Parent informative evenings
Being the first and foremost educators of the child, parents are encouraged to contribute to the well- being of the child. Dr. Montessori believed that the best way for a child to succeed is to have the parents and the Montessori trained Directress working together throughout child’s developmental stages. Parent education and involvement is a major part of our program. Parent informative evenings are scheduled throughout the school year. During informative evenings, our teachers discuss different areas of our classroom as well as certain aspects of the Montessori philosophy. This is a great opportunity for parents to learn more about the Montessori methods.
Parents can contribute to our program by volunteering for field trips, providing their expertise, serving on the parent Advisory Committee. Further, parents who have special talents, hobbies, etc. are invited for offer a class activity. Please contact, our staff to schedule an activity.
Newsletters, term events, and notices are sent to the parents/guardians via e-mail. Receipts, invoices, and birthday invitations are placed in mailbox on child’s locker.
Parent Teacher Meetings
Parent-Teacher meetings are important part of our school to educate parents about their child’s academic progress, to set goals, and to discuss areas of concern that need more attention. Our school holds two meetings a year, one in January and the other in May. The Montessori teachers keeps open lines of communication at all times with the parents. Special meetings may be arranged at any time at the request by the teacher or parent.
We have a small library of books available for the parents of our school. Parents are encouraged to sign out books, CDs, and videos to learn and understand more about the Montessori philosophy and child development.
Fund Raising and Charitable Events
Nova Montessori Preschool has a vision of supporting children who have limited access to education in early years in developing countries because of poverty or many other reasons. We contribute $2 of your monthly tuition fee of your child towards this charity. Furthermore we are organizing fund raising events in the summer to gather parent and community to support for this mission. Anybody who is interested in our charitable mission is welcome to make monitory or in kind contributions by contacting us.
2017 School Holidays and Events
02nd January (in lieu of New Year’s Day on 01st January) – School Closed
20th February (Louis Riel Day) - School Closed
14th April (Good Friday) - School Closed
17th April (Easter Monday) - School Closed
22nd May (Victoria Day) - School Closed
29th June – 04th July (Summer break) – School Closed
05th July (PreK-Kindergarten group -Summer Camp Begins)
07th August (Civic Holiday) - School Closed
01st September (PreK-Kindergarten group -Summer Camp Ends)
04th September (Labor Day) - School Closed
05th September (PreK-Kindergarten group – 2017/18 School Year Begins)
9th October (Thanksgiving Day) - School Closed
13th November (In lieu of Remembrance Day on 11th November) - School Closed
15th December (Winter Concert)
25th December (Christmas day) – School closed
26th December (Boxing day) – School closed
27th-29th December (Winter break) – School closed