Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
- Maria Montessori
Montessori is the fastest-growing educational method in North America, with over 1,000,000 children and counting
Last Day of School

On Wednesday, June 10, we will dismiss at noon for the summer.  Families are invited to join us shortly after dismissal for our Moving Up Ceremony.  Bring your picnic lunch and a blanket, and join other MSY families on the playground as we celebrate the school year.

Essence of Montessori

We invite all new families for the 2015-2016 school year to join us Wednesday, May 27, from 6:00 to 7:00 for Essence of Montessori.  Come and learn more about the Montessori philosophy, tour your child’s room, and find out about the first few days of school in the fall.

NO SCHOOL – March 11,12,13

Our teachers will be attending the national AMS conference in Philadelphia, so school will be closed March 11,12, and 13.  We do have all day care available in the Sunflower Garden.  Stop by the office to make a reservation, or email Laura at

Community Meeting & Make Your Own Snack

Join us at MSY for our February Community Meeting.  The children will be making a snack while parents meet to share ideas.  We will also share some great ideas about independence at home and at school.  Join us Tuesday, February 24 @ 6:00!

No School February 13 and 16

There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday February 13.  This was a scheduled snow day make up.  The Sunflower Garden will be open from 7:30 – 6:00.  Pleases make a reservation in the office.  There will also be NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 16, in observance of Presidents’ Day.  The Sunflower Garden will be closed.

December 19

Students are invited to participate in Pajama Day on Friday, December 19. Please check the classroom news from your child’s teacher for the details that pertain to your child’s classroom.

Parents are invited to come to school at 11:30 on the 19th. The children will be having an end-of-the-day recess. Please gather outside of the fence to watch them play, and have a cup of cocoa or coffee. Then, at 11:50, the children will be lining the sidewalk to sing Jingle Bells as the parents walk through.

Dismissal will be from inside for all students, so please proceed through the caroling and down the sidewalk. Primary students need to be signed out as usual. Elementary students will be picked up from the classroom. There will not be a drive by pick up on this day.

Sunflower Garden Dec. Hours


  • Friday, 12/19 – There is no after care on this day.  This is a noon release day.  The Sunflower Garden will only be open for early morning care on this day.
  • Monday, 12/22-                  Open 7:30 -6:00
  • Tuesday, 12/23-                 Open 7:30 -6:00
  • Wed -Fri, 12/24-12/26             Closed
  • Monday, 12/29                           Open 7:30 -6:00
  • Tuesday, 12/30                          Open 7:30 -6:00
  • Wed-Fri, 12/31-1/2                   Closed

Please contact the office to make a reservation for any of the days listed above.

Thanksgiving Vacation

There will be NO SCHOOL November 26, 27, and 28.  Our Sunflower room will be open on Wednesday, November 26, from 7:30 to 6:00, by reservation only.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Community Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, November 18, from 6:00 to 7:00 for our November Community Meeting.  We will spend 30 minutes having a Community Meeting, and then we will have 30 minutes of Parent Education on Montessori.  Come and find out more about the next level at MSY — if you have a Primary student, you will learn about Extended Day.  Our Extended Day families will be invited to hear about our Lower Elementary, and we will be sharing our Upper Elementary program with those families currently using our Lower Elementary program.

We are having a Thanksgiving Story Time during this event, so bring your children along for a free and fun activity!

Fall Parent Teacher Conferences

Primary and Extended Day – Conferences will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 30 and 31. Sign up sheets for conference times are available outside of the classrooms.  There will be NO SCHOOL for Primary and Extended Day students on both conference days.  We do have all day care available in our Sunflower classroom. Slots are available on a first come, first serve basis and are for the whole day.

Elementary  – Conferences are scheduled for November 3-6.  Watch for sign up information from the classroom teachers.  Elementary students will be dismissed at noon on all conference days.  There will be afternoon care in our Mariposa classroom beginning at noon on all four days.


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