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Montessori in Your Home Workshop to be Held March 29

Montessori in Your Home Workshop for Parents is presented by Montessori Certified Teachers, Laura Salazar-Hardy and Yoonju Um. Learn some practical ways to create a nurturing home environment for children. Topics will include: separation anxiety, sleep and routine. A variety of developmentally appropriate toys, materials, furniture and practical life activities will be presented. Dinner and childcare will be offered for $10 per family. Thursday, March 29, 2018 Dinner will be 5:30-6:00 pm; Free workshop will […]

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Great Gatsby Themed Silent Auction 2018

Great Gatsby Themed Silent Auction Old Saybrook, Connecticut The Children’s Tree Montessori School will hold a Great Gatsby themed Silent Auction fundraiser on April 7, 2018. The event will be held at the Vicki G. Duffy Pavilion at Old Saybrook Point, 155 College St, Old Saybrook, CT, from 6 o’clock to 9 o’clock in the evening. This public, adult only event, will feature live music by Old Dog, New Trick, a delicious spread of food […]

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The Children’s Tree Montessori School holds summer programs focusing on animals around the world

Old Saybrook, Connecticut – The Children’s Tree Montessori School, 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, will hold 7 weekly summer programs for ages 3-8 focusing on each continent’s wildlife and habitats. Starting the week of June 18 we will focus our studies on a different continent each week, exploring the unique animals and habitats of each. Activities will include art, cooking authentic recipes from each culture, games, outdoor playtime, and more.  Programs run Monday – Thursday, either […]

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Toddler Newsletter, November 2017

       We can’t believe another month has gone by already! This past month we have made applesauce and muffins; we asked students to bring in pumpkins for many uses, we have been cleaning them and painting them. We have even been learning some yoga in the classroom. The weather is getting a little colder so please wear appropriate attire and on rainy days, we will be going outside so don’t forget your rain […]

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Connecticut’s Car Seat Laws Changed as of 10/1/17

LAW: As of October 1, 2017 infants must remain rear-facing until they are a minimum of both 2 year and 30 pounds.  LAW: Toddlers must be in a forward facing car seat with 5 point harness until 5 years and 40 pounds. LAW: Children should ride in a booster until they reach 8 years old AND 60 pounds (they must meet both requirements). Children who ride in a booster seat must use a lap and shoulder […]

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CTMS Fall Festival 2017

The Children’s Tree Fall Festival is not to be missed! Saturday, October 14th at The Children’s Tree Montessori School. Rain Date: October 15th • Music • “Pie” (whipped cream) Eating Contest • Story Telling • Pumpkin Painting • Face Painting • Games • Fingernail Painting • Refreshments Available: Cider, Donuts, Popcorn, and Coffee • Raffle and lots of fun!   This FREE event will feature fall activities for the whole family: Community Food Bank Collection: Bring a […]

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Preschool Newsletter, May 2017

Dear Families, Spring is in full bloom, and the Primary children have been busy bees! Outside, gross motor skills are developing, throwing and catching balls, building and running through obstacle courses, and lots of running, climbing, and jumping. Inside, the children have really taken responsibility for cleaning their classroom at the end of the morning work period and setting up lunch, and at the end of the day before they go home. They love working together […]

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Toddler Newsletter, May 2017

We welcome sunshine! Maple friends are eager to be here at school and ready to play.  After spring break, maple friends enjoyed reading the book, “The very hungry caterpillar.” They also liked butterfly object matching and butterfly sequence cards. They observed eggs to caterpillars, caterpillars to chrysalis, chrysalis to butterflies in a butterfly net, and released them to fly away. We also have been reading books about spring, how to grow plants, and surprise garden. […]

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Elementary School News, March 2017

Dear Parents, The Willow class had a delightful February! We learned about the extremely difficult life faced by penguins in Antarctica by watching March of the Penguins. They have amazing survival skills! We visited the Old Lyme Veterinary Hospital, where Dr. Neil Marrinan gave us a tour. We got to see a heartworm on a slide and an x-ray of a pregnant dog. We could see the babies on the x-ray! Old Lyme Veterinary Hospital […]

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Toddler News, February 2017

We are referring to February as the month of Love! This is a wonderful opportunity to practice our social and emotional skills. Also, it is a good time for remembering our number one rule “Be Respectful” as well as opening a dialogue about what we love. As many maple friends’ language abilities blossom, we are focusing more on language activities. As many new families joined our classroom, we would like to share important information with […]

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