Agenda | Next 7 Days

December 13, 2017
  • Pizza Lunch - PRI/ELEM/MS

    December 13, 2017

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  • Toddler Lunch: Cheese Quesadillas

    December 13, 2017

    Cheese quesadillas with spinach and sweet potato fries. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • Primary Chanukah Singalong (for students)

    December 13, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 9:20 am
    Crescendo Room

    led by parents Amy and Adrian Banner

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  • LE/UE Chanukah Singalong (for students)

    December 13, 2017 @ 9:25 am - 10:00 am
    Crescendo Room

    led by parents Adrian and Amy Banner!

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  • Tennis Fitness - LE, UE

    December 13, 2017

    UE Group #1: 10:00-10:45am UE Group #2: 11:00-11:45am LE: 1:30-2:15pm Location: Crescendo (all groups)

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  • Basketball Fitness - MS

    December 13, 2017

    MS: 2:30-3:45pm Location: Crescendo

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December 14, 2017
  • MS Fundraiser: LE/UE Afternoon of Fun- Registration Required

    December 14, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    Crescendo and MS Classrooms


    The 7th and 8th grade students (and their teachers) are hosting an Afternoon of Fun for elementary students as a fundraiser for our trip to Spain.

    Your child will have the opportunity to play some games, make a craft for the holidays, watch Moana, and have pizza. In the meantime, you might have time to get some holiday errands done!
    Details are below.  If you would like to register your child, please fill out this form and send a check (made out to Princeton Montessori School) or cash in with your child before December 13

    Date: Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
    Time: 2:30 - 5:45 pm
    Place: Princeton Montessori School (pick up in the Middle School wing)
    Price: $20 (includes 2 slices of pizza); $2 for each additional slice of pizza

    We hope to see your child(ren) there!
    Sincerely,
    The 7th and 8th Grade Students (and their teachers)

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December 15, 2017
  • LE Storyteller Visit: Maria LoBiondo

    December 15, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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December 18, 2017
  • Toddler Lunch: Mac and Cheese

    December 18, 2017

    Macaronia and cheese with red pepper strips and ranch dressing. Served with seasonla fruit.

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December 19, 2017
  • Toddler Lunch: Squash and Apple Soup

    December 19, 2017

    Squash and apple soup with fresh baguette and olive oil. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • Holiday Concert

    December 19, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 8:45 am

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  • UE / MS Cookie Exchange

    December 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 am
    R Crescendo Foyer, R Summit

    bring in 2 dozen cookies, and bring home two dozen! After Holiday Sing Along: Cookie exchange immediately following concert in Summit Room.

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Under the Dinosaur Topiary

The Stegosaurus climber on the Primary playground was transformed into a dinosaur topiary early in the school year. Underneath the Stegosaurus belly, there is a paleontology pit for archeological digs.  The elementary extended day children made plaster trilobites, ammonites, and megalodon shark teeth for the Primary children to discover in the dig site. They students also shared many real fossils for their Primary friends to ...

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Taking Care of the Earth

Our recent School Spirit Day focused on the EARTH – one of the four elements. In preparation for the assembly the Upper Elementary children made “seed balls” by making balls out of clay, potting soil and wild flowers seeds. This is a planting practice known around the world, to promote the growth of native plants. The students made ...

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Support the 7th & 8th grade Middle School students

  The 7th and 8th grade students (and their teachers) are hosting an Afternoon of Fun for elementary students as a fundraiser for our trip to Spain. Your child will have the opportunity to play some games, make a craft for the holidays, watch Moana, and have pizza. In the meantime, you might have time to get some holiday ...

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EARTH

Primary through Middle School children gathered together to celebrate our second School Spirit Day of the year. School Spirit Days are joyous celebrations which spiral our awareness from self to our community, to our school, and ultimately connect us to the wondrous earth which we all inhabit. It was an informative assembly on this year’s theme, ...

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Grandparents’ Day!

Grandparents and Grandfriends shared a special day at Princeton Montessori School. They enjoyed a luncheon and performances by many of the students. Grandparents of children in the Primary and Elementary programs spent time visiting in their grandchild’s classroom and grandparents of Toddler children enjoyed a Sing Along with their grandchild.    

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Get in the spirit of Giving

Holiday Giving Drive The Parent Association’s Community Service Committee invites you to participate in our annual Holiday Giving Drive, which benefits two organizations – The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey and the CYO.  In addition to helping our less fortunate youth in Mercer county, these activities are designed to teach our children about the needs of others, ...

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An Easy Way to Give!

What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Princeton Montessori School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion ...

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Middle School Learns about Winter Crops & Food Storage

The farmers from Cherry Valley Co-Op visited the Middle School students to talk about growing seasons in New Jersey, cold-tolerant crops, and food storage for winter months, including canning, freezing, fermenting, and brining.  The students made kimchee with cabbage, carrots, radishes, garlic, and peppers from the farm.  They had a great time and are eager, in 5-7 days, to ...

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Middle School Science Fair

Middle School students shared their month-long science experiments with parents, elementary students, and PCTE trainees at the Science Fair. Students selected an idea to test based on their individual interests, and worked in class to design a project and form a hypothesis to test the idea.  Students identified independent variables, controlled variables, and dependent variables, wrote ...

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Two Classic Stories Performed

The Elementary extended calendar children created and performed two short stories to the delight of the Primary children. They re-created the tale of The Ugly Duckling and The Little Gingerbread GIRL, working together to design costumes and scenery to depict the classic stories. Imaginative play is an important part of the Montessori philosophy and having older students ...

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A Visit from the Farmer

The Upper Elementary children participated in a hands-on workshop lead by Alec Gioseffi, the local farmer from the Cherry Valley Co-op. This is part of our Farm-to-School program, building connections between healthy food, our little school vegetable garden, larger farms, and the ecology of our area. The children were introduced to vegetables that can be grown in NJ based off the ...

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Positive behavior redirection for all ages

Montessori and Positive Behavior . December 7, 8:45 – 10:00am OR  7:00 – 8:30pm . This workshop will address how positive behavior redirection can be used with all ages, and used effectively at home as well as school.  While overviewing Montessori principles and methods, many practical examples will be shared with parents for some of the ...

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Thumbs Up from National Montessori Leader

The newly appointed Executive Director of the Amercian Montessori Society (AMS), Dr. Timothy Purnell, recently visited Princeton Montessori School. Michelle Morrison, Head of School, and Gwen Shangle, Director of Education gave Dr. Purnell a tour of the facilities and provided an overview of the wonderful programs that we offer our students. Dr. Purnell commented that this was, ...

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Support the 7th & 8th grade Middle School students

The 7th and 8th grade students continue to raise funds for their trip to Spain. They are currently taking orders through Equal Exchange for fair trade, organic chocolate, coffee, tea, and olive oil grown by small farms in some of the places that our tour group travels.  – Please check out the fundraising catalog. Orders are ...

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Eco Binding Project

Outside, friends, power tools, and a worthwhile project! What could be better? . A fall project in Eco Binding class was to build a rain barrel in our vegetable garden. The Upper Elementary children added a rain barrel and built a gutter system from the shed to help collect the water. We will use the ...

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A Beautiful Crisp Fall Day – Perfect for a Parade!

Students, teachers and faculty got into the Halloween spirit at the annual Halloween parade.    

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Kick-Off the 2017-18 Annual Fund!

SAVE THE DATE!  Tuesday, November 28th  This is the date of Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving, and the kick-off to our 2017-18 Annual Fund.  In 2016-17, 60% of donations to our school were submitted on or around Giving Tuesday, and in total our annual fund raised $132,000. This support provide additional program materials for all ages, ...

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Multicultural Art

Each year ten pieces of artwork are selected and professionally framed. The artists are our own students, ages 6-14, who have created colorful, eye-catching art work of differing mediums in their art classes with Carole Golcher. The pieces comprise our REFLECTIONS collection which will be on display at Princeton Hospital on the 5th floor pediatric unit for many people to enjoy. . The ...

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Middle School Fundraiser

  An important message from Princeton Montessori School’s Middle School Store… . Dear Princeton Montessori School Parents, Faculty, and Staff,  The Middle School’s 7th and 8th grade are going on a trip to Spain. We are very excited about the trip, however as students, we need to raise some money ourselves to help reduce the costs.  ...

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Montessori Journey & Discovery

Recently parents had two exceptional education opportunities here at school. Infant, Toddler and Primary parents were invited to attend “Montessori in the Home”. They were given suggestions on how to allow their child to have freedom within limits, and techniques for bringing this into the spaces around their home to develop and nurture a healthy independence in their child. The ...

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The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.

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