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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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Toddler News, December 2016

Toddler News, December 2016 Jack Frost is coming to us. Our Maple friends are enjoying the last warm weather before he comes. It is time to prepare the winter gear. Please send in warm mittens and a warm hat. In the winter, as long as the weather is not dangerously severe, we will go out to play. Young children need the time outside, since it is our nature and they learn lots of things from it. […]

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Toddler News, November 2016

Fall has finally arrived here at The Children’s Tree Montessori School. Maple friends are enjoying the weather outside, seeing the leaves falling, feeling the breeze, and moving very busily collecting acorns. It is time to prepare the winter gear since we live in New England. In winter, as long as weather is not too dangerously severe, we are going out to play. Young children need the time outside since it is our nature and they […]

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Now Registering for Summer Program

Now Registering for Summer Program

The Children’s Tree is now offering a Montessori toddler summer program for the first time! In addition, there are three themed camps for 3-6 year olds: Lego Maniacs, Little Chefs and Science Fun. Register now to reserve your child’s place for the summer program. Click here for details.

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Fundraiser for the Children’s Tree

Fundraiser for the Children's Tree

We are glad to announce that the Children’s Tree has been selected to participate in the annual Community Investment Program run by Essex Savings Bank. The bank makes annual donations to local organizations, and customers can vote for their favorite charities. If you are an ESB customer, please consider voting for CTMS between February 1 and March 15.

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Students raised $195 for UNICEF

Students raised $195 for UNICEF

Our students are proud to have raised $195 for UNICEF. The donation will be matched by the Children’s Tree Montessori School, to a total of $390. $500 are needed to fund a water well for an African village in need of clean water.

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Students Deliver School Garden Harvest

Students Deliver School Garden Harvest

This week, elementary students at the Children’s Tree Montessori School delivered fresh arugula to the food pantry at the First Church of Christ in Old Saybrook. Students had seeded arugula and lettuce in the school’s community garden  in September and helped with harvesting, washing and bagging.

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