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March 2023

46 Students Represent the School at the Montessori Model United Nations

We sent one of the largest delegations with 46 students to the Montessori Model United Nations to learn about world issues and solve problems through cooperation and diplomacy. Our Upper Elementary and Middle School students (fourth through seventh graders) engaged with other international students to address topics such as children's rights, adequate housing, disarmament and non-proliferation, empowerment of rural women, biological diversity, and so much more.

Our students represent the countries of South Sudan, China, Gabon, Estonia, Barbados, Ireland, Tajikistan, Malawi, the Dominican Republic, and Palau. They ended the conference voting from the United Nations General Assembly floor! [Click here to learn more.]

Coming Soon: The Art Show

We’re back with The Art Show on Friday, March 17, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join us for an evening of wine and cheese for adults and snacks and juice for children. For some of our young budding artists, this is their first art show! Come show your support for their creative endeavors!

Happy 100 Days of School!

We've turned the corner on the school year; we’ve reached 100 days in school! Our toddlers and primary students had wonderful counting activities to acknowledge this special milestone by bringing in items for our counting activities. Sharing from home encourages all of our students to enjoy class participation. Our actions today helped our students understand the value of skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s, reaching 100 faster! [Follow us on Facebook or Instagram]

Summer Camp Enrollment Has Begun

Reserve your spot in our Summer Camp this year. We offer three age-level camps—Toddler, Primary, and Elementary. Toddler camp engages 2-year-olds in hands-on activities and exploration, including outside play, water play, gardening, and more. Primary camp is for 3-year-olds to kindergarteners, providing exciting, theme-based learning activities, including water play, building, art projects, and walking field trips. Elementary Maker Camp includes daily swimming and is STEAM-powered with coding, robotics, chess, and weekly field trips. [Click here for more information]

Students From All Levels Honor Black History Month 

Our typical daily studies review influential Black figures in history all year round. Still, in February, for Black History Month, we spotlight important topics like racism, our country’s dark past with slavery and give our students even more opportunities to take a closer look at Black Americans who have shaped our nation. Our older students (Upper Elementary and Middle School) took a memorable field trip to the NJ Performing Arts Center to watch “Freedom Flight,” a play depicting the real events surrounding the Underground Railroad in Ohio. [Click here for more]

World Read Out Loud Day

In honor of the 13th annual World Read Aloud Day in February, Middle School students Zach C., Sasha B., and Jaanvi C. read to the Kindergarteners during their library time. Connecting with little ones strengthens our Middle Schoolers' empathy skills while igniting a love for reading for our young readers. Our older students foster self-confidence by acting as role models for younger children.

Breaking Down Barriers to Public Speaking: From Circle Time to TED Talks

Hudson Montessori School students are encouraged from a very young age to share their experiences in front of the classroom. Our teachers encourage public speaking and help our students tear down the psychological barriers that might give them pause. Our students hone their public speaking skills—from our Bridge Primary students in Sunny Yellow, who share their weekend highlights in front of the class (with prompts sent from home), to our oldest students, who delivered TED Talks last month on passion-project topics. [Click here for more about the TED Talks].

Plastic-Free for Valentine’s Day

For Valentine’s Day this year, a first grader made the Earth their Valentine and challenged all Lower and Upper Elementary and Middle School students to have a plastic-free Valentine’s Day. Students were creative with their gift-giving, bringing everything from hand-written notes to pencils and crafts.

Our Middle Schoolers Know that “MathCounts”

Our school joined 24 schools from Bergen and Hudson counties at Bergen Community College for the MathCounts competition. We applaud our Middle School students for participating. Kudos to sixth grader Avi Mehandru for scoring the highest among the students representing our school. [Click here for more]

Montessori in a Minute: Sensitive Periods

Our Montessori in a Minute series explores Montessori philosophy, its fundamental materials, and the areas of the classroom. Dr. Maria Montessori taught that the first six years of a child's life are marked by specific sensitive periods: order, language (and writing), learning through the senses, movement, and the social aspects of life. [Click here to read more about these sensitive periods.

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Upcoming Events

  • March 10: School Picture Day for Toddlers, Bridge Primary, & Makeup Photos

  • March 10Adventure Club Gravity Vault - Rock Climbing

  • March 13-16: IOWA Assessments (3rd Grade - Middle School)

  • March 14: Pi Day

  • March 17, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.: The Art Show (& Wear Green Day)

  • March 19: Adventure Club Hiking Trip

  • March 23-24: Parent-Teacher Conferences

  • March 27-31: HMS School Spirit Week

    • Monday, March 27: Dress Like a Historical Figure (*Bonus if related to school theme: Trade Routes)

    • Tuesday, March 28: Dress Like a Teacher (Teacher Appreciation Day: Can be your teacher, a teacher at HMS, or a teacher from history)

    • Wednesday, March 29: Wacky Wednesday (Dress Wild and Wacky: No inappropriate clothing)

    • Thursday, March 30: Danceathon (Wear athletic or dance gear, sports jerseys, etc)

    • Friday, March 31: Pajama Day

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