One World Montessori School One World Montessori School 5331 Dent Avenue 2495 Cabrillo Avenue San Jose, CA 95118 Santa Clara, CA 95051 (408)723-5140 (408)615-1254 (408)723-9443 (408)615-1347 APRIL 2008 PRIMARY NEWSLETTER APRIL EVENTS April 4, 2008: Passover observed. April 8, 2008: Parent Information Meeting, San Jose Campus. April 9, 2008: Parent Information Meeting, Santa Clara Campus. April 10, 2008: Europe Immersion Day. Flamenco dancers. April 11, 2008: Minimum Day School ends at NOON Wine and Cheese Fundraiser April 22, 2008: Earth Day celebration at the San Jose campus April 23, 2008: Claude Ferguson, African Mask Maker, San Jose Campus. April 24, 2008: Claude Ferguson, African Mask Maker, Santa Clara Campus will be formally presenting the Montessori approach to Mathematics. PASSOVER We will be learning about Passover There will be a sign up sheet in the lobby. Please let on Friday, April 4th. us know if you are coming. We need a minimum of 10 people for the meeting to occur. Childcare will be provided upon request. SANTA CLARA: PARENT INFORMATION MEETING EUROPE IMMERSION DAY Our next Parent Information meeting will be held Europe Immersion Day will be held on April 10th. on Wednesday, April 9th at 3:30 pm. It will be an We will need help with our celebration. Please Open Forum where the teachers will be answering contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible if your questions. We would like to talk about you or someone you know would like to talk about discipline, potty training, extracurricular activities... Europe. We would also appreciate any assistance you may be able to offer with European food, There will be a sign up sheet on the white board recipes, artifacts, pictures or slides. next to the office. Please let us know if you will be coming. We need a minimum of 10 people for the meeting to occur. Babysitting will be available upon request. Cost is $5 per hour/per child. SAN JOSE: PARENT INFORMATION MEETING YAELISA and CAMINOS FLAMENCOS The next Parent Information Meeting at Yaelisa and Caminos Flamencos the San Jose Campus will be held on creates and presents contemporary, Tuesday, April 8th at 3:30 pm. The Primary staff traditional and theatrical dance programs showcasing the changing face of flamenco today. The mission of Yaelisa and DONATIONS RECEIVED Camimos Flamencos is to preserve the legacy of We have already received many wonderful Spain’s rich artistic heritage and bring it to people donations from merchants and organizations. of diverse backgrounds, enriching the community at large. Please show your return support by patronizing the following generous donors: MINIMUM DAY Abracadabra Art Portraits, San Jose Friday, April 11th will be a minimum day. School will Airborne Gymnastics, Santa Clara end at 12:00 pm. There will be no school and no daycare in the afternoon. Almaden Valley Nursery, San Jose Applebee’s WINE AND CHEESE UPDATE Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Asian Bistro, San Jose How to AVAC Swim School, San Jose purchase Bay Area Shakespeare Camp Beach Blanket Babylon, San Francisco tickets for the Bear Valley Lodge and Ski Resort 2008 Wine and Cheese event Beck’s Shoes, Campbell with a credit card online Britannia Arms, San Jose Cache Creek Casino California Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley 1. Go to www.oneworldmontessori.org Casa Teresa, San Jose 2. Click on the “Click Here” link in blue in The Cheesecake Factory, San Jose (Oakridge) the bottom right corner of the screen. Children’s Discovery Museum, San Jose 3. You will be taken to the Acteva webpage Cicero’s Pizza, San Jose for our event Classic Car Wash, Campbell The Crucible, Oakland Now is the time to purchase your 2008 Wine Curves for Women, San Jose (Foxworthy) & Cheese tickets either in the school office or Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco online at www.acteva.com/go/OWM. David Bruce Winery, Los Gatos “Friend” tickets are $50.00 and “Patron” Disneyland Resort tickets are $125.00. Remember each family at Domus, Los Gatos One World is required to buy four tickets, so The Ellen deGeneres Show (Telepictures get your friends together and come and enjoy Productions, Inc.) this wonderful event! Emile’s Restaurant, San Jose Esterlina Vineyards, Anderson Valley Exploratorium, San Francisco Frankie, Johnnie, and Luigi Too! and Also, 50/50 raffle tickets will Georgio’s Italian Food and Pizzeria be going on sale, both before Gilroy Gardens and after school. If you are GoKart Racer, Burlingame available to help sell 50/50 Goldeneye Winery, Anderson Valley tickets, please sign up on the volunteer sheets Growing Places Landscape Services next to the sign-in area. Gymboree Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, San Jose Yamagami’s Nursery, Cupertino Hill House Inn, Mendocino Hobees California Restaurants The following wineries will be pouring at the Hotel Sierra, Santa Clara event, so are donating not only their wine, but La Choza Day Spa, San Jose also their time and energy. We could not do it Laser Quest, Mountain View without them! Learning Rainbow, San Jose LeMans Karting, Fremont Burrell School Lisa’s Tea Treasures, Campbell (Pruneyard) J. Lohr The Little Gym of San Jose Roudon Smith Little River Inn Resort and Spa, Mendocino Sarah's Vineyard Lunardi’s Super Market, San Jose (Meridian) Testarossa Vineyards The Marvegos Fine Art School, Saratoga Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca The Mommy Spa, Inc., San Jose We have also had parents, staff members and Montessori Services, Santa Rosa personal supporters make generous donations, Mountain Mike’s Branham Lane, San Jose Some are included above as business Naturell Carpet Cleaning, Santa Clara donations; the others are listed here – thank Neinhuis Montessori USA, Mountain View you! OSH, San Jose (Branham) Jane Bator Pacific Repertory Theatre, Carmel Charika and David Becker Paramount’s Great America Howard Clearfield The Quilter’s Nest, San Jose Jessica and Stewart Evans Red and White Fleet, San Francisco Pascale Marion Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Christilla Leon Planetarium, San Jose Emmanuelle Maillart San Francisco 49ers Jeanette Montoto San Francisco Giants Jan Pasquill San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Nancy Rice San Jose Museum of Art Lola Ross San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles Roger Shaul San Jose Repertory Theater San Jose Sharks If you have a donation for the event, please fill See’s Candies out a donation form and give the form and the Sharks Ice at San Jose donated item to the office or to Auction Sierra Railroad (Skunk Train, Fort Bragg) Coordinators Jeanette Montoto and Lola Ross. Spehar Cellars Donations must be received by Wednesday, The Stinking Rose, San Francisco April 2nd. Sunnyvale Family Chiropractic The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose Tiny Tots Diaper Service, Inc., Campbell SUMMER SCHOOL Turley Wine Cellars, Templeton Wild Bird Center, Los Gatos Your Summer School packets were Winchester Mystery House, San Jose sent out a few weeks ago, so if you The Wooden Horse, Los Gatos wish to reserve a space at OWM for your child this summer, please return them to the office before white socks and PLAIN white shoes. If you need to buy Thursday, April 10th, with a check equal to the fees for a new T-Shirt, let us know as soon as possible so we can one session. After that time, any remaining openings be sure that we can order enough of them. It is will be made available to new children who will be sometimes difficult to find white pants, skirts or shorts starting in the fall. so we are notifying you now to give you plenty of time to shop for them. Easter is often a good time to find Your deposit will be applied to the last session your these items. They are also available at Hanna Anderson child will attend this summer. We are only able to stores or on line. provide staff for 36 children this year, so spaces are available on a first come/first served basis. We are offering 7 one-week summer sessions starting July 7th LAST TWO WEEKS OF JUNE and ending August 22nd.. We will also be offering 2 days Daycare is available for the last two weeks of June for of daycare on August 25th and 26th if there is sufficient Full Day students; this is included in their program. interest. However, if we have space, we will accommodate Any change or cancellation must be made in writing and School Day and Half Day students who need care on must be received by May 31st. After that date, you will those days for an additional charge, which is equal to the be financially responsible for all sessions in which you regular daily rate for their program. All parents who have enrolled your child, whether or not your child plan to utilize the two weeks of daycare in June attends. (regardless of program), need to sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board so that we can staff accordingly. EARTH DAY Please indicate the days you will be needing daycare and the hours you will be dropping off and picking up your In acknowledgment of our child. stewardship of the earth and living things, we will celebrate Earth Day CHANGE OF CLOTHES on Tuesday, April 22nd. The children will be making drawings The weather is getting warmer and and writing stories prior to the the children have been growing celebration, which will be during the winter. Please check your displayed on that day. The child’s change of clothes bin to make children will also perform a short Earth Day pageant. sure they have the correct size and The celebration will be held at the Foxworthy campus. weather appropriate clothing. The Santa Clara children will be bussed back and forth. We will be leaving the Cabrillo campus at 9:30 am and CAR SEAT SAFETY will be back before lunch. It has come to our attention that Parents are welcome to come and participate in our Earth Day celebration. some children are not buckled up in their car seat when they are AFRICAN MASK MAKING leaving the school. On Thursday, April 24th, Claude Ferguson, will be As childcare providers, we are leading a workshop with the children on how to create mandated to report child African masks at the Foxworthy campus. abuse/endangerment to the Department of Social Services. Friday, April 25th, Claude will be at the Santa Clara campus. Make sure your child is buckled up, it’s the law! GRADUATION As you all know, the 2007-2008 Kindergarteners will be graduating in June. SANTA CLARA HOT LUNCH 1For the graduation ceremony (which will be held on Monday, There will be 12 days of Hot Lunch in April: June 16, 2008), the children will 4 Mondays (pasta), 5 Wednesday (Mac and Cheese) and need to wear their blue One World 3 Fridays (pizza). T-shirt, white shorts, skirt or pants, SAN JOSE HOT LUNCH Thank you to Jennifer Yang and Hsiao-Chien Weng for driving to the California Theater Center. The San Jose Campus offers a variety of hot lunches for the children, which are both great SAN JOSE tasting and nutritious. The menu is filled with healthy nutritious foods that the children really Thank you to the Jiang family for caring for our bunny enjoy! over Spring Break. Unfortunately, we need more children to be MAY PREVIEW involved in this program for it to continue. So we urge you to give it a try! If you have questions May 9, 2008: Minimum Day. School ends at 11:30 am. about please ask us in the office. No daycare. May 12, 13 and 14, 2008: Parent-Teacher conferences A NOTE OF APPRECIATION for returning or Graduating students. No school. Daycare for Full Day students only. May 15, 2008: Visit from Pope Flynn, the African drummer and Alcina, the Belly Dancer. May 22, 2008: Africa Immersion Day SANTA CLARA May 26, 2008: Memorial Day. No school. No daycare. Thank you to the all the parents who donated old magazines for the classroom. We have enough for a May 29, 2008: Australia Immersion Day. while. May 30, 2008: Visit from Stephen Kent, the Didjeridu Thank you to the Andreev family for donating clothes. player. Thank you to all the parents who donated eggs for our Easter Egg Hunt. Thank you to M. Kamble for cleaning up the playground side space and preparing it for planting. Thank you to Jaishree Subramania for bringing back dolls from Spain. Thank you to the Nanavati family for bringing back a place mat from India, to Leah Cline for donating a book to the classroom in honor of her birthday and to the Lyon family for donating delicious oranges.
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