The first day of school is a few weeks away and we are looking forward to a joyous year of learning and growing! Please mark your calendar for Friday, August 11 and make arrangements for an evening out. This year's Parent Mixer is not only a great opportunity for new families to meet members of our community but it is a great opportunity for others to reconnect. We really want to see you because the more families we have, the better the event will be!
It was an exciting week as we received word that we could begin accepting the FTC Scholarship for qualifying low income families of children in grades K-8. The deadline for turning in award letters for the first round is August 3. If funds are available after this deadline then further awards will be given for the "Step up for Students" program. We would love to have families spread the word and more information can be found at Step up for Students.  
August is an ideal month for enrollment and I would love to have a tour every day until school begins! Did you know we offer an $800 referral credit to families if another family enrolls based on your recommendation? Terms can be found in our Parent Handbook, located within Transparent Classroom.
Lastly, we have an important Parent Work Day coming up. Check out Transparent Classroom, watch for information and reminders in the Vine (scroll all the way down) and for emails from teachers to assure you have the information needed for a great start to the school year. As always, thank you for taking the time to stay up to date!
Kind regards,
Terri
Thanks and Gratitude
Thanks to those who have posted positive reviews, recommended Sun Grove to friends and family or 
assisted with PR and Marketing efforts!
Administrative News
Transparent Classroom is your go to place for calendar information, sign up sheets, contact information and more. 

Parent Work Day is August 5 from 8:00 - 1:00. A sign up link is provided in "all pages" within Transparent Classroom or by clicking here

School shopping is a fun tradition for many families. If in doubt, please reference clothing guidelines in our Parent Handbook. We are hoping that families will embrace the opportunity to purchase school logo shirts and are requiring that older students wear them for field trips. Watch for the Order Form in the next Vine and/or provided in "all pages" within Transparent Classroom. Families also have the option to purchase their own shirts and drop them off at Daydreams Uniforms on Heritage Drive to be embroidered with the school logo for $6 per shirt.

School supplies are provided and we have limited storage space for the minimal things students are asked to bring. Please be sure to purchase lunchboxes are a standard size void of commercial characters. If your student is 6th year or younger please do not send a backpack.

This is Ms. Myra's last week before joining her family in S. Carolina. We continue to wish her the best and appreciate all she has done for Sun Grove. We are pleased that Brittney Dillon will begin training for this position on Monday. Brittney worked part time a Sun Grove for several years while completing her Bachelor's Degree and has the admiration and respect of many. We are thrilled and grateful to have her join us in this new role.

School News

Looking Ahead
July 31 - August 4 Teacher Work Week - Summer Care Available for those who signed up
August 7th - 11th Infant, Toddler & Primary last week of summer school  for those who signed up 
August 7th - 11th  
Orientation ½ days for all students new to Lower Elementary
(Care available for elementary students for a fee)
August 9th-11th Orientation ½ days for all students new to Upper Elementary
August 11 Individual Family Conferences for students new to Middle School

IMPORTANT DATES
View the School's Google Calendar at Transparent Classroom
Date
Title
Details
Saturday, August 5 Parent Work Day 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Friday, August 11 Parent Mixer 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at Cobb's Landing
Monday, August 14
All students Return
Please arrive no later than 8:20
Summer School Information

INFANTS: Octopus Room & TODDLERS: Angelfish & Clownfish Rooms
The summer toddler classroom  will split back into two rooms following the July 31 "Teacher Work Week", on August 7.

PRIMARY: Redfish room & Narwhal room  

The summer Primary classroom will split back into two rooms following the July 31 "Teacher Work Week", on August 7.
LOWER ELEMENTARY: Seahorse Room
Ms. Diana's Summer Camp themes by week are:
July 24 - Dinosaurs
July 31 - Going Green (Reduce - Reuse - Recycle)

Following the July 31 "Teacher Work Week", Morning Orientation for new students in Lower Elementary will begin on August 7.

*The Seahorse room is in need of a new work bench for student use. Please contact them directly through Seahorseroom@sungrovemontessori.org if you can help with this. Thank you!
UPPER ELEMENTARY: Orca Room  

Following the July 31 "Teacher Work Week",  Morning Orientation for new students in Upper Elementary will begin on August 9.
MIDDLE SCHOOL: Dolphin Room

Following the July 31 "Teacher Work Week", Family Conferences for new families will be offered on Friday, August 11.




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"Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment."
-- Maria Montessori