Maple Tree Montessori will be closed today. We expect our power to be back on tonight..
School has been in session for two months…are your children happy, learning, growing academically and socially? Is your experience of school everything you would wish for your child and your family?
If you are considering a change, you are wishing for a warm, nurturing and stimulating environment for your child…please consider visiting our school. November is Open Observation Month at Maple Tree. We are welcoming all interested parents to come, observe and experience the Montessori difference!
Our year at Maple Tree is off to a wonderful start! The school is buzzing with happy, engaged children. Students are working in the classrooms, exploring, socializing and contributing to community service projects… they love to come to school!
November is an exciting month at Maple Tree.
On Thursday, the 14th at 6:30 Ms. Hema will be leading our Parent Study Group. The discussion will focus on “Grace and Courtesy…Social Development and Peace Education in a Montessori Environment”
On November 20th, our Violin, Drama and elementary students will be presenting a Celebration of the Arts.
November 22nd, Movers for Meals will be collecting our food donations for Gleaners.
We will also be hosting Maple Tree Montessori’s annual Thanksgiving Feast. Our 3 – 6 year old students prepare an amazing meal to be shared with our entire Maple Tree Montessori family.
Our teachers, students and families come together in full appreciation and share in the lovely experience of gratitude.
Many parents, having decided that the public school system (including charter schools) does not offer a desirable learning environment for their child, consider many alternative educational systems including Montessori and homeschooling.
As you look at the various options of public, parochial and private education, homeschooling can seem quite attractive. It allows parents control over their child’s educational environment and curriculum. It provides an abundance of opportunities for children and parents to work together on educational experiences and goals.
It does however, require discipline, resources, great effort and Before you embark on such a tremendous commitment, that of total responsibility for your child’s educational needs, you may want to consider a Montessori education.
A Montessori Primary classroom is often called a “Children’s House”, a nurturing home away from home. Everything within the environment is designed for children, to stimulate and maximize the child’s desire to learn. By providing hands-on sequential materials, a cosmic curriculum, teacher observations, and liberty within limits, the Montessori prepared environment is an optimal learning experience. At the same time, the structure of the classroom, mixed ages, opportunities for choice, grace and courtesy lessons, daily living exercises and guided social interactions encourage a child’s social development and teach skills of independence, respect, empathy and cooperation.
Homeschooling parents can join support groups, engage teachers and other professionals to assist them in the teaching / learning process. This can be a very rich and rewarding experience for parents and children…it can also be difficult and challenging to teach a holistic curriculum that encompasses all areas of academic, cognitive, social and psychological development with competency, skill and objectivity.
Montessori teachers are specifically trained to provide a rich and stimulating environment tailored to the needs of each child within the context of amazingly equipped mixed age classrooms. Specials teachers provide individualized instruction in Spanish, French, Chinese, Physical Education, Music, Violin, Guitar, Drums, Drama, Art and Computer Education…all under one welcoming, peaceful and cooperative atmosphere.
If you have concerns about your child and public education, please come to visit us…see our classrooms in action, ask questions and meet our staff. As Montessorians, we appreciate and understand your concerns about your children and about their education. We are truly a Children’s House, committed to providing a nurturing individualized educational program and to enriching the lives of children and families.
Maple Tree Montessori’s head teacher in the preschool & kindergarten classroom, Julie Harrison will be presenting and hosting an educational discussion group “Montessori Language Development”. This discussion will cover Phonics, Reading, Grammar, Composition and Handwriting from preschool through the upper elementary programs. It will also include information about our Project Read tutoring program.
Ms. Julie has over 20 years experience and is also in charge of our Project Read program. All parents, family and friends are invited to attend this informative opportunity to learn more about Montessori, brain-based education, sensitive periods for language development and how a child actually learns to read!
Join us Saturday, March 9th from 1:00 – 4:00 for a wonderful and inspiring workshop “Parent Talk: Words that Empower, Words that Wound”. The cost is $20.00 per person or $30.00 per couple. See you there!
Wednesday, February 27th…No School today. Enjoy your day and stay safe and warm.
Our first week of school was wonderful. All of our students were happy and enjoyed their classes, teachers and friends. We will be celebrating the start of school with a Family Potluck featuring Mr. Brant and Mr. Joel on Thursday, September 13th at 6:30. Please bring family, friends and a dish to pass, donations toward scholarships are welcome!
Maple Tree Montessori is excited to welcome back “Parent Talk” author and gifited speaker, Chick Moorman. Chick will present a workshop “Transformational Parenting” at Maple Tree Montessori in Brighton, Michigan on Saturday, March 24th from 1:00 – 4:00. The cost of this wonderful parenting workshop is $20.00 per person / $30.00 per couple. Scholarships help is available for those in need. All parents, grandparents, friends and caregivers of children are welcome to come and experience Chick’s engaging and funny presentation of warm, loving and practical insights. Call (810) 225-8321 or email email@example.com for more information.
Spring? is here and at Maple Tree Montessori in Brighton Michigan, enrollment season is in full swing! Our amazing Montessori Elementary Classrooms are almost full for Fall 2012 and Summer Camp and Preschool are filling up fast. We encourage all interested parents to contact our school (810)225-8321 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to arrange an observation of our wonderful classrooms in action. Yes, there is an authentic Montessori Elementary School in Brighton, Michigan…but we are filling up faster than ever before…call today!
Fall is around the corner and our 1st day of school at Maple Tree Montessori academy is coming soon. Our teachers are busy getting everything ready for their students. We have moved our Elementary classrooms, cleaned, sorted and organized our Montessori materials, and bought our supplies. Maple Tree is nearly ready for the 2011 / 2012 school year.
Our Parent Orientation Night will be held on Tuesday, August 23rd at 7:00 pm. We will be welcoming our new parents, introducing our teachers and presenting our “Extra’s”. Maple Tree Montessori will be including Spanish, Yoga, Music and Art. In addition, Suzuki Violin, Guitar, Drama, Chinese and Drum Lessons will be a a part of our learning environment. Ms. Julie will be teaching after school classes in Project Read and Mr. Kyle will be tutoring in Montessori Elementary Math and Reading. Information about our optional classes will be available and teachers will be on hand to answer questions about their programs.
All parents are encouraged to attend our Parent Night; new Montessori parents will gain information and returning Montessori parents can share and give feedback about our programs. If you are a parent who is considering our Montessori preschool, kindergarten or elementary programs, you are also welcome to come. Meet our parents, our staff and learn more about our school and the wonderful, nurturing Montessori environments and programs that Maple Tree Montessori offers for your child…” a hope and a promise for mankind”.