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November 21, 2014

Giving Thanks!

Thanksgiving Holiday

Giving Thanks and Giving

SBMS Annual Giving Campaign is now in full swing as cards are being mailed out, old style-no electronic message this year. In the next few days you'll likely receive yours with its message of 'Your Child's Future Begins Today.' This year's campaign is as important as any other year's, and as SBMS continues its excellent programs for children it's important to recognize the significance of the changes taking place 'behind' the classrooms, too-The development of the new Board of Directors, and their diligence in establishing the new protocols and procedures for all future board members; The re-launching of the SBMS Parent Association, with the excellent guidance and direction of Pearl Downing and Ellen Borden; and the training and development of the upcoming "Positive Discipline for Parents" workshops to begin in January.

"Internal Scaffolding" is a phrase we sometimes use to describe our efforts with the children, but this is definitely the case with these "adult" activities, too. Please, enjoy your vacation week, enjoy your children (if you watch today's video maybe you'll make some orange juice?!?!), and then look forward to returning to SBMS where the excitement of the Holiday season will be in full bloom as we begin rehearsing and developing this year's Holiday Program, "Horton Hears a Who!"

To that end, "my" suggestion would be to NOT watch the movie with your children, but to read the book. Our production will not include Steve Carrell, or Jim Carrey, or Carol Burnett, instead, our production features your wonderful children! The book will generate for your children their imaginative story, which will be much closer to what they'll experience on Thursday, Dec. 18!

Thank you, our future does begin today, each and every day.

SBMS Video of the Week

Montessori in the Home 2.0 Video

Mommy & Me

Classes on Mondays & Fridays
10:00am - 11:00am
Dec. 1, 5, 8, 12

Be here or be without! Home environment. Toileting. Make new friends.

Click Here to Learn More About Mommy and Me

SBMS Parent Social hosted by Deckers

SBMS Parent Social @ Deckers
Thursday, Dec. 4      6:00 - 8:00pm
20% discount for SBMSers
20% donated to SBMS
Benefit for Unity Shoppe, too!

Shop. Purchase merchandise from the Deckers family; Ugg*, Sanuk, Ahnu, Teva, Mozo, Hoka, and Tsubo! 20% discount on all your purchases, then 20% of the total sales will be donated to SBMS! It's a win-win.

*Fine print - Discount applies to first three pairs of Uggs purchased per shopper.


The Boxes Have Arrived - Fill It Up!

Admission to the SBMS Parent Social at Deckers is "free," although we're hopeful each SBMS family will contribute and donate packaged foods for Unity's downtown location. Canned tuna; peaches; tomatoes; corn; soups; hams; and packages of pasta, rice, peanut butter, beans, and cereals. Fill up the box and we'll get another!

Unity Shoppe Flyer

Holiday Program

Thursday, Dec. 18
6:30 pm

Pajama Day

Friday, Dec. 19
8:30 - 11:30 am

Thanksgiving Fun

Click Here For Fun Thanksgiving Projects for Kids


Click Here Learn More About Books That Inspire Learning


Extraordinary Women - Maria Montessori

Check out this great video about Maria Montessori from the BBC Series on Extraordinary Women.

Click Here to watch Extraordinary Women - Maria Montessori

SBMS Calendar Dates as of 11/21/2014

Please note change of Junior High MMUN trip return date to March 28.

SBMS 2014-2015 Calendar Dates


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