The eclipse will peak between 2:35-2:40 p.m. here in Cumming that day and will last about two minutes. Since this event will be occurring during our dismissal time, we have decided that we will delay our dismissal on Monday, August 21 for safety reasons. Afternoon Dismissal time for this day will be from 3:15 - 3:30 instead of our usual time of 2:45 - 3:00.
Since this is a major life event (not many of us get to experience more than one solar eclipse in a lifetime!), it is fine if you wish your child to stay home with you that day. Or, you may pick your child up at Early Release Time during morning dismissal before 12:00. DO NOT come at the usual dismissal time of 2:45, as we can not release your child at that time.
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Spring has sprung at Ivy League Montessori school!
With that we begin our annual bluebird box program. This program, designed by Ms Becky, helps our elementary children to learn about the different life cycles of birds. They check the bird boxes for signs of nesting. Hoping to discover what variety is lving in the box. Then once a nesting pair has chosen a box, the children check and tabulate the number eggs, when they hatch all the way through fledging.
We have noticed a significant reduction in the number of bugs at the school since we implemented the blue bird box program. If you wanted to have a box a home, ask your elementary student for suggestions or stop in and ask Ms Becky.
Also helping our feathered friends are the new bird windows that were installed by our PTO. They allow the birds to "step into" the classroom. We've installed window film that prevents the birds from detecting little faces on the other side of the windows. The kids are loving watching the birds! THANK YOU PTO!!!
Additionally, the PTO has purchased a new playhouse for the Primary. I'm hopeful that the weather will be nice this week and we will put it together on the playground.
~Happy early spring!!
We recently transferred from another Montessori school in the area to ILMS and we could not be happier with our decision. We have finally found the school that we hope to make our children’s second home. From the second you walk into ILMS you can feel the love that the staff has for each and every student. My son was a bit timid at first, but the teachers and staff made him feel very welcome and he has grown to love going to school. His teacher, Ms. Charu, has a wonderful gift to communicate with children genuinely and effectively. My son has taken to her since the day they met. There are plenty of unique enrichment activities available for children that we hope to take advantage of soon, and we have found the parent workshops very useful as well. In my opinion, this school is in a league of their own compared to others in the area. We feel very lucky to have become part of the ILMS family and provide our children with such a nurturing and educational environment.
Amanda Ripley February, 2014