Weekly Update: 5/22/18

School Book Fair Continues

We have just a few days left for sales at our book fair! Event chairwoman and parent (Reef Gecko), Jessica Pellegrino opens our fair each morning from 8:00-8:30, and again after school 3:30-5:00.  Jessica will also be available before and after the All-School Meeting tomorrow.

Parent Meeting – Upper Elementary

Our Upper Elementary Guides will host a very important meeting, specifically for incoming 4th-year families, to answer any questions regarding the program level transition that our Lower Elementary students are about to make.  During this meeting, families will receive the summer homework packet and have an introduction to Upper Elementary program.

Where:  The Sea Star Classroom (Ms. Katie’s room)

When: May 23, 2018

Time: 3:45 PM (right after dismissal ends)

Why: Because we want this transition to be a breeze for you and your family 🙂

Please RSVP to Kaitlyn.Haas@keysschools.com whether or not you can attend.  Parents experiencing a schedule conflict should also let our guides know so we can make alternate plans to meet.

All-School Meeting & Elections

Our last meeting of the school year takes place @ school tomorrow @ 6:00.  Families who have attended only one meeting are required to attend this meeting. Those families who attend all three meetings will earn an extra service hour point!  Childcare is not provided – any students on campus during tomorrow’s All-School meeting will need to remain with their parent and have a book, journal or other silent activity.

We have two parent seats that will expire this month and there are three candidates for consideration.  Please review the applications attached to today’s message.  Voting will occur by ballot at our meeting tomorrow.

Annual Fund Match

We have just one more day to double our Annual Fund campaign efforts! We have a generous donor who will match donations made to the school’s Annual Fund campaign up to $10,000! Families can pay by check, cash, or follow this link for credit card processing:  https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MjI0MDk=

The Annual Fund supports free, public Montessori education for students in Key West & the Lower Keys. Our public charter school relies, in part, on donations to cover the gap in funding that is required to provide authentic Montessori programming.  Monetary contributions made by families and Charter friends who support Montessori as an alternative education model ensures that our program will continue, regardless of State and local budget shortfalls. Donations made to the Annual Fund are tax deductible.

Yearbook Call to Action

All members of our school family can help populate content for our yearbook by uploading directly to the shared folders, which are accessible from the ‘photos’ icon at the top of the page.  Uploading photos in this organized manner will help us finish editing the yearbook.  If you still haven’t created an account, follow this link: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1012919022413728The deadline for personal pages has been extended to 28 May, and the ‘Print Ready’ deadline has been extended to Wednesday, May 30th.

Traveling Off Campus

All music classes (K-gr. 6) will be walking to City Hall this week and to rehearse for graduation/bridging ceremony. Please remember that students must wear closed-toed shoes and have a reusable water bottle when traveling off campus. Thank you!

Last Day for School Lunch

Next Tuesday (5/29) will be the last day to order school lunch. Students will have to bring lunch Wednesday – Friday next week.

Field Day

All students are invited to participate in our annual field day experience that takes place from 9-12 on Wednesday, May 30th at Bayview Park. We will have a morning of games and fun @ the park and then head back to school for lunch immediately following the games.  Families can offer their support by following this link to signup: https://www.flipcause.com/widget/MzUyOTI=

Students will need the following items:

  • sneakers
  • reusable water bottle
  • sun protection

Graduation & Moving Up

Our Moving up & Graduation Ceremony will take place @ 10:00 at City Hall on Friday, June 1st. This is a special event for our Kindergarten, Third Year, Sixth Year, and Eighth Year students, as they will be transitioning to a new program level; all students will attend the event, however. All staff and students will walk to the event. Parents of students being honored are invited to attend and should plan to meet us at the event. Lead Guides will share special arrangements and plans for honored students – please keep an eye out for their messages.  Extended school day will end @ 4:30 on the last day of school.

Community News

Students entering 7th grade are required to have immunizations prior to starting the new school year.  Vaccine clinics will take place at HOB during weekdays from June 11th – July 11th  in the HOB school  clinic.  **this is ONLY for 6th grade students **