Parent Portal

~Welcome to the Parent Portal~

Here you can find all of the current information related to your child’s enrollment at The Garden. Please contact us with any questions or if you are having trouble finding something and we will be happy to assist you.
Be sure to join our mailing list for regular updates directly to your inbox.

REMINDERS:
Important Upcoming Dates:
December 11th: Winter Celebration & Tree Decorating Party 12:30 pm
December 12th: Parent Education Meeting 11:30 am (Conference Room, no child care provided for students not attending Thursdays)
Topic: Language Development RSVP HERE
December 13th: Parent Education Meeting 1:00 pm (Conference Room, child care provided)
Topic: Language Development RSVP HERE
December 13th: MMCS Pre-K Information Session 9:00 am RSVP HERE
(LAST CHANCE TO ATTEND A PRE-K Information Session before re-enrollment!!)
December 23-January 3rd: Winter Break
January 1st: Re-Enrollment Begins
January 15th: Re-Enrollment Form Deadline/Sibling Applications Due/ Tuition Agreements Sent
February 1st: 20-21 Re-Enrollment Tuition Agreements/Deposits Due

To schedule a meeting with program coordinator, Aimee Daniels, to learn more about Wild Hearts Nature School for ages 3-5 yrs at our Linden Rd campus, sign up here.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

2019-20 School Calendar
SCHOOL/STAFF CONTACT INFO

TODDLER INFO:
DROPOFF & PICKUP ROUTINES for TODDLERS
Toddler Snack Rotation 2019
2019 Fall Snack Calendar CATERPILLAR Classroom
2019 Fall Snack Calendar BUTTERFLY Classroom

WILD HEARTS INFO:
Wild Hearts DROPOFF & PICKUP ROUTINES
Wild Hearts Weather Plan QuickView

Warm Weather Gear Checklist
Winter Weather Gear Checklist

PLEASE ALSO MAKE SURE ALL OF YOUR CHILDREN’S ITEMS ARE LABELED WITH THEIR NAMES! Children will be outdoors each day. Please be sure to dress them in appropriate, weather-conscious, washable play clothes everyday! Clothes and shoes that they can put on and off independently are also important to promoting independence in toileting and dressing.

Sunscreen & Bugspray should be applied before school in warmer months; Hats, mittens and warm coats should be sent in cold weather and Rainy day gear should be sent for rainy weather!

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE “REMIND” APP ON YOUR SMARTPHONE
TO START RECEIVING GROUP TEXT REMINDERS FROM THE GARDEN. YOU CAN FOLLOW THIS LINK FROM YOUR MOBILE PHONE TO BE ADDED TO OUR GROUP:

https://www.remind.com/join/7h463
(we promise we won’t spam you! these reminders are infrequent and related to school activities and updates, and most importantly, an easy way to reach all parents at once in case of an emergency!)

Parent Involvement:

Parent Education Lending Library Book List
(Lending Library Book Shelf is located near the water fountains, Parents & Teachers may borrow any book for up to 1 month; please be sure to sign out the book prior to borrowing and return on time, or let us know if you need to keep it longer)

Parent Testimonials
We would love to hear from parents past and present who have had children enrolled at The Garden for camps, school or both. Please fill out this brief survey to share your experience with us so that we can continue to provide the highest quality program possible with your helpful feedback.

Please also rate us on Google to share your experience with prospective parents and help us build our web presence so that families moving to the area can find us!

Facebook
Teachers and administrators often share pictures from school, helpful articles and resources, school and other local events and more helpful information on our Facebook page. Find us on Facebook & follow us, rate us, you can even connect with The Garden Parent Community in a private group to set up playdates, party invitations, welcome new parents, connect with parents of graduates or former summer campers or share stories and pictures.

Re-Enrollment
The online Re-enrollment form for current students is due January 15, 2020. Please note that space for all of our programs is extremely limited. Current students have first priority for placement in their first program of choice, but it is important to understand that re-enrollment is based on availability and all enrollments will be completed in order they are received (enrollment is not complete until a registration fees and 10% deposit have been paid). All 20-21 tuition agreements must be completed no later than February 1st, 2020, when we will begin filling openings with siblings and other children from our waiting list. Please be sure to attend an information session (see above for schedule) for any and all programs your are considering for your child, this will be very important in your decision-making process. PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT BEGIN PROCESSING RE-ENROLLMENT FORMS UNTIL 1/1/2020.

Enrollment Priority
Enrollment priority is determined by the following rules:

  1. Staff children have first priority for placement in the program of choice.
  2. Current toddler students have first priority for re-enrollment in the Toddler Community.
  3. Current Pre-K students attending at MMCS have first priority for re-enrollment in the Pre-K at MMCS.
  4. Current Wild Hearts students have first priority for re-enrollment in Wild Hearts.
  5. Current toddler students aging out of the toddler program have priority for re-enrollment in Wild Hearts and/or Pre-K at MMCS (be sure to choose preference on your re-enrollment form). All attempts are made to place children in the preferred program, but due to limited spots, we cannot guarantee placement for future years. Enrollments are processed in the order they are received. Re-enrollment forms received after January 15 may result in placement on the waiting list.
  6. Toddler siblings of current students have priority for placement in the Toddler Community.
  7. Siblings of current MMCS students have priority for placement in the Pre-K at MMCS.
  8. Current Parent & Child students aging out of the parent & child program have priority for placement in the Toddler Community.
  9. Families who have attended an information session of the program of choice have priority for placement in their program of choice.
  10. Families with previous Montessori school experience (including siblings) have priority placement in their program of choice.

Helpful Resources & Links for Parents

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Toileting

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There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids

http://aidtolife.org/
http://www.montessori.org/parents-information
http://www.howwemontessori.com/
Want to Learn More? Try the Training Courses Below:
What Every Montessori Parent Should Know E-Course
Montessori Fundamentals for Parents, Assistants, Substitutes & Support Staff (scroll down for Fundamentals & Beginnings)

Would you like to contribute to The Garden? You can purchase books through Scholastic (code #PZZY7) or Usborne, purchase products for our classrooms from For Small Hands (account #401239) or purchase items from our Amazon Wish List online to donate to The Garden. Purchases made at Scholastic, Usborne and For Small Hands using our Account Number will give The Garden credit towards purchases for our classrooms. You can also send donations through PayPal using this email: ellen@kindermusikwithellen.com.




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