Parent Association Meeting tomorrow, February 25th from 8:30-9:30am. We will be discussing the upcoming Movie & Trivia Afternoon, as well as sharing details about the 26th Annual Auction Gala and ways that you can get involved! Younger siblings welcome! LIVE STREAM LINK*: https://youtu.be/jyzjMyAsUqE
*This link will allow you to view the Parent Association meeting live starting at 8:30 on the morning of the meeting. Additionally, you will be able to visit the link to see the archived version of the meeting once the live stream is over. This month’s topic discussion: Bringing Montessori Home will be presented by Chris Robertson, Head of School, Cindy Carroll, Director of Primary and Toddler Programs, and Primary Head Teacher and Karen Sankey, Lower Elementary Head Teacher will share simple ways to bring Montessori into your home for your child.
Re-enrollment contracts for the upcoming 2020-21 school year will be emailed to all current families tomorrow Tuesday, February 25th with a returned by due date of Tuesday, March 17th. It is extremely important to make note of this deadline. Those families with a child currently in the Toddler program moving into Primary and returning Primary students, please refer to the email sent by Chris Robertson, Head of School on February 23rd about potential space availability issues that FWM is currently facing. While many Early Childhood through 8th Grade independent schools are noticing a decline in enrollment, FWM is experiencing an increased interest in our school – particularly in our Primary program.
Knowing the talent of our teachers and the quality of our Montessori program, I am not surprised that families are seeking to enroll their children in our school. Due to the number of FWM children returning to our Primary program as well as those children moving up from Toddler, FWM’s Primary will have limited openings for the 2020-2021 school year.
Therefore, please adhere to the March 17th contract deadline to secure your child’s spot; we will be offering open spots to prospective families whose children have applied for Primary on Wednesday, March 18th. We will be unable to secure a spot for your child unless a contract is returned by March 17th.
FWM’s 26th annual Auction Gala is approaching on Friday, April 17th at 6:30pm. at The Waterview in Monroe. Tickets are now on sale here! The first 25 families to purchase ANY auction ticket will receive a themed swag box!
Become a gardener of love! For each $90 gift, a tulip will be planted at school to honor the ones you love! A metal tulip with a heart attached (inscribed with the donor or loved one’s name) will “bloom” in front of the school on March 30th. To recognize your gift, the metal tulip & heart will be sent to the recipient of your choosing during the first week of April and a permanent tulip bulb will be planted in its place.
Tax-deductible donations can be made online here. Only 5 days left, during the month of February, each new $90 donation that is made to FWM will go to this year’s Annual Fund campaign which supports the school’s ongoing mission of cultivating compassion, confidence and joy of learning for current students. Celebrate LOVE with a gift to our school!
Parent Association New Event: Trivia/Movie Afternoon Saturday, March 7th-3:30-6:30pm.
Join us at school for an afternoon of competitive trivia! The trivia program is digital, interactive, fast and fun. This event is open to FWM friends and family! Don’t delay, sign up today to reserve your spot here!
Don’t have a babysitter? Childcare for children (walking through 8th grade) will be available at school for $20 per child which includes pizza and popcorn. Children will be grouped by age group depending on the number of students. Please register in advance here.
Trivia Overview: 6 adult players max per team and a maximum of 25 total teams. If you don’t have a team of 6, you will be assigned to a team. Each team is encouraged to create a team name and can choose to decorate your team table in any way that you choose. The trivia game lasts approximately 2 hours. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place as well as last place and best decorated table.The event is BYOB and feel free to bring snacks for your table to share.
Any questions, please email Parent Chairs: Natalia Kokalj-O’Driscoll Kristen Rio Brooke Hopkins Rossana Cinquegrana
Join a Book Study to discuss the book, How to Raise an Adult. Head of School, Chris Robertson, will be facilitating a discussion in May about this excellent parenting book. For more information, please click here.
March Break Camp Registration is OPEN (Toddler and Primary children). To register your FWM toddler or primary child in FWM’s March Break Camp, please click here. Parents may register their child for one or both weeks. March Break Camp is: Week 1 (March 16-20) and Week 2 (March 23-27).