Maple News

Hello, families!   Children are formally instructed in social skills they will use throughout their lives, for example, saying “please” and “thank you,” interrupting conversations politely, requesting rather than demanding assistance, and greeting guests warmly.     As most of the children are here for lunch each day, they have been able to set their…

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Maple Room News

The Gala was once again a special evening. We were thankful to see everyone who came to celebrate the school with us. We enjoy our time with you and appreciate your ongoing support. Our class creation, “Watercolor Peacock,” was a vivid piece of art that the children were excited to share. We want to extend…

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Oak Classroom News

Dear Parents,   I can hardly believe our last month of school has already arrived!  Truly the children have grown so much and become so confident.  Spring has sprung all around us!  During walks we have heard the call of robins and cardinals.  It has been exciting to see buds on trees and stems sprouting…

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Oak Room News

Dear Parents, March is another month full of activity. From our annual benefit to our Parent-Teacher Conferences, I am so grateful for the opportunity to spend time with each of you! During March our solar system work is on the shelf! Handwriting has taken off in the classroom from story-writing to waitresses taking orders from…

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Officially an American Montessori Society Accredited Member School

Fox Valley Montessori School has officially earned the title of an Accredited Member School of the American Montessori Society. What does this mean? It means that we have achieved a well-defined standard of excellence. *AMS-accredited schools must meet AMS School Accreditation Standards and Criteria. Only AMS full member schools are eligible to become accredited. Applicants undergo a rigorous…

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Snow Day Fun

Winter has arrived, which for many of us means the headache of driving. But for kids it means snow days, lots of hot chocolate and fun winter crafts! Don’t have any in mind quite just yet? Here are five ideas to get you started on your winter fun! 1. Snowman Marshmallows This is a super…

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Staff Picks

What is your favorite holiday book? After asking some of our staff, here is what they chose!   Ms. Denise’s favorite holiday story is The Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore. Ms. Lynor and Ms. Alyssa LOVE How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss, and they also enjoy the movie! Who doesn’t? It’s…

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The Maple Classroom

As we are into the season of Fall, the natural world is amidst some of the most obvious changes within the yearly cycle. For children, this means the excitement of leaves, the observations of changing animal activity, and noticeable weather differences. In a Montessori classroom, we include experiences with nature as often as we can…

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