Volume 2 | August 18, 2019
News and Updates
Thank you to the families that were able to attend the Principal Meet and Greet last Monday! It was a pleasure seeing familiar faces and meeting new families. The Suder community has really accepted me with open arms and welcomed me into the school community. I truly appreciate the warm welcome. It is my mission to enhance the abilities of reflective practitioners while fostering a rich school environment that promotes cultural awareness, cultivates equity, and values academic rigor at Suder Montessori! I look forward to a successful school year!

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Mark Your Calendars
  • August 22: Suder ALSC Meeting, 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • August 29: Suder Back-To-School Bash, 4:00pm-6:00pm
  • August 29: EC New Parent/Guardian Orientation, 4:00pm-5:00pm
  •  August 30: EC New Student Orientation, 9:00am-10:00am
  • September 2: Labor Day
  • September 3: First Day of School


New Staff at Suder Montessori
Wenting Xu, Mandarin Teacher
Jocelyn Wilcox, Middle School STEM Teacher
Adrienne Thomas, Elementary 2 Teacher
Wenting Xu, Mandarin Teacher
Suder Montessori will be participating in the Teachers of Critical Languages Program for again for the 2019-2020 School Year! The Teachers of Critical Languages Program, a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, is designed to increase the study and acquisition of important world languages in U.S. schools. This program will continue to enable our students to strengthen their learning of Mandarin by bringing Ms. Xu to the Suder to teach her native language and culture for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Jocelyn Wilcox, Middle School STEM Teacher
Jocelyn Wilcox is excited to begin her Montessori teaching journey with Suder Montessori this year as the Middle School STEM teacher. In college, she earned a Bachelor's in Mathematics but spent many summers teaching STEM summer camps with the Golden Apple program. She also taught STEM as a class in a variety of settings--from after-school programs, to public schools, to an international high school in China! This year, Jocelyn has an excellent opportunity to really integrate the core subjects of science and math together into engaging learning opportunities and a supportive classroom environment for students. She looks forward to collaborating with families this year!

Adrienne Thomas. Elementary 2 Teacher
Ms. Thomas is thrilled about joining the Suder family. She is a Chicago transplant, who moved to the city in 2010, and she recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor's in Urban Elementary Education. She is passionate about education because she believes that our learning environments, formal and informal, impact every aspect of our identities. Creating inclusive environments that are representative and safe for all students is her passion and she is excited to embark on her new journey with the Suder community. Along with being a teacher, Ms. Thomas is a singer, competitive USA Powerlifter, and a bunny mom! 
J @ School at Suder Montessori
J at School provides a safe, welcoming environment where students can relax and enjoy time with their school friends. Children can keep learning with games, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor play, homework time, and more. 

Hours: 
  • Before Care: 7:00-9:00am
  • After Care: 4:00-6:00pm

To find out more information, visit their website on the right.
Music House at Suder Montessori
Start your Child on the Path to musical success right at Suder Montessori! Classes start Tuesday, September 3rd 2019! Class offerings are listed below.
  • Pre-Twinkle, Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Violin
  • Ukulele
  • Rock Band
  • Pre Ballet and Ballet
  • Beginning and Intermediate Hip Hop
  • Musical Theater
  • Pre-Twinkle Piano, Beginning Piano, and Intermediate/Advanced Piano
  • Latin Partner Dance

To find out more information, visit their website on the right.
School Supply Lists
Supplies, Supplies, Supplies
Please find the supply lists for all students listed below. For your convenience, 
supplies may be dropped off beginning August 26th during regular school hours.