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September 2021

Welcome Back to School and Our Hudson Happenings Newsletter!

September was a month full of excitement for the new school year. We hosted our first Parent Education Night, Back to School Nights, and our annual Welcome Breakfast. Our elementary students had their first field trips to the Liberty State Park Interpretive Center and upper elementary began their work on the Billion Oyster Project. Our younger students began the complex task of learning new routines and started the process of normalization. We also revamped our Hudson Happenings Newsletter to make it mobile-first! We realize that most people read their news on a mobile phone, so in the interest of making it easier to get info quickly and easily, this newsletter is designed for mobile use, first and foremost, giving you an easier, quicker reading experience in a digest format.

The 2021-2022 Welcome Breakfast was a Great Success!

This week, we welcomed our new and returning families to the start of the 2021-2022 school year with an outdoor breakfast and meet and greet. While students were in their respective classes, parents mingled, some got to know each other, and others reunited for the first time after a year of limited in-person events at the school. Click here to read more.

Montessori in a Minute: Language

The Montessori curriculum has specially designed tools to help students grow their vocabulary and language skills. Essentially, every object in the classroom is a language tool for young children. Teachers introduce the item-specific names and use descriptive words like size, shape, and color to expand the child’s vocabulary. Click here to read more.

Hudson Montessori School Hosts Back to School Nights

Parents of students from all grade levels were invited to Back to School Night—virtually. Parents learned more about their child's classroom teachers, the classroom layout, the classroom schedule, rules and procedures, the curriculum, and specials classes. Click here to read more about upper elementary's Back to School Night.

First Day of School Recap

Thank you to all of the parents, students, and staff that made our first day such a success. We are grateful to see your smiling faces in person for another safe and fruitful year! Click here to read more.

Upcoming Important Dates and Events

October 6 – Parent Education Night: Sensorial and Math (6 p.m.) October 7 – Picture Day: Ivory White, Celestial Blue, Harmonious Orange, Aurora, Comet October 8 – Picture Day: Peaceful Green, Serene Indigo, Ocean Blue, Constellation, Galaxy October 11 – Indigenous People's Day: School Closed October 13 – ATA Virtual Presentation (9 a.m.) October 22-29 – Book Fair October 29 – Theme Kickoff/Orange Day

Hudson Montessori School Hosts First Parent Education Night of the School Year

Parents from nearly 60 households logged on to participate in the first virtual parent education night of the 2021-2022 school year. Most were new families who heard the school's Montessori-trained staff members talk about the intricacies of the Montessori method of learning. Click here to read more. Join us for the next virtual parent education night on the Montessori Sensorial and Math Curriculum scheduled for October 6 at 6 p.m. with Ms. Eleena, Ms. Mareme, and Ms. Nivedita. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

Teacher Feature: All of Our Stellar Teachers

Our teachers and staff have been key in the Hudson Montessori School success story since the school started 12 years ago. This year, we welcome eight new teachers with exceptional backgrounds across a wide swath of specialties. As we step into a new era of growth with our Middle School expansion next year, we appreciate the loyalty and dedication of our staff now more than ever. Our teachers and staff have over 250 years of combined teaching experience! Click here to read more.

Elementary Students Go Full STEAM Ahead

Lower and Elementary students jumped right back into the STEAM curriculum with field trips to Governor's Island (Upper El) to participate in the Billion Oysters Project and pond study at the Liberty State Park Nature Center (Lower El). Both Upper and Lower Elementary students look forward to the Day in the Life of the Hudson River field trip next month! Click here to read more.

International Day of Peace

At Hudson Montessori School, peace education is a pivotal part of the curriculum. September 21 is recognized globally as a day for a ceasefire, and for our students, it's also a day to reflect at all age levels what peace means and how it touches our lives—at school, at home, and in the world. Students made poems, created artwork, had circle discussions, and shared their feelings about peace. Peace education ties in beautifully with Montessori's primary lessons on courtesy and grace and sets a gentle tone for the start of the school year.

June 2021

Hudson Happenings July 2021: Year End Edition

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May 2021

Hudson Happenings: May 2021

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