Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements - January 11, 2019

Happy New Year and Welcome Back to School!  We hope that you had a lovely holiday season and we are excited to begin the new term together! 

Please Join Us for Coffees About College:  No RSVP is necessary 
How Montessori Prepared Me for College 
Featuring Hank Portney & Olivia Viteznik, WFM 2013 Alumni  
Tuesday, January 15, 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. 
Art Room, First Floor  

Funding an Independent Education and Saving for College: 
Is it Really Possible? 
Featuring Peter D’Agati, Parent of Alden (Primary 2) and William (LE North) 
Thursday, January 24, 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. 
Art Room, First Floor  

It’s That Time of Year! 
Re-Enrollments for the 2019-2020 School Year are due  
Wednesday, January 30.  

We look forward to having your children with us again next year! 
Please click here to download Re-Enrollment Forms.

Parents of Half Day Primary Students:  Please Join Us for 
Open Friday for Primary Half Day Families 
Friday, January 18, 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. 
No RSVP is necessary.  Just drop in! 

Bring Your Parents to School Day for all WFM Families   
Saturday, January 26, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Please click here to RSVP  

REMINDER:  NO Pizza Friday January 18 
Pizza Fridays Begin January 25 for Kindergarten, LE, UE and MS Students  
Kindergarten Families: Please watch your email inbox for details and registration 
Lower El, Upper El & Middle School Families: 
Please click here for details and registration  

Pink Tower Awards 2019  
Video submissions are now open! 
Submission deadline:  Monday, January 28, 2019 
Pink Tower Awards 2019 Ceremony - Friday, February 22, 2019 

We would love to welcome the younger members of your family to WFM! 
Please let us know IMMEDIATELY if you are interested in having your other children attend our school.  You may apply via our online application and include "sibling" in the Other Information section.  Siblings of current students are granted  priority in admission as long as the student sibling continues 
to be registered at WFM.  We invite you to click here to apply.  

Happy New Year!  We are excited to be back to school for the Spring term!  

Chris Viteznik, Admissions & Communications Director 
Dave Potosnak, IT Manager 
parents@waterfrontmontessori.com 

Calendar Notes: 
Saturday, January 12 – Kindergarten Families Kinder Connect;  
          Toddler Families Montessori Morning;  
          Prospective Families Montessori Morning 
Friday, January 18 – Open Friday for Primary Half Day Families; 
          Early Close 1:00 p.m. for Faculty Planning Afternoon 
Monday, January 21 – School Closed for MLK Jr. Day 
Wednesday, January 23 – Last day to submit applications for 2019-2020 
Friday, January 25 – Pizza Fridays begin for Kinder, LE, UE, MS 
Saturday, January 26 – Bring Your Parents to School Day  
Wednesday, January 30 – Re-Enrollments for 2019-2020 due 
Sunday, February 3 – Super Bowl 
Tuesday, February 5 – Chinese New Year 
Wednesday, February 13, through Saturday, February 16 – MMUN 
Friday, February 15 – School Closed for Faculty Planning Day 
Monday, February 18 – School Closed for Presidents’ Day 
Friday, February 22 – Pink Tower Awards 2019 
Friday, March 1 – School Closed for NJMAC Conference 
Monday & Tuesday, March 4 & 5 – School Closed for Parent-Teacher Conferences 

Weekly Announcements - December 21, 2018

The School will be closed from Friday, December 24, through Friday, January 4, 2019.  We will see you back at school on Monday, January 7, 2019.

Thank you for all of the holiday gifts and remembrances for our staff!  We sincerely appreciate your warm wishes and we are honored by the trust you place in us each day.  We wish all of our WFM Families a warm and wonderful holiday season.  We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Thanks to all who attended our first annual WFM STEM Fair last weekend!  
Thanks to the students and teachers who created the amazing exhibits and the event.
You all helped to make the event a success. We appreciate your support of our students!

Thanks to all the families who attended our recent Toddler Music Performance and our Primary Nutcracker performances!  It was a joy to see our young performers!  
Make sure to scroll down to see photos from the events!

Pink Tower Awards 2019 
Video submissions are now open!
Submission deadline:  Monday, January 28, 2019
Pink Tower Awards 2019 Ceremony - Friday, February 22, 2019

Please Join Us for these Exciting Events Next Term:
Kinder Connect for Our Kindergarten Students & Families
Saturday, January 12, 2019 – 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Please click here for more information and to register

Montessori Morning for Our Toddler Students & Families
Saturday, January 12, 2019 – 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Please click here for more information and to register 

Open Fridayfor Primary Half Day Families
Friday, January 18, 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Bring Your Parents to School Day for all WFM Families
Saturday, January 26, 2019 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Pink Tower Awards 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019 – 6:30 p.m.

We would love to welcome the younger members of your family to WFM!
Please let us know IMMEDIATELY if you are interested in having your other children attend our school.  You may apply via our online application and include "sibling" in the Other Information section.  Siblings of current students are granted priority in admission as long as the student sibling continues
to be registered at WFM.  We invite you to click here to apply. 

We wish your family the happiest of holiday seasons and we will see you in 2019!

Chris Viteznik, Admissions & Communications Director
Dave Potosnak, IT Manager
parents@waterfrontmontessori.com

Calendar Notes:
Monday, December 24 through Friday, January 4 – School Closed for
          Winter Break
Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 26 – Kwanzaa begins
Monday, December 31 – New Year's Eve
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – New Year's Day
Monday, January 7 – School resumes
Saturday, January 12 – Kindergarten Families Kinder Connect
         Toddler Families Montessori Morning; 
          
Prospective Families Montessori Morning
Friday, January 18 – Open Friday for Primary Half Day Families;
          Early Close 1:00 p.m. for Faculty Planning Afternoon
Monday, January 21 – School Closed for MLK Jr. Day
Wednesday, January 23 – Last day to submit applications for 2019-2020
Saturday, January 26 – Bring Your Parents to School Day
Wednesday, January 30 – Re-Enrollments for 2019-2020 due
Sunday, February 3 – Super Bowl
Tuesday, February 5 – Chinese New Year
Wednesday, February 13, through Saturday, February 16 – MMUN
Friday, February 15 – School Closed for Faculty Planning Day
Monday, February 18 – School Closed for Presidents’ Day
Friday, February 22 – Pink Tower Awards 2019
Friday, March 1 – School Closed for NJMAC Conference
Monday & Tuesday, March 4 & 5 – School Closed for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Weekly Announcement - December 7, 2018

Some Spring 2019 AfterSchool offerings are still available!
Class registration is first come, first served.
Please click the links below for information and to register.
Lower School          
Upper School

We invite Families & Friends of our Upper School Piano, Guitar & Violin Students
to join us for our Fall Concert
on
Monday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. at The York Street Project.

Toddler Families & Friends: Please Join Us for the Toddler Music Performance
on Tuesday, December 11 at 8:50 a.m. 

WFM STEM Fair
Saturday, December 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Kindergarten - Lower Elem. - Upper Elem. - Middle School
students will participate.  If your child will be unable to attend, please send a note to parents@waterfrontmontessori.com.  All families are invited to see the exhibits!

Nimbus Dance Works Jersey City Nutcracker
Our Grade 3 students are in the cast and will perform for the public on
Sunday, December 16, at 1:00 p.m.
Please click herefor more information and to purchase tickets! 

Primary Families & Friends: Please Save the Date!
Primary Nutcracker Performances

Monday, December 17, 8:50 a.m. – Primary 2 Nutcracker
Tuesday, December 18, 8:50 a.m. – Primary 1 Nutcracker
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 8:50 a.m. – Primary 3 Nutcracker  

We would love to welcome the younger members of your family to WFM!
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in having your other children attend our school.  You may apply via our online application and include "sibling" in the Other Information section.  Siblings of current students are
granted priority in admission as long as the student sibling continues
to be registered at WFM.  We invite you to click hereto apply.  

Flu Vaccine
New Jersey State Law requires all students under five years old as of October 1, 2018, who are attending school in New Jersey to receive the influenza vaccine before December 31, 2018.  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 always, we are glad to have your family as part of our school!  

 Chris Viteznik, Admissions & Communications Director
Dave Potosnak, IT Manager
parents@waterfrontmontessori.com

Calendar Notes:
Monday, December 10 – Upper School Fall Concert
Tuesday, December 11 – Toddler Music performance; Nimbus Nutcracker
          field trip for Grades 1, 2, 4, 5 (Grade 3 performs)
Friday, December 14 – Lower & Upper Elementary Open Friday
Saturday, December 15 – WFM STEM Fair  
Monday, December 17 – Primary 2 Nutcracker
Tuesday, December 18 – Primary 1 Nutcracker
Wednesday, Dec. 19 – Primary 3 Nutcracker  
Friday, December 21 – 3:15 p.m. Close for All Students - No AfterCare
Monday, December 24 through Friday, January 4 – School Closed for
          Winter Break
Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 26 – Kwanzaa begins
Monday, December 31 – New Year's Eve
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – New Year's Day
Monday, January 7 – School resumes
Friday, January 18 – Early Close 1:00 p.m. for Faculty Planning Afternoon
Monday, January 21 – School Closed for MLK Jr. Day
Wednesday, January 23 – Last day to submit applications for 2019-2020Saturday, January 26 – Bring Your Parents to School Day
Wednesday, January 30 – Re-Enrollments for 2019-2020 due

Weekly Announcements - November 30, 2018

Please click the links below to preview our Spring Term AfterSchool offerings!
The Spring term registration email is scheduled to go out on Thursday, December 6, at 8:00 p.m.  Please watch your email inbox!  Information is also included in today’s Friday Folders of Full and Extended Day students. 
Lower School Information
Upper School Information
Music Lesson Information 

If you know of families interested in our school, please invite them to attend
one of these upcoming events!
Saturday, December 1, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.:  Open House 
Tuesday, December 4, 8:15 a.m.:  Grab & Go Info Session 

Purchase 2018 Holiday Cards
from WFM Kids Creations Online!
Just in time for the holidays, many Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary
and Middle School students created seasonal greeting cards and
it is easy for you to purchase them!
To view our students' selection of cards,
please visit their web store at
 
http://wfmkids.bigcartel.com/.
Cards are sold in sets of ten
of an individual student’s card design.  
A variety pack is also available.

WFM STEM Fair
Saturday, December 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Kindergarten - Lower Elem. - Upper Elem. - Middle School
students will participate
If your child will be unable to attend, please send a note to parents@waterfrontmontessori.com
All families are invited to see the exhibits!

Nimbus Dance Works Jersey City Nutcracker
Our Grade 3 students are in the cast and will perform for the public on
Sunday, December 16, at 1:00 p.m.
Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets!  

Toddler Families & Friends: Please Save the Date!
Toddler Music Performance
Tuesday, December 11 - 8:50 a.m

Primary Families & Friends: Please Save the Date!
Primary Nutcracker Performances
Monday, December 17, 8:50 a.m. – Primary 2 Nutcracker
Tuesday, December 18, 8:50 a.m. – Primary 1 Nutcracker
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 8:50 a.m. – Primary 3 Nutcracker  

It's that time of year!  With the arrival of the colder weather,
please make sure that your child's extra clothing
at school is appropriate for the season!

We would love to welcome the younger members of your family to WFM!
Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in having your other children attend our school.  You may apply via our online application and include "sibling" in the Other Information section.  Siblings of current students are
granted priority in admission as long as the student sibling continues
to be registered at WFM.  We invite you to click here to apply.  

Flu Vaccine
New Jersey State Law requires all students under five years old as of October 1, 2018, who are attending school in New Jersey to receive the influenza vaccine before December 31, 2018.  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 always, we are glad to have your family as part of our school!   

Chris Viteznik, Admissions & Communications Director
Dave Potosnak, IT Manager
parents@waterfrontmontessori.com

Calendar Notes:
Saturday, December 1 – WFM Open Housefor prospective families
Monday, December 3 –Hanukkah begins
Thursday, December 6 – Positive Disciplinewith Cristina Weisman; 
          Lower School Concert; Spring AfterSchool registration opens
Monday, December 10 – Upper School Fall Concert
Tuesday, December 11 – Toddler Music performance; Nimbus Nutcracker
         field trip for Grades 1, 2, 4, 5 (Grade 3 performs)
Friday, December 14 – Lower & Upper Elementary Open Friday
Saturday, December 15 – WFM STEM Fair  
Monday, December 17 – Primary 2 Nutcracker
Tuesday, December 18 – Primary 1 Nutcracker
Wednesday, Dec. 19 – Primary 3 Nutcracker  
Friday, December 21 – 3:15 p.m. Close for All Students - No AfterCare
Monday, December 24 through Friday, January 4 – School Closed for
          Winter Break
Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 26 – Kwanzaa begins
Monday, December 31 – New Year's Eve
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – New Year's Day
Monday, January 7 – School resumes
Friday, January 18 – Early Close 1:00 p.m. for Faculty Planning Afternoon
Monday, January 21 – School Closed for MLK Jr. Day
Wednesday, January 23 – Last day to submit applications for 2019-2020
Saturday, January 26 – Bring Your Parents to School Day
Wednesday, January 30 – Re-Enrollments for 2019-2020 due

The York Street Project Supply Drive

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As part of their 15 Years / 15 Hourscommunity service,
the Middle School students areconducting a supply drive
for The York Street Project. 
Now you may donate through November 30!

You may send in your donations for tweens and teens,

  • particularly the following items:  

  • washcloths

  • towels

  • toothpaste

  • toothbrushes

  • shampoo

  • conditioner

  • loofah

  • spray foam soap

  • hair gel

  • hairspray

  • deodorant

  • lip balm

  • razors

  • shave cream

  • body wash

  • face wash

  • bath toys for children 

The YSP is a wonderful organization right in our neighborhood that
provides an environment to shelter, feed, educate and promote the
healing of women, children and their families in need.
The Middle School students appreciate your help!

Weekly Announcements - November 21, 2018

We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving holiday full of
warmth and community!

Fall School Pictures Are Still Available Online!
You may view your child's gallery online and order by November 23
and photographs will be shipped directly to your home.   
Please use the link and instructions below to order portraits online:
http://schoolhousepictures.search.snapizzi.com/search?job_id=7385

  1. Type your child's last name in the search box.

  2.  Depending on your browser/device, you may initially be asked to enter an email address.

  3. When prompted for a password, please enter your child's last name.

  4. You may order photographs online and the photographs will be sent directly to your home.

  5. Please note that "ShootProof" may appear on your credit card statement.
    If you have any questions or problems, for fastest response please contact Schoolhouse Pictures Customer Service: customerservice@schoolhousepictures.com 

We hope that you enjoy your child's pictures!

We would love to welcome the younger members of your family to WFM!
If you are interested in having your other children attend our school,
please apply via our online application and include "sibling"
in the Other Information section.  Siblings of current students are
granted priority in admission as long as the student sibling continues
to be registered at WFM.  We invite you to click hereto apply. 

Please Save the Date! WFM STEM Fair
Saturday, December 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Kindergarten - Lower Elem. - Upper Elem. - Middle School
students will participate
If your child will be unable to attend, please send a note to parents@waterfrontmontessori.com
All families are invited to see the exhibits!

Flu Vaccine
New Jersey State Law requires all students under five years old as of October 1, 2018, who are attending school in New Jersey to receive the influenza vaccine before December 31, 2018.  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 always, we are glad to have your family as part of our school!   

Chris Viteznik, Admissions & Communications Director
Dave Potosnak, IT Manager
parents@waterfrontmontessori.com

Calendar Notes:

Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23 – School Closed for Thanksgiving
Friday, November 23 – Deadline to Order School Pictures
Thursday, November 29 –Positive Disciplinewith Cristina Weisman
Friday, November 30 – Last day of MS YSP supply drive
Saturday, December 1 – WFM Open Housefor prospective families
Monday, December 3 –Hanukkah begins
Thursday, December 6 – Positive Disciplinewith Cristina Weisman; 
          Lower School Concert (tentative)
Monday, December 10 – Upper School Fall Concert
Tuesday, December 11 – Toddler Music performance; Nimbus Nutcracker
         field trip for Grades 1, 2, 4, 5 (Grade 3 performs)
Friday, December 14 – Lower & Upper Elementary Open Friday
Saturday, December 15 – WFM Science Fair  
Monday, December 17 – Primary 2 Nutcracker
Tuesday, December 18 – Primary 1 Nutcracker
Wednesday, Dec. 19 – Primary 3 Nutcracker  
Friday, December 21 – 3:15 p.m. Close for All Students - No AfterCare
Monday, December 24 through Friday, January 4 – School Closed for
          Winter Break
Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 26 – Kwanzaa begins
Monday, December 31 – New Year's Eve
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – New Year's Day
Monday, January 7 – School resumes

Primary 2 - November 21, 2018

Parent Visit

The Primary 2 students were excited to have their parents in the classroom this week.


Thanksgiving Feast

Every student in Primary 2 lent a helping hand in decoration and preparing the Thanksgiving Feast. The students loved sitting together as a class and enjoying their hard work!


Me Museum

A Primary 2 student was excited to share some of his favorite things with his class.

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Weekly Announcements - November 9, 2018

Fall School Pictures Are Now Available Online!
You may view your child's gallery online and order by November 23
and photographs will be shipped directly to your home.   

Please use the link and instructions below to order portraits online:
http://schoolhousepictures.search.snapizzi.com/search?job_id=7385

  1. Type your child's last name in the search box.

  2. Depending on your browser/device, you may initially be asked to enter an email address.

  3. When prompted for a password, please enter your child's last name.

  4. You may order photographs online and the photographs will be sent directly to your home.

  5. Please note that "ShootProof" may appear on your credit card statement.

  6.  If you have any questions or problems, for fastest response please contact Schoolhouse Pictures Customer Service:  customerservice@schoolhousepictures.com
    We hope that you enjoy your child's pictures!

Positive Discipline Series Continues!
Presented by Cristina Weisman, Director of Community Outreach

Thursdays: November 15, November 29 and December 6
8:00 to 9:30 a.m.  - Art Room, Ground Floor
$60 per person, proceeds benefit the Waterfront School Foundation.
You may bring a check, credit card or cash to the first session.

Primary Full & Extended Day Families – Open Friday, November 16, 2:30 p.m.
Parents of Kindergarten students are invited to stop by the Multipurpose Room
at 2:15 p.m. before Open Fridayto meet and talk with Ms. Susan, Lower Elementary Coordinator.

PaintFest!- Saturday, November 17 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Art Room, Ground Floor
Please click here to RSVP – Each family may choose one hour from the drop down menu. 

Please Mark Your Calendar!  
12:00 p.m. Close on Wednesday, November 21, for ALL students.
The school will remain closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, for the 
Thanksgiving holiday.

 

We would love to welcome the younger members of your family to WFM!
If you are interested in having your other children attend our school,
please apply via our online application and include "sibling"
in the Other Information section.  Siblings of current students are
granted priority in admission as long as the student sibling continues
to be registered at WFM.  We invite you to click hereto apply. 

Please Save the Date! WFM STEM Fair
Saturday, December 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Kindergarten - Lower Elem. - Upper Elem. - Middle School
students will participate
All families are invited to see the exhibits!

Flu Vaccine
New Jersey State Law requires all students under five years old as of October 1, 2018, who are attending school in New Jersey to receive the influenza vaccine before December 31, 2018.  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 always, we are glad to have your family as part of our school!   

Chris Viteznik, Admissions & Communications Director
Dave Potosnak, IT Manager
parents@waterfrontmontessori.com

 Calendar Notes:

Monday, November 12 – Supply drive for York Street Project begins
Thursday, November 15 – Positive Discipline with Cristina Weisman
Friday, November 16 – Full/Ext Day Primary Open Friday with 2:15 p.m. Kinder parent 
         meeting
Saturday, November 17 – PaintFest!FLLQualifying Meet
Wednesday, November 21 – Early Close 12:00 p.m. Dismissal for all Students
Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23 – School Closed for Thanksgiving
Friday, November 23 – Deadline to Order School Pictures
Thursday, November 29 – Positive Disciplinewith Cristina Weisman
Saturday, December 1 – WFM Open Housefor prospective families
Monday, December 3 –Hanukkah begins
Thursday, December 6 – Positive Disciplinewith Cristina Weisman; 
          Lower School Concert (tentative)
Monday, December 10 – Upper School Fall Concert
Tuesday, December 11 – Toddler Music performance; Nimbus Nutcracker
          field trip for Grades 1, 2, 4, 5 (Grade 3 performs)
Friday, December 14 – Lower & Upper Elementary Open Friday
Saturday, December 15 – WFM Science Fair  
Monday, December 17 – Primary 2 Nutcracker
Tuesday, December 18 – Primary 1 Nutcracker
Wednesday, Dec. 19 – Primary 3 Nutcracker  
Friday, December 21 – 3:15 p.m. Close for All Students - No AfterCare
Monday, December 24 through Friday, January 4 – School Closed for Winter Break
Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 26 – Kwanzaa begins
Monday, December 31 – New Year's Eve
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – New Year's Day
Monday, January 7 – School resumes

Weekly Announcement - November 2, 2018

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 4, at 2:00 a.m.
Please remember to “fall back” so you arrive at school on time!

REMINDER: School Closes at 1:00 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6.
There will be no AfterCare and no AfterSchool classes that day.
Parents of Half Day Primary Students: Please Mark Your Calendars!
You are invited to visit your child's class on Tuesday, November 6  - 11:00 to 11:30 a.m.
If you know families interested in our school, please invite them to attend our
Open House for prospective families on Saturday, November 3, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  We would love to meet them!

Positive Discipline
Presented by Cristina Weisman, Director of Community Outreach
 

Thursday, November 8, from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Art Room, Ground Floor
 
Free one hour introduction to the Positive Discipline series.
Join Cristina for coffee and discover solutions and tools for everyday parenting.
Registration for the free three-week series will be available online and at the introductory session. 

Open Fridays in November:
Lower & Upper Elementary Families – Friday, November 9, 2:30 p.m.
Primary Full & Extended Day Families – Friday, November 16, 2:30 p.m. 

Primary Families: 15 Year/15 Hours Service Project
Remember to send your excess Halloween candy in to school
by November 8!  Ms. Laura will take it to the local senior day care center
and donate the candy to the residents.
Thank you for your help!

Save the Date - Saturday, November 17:  Paint Fest Community Event
See your email inbox for details from Ms. Cristina

We would love to welcome the younger members of your family to WFM!
If you are interested in having other children attend our school,
please apply via our online application and include "sibling"
in the Other Information section.  Siblings of current students are
granted priority in admission as long as the student sibling continues
to be registered at WFM.  We invite you to click hereto apply.  

From Ms. Rose: 
American Museum of Natural History Presents Día de Muertos
Saturday, November 3, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, Hall of Biodiversity
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
Click here for more information 

Please Save the Date! WFM STEM Fair
Saturday, December 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Kindergarten - Lower Elem. - Upper Elem. - Middle School
students will participate
All families are invited to see the exhibits!

Flu Vaccine

New Jersey State Law requires all students under five years old as of October 1, 2018, who are attending school in New Jersey to receive the influenza vaccine before December 31, 2018.  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 always, we are glad to have your family as part of our school!   

Chris Viteznik, Admissions & Communications Director
Dave Potosnak, IT Manager
parents@waterfrontmontessori.com

Calendar Notes:

Saturday, November 3 – WFM Open House for prospective families
Sunday, November 4 – Daylight Savings Time ends; FLLPractice at WFM
Tuesday, November 6 – Early close 1:00 p.m. for Election Day;
          Half Day Primary Families invited to Class; Grab & Go Info Session for
          prospective families
Wednesday, November 7 – Diwali
Thursday, November 8 – Positive DisciplineIntro with Cristina Weisman
Friday, November 9 – Lower & Upper Elementary Open Friday
Thursday, November 15 – Positive Disciplinewith Cristina Weisman
Friday, November 16 – Full/Ext Day Primary Open Friday
Saturday, November 17 – PaintFest!; FLLQualifying Meet
Wednesday, November 21 – Early Close 12:00 p.m. Dismissal for all Students
Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23 – School Closed for Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 29 – Positive Disciplinewith Cristina Weisman
Saturday, December 1 – WFM Open House for prospective families
Monday, December 3 –Hanukkah begins
Thursday, December 6 – Positive Disciplinewith Cristina Weisman; 
          Lower School Concert (tentative)
Monday, December 10 – Upper School Fall Concert
Tuesday, December 11 – Toddler Music performance; Nimbus Nutcracker
          field trip for Grades 1, 2, 4, 5 (Grade 3 performs)
Friday, December 14 – Lower & Upper Elementary Open Friday
Saturday, December 15 – WFM Science Fair  PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE
Monday, December 17 – Primary 2 Nutcracker
Tuesday, December 18 – Primary 1 Nutcracker
Wednesday, Dec. 19 – Primary 3 Nutcracker  
Friday, December 21 – 3:15 p.m. Close for All Students - No AfterCare
Monday, December 24 through Friday, January 4 – School Closed for
          Winter Break
Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 26 – Kwanzaa begins
Monday, December 31 – New Year's Eve
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – New Year's Day
Monday, January 7 – School resumes

Weekly Announcements - October 25, 2017

Monday & Tuesday: Parent-Teacher Conferences
School Closed
: Friday, October 26 for a Faculty Planning Day and
Monday & Tuesday, October 29 & 30, for Parent-Teacher Conferences
Please note that on Parent-Teacher Conference days:

  • All-day childcare will be provided for registered Before/After Care 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 at both campuses 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 (first floor) where we are properly staffed to care for younger children.

  • AfterSchool classes will continue as scheduled on conference days, Monday and Tuesday.  (NO AfterSchool classes on Friday.)  

We would love to welcome the younger members of your family to WFM!
If you are interested in having other children attend our school,
please apply via our online application and include "sibling"
in the Other Information section.  Siblings of current students are
granted priority in admission as long as the student sibling continues
to be registered at WFM.  We invite you to click here to apply. 

If you know families interested in our school, please invite them to attend our
Open House for prospective families on Saturday, November 3, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  We would love to meet them! 

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 4, at 2:00 a.m.
Please remember to “fall back” so you arrive at school on time! 

From Ms. Rose:  Dia de los Muertos celebrations this weekend
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders
Day of the Dead Festival in NYC
October 26 - 28, 2018
East Yard at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
10th St and Second Ave., New York, NY 10003
Art • Live Music • Mexican Food • Mexican Folk Art Market 
Remember your departed loved-ones by bringing copies of photographs to be part of the ofrenda (altar) and honor them throughout the three-day celebration.
Free and open to the public.
RSVPnot required but greatly appreciated.

American Museum of Natural History
Presents Día de Muertos
Saturday, November 3
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, Hall of Biodiversity
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street

 Immerse yourself in the traditions of Día de Muertosin this family-friendly, full-day festival featuring altars dedicated to extinct animal species, performances by Mexican folk musicians and dance troupes, hands-on cultural and scientific workshops, and a craft marketplace.
Mexican dance groups and music from Oaxaca and beyond and a selection of activities will be presented by Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders.

RSVP is required: Please note that you must click to RSVPto receive free tickets to attend the museum for this event.

Flu Vaccine

New Jersey State Law requires all students under five years old as of October 1, 2018, who are attending school in New Jersey to receive the influenza vaccine before December 31, 2018.  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 always, we are glad to have your family as part of our school!   

Chris Viteznik, Admissions & Communications Director
Dave Potosnak, IT Manager
parents@waterfrontmontessori.com 

Calendar Notes:

Friday, October 26 – School Closed for Faculty Planning Day
Monday & Tuesday, October 29 & 30 – School Closed for
          Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, November 1 – Drop-In Coffee with Karen & Cristina, 8:15 a.m.
Saturday, November 3 – WFM Open House for prospective families
Sunday, November 4 – Daylight Savings Time ends; FLLpractice meet
Tuesday, November 6 – Early close 1:00 p.m. for Election Day;
          Half Day Primary Families invited into classes;
          Grab & Go Info Session for prospective families
Wednesday, November 7 – Diwali
Friday, November 9 – Lower & Upper Elementary Open Friday
Friday, November 16 – Full/Ext Day Primary Open Friday
Saturday, November 17 – FLLQualifying event 
Wednesday, November 21 – Early Close 12:00 p.m. Dismissal for all Students
Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23 – School Closed for Thanksgiving
Saturday, December 1 – WFM Open House for prospective families
Monday, December 3 – Hanukkah begins
Thursday, December 6 – Lower School Concert (tentative)
Monday, December 10 – Upper School Fall Concert
Tuesday, December 11 – Toddler Music performance
Friday, December 14 – Lower & Upper Elementary Open Friday
Saturday, December 15 – WFM Science Fair PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE
Monday, December 17 – Primary 2 Nutcracker - PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE
Tuesday, December 18 – Primary 1 Nutcracker - PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE
Wednesday, Dec. 19 – Primary 3 Nutcracker - PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE 
Friday, December 21 – 3:15 p.m. Close for All Students - No AfterCare
Monday, December 24 through Friday, January 4 – School Closed for
          Winter Break
Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 26 – Kwanzaa begins
Monday, December 31 – New Year's Eve
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – New Year's Day
Monday, January 7 – School resumes

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