“I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!”
— David Vitter, Former U.S. Senator
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Monday, February 15th.
There will be NO SCHOOL on this day. To sign up for your conference, click on your child's class link below:

*Laurel Club will be available during your child's conference, when signed up in advance. To sign up, click the link below:

Thursday, February 18th - 3:00 p.m.
Rising Elementary Parent Meeting
When writing a check to MLMS, please use black or dark blue ink. Other colors are not recognized by the check scanner.
Thank you!
Reporting COVID-19 Cases
Wondering about COVID cases at MLMS? So far this year we have not had any positive cases of COVID amongst students or staff. Just like when there is a case of strep throat or the flu, you will receive a Health Alert if there is a positive case. Given how contagious COVID can be, we will send a Health Alert to all families, not individual classes. We greatly appreciate families taking precautions by keeping their children out of school when there have been COVID exposures outside of school. You are all working so hard to keep our kids and community safe. Thank you!
Big Plan
by Aiden Martin (Kindergarten)

One day we will go to the lake and we will fish for trout.
We will take it home and cook it up and then eat it up.
Please remember to write your child's name on all of his/her belongings. Water bottles, gloves, hats, face masks, etc. can be easily misplaced by our young ones!
Please remember to wear face masks when you pick up your children in the afternoon, since you may be in close proximity to each other.
Thank you!

Remind is our new text alert system for inclement weather delays, closings and other important information. If you would like to receive texts from MLMS, please send a text to 81010. In the message, enter your child's class code from the list below. If you have children in different classes, you may sign up for more than one class group. It is not necessary to download the Remind app on your mobile device.

Mrs. Craft & Mrs. Veitenthal: @edg67ac
Ms. Goodman & Mrs. Irre: @94ged63
Mrs. Nixon: @36ckf38
Mrs. Schelin: @g2ac3dd

You can submit your volunteer hours on our website, by clicking the link on the For Parents page: https://mountainlaurelmontessori.org/community/for-parents/

The School Directory is updated on a continual basis, as changes arise. To view the most current School Directory, click on the "Parent Portal" button on the For Parents page on our website:

Please be sure to wash your child's face coverings every day! Here are some helpful tips!

Flower Arranging is a favorite Practical Life activity for children! Primary parents can help make the Primary classrooms beautiful and provide meaningful work for the children by bringing in a small bouquet of flowers. Thin stems that are easily cut are the best choice for children. Some great choices include carnations, lilies, daisies and mums. To help, please select a week to send in fresh flowers for your child's class using the links below.

Take a look at the virtual programs Samuels Public Library Youth Services Department has planned for February 1-15, February 16-28 and March 1-15. Programs can be viewed from the Samuels Library Facebook page or YouTube channel.
Donations of microwaveable soup bowls
and dishwasher-safe teaspoons (for eating, not measuring) would be appreciated.
The Elementary program would be thankful for yarn donations.
Braelyn's Gross Motor Work at the Bar with Mirror
Leilani Dusting a Shelf
Patrick Climbing on the Movement Mats
Matthew Creating a Valentine
Kylan Making Orange Juice
Iris Putting a Valentine in a Bag for a Friend
Bernie Making a Valentine
Amelia Matching Sounds with the Sound Boxes
Marcus Working on a Puzzle
Avery, Marcella, Madeline and Cadence Creating Valentines for Classmates
Daniel Working with Ana-Lena on the Hundred Board
Jaci Labeling a Map of North America
At the Conclusion of Her Report on Chickens, Cadence Presents Her Beautiful Zebra Chicken to the Class
Jr. High
The Jr. High Rehearsing William Shakespeare's Macbeth
Jr. High Students Present and Discuss Current Events Around the World
Hiking at Rockland Park