Head of School Newsletter: January

On behalf of all of us here at PFM, I hope you all had a festive time with your family over the holiday vacation!  We are ready to have a fantastic 2018 here at Pacific First Montessori and are so happy that you and your children are along with us for the ride.

In December we enjoyed seeing the downtown area all dressed up for the holidays. We took advantage of our location and went on lots of walks to look at the lights, decorations, and other festive things at Westlake Park and of course, the gingerbread houses here in our building.  This month, our new friends Finn and Daphne join our PFM family.  Finn will join the preschoolers in south preschool and Daphne will join the infant room!  Also, Beckett will transition from the infant room to the toddler room!

We will be having a Parent Night Out on Friday, January 19th from 6:00 to 8:00pm.  This event is for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers and is a time for parents to enjoy a few hours out and about while your children are safe and happy at the school.  The older children will enjoy a pizza, pajama, and movie night during PNO while the younger children will eat, play (and probably fall asleep).  Older siblings of PFM students are also invited!

We have begun working with a playground architect to help us make our playground vision a reality and we are excited to begin the fundraising project to make this all possible!  While most of the children have asked for either a hot tub or a swimming pool, these items will probably not be in the final plans (wink wink). You all will be getting more information about our fundraising goals and the Silent Auction in the coming days and weeks. We hope to make the Spring Silent Auction/Fundraiser an annual event – thank you all in advance for taking part and making our first one special!

The parent education piece this month is about “picky eaters.”  Be sure to read the articles under the Parent Education tab to learn more about how to handle this if it is something your child struggles with.  

I hope you have a wonderful month!

Teddi Blades

Director & Owner, PFM