or scan the QR code to download.
SLT (Student Leadership Team) Meetings
Join the SLT at their monthly meetings every 3rd Thursday at 8am. The group gets together and discusses student/school decisions that are important to not only the school but our students as well. All parents are welcome! The next meeting will be held on January 21st!! We have created a virtual option for parents who can’t attend as well: https://www.smore.com/0gcnm Please feel free to give your input- we value and encourage all input from parents, teachers and staff.
Spirit Rocks: BIRTHDAYS, SPECIAL EVENTS, OR SHOW HMM PRIDE!
HMM has two Spirit Rocks available for painting! If you'd like to paint the Spirit Rock, you must first check to see if the date is available on the Spirit Rock calendar here. If your date is available, then please fill out this form and send in $10 to HMM PTA. Once the money is received, the PTA will reserve the date on the calendar. Can’t wait to see all your beautiful Spirit Rock creations!
Text Reminding from the PTA
Do you feel like you are forgetting important dates for HMM and the PTA? Days off? Deadlines? Events? YES???? Then join the HMM Text reminding! Just text 81010 with the message @hmmpta. or click this link! Just another way to join the HMM Community!
Join the HMM Community
If you are interested in joining the PTA and helping support HMM please contact the PTA directly at Highlandmillmontessoripta@gmail.com. If you have already expressed this interest, your committee chair should have contacted you-if they have not, please email us so that we can make sure the information we have is correct. REMEMBER- you do not have to be at the school to help! There is a role for everyone!. We look forward to growing the PTA family so that our children can have the best year yet!
Check out this Facebook Group where HMM parents are sharing Montessori information and resources. Also, take a look at and follow the parent-created HMM Pinterest Boardfor Montessori activities you can do at home!
Support our school by shopping on Amazon
Now you can support our school by shopping on Amazon! Make your purchases through this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/56-2052326 and our school will get back a percentage. You can use your existing Amazon username and password. It's super easy and just in time for the holiday shopping!!
Give Back to HMM by Shopping
There are several ways you can support our school, just by shopping. Link your Target REDcard, VIC Card (you can do this online if you have your card with you-it's easy!) or BiLo Bonus Card to our school and automatically donate a percentage of your purchases. Also, visit www.Shoparoo.com for another way to support our school each time you shop.
How Do I Keep in Touch with the PTA?
o Bookmark our website: www.highlandmillmontessoripta.weebly.com
o Friend us on Facebook: Highland Mill Montessori PTA
o Join Remind: Text 424.203.0478 with the message @hmmpta
Save the Date
JANUARY 18: NO SCHOOL
JANUARY 20: 1:15 Early Release Time
JANUARY 21: 8am-SLT Meeting- Everyone is welcome!
JANUARY 25: NO SCHOOL
FEBRUARY 15: NO SCHOOL
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