Agenda | Next 7 Days

November 15, 2018
  • Middle School Science Fair

    November 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Crescendo. All parents invited.

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  • BookEnds Club 2018-19

    November 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    BookEnds is a book club for Upper Elementary students and a parent. The club meets 6 times each year on Thursdays from 5:00-6:30 PM. _______________________________________________ Book focus: Shakespeare's Secret by Elise Broach Leader: Kate Garzon, UE Teacher

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  • Middle School Science Fair

    November 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    All parents invited. Elem students invited.

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November 16, 2018
  • LE Field Trip to Churchville Nature Center

    November 16, 2018


    On Friday, November 16, 2018, the LE students will visit Churchville Nature Center to learn about the life of the Lenape people through a hands-on, living history program. Students will explore a Lenape village and learn about family life, cooking, gardening, hunting and other basic skills. Students will also deepen their appreciation of the natural world by exploring nature trails. 
    On this day, students will travel to the nature center in Churchville, PA. They will depart from school at 9:00 AM and return to school at 2:30 PM. Students should bring a disposable lunch to eat at the nature center. 
    What to bring/wear:
    - Bring disposable lunch
    - Wear weather-appropriate clothing 
    - Wear comfortable walking shoes (No flip flops)
    - Bring water bottle
    Permission Due: Friday, November 9, 2018.

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November 19, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Cheese Tortellini with Marinara

    November 19, 2018

    Cheese tortellini with marinara sauce and parmesan cheese. Served with seasonal fruit.

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November 20, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Vegetable Soup with Pasta

    November 20, 2018

    Vegetable soup with pasta and whole wheat baguette. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • I/T/P Sunrise Singalong

    November 20, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:15 am

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November 21, 2018
  • School Closed - All Programs - Thanksgiving

    November 21, 2018 - November 23, 2018

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Farm-to-School

Middle School and Upper Elementary students visited the Cherry Valley Co-op as part of their Farm-to-School experience. They learned about what farmers can do to extend their growing season and prepare for the long winter.  – The Upper Elementary students focused their time learning about seeds and making sauerkraut. They were shown how to harvest ...

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Celebrating Diwali

Many classrooms had presentations about Diwali, which was celebrated on November 7th. The children explored new sites, sounds and tastes, while learning about this important Hindu festival of lights. They listened to stories about Diwali, saw the beautiful clothing worn for this special day and enjoyed special crafts and treats. It was a wonderful way of appreciating and learning ...

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School-Wide Community Service Event

The Parent Association’s Community Service Committee thanks you for your support of our first community service project of the 2018-19! The school-wide diaper drive to support The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank in helping babies, parents and families in need was a huge success! – Together we collected:  Diapers: 3,435 Pull-ups: 668 Wipes: 4,608 Swim Diapers: 65 Baby Ointment: ...

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Original play performed

  The Elementary extended calendar children created and performed an original play to the delight of the Primary children. The play was based on the book The Owl in the Shower, and the students worked together to write the script, and design the props and set. The shower curtain was created by laminated fall leaves that ...

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Friday Social Club

Middle School Social Club meets monthly on Fridays from 4:00-7:00pm for a cool outing. Students are involved in selecting and planning the destinations. Choices include bowling, corn maze, ice skating, roller skating, movie, laser tag, archery or many other creative destinations! Each outing includes transportation to and from school, as well as dinner. Middle School ...

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The Art of Community

On October 30th, Charles Vogl, author of ‘The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging’, spoke at the Hun School to an audience of parents, heads of school, and faculty on the topic of belonging.  Mr. Vogl stated that we are living in one of the loneliest times as humans, particularly among adolescents and young ...

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A Beautiful Fall Day – Perfect for a Parade!

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

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Our Policy on Flying the Flag at Half-Mast

Recently we had some questions as to the school practice related to lowering the U.S. flag when there is a national day of mourning, as in the recent tragedy in Pittsburgh.  Our school follows federal guidelines related to when to fly the U.S. flag at half-mast.  They are as follows: The United States flag flies ...

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MUSIC • HAYRIDES • FOOD • GAMES • INFLATABLES • CRAFTS • PHOTO BOOTH – We kicked off our 50th Anniversary celebration with a Fall Festival! It was a joyous, fun-filled event with hay-rides, pony rides, games and activities, scarecrows, and extra special treats. Faculty, staff, parents, children, trustees, former families and friends of school all ...

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Art Club students create bird paintings for HomeFront

Princeton Montessori School Art Club was invited to create paintings to be exhibited at the HomeFront Family Campus during their Open House on November 15.  Art Club advisor, Barbara Houze, talked to the students about HomeFront and its mission and they enthusiastically agreed to be a part of the project. Students created bird paintings in symbolic support of ...

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The Annual Halloween Parade is Always a Hit!

Halloween Details: To celebrate Halloween, Primary, Elementary, and Middle School students participate in the annual costume parade on Wednesday, October 31 at 8:45 am (Toddler children do not participate in the parade).  Parents are invited to stay for the parade after drop-off. The children will walk around the semi-circle with their class. Following the parade, Mr. Mitnick will lead ...

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Lower Elementary studies Fossils

In the Elementary years, students in Montessori experience dramatic stories and subsequent curricular work that guides them in making sense of their world.  This begins with the story of how life came to be. – In Biology, the Lower Elementary students are studying evolution and the “Tree of Life” starting when life first appeared on ...

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Learning about the American Revolution

The Upper Elementary students visited the The Old Barracks Museum in Trenton. The museum is not only a State and National Historic Landmark, but it is a center for education in the field of colonial and early American history. The students received a first-person introduction to Revolutionary War military life. They were sent back in ...

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Middle School Students Participate for HS Interviews

Middle School students in 8th grade prepare for their upcoming high school interviews by taking part in Mock Interviews here at school. Prior to the interview, they are instructed in what to wear for an interview, how to ask and answer meaningful questions, and how to present themselves in their best light. School administrators simulate ...

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School-Wide Community Service Event

The Parent Association’s Community Service Committee is pleased to announce that the first community service project of the 2018-19! This year we will be holding a school-wide diaper drive to support The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank in helping babies, parents and families in need. This is a perfect way for Princeton Montessori School give back to the ...

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Community Building

One of the wonderful benefits of our school serving students from infant through 8th grade is that our Middle School students get to see and work with students that are much younger than they are.  It is a wonderful way for adolescents to realize that others need their help and look up to them.  Through ...

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Reading Buddies

Each year the third year Upper Elementary students have the privilege of being Reading Buddies to the third year Primary students.  They are assigned one or two Primary children to read with each week throughout the year. At the beginning of the year, the UE students received lessons on how to greet their younger friends, ...

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Bringing Montessori Home

Authentic Montessori
 education is the most powerful way for children to learn. It encompasses a culture that is innovative, respectful of the child, peaceful, joyful, collaborative, child-centered, community- minded, developmentally exacting, and supported by research. Parents don’t need to create a Montessori classroom, but they can observe, use appropriate language and allow the child to ...

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Embracing Change

Primary through Middle School children gathered together to celebrate our first 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. We expressed ourselves musically, shared school spirit, and directed our ...

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Celebrating the Moon Festival with and old friend!

The Upper Elementary class welcomed our friend, Hong-Yu, back to Princeton Montessori School! He is visiting from China for two weeks, and he brought a special treat to celebrate the Moon Festival. Hong-Yu confidently presented information about the important holiday to his friends before he and his mother, Lucy, served delicious pastries that they brought with ...

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About PMonts

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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