** Parents, remember to wear your masks on our campus **

Thurs. 9/10: Full Family Zoom - Chat with Ms. Patty
Join Ms. Patty on the Zoom call at 7:00 PM and check-in to see how things are going. We know you'll want to tune into the Texans but maybe you can mute the first quarter? :)

Fri. 9/25: International Day of Peace Celebration
Join us after school for a socially distanced celebration of peace in recognition of International Peace Day. More details to come soon. See the flyer here. Posters are due back to us by 9/23 so we can get them all hung up outside.

Mon. 10/12: School Closed for Students/Teacher Professional Development
Pines will be closed for students this Holiday. Teachers and Staff will be in Professional Development.

Thurs. 10/15, 7:00 PM: Evergreen Meeting
Meet us online for a state of the school Zoom with Ms. Patty. This discussion will talk about how Pines can stay evergreen and ever-growing. 

Fri. 10/16: For Small Hands Catalog Orders Due
Shope for great Montessori materials and educational products for your home or for gifts. Use your catalog or visit them online at ForSmallHands.com to browse the site and use this ORDER FORM to place your order. You can email back to jmurski@pinesmontessori.com or send them in through the carline. Ms. Joy can add the total purchase to your Pines account. You'll get free shipping and Pines will get a credit for an amount of the total purchased that we can use to buy items for the classrooms.

Wed. 10/21: Come See Me Work Day
More information about this event will be coming soon. We're trying to determine if we can have personal attendance somehow or if we will need to do a virtual look again as we did for the summer slideshows.

Mon. - Fri., 10/26-10/30: Individual Student Photos
Francie Stonestreet with Fireheart Photography will be on campus to take individual student photos this week. More information about which day and time your student will have pictures taken will be coming home soon.

Fri. 10/30, 8:45 AM: Fall Parade
We're working hard to figure out how to keep this long time Pines tradition of students parading in their cultural studies costumes in the Fall parade. Once we have a safe/socially distanced plan we'll post it here and let you know!

Fri. 11/6 - Sun. 11/8: The IMC Conference is Coming to Pines - Virtually
We're thrilled that this amazing annual Montessori conference will be a virtual production this year. For the first time ever, our entire teaching staff will be able to attend the weekend of the conference! Even though it won't be in sunny Sarasota, Florida, we plan to have fun attending small, socially distanced conference sessions with lunches and breaks on campus together. We'll have the group camaraderie and will try to figure out how to incorporate the beach feel :) Any ideas?

Fri. 11/20: Thanksgiving Feast????
Save this date. This is usually the day we host the family feast. We'd love to keep this Pines family tradition to have families come for the feast. Keep the date open in your calendar in case we're able to host you on campus for the feast lunch.

Fri. 11/20: Noon Dismissal for all Students
We'll have noon dismissal for all students with no PM extended care. 

Nov. 23rd-27th: School Closed for Thanksgiving Break
Pines will be closed for the Thanksgiving Break

Thurs. 12/17: Noon Dismissal for all Students
We'll have noon dismissal for all students with no PM extended care so Teachers can finish preparing for Winter Cultural Festival - IT REALLY IS A BIG TO DO, You don't want to miss it!

Thurs. 12/17, 6:00-8:00 PM: Winter Cultural Festival
We're planning a socially distanced version of this fun tradition at Pines. Check back for more information closer to the date.

Fri. 12/18: Noon Dismissal for all Students/Last Day Fall Semester 2020
We'll have noon dismissal for all students with no PM extended care.

Dec. 21st - Jan. 1st: School Closed for Winter Break
Pines will be closed for the Winter break. Students will return on January 5th.

Jan. 4th: School Closed for Students/Teacher Professional Development
Pines will be closed for students. Teachers and Staff will be in Professional Development.

* Send us a postcard! If you plan to travel or take a staycation, anytime in the year, please send us a postcard from where you go! Ms. Patty loves to place these in the ledge around her office window for all to enjoy. You could even just draw and make a postcard to tell us about what you're up to on your trip. Or, here's a quick postcard you can print and use HERE.