♦FOLDERS & FIELD TRIPS
Parents, please be sure to turn in all relevant paperwork that was given to you at the Parent Orientation. We are missing field trip consent forms from several students, and t-shirt order forms as well. Our school t-shirts are to be worn primarily at field trips, but of course can be worn anytime (because they’re cute and comfy).
♦HALLOWEEN PARADE ?
On October 30 & 31 the kids will be putting on a Halloween Parade. The parade will start at 9:30am, and we ask that you bring your children to school in costume with a change of clothes in their backpack. Please do not bring any swords, guns, or wands, or candy. Staff and the Parent Committee will be coordinating goodie bags.
SAFARI PARK FIELD TRIP
Our first field trip of the year has been changed from the 15th to the November 29, and we will be going to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, Ca. We’ll enjoy a guided tour, and spend the day learning all about animals! Students are asked to please wear their Lingua Natal t-shirts on field trips. Shirts will be given out on November 27 & 28th. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
Following last month’s mention that we would not be having a school-wide picture day this year, we heard from a few parents that they would like to have that happen again this year. However, we recently presented a Facebook poll to all our parents regarding school pictures. Of the 59 parents who took the poll, 11 would like to have pictures taken at school, 9 don’t want a formal photo shoot and 1 person didn’t have an opinion about it and 39 didn’t respond.
Therefore, since there is not enough interest in having a photo session at school, the Parent Committee proposes hiring a photographer and finding the perfect location on a day suitable for all interested families.
We are proposing doing the traditional individual school pictures as well as family photos. So, if you’re in the market for family portraits, holiday photos, etc., this can be a great opportunity to have all of your photo needs taken care of on the same day. We will provide package rates and locations ASAP.
Please note that Lingua Natal will take a class picture of each group & will send it in high resolution to all parents.
EVENTS AT A GLANCE
- OCTOBER 2 – 20 :: Open House / Parent Conferences – [Check Sign-Up Genius to Select a Time Slot]
- OCTOBER 20 :: Dine Out with Lingua Natal – [5:00pm-8:00pm at Crack Shack Encinitas]
- OCTOBER 30 & 31 :: Halloween Parade [9:30am]
- Upcoming Friday Nights Out :: [October 20, November 3, November 17]
- NOVEMBER 10 :: Veterans Day Holiday [SCHOOL CLOSED]
- NOVEMBER 21 & 21 :: Pajama Day at School! [Wear your pajamas!]
- NOVEMBER 23 – 24 :: Thanksgiving Holiday [SCHOOL CLOSED]
- NOVEMBER 29 :: Safari Park Field Trip [Stay tuned for more details!]
- DECEMBER 27 – JANUARY 5 :: Winter Camp [7 days] Registration starts December 1st
COFFEE WITH LENA
Our first Facebook Live “Coffee with Lena” was on September 28, 2017. We have had some great feedback from you about the event, and we plan on doing more Facebook Live discussions in the future. If you have a question or a topic you’d like us to discuss, please reach out and let us know.
If you missed the event on September 28, the topic was the Difference Between the Traditional Approach and The Montessori Method.
Lingua Natal is a Potpourri of many different philosophies in sync with Cognitive psychology, putting emphasis in the necessary “process” and “experience” for the child; we follow the Montessori Approach, Language Acquisition Methodology, Full immersion Principles, The Virtues Project and Mindfulness.
The Montessori Method is about giving each child an environment and learning experience that is tailored to his/her needs. The classrooms are multi-age, children normally stay for a span of two to three years in the same environment; this allows students to form family-like bond with one another, learn from one another, and take care of one another.
The materials the children interact with are called “silent teachers”. They have a lot of “knowledge” embedded in them and the child is able to unravel the mysteries therein once he/she follows the teacher s presentation in using them. Once a child gains mastery of a particular activity, their increased confidence and knowledge is a reward they carry with them to the next level of learning.
Having children interact with their surroundings, and having a classroom setting that is geared towards their needs academically, socially, and emotionally makes them active participants in their own education.
CLASSROOM BIRTHDAY PARTIES
If your child has a birthday during the school year, and you’d like their birthday to be celebrated during class time please let your child’s teacher know.
We have healthy cake and muffin recipes, and more information about classroom birthday celebrations in your Parent Handbook on page 9.
PARENT COMMITTEE CORNER