Parent Teacher Conferences 6/2/17 & 6/5/17

June 02, 2017

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Friday, June 2nd   and Monday June 5th.

These conferences are for ALL PARENTS. In order to make the conferences as informative to you as possible, please come prepared with a list of issues you definitely want to cover. Note that these are progress conferences. If there are issues/difficulties to discuss which require more time, an additional conference may be scheduled at a later, mutually convenient, time. 

The conference sign-up process will take place entirely on-line beginning Monday May 22nd. Conference spots are available first come, first serve. Follow these steps to sign-up: 

1.    Log into “Our Community” on the manj.org website, using your username and password. . 
2.    Scroll to “Schedule Parent Teacher Conferences.”
3.    Select the program and classroom.
4.    Select your preferred conference day.
5.    Select your preferred time from the list.
6.    Fill in your child’s name, your phone number and your email and hit “submit.”
7.    Keep a record of the time/day requested.


Memorial Day May 29th 2017

May 29, 2017

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the last Monday of May commemorating men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
Initially (officially since 1868 – proclaimed by General John Logan) Memorial Day was a holiday in memory of the soldiers who died in the Civil War. The feast was supposed to be a step towards national reconciliation. The original name (Decoration Day) comes from placing flowers on the graves of the soldiers.
Memorial Day was celebrated differently in different states. Until 1890 it was celebrated in all the states of the North. After World War I the nature of the holiday changed to honor the memory of all Americans who died in any war – not only Civil.


Roller Skating Party

June 01, 2017

 Thursday, June 1st  — Go roller skating with all your MANJ friends and their families! Back by popular demand, all MANJ  students and  their families, friends and neighbors are  invited to join the  adolescent class from 6:30 to 8:30pm  for a fun night of  roller skating at Holiday Skating Center,  1775 Creek Road,  Delanco, NJ–less than a half mile off Route 130! Enjoy a night of music, skating and fun while supporting the adolescent class as they continue to raise funds for their programs.  This event is FUN FOR ALL AGES1 to 100 years! Entry fee is $10.00 per person, and skate rental is $3.00, or you may bring your own. For details. Please contact Tracey at dirofdev@manj.org with questions or to RSVP.

All proceeds of this event benefit the Adolescent Class.


Products/Books for Sale

Book Purchase Form

Product Order Form

 

Products for Sale

*Chico Bags (Green, Purple, Yellow, Blue, Orange) = $5.00

*Chico Bags Mini produce Stand Starter Kit = $14.99

   (Only 2 apple pouch kits & 5 pear pouch kits left, first come-first serve)

*Homemade candles in repurposed bottles = $3-$15

               -Manhattan Expresso Coffee Soda (only 2 left) = $5.00

               -White candle in clear glass (only 1 left) = $8.00

                -Pinot Noir (only 1 left) = $8.00

                -Yankee Candle Jar (only 1 left) = $10.00

                -Dutch Chocolate Vodka (Blackberry & Sage scent, only 1 left) = $12.00

                -CK Mondavi (Cranberry Marmalade scent, only 1 left) = $12.00

*Ceramic Coasters (set of 4) = $8.00

               (patterns vary, only 3 sets left)

*Handmade Cutting Boards = $45

   (Only 1 left)

*Charm cards = $8.00

               -Dance (Only 2 left)                    -Bird (Only 1 left)

               -Live Simply (Only 1 left)          -Leaves (Only 1 left)

               -Owl (Only 1 left)

*School Spirit Gear

         -Baseball Hat (only 1 left) = $25.00

         -Gray/Maroon Hoodie (only 3 Youth M & 3 Youth L left) = $25

         -Toddler gray long sleeve T-shirts (only 5, size 5-6 left) = $19

         -Toddler pink long sleeve T-shirts (only 3, size 3 left) = $19

         -Maroon/White long sleeve sports shirts (only 4 Youth M, 3 Youth L & 1 Large left) = $25

         -Black/White Hoodie (only 2 Youth L left) = $25

         -Drawstring Backpack (only 6 left) = $12

         -Scarf (only 1 left) = $30

If you would like to purchase any of these products, please click on the Product Order Form above and stop in the office or send a check (payable to MANJ or MANJ Parent Association for Spirit Gear only) attached to the  form. The product(s) will be sent home with your child the day after we receive the order.

 

We would also like to offer you the opportunity to purchase any of the following books. Also, remember to check out the school library for more topics. The library selection can be viewed on the third floor during normal school hours.

Books to Purchase:

               The Pink What ($6.00)

               Parent’s Guide to the Montessori Classroom ($7.00)

               What is Montessori Preschool? ($6.00)

               What is Montessori Elementary? ($6.00)

               At Home with Montessori ($8.00)

               Montessori Madness ($17.50)

               Montessori: The Science behind the Genius ($35.00)

               Montessori: A Modern Approach ($14.00)

               Montessori Today ($12.00)

               Understanding the Human Being ($19.90)

If you would like to purchase any of these books, please click on the Book Purchase Form above and stop in the office or send a check (payable to MANJ) attached to the form. The book(s) will be sent home with your child the day after we receive the order.

 

 


National Geographic Magazine

June 05, 2017

Exciting News from National Geographic and the Montessori Academy…

Now your child can explore the world, from the comfort of home, for only $5.00!

Primary, Grades K – 1

Voyager

  • Designed to develop important literacy skills while teaching beginning readers science and social studies content.
  • Excites students with high-interest articles that inspire learning
  • Presents on-grade-level content written at accessible readabilities
  • Provides practice with reading strategies and nonfiction text features
  • Builds academic vocabulary

Lower Elementary, Grades 2 – 3

Trailblazer

  • Develops nonfiction literacy skills as it teaches science and social studies core content
  • High interest text, engaging visuals, and specific reading strategies motivate students.

Upper Elementary, Grades 4 – 6

Adventurer

  • Develops nonfiction literacy skills as it teaches science and social studies core content
  • High interest text, engaging visuals, and specific reading strategies motivate students.

**All 3 magazine are 24 Pages, 7 Issues, Beginning Sept. 2017

 

Please click on the link below to order your National Geographic Magazine by June 5th.

Nat Geo Order Form


Flynn O’Hara Uniforms

If you need to order new school uniforms, please click on the link below for instructions.

NJ 711 WTO_form


Peter Pan Premier

May 05, 2017

This week is our Peter Pan premiere.  This is a first debut for some of our first year students so please bear with us.  With that said, you are cordially invited to come and cheer for the young  thespians. 

When: Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 5 PM

Where: the Great Room

See you all there!


Camp Dark Waters

May 24, 2017

Camp Dark Waters, 26 New Freedom Road, Medford, NJ, from Wednesday, May 24th until Friday, May 26th, 2017. The entire cost of this trip will be paid for from the Elementary Pizza Fundraiser account. 

Students will arrive at school on Wednesday, May 24th at 8:00am so that there will be ample time for pre-trip preparation, loading of luggage and boarding the bus. Upon arrival, please instruct your child to leave all luggage in the elementary dismissal area. All items MUST be labeled with your child’s name. The bus will depart for camp by 8:30am and will be unable to wait for late arrivals so plan accordingly.

Students will return to school on Friday, May 26th at or about 11:00am. Students may be picked up by a parent/guardian as soon as they return. We will accommodate those students enrolled in Elementary After Care up until 5:30pm. If your child will be staying in After Care, please let the office know by Monday, May 22nd  so that we can arrange for staff coverage.

The children will participate in teambuilding, canoeing, hiking, ropes courses, archery, frisbee and of course campfires. The packing list daily schedule can be printed out by clicking on the below links. We hope your child has a wonderful and memorable experience this year.

Suggested Packing List 2017

Schedule of Activities 2017
 

Participation in camp is a privilege; any child who is exhibiting difficulty in controlling their emotions or behaviors in class may be excluded to ensure that child’s and the group’s safety. Children not participating may attend school on their regular schedule.


Teachers in Service May 15th Noon Dismassal

May 15, 2017

  • Teachers in Service May 15th Noon Dismassal
  • ADM and ECP will still be in session

Visit Café le MANJ Every Friday

Visit Café le MANJ on Every Friday morning from 7:45am to 8:45am in the main entrance lobby. Enjoy coffee, hot chocolate and assorted teas as well as freshly baked items and the camaraderie of the MANJ community!


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