Preview Events – This Friday and More!
Elementary Preview:  Tomorrow, Friday 11/14 at 8:45 am
We welcome parents of current preschool- and kindergarten-aged children to join us for a time of observation and conversation about Montessori education in the elementary years.  Drop-ins are welcome so if you haven’t signed up yet please do come for any amount of time you can spare.  This is a not-to-be-missed event!
Kindergarten Preview:  Friday, 12/5 at 8:45 am  Parents of current toddler- and preschool-aged children are encouraged to be at this morning event, which will feature both observation time in the classrooms and a group meeting with Montessori teachers.
Upper Elementary Preview: Thursday 12/11 at 8:45 am  Parents of current third grade students are invited to observe in our Upper Elementary classroom.  A group meeting with the UE students and teachers will follow.  This event was new to our programming last year and so well received that we’ve added it to the roster of preview events.

Coffee with the Head of School
Wednesday, 11/19 at 8:45 am
Join Susan Swift and her guest Tara Emery Gagnon, our Learning Specialist, for this month’s Coffee with the Head of School.  Tara and Susan would love to share with you the many aspects of the Learning Team and answer your questions.  There is a sign-up in the front hall.  Drop-ins are always welcome.

MSN Fund – Let’s Get Started!

Last week you should have received the MSN Fund mailing from the Development Office in your home mailbox. Please check out the “frequently asked questions” sheet which we hope does indeed answer your questions. We are hoping for high participation rates within each classroom and for the school as a whole. Each gift inspires giving from other MSN families and from friends within the broader community.

Why do we ask each member of our school community to give?

Our collective voices through our contributions say with enthusiasm that we support this school. The monies raised through the MSN Fund support our yearly budget and general operations, allowing us to invest with confidence in the quality of our education. By giving to the MSN Fund you:
  • invest in our faculty
  • invest in our students
  • invest in our programs
  • invest in our facilities.

Please make your contribution today. Click Here to Donate. Thank you!

New Parent Coffee, Take Two!
Kelly Minton and Laura Frogameni had a wonderful time meeting with parents at the first of these two meetings.  The next one is Wednesday, 11/19, at 5:30 pm.  Childcare is available for this event with preregistration.  Sign up on the front bulletin board or email Laura Frogameni laura@northamptonmontessori.org to RSVP.  At this meeting we will provide an orientation to upcoming events and programs, answer questions about your child’s day and get to know one another a bit more.  Parents who are new to the school or new to a program such as kindergarten are encouraged to attend.

Early Bird and After School Drop-In Billing
Just a reminder that billing for Early Bird and After School drop-in time is now being done through the TADS system.  If you have incurred drop-in charges, you will receive a notification from TADS that a new invoice is available for you to pay.  Drop-in charges will not be automatically deducted from your chosen account.  Please log in to your TADS account to initiate payment.  If you have any questions concerning the charges, please contact Kathy Murri in the Business Office at 586-4538 x102 or kathymurri@northamptonmontessori.org.

Have you tried the MSN Families Portal?
We hope that you have had an opportunity to sign in to the Parent Portal on our new website and see what forms and resources are available there.  If you are having difficulty signing in, please don’t hesitate to use the “click here for support” button.  You will receive a response within 24 hours on weekdays.