Welcome to the first week of school!
We had a productive week of pre-planning devoted to relationship building and finalizing logistics for the coming school year. Faculty and staff shared their perspectives on Maria Montessori’s quote, “The teacher must be the servant of nature. The highest thing she can do is to serve. The best she can do is to be a perfect servant, to show respect and care, and be humble.” We also shared stories of educators who were a significant influence in our lives. We allowed for a loose definition of educator, and it was notable how many of us referred back to our parents as the most significant influence on our lives. As we begin this school year, we look forward to building relationships with you, as well as partnering with you as educators of your children. As your child’s ‘home educator’ I encourage you to also reflect on Dr. Montessori’s quote and how it influences your role in their life.
This week we look forward to welcoming new families, celebrating move-ups to new classrooms, and sending our Middle Schoolers off to the Landschool for the remainder of the week. As you return to campus, I encourage you to spend time getting to know each other, welcoming both new and familiar faces into our community.
I wish you all the best for a wonderful first week!
We are thrilled to let you know that Elizabeth Keromytis and Kristin Maiwand will be serving as Co-Chairs of the Springmont Parent Association (SPA)! In this role, they will be helping to build community by recruiting parent volunteers for various school events and faculty/staff appreciation opportunities.
All parents are automatically members of SPA and encouraged to get involved! The best way to stay up to date with SPA activities is to follow the Springmont Parent Association Instagram account as well as the SPA Facebook page.
Ready to sign up to help with one or more events? Click here to access QR codes that will lead you to the signup pages. And thank you to those who have already signed up!
The first SPA meeting of the 2022-23 school year will be held via Zoom on September 9 at 9 a.m. Stay tuned for more information!
Fall Enrichment includes many exciting and fun after-school opportunities for Primary, Elementary & Middle School students!
• Click here for information and registration for Fall 2022 Primary Enrichment (for students ages 4 and older by August 22 only)
• Click here for information and registration for Fall 2022 Elementary/Middle School Enrichment
Please note that classes have a minimum and maximum number of participants and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Fees include a light after-school snack.
Registrations with full payment are due by August 17 at 4 p.m. (Registrations received after this time are subject to availability and a $25 per child late registration fee.)
Questions? Email Tiffany Orem at firstname.lastname@example.org
“We can only better humanity through the child.” Maria Montessori, The London Lectures
Maria Montessori recognized the innate power within children to transform the world. Having studied both the natural and psychic development of the child, she believed the child needed to be elevated in society and that the mission of education “was not to merely transmit knowledge, but to take care of this life which has the possibility of bettering all life.” She refers to the teacher as “the servant of nature.” As parents, we are partners in this service. Often this is a humbling experience as it requires us to set aside our own experiences, schedule, expectations, and priorities to understand and cultivate the unique gifts within our children. As we prepare to begin a new school year, I challenge you to examine how you serve your own child(ren). Do you recognize this potential in them to “better all life”? Are you willing to set aside your expectations of them and instead observe, listen, and follow their lead? We look forward to partnering with you in the coming year to serve your children and follow their lead as together we carry out our mission “to nurture self-directed, resilient, and aware human beings who contribute substance to the world.”
I wish you all the best and look forward to a wonderful year serving your children.
Parents Elizabeth Keromytis and Kristin Maiwand have graciously accepted the role of SPA Co-Chairs for the 2022-23 school year! They look forward to helping our parent community make connections with the school and each other and will work closely with the administration to make sure the school has the volunteers it needs for our community events. We hope all parents will become involved and consider chairing an event!
SPA holds monthly meetings - the dates are noted on the school calendar on our website, and reminders are included in Springmont's weekly email newsletter. If you are eager to get involved, there are two things you can do now:
- Join our Springmont Parent Association Slack Channel – We use this platform to stay organized and communicate between meetings. See the link in Springmont Weekly News!
- Follow the Springmont Parent Association Facebook page - This Facebook page is not affiliated with the official Springmont Facebook page but is a forum where parents can connect, share resources, ask questions, etc.