We invite our Kindergarten parents to visit the Upper Campus and see the amazing things that are happening in the Elementary and Middle School. Please contact Chris at 201.333.5600, x103 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a personal tour and classroom observation. As you prepare for your child’s rise to the Elementary years, we would love to show you our Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary and Middle School!
For Toddler Parents: We invite parents of Toddler students to a special Music presentation on Monday, December 14, at 11:00 a.m. in the Lower Campus Multipurpose Room. The presentation will last about 15 minutes and Toddler students will be dismissed after the performance.
For Primary Parents: A holiday tradition at WFM! The Primary classes will present pieces from The Nutcracker for parents and friends in the Lower School Campus Multipurpose Room on the first floor:
Primary 2 - Monday, December 14, at 8:50 a.m.
Primary 1 - Tuesday, December 15, at 8:50 a.m.
Primary 3 - Wednesday, December 16, at 8:50 a.m.
For Lower and Upper Elementary Parents: On Friday, December 11, from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m., Lower
Elementary and Upper Elementary parents are invited to join us in their child’s
classroom for Open Friday. This is a special time for parents to come in and spend time
with their children in their classrooms (rather than a time to meet with
teachers). We hope you can join us!
Reminder: WFM Holiday Cards are now available! Please click here to see this year’s exclusive WFM Holiday Cards, designed and sold by the third through eighth grade students. Please feel free to share the link with family and friends: shop.wfmkids.org. All proceeds from purchases of holiday cards go toward school trips in the spring. Our students deeply appreciate your continuing support!
The Waterfront School Foundation is sponsoring two collection drives this holiday season as community outreach: a food and supply drive for The York Street Project (please see their wish list) and a coat drive for Jersey Cares. Please bring your coat donations to the school offices by Tuesday, December 8, and please bring your food and supply donations for York Street Project to the school offices by Friday, December 11. Please help us support these worthy causes. For more information please see the recent email from the Waterfront School Foundation or see the flyers near the school entrances.
2015-2016 Admissions: Siblings of current students receive priority in admission as long as the older child continues to be registered at WFM. If you are planning to have a younger sibling attend Waterfront Montessori next year, please submit an online application through www.waterfrontmontessori.com by Monday, December 7, so that we may reserve a space for your younger child. In the ‘Other Information’ section, please indicate that you are submitting a sibling application.
Flu Vaccine: New Jersey State Law requires all students under five years old as of October 1, 2014, who are attending school in New Jersey to receive the influenza vaccine before December 31, 2014. If your child is required to have this vaccine, please provide proof of his or her flu vaccination for our records. If we do not have proof that he or she has received the vaccine, we must exclude the child from school until he or she receives it.
As the temperature drops, please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather in a warm coat, a hat and gloves. Our playground and PE areas are right on the water and can be colder and windier than other parts of Jersey City.
This is also a good time to check the extra clothing that your child keeps at school. Please make sure he or she has the correct size of clothing, including long pants, a long sleeved shirt, socks and underwear, stored at school.
If your child has had to change clothes at school and has
borrowed clothing from WFM or from a classmate, please remember to launder and
return the borrowed clothing to school as soon as possible. There is a charge for clothing that is not
returned. We appreciate your
We are glad to have your family as part of our WFM community. We hope that you will visit The Flow often and share what is happening at Waterfront Montessori!
Chris Viteznik, Communications Director
Saturday December 5 – Open House for the Public
Sunday December 6 – Hanukkah begins
Friday December 11 – LE/UE Open Friday
Monday December 14 – Primary 2 Nutcracker Presentation;
Toddler Music Presentation
Tuesday December 15 – Primary 1 Nutcracker Presentation;
EL/MS Fall Piano/Violin/Guitar Concert
Wednesday December 16 – Primary 3 Nutcracker Presentation
Friday December 18 – Last day before holiday break; Early Close 4:00 p.m.
Progress Reports distributed
Monday January 4 – School resumes