Summer Program 2019

Each session runs for 2 weeks from 9:00-12:00 or 9:00-3:00 and follows a different curriculum based on the topic. Our program follows Montessori philosophies but follows a slightly different routine compared to our regular academic Casa/Bambini Program.


Sessions

During Session 1 (June 3-14), we will study the weather. We will learn about different types of clouds, seasons, the water cycle, weather patterns and phenomenons.

In Session 2 (June 17-28) it’s Shark Week(s)! The students will explore different breeds, life cycles, characteristics, habits, history, etc. The children will have the opportunity to take on the role of a marine biologist.

During Session 3 (July 8-19) turn your attention to the sky! We will focus on space. As little astronomers, children will learn about our universe including constellations, planets, and more.

Roar! In Session 4 (July 22- August 2) we will discuss dinosaurs. Our student paleontologists, will explore different types, life cycles, characteristics, habits, history, extinction, etc.


Programs

Casa age students (3+): Each session costs $200 for half day (9:00 AM-12:00 PM) and $400 for full day (9:00 AM-3:00 PM). Care will also be available from 3:00 - 4:00, this cost will depend on how many students we have. Estimated to be about $8 an hour.
Children will enjoy discovering themselves as members of a group and as individuals. They will be working on gaining self-confidence, enhancing their attention span and concentration, and developing a love of learning. It will be both a social and a learning experience through various Montessori-based activities that coincide with our session's topic. Your child will thrive in an educationally enriched environment!

Bambini age students (1.5-3): Each session costs $220 for half day (9:00 AM-12:00 PM) and $440 for full day (9:00 AM-3:00 PM). Care will also be available from 3:00 - 4:00, this cost will depend on how many students we have. Estimated to be about $8 an hour.
Children will enjoy discovering themselves as members of a group and as individuals. They will be working on gaining self-confidence, enhancing their attention span and concentration, and developing a love of learning. It will be both a social and a learning experience through various Montessori-based activities that coincide with our session's topic. Your child will thrive in an educationally enriched environment!

NEW- Junior Helper (Alumni Elementary Age Students): Those in this program will participate in a leadership skill development session weekly and put these skills into practice each day during our morning and afternoon sessions. More details to follow. The cost is the same as the Casa cost.

NEW - Leader-In-Training (11-12 year old/entering 5th or 6th grade): Montessori alumni or MSM Summer Program alumni are offered opportunity to assist in our summer program through which they develop and strengthen their leadership skills. Interview with school director required.

NEW - Counselor-In-Training (12-14 year old/entering 7th – 10th grade): Montessori alumni or MSM Summer Program alumni are encouraged to take part in our Counselors-in-Training program. Through which, they will serve as assistant counselors in our summer program. CITs will work more directly with our summer program students, learn about the role of the teacher, and further strengthen their leadership skills. Interview with school director required.


Priority admission will be given to our current MSM students, MSM alumni, future students, and wait pool students, in that order. Children not enrolled at MSM during the regular academic year are welcome to apply, provided they are toilet trained. However, this does NOT mean they will be accepted in the fall for our regular academic program.


What to Bring

All children, regardless of age, must have an extra set of clothes, a hat, and a light sweater for the classroom. Please place these items in a bag (labeled with child’s name) as they will be left at school unless the clothes have been used. Children will need indoor shoes. Please ensure that they are easy to take on and off, however, do not send in your child with slippers. We recommend rubber, Croc type shoes. Please dress your child comfortably so it will be easy for him/her to use the bathroom.  We ask that pants with belts and/or suspenders, overalls and shoes that require tying be avoided.  These items become more of a hindrance to your child’s independence. All children must have a water bottle with water. We can refill it if needed. Please apply sunscreen in the morning before school, it should be enough until lunch time. Please also send sunscreen and insect repellant for your child. PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME—clothes, bags, hats, etc. If your child suffers from allergies or has certain food intolerances we ask that you pack them a snack. Please place the snack in a small container or a zip-lock bag with the child’s name clearly labeled.  The snack must be in small quantities. We welcome fruits (cut and ready to eat), vegetable sticks, cookies, crackers, etc. Please refrain from sending sugary foods or messy, crumbly snacks. Full day children will also need to bring a lunch and crib sheets (if they are napping). 

Drop-off & Dismissal

Please drop off your child in the lobby starting at 9:00 am. Dismissal at 12:00 am and at 3:00 pm will be from the same door that children are dropped off at in the morning.

Attendance

If your child is absent, please call/text or e-mail the school by 8:30 each morning your child is absent.  The office number is (319) 640 9178, email office@montessorischoolofmarion.org

Children who are ill should not be sent to school, especially if they have a fever. If your child is ill or running a fever will be sent home, and in case of absence due to flu or any other communicable illness, a doctor’s note will be required to return to school.  

If it's your child's first time coming to school, it's alright and normal for him/her to cry. He/she may do so for the first few days. We want your child to have a happy experience at school, one that he/she will cherish. Please understand that the teachers are very experienced in handling children and dealing with their individual needs. 


If your child already attends MSM during the school year, please only fill out the required sections (*asterisked). We will continue to use your child's information from the school year for the summer program. However, if there have been changes, please complete appropriate sections to update your information.