Children's House All School News

Can you believe Spring Break is right around the corner?  Though it will start to feel like time to break out the summer wear soon; please continue guiding your child to dress appropriately for changing temperatures, i.e. layer up.  Sometimes we see a ten degree variance with in one hour and morning outside time temperatures are  consistently hovering below 30 degrees.

Many of you already know Canyon Room Lead Teacher will be going on Maternity Leave this June and will not return in the 2017-2018 Academic Year in order to provide her little one with a good start.  Kayla Maynard, one of our current Substitute Teachers and a Mesa Room mom has begun her Montessori Training in order to lead Canyon Room next year. Kayla will be training at the renowned Houston Montessori Center.  Kayla is a credentialed Colorado Early Childhood Teacher and soon to be Director Qualified staff member.  We will miss Amy but are sure to see her as the next year unfolds. Congratulations Amy.  

Speaking of Kayla Maynard, you will be seeing her on a more frequent basis.  Vanessa Black, our loved Campus Assistant has taken a position at our local Social Services Office; Kayla will assume Vanessa's role through the end of the year and have a chance to mentor for her Lead Teacher position next year in her new role.  Many thanks to Vanessa for your wonderful support as Campus Assistant and welcome Kayla.  

  Kindergarten Transition to Lower Elementary Meeting is scheduled for March 16th @ 5:30pm at the Beech Campus.  This is a mandatory meeting for all families continuing on to Children's Kiva Elementary School beginning Fall 2017 from Children's House.  On this night you will have the opportunity to meet the staff, tour the classrooms and receive your child's classroom placement for fall plus get information about Kindergarten visitation/tours for your students. 

Please remember to send a reusable water bottle to school with your child.


March Calendar
  • Monday March 6th-PTO Meets @ Children's House -5:30 pm Childcare provided. Note: location move due to P/T Conferences at Beech Campus
  • Tuesday March 7th-SAC Meets @ Beech Campus-4 pm
  • Thursday March 9th-SCHOOL CLOSED for scheduled Staff PD
  • Thursday March 9th-Finance Committee Meets @ Beech Campus 5:30 pm
  • Monday March 13th-Board of Directors Meet-5 pm @ Beech Campus
  • Thursday March 16th-Kindergarten transition to Lower Elementary Parent Meeting @ Beech Campus-5:30 pm  Childcare provided
  • March 17th- 24th-NO SCHOOL Spring Break


Philosophy Corner:
" The Montessori classroom is designed in such a way that all activities gear themselves naturally toward the development of the skills required for oral and written language and reading. Language development is also encouraged in the classroom because of the freedom of conversation allowed to the children. In the Montessori environment encouragement of self expression is fostered through communication between children and their peers and children and adults."  Read More

The Montessori Language Program
The Montessori Language Program
PTO Press.....
Please join us on Monday March 6th  from 5:30pm to 6:30pm for this month's PTO Meeting at Children's House Campus. Free Childcare will be provided.   At this meeting we will hear updates from CH and EMS Administration, and discuss PTO fundraising and volunteer opportunities.  If you can't be at the meeting feel free to contact us at   We are excited the PTO can be one avenue for your voice to be heard.
From our Board of Directors.....
Your Children's House Board had a productive day-long retreat this month where we reconnected, completed a Board self-evaluation and created goals related to its results, and started working on a Strategic Plan. As part of our financial oversight duties, we also approved a draft budget for 2017-2018 Academic Year.  

Have you been thinking about joining the board, or a committee? Our next meeting is Monday, March 13th at 5pm at the CKMS Beech Street campus - please join us and see how we work and what we do to help your child's school! 

Your questions, concerns and ideas are important; please come see me. I am available in the office Monday through Friday, 8am-3:30pm except during school closure, via email at, or at 970-565-8586 during office hours. I attend frequent meetings during the week so if I miss you, please leave me a message, I will get back to you. When I am out of the office, Yvonne will be onsite to assist you.  


Alexia Hudson-McGrath
Children's House