September 4, 2015

 

This month we will have school picture days for all students. Your child’s participation in school picture day is completely voluntary, and any family may opt out. If you do not want your child’s picture taken, please contact the office. After the photos are taken, participating families will be able to review photos online prior to ordering photo packages through the photography company.

 

The schedule for picture days is below. Please note that some class picture days will stretch over two days. If this applies to your child’s class, please have your child dressed to be photographed for both days unless instructed otherwise by your child’s teacher. Photos will be taken from 8:30 am -10:30 am on each day listed.

 

Monday, September 14th: Toddlers

Wednesday, September 16th: Toddlers

Thursday, September 17th: Primary 1

Friday, September 18th: Primary 1

Tuesday, September 22nd: Lower Elementary

Wednesday, September 23rd: Lower Elementary

Thursday, September 24th: Primary 2

Friday, September 25th:...

August 20, 2015

We are creatures of routine and rhythm. We spend considerable mental energy working to anticipate the future or make our best guess as to how that future will affect us. As adults, the energy consumption tends to increase as we attempt to influence the future at deeper and deeper levels, typically with an eye toward minimizing personal tension and pain.

 

Trying to anticipate the future and our appreciation of rhythm and routine seem to be an inherent part of our humanity. When things change, it causes an imbalance and creates tension while we work to find equilibrium again. For children, those changes can be minor, such as changing the type of breakfast we eat in the morning, or they can be more significant as with the birth of a sibling.

 

The start of the school year represents a significant change to the way things have operated during the summer. Schedules change, meals change, time with parents and friends changes, and what constitutes fun changes. In a Montessori environment, the ti...

July 12, 2015

The highest compliment our parents can pay to Montessori School at Hampstead is the referral of family or friends. The trust and confidence that you place in us each and every day means a great deal to our community.

 

In appreciation of that trust and confidence, we offer a one-time $175 tuition credit for every new student enrollment as a result of your referral between now and December 31, 2015. Each and every time a new student enrolls as a result of your recommendation, you student’s account will receive a $175 tuition credit.

 

Who can receive the credit?

 

All currently enrolled families, newly enrolled families, and school faculty and staff can receive this tuition credit.

 

How do I refer a family?

 

You can refer a family in two ways:

  • Pass along, via email, the contact information for the prospective student and their family to our Head of School such that she can communicate with them about MSH.

  • The new family may write your name on the “How did you hear about us?” line of the...

July 12, 2015

You spoke, the community spoke, and we are listening. Montessori at Hampstead has been working with our community banking partner, MAX Credit Union, to implement an automatic EFT payment option for our families. We believe it will be ready for August and it only requires you to complete a simple EFT authorization and provide the school with a voided check. Then, like clockwork your monthly tuition payments will be automatically drafted out of your checking account, saving you time and guaranteeing you avoid any accidental late fees.

 

Many of you have asked us why we don’t accept credit card payments. There are several reasons that we’ve decided not to follow that path at the moment, but someday we hope to solve this issue in a way that is beneficial for everyone.

 

As you know, we are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) that operates on both fundraising revenue and payments for services from the families we serve. If all of our families paid their tuition using a credit card, over $20,000 of those tu...

July 11, 2015

We are changing things up this year. As some of you know, we have a mandatory parent orientation at the beginning of each school year. The purpose of this orientation is to educate families on key policies and procedures in order to minimize confusion and help get the year moving smoothly. Typically, this is done one night leading up the the start of school and this is done with all families packed into one room. Our growth and your comments have us trying something new.

 

This year, we will offer two different times on August 12th for parents to come in and engage in a more casual orientation. This year, the orientations will be done in your students’ classrooms and will be led by the lead teachers in each classroom. There will be h’orderves offered to help keep the stomach grumbling to a minimum and allow you to focus on the community and messages being shared (as research shows it’s hard to learn with an empty stomach).

 

Please plan on attending either the 12pm-1:30pm session or 6pm-7:...

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