Weekly Announcements - Friday, March 11, 2016

Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 13, at 2:00 a.m.  Please remember to “spring forward” so that you arrive at school on time! 


REMINDER:  Next Friday, March 18, is the last day before our two-week Spring Break.  The school will be closed from Monday, March 21, through Friday, April 1.  School will resume on Monday, April 3.  We hope that you enjoy the break!


Please be alert to a possible NJ Transit strike beginning on Monday, March 13, and how it might affect your commute.  Please check news outlets for the latest updates. 

  • In the event of a strike, students will not be marked late, since the commute will be a challenge.

(According to a recent NJ.com article:  In the event of a strike, NJ Transit trains will not be running.  Light rail and NJ Transit buses are expected to be running as usual.  PATH and MTA are expected to be running. Amtrak trains and private carrier buses are expected to be running.  Ferries will be running.  Buses and trains may be very crowded and there may be long lines at ticket kiosks and vending machines.  Traffic is expected to be much heavier than usual.)  


Upper Elementary and Middle School Families:  Please Mark Your Calendars!

Upper Elementary:  Debate Night - MMUN and Millennium Development Work –  Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.  Please click here to RSVP.

  • All UE students are required to attend
  • Students should be dressed in business attire

Middle School: MMUN Celebration - Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 p.m.  Please click here to RSVP.

  • All MS students are required to attend
  • Students should be dressed in MMUN/business attire


We invite you to join us for our next Parent Coffee on Thursday, March 17, from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m., in the first floor Lower School Multipurpose Room. Join Karen Westman and Chris Toomer, our Co-Heads of School, along with Allison Schneider, our Associate Head of School, as they host this drop-in coffee for WFM parents.  No RSVP is required and the event is open to all school parents.  Please stop by the first floor Lower Campus Multipurpose Room on Thursday, March 17, to stay current on what is happening at WFM.  We look forward to seeing you there!


On Friday, March 18, 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!


The Upper School students and Ms. Stacey are collecting cardboard boxes and tubes for Art projects.  Please send in small, medium and even a few large boxes, as well as paper towel and toilet paper rolls/tubes.  The students and Ms. Stacey appreciate your help!


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

Chris Viteznik, Communications Director



Calendar Notes:

Sunday March 13 - Daylight Savings Time begins (spring forward)

Thursday March 17 - Parent Coffee, Floor 1

Friday March 18 - LE/UE Open Friday; Last Day Before Spring Break

Monday March 21 through Friday April 1 - School closed, Spring Break

Friday March 25 - Good Friday

Sunday March 27 - Easter

Monday April 4 - School resumes; Upper School begins Intensive

    Rehearsals for Annual School Musical

Saturday April 16 – Tech and Dress Rehearsals for Musical (tentative)

Sunday April 17 – Musical Production (tentative)

Friday April 22 - School closed, Faculty Planning Day

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