March 3,   2017

Help us reach our goal of 100% participa tion! 
Fixed Vs. Growth Mindset

Which mindset are you and what is the mindset that you are fostering in your children?

"A "fixed mindset" assumes that our character, intelligence, and creative ability are static givens which we can't change in any meaningful way, and success is the affirmation of that inherent intelligence, an assessment of how those givens measure up against an equally fixed standard; striving for success and avoiding failure at all costs become a way of maintaining the sense of being smart or skilled. A "growth mindset," on the other hand, thrives on challenge and sees failure not as evidence of unintelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities. Out of these two mindsets, which we manifest from a very early age, springs a great deal of our behavior, our relationship with success and failure in both professional and personal contexts, and ultimately our capacity for happiness."

For the full article click here!
Great Schools Review

Please visit Great Schools to review Leelanau Montessori.  Having current reviews helps prospective parents to get a feel for the important work that is happening at our school!  Follow this  link to submit a review.  Thank you!!
Ad Hoc Update- 

The Ad Hoc Committee- The Future of Our School next meeting will be held Monday  March 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 2 at LMPSA.   If you would like to receive the ad hoc committee updates and agendas, please contact Colleen Macdonald to have your email added to the list. Please join us to help plan for the future of our school.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.  

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact any of the following people:

Board President- Sarah Bordeaux 

Board Vice President/Ad Hoc Committee Chair- Colleen Macdonald

Head of School- Eric Royston

Open Enrollment

If you have any friends or family that may be interested in Leelanau Montessori for their children, please have them contact the office to schedule a tour and observation.  Word of mouth is our best advertisement!  Thank you.    

Open Enrollment Schedule:  
2nd Monday in March - Open application period (March 13th)
4th Friday in March - Close application period (March 31st)
4th Friday in May - Within five (5) business days in advance of the lottery, the school will communicate the time, date and location of the lottery with caretakers of applicants (May 26th) 
1st Friday in June - Lottery Day The following Tuesday after the lottery- Caretakers of accepted applicants notified with offer of enrollment within one week from receiving notification- Caretaker deadline to accept offer of enrollment (June 2nd)
3rd Friday in July - Caretaker deadline to complete enrollment tasks of accepted applicants (July 21st) 

Community Updates

-March 10&11- Paralympic Games Leland Public School.  Call 922-6304 for details
- This week's 25 cent State Theater kids movie is Trolls.

*Private Tutoring Offered:  Click here  to find out about this service to our community.
The Practice of Gratitude
-Thank you to Emily Penninga, Stacey Chacon, Meredith Schmidt, Julie Yoffy, Sarah Bordeaux, Sarah Lutke, and organizer Nicole Martin.  These special ladies set up a lovely spread of delicious food for the staff during conference week.  
Elementary Hot Lunch

 February Lunch Menu 
Dates to Remember

This Week
March 6- Ad Hoc Meeting at 6pm

Coming Up
March 16- Open House 5:30-7
March 17,18,19- Shrek the Musical
March 19- Family Expo in Traverse City
March 24- Spring Break Begins
April 2- Spring Break Ends Return April 3
In Search of:
Evening of Art Committee is looking for donated art from local artists to auction at our Annual Evening of Art Fundraiser.  If you are or know someone who would be interested please contact Elizabeth at
-Hoola Hoops
-Office Snack{ granola Bars and apples to keep in the office for kids with no snack
-Dry Erase Markers
-Wooden Kitchen Matches
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