All parents are invited!
Back to School Night provides an opportunity for parents to experience the life of their child in the course of a school day, learn more about curriculum, procedures, and practices, and get to know the teaching staff and fellow parents better. It is an event for parents, which includes a short presentation in children’s classrooms, followed by a social gathering for parents and teachers.
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 season and soil types. They tasted many types of root vegetables, gathered seeds, and planted garlic in our garden at school. The students learned about:
• types of crops
• how they are grown
• how long it takes from seed to plate
• what type of soil crops grow in
• closely related crops: carrots, radishes, turnips, beets, and potatoes
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.