March Newsletter

Posted: Feb 28, 2019

Letter from the Interim Principal

Hello Denison Community,

This month has been full of adventure. Thank you all for your patience, understanding, and support of all of our staff during the teacher strike. I want to thank students and parents for being so flexible with the postponement of Grandparent’s day and the Valentine’s celebrations. We had a lot of student participation with the Pennies for Patients fundraiser. The amount that was raised, for Pennies for Patients, will be announced at a later date.

Sincerely,

Ms. Elza Guajardo

Classroom News

Cultural Special – Linda Engelhart

I do not believe there is a method better than Montessori for making children sensitive to the beauties of the world and awakening their curiosity regarding the secrets of life.

— Gabriel García Márquez, Living to Tell the Tale

García was a Nobel prize-winning writer well-known for his novels, One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. García attended a Montessori school. In his autobiography, Living to Tell the Tale, he talks praisingly of his time there.

Maria Montessori’s approach to education encourages the exploration of the first prepared environment–Nature–and assists the child as she/he makes sense of the external world. The Montessori Method helps children to develop an innate intelligence, the naturalist intelligence, as Howard Gardner identified it.

Montessori parents and teachers alike can continue to nurture this sensitivity “to the beauties of the world” and “the secrets of life” by providing children with ample opportunities to explore the natural world. Go outside together. Look at the clouds, gaze at the stars, silently observe the behaviors of animals, and plant a vegetable garden. Share your sense of wonder at the world and you will give your children a precious gift that can never be taken from them.

To read more about García, visit this website, Montessori Education, at https://www.montessorieducation.com/blog/gabriel-garcia-marquez-on-montessori?fbclid=IwAR27fUI7oAqnT7lzZ0gWqE2G0b0uggHE2Gu5Nb57apI2jcjFbxr1CKP0MyY

 

Community- Halie

This year our Lower Elementary Community classes have been working on planning and implementing community service projects to better the environment and world around them. After weeks of learning about communities and the needs of others, room 205 chose to run a morning coffee shop for parents and staff members at Denison Montessori. They chose to donate all proceeds to the cafeteria to fund student lunch account balances because they feel strongly that all students deserve to eat so they can focus on their schoolwork. They were able to raise $302.09. Thank you all for your generous donations.

Upcoming Events in March

*March 1, 2019

 No School (Parent/ Teacher Conferences)

*March 4, 2019

No School

*March 5, 2019

Fluency Fast (Adult Spanish Class): 4:30- 7:30 p.m.

*March 7, 2019

Conferences: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

*March 8, 2019

PAC: 9:15- 10:15 a.m.

Fluency Fast (Adult Spanish Class): 4:30- 7:30 p.m.

*March 9, 2019 (Saturday)

Fluency Fast (Adult Spanish Class): 8a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

*March 12, 2019

FDM: 4:15- 6 p.m.

CSC: 6- 7:30 p.m.

*March 14, 2019

6th grade vs. Denison Staff Volleyball Tournament: 4:30-6 p.m.

*March 18-19, 2019

Balarat: 202, 203, & 206

*March 21-22, 2019

Balarat: 204

*March 21, 2019

FDM: Soiree Planning 4:15- 6 p.m.

*March 25-29, 2019

No School- Spring Break

* All Mondays Sports Team (Coach V) – 202 &203*

*All Wednesdays Sports Teams (Coach V) – 204 & 206*

*Zumba Every Tuesday- 4:30- 5:30 p.m.*