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FWM Summer Camp Fun and Our New Bottle Filler!

“Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer…”

FWM Summer Camps offer children an extension of our Montessori community of caring adults and a variety of peers to spend time with in an environment of respect and appreciation for one another. It is an opportunity for children to grow their self-identity, self-worth, self-esteem, leadership, and self-respect–we love our summer campers!

Thank you to the Middle School students who have been raising funds in the years preceding the COVID lockdown. Our new bottle filler is here– just in time for the warm summer days! It is in the wall right outside the after school room so children can fill water bottles as needed going to and from the playground.

The Elkay EZH2O® bottle filling station delivers a clean quick water bottle fill and enhances sustainability by minimizing our dependence on disposable plastic bottles.  It is designed to retrofit the older push bar-activated style water coolers.  It has sanitary, no-touch sensor activation with an automatic 20-second shut-off timer.

We hope you enjoy the pictures from Sports Camp, Art Camp, and our Primary and Toddler Summer Camps!


Upper El: A Great Year

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

What an amazing and beautiful group of humans I have had the good fortune to work with this year! They are compassionate, loving, kind, hard-working, and fun. I am blessed to have had a front seat to witnessing some incredible growth, beautiful interactions, and friendships blossoming. I told the rising sixth graders as they crossed the bridge to middle school; my wish for them as they move on and grow is that they stay true to who they are. To the rising fifths… we have another great year with a lot of fun and new friendships to look forward to!

Thank you very much for a great year! Thank you for choosing to place your precious children in my care. I am truly grateful.

I leave you with one more quote from our most recent Lit Circle read, The Little Prince.

“I am looking for friends. What does that mean — tame?”

“It is an act too often neglected,” said the fox. “It means to establish ties.”

“To establish ties?”

“Just that,” said the fox. “To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world….”

Have a wonderful summer!

With love,
Karen


Happy Summer!

Now that the end of the school year is here and I take a moment to reflect on all that we have accomplished together, I am humbled by all we achieved. Our FWM community came together, each day to celebrate the children! 

This week is no exception. It has been an incredible week of celebrations of community.  From our 8th year commencement ceremony Thursday evening, to our Kindergarten moving up ceremony, and our bridge crossing ceremonies for Toddler,  LE and UE, this has been a memorable week.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful children with us. They make our community what it is because they are absolutely overjoyed to be together at school every day.

Here is some information for you as the school year ends:

  • Teachers will send Summer Learning Resources and a Suggested Summer Reading List to all families next week.
  • Please encourage your children to read over the summer. Summer vacation allows us to relax, but is also a critical time to ensure students keep learning.
  • New school year instructions and supplies lists will be emailed to families in August. This communication will include a welcome from your child’s teacher.  

Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and fun-filled summer!


Middle School: See You Later!

Never “Goodbye,” but “See you later!” That’s a wrap on the 2021-22 school year! It’s been a year of growth for everyone and full of memories. We ended with an awesome spirit week that included Park Day!

As we wish our 8th grade class a fantastic transition from Fraser Woods to high school, we welcome a new 8th grade class as well as brand new Upper El students to middle school.

Have a beautiful summer, everyone! We will miss you!

Love,

The MS Team (Michelle, Zak, & Megan)


Mrs. Semmah: Welcome Summer!

Saying goodbye to our children is always a difficult moment after spending a whole year growing up together, learning, and bonding. It is so precious to hear the children say “I love you.” or “I’m going to miss you in summer.” Some children express love with a warm hug and a sparkle of joy in their eyes. Others show love with big smiles that shine on their adorable and happy faces. It is a very satisfying and joyful feeling to watch our children share their passion and confidence with us. I also want to thank each child for all the warmth, beautiful memories, and learning we have shared throughout the year.

Thank you, parents, for allowing us to be your child’s teachers. It has been a wonderful and rewarding year for us.

Lots of love,

Kaoutar and Sara  


Mrs. Hood: See You Later, Alligator!

And of course we had to finish our school year with a wonderful water day! Children had so much fun and we loved watching them enjoy this beautiful day.

Our playground was set up in different stations so children could choose what they wanted to do. There was water ball basketball, fishing, boats, bubble making (of course),  finger painting, water paint roller, truck washing and a super fun splash pad that brought so much joy and laughter to your children. After having a great morning in the sun, the children were surprised to find an ice cream truck at our school soccer field! They were so excited! Closing the morning with a yummy ice cream was just the best!

 

Looking through school pictures, I cannot stop the overwhelming feeling of thankfulness! I know we have said it before, but we need to say it one more time: Thank you for entrusting us with your little ones and walking next to us to give them the best experience each day!

We give them back to you pounds heavier, inches taller, months wiser, more independent, confident and mature than they were back in September. They did themselves a great job unfolding and growing each day and we feel honored to have witnessed it. They, for sure, will continue to be part of our lives. Even though some of them will be moving up a level, remember that we will always be interested in your children and their destiny-wherever they go, whatever they do and whoever they become.

They are truly precious to us!

Enjoy the contrast pictures of the first weeks and the last weeks of school of your child in our Toddler program!

Have a great summer!

Love,

Mrs. Hood and Ms. Maria


Lower El: Hello Summer!!!!

In a blink of an eye this year has come to an end! The end of the school year is always filled with many emotions, looking back at all we accomplished and seeing how much each child has grown. Each year I feel humbled with so much gratitude to experience each child’s development throughout the  year.

I will miss the children moving on and up and wish them nothing but the best. Each child holds a very special place in my heart. I hope you have a wonderful summer!!!


Mrs. Wilson: Ending The Year With a Splash!

Water Day! The children seem to have lots of fun with all the different activities we had set up on the playground. We had a splash pad, fishing, finger painting, truck washing, water ball basketball, and two bins with water, various scooping and pouring items, and bubbles! Then we ended our morning with a visit to the ice cream truck!

These ten months went by so very fast. But in these ten months each child has worked hard in their individual development. They formed friendships and learned to have empathy and compassion towards each other. Mrs.Crumb and I want to thank each and every one of the parents for the endless support and kindness you have show us throughout the year. We are going to miss all of you over the summer break and we can’t wait to see you all again in September. We hope you make lots of fun memories together!