Agenda | Next 7 Days

October 20, 2018
  • 50th Event: Fall Festival

    October 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • 50th Event: Fall Festival

    October 20, 2018

    from 2:00 - 5:00 pm. Rain date: October 21st

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October 21, 2018
October 22, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Penne Pasta

    October 22, 2018

    Penne pasta with marinara sauce and green beans. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • TENT: New violin students begin lessons

    October 22, 2018 @ 12:00 am - October 23, 2018 12:00 am

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October 23, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Vegetable Lentil Soup

    October 23, 2018

    Vegetable Lentil Soup with bread and olive oil. Served with seasonal fruit.

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  • Toddler Class Pictures, Hummingbird/Cardinal

    October 23, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 8:45 am

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October 24, 2018
  • Toddler Lunch: Quesadillas

    October 24, 2018

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

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  • Pizza Lunch - PRI/ELEM/MS

    October 24, 2018

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  • Toddler Class Pictures, Goldfinch and Robin

    October 24, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 9:15 am

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  • Pizza lunch delivery

    October 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Fall Fitness- LE, UE, MS

    October 24, 2018
    Outside

    LE Group #1: 9:00-9:45amUE Group #1: 10:00-10:45am UE Group #2: 11:00-11:45am LE: 1:30-2:15pm MS: 2:30-3:45pm Rain Location: Crescendo (all groups)

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October 25, 2018
  • New Violin Students begin Group Lessons

    October 25, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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October 26, 2018
  • School Closed - Open for Addl Days (I-E) - Faculty In-Service

    October 26, 2018

    Faculty In-Service - Conference Prep for Teachers

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  • UE delivers Smart Lunches

    October 26, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 10:30 am

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A New Outdoor Learning Environment

Upper Elementary looks for ways to create a habitat

An outdoor space to attract birds and small wildlife

IMG_2033 (1)Mrs Hammer and the Elementary students have been working hard to create a new outdoor space for learning. The area is between the Lower Elementary classroom and the lower parking lot. There is a new seating area and six Arborvitaes have been planted around the perimeter of the space as well as an oak tree. The students spent a lot of time in Ecology class talking about how to attract birds and wildlife to this new outdoor space.

 

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In their Ecology binders they answered the question, “How do we attract birds and small mammals to our Princeton Montessori School backyard?”.  The students wrote many thoughtful observations. Here are some excerpts:

 

What we need to attract birds is a way to make them feel safe, trees that they like, food that they enjoy, and the resources to make a nest. This year we have planted 6 evergreen trees and one oak tree. The oak tree will not only attract birds, but also insects. The insects will make great food for the birds. When spring comes around, we will be able to plant bushes and flowers, which will make an even better habitat for the birds. ~ Lia

 

In conclusion almost all of the birds we studied ate insects and nuts, seeds and acorns. We planted 6 Arborvitaes and 1 oak tree so the birds will feel safe and have food and mostly have a place to make a home. We planted the oak because when you plant a tree you don’t just have a tree, it is like having a whole life cycle compacted into an oak tree. This coming spring we will be planting shrubs and flowers. ~ Tim

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