Weekly Announcements & Calendar - May 8, 2015

Parents of Primary Students, including Kindergarteners:  Please Mark Your Calendars!  Primary Class Music/Kindergarten Spanish productions are coming up next week!

Performances will be presented at 8:45 a.m. in the Lower Campus Multipurpose Room on the first floor.  The performances are expected to last about 20-30 minutes.  We hope you can join us to see your child perform!

Monday, May 11:  Primary 2

Tuesday, May 12:  Primary 1

Wednesday, May 13:  Primary 3

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Parents of Primary and Lower Elementary Students:  Just a few spaces remain for the WFM Movie Night! on Friday, May 15, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.  Your children will enjoy a movie, pizza and fun with their older friends, you enjoy a quiet evening and the UE/MS students raise money for their Spring trips!  (Teachers and administrators will be on hand to supervise.) Flat rate of $40 per child: Please click here to register, then bring your payment to school.  

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Grade 3, Upper Elementary and Middle School Parents:  SAT-10 Testing begins next week.  On Monday through Friday, May 11 through 15, the Grade 3 students will take the paper version of the test during part of each day.  On May 14 through 19 (Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday) the Upper Elementary and Middle School students will take the SAT-10 test online during part of each day.  Please see that your child gets appropriate sleep each night and has a healthy breakfast each morning.  

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Parents of Elementary and Middle School Music Students, Please Save the Date:  Tuesday evening, June 2, the Elementary and Middle School Piano, Guitar and Violin students will present their Spring concerts for parents and friends.  More details will be provided soon.

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Summer Fun!  WFM Summer Camp registration is open for children from 2 to 8 years old.  WFM will offer six weeks of Summer Camp from June 29 through August 7 at the Lower School Campus. This year’s offerings:  Session I – Where the Wild Things Are, Session II – Movin’ and Groovin’, and Session III – Fiesta Time.  Registration forms for WFM students are available at the school office.  Secure your child’s spot as soon as possible!

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Before WFM Summer Camp begins, your child can attend WFM Creation Imagination Art Camp With Ms. Stacey:  The first two weeks of camp, June 15-19 and June 22-26, will be held at the Waterfront Montessori Upper Campus in the Art Room.  Registration is open to WFM students in Grades 1-8.  (Applicants must have completed Grade 1 prior to the start of camp.)  Each week students will enjoy lessons in drawing, painting and sculpting.  Just a few spaces remain.  Register online now at http://www.creationimagination.com.  

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Parents of Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary and Middle School Students:  If you have not already done so and you wish to allow your child’s art work to appear in WFM’s Artsonia online art gallery, please use your child’s personal Artsonia username and security code, noted on a special permission slip in his or her Friday Folder today, to grant permission for Ms. Stacey to upload your child’s art work to WFM’s gallery. You may create an account so that you may view your child’s work, and if you wish, you may also invite friends and family to view your child’s work.  (If there is no personalized permission slip included in your child’s Friday Folder, then you have already granted permission and established an Artsonia account.)

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Don’t miss the Third Annual Waterfront School Foundation Gala coming up on Wednesday, May 20, 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Liberty House Restaurant in Jersey City.  Tickets are available now online or at the school offices, and we hope that you can join us!  (There is no service fee for tickets purchased from the school offices.)  Upper Elementary and Middle School students are welcome to attend and tickets are discounted accordingly.  Please click here for more information and to purchase your tickets!  

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Call for Silent Auction items for the WSF Annual Gala:  If you or your business can donate goods and/or services to be auctioned (professional services, vacation homes, timeshares, products, gift certificates, goods and more) at WSF’s Third Annual Spring Gala on May 20, please contact Allison Schneider at the Lower School campus as soon as possible.  You may call her at 201.333.5600 or send a note to allison@waterfrontmontessori.com.  We appreciate your contributions to the Waterfront School Foundation’s fundraising efforts!

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Reminder:  The Waterfront School Foundation is enrolled in Amazon Smile, a program in which Amazon donates a percentage of your purchases to charitable organizations – at no cost to you!  Anyone can set up his or her existing Amazon account to support the foundation at this link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-4548129.  When you register, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to The Waterfront School Foundation, and it will not cost you a penny.  Please take this opportunity to sign up to support the foundation through Amazon Smile.  The WSF appreciates your help!

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We are happy to have your family as part of our WFM community.

Chris Viteznik, Communications Director

parents@waterfrontmontessori.com

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Calendar Notes:

Monday May 11 through Tuesday May 12 – UE Spring Trip to Frost Valley

Monday May 11 through Friday May 15 – Grade 3 SAT-10 test

Monday May 11 - Primary 2 Music/Kinder Spanish Spring productions

Tuesday May 12 - Primary 1 Music/Kinder Spanish Spring productions

Wednesday May 13 – Primary 3 Music/Kinder Spanish Spring productions

Thursday-Friday, May 14-15 and Monday-Tuesday, May 18-19 – UE/MS SAT-10 test

Friday May 15 – WFM Movie Night! fundraiser

Tuesday May 19 – NJSO/NJPAC Concert for Young People field trip, K-3

Wednesday May 20 – Waterfront School Foundation Third Annual Gala

Thursday May 21 – K/A Coffee, Second Floor

Monday May 25 – School Closed for Memorial Day holiday

Wednesday May 27 – MS FedEx Day

Thursday May 28 – Upper School Spelling Bee; Grade 7 Parent & Student Meeting

Monday June 1 through Friday June 5 – Art Exhibition, Upper Campus

Tuesday June 2 - Spring Concerts

Thursday June 4 – K/A Coffee, First Floor

Wednesday June 10 – Last Day of School

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