March Montessori Newsletter


Lunch Volunteer Parents Needed

We would like to encourage all parents/carers to continue volunteering to help with lunches. We greatly appreciate all your help and support.

Morning Drop Off

We would like to remind parents that school begins at 8:30 a.m. Please encourage independence by allowing your child to enter the Montessori area alone; do not accompany your child into the bathroom/cubby area unless you specifically need to speak to a staff member. Thank you for your understanding.

Tea Ceremony Wednesday March 7th
CH 1 and CH 2 8:30 a.m.-9:35 a.m.

We are looking forward to seeing you for our annual Tea Ceremony on March 7th. Children’s House 2 students will perform the ceremony first at 8:45 a.m. followed by Children’s House 1. Please remember that if your child is going to wear traditional dress, he/she needs to arrive at school in their special clothing and have a change of clothes in a bag for afterwards. Parents are welcome to help volunteer for the Tea Ceremony. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the Montessori Bulletin Board (outside the gate). Parents are welcome to watch and take photos at the Tea Ceremony.
もし、お子様が伝統的な衣装などの着用を予定されている場合は、衣装を既に着た状態で登園し、着替えをバックパックの中に入れておいてください。お茶会を開催するにあたって、 ボランティアをしていただける方も募集いたしますので、開示版に貼られますサインアップシートにお名前をご記入下さい。お茶会の最中に、写真やビデオを撮って頂く事が出来ますので、保護者の皆様も是非ご参加下さい。

Friday March 9th Field Trip to Sumadera Temple

Please be sure your child has a home lunch and a water bottle. Children should be dressed in their P.E. uniforms on this day.

Tuesday March 20th No School – National Holiday

Tuesday March 27th Early Dismissal for Faculty Meeting

Please be aware that dismissal will be at 2:30 p.m. Buses will arrive earlier than usual on this day.

Spring Break Lunch Party with Parents March 30th Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

We will be holding a Spring Break Lunch Party on March 30th. All parents are welcome as we will be cooking food together with the children. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the bulletin board March 5th.Children riding the bus will receive a sign-up sheet in their communication folder March 2nd. Please sign your name beside the food you would like to prepare with your child. One shopper in the group will purchase food for the entire group. If you are unable to attend the party, please inform a Montessori staff member. Regular classes for Montessori and Kindergarten will continue after 1:00 p.m.

Spring Break April 2nd – April 6th
School Resumes April 9th.

Class Observations Available in April

An Observation Sign-up sheet will be available during our Easter Party. If you would like to observe the class, please sign up March 30th.

April Field Trip Reminder

During the week of April 10 to 13th we will be going to Tarumi Wellness Park for a Sakura Party. The date will be chosen depending on the cherry blossom season.

(Bento image by Cy-V