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April 2024

Spring Break Adventures

We hope everyone had a lovely, restful spring break with family and friends. Families from our school enjoyed a six-day adventure out West, exploring the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park. The families enjoyed sandboarding the dunes at Coral Pink Sands Park in Utah and a scenic boat ride through the horseshoe bend of the Colorado River. STEAM teacher Samantha Gordon led our 20-person school group, including 12 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students and seven parents. Click here to read more.

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Save the Date: “It’s a Child’s World” Social Studies Fair

Save the date for the “It’s a Child’s World” Social Studies Fair on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All our school classrooms will be transformed into museum galleries for all our students, families, and the Jersey City community to visit and learn more about the world through the eyes of our children. The street fair and carnival will feature bouncy houses and food trucks for all to enjoy.

Solar Eclipse Excites Our STEAM Scholars

We returned to school from spring break on the Great North American Solar Eclipse Day on April 8. Elementary to Middle School students were safely shown how to use school-provided solar eclipse glasses and small teacher-supervised groups were brought outside to view the eclipse. From our vantage point in Jersey City, the eclipse was “partial” but still remarkable and something our STEAM scholars will surely remember!

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Congratulations to our STEM Showcase Participants

We proudly announce that 12 of our Upper Elementary and Middle School students received awards for their hard work presented at the Hudson County STEM Showcase Awards Ceremony on Monday, March 25th. Our school had one of the largest groups of participants, with 32 students presenting 22 projects; some students presented in teams. We had five bronze awardees, six silver awardees, and one gold medalist, Avi Mehandru, 7th grade, for his project on optimizing artificial tissue regeneration. Click here to read more.


Parent Networking Social: Thursday, April 11 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) @ Zeppelin Hall

Join us for a mingle and networking evening held for parents by parents on Thursday, April 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Zeppelin Hall. This night out is a casual, adults-only event for parents to connect (life, kids, careers, hobbies, and more) and be able to finish a conversation interruption-free!

Spirit Week Fun for All

Before we left for spring break at the end of March, we celebrated four days of fun with our students across all age levels, from Toddlers to Middle School. Our fun days honored our unique cultures and allowed our uniformed students a break from the school dress code with zany days of silly hair and hats, wacky Wednesday attire, and sports gear for our Danceathon. We had so much fun with some classrooms that even featured fashion runways. We all had a ball! Click here to read more.

Danceathon Final Total: $13.8K

We thank our families and the Hudson Montessori community for sponsoring our young dancers for our Danceathon this year. This year, we raised $13,800, just shy of our $15K goal, BUT… since we also had our Pancake Breakfast fundraiser earlier in January, we have achieved our $15K annual goal. The Hudson Montessori Volunteers will host an Outshine popsicle day schoolwide for all our students on Field Day this year! Thank you to everyone for such a fantastic turnout, and we look forward to continuing the fun for Field Day before the end of the school year. (If you do not want your child to have an Outshine popsicle, please notify your child’s teacher around the time of the Field Day. The exact date is to come, usually in June). Click here to read more.

What a Fantastic 2024 Art Show

Special kudos to art teacher Nicole Rivera for curating and guiding our artistic students, who were all featured at our 2024 Art Show this year. Their work still dons the corridors and walls of our 50 Regent building. So, if you haven’t had a chance to see it, arrange a time to stop by with the school office. It will likely remain for a couple more weeks until all the buildings begin transforming into galleries in preparation for the Social Studies fair on May 11th. Click here to read more.

Fun Ways to Remember Pi

As a STEM-certified school, we take pi to the next level! We celebrated Pi Day (3/14 or 3.14159…) with themed activities and pie. Our school held a competition to recite the most digits of pi. We had a Sir Isaac Newton lookalike contest, and students from many classes joined in on the fun! Winners of both the costume contest and the pi-digit recitation competition earned sweet pie treats. Click here to read more.


Montessori in a Minute

Our “Montessori In a Minute” series of articles is a comprehensive resource on all things Montessori, from teaching materials, classroom areas, methodology, philosophy, and more.


Metal Fraction Insets

Metal fraction insets are an educational material used in Montessori Primary and Elementary classrooms to teach our students about fractions and geometric shapes. Teachers introduce children to the set of 10 green metal frames with red fractions from the “whole” to the tenths. The Metal Fraction Insets are self-correcting, allowing children to work on the activity independently. The insets also refine fine motor control, pincer grasp, and handwriting skills. Click here to read more.

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, April 11 (7 p.m.-9 p.m.): Parents Networking Social @Zeppelin Hall

  • Wednesday, April 17: Plastic Free Day

  • Friday, April 19: NJ PAC Field Trip for Upper Elementary Students

  • Saturday, April 20: Adventure Club Hike (Norvin Green State Forest)

  • April 26- May 3: MMUN Rome Conference (7th and 8th Grade)

  • Saturday, May 11: Social Studies Fair (Schoolwide)

  • Saturday, June 8: Year End Celebration (Performances from Bridge Primary to Middle School)

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