Preschool and Kindergarten

23550 S.W. Pine St. Sherwood, OR 97140



October Newsletter 2017


It is October already! We are having fun learning and sharing in the classroom. There are many fun events coming up, so here is some information to help you get ready.


On October 2nd we will officially start to have Sharing Time during the second group time before lunch. See your parent file for guidelines or ask Sharon and Rhonda for more information. Your child may bring sharing on any day of the week that is convenient for you. It may be a good idea to pick a day of the week that your child will always bring their sharing.  Please talk to your child about what s/he will say when sharing.


Wednesday, October 11th, will be Picture Day. Send your student in picture clothes, and if needed, some clothes to change into afterwards. Coming soon will be a form for you to fill out for Picture Day and return as soon as possible so that we will be ready when the photographer comes. If your child doesn't usually attend school on Wednesdays I will make sure they are the first ones in line, and hopefully we will get the group shot finished early. If you are available that Wednesday, we could use some help to keep the morning organized and fun.


Classroom Observations and Parent Conferences - Watch for sign-up sheets (beside the parent file) to schedule a time for each.


-The week of October 16 -20, parents will have an opportunity to visit the school and observe the children while they are working. This will be a good time for you to see how your child interacts with the other children and the materials in the classroom. Take notes of any questions you may have for the conference the next week.


-The following week, October 23 - 27, parents can schedule a time to discuss your child’s progress, and ask any questions you may have with the teacher.  


After the trip to the apple orchard last week we had fun making applesauce, and this week we will  read  about Johnny Appleseed.


On October 25th we will be adventuring to Koch Family Farm for pumpkins and fun. The trip includes small animals, a hay ride and maze, and pumpkin harvest. We will leave the school at 9:00 am. You can meet us at the farm around 9:45 if you would like. Watch for a field trip sheet with information about cost and a map. (It will be in your parent file soon.)


We are a small school and would appreciate help purchasing snack foods and other necessary supplies. At the beginning of each month I will post a donation list on the bulletin board behind the door. Please initial any items you donate, to keep the list up to date through the month. Several copies of the list will be set beside the parent file for you to take, mark, and use as a reminder. Thank you for your help.


In the classroom there are some Crossridge Montessori brochures to pass out to any parents looking for a school. If you refer the school to someone and their child comes to our school, we will give you a $100 credit on your tuition.

Crossridge Montessori is on Facebook. Look us up when you get a chance, then like us, and follow us.


On the horizon:


No School

We do not have school on Friday, November 10th for Veteran's Day, and we have Thanksgiving week off as well (November 21st -25th)


We also have stone soup coming up November 15th.


It is going to be a great year.


For His Glory,

Sharon Brookens

Crossridge Montessori