CCM November Newsletter
|We’re ready for November!
Dear CCM parents,
We are very excited for November and have many things planned this month. I wanted to put out a quick reminder on flu season as we approach these next few months.
The flu season is upon us. We want to keep our students and faculty healthy and the best way we can do this is by making sure to stick to our sick policy. This means that if your child is sick not to bring them to school the next day. We appreciate your support with this!
We hope everyone has a great November and thanksgiving! We are always so thankful to have our amazing parents by our side!
We are closed November 11th and November 25th-27th
Mrs. Ana’s Thankful Date Night
On Friday November 13th from 6:00-9:00 PM Mrs. Ana will host a thankful date night! Dinner will be provided. There will also be arts and crafts and some fun thanksgiving themed activities! The price is $25 per child or $40 for 2 siblings.
Pita Jungle Day
We will be having another Pita Jungle day in November on the 18th. It is $4.50 per child and includes a pita, hummus, chicken, fruit and juice.**** Please note that we will not accept your order after November 16th. All checks and money should be brought to your children’s teachers and be made out to Ana Allen, as she pays Pita Jungle directly. Thank you!
Cave Creek Montessori Administration
CCM October Newsletter
|Cave Creek Montessori October Newsletter|
|It’s a Spooktacular Month!
Dear CCM parents,
We have a lot of exciting plans for the month of October and hope to see you all around campus a lot! Please see full list of events for this month below.
October 12th through 16th
From October 12th to the 16th our teachers will be having parent-teacher conferences. Please talk with your child’s teacher directly to sign up for conferences.
October 30th 9AM-11AM
We will be holding our annual Halloween parade and fall festival on October 30th. There will be booths, prizes, jumper, snow cones and more! Parents are welcome to come and can also sign up to help with their class booths through their child’s teacher!
We are closed for fall break!!!
October 19th and 20th
On October 27th from 5-7PM we are having a CPR and First Aid company come here to teach some of our staff members, and would love for some of our parents to join too! It is $25 per person and you will get a CPR, first aid card at the end of the class.
|Mrs. Ana’s Spooktacular Date Night
October 9th 6:00-9:00pm
On Friday October 9th from 6:00-9:00 PM Mrs. Ana will host her annual spooktacular date night! Dinner will be provided. There will also be arts and crafts and dirt and worm making! The price is $25 per child or $40 for 2 siblings.
Pita Jungle Day
September School Newsletter: From the desk of Kelsey!
Cave Creek Montessori September Newsletter
September is here!
Parents of Cave Creek Montessori! We hope you all have been enjoying the first month of school and taking advantage of all our great events happening! In September we have more fun activities planned, here are a few to keep in mind:
September 16th & 17th
On September 16th and 17th we will be having picture day! Miss. Samantha, Miss. Soma and Miss. Angelica will go on day September 16th. Miss. Lakshmi and Miss. Uma will go on September 17th.
Peace Day & Potluck
September 21st morning and evening
We will be holding our annual peace day and potluck on September 21st! The peace day celebration will be held in the morning as a school around 9AM. The potluck will be held at night and each family should bring a dish to share with their classroom. This will be at 6:00PM.
We are closed these days!!!
September 7th and September 14th
We are closed on September 7th for Labor day and then closed again on September 14th for Fall Break!
Mrs. Ana’s Date Night
September 11th 6:00-9:00pm
On Friday September 11th from 6:00-9:00 PM Mrs. Ana will host another date night! Dinner will be provided, with chicken nuggets and mac n cheese. There will also be arts and crafts and dessert baking! The price is $25 per child or $40 for 2 siblings.
Pita Jungle Day
We will be having another Pita Jungle day in September on the 30th. It is $4.50 per child and includes a pita, hummus, chicken, fruit and juice.****** Please note that we will not accept your order after September 28th. All checks and money should be brought to your children’s teachers and be made out to Ana Allen, as she pays Pita Jungle directly. Thank you!
Cave Creek Montessori Internet Safety Presentation
Internet safety is an issue every parent should keep in mind when their children are accessing or have access to computers and smart devices. Cave Creek Montessori knows how important it is to address internet safety with parents and wants to help educate the community on how to protect children from vulnerable situations they may incur while on the internet.
For this reason, Cave Creek Montessori has decided to hold an internet safety presentation on Wednesday, October 1st at 6:30 PM on the Cave Creek Montessori campus. There is no cost for this event.
The presentation will be hosted by Nicole Rye, a fellow Cave Creek Montessori parent and a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security. This is a 45 minute presentation with interactive videos created for parents and guardians of children ages 5-17 years old. The presentation will cover facts and statistics of online risks and tips for keeping children safe online.
The director and owner of Cave Creek Montessori, Roy Catalo, is especially excited about this presentation and when asked about his thoughts on internet safety he said, “ With the millennial generation growing up quickly with access to things I did not even know about until I was a teenager, it is very important to keep our children safe while online and for parents to be educated on the risks of the internet”.
This presentation is expected to be very informative and helpful to any parent who wants to learn more about internet safety. So start catching up with your kids today!
If you would like to sign up to come to the internet safety presentation, please call Cave Creek Montessori at 480-563-2929. The address to the school is 29209 N. 56th Street.
From The Desk of Kathy, Roy and Kelsey: September
From The Desk of Kathy, Roy and Kelsey:
Cave Creek Montessori September Newsletter
Happy family organics nutrition presentation Sept. 10th 9:30-10:30 AM
Peace day and Potluck Sep.19th 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM
CCM date night Sept. 26th 6:00-9:00 PM
Sep. 29th- 30th Fall Break
Flu Season is Upon us Parent Teacher Conferences
With flu season approaching it is very important Parent teacher conferences will be held from
that you know our guidelines for contagious illnesses October 13th to the 19th, before and after
at the Montessori. Children who have been sent home school. Teachers will be in contact with you
or have been diagnosed with a virus can come back to to set up times.
school once they have been flu free for at least 24 hours.
Please be sure to report any sicknesses to us.
Mrs. Ana’s Date Night Peace Day
Mrs. Ana’s Date night is coming to CCM on Sept. 26th. One of our favorite school traditions is our
We will provide pizza, activities, snacks and juice for your peace day activities and potluck. The children
children while you go out for the night. The cost is $25 per will be building a labyrinth (please bring in a
child or $40 per family and the event will run from rock for your child). The peace day activities
6:00-9:00 PM. If you have any questions, please feel will start at 10:00 AM on Sept. 19th. The same
free to contact the office at 480-563-2929. night we will hold our annual peace day potluck
where each family will bring in a their favorite
Tax Contribution Football and Soccer Starting
We strongly encourage all of our CCM families Flag football starts Oct. 1st for children aged 4-6
to consider paying their taxes by contributing to years old. Flag football will run from 3:00-4:00
the Montessori Scholarship Organization. This is every wednesday on the CCM playground.
a way to pay your taxes and save hundreds of dollars. Soccer will also be starting Oct. 4th, 2014 for
Married couples can pay up to 2,156 dollars before children ages 3-14. Both classes are eight week
Dec. 31st 2014 and receive a dollar for dollar tax credit courses.
from the state of AZ, plus reduce their federal tax liability.
Thank you for your continued support of Cave Creek Montessori. We value the relationships we have with our families and look forward to continuing to provide safe, happy, and impactful experiences in your childrens lives.
-Roy, Kathy, and Kelsey Catalo
The Start Of A New Year at Cave Creek Montessori!
The start of a new year!
Our staff is very excited to welcome all the new students, returning students, and parents for the 2014-2015 school year at Cave Creek Montessori School.
We are proud to announce our daughter Kelsey Catalo as a new morning administrator. Kelsey graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Communication. Throughout her time at ASU, she held internships and full-time positions in public relations, marketing, and social media. She is very excited to be in her new position. Please stop by the office if you need any help or to just come in and say hi!
We are very proud to announce our daughter Ana Catalo will be the afternoon/ after school care directress. Ana graduated from NAU with a degree in teaching K-8 and is very excited about putting together a wonderful afterschool care for your children. Ana will also be in the office from 1-2:30 to answer any questions you may have.
These last few weeks we have been very busy formulating plans to make this year one that everyone will remember! Our first step to making sure students succeed here at Cave Creek Montessori is by helping them make friends and feel comfortable. The initial few days can be very exciting and challenging for both parents and children. One challenge that you may see during the first few days of school is separation anxiety. This process will only last one to two weeks and will start to go away once your child has made new friends and gets to know his or her teacher. Please assist your child by introducing them to their teachers and peers. The teachers will also help your child find “mentor” friends who can assist them in understanding their role in the classroom.
How you can help:
· Check your child’s folder daily!
· Show your children you’re excited about what they’re doing at school.
· If your child is having trouble with separation anxiety, leave as quickly as possible or consider using our drop-off service.
· Call at any time to check on your child.
· Encourage friendships by setting up playdates with friends outside of school.
· Come to school well prepared (proper clothes, nap supplies, lunch, snack, etc.)
Safety tips that should be followed:
· Drive cautiously and slowly while in parking lots
· Ensure that all gates are closed when entering and leaving the premises
· Sign in and out with full name
· Take all laundry home on Friday and bring back Monday
· When you are present at the school please understand your child and their siblings/friends are your responsibility. Please make sure they are following the rules (i.e. no running inside, jumping on tables, throwing things)
We are excited to announce that we will be opening a second toddler room in classroom 3. Mrs. Uma will be the lead teacher in the classroom as of August 4th. As you may know, Mrs. Uma has worked at Cave Creek Montessori for 8 years and has proven to be a very peaceful, passionate, and dynamic teacher. Mrs. Uma is very excited to take this next step and we are very confident that she will be a great toddler teacher for your child. Last year Ms. Uma worked as an assistant teacher in the Toddler Room and she handled all aspects of the classroom. Many of the parents who met her also felt she would make an excellent toddler teacher.
Looking forward to a great year! Please come in if you have any questions. Thank you!
-Roy, Kathy & Kelsey Catalo
Cave Creek Montessori’s First Ever Facebook Contest!
Cave Creek Montessori wanted to do something special to thank all their Facebook fans, so we decided to hold our first Facebook contest! It's extremly easy to enter and avaliable to anyone who "likes" their Facebook page. So here's how you enter…
Hey Cave Creek Montessori friends! Were having our first Facebook contest for you! Want to win a 100 dollar gift card to Dave and Busters?
Enter the contest by telling us what your favorite thing to do with your kids in the summer is and why. In order to win you must "like" the Cave Creek Montessori page and share your story with us in the comments section of this post.
One story will be selected by our CCM teachers. Deadline to enter is June 6th at 11:00 PM. Winner will be selected and announced on Facebook June 10th. Start posting, sharing, and liking for your chance to win a 100 dollar gift card!
Get to posting!!
From The Desk of Roy & Kathy – March
Spring is in the air as we enter into a new month! February sure was busy and we would like to give special thanks to the Chinese elder’s society that came to help us bring in the Chinese New Year. We had such a fun time dancing and celebrating and thank all of you who joined us! We would also like to thank all who came to celebrate Ms. Soma’s 10 year anniversary at CCM. Our new “10 year bench” will be a beautiful reminder of the wonderful teachers that have given so much of their love, time, and commitment to our school.
The first and second week of March the 3rd -14th teachers will be meeting with parents to discuss your child’s progress. It is a good idea to come observe your child prior to your conference. An observation will help you to better understand the work and therefore enhance the discussion. If the sign up does not provide a time you are able to make please feel free to call the office or speak to your teacher.
Mr. Roy’s Movie Night
(March 14th at 6:30pm)
Are you ready for a fun family movie night?! Well, it’s that time again and we could not be more excited. Please feel free to bring your low chairs, blanket, and dinner as we sit back and enjoy Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax”.
Festival of Colors
(March 18th at 10:30am)
Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of colours. It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, and other regions of the world. The festival has, in recent times, spread in parts of Europe and North Americas as a spring celebration of love, frolic and colours. We are very excited to celebrate this holiday as we fill our school with color and dancing. Come join us as we invite a special dancer from India to celebrate with us. Festivities will start at 10:30.
From the Desk of Roy & Kathy – February
February 2014 We are looking forward to a fun month ahead!!! February 1st and 8th 9:30-11:30pm Open House CCM families who register at the open house and bring with them a friend or family member will receive a $50 credit. Should your friend or family member register on this day they will also receive $50. February 6th 5:30 – 6:30pm Parent Information Night Nutrition: “the process or obtaining food necessary for health and growth”. February 6th 5:30-6:30 CCM will host a fun and informative evening with Mindi Boysen, a well-known lifestyle coach who will be speaking to us . February 11 5:30-6:30pm Chess Night Mr. Roy will host chess night at Barro’s pizza. This is a fun time for all and we hope to see many smiling faces! February 27 11:00am Celebrating Mrs. Soma February 27 has been declared “Mrs. Soma Day”. We are very lucky to have Mrs. Soma at CCM. This year has several milestones for Mrs. Soma. She became a US citizen, and has been a teacher for ten years at CCM, so what better day to celebrate these achievements other than her birthday! Please dress your children in red white and blue on this day. This day is not exclusive to her room and is a school wide celebration. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched they must be felt in the heart.”-Helen Keller.
From the Desk of Roy & Kathy – December
November was a fun month. Barros chess night was great fun for Mr. Roy”s chess club. There was plenty of pizza chess and Good Company for everyone. Look for Mr. Roy to host another chess night in January. The Thanksgiving feast was a big success. The children worked hard to prepare for this event with plenty of art cooking and learning about Thanksgiving. A big thanks to you parents for all the wonderful food and help to make this all possible.
We will be holding the second annual cookie exchange December 12th at 5:30 – 6:00pm Please bring in three dozen cookies. Two will be to share and one left to take home. Cave Creek Montessori will provide hot chocolate and coffee. This was so much fun last year and we expect the same.
We are very proud of the music program at Cave Creek Montessori. Mr. Jason & the children will be giving a winter program performance for all to enjoy on the morning of December 18. Please check with your child’s teacher for exact times. This is a great time to learn more about music at Cave Creek Montessori and see the children perform.
This year we are supporting the Youth Assistance Foundation to provide at risk children, homeless children, & military families with presents for Christmas. Please participate by bringing in a new unwrapped toy. The YAF toy drive has provided thousands of toys for children each year throughout Maricopa County. With your help we can make Christmas day bright for many more children.
We wish everyone a save and happy holiday season.