Getting Ready for School!

2022-2023 First Day of School for all students is:

Tuesday, September 6th

Please ensure you scroll down to the bottom of this page for important first day information and lists.

School Hours 

PLEASE NOTE: due to limited parking, we have staggered drop-off times for our classes. When siblings have different arrival times, please drop off all students at the earliest arrival time.

Beginning September 6th –
Lower Elementary: 8:20am – 3:00pm Enter through gym doors (white doors)
Upper Elementary: 8:25am – 3:00pm Enter through back gate
Beginning September 19th –
Full-day Primary: 8:30am – 3:00pm (includes Kindergarten)
Half-Day Primary: 8:45am – 11:15am

We would like to welcome back all of our returning families and extend a warm welcome to all of our new friends.

September is always a time of excitement, yet with that can come anxiety and nervousness for many children. We will do our best to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible and to ensure that each child feels loved, respected and safe. Please read the information we have posted here for you so we may partner with you in your child’s educational journey.

HEALTH & SAFETY

We are very serious about security and safety. We also strive to ensure the atmosphere of our school is safe and free of fear – much like home.  Children learn much faster than adults so we teach each child how to stay safe – all the time – not just during a pandemic. Yes, we have extensive disinfecting and cleaning protocols. Yes, we wash our hands regularly throughout the day. We are all doing our part to ensure the spread of any virus stays manageable for our health authorities while keeping our vulnerable citizens safe.

Our leadership is confident we are doing everything we can to keep our school a place of comfort, community and joyful learning.

Click on the tabs below for information on what to bring on the the first day.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL FAMILIES

  • The Parent Handbook is an essential resource for your family. It is posted on our website in an easy to follow format. If you are new to us, please read it thoroughly as it contains the information that will help you gain the most enjoyment of your time here at Meadow Montessori School.
  • Every year our Open House is a wonderful opportunity to bring your child by to meet with the teachers and visit their classroom and the school. This year our Open House will be held on FRIDAY, September 2nd  by appointment only. All  NEW student families please make an appointment with us by email.
  • Back-to-School Night for Parents! Is now held via ZOOM video conferencing. DATE & TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED We will go over policy and our safety plans and other important information that will help you support your child at school.
  • Parents: Class Liaisons Needed! Our school depends on the commitment and loyalty of our parents and we encourage you to become actively involved. It is our belief that parental involvement will directly benefit your child’s education so we strongly encourage you to be involved in all our school events. If you’ve been at the school for at least one year and do drop-off and pick-ups yourself, you might be interested in becoming a class liaison! Email our administration for more information!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email!

Our main objective at Meadow Montessori is to provide a carefully planned, stimulating environment which will help children to develop within themselves a foundation of habits, attitudes, skills and ideas essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning. Our community of teachers and specialty staff  are dedicated to making Meadow Montessori School the best environment for children to learn to be independent, responsible and kind citizens who think for themselves.

 

We are honoured that you are a part of our community and

we are confident that this will be a wonderful journey for everyone involved!

ITEMS TO BRING ON YOUR FIRST DAY

  • A pair of slippers or new shoes for indoor use (slip-on/easy-on and rubber-bottomed are preferable) Please ensure your child knows that these stay at school!
  • A change of clothing (socks, underwear, shirt, pants) preferably in a large size LABELLED Ziplock bag.

ALL of the above items should be clearly labelled with your child’s first and last name and all above items stay at the school.

Meadow Montessori recommends Mabel’s Labels

ITEMS TO BRING ON YOUR FIRST DAY

  •       A pair of black indoor shoes for indoor use (slip-on/easy-on and rubber-bottomed are preferable) Please ensure your child knows that these stay at school!
  •       A change of clothing (socks, underwear, shirt, pants) preferably in a large labelled Ziplock bag. Change of clothing does not need to be uniform clothing.
  •       One old VERY LARGE t-shirt to use as an art smock over clothing (an adult t-shirt is great)

ALL of the above items should be clearly labelled with your child’s first and last name and all above items stay at the school.

*Meadow Montessori teachers and parents highly recommend Mabel’s Labels*

ITEMS TO BRING ON THE FIRST DAY

  • Basic black dress shoes for wearing inside the classroom, they stay at school. Please see our uniforms page. These are worn all day every day, be sure they have good support for growing feet!
  • A change of clothes in a tidy bag that will stay here, just in case of a slip in a puddle or other messy accident, children need to be comfortable at school. This change of clothes is not uniform wear, casual clothes are sufficient. Remember the socks!
  • Gym strip (in gym strip bag or plastic bag if you have not received one yet) Meadow Montessori Grey T-Shirt and Navy sport shorts – a change of socks is a nice idea. *
  • NON-marking GYM SHOES clearly *LABELLED
  • One old VERY LARGE t-shirt to use as an art smock over clothing (an adult t-shirt is great)

Shoes that are worn to and from school are not part of the uniform but are required to be appropriate for weather conditions.

*Meadow Montessori teachers and parents highly recommend Mabel’s Labels*