Articles from February 2021 (Return to News home)
National Montessori Education Week 2/21-2/27
Monday, February 22, 2021
This week is National Montessori Education Week. It is a time when Brookview Montessori School, along with many of the 5000 Montessori schools nationwide, celebrates all that is uniquely Montessori.
What I love most about this week is that it reminds us that we are part of something larger. We have a Brookview community of about 70 like-minded current families, and a multitude of families who have been part of our community over our 45-year history. Think of how many thousands of families across the world are devoted to Montessori principles, both at home and at school! All of these families have similar experiences, similar worries, and the very same obstacles created by the Pandemic.
An important goal for this week is to guide children to discover the gift of awareness. Students will read books, have conversations, and do creative activities that cultivate a consciousness of the world within us and around us.
Monday is the day for self-awareness, that is, being aware of how we are thinking, feeling, and behaving, and exploring our goals and purpose in life. Tuesday is the day for community awareness, which refers to the people you interact with every day-family, friends, and teachers, and those in the larger community and global village. On Wednesday we will celebrate environmental awareness-how individuals, communities, and cultures depend on and treat our planet. Thursday is a day for cultural awareness, when we focus on social behavior, beliefs, and practices in different cultures and the importance of celebrating sameness and difference alike.
For all of us, this is a week to be aware that we belong to a worldwide movement--one that breeds kindness, diplomacy, understanding, love of all people, and peace. I invite you to celebrate alongside of us!
Larry Schanker, PhD
Virtual "Open House" February 23 at 5pm
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Next week, on Tuesday Feb. 23, we are hosting a Virtual "Open House" event as part of our celebration of National Montessori Education Week. The event will take place on Zoom from 5-6pm. All are welcome, and you can register for the event by clicking here. Registrants will receive a Zoom ID and Passcode previous to the event.
We will have teachers from each program present, and will give a brief description of Montessori education at each developmental level. In addition, we have parents from each program who have kindly volunteered to talk about their experiences at Brookview.
Please invite your friends, neighbors, and colleagues. The registration link also appears at the top of our homepage.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Virtual Give Back Week at The Livery
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Many of you have attended Brookview's Community Pint Nights at The Livery over the past few years.
This year, in keeping with the times, The Livery has partnered with Toast, their online ordering system, to find a way to give back to community organizations.
Beginning Thursday, February 4 at 4pm, until Wednesday February 10 at 9pm, customers will have the opportunity to "round-up" their order to the nearest dollar, and the extra will be donated to Brookview Montessori School.
Our friends at The Livery has wonderful pizza, sandwiches, salads, and appetizers, and of course growlers and howlers of beer. Their COVID protocols have been outstanding, and contactless curbside pick up is available.
Enjoy some delicious take-out and support Brookview at the same time! Click here to browse the menu using the special online ordering/round-up link (also specified in the calendar below) beginning on February 4th. Orders must be made online to qualify.