Raising Responsible Happy Kids

Raising Responsible Happy Kids In a world where we are so busy trying to get from one activity to another and be super parents, we often question why children seem to be less respectful and resourceful than generations past.  Positive Discipline may be the answer you have been searching for.   Dr. Jane Nelsen developed the Positive Discipline program based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs.  Positive Discipline is designed to teach young

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25th Anniversary & Silent Auction March 28

The Children’s Tree Montessori School was founded in 1995 by Head of School, Marci Martindale. In the beginning it was only open to twelve, 3-6-year-old children. Over the past 25 years, CTMS has expanded to provide quality education for ages 12 months to 12 years old, and a warm and loving community to over 500 families. The Children’s Tree mission is to nurture and empower a loving community of global thinkers who embrace and honor

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Preschool News, April 2018

Greetings Families: Happy Spring! We’ve had a busy month of March. We have been learning about fascinating South American animals. The jaguar, red eyed tree frog, and poison dart frog are just some of the animals that have intrigued the students. We also worked hard on making the auction project, learned about crystals, eggs, birds, parts of a seed, rainbows, and color mixing. By using the primary colors: red, blue, and yellow, the children worked

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Preschool News, March 2018

Dear Families, Wow it is hard to believe that February has come to a close! We had a very busy month and lot of fun celebrating Valentine’s Day by sharing cards and preparing strawberries and cream to enjoy together. We also enjoyed learning about astronomy and the different constellations. We had an amazing educational visit from the dentist where we learned about healthy nutrition and how to care for our teeth. We especially loved celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday

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Preschool News, February 2018

Dear CTMS Families,       It has been awesome coming back from break and starting off 2018 in Primary! We have many new friends in our rooms! We have Marloes, Blake, and Dorothy joining the Oak Room Family and we have Holland, Bowery, Andy, Ayla, and Harlan joining the Cedar Room Family. We also now have Miss Laura joining the Primary Team, which we couldn’t be more thrilled about! We have spent January getting

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Why Choose Montessori School for Kindergarten & Elementary?

Montessori, a better way to learn January 25, 5:30-7:30pm In this free interactive workshop you will see how the Montessori method builds children’s independence, self-esteem and problem solving skills. Discover how Montessori uses hands-on materials to enhance children’s understanding and create a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. Register online: https://childrenstree.org/parented/ Dinner and childcare offered for $10 per family Dinner: 5:30-6:00 Free workshop: 6:00-7:30 at The Children’s Tree Montessori School 96 Essex Road, Old Saybrook, CT 860-388-3536

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CTMS to March in Torch Light Parade

The Children’s Tree Montessori School community is once again building a hand made float and marching in the Old Saybrook Torch Light Parade on December 9, 2017. We are hoping that you can join us! We will be marching this year for the second time and encourage participation from current families, alumni and their friends! Details: Time and Place: 5:30 meet at school to carpool or 6:00 meet at Denali on Main Street. What to wear:

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CTMS Frozen Holiday Pie Sale Has Begun!

Each year The Children’s Tree Montessori School offers frozen pies from Bishop’s Orchards in Guilford, CT. The pies are made fresh at Bishops and kept frozen until baked in your home, directions included.  As one of our biggest fundraisers, the pies are priced at a reasonable amount of $12-$16 and include your typical fruit pies as well as cream pies. The available options are apple, apple crumb, pumpkin, blueberry, fruits of the farm, strawberry rhubarb,

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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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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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