ORIENTATIONS

July 21 – New Family Pelican Snoball Party on Oceola Street, 6:30-7:30pm

August 3 – Meet Your Teacher Drop-In for all NEW Primary Students, 5:30-6:30pm on the preschool playground

August 8 – All Parent Orientation on Zoom, 6:30-7:30pm

August 9 – Primary (3K, 4K, 5K) Parent Orientation, 6:30-7:30pm

August 10 – Lower Elementary (1st – 3rd Grades) Parent Orientation, 6:30-7:30pm

August 11 – Upper Elementary & Middle School (4th – 8th Grades) Parent Orientation, 6:30-7:30pm

August 9, 10, 11 –NEW PRIMARY (PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN) STUDENT ORIENTATION, 9-11am

FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL (Varies by Grade)

August 15 – School Begins for students in these grades only: Kindergarten, 3rd, 6th, 7th and 8th

August 16 – School Begins for RETURNING four-year olds, 2nd graders, and 5th graders

August 17 – School Begins for three-year olds, NEW four-year olds, 1st graders and 4th graders

EVENTS & HOLIDAYS

September 1 – New Parent Drop-In at the Kuse home 6:30-8:30pm (for parents of any new student)

September 5 – Labor Day, No School

September 21 – New York Times Author and International Speaker, Dr. Michael Thompson, will lead parents, staff, and students in a variety of workshops. This will be an opportunity of a lifetime. Topics and Locations TBA.

·         11AM-12:30pm – Middle School and 6th Grade

·         1:00-2:30pm – Administration

·         3:00-5:30pm – Faculty & Staff

·         6:00-8:00pm – Parents

September 21 – Pizza & Pajama Party for students whose parents will be attending Dr. Thompson’s workshop

October 11, 12, 13 – Individual and Sibling Student Pictures

October 14 – Parent/Teacher Conferences, NO SCHOOL, Childcare Provided During Your Conference

October 16, 17, 18 – SAIS and AMS Accreditation Team Visit

October 28 – Montessori Mile and Fall Festival at MSC, 5:30pm

November 23-25 – Thanksgiving Holiday, No School

December 21-January 3 – Winter Break, No School

January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Student Service Day at MSC

January 31 – Parent Education Event: Details TBA

February 3 – Parent/Teacher Conferences, NO SCHOOL, Childcare Provided During Your Conference

February 10 – Re-Enrollment Contracts for 2023-2024 Due

February 14 – Valentine’s Day Dance Party, 10am-12pm (many volunteers needed)

February 24 – MSC Auction (many volunteers needed), Adults Only

March 17 – Staff attends AMS Conference in Boston, No School for Students

March 31 – Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day**

March 31-April 4 – Book Fair, Times TBA

April 7-14 – Spring Break, No School

April 20 – Whole School Concert (All Students Participate) and Percent Night Dinner

May 2 – Teacher Appreciation Luncheon (many volunteers needed)

May 19 – Field Day, 9am (many volunteers needed)

May 22-25 – End of Year Ceremonies, Details Forthcoming

·         Kindergarten Bridging

·         Third Grade Flying Up

·         Sixth Grade Celebration

·         Eighth Grade Graduation

May 26 – Last Day of School, All Students Dismiss at Noon, NO AFTERCARE

*We are excited to provide a year-long schedule of events. Please mark these dates on your calendars and please know that all scheduled events are subject to change. Watch Me Work, standardized testing, plays, overnight trips and items will be added throughout the year. We will do our best to announce any modifications at least two weeks in advance.

**Grandparents and Special Friends’ Day is one of our favorite events and we hope that we will be able to bring it back on March 31, 2023. Whether or not we are able to host it will depend on the state of COVID-19 or any other unforeseen emergencies.  Parents may not attend.

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