White Rock Montessori
Thursday Update


The first day of school is almost here,
 it's going to be an exciting year!

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          • Thursday Updates and archives
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          • Lunch Menus
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In this Issue:

Car Line Procedures
"Before the First Day" Info
Lunch Menu
Before/After School Care
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This Week at WRM
August 17 - 25, 2017

Thursday
August 17
Friday
August 18
Monday
August 21
First Day of School!
8:30 a.m.

Welcome!!  Ready yourself by reviewing the Car Line information below.

Tuesday
August 22

Preschool Parent Meeting
6:15 - 7:30 p.m.

Learn about your child's classroom, what is needed, how to communicate with teachers and staff, special considerations, lunches, snack schedules and how to stay involved in the goings-on in the classroom.

Childcare available, space is limited.
Contact the office at (214) 324-5580 or office@whiterockmontessori.org to make a reservation.

Wednesday
August 23

Lower Elementary Parent Meeting
6:15 - 7:30 p.m.

LE1 and LE2 will host their Parent Meetings with what you'll need to know for the coming year - from mud shoes to lunch boxes, field trips and more.

Childcare available, space is limited.
Contact the office at (214) 324-5580 or office@whiterockmontessori.org to make a reservation.

Thursday
August 24

Upper Elementary Parent Meeting
6:15 - 7:30 p.m.

UE1 and UE2 will host their Parent Meetings with what you'll need to know for the coming year including trips, contacts, homework, dress code and more.

Childcare available, space is limited.
Contact the office at (214) 324-5580 or office@whiterockmontessori.org to make a reservation.

Friday
August 25

Looking Ahead

Sunday, 8/27:  New Parent Wine & Cheese 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 8/31:  Welcome Back Coffee and Volunteer Fair 8:45 a.m.
Thursday, 8/31:  Middle School Parent Orientation 6:15 - 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 9/1:    Middle School ROPES Course Experience


The Bulletin Board

Car Line Procedures
Navigate drop-off, pick-up and changes

Being good stewards: If you usually turn left into the school driveway during car line, please select a route that allows you to turn right.  Turning left during a busy time like car line causes congestion in the neighborhood and creates a safety issue. This map offers alternative routes and traffic flow info.

Arrival: School begins at 8:30 a.m. We begin opening car doors at 8:25 a.m. and front doors close at 8:45 a.m.  Arrivals after 8:45 a.m. should sign in at the front desk.

Departures: Preschool Car Line for half-day students is from 11:30 - 11:45 a.m.  Afternoon car line is from 2:55 - 3:15 p.m. Students not picked up by 3:15 p.m. will be sent to After School Care and the daily ASC rate charged.

Changes in Afternoon Pick-Up: Changes in pick-up must be received no later than 2:45 p.m. at office@whiterockmontessori.org.  

Car Line Tags: These will be distributed in afternoon car line.

Page 31 of your Parent Handbook has more information.
Before the First Day
Visit these links before Monday!

Want to feel closer to WRM and understand the community better?  
Peruse a variety of topics in our handbook.
Lunch Menu
Always Accessible

Find the lunch menu at the bottom of every Update, and through the Parents Tab of our website any time (aka - find it in a jiffy on a busy morning!).

Before & After School Care 
Drop-In vs. Contract Options

Before and After School Care (B/ASC) is a fun option available to students ages 4 and up. Ms. Ruiz offers a kind and fun BSC experience and and then joins  Ms. Rhodes to bring ASC to life in a creative and play-based program.  

Drop-ins are as-needed. Contact the front office the day of to reserve a space. Contract B/ASC gives you unlimited school days with options for additional care on selected Staff Development days. The daily rate for ASC has been updated and all rates are available at the link below. Students with a late pick-up, between 3:15 - 3:30 p.m., will be charged $15.

Before School Care (7:00 - 8:30 a.m.)
Drop-In Rate: $20/day
Contract Rate: begins at $1,483.00/year

After School Care (3:15 - 6:00 p.m.)
Drop-In Rate: $45/day
Contract Rate: begins at $4,566.00 per year

We have welcomed our new Business Manager, Ms. Stephanie Lawrence, to the team.  Contact her with contract  questions or view the tuition and fees sheet for contract payment options.

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"We must clearly understand that when we give the child freedom and independence, we are giving freedom to a worker already braced for action, who cannot live without working and being active."
- Dr. Maria Montessori

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