Weekly Announcements - Friday, January 8, 2016

Welcome to the 2016 Spring Term at Waterfront Montessori! 
We hope you all enjoyed a lovely holiday season.  We are excited to be back at school and look forward to the new term!


Come meet our new Co-Head of School, Chris Toomer:  Karen Westman, WFM Founder and Head of School, will host a Meet & Greet on Saturday, January 9, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the Upper Campus Multipurpose Room, for WFM parents to welcome Chris.  We hope that you can join them for bagels and coffee!  No RSVP is necessary.  (There will be no child care at the event, so if you bring your children, you are responsible for them.  We appreciate your cooperation!)


REMINDER:  The School will be closed next Friday, January 15, and Monday, January 18.  Friday, January 15, is a Faculty Planning Day and Monday, January 18, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday.  We hope you enjoy the long weekend!


Kindergarten, Lower and Upper Elementary and Middle School Families:  Pizza Fridays will begin on Friday, January 22.  Your child may enjoy Krispy Pizza, made by a local vendor with fresh ingredients.  Please watch your inbox for the email to register for Spring term Pizza Fridays.


Please Mark Your Calendars:  Bring Your Parents to School Day  - The 10th Annual Waterfront Montessori Bring Your Parents to School Day will be held on Saturday, January 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Upper and Lower Campuses.  On Bring Your Parents to School Day, our students will be your teachers!  Join your child in his or her own classroom for an hour or so to get a snapshot of your child’s school day.  The event is open for three hours, so you may come at a time that works for your family. Please watch your email box for more details and to RSVP for yourself and your child.  


Re-enrollments for all students for the 2016/2017 school year are due on Monday, January 25.  If you intend for your child to continue at WFM next year, please submit the completed re-enrollment form, tuition contract and required deposit for each student by the deadline to secure a space at the school next year.  


If you are planning to have a younger sibling attend Waterfront Montessori next year, please submit an online application through http://www.waterfrontmontessori.com immediately so that we may reserve a space for your younger child. Siblings of current students receive priority in admission as long as the older child continues to be registered at WFM.  In the ‘Other Information’ section, please indicate that you are submitting a sibling application.


Thanks to all of our students who went Trick or Treating for UNICEF on Halloween.  They collected a total of $1,091.08 for the organization.  Their community service will assist children in Syrian refugee camps, and we recently received a Certificate of Appreciation from UNICEF.


Though our weather remains quite changeable, please be aware of our inclement weather policy as stated in our Important Policies document:

In case of possible school closings or delayed openings due to snowstorms, ice storms or other bad weather, Waterfront Montessori will provide notification via media outlets WNBC TV and WCBS TV / 1010 WINS AM radio and their web sites, through FiOS 1 News, through emails to addresses provided to us by families, and by posting information on The Flow, our online newsletter. Notifications will be listed by our school name:  Waterfront Montessori.  Please note that we are not tied to Jersey City Public School district decisions regarding school closures and will make our own notifications.


As always, we are glad to have your family as part of our Waterfront Montessori community.

Chris Viteznik, Communications Director



Calendar Notes:

Saturday January 9 – Meet & Greet with Karen Westman and Chris Toomer

Friday January 15 – School closed, Faculty Planning Day

Monday January 18 – School closed, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Thursday January 21 – K/A Coffee, Floor 1

Saturday January 23 – Bring Your Parents to School Day

Monday January 25 – 2016/2017 Re-Enrollments Due

Thursday February 4 – K/A Coffee, Floor 2

Monday February 8 – Chinese New Year

Friday February 12 – School closed, Faculty Planning Day

Monday February 15 – School closed, Presidents’ Day

Thursday February 18 – K/A Coffee, Floor 1

Friday February 19 – LE/UE Open Friday

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