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November 16, 2018

Dear Families,

Have you taken time to place a feather on the turkey in the lobby?  The children are counting the feathers on the turkey as they pass by it.  During the season of Thanksgiving, we encourage you to help us in bringing thankful thoughts, words, and prayers into the lives of our children. Please take a moment to share your thankful thoughts about our school and the work that our teachers and staff do each day to create a happy, peaceful, and inspiring place for our children to learn and grow.  You will find a table in the lobby to record your inspiring words on a paper feather.

The weather has gotten colder.  Please be sure your child has the appropriate clothing to provide protection and comfort during outside time.  We WILL be going outside unless the air temperature and wind-chill factor together drop below 10 degrees Fahrenheit.  Remember to put your child's name on each item.  Please help your child learn to place their hats and gloves into the sleeve of their coat.  That way they have everything they need in one place.  If you are missing clothing items, please check Lost and Found which is located in the lobby by the office.

Wednesday through Friday November 21 - 23, is Thanksgiving Break so there will be no school.  We wish you a safe and happy holiday.

Coming Soon:  Wish Tower for the Holidays

A large scale pink Montessori Tower will be placed in the lobby after Thanksgiving Break.  The tower will be decorated with flags containing monetary amounts for "wishes" from our school for holiday giving.  The wishes are found on the windows looking into the lunchroom from the lobby.  This is a great way to find gift ideas for your child's classroom.  Coming in 2019 - 2020, will be the opening of the second 2 year-old class.  Donations can be made to the classroom also.  You can make cash donations to the school in general.  Your gifts are tax deductible.  If you would like a tax deduction form, please check with Judy.

If books are on your Holiday shopping list, take part in the Montessori School of Iowa City Book Fair at Barnes & Noble on December 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Supporters of the book fair must present a valid book fair voucher or mention MSIC at the register prior to the transaction of your purchases to count toward the in-store book fair amount.  MSIC will earn 15 % of all sales that are in support of the school to purchase books for the school.  While shopping in the store, look for MSIC's table at the Barnes & Noble Mall Site, 1451 Coral Ridge Avenue, Coralville, with the teachers' Wish List of books.  As you are shopping in the store, you might find your child's artwork on display.  You can even shop on-line; our book fair number for the event is 12463519.

When shopping for everyone on your gift list this holiday season, consider shopping at and Amazon will donate to Montessori School of Iowa City, Inc.!

Our school participates in Box Tops for Education.  Keep collecting and turning them in the collection jar in the lobby.

Cindy Kuehl
Head of School


Wednesday-Friday, November 21-23 - NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 7 - Barnes & Noble Book Fair
Friday, December 21- Last Day of School before Winter Break
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