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Preschool News, October 2017

Dear CTMS Families,       It has been an amazing start to our school year upstairs in Primary! We have spent the first month of school getting to know our teachers and our new friends and we have learned all about our classrooms. We have had many wonderful lessons, we have learned how to have snack, and we have learned many songs and stories during gathering time.       We also had our […]

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Elementary School News, October 2017

Welcome back to school! The elementary class has been busy working and settling back into the school routine. This year, we have welcomed a hedgehog to our room. His name is Spotty Pickles. This is in addition to our saltwater critters, beta fish, and frogs. We took two field trips this September, once crabbing and the other to the Big E. The children are looking forward to their next trip. The children have been doing […]

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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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Montessori Infant / Toddler & Parent Classes Offered on Saturdays

The Children’s Tree Montessori School offers support to new parents in Saturday morning infant/toddler-parent classes.    This class is led by a certified Montessori teacher. In the classes parents and caregivers will learn how to observe their baby/toddler’s development and choose activities that optimally support development of language and movement. The 10-week workshop series will provide experiences that stimulate the senses, enrich children’s vocabulary and understanding of language, while helping your child to gain a sense […]

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Fall 2017 Open House Dates Announced

Old Saybrook, Connecticut – September 21, 2017 The Children’s Tree Montessori School, 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, will hold Open Houses on Saturday, October 14th and 28th, from 9:00am-12:00pm. The Children’s Tree offers an independent elementary school as well as toddler and preschool classrooms. As one of only three AMS accredited schools in our state, CTMS offers an authentic Montessori education, lead by certified teachers.  In fact, it is the only school in the area […]

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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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Farmer’s Markets 2017

Madison  On the green. Fridays 3-6 Chester Sunday Market  Opening day June 11. Sundays 10-1 Stonington Village Farmers’ Market  Stonington Town Docks starting Saturday, 5/27 Saturdays 10-1pm Ivoryton  Opening day June 17. Saturdays 10-1:30 City Seed  Check website for the schedule for all locations. Niantic  Opening day June 1. Thursdays 3-6 Coventry  At the Nathan Hale Homestead starts June 4, 11-2 Old Saybrook  Opens June 24. Wednesdays & Saturdays 9-12:30 Lyme Opens June 3. Saturdays […]

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Summer Music 2017

Stonington Vineyards: Live Music on the Deck.  Fridays in July/Aug from 6-9pm Jonathan Edwards Winery, Stonington.  G-Love and Special Sauce on 7/23,  Jonathan Edwards on 7/30, Donovan 8/20 Tickets:www.jedwardswinery.com Connecticut Early Music Festival, New London, begins 6/11 Music at The Garde, New London, Robert Cray, David Crosby, Michael McDonald and more. Tunes on the Dunes, Westerly, RI. Starts 7/12. Esker Point Beach Concert Series, Groton. Thursdays, 6-8pm starting 6/22 Branford Jazz on the Green, Thursdays […]

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Shoreline Festivals 2017

Robin Hood’s Faire, North Haven, 5/27 – 29 CT Spring Dinner with Arethusa, Fairfield, 6/1 Riverfare, Essex, 6/1 Annual Shad Bake, Essex, 6/3 CT Trails Day, Various Locations, 6/3-4 Stonington Sounds Music Festival,  6/3 New Haven Food Truck Festival, New Haven, 6/3 New Haven Culinary Tour, New Haven, 6/3 Little Folks Fair, Guilford 6/3 Arts & Ideas Festival, New Haven,  6/3 – 6/24 Sun BBQ Fest, Mohegan Sun, 6/3-4 Spring Festival at Jonathan Edwards, North Stonington, […]

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Preschool Newsletter, June 2017

May was a busy month! The classrooms worked hard on their auction projects and were very proud of their work. We hope you enjoyed the auction. The Cedar room planted acorns and got to see them sprout into saplings. They grew so quickly and the students loved seeing the root structure. When they were ready, the children helped transplant the saplings to larger containers. Each primary classroom now has their own oak tree sapling! The […]

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