Volume 10 | January 10, 2021
News and Updates
Mark Your Calendars
January 11: Early Childhood Return In-Person Instruction
January 18: No School - M.L. King Day
January 19: Suder PAC Meeting, 5pm
January 21: Suder ALSC Meeting, 5:30pm
February 1: 1-8 Return In-Person Instruction
Suder Reopening Update
Suder Montessori is so excited to welcome our Early Childhood students back into the building this week! More information specific to our Early Childhood students returning to school this week can be found below. Our return to school numbers are outlined below (as of 7:00pm on January 10, 2021).

Number of In-Person Students for Early Childhood-Middle School: 143/432 (33%)
Number of In-Person Students for Early Childhood: 60/432 (13.9%)
Number of In-Person Students for Elementary 1 - Middle School: 83/432 (19%)

The new Hybrid/Remote Learning Schedules will go into effect for all grade-levels tomorrow, January 11, 2021. The schedules were shared by teachers last week.

Regular student attendance is a critical component of a student’s academic success. Students are expected to attend classes each day on time. Absence reporting procedures remain the same. Find our detailed attendance plan for your reference below.
Suder Montessori Early Childhood Reopening Update
The information outlined below is specific to Early Childhood families that will engage in in-person learning this week. If you have any questions or would like to update your learning preference, please contact your classroom teacher or the Main Office.

Student Arrival
Doors will open at 8:35am each day. Rooms 101, 102, and 104 will enter through Door 6 (playground door). Rooms 103, 105, and 106 will enter through Door 7 (west side of Suder on Washington). 
  • Step 1: Prior to arrival at school, the CPS Health Screener must be filled out. The screener may be filled out as early as 4:30am each day. Health screeners may not be filled out prior to the day of entry.
  • Step 2: The Suder Sign in/Sign out form must be completed prior to arrival. The form was emailed to families on January 8, 2021, by Ms. Baker and was also shared by teachers. We appreciate if families can submit the sign in form by 8:15am daily.
  • Step 3: Student sanitizes hands and have temperature taken. No student will not be admitted to class with a temperature of 100.4 or greater.

Student Dismissal
Students will be dismissed from the same arrival door. Complete the Suder Sign in/Sign Out Form prior to approaching the door to pick up the student.

Early Dismissals
Families wishing to obtain students prior to 4pm must fill out the Suder Sign in/Sign Out Form. Call and notify the Main Office, then wait for your child at the Main Entrance.

Complete details may be found in the Early Childhood Entry and Dismissal Guidelines.
Friends of Suder New Executive Board
Thanks to all of our families and staff members that expressed interest in serving on the Friends of Suder Executive Board. Welcome to our new executive board members is listed below.

President - Joe Nichols
Vice-President - Shalandra Withers
Treasurer - Johnathan Thomas
Secretary - Marilyn Sanchez
Staff Liaison - Megan Hogan

Also, a huge thank you to Diandra Asbaty and Venu Gupta for leading the FOS Team the last few years. We appreciate your continued support of Suder Montessori!!!

Thanks to FOS and all parents for your monetary donations this holiday season!!! The gift cards sent to all staff were a nice treat!
Ukuleles (E2) & Guitars (MS) for Students
Our school was recently able to acquire enough Guitars for every middle school student, and enough Ukuleles for every E2 student. We are so excited that we will be able to provide a hands on music learning experience to our kids even when they are at home!  We wrote 2 Donor's Choose grants which were funded very quickly, for most of the expense, then additional funds were donated by our wonderful Friends of Suder organization.
We are so grateful to Friends of Suder for their support, and to everyone who contributed to the Donor's Choose grants! Mr. Jablo would like to say a special Thank You to Venu Gupta who helped create the grant proposals, and promoted it on Facebook and social media! We are forever grateful for your generosity and hard work on behalf of our Suder family!
Suder Family Holiday Donations
Thanks to the generosity of Suder families, staff, and community supporters, 97 presents were received and distributed to Suder families this holiday season! The love and generosity of the Suder community continue to be both remarkable and humbling. Thank you to all who participated, both recipients and donors. 
The Parenting Puzzle: Peacing it All Together
The Parenting Puzzle, led by Lorna McGrath, shares the secrets of Family Leadership—the Montessori way. Over the course of five weeks, Lorna provides strategies and practical examples that you can use right away to bring peace and ease into your home, creating a haven for the whole family where power struggles fall away and give rise to joy.