Weekly Announcements - Friday, October 23, 2015

This is a good time to check your child’s extra clothing stored at school to make sure it is the correct size and appropriate for the season and weather. Thank you!

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We invite you join us for a K/A Coffee on Thursday, October 29, from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m., in the first floor Lower School Multipurpose Room.  Every other week, Karen Westman, our Head of School, hosts drop-in coffees for WFM parents.  No RSVP is required and the coffees are open to all WFM parents. Please stop by the first floor Lower School Multipurpose Room on Thursday to stay current on what is happening at WFM.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Our students will no doubt be excited about Halloween festivities, but please remember that Halloween costumes and treats must remain at home.  We appreciate your cooperation.  If your child is attending the Halloween Movie Night and plans to wear a costume for the event, he or she will need to change into the costume before arriving back at school at 6:30 p.m.

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The Upper School Spanish students and Ms. Rose are collecting brown paper shopping bags and brown paper grocery bags for a special Spanish project. If you have extra brown paper bags at home, please send them in to the school offices for this special project.  The Upper School students appreciate your help!

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Please mark your calendars: Sunday, November 1, Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 a.m.  Please remember to “fall back” so that you arrive on time if you have a Parent-Teacher conference at school on Monday.

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Reminder:  Waterfront Montessori will be closed on Friday, October 30, for a Faculty Planning Day and will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday, November 2 and 3, for Parent-Teacher Conferences.

On Parent-Teacher Conference days:

  • All-day childcare will be provided for registered Extended Day students only.
  • Parents may bring students to school during their conference times.
  • Middle School students are expected to attend their conferences along with their parents.
  • If parents are attending conferences on both floors and plan to bring students during conference times, please be aware that all Toddler and Primary students (including Kindergarteners) must remain at the Lower School campus on the first floor where we are properly staffed to care for younger children.
  • AfterSchool classes will continue as scheduled on conference days.

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WFM will offer the annual Flu Vaccine Clinic for students and parents on Wednesday, November 11, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Lower School campus on the first floor.  The vaccine will be administered on a first come, first served basis. Please watch your inbox for more details and registration forms.

  • Flu Vaccine - New Jersey State Law requires all students under five years old as of October 1, 2015, who are attending school in New Jersey to receive the influenza vaccine before December 31, 2015.  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.

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As always, 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

parents@waterfrontmontessori.com

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Calendar Notes:

Thursday October 29 - K/A Coffee; Halloween Movie Night (Prim/LE)

Friday October 30 - School Closed: Faculty Planning Day

Sunday November 1 - Daylight Savings Time ends

Monday & Tuesday, November 2 & 3 - School Closed:  Parent/Teacher Conferences (ED Open; AfterSchool open)

Wednesday November 11 – Diwali begins; Veterans’ Day; Flu Clinic

Thursday November 12 – K/A Coffee, Floor 2

Friday November 13 – LE/UE Open Friday

Wednesday November 25 – Half Day for All Students, 12:00 p.m. Dismissal

Thursday & Friday, November 26-27 – School Closed, Thanksgiving Holiday

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